Willamette Valley Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Linn County, OR, 64704-64705 [E7-22437]

Download as PDF 64704 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices Zip Code 04092, and includes no stations. PT and ST have 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; (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 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 these exemptions, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment or discontinuance 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, these exemptions will be effective on December 18, 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 November 26, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 6, 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 applicants’ representative: Michael Q. Geary, Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01862. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 exemptions’ 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 exemptions’ effective date. 2 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 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 PT and ST have filed an environmental and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 23, 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), PT 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 PT’s filing of a notice of consummation by November 16, 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: November 7, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22153 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–435 (Sub-No. 2X)] Willamette Valley Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Linn County, OR Willamette Valley Railway Company (WVR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 48.77-mile line of railroad known as the Mill City Branch owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) extending from: (1) Milepost 689.64 at or near Page, OR, to a mileage equation at milepost 697.37, PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 equivalent to milepost 684.67, thence to milepost 690.97 at or near Lebanon, OR; and (2) milepost 690.97 at or near Lebanon to the end of the track at milepost 725.71 at or near Mill City, OR, in Linn County, OR.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 97321, 97322, 97355, and 97360. WVR has certified that: (1) No traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (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 Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2year period; and (4) the requirements at 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 discontinuance of service 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 December 18, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA for continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 must be filed by November 26, 2007.3 Petitions to reopen must be filed by December 6, 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 WVR’s representative: Thomas F. McFarland, 1 In February 1993, WVR leased the Mill City Branch and other rail lines in Oregon from UP’s predecessor, Southern Pacific Transportation Company. WVR operated the Mill City Branch until October 2000, when the lease was amended to include Albany & Eastern Railroad Company (AERC) as a joint lessee with WVR. Since October 2000, the Mill City Branch has been operated exclusively by AERC; WVR operates the other rail lines in Oregon on an exclusive basis. 2 Each offer of financial assistance must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historical documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), respectively. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1112. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: November 13, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22437 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision [AC–21: OTS Nos. 15954 and H–4467] Kaiser Federal Bank, Covina, California, and Kaiser Federal Financial Group, Inc., Covina, CA; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on November 9, 2007, the Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application of Kaiser Federal Bank, Covina, California, to convert to the stock form of organization. Copies of the application are available for inspection by appointment (phone number: 202–906– 5922 or e-mail: Public.Info@OTS.Treas.gov) at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, and the OTS West Regional Office, Pacific Plaza, 2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Suite 650, Daly City, California 94014–1976. Dated: November 9, 2007. By the Office of Thrift Supervision. Sandra E. Evans, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 07–5714 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6720–01–M DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Price Increase for First Spouse Gold Coin Notification of First Spouse Gold Coin Price Increases. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Recent increases in the price of gold require that the United States Mint raise the sale prices on its upcoming offering of the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins. Pursuant to the authority that 31 U.S.C. 5112(o)(1) & (4) grants to the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 issue one-half ounce gold bullion First Spouse coins, and to set their sale prices, the United States Mint is changing the price of these coins to reflect the increase in value of the precious metal content of the coins. This change is attributable to recent increases in the market price of gold, which has increased substantially since the initial prices were set for the First Spouse Gold Coins. Accordingly, effective November 19, 2007, the United States Mint will commence selling the following Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins at the prices indicated below: 64705 Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov or to David Sturm, VA Debt Management Center, Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, P.O. Box 11930, St. Paul, MN 55111–0930 or e-mail to: DMCDSTUR@VBA.VA.GOV. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0663’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at Description Price http://www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Proof Coins .................... $529.95 David Sturm at (612) 970–5702 or Fax (612) 970–5687. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 221 (Friday, November 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64704-64705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22437]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-435 (Sub-No. 2X)]


Willamette Valley Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Linn County, OR

    Willamette Valley Railway Company (WVR) has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 
48.77-mile line of railroad known as the Mill City Branch owned by 
Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) extending from: (1) Milepost 689.64 
at or near Page, OR, to a mileage equation at milepost 697.37, 
equivalent to milepost 684.67, thence to milepost 690.97 at or near 
Lebanon, OR; and (2) milepost 690.97 at or near Lebanon to the end of 
the track at milepost 725.71 at or near Mill City, OR, in Linn County, 
OR.\1\ The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 97321, 
97322, 97355, and 97360.
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    \1\ In February 1993, WVR leased the Mill City Branch and other 
rail lines in Oregon from UP's predecessor, Southern Pacific 
Transportation Company. WVR operated the Mill City Branch until 
October 2000, when the lease was amended to include Albany & Eastern 
Railroad Company (AERC) as a joint lessee with WVR. Since October 
2000, the Mill City Branch has been operated exclusively by AERC; 
WVR operates the other rail lines in Oregon on an exclusive basis.
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    WVR has certified that: (1) No traffic has moved over the line for 
at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (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 
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 1105.12 (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 discontinuance of service 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 December 18, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA for continued rail service under 
49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ must be filed by November 26, 2007.\3\ 
Petitions to reopen must be filed by December 6, 2007, with the Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ Each offer of financial assistance must be accompanied by 
the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(25).
    \3\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historical 
documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), 
respectively.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to WVR's 
representative: Thomas F. McFarland,

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208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604-1112.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: November 13, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-22437 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
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