Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-Washington State Department of Transportation, 30663-30664 [E7-10636]

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E7–10604 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35030] US Rail Partners, Ltd.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company 30663 I railroad. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under sections 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the carriers involved are Class III carriers. If the verified 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 will not automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than June 8, 2007, unless the Board grants the joint petition of EWGR and USRP to make their exemptions effective sooner, in which case the due date for stays will be established in the Board’s decision acting on the joint petition. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35030, 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 William C. Sippel, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606–2832. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. US Rail Partners, Ltd. (USRP), a noncarrier holding company, has filed a verified notice of exemption to continue in control of Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company (EWGR), upon EWGR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is the June 15, 2007 effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).1 This transaction is related to STB Finance Docket No. 35029, Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company—Lease and Operation Exemption—Washington State Department of Transportation, wherein EWGR seeks to lease and operate approximately 107.8 miles of railroad, known as the CW Branch, that are in the process of being acquired by the Washington State Department of Transportation from Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc. USRP currently controls through stock ownership one Class III rail carrier, Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad Company (BNGR). BNGR operates approximately 35 miles of rail line between Wellington, KS, and Blackwell, OK. USRP states that: (i) The railroads will not connect with each other or any railroads within its corporate family, (ii) the transaction is not a part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect any of these railroads with one another or any other railroad, and (iii) the transaction does not involve a Class Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company—Lease and Operation Exemption—Washington State Department of Transportation 1 On May 18, 2007, USRP and EWGR filed a joint petition requesting that the Board partially revoke the class exemptions as necessary to allow the exemptions in this proceeding and in STB Finance Docket No. 35029 to become effective on June 4, 2007, instead of on June 15, 2007. That request will be addressed in a separate Board decision. Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company (EWGR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire by lease and to operate approximately 107.8 miles of rail line that are in the PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decided: May 24, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10628 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35029] E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 30664 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 105 / Friday, June 1, 2007 / Notices process of being acquired by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) from Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc. (PCC).1 The line to be leased and operated, known as the CW Branch, extends from a connection with BNSF Railway Company at milepost 1.0 near Cheney, WA, to the end of track at milepost 108.8, in Coulee City, WA. This transaction is related to STB Finance Docket No. 35030, U.S. Rail Partners, Ltd.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company, wherein U.S. Rail Partners, Ltd. (USRP), seeks to continue in control of EWGR upon its becoming a Class III rail carrier. EWGR certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is the June 15, 2007 effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).2 If the verified 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 will not automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than June 8, 2007, unless the Board grants the joint petition of EWGR and USRP to make their exemptions effective sooner, in which case the due date for stays will be established in the Board’s decision acting on the joint petition. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35029, 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 William C. Sippel, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606–2832. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Decided: May 24, 2007. 1 A related notice of exemption was filed on May 21, 2007 in STB Finance Docket No. 35024, Washington State Department of Transportation— Acquisition Exemption—Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc., wherein WSDOT seeks to acquire the line involved in this proceeding and other lines from PCC. 2 On May 18, 2007, EWGR and USRP filed a joint petition requesting that the Board partially revoke the class exemptions as necessary to allow the exemptions in this proceeding and in STB Finance Docket No. 35030 to become effective on June 4, 2007, instead of on June 15. That request will be addressed in a separate Board decision. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 May 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10636 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35028] Washington & Idaho Railway, Inc.— Lease and Operation Exemption— Washington State Department of Transportation Washington & Idaho Railway, Inc. (WIR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire by lease and to operate approximately 86.9 miles of railroad that are in the process of being acquired by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) from Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc. (PCC).1 The lines, known as the P&L Branch, to be leased and operated by WIR are as follows: (1) The WIM line between milepost 0.0 at Palouse, and milepost 3.85 at the Washington-Idaho State line, and (2) the P&L line between milepost 1.0 at Marshall, and milepost 75.9 at Pullman and continuing to milepost 84.05 at the Washington-Idaho State line,2 located in Whitman and Spokane Counties, WA.3 WIR certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is June 10, 2007, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed).4 If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) 1 A related notice of exemption was filed on May 21, 2007 in STB Finance Docket No. 35024, Washington State Department of Transportation— Acquisition Exemption—Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc., wherein WSDOT seeks to acquire the lines involved in this proceeding and other lines from PCC. 2 The segment between mileposts 75.9 and 84.05 is described in the notice in STB Finance Docket No. 35024 as part of another PCC branch. The authority to be granted here is only permissive in nature, however, and it is up to the parties to resolve this inconsistency. 3 WIR states that it currently operates over these lines as a contract carrier for PCC. 4 On May 21, 2007, WSDOT filed a petition requesting that the Board partially revoke the class exemption as necessary to allow the exemption in this proceeding to become effective on June 1, 2007, rather than on June 10. That request will be addressed in a separate Board decision. PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than June 4, 2007, unless the Board grants WSDOT’s petition to make the exemption effective sooner, in which case the due date for stays will be established in the Board’s decision acting on WSDOT’s petition. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35028, 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 Charles H. Montange, 426 NW., 162nd Street, Seattle, WA 98177. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: May 24, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10601 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [STB Finance Docket No. 35024] Washington State Department of Transportation—Acquisition Exemption—Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), a noncarrier, has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 1 to acquire from Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc. (PCC), certain physical assets, operating rights, and underlying rights-of-way of eight rail lines (the Lines), totaling approximately 296 miles, in the State of Washington. The Lines are sub-divided into three branches: (1) The CW Branch, between milepost 1.0 at Cheney and milepost 108.81 at Coulee City; (2) the P&L Branch, consisting of (a) the WIM line between milepost 0.0 at Palouse and milepost 3.85 at the WashingtonIdaho State line, and (b) the P&L line between milepost 1.0 at Marshall and milepost 75.9 at Pullman; and (3) the PV–Hooper Branch, consisting of (a) the Hooper Jct.–Winona line between milepost 26.6 at Hooper Junction and milepost 52.3 at Winona, (b) the 1 This notice was initially submitted on May 10, 2007, but not docketed until May 21, 2007, when the appropriate filing fee was submitted. Because the notice could not be processed until the Board received the filing fee, May 21 is the official filing date. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 105 (Friday, June 1, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35029]


Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--Washington State Department of Transportation

    Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company (EWGR), a noncarrier, 
has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to 
acquire by lease and to operate approximately 107.8 miles of rail line 
that are in the

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process of being acquired by the Washington State Department of 
Transportation (WSDOT) from Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, 
Inc. (PCC).\1\ The line to be leased and operated, known as the CW 
Branch, extends from a connection with BNSF Railway Company at milepost 
1.0 near Cheney, WA, to the end of track at milepost 108.8, in Coulee 
City, WA.
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    \1\ A related notice of exemption was filed on May 21, 2007 in 
STB Finance Docket No. 35024, Washington State Department of 
Transportation--Acquisition Exemption--Palouse River and Coulee City 
Railroad, Inc., wherein WSDOT seeks to acquire the line involved in 
this proceeding and other lines from PCC.
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    This transaction is related to STB Finance Docket No. 35030, U.S. 
Rail Partners, Ltd.--Continuance in Control Exemption--Eastern 
Washington Gateway Railroad Company, wherein U.S. Rail Partners, Ltd. 
(USRP), seeks to continue in control of EWGR upon its becoming a Class 
III rail carrier.
    EWGR certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is the June 15, 
2007 effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was 
filed).\2\
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    \2\ On May 18, 2007, EWGR and USRP filed a joint petition 
requesting that the Board partially revoke the class exemptions as 
necessary to allow the exemptions in this proceeding and in STB 
Finance Docket No. 35030 to become effective on June 4, 2007, 
instead of on June 15. That request will be addressed in a separate 
Board decision.
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    If the verified 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 will not automatically stay the transaction. 
Petitions for stay must be filed no later than June 8, 2007, unless the 
Board grants the joint petition of EWGR and USRP to make their 
exemptions effective sooner, in which case the due date for stays will 
be established in the Board's decision acting on the joint petition.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35029, 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 William C. Sippel, 29 North 
Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606-2832.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: May 24, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-10636 Filed 5-31-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P