Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company-Change in Operators Exemption-North Coast Railroad Authority, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District and Northwestern Pacific Railway Co., LLC 1, 50161 [E7-17164]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 168 / Thursday, August 30, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35073] Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company—Change in Operators Exemption—North Coast Railroad Authority, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District and Northwestern Pacific Railway Co., LLC 1 rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company (NWPCO), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to change operators from Northwestern Pacific Railway Co., LLC (NWPY) to NWPCO on a line of railroad owned by North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART). The line, entirely within California, includes: (1) The Willits Segment extending from NWP milepost 142.5 near Outlet Station to NWP milepost 68.22 near Healdsburg, a distance of approximately 74.3 miles; (2) the Healdsburg Segment extending from NWP milepost 68.2 near Healdsburg to NWP milepost 26.96 near Novato, a distance of approximately 41.2 miles; (3) the Novato Segment extending from milepost 26.96 near Novato to NWP milepost 25.6 near Ignacio, a distance of approximately 1.4 miles; and (4) the Lombard Segment extending from NWP milepost 25.6 near Ignacio to Lombard Station in Napa County, SP milepost 63.4, a distance of approximately 25.3 miles. These segments (‘‘the Line’’) total approximately 142 miles.2 This change in operators is exempt under 49 CFR 1150.31(a)(3).3 1 This notice corrects the notice published on August 24, 2007, at 72 FR 48729, which erroneously stated the earliest date for consummation of this transaction to be August 16, 2007 and, in one instance, misstated the docket number. 2 NCRA acquired the authority to operate the Line pursuant to North Coast Railroad Authority—Lease and Operation Exemption—California Northern Railroad Company, Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority, and Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, STB Finance Docket No. 33115 (STB Served Sept. 27, 1996). In turn, NCRA contracted its surface freight easement rights on the Line to NWPY pursuant to Northwestern Pacific Railway Co., LLC—Lease and Operation Exemption—North Coast Railroad Authority, Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority and Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, STB Finance Docket No. 33998 (STB served Feb. 6, 2001). SMART obtained an ownership interest in the southern portion of the Line pursuant to Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District— Acquisition Exemption—Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority, STB Finance Docket No. 34400 (STB served Mar. 10, 2004). 3 In order to qualify for a change in operators exemption, an applicant must give notice to shippers on the line. See 49 CFR 1150.32(b). NWPCO has certified that it gave notice of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:38 Aug 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 NWPCO certifies that upon consummation of the transaction, it will become a Class III rail carrier, 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 that such revenues would not exceed $5 million annually. NWPCO indicates that it intends to consummate the transaction on or after September 8, 2007, which is the earliest the transaction can be consummated (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 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by August 31, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35073, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20523– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Douglas H. Bosco, Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company, 37 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, and Robert A. Wimbish, Baker & Miller, PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www. stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 24, 2007. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–17164 Filed 8–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Open Meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Departmental Offices, Treasury. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, established by proposed transaction to affected shippers concurrently with the filing of this notice of exemption. 4 This transaction renders moot the notice of exemption filed in STB Docket No. 34842, SonomaMarin Area Rail Transit District—Acquisition Exemption—Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which will be dismissed in a separate decision. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50161 the Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act (Title V of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003). DATES: The twelfth meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, beginning at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The Financial Literacy and Education Commission meeting will be held in the Cash Room at the Department of the Treasury, located at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC. To be admitted to the Treasury building, an attendee must RSVP by providing his or her name, organization, phone number, date of birth, Social Security number and country of citizenship to the Department of the Treasury by e-mail at: FLECrsvp@do.treas.gov, or by telephone at: (202) 622–5770 (not a toll-free number) not later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, contact Tom Kurek by e-mail at: thomas.kurek@do.treas.gov or by telephone at (202) 622–0204 (not a toll free number). Additional information regarding the Financial Literacy and Education Commission and the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Education may be obtained through the Office of Financial Education’s Web site at: http:// www.treas.gov/financialeducation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act, which is Title V of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (the ‘‘FACT Act’’) (Pub. L. 108–159), established the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) to improve financial literacy and education of persons in the United States. The Commission is composed of the Secretary of the Treasury and the head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; the Office of Thrift Supervision; the Federal Reserve; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the National Credit Union Administration; the Securities and Exchange Commission; the Departments of Education, Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Veterans Affairs; the Federal Trade Commission; the General Services Administration; the Small Business Administration; the Social Security Administration; the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and the Office of Personnel Management. The Commission is required to hold E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35073]


Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company--Change in Operators 
Exemption--North Coast Railroad Authority, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail 
Transit District and Northwestern Pacific Railway Co., LLC \1\
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    \1\ This notice corrects the notice published on August 24, 
2007, at 72 FR 48729, which erroneously stated the earliest date for 
consummation of this transaction to be August 16, 2007 and, in one 
instance, misstated the docket number.
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    Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company (NWPCO), a noncarrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to change 
operators from Northwestern Pacific Railway Co., LLC (NWPY) to NWPCO on 
a line of railroad owned by North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) and 
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART). The line, entirely 
within California, includes: (1) The Willits Segment extending from NWP 
milepost 142.5 near Outlet Station to NWP milepost 68.22 near 
Healdsburg, a distance of approximately 74.3 miles; (2) the Healdsburg 
Segment extending from NWP milepost 68.2 near Healdsburg to NWP 
milepost 26.96 near Novato, a distance of approximately 41.2 miles; (3) 
the Novato Segment extending from milepost 26.96 near Novato to NWP 
milepost 25.6 near Ignacio, a distance of approximately 1.4 miles; and 
(4) the Lombard Segment extending from NWP milepost 25.6 near Ignacio 
to Lombard Station in Napa County, SP milepost 63.4, a distance of 
approximately 25.3 miles. These segments (``the Line'') total 
approximately 142 miles.\2\ This change in operators is exempt under 49 
CFR 1150.31(a)(3).\3\
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    \2\ NCRA acquired the authority to operate the Line pursuant to 
North Coast Railroad Authority--Lease and Operation Exemption--
California Northern Railroad Company, Northwestern Pacific Railroad 
Authority, and Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation 
District, STB Finance Docket No. 33115 (STB Served Sept. 27, 1996). 
In turn, NCRA contracted its surface freight easement rights on the 
Line to NWPY pursuant to Northwestern Pacific Railway Co., LLC--
Lease and Operation Exemption--North Coast Railroad Authority, 
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority and Golden Gate Bridge, 
Highway and Transportation District, STB Finance Docket No. 33998 
(STB served Feb. 6, 2001). SMART obtained an ownership interest in 
the southern portion of the Line pursuant to Sonoma-Marin Area Rail 
Transit District--Acquisition Exemption--Northwestern Pacific 
Railroad Authority, STB Finance Docket No. 34400 (STB served Mar. 
10, 2004).
    \3\ In order to qualify for a change in operators exemption, an 
applicant must give notice to shippers on the line. See 49 CFR 
1150.32(b). NWPCO has certified that it gave notice of the proposed 
transaction to affected shippers concurrently with the filing of 
this notice of exemption.
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    NWPCO certifies that upon consummation of the transaction, it will 
become a Class III rail carrier, 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 that such revenues would not exceed $5 
million annually. NWPCO indicates that it intends to consummate the 
transaction on or after September 8, 2007, which is the earliest the 
transaction can be consummated (30 days after the exemption was 
filed).\4\
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    \4\ This transaction renders moot the notice of exemption filed 
in STB Docket No. 34842, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District--
Acquisition Exemption--Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which will be 
dismissed in a separate decision.
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    If the verified 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 
effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by August 
31, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35073, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 395 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20523-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be 
served on Douglas H. Bosco, Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company, 37 
Old Courthouse Square, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, and Robert A. 
Wimbish, Baker & Miller, PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 
300, Washington, DC 20037.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: August 24, 2007.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-17164 Filed 8-29-07; 8:45 am]
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