City of Boise Railroad-Operation Exemption-The Boise Cutoff Rail Line in Ada County, ID, 52197-52198 [E7-17730]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 12, 2007 / Notices Los Angeles, CA. Proposed improvements would involve retrofitting or demolition and replacement of the existing viaduct over the Los Angeles River between Mateo and Mill Streets on the west side and west of Interstate 5 on the east side, for a distance of approximately 0.9 miles. The 6th Street Viaduct, built in 1932, is one of 12 historic bridges/viaducts crossing the Los Angeles River. The concrete elements of the 3,500 foot long 6th Street Viaduct are degraded by an ongoing chemical reaction, known as Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR), which has led to substantial deterioration of the structure and decrease of its concrete strength, rendering it vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. This ASR deterioration of the 6th Street Viaduct has been occurring for at least 75 years, despite ongoing efforts to arrest or limit its effect. While the deteriorated surface appearance of the viaduct is of concern, its underlying structural integrity is of much greater concern. In 1989, the Whittier Narrows earthquake caused damage to shear keys and caused a column crack at Bent 33 of the viaduct. The structure has since been classified by Caltrans as Category I and placed on the mandatory seismic retrofit list. The proposed project would result in a structure capable of withstanding a moderate seismic event by either retrofitting the existing structure or replacing it entirely. Several alternatives were considered during the project development phase. Criteria used to identify alternatives to be carried forward for detailed analysis in the environmental document include construction and maintenance costs, life span of the facility, constructability, historic preservation, community disruption, and seismic and operational safety. Based on the results of public pre-scoping meetings and preliminary screening analysis, a No Build Alternative and two Build Alternatives, including Viaduct Retrofit and Viaduct Replacement, will be analyzed in the environmental document. The project team has met with the general public and neighborhood groups, and a Community Advisory Committee has been actively engaged. Public information activities, including meetings with the project development team, will continue throughout the design and environmental process. A subsequent public hearing on the draft EIS will be held to discuss alternatives and impacts of the proposed action. Public notices will be published and posted on the project Web site containing the specific time and place of the public scoping meetings and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Sep 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action is addressed and all significant concerns are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions about this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to Caltrans at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: September 5, 2007. Maiser Khaled, Director, Project Development & Environment, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E7–17970 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: I–805 Managed Lanes South Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Revised notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is a revision of the July 11, 2007 Notice of Intent (Federal Register Volume 72, Number 132, Page 37814) which advised that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a project in San Diego, California. The purpose of this revised notice is to advise agencies and the public that environmental review, consultation, and any other action required in accordance with applicable Federal laws for this project is being, or has been, carried out by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) under its assumption of responsibility, pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Nagy, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation, 4050 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA 92110, Telephone: (619) 688– 0224. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared for proposed improvements on Interstate 805 (I–805) in San Diego, CA. Proposed improvements include construction of managed lanes, direct access ramps, in-line transit stations, and auxiliary lanes between Palomar Street and University Avenue. These proposed improvements are necessary PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52197 to convey existing and projected traffic demand. Alternatives under consideration include (1) taking no action; (2) constructing two managed lanes from Palomar Street to State Route 94; and (3) constructing four managed lanes from Palomar Street to State Route 94. Incorporated into and studied with the build alternatives will be design variations for locations of direct access ramps, auxiliary lanes, and in-line transit stations. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. A public scoping meeting will be held for the project, and a separate mailing will be sent out to all interested parties with the specific date, time, and location for the meeting. In addition, a public hearing will be held during draft EIS circulation. Public notice will be given as to the time and place of the hearing. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the contacts provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: September 4, 2007. Maiser Khaled, Director, Project Development & Environment, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E7–17912 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35076] City of Boise Railroad—Operation Exemption—The Boise Cutoff Rail Line in Ada County, ID The City of Boise Railroad (the City), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate an 18.2-mile line of railroad known as the Boise Cutoff between milepost 424.80 near Orchard and E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 52198 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 12, 2007 / Notices milepost 443.0 near Hillcrest, in Ada County, ID.1 The City certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after September 26, 2007. 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 September 19, 2007. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35076, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E. Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604– 1112. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 31, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–17730 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request–Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Activities Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort 1 The Boise Cutoff was formerly part of the Boise Subdivision of Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP). See, Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment and Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption—in Ada County, ID, STB Docket No. AB–33 (Sub-No. 137X) (STB served July 8, 1999). The City states that after abandonment, UP conveyed the Boise Cutoff to the City in 2000. The City did not believe at that time that it required Board authority or an exemption for its operation of the Boise Cutoff. The City now proposes to actively operate the Boise Cutoff. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Sep 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The OTS within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection. DATES: Submit written comments on or before November 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906–6518; or send an e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Debbie Merkle, Project Manager, (202) 906–5688, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection. Comments should address one or more of the following points: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OTS; b. The accuracy of OTS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 including through the use of information technology. We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection. Title of Proposal: Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Activities. OMB Number: 1550–0111. Form Number: N/A. Description: The Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Activities describes the types of internal controls and risk management procedures that the OTS believes are particularly effective in assisting financial institutions to identify and address the reputational, legal and other risks associated with complex structured finance transactions. Type of Review: Extension without change to a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 25 hours. Estimated Total Burden: 125 hours. Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906–6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. Dated: September 7, 2007. Deborah Dakin, Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division. [FR Doc. E7–18030 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6720–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0619] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–21), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52197-52198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35076]


City of Boise Railroad--Operation Exemption--The Boise Cutoff 
Rail Line in Ada County, ID

    The City of Boise Railroad (the City), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate an 18.2-
mile line of railroad known as the Boise Cutoff between milepost 424.80 
near Orchard and

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milepost 443.0 near Hillcrest, in Ada County, ID.\1\
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    \1\ The Boise Cutoff was formerly part of the Boise Subdivision 
of Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP). See, Union Pacific Railroad 
Company--Abandonment and Discontinuance of Trackage Rights 
Exemption--in Ada County, ID, STB Docket No. AB-33 (Sub-No. 137X) 
(STB served July 8, 1999). The City states that after abandonment, 
UP conveyed the Boise Cutoff to the City in 2000. The City did not 
believe at that time that it required Board authority or an 
exemption for its operation of the Boise Cutoff. The City now 
proposes to actively operate the Boise Cutoff.
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    The City certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result 
of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or 
Class I rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual 
revenues will not exceed $5 million. The transaction is scheduled to be 
consummated on or after September 26, 2007.
    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 September 19, 2007.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35076, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E. Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one 
copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 
South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604-1112.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: August 31, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-17730 Filed 9-11-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P