Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-BNSF Railway Company and BNSF Acquisition, Inc., 64701 [E7-22359]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices (B) One member recommended by a national motorcycle riders foundation; (C) One representative of the National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators; (D) Two members of State motorcyclists’ organizations; (E) One member recommended by a national organization that represents the builders of highway infrastructure; (F) One member recommended by a national association that represents the traffic safety systems industry; and (G) One member of a national safety organization; and (2) At least one, and not more than two, motorcyclists who are traffic system design engineers or State transportation department officials.’’ To carry out this requirement, the FHWA published a notice of intent to form an advisory committee in the Federal Register on December 23, 2005 (70 FR 76353). This notice, consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), announced the establishment of the Council and invited comments and nominations for membership. The FHWA announced the ten members selected to the Council in the Federal Register on October 5, 2006 (71 FR 58903). An electronic copy of this document and the previous Federal Register notices associated with the MAC–FHWA can be downloaded through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http://www.regulations.gov and the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register. This notice also serves to identify changes in the MAC–FHWA membership due to changes in the employment status for two persons. Due to his semi-retirement, Mr. Robert J. McClune has been replaced by Mr. Dean Tisdall as a member recommended by the traffic safety systems industry. Mr. Mark Bloschock has retired from the Texas Department of Transportation and no longer fulfills the criterion of a motorcyclist who is a State transportation department official. An additional person will not be substituted for Mr. Bloschock as the charter requires ‘‘at least one, and not more than two, motorcyclists who are traffic system design engineers or State transportation department officials’’ and, Mr. Donald Vaughn of the Alabama Department of Transportation, an original member of the MAC–FHWA, is currently fulfilling that requirement. The FHWA anticipates that the MAC– FHWA will meet at least once a year, with meetings held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and the FHWA will publish notices in the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 Register to announce the times, dates, and locations of these meetings. Meetings of the Council are open to the public and time will be provided in each meeting’s schedule for comments by members of the public. Attendance will necessarily be limited by the size of the meeting room. Members of the public may present oral or written comments at the meeting or may present written materials by providing copies to Ms. Fran Bents, Westat, 1650 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850–3195, (240) 314–7557, ten (10) days prior to the meeting. The agenda topics for the meetings will include a discussion of the following issues: (1) Barrier design; (2) road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and (3) the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies. Conclusion The third meeting of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration will be held on December 5–6, at the Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on December 5, 2007, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on December 6, 2007. (Authority: Section 1914 of Pub. L. 109–59; Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., App. II § 1) Issued on: November 5, 2007. J. Richard Capka, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22433 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35066] Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—BNSF Railway Company and BNSF Acquisition, Inc. Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire, by purchase pursuant to an agreement it anticipates entering into with BNSF Railway Company and BNSF Acquisition, Inc., and to operate approximately 74 miles of rail lines as follows: (1) From milepost 186.9 at or near Connell to milepost 145.7 at or near Wheeler, WA; (2) from milepost 0.0 at or near Bassett Junction to milepost 12.5 at or near Schrag, WA; (3) from milepost 20.0 at or near Moses Lake to PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64701 milepost 5.6 at or near Sieler, WA; and (4) from milepost 5.6 at or near Sieler to milepost 0.0 at or near Wheeler. In addition, CBRW intends to acquire incidental trackage rights for local and overhead rail service over approximately 13 miles of rail line from milepost 1987 at or near Othello to the end of the track at milepost 1974 at or near Warden, WA. CBRW has leased, operated and performed trackage rights services over substantially the same rail lines since December 1996.1 CBRW 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. CBRW states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or after December 1, 2007, but shall in no event consummate the transaction before the Board either grants its petition for waiver of the 60-day labor notice requirement or CBRW satisfies the applicable labor notice requirement at 49 CFR 1150.42(e).2 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed no later than 7 days before the exemption becomes effective. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35066, 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 RoseMichele Nardi, Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, 1300 19th Street, NW., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20036–1609. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: November 9, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22359 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 See Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.— Exemption to Lease and Operate—Burlington Northern Railroad Co. and BNSF Acquisition, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 33140 (STB served Dec. 13, 1996). 2 On November 1, 2007, CBRW concurrently filed a certification of labor notice compliance and a petition for waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirement at 49 CFR 1150.42(e). That request will be addressed in a separate decision. Unless the Board grants the waiver request, the earliest this transaction may be consummated will be December 31, 2007. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35066]


Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption--BNSF Railway Company and BNSF Acquisition, Inc.

    Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW), a Class III rail 
carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 
to acquire, by purchase pursuant to an agreement it anticipates 
entering into with BNSF Railway Company and BNSF Acquisition, Inc., and 
to operate approximately 74 miles of rail lines as follows: (1) From 
milepost 186.9 at or near Connell to milepost 145.7 at or near Wheeler, 
WA; (2) from milepost 0.0 at or near Bassett Junction to milepost 12.5 
at or near Schrag, WA; (3) from milepost 20.0 at or near Moses Lake to 
milepost 5.6 at or near Sieler, WA; and (4) from milepost 5.6 at or 
near Sieler to milepost 0.0 at or near Wheeler. In addition, CBRW 
intends to acquire incidental trackage rights for local and overhead 
rail service over approximately 13 miles of rail line from milepost 
1987 at or near Othello to the end of the track at milepost 1974 at or 
near Warden, WA. CBRW has leased, operated and performed trackage 
rights services over substantially the same rail lines since December 
1996.\1\
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    \1\ See Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.--Exemption to 
Lease and Operate--Burlington Northern Railroad Co. and BNSF 
Acquisition, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 33140 (STB served Dec. 13, 
1996).
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    CBRW 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.
    CBRW states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or 
after December 1, 2007, but shall in no event consummate the 
transaction before the Board either grants its petition for waiver of 
the 60-day labor notice requirement or CBRW satisfies the applicable 
labor notice requirement at 49 CFR 1150.42(e).\2\
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    \2\ On November 1, 2007, CBRW concurrently filed a certification 
of labor notice compliance and a petition for waiver of the 60-day 
advance labor notice requirement at 49 CFR 1150.42(e). That request 
will be addressed in a separate decision. Unless the Board grants 
the waiver request, the earliest this transaction may be consummated 
will be December 31, 2007.
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    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 effectiveness of the 
exemption. Stay petitions must be filed no later than 7 days before the 
exemption becomes effective.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35066, 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 Rose-Michele Nardi, Weiner 
Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, 1300 19th Street, NW., Fifth Floor, 
Washington, DC 20036-1609.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: November 9, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-22359 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P