State of Maine-Acquisition Exemption-Certain Assets of St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company, 28095 [E7-9378]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices drivers submit comments by June 18, 2007. FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition announcing its decision to exempt these 22 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The final decision to grant an exemption to each of these individuals was based on the merits of each case and only after careful consideration of the comments received to its notices of applications. The notices of applications stated in detail the qualifications, experience, and medical condition of each applicant for an exemption from the vision requirements. That information is available by consulting the above cited Federal Register publications. Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all of these drivers, are not currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. Issued on: May 11, 2007. Pamela M. Pelcovits, Acting Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–9585 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35018] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES State of Maine—Acquisition Exemption—Certain Assets of St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company The State of Maine, acting by and through its Department of Transportation (Maine DOT), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company (SLR) certain rightof-way and trackage, totaling approximately 11 miles in Cumberland County, ME. The rail line (the Subject VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 May 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 line) extends between approximately milepost 1.74 at Deering and approximately milepost 12.163 south of the diamond crossing at Yarmouth Junction.1 Maine DOT certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. The parties state that they intend to consummate this transaction on or before June 30, 2007, if all conditions precedent have been satisfied. The exemption is scheduled to become effective on June 6, 2007, which is 30 days from the May 7, 2007 official filing date of the notice. Maine DOT states that it will acquire SLR’s right, title and interest in the right-of-way, trackage and other physical assets associated with the Subject Line, but will not acquire the right or obligation to conduct any rail freight operations thereon. SLR will retain a permanent and exclusive easement for freight operation on the Subject Line. If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to reopen the proceeding to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. Any petition for stay will be due no later than May 30, 2007 (at least 7 days before the effective date of the exemption). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35018, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on James E. Howard, One Thompson Square, Suite 201, Charlestown, MA 02129. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: May 10, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9378 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 In the same docket, Maine DOT has simultaneously filed a joint motion to dismiss its verified notice of exemption on jurisdictional grounds. That request will be handled in a separate Board decision. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28095 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–570 (Sub-No. 2X] Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—in Latah County, ID On April 30, 2007, Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc. (PRCC) filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 0.20-mile line of railroad extending between milepost 85.91 and milepost 86.11 in Moscow, in Latah County, ID. The line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 83843, and it includes no stations. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in PRCC’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by August 17, 2007. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each offer must be accompanied by a $1,300 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than June 7, 2007. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–570 (Sub-No. 2X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001, and (2) Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Replies to PRCC’s petition are due on or before June 7, 2007. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Services at (202) 245–0230 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35018]


State of Maine--Acquisition Exemption--Certain Assets of St. 
Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company

    The State of Maine, acting by and through its Department of 
Transportation (Maine DOT), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from St. Lawrence & 
Atlantic Railroad Company (SLR) certain right-of-way and trackage, 
totaling approximately 11 miles in Cumberland County, ME. The rail line 
(the Subject line) extends between approximately milepost 1.74 at 
Deering and approximately milepost 12.163 south of the diamond crossing 
at Yarmouth Junction.\1\
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    \1\ In the same docket, Maine DOT has simultaneously filed a 
joint motion to dismiss its verified notice of exemption on 
jurisdictional grounds. That request will be handled in a separate 
Board decision.
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    Maine DOT certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result 
of the transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a 
Class III rail carrier. The parties state that they intend to 
consummate this transaction on or before June 30, 2007, if all 
conditions precedent have been satisfied. The exemption is scheduled to 
become effective on June 6, 2007, which is 30 days from the May 7, 2007 
official filing date of the notice.
    Maine DOT states that it will acquire SLR's right, title and 
interest in the right-of-way, trackage and other physical assets 
associated with the Subject Line, but will not acquire the right or 
obligation to conduct any rail freight operations thereon. SLR will 
retain a permanent and exclusive easement for freight operation on the 
Subject Line.
    If the notice contains false or misleading information, the 
exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to reopen the proceeding to 
revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. 
The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the 
transaction. Any petition for stay will be due no later than May 30, 
2007 (at least 7 days before the effective date of the exemption).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35018, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a 
copy of each pleading must be served on James E. Howard, One Thompson 
Square, Suite 201, Charlestown, MA 02129.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: May 10, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-9378 Filed 5-17-07; 8:45 am]
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