Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads-Transportation of Hazardous Materials, 36586 [E8-14574]

Download as PDF 36586 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 125 / Friday, June 27, 2008 / Notices Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), NSR 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 NSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by June 27, 2009, 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 ‘‘https:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: June 23, 2008. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–14577 Filed 6–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 677 (Sub–No. 1)] Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads—Transportation of Hazardous Materials Surface Transportation Board. Notice of Rescheduled Hearing. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of the rescheduling of its hearing regarding the common carrier obligation of railroads with respect to the transportation of hazardous materials. DATES: The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 9 a.m.. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, and should identify the party, the proposed speaker, and the time requested, as soon as possible but no later than July 10, 2008. Each speaker should also file with the Board his/her written testimony in that same document. Written submissions by interested persons who do not wish to appear at the hearing will also be due by July 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Strafford 202–245–0356. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By a decision served on June 4, 2008, the Board announced that it would hold a hearing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at its headquarters in Washington, DC, for the purpose of VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:47 Jun 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 examining issues related to the common carrier obligation of railroads with respect to the transportation of hazardous materials. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing were directed to notify the Board in writing and submit their written testimony no later than July 2, 2008. Written testimony from other interested parties was also due by July 2, 2008. In order to address witness availability concerns, the Board served a decision on June 19, 2008, announcing that it would grant a short extension and hold the hearing on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in the 1st floor hearing room at the Board’s headquarters at 395 E Street, SW., in Washington, DC, and will continue, with short breaks if necessary, until every person scheduled to speak has been heard. In light of the Independence Day holiday, the Board announced by decision served June 23, 2008 that it would extend the due date for notices of intent to participate and written testimony by hearing participants, as well as other interested persons who do not wish to appear at the hearing, until July 10, 2008. Board Releases and Live Video Streaming Available Via the Internet. Decisions and notices of the Board are available on the Board’s Web site at ‘‘https://www.stb.dot.gov.’’ This hearing will be available on the Board’s Web site by live video streaming. To access the hearing, click on the ‘‘Live Video’’ link under ‘‘Information Center’’ at the left side of the home page beginning at 9 a.m. on July 22, 2008. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Dated: June 23, 2008. By the Board, Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–14574 Filed 6–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35147 1] Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Pan Am Railways, Inc., et al.—Joint Control and Operating/Pooling Agreements—Pan Am Southern, LLC Surface Transportation Board. Decision No. 2 in STB Finance Docket No. 35147; Notice of Acceptance of Primary Application and Related AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filings; Issuance of Procedural Schedule. SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the primary application and related filings, filed on May 30, 2008, by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (Norfolk Southern), Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PARI) (a noncarrier railroad holding company), and two of PARI’s rail carrier subsidiaries, Boston and Maine Corporation (B&M) and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Springfield Terminal) (collectively, Applicants). The primary application seeks Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11322 and 11323 of (1) the acquisition by Norfolk Southern and B&M of joint control and ownership of Pan Am Southern, LLC (PAS), a new rail carrier to be formed; and (2) the agreements by which Springfield Terminal would operate the lines of PAS and establish rates for PAS. The agreements for which approval and authorization are being sought by the application and the related filings will be referred to collectively as the Transaction. If the Transaction is approved, PAS would own or operate over (through trackage rights) approximately 437 miles of track (PAS Lines). The PAS Lines consist of 238.3 miles of rail lines to be owned by PAS, as well as 198.4 miles of track over which PAS would have trackage rights. The west to east main line section of the PAS Line, called the Patriot Corridor, would be comprised of 139.7 miles of track to be owned by PAS extending from Mechanicville, NY to CPF–312, near Ayer, MA, as well as 15.8 miles of trackage rights over Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) track between Fitchburg, MA and Willows, MA. The north-south section of the PAS Lines extending from White River Junction, VT to New Haven, CT would be comprised of: (1) 72.8 miles of trackage rights over New England Central Railroad (NECR) between White River Junction, VT and East Northfield, MA; (2) 49.7 miles of track to be owned by PAS on the Connecticut River Mainline between East Northfield, MA and Springfield, MA; and (3) 62.0 miles of 1 This decision also embraces Pan Am Southern, LLC—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Lines of Boston and Maine Corporation, STB Finance Docket No. 35147 (Sub-No. 1); Norfolk Southern Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption— Pan Am Southern, LLC—Between Mechanicville, NY and Ayer, MA, STB Finance Docket No. 35147 (Sub-No. 2); and Springfield Terminal Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Pan Am Southern, LLC—Between CPF 312 Near Willows, MA, and Harvard Station, MA, STB Finance Docket No. 35147 (Sub-No. 3) (collectively, the related filings). E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 125 (Friday, June 27, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 677 (Sub-No. 1)]


Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads--Transportation of 
Hazardous Materials

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of Rescheduled Hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice 
of the rescheduling of its hearing regarding the common carrier 
obligation of railroads with respect to the transportation of hazardous 
materials.

DATES: The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 
9 a.m.. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the 
Board a written notice of intent to participate, and should identify 
the party, the proposed speaker, and the time requested, as soon as 
possible but no later than July 10, 2008. Each speaker should also file 
with the Board his/her written testimony in that same document. Written 
submissions by interested persons who do not wish to appear at the 
hearing will also be due by July 10, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Strafford 202-245-0356. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By a decision served on June 4, 2008, the 
Board announced that it would hold a hearing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 
July 16, 2008, at its headquarters in Washington, DC, for the purpose 
of examining issues related to the common carrier obligation of 
railroads with respect to the transportation of hazardous materials. 
Persons wishing to speak at the hearing were directed to notify the 
Board in writing and submit their written testimony no later than July 
2, 2008. Written testimony from other interested parties was also due 
by July 2, 2008.
    In order to address witness availability concerns, the Board served 
a decision on June 19, 2008, announcing that it would grant a short 
extension and hold the hearing on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. The hearing 
will begin at 9 a.m. in the 1st floor hearing room at the Board's 
headquarters at 395 E Street, SW., in Washington, DC, and will 
continue, with short breaks if necessary, until every person scheduled 
to speak has been heard. In light of the Independence Day holiday, the 
Board announced by decision served June 23, 2008 that it would extend 
the due date for notices of intent to participate and written testimony 
by hearing participants, as well as other interested persons who do not 
wish to appear at the hearing, until July 10, 2008.
    Board Releases and Live Video Streaming Available Via the Internet. 
Decisions and notices of the Board are available on the Board's Web 
site at ``https://www.stb.dot.gov.'' This hearing will be available on 
the Board's Web site by live video streaming. To access the hearing, 
click on the ``Live Video'' link under ``Information Center'' at the 
left side of the home page beginning at 9 a.m. on July 22, 2008.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Dated: June 23, 2008.

    By the Board, Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary.
Anne K. Quinlan,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-14574 Filed 6-26-08; 8:45 am]
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