BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Stevens County, MN, 51006-51007 [E7-17172]

Download as PDF 51006 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 14. Provide estimates of annualized cost to the Federal government. Total estimated cost to the government for conducting the RFI is as follows: Contractor costs associated with analysis and report: $18,000. This estimate is based on the total cost for contractor supported analysis and report of information obtained in the RFI process, including 120 fully loaded hours at $150 per hour. 15. Explain the reasons for any program changes or adjustments reported in Items 13 or 14 of the OMB form 83–1. Since this is a new request, there are no program changes or adjustments to report in Items 13 or 14 of the OMB form 83–1. 16. For collections of information whose results will be published, outline plans for tabulation and publication. 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E7–17144 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 457X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Stevens County, MN BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a rail line between mileposts 86.00 and 86.65, in Morris, Stevens County, MN, a distance of 0.65 miles. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 56267. 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 report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 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 employees 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 October 5, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by September 17, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 25, 2007, with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E. Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to BNSF’s representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports which address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by September 10, 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), BNSF 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 BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by September 5, 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: August 24, 2007. 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. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee which is currently set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–17172 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics [Docket: OST–2007–26835] Research and Innovative Technology Administration; Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Airline Service Quality Performance—Part 234 Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline Information at (202) 366–4387, or by mail at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., E–34, RTS–42, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No.: 2138–0041. Title: Airline Service Quality Performance—Part 234. Form No.: BTS Form 234. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers that account for at least 1 percent of the domestic scheduled passenger revenues. Number of Respondents: 20. Total Burden Per Response: 20 hours. Total Annual Burden: 4,800 hours. Needs and Uses: 51007 collect additional information regarding tarmac delays when the flight returns to the airport gate, when the flight is diverted or when the flight is cancelled. After the comments are reviewed, the DOT will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking, if necessary, and a new Information Collection Package will be sent to OMB. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51006-51007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-17172]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-6 (Sub-No. 457X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Stevens County, 
MN

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 
49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a rail line 
between mileposts 86.00 and 86.65, in Morris, Stevens County, MN, a 
distance of 0.65 miles. The line traverses United States Postal Service 
Zip Code 56267.
    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 
report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 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 employees 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 October 5, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
September 17, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 25, 2007, 
with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E. Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \1\ 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.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee which is 
currently 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 
BNSF's representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., 3050 K Street, NW., 
Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports which address the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by September 
10, 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), BNSF 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 BNSF's filing of a notice of 
consummation by September 5, 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: August 24, 2007.


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    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-17172 Filed 9-4-07; 8:45 am]
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