CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Niagara County, NY, 54714-54715 [E7-18831]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 54714 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices the committee, and the scope of its mandate. Based on a review of the comments received and consultation with the General Services Administration, the Board, in a decision served July 17, 2007, announced that it is establishing RETAC and developed a charter to govern its operation. RETAC will provide advice and guidance to the Board, and serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. In its July 2007 decision, the Board also requested suggestions for candidates for membership on RETAC. 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E7–18938 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] Appendix—Surface Transportation Board Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Members BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Class I Railroads Stevan Bobb, Group Vice President—Coal, BNSF Railway Company Paul Hammes, Vice President and General Manager—Agricultural Products, Union Pacific Railroad Company Henry Rupert, Assistant Vice President— Utility North, CSX Transportation, Inc. Darin Selby, Assistant Vice President—Coal Sales and Marketing, Kansas City Southern Railway Company Alan Shaw, Senior Director of Coal Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway Company Class II and III Railroads Edward McKechnie, Chief Commercial Officer, WATCO Companies David Rohal, Vice President, RailAmerica, Inc. Daniel Ray Sabin, President, Iowa Northern Railway Company Coal Producers John Eaves, President and COO, Arch Coal, Inc. Betsy Monseu, Vice President, Transportation, Foundation Energy Sales, Inc. 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VerDate Aug<31>2005 By the Board, Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub–No. 649X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Niagara County, NY CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 1.57-mile line of railroad known as the Erie Industrial Track, on its Northern Region, Albany Division, Niagara Subdivision, extending from milepost QCJ 13.43 to milepost QCJ 15.0, in North Tonawanda, Niagara County, NY. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 14120. CSXT indicates that no stations will be impacted by the proposed abandonment. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years and overhead traffic, if there were any, could 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 Surface Transportation Board (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 October 26, 2007, unless stayed pending E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES reconsideration.1 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 October 9, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 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 October 1, 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 1 On September 10, 2007, B P Rail Corporation d/ b/a BP Rail (BPR) filed a formal expression of intent to file an OFA to purchase the line. In this filing, BPR requests that CSXT provide BPR with the financial data and information prescribed in 49 CFR 1152.27(a). BPR also requests that the Board toll the time period for the filing of an OFA for an additional 60 days. The Board will address BPR’s tolling request in a subsequent decision. 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 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by September 26, 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: September 18, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18831 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs; Survey of U.S. Ownership of Foreign Securities as of December 31, 2007 Departmental Offices, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. AGENCY: SUMMARY: By this Notice and in accordance with 31 CFR 129, the Department of the Treasury is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey of U.S. ownership of foreign securities as of December 31, 2007. This Notice constitutes legal notification to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, this survey. Additional copies of the reporting form SHCA (2007) and instructions may be printed from the Internet at: http://www.treas.gov/tic/ forms-sh.html. 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Entities not contacted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have no reporting responsibilities. What to Report: This report will collect information on holdings by U.S. residents of foreign securities, including equities, long-term debt securities, and short-term debt securities (including selected money market instruments). How to Report: Copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be obtained at the Web site address given above in the SUMMARY, or by contacting the survey staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at (212) 720–6300, email: SHC.help@ny.frb.org. The mailing address is: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Statistics Function, 4th Floor, 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045– 0001. Inquiries can also be made to Mr. William L. 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The estimated average annual burden associated with this collection of information is 48 hours per respondent for end-investors and custodians that file Schedule 3 reports covering their securities entrusted to U.S. resident custodians, 145 hours per respondent for large endinvestors filing Schedule 2 reports, and 700 hours per respondent for large custodians of securities filing Schedule 2 reports. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be directed to the Department of the Treasury, Attention Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Reporting Systems, Room 5422, Washington, DC 20220, and to OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Treasury, Office of E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 649X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Niagara 
County, NY

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a notice of exemption 
under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 
1.57-mile line of railroad known as the Erie Industrial Track, on its 
Northern Region, Albany Division, Niagara Subdivision, extending from 
milepost QCJ 13.43 to milepost QCJ 15.0, in North Tonawanda, Niagara 
County, NY. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 
14120. CSXT indicates that no stations will be impacted by the proposed 
abandonment.
    CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years and overhead traffic, if there were any, 
could 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 Surface Transportation Board 
(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 October 26, 2007, unless stayed pending

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reconsideration.\1\ 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 October 9, 2007. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by October 16, 2007, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ On September 10, 2007, B P Rail Corporation d/b/a BP Rail 
(BPR) filed a formal expression of intent to file an OFA to purchase 
the line. In this filing, BPR requests that CSXT provide BPR with 
the financial data and information prescribed in 49 CFR 1152.27(a). 
BPR also requests that the Board toll the time period for the filing 
of an OFA for an additional 60 days. The Board will address BPR's 
tolling request in a subsequent decision.
    \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 October 
1, 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 September 26, 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: September 18, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-18831 Filed 9-25-07; 8:45 am]
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