Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service-in Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties, OR; Oregon International Port of Coos Bay-Feeder Line Application-Coos Bay Line of the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc., 45800 [E8-18108]

Download as PDF 45800 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 6, 2008 / Notices FTA Response: FTA adopts its proposal, but will defer implementation until the 2009 Report Year. This guidance will appear in the 2009 Annual Manual. FTA also adopts the commenter’s suggestion for allowing estimation of Average Lifetime Miles per Active Vehicle in the case described. That guidance will appear in the 2008 Annual Manual. Federal Funding Allocation (FFA–10) Form FTA proposes to make this form required for all transit providers serving more than one urbanized area, or an urbanized area and a non-urbanized area in order to support the apportionment of Small TransitIntensive Cities (STIC Grants.) FTA received two comments in support of this proposal. FTA Response: FTA adopts this proposal for the 2008 Report Year. This guidance will appear in the 2008 Annual Manual. Issued in Washington, DC, this 1st day of July, 2008. James S. Simpson, Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–18090 Filed 8–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–515 (Sub-No. 2); STB Finance Docket No. 35160] Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc.—Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service—in Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties, OR; Oregon International Port of Coos Bay—Feeder Line Application—Coos Bay Line of the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc. AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing concerning the abandonment and feeder line applications in the respective above-titled dockets. The purpose of the hearing will be to allow interested persons to comment on the applications. On the same day, immediately prior to the hearing, Board staff will hold a public information session concerning the Board’s procedures for adjudicating abandonment and feeder line cases. Date/Location: The public hearing will take place on August 21, 2008, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse, 405 East Eighth VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Aug 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, in Room 2200 (the Jury Assembly Room). Any person wishing to speak at the hearing must file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, identifying (1) the party represented, (2) the proposed speaker, and (3) the number of minutes requested. Notices of intent to participate should be filed as soon as possible, but no later than August 11, 2008. Following receipt of notices of intent, the Board will release a schedule of speakers for the hearing. The public information session will be held on August 21, 2008 from 8:15– 9:15 a.m., in Room 1702 (the GSA Conference Room) of the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse, 405 East Eighth Avenue, Eugene, Oregon. At that session, Board staff will discuss, and be available to answer questions regarding, the procedures the Board uses in processing abandonment and feeder line cases. No notice of intent to participate in the public information session is necessary. The Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All visitors must present a valid form of government-issued photo identification and pass screening before being granted access into the building. Cameras are not permitted in the building. Visitors will have access to public areas only. ADDRESSES: Notices of intent to participate in the hearing may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise comply with the Board’s http:// www.stb.dot.gov Web site, at the ‘‘EFILING’’ link. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send the filing to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: STB Docket No. AB–515 (Sub-No. 2) and STB Finance Docket No. 35160, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Joseph Dettmar, (202) 245–0395. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A decision served in STB Docket No. AB–515 (SubNo. 2) on July 29, 2008, provided that a public meeting will be held to permit interested persons to express their views about the application filed under 49 U.S.C. 10903 by Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc. (CORP) on July 14, 2008, for permission to abandon and discontinue service over portions of a line of railroad known as the Coos Bay Subdivision. CORP seeks authority to PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 abandon certain portions of the Coos Bay Subdivision that it owns, namely the line extending from milepost 669.0 near Vaughn, OR, to milepost 763.13 near Cordes, OR, a distance of 94.13 miles. CORP also seeks authority to discontinue service over the portions of the Coos Bay Subdivision that it leases: (1) The Coquille Branch extending from milepost 763.13 near Cordes to milepost 785.5 near Coquille, OR, a distance of 22.37 miles, in Coos County, OR, and (2) the LPN Branch extending between CORP milepost 738.8 and LPN Branch milepost 2.0, a distance of 2.0 miles. Additionally, a decision served in STB Finance Docket No. 35160 on August 1, 2008, accepted a feeder line application under 49 U.S.C. 10907 filed by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay on July 11, 2008, to acquire approximately 111.016 miles of CORP’s rail line between milepost 763.130, near Cordes, and milepost 652.114, near Danebo, OR. In that decision, the Board also announced a procedural schedule for the proceeding. Notice of the Board’s acceptance of the application will be published in the Federal Register by August 8, 2008. At the hearing, the Board will hear testimony in both the abandonment proceeding and the feeder line proceeding. Speakers at the hearing may, but are not required to, bring written copies of their testimony to the hearing and offer those statements for the record in the proceedings. Speakers who wish to enhance their presentation by using projector-adaptable visual displays and/or handouts may do so. Any projector-adaptable visual displays must be submitted to the Board in electronic form by August 15, 2008. Interested persons should also consult the procedural schedules in the feeder line and abandonment dockets for other opportunities to submit written comments in those proceedings. Live audio/video streaming of the hearing will not be available. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Dated: August 1, 2008. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–18108 Filed 8–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 6, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-515 (Sub-No. 2); STB Finance Docket No. 35160]


Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc.--Abandonment and 
Discontinuance of Service--in Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties, OR; 
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay--Feeder Line Application--Coos 
Bay Line of the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc.

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing 
concerning the abandonment and feeder line applications in the 
respective above-titled dockets. The purpose of the hearing will be to 
allow interested persons to comment on the applications. On the same 
day, immediately prior to the hearing, Board staff will hold a public 
information session concerning the Board's procedures for adjudicating 
abandonment and feeder line cases.
    Date/Location: The public hearing will take place on August 21, 
2008, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse, 
405 East Eighth Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, in Room 2200 (the Jury Assembly 
Room). Any person wishing to speak at the hearing must file with the 
Board a written notice of intent to participate, identifying (1) the 
party represented, (2) the proposed speaker, and (3) the number of 
minutes requested. Notices of intent to participate should be filed as 
soon as possible, but no later than August 11, 2008. Following receipt 
of notices of intent, the Board will release a schedule of speakers for 
the hearing.
    The public information session will be held on August 21, 2008 from 
8:15-9:15 a.m., in Room 1702 (the GSA Conference Room) of the Wayne L. 
Morse U.S. Courthouse, 405 East Eighth Avenue, Eugene, Oregon. At that 
session, Board staff will discuss, and be available to answer questions 
regarding, the procedures the Board uses in processing abandonment and 
feeder line cases. No notice of intent to participate in the public 
information session is necessary.
    The Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse is open Monday through Friday 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All visitors must present a valid form of 
government-issued photo identification and pass screening before being 
granted access into the building. Cameras are not permitted in the 
building. Visitors will have access to public areas only.

ADDRESSES: Notices of intent to participate in the hearing may be 
submitted either via the Board's e-filing format or in the traditional 
paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and 
otherwise comply with the Board's http://www.stb.dot.gov Web site, at 
the ``E-FILING'' link. Any person submitting a filing in the 
traditional paper format should send the filing to: Surface 
Transportation Board, Attn: STB Docket No. AB-515 (Sub-No. 2) and STB 
Finance Docket No. 35160, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Joseph Dettmar, (202) 245-0395. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A decision served in STB Docket No. AB-515 
(Sub-No. 2) on July 29, 2008, provided that a public meeting will be 
held to permit interested persons to express their views about the 
application filed under 49 U.S.C. 10903 by Central Oregon & Pacific 
Railroad, Inc. (CORP) on July 14, 2008, for permission to abandon and 
discontinue service over portions of a line of railroad known as the 
Coos Bay Subdivision. CORP seeks authority to abandon certain portions 
of the Coos Bay Subdivision that it owns, namely the line extending 
from milepost 669.0 near Vaughn, OR, to milepost 763.13 near Cordes, 
OR, a distance of 94.13 miles. CORP also seeks authority to discontinue 
service over the portions of the Coos Bay Subdivision that it leases: 
(1) The Coquille Branch extending from milepost 763.13 near Cordes to 
milepost 785.5 near Coquille, OR, a distance of 22.37 miles, in Coos 
County, OR, and (2) the LPN Branch extending between CORP milepost 
738.8 and LPN Branch milepost 2.0, a distance of 2.0 miles.
    Additionally, a decision served in STB Finance Docket No. 35160 on 
August 1, 2008, accepted a feeder line application under 49 U.S.C. 
10907 filed by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay on July 11, 
2008, to acquire approximately 111.016 miles of CORP's rail line 
between milepost 763.130, near Cordes, and milepost 652.114, near 
Danebo, OR. In that decision, the Board also announced a procedural 
schedule for the proceeding. Notice of the Board's acceptance of the 
application will be published in the Federal Register by August 8, 
2008.
    At the hearing, the Board will hear testimony in both the 
abandonment proceeding and the feeder line proceeding. Speakers at the 
hearing may, but are not required to, bring written copies of their 
testimony to the hearing and offer those statements for the record in 
the proceedings. Speakers who wish to enhance their presentation by 
using projector-adaptable visual displays and/or handouts may do so. 
Any projector-adaptable visual displays must be submitted to the Board 
in electronic form by August 15, 2008. Interested persons should also 
consult the procedural schedules in the feeder line and abandonment 
dockets for other opportunities to submit written comments in those 
proceedings. Live audio/video streaming of the hearing will not be 
available.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Dated: August 1, 2008.
Anne K. Quinlan,
Acting Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-18108 Filed 8-5-08; 8:45 am]
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