CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Orange County, FL, 41387-41388 [E7-14440]

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E7–14310 Filed 7–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35065] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Trackage Rights Exemption—Michigan Central Railway, LLC jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement, Michigan Central Railway, LLC (Michigan Central), a noncarrier, has agreed to grant limited local trackage rights to Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), over certain lines to be acquired from NSR by Michigan Central extending between (a) Milepost KH 1.4 at Elkhart, IN, and milepost KH 27.4 at Three Rivers, MI; (b) milepost FB 27.3 at Three Rivers, MI, and milepost FB 101.5 at Grand Rapids, MI; (c) milepost KY 0.0 at Gibson, MI, and milepost KY 0.3 at CP BO in Kalamazoo, MI; (d) milepost MH 143.03 at CP BO in Kalamazoo, MI, and milepost MH28 at CP Ypsi; and (e) milepost LZ 0.0 at Jackson, MI, and milepost LZ 35.0 at Holt, MI.1 This transaction is related to a petition for exemption for the acquisition and operation of these and other rail lines concurrently filed in STB Finance Docket No. 35063, Michigan Central Railway, LLC— Acquisition and Operation Exemption— Lines of Norfolk Southern Railway Company. In that proceeding, Michigan Central seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 to acquire and operate some 299 miles of rail line owned and operated by NSR, and some 85.5 miles of trackage rights, in Michigan and Indiana.2 This transaction also is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 35064, Watco Companies, Inc., and 1 A redacted version of the proposed agreement between NSR and Michigan Central was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. As required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), the parties must file a copy of the executed agreement within 10 days of the date that the agreement is executed. 2 In STB Finance Docket No. 35063, Michigan Central also has filed a petition to revoke the otherwise applicable class exemption at 49 CFR 1150.31 for the acquisition and operation of rail lines by a noncarrier and a proposed procedural schedule. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jul 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Watco Transportation Services, Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Michigan Central Railway, LLC, wherein Watco Companies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Watco Transportation Services, Inc., jointly have filed a verified notice of exemption to continue in control of Michigan Central upon its becoming a rail carrier. The parties intend to consummate the transaction after the Board has issued a final decision granting the petition for exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 35063. Under the trackage rights agreement, NSR will retain the right to serve, under certain specified conditions, the General Motors facilities at Grand Rapids and Lansing, MI, and the RSDC of Michigan LLC automotive steel processing facility at Holt, MI, as well as any subsequent occupant(s) of any of these facilities. The agreement will permit NSR to serve these facilities with its own trains, locomotives, cars and equipment, and with its own crews, only if Michigan Central fails to meet the specified service standards under the conditions and over the timeframes set forth in the agreement. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed no later than August 3, 2007 (at lease 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35065, 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 G. Paul Moates, Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at: http:// www.stb.dot.gov. PO 00000 Decided: July 19, 2007. Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41387 By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–14351 Filed 7–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub-No. 681X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Orange County, FL CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a notice of exemption 1 under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.69-mile rail line on its Southern Region, Jacksonville Division, Sanford Subdivision, from railroad milepost ST 815.88 to railroad milepost ST 816.57, known as the ‘‘Mills & Nebraska Lead,’’ in Orlando, Orange County, FL. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 32803. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be rerouted over other lines; (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 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 at 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 August 28, 2007, unless stayed pending 1 The earliest date the abandonment can be consummated is August 28, 2007 (the effective date of the exemption). CSXT stated the consummation date as August 27, 2007, in the verified notice of exemption. CSXT has been notified concerning this correction of the consummation date. E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 41388 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 144 / Friday, July 27, 2007 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 6, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 16, 2007, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to CSXT’s representative: Steven C. Armbrust, Esq., CSX Transportation, Inc., 500 Water Street, J–150, Jacksonville, FL 32202. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT has filed environmental and historic reports addressing the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 3, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CSXT shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by July 27, 2008, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jul 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at: http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 23, 2007. By the Board, David M. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 144 (Friday, July 27, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41387-41388]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-14440]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 681X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Orange 
County, FL

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a notice of exemption 
\1\ under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 
0.69-mile rail line on its Southern Region, Jacksonville Division, 
Sanford Subdivision, from railroad milepost ST 815.88 to railroad 
milepost ST 816.57, known as the ``Mills & Nebraska Lead,'' in Orlando, 
Orange County, FL. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip 
Code 32803.
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    \1\ The earliest date the abandonment can be consummated is 
August 28, 2007 (the effective date of the exemption). CSXT stated 
the consummation date as August 27, 2007, in the verified notice of 
exemption. CSXT has been notified concerning this correction of the 
consummation date.
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    CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be 
rerouted over other lines; (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 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 at 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 August 28, 2007, unless stayed pending

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reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 
issues,\2\ formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 
1152.27(c)(2),\3\ and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 
1152.29 must be filed by August 6, 2007. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by August 16, 2007, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). 
Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that 
the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's 
effective date.
    \3\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
CSXT's representative: Steven C. Armbrust, Esq., CSX Transportation, 
Inc., 500 Water Street, J-150, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CSXT has filed environmental and historic reports addressing the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 3, 
2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA 
(Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-0001) or 
by calling SEA, at (202) 245-0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired 
is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation 
matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to 
the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CSXT shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If 
consummation has not been effected by CSXT's filing of a notice of 
consummation by July 27, 2008, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at: 
http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: July 23, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-14440 Filed 7-26-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P