Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority-Lease and Operation Exemption-Dakota Short Line Corp., 30431 [E7-10324]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 104 / Thursday, May 31, 2007 / Notices guidelines detailed in the NPMS’s operator standards document (https:// www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/Documents/ 2004_Standards.pdf). PHMSA uses the NPMS as a tool to support various regulatory programs, pipeline inspections, and authorized external customers. Any changes to the data over the previous year submitted to the NPMS allow PHMSA to maintain and improve the accuracy of the data. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. § 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, PHMSA published a notice with request for comments in the Federal Register on March 23, 2007 (72 FR 13858). No comments were received. PHMSA is now forwarding the information collection request to the OMB and providing an additional 30 days for comments. The term ‘‘information collection’’ includes all work related to the preparing and disseminating information in accordance with the recordkeeping requirements. PHMSA invites comments on whether the renewal of the existing NPMS information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the DOT. The comments may address (1) whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the DOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing Collection. Title of Information Collection: National Pipeline Mapping System. Respondents: 894 pipeline operators mapping 420,117 pipeline miles. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 14,004 hours. Issued in Washington, DC on May 11, 2007. Florence L. Hamn, Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E7–10443 Filed 5–30–07; 8:45 am] filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease and to operate a line of railroad from the State of South Dakota extending from milepost 0.0, near Napa, SD, to milepost 13.4+/¥, near Tabor, SD, in Bon Homme and Yankton Counties, SD (Napa-Tabor line). NPRRA would provide common carrier rail operations over the Napa-Tabor line through a third-party operator or would sub-lease the line to a third-party rail carrier. NPRRA states that, as a result of this transaction, and based on the projected revenues for the line, it expects to become and remain a Class III rail carrier. This transaction is related to the concurrently filed notice for a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity in STB Finance Docket No. 35026, Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority—Modified Rail Certificate— Between Tabor and Ravinia, SD, wherein NPPRA seeks to extend the term of its operational authority over a connecting line segment between Tabor and Ravinia, SD (Tabor-Ravinia line) until the sale of both the Napa-Tabor line and the Tabor-Ravinia line to Wagner Native Energy, LLC (Wagner) has been completed.1 NPRRA certifies that the projected annual revenue as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million. The earliest this transaction can be consummated is June 14, 2007, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke does not automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than June 7, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35025, 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 Kenneth BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [STB Finance Docket No. 35025] Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority—Lease and Operation Exemption—Dakota Short Line Corp. Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority (NPRRA), a noncarrier, has VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:01 May 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 1 The Napa-Tabor line is a segment of a larger line leased by NPRRA from the State of South Dakota. The entire line extends from milepost 0.0 in Napa County, SD, to milepost 83.3 in Platte, SD, and consists of three segments (the Napa-Tabor line, the Tabor-Ravinia line, from milepost 13.4+/¥to milepost 54.4, and the Ravinia-Platte line, from milepost 54.4 to milepost 83.3). According to NPRRA, Wagner and the State of South Dakota are negotiating for the sale to Wagner of the Napa-Tabor line and the Tabor-Ravinia line. Upon consummation of that sale transaction, Wagner would, according to NPRRA, operate over the segments as a common carrier through the use of a third-party rail carrier. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30431 Cotton, Wipf & Cotton Law Offices LLC, 107 South Main Street, Wagner, SD 57380. Board decisions and notices are available on its Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: May 23, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10324 Filed 5–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 459X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in King County, WA BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.20–mile line of railroad extending between Engineering Station 73 + 58 and Engineering Station 84 + 26 in Seattle, King County, WA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98134. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line to be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements of 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on June 30, E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35025]


Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--Dakota Short Line Corp.

    Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority (NPRRA), a noncarrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease and 
to operate a line of railroad from the State of South Dakota extending 
from milepost 0.0, near Napa, SD, to milepost 13.4+/-, near Tabor, SD, 
in Bon Homme and Yankton Counties, SD (Napa-Tabor line). NPRRA would 
provide common carrier rail operations over the Napa-Tabor line through 
a third-party operator or would sub-lease the line to a third-party 
rail carrier. NPRRA states that, as a result of this transaction, and 
based on the projected revenues for the line, it expects to become and 
remain a Class III rail carrier.
    This transaction is related to the concurrently filed notice for a 
modified certificate of public convenience and necessity in STB Finance 
Docket No. 35026, Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority--Modified 
Rail Certificate--Between Tabor and Ravinia, SD, wherein NPPRA seeks to 
extend the term of its operational authority over a connecting line 
segment between Tabor and Ravinia, SD (Tabor-Ravinia line) until the 
sale of both the Napa-Tabor line and the Tabor-Ravinia line to Wagner 
Native Energy, LLC (Wagner) has been completed.\1\
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    \1\ The Napa-Tabor line is a segment of a larger line leased by 
NPRRA from the State of South Dakota. The entire line extends from 
milepost 0.0 in Napa County, SD, to milepost 83.3 in Platte, SD, and 
consists of three segments (the Napa-Tabor line, the Tabor-Ravinia 
line, from milepost 13.4+/-to milepost 54.4, and the Ravinia-Platte 
line, from milepost 54.4 to milepost 83.3). According to NPRRA, 
Wagner and the State of South Dakota are negotiating for the sale to 
Wagner of the Napa-Tabor line and the Tabor-Ravinia line. Upon 
consummation of that sale transaction, Wagner would, according to 
NPRRA, operate over the segments as a common carrier through the use 
of a third-party rail carrier.
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    NPRRA certifies that the projected annual revenue as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed $5 million. The earliest this 
transaction can be consummated is June 14, 2007, the effective date of 
the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).
    If the notice contains false or misleading information, the 
exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 
U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to 
revoke does not automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay 
must be filed no later than June 7, 2007 (at least 7 days before the 
exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35025, 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 Kenneth Cotton, Wipf & Cotton 
Law Offices LLC, 107 South Main Street, Wagner, SD 57380.
    Board decisions and notices are available on its Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: May 23, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-10324 Filed 5-30-07; 8:45 am]
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