Iowa Northern Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 49241 [E8-19135]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 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 September 2, 2008. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 9, 2008, 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 UP’s representative: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Senior General Attorney, 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. UP has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 25, 2008. 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), UP 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 UP’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 20, 2009, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. 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 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. 2 Effective July 18, 2008, the filing fee for an OFA increased to $1,500. See Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services—2008 update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 15) (STB served June 18, 2008). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 11, 2008. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–19056 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35172] Iowa Northern Railway Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement entered into between UP and Iowa Northern Railway Company (Iowa Northern), has agreed to grant Iowa Northern overhead temporary trackage rights between milepost 81.5 and milepost 86.0 on UP’s Cedar Rapids Industrial Lead in Cedar Rapids, IA, a distance of approximately 4.5 miles.1 The transaction may be consummated on or after September 4, 2008, and the temporary trackage rights are intended to expire on May 31, 2009.2 The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to enable Iowa Northern to continue to provide interchange service between Iowa Northern and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (CIC), as a result of severe flooding and the resulting loss of CIC’s railroad bridge over the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 1 An amendment was filed on August 8, 2008, referencing the correct mileage in this proceeding as 4.5 miles (in lieu of 4.9 miles as originally filed). 2 Although applicant states that the parties propose consummating the transaction on August 31, 2008, no consummation may take place under Board rules until September 4, 2008—the effective date of the exemption. See 49 CFR 1180.4(g). PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49241 No. 110–161, § 193, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), nothing in this decision authorizes the following activities at any solid waste rail transfer facility: collecting, storing, or transferring solid waste outside of its original shipping container; or separating or processing solid waste (including baling, crushing, compacting, and shredding). The term ‘‘solid waste’’ is defined in section 1004 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 6903. This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than August 28, 2008 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35172, 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 T. Scott Bannister, 305 Second Street Southeast, Suite 400, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 12, 2008. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–19135 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision [AC–23: OTS Nos. 04433 and H4522] First Savings Financial Group, Inc., Clarksville, IN; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on August 12, 2008, the Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application of First Savings Bank, F.S.B., Clarksville, Indiana, 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.Treaas.gov) at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, and the OTS Central Regional Office, 1 South E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 49241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19135]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35172]


Iowa Northern Railway Company--Temporary Trackage Rights 
Exemption--Union Pacific Railroad Company

    Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), pursuant to a written trackage 
rights agreement entered into between UP and Iowa Northern Railway 
Company (Iowa Northern), has agreed to grant Iowa Northern overhead 
temporary trackage rights between milepost 81.5 and milepost 86.0 on 
UP's Cedar Rapids Industrial Lead in Cedar Rapids, IA, a distance of 
approximately 4.5 miles.\1\
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    \1\ An amendment was filed on August 8, 2008, referencing the 
correct mileage in this proceeding as 4.5 miles (in lieu of 4.9 
miles as originally filed).
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    The transaction may be consummated on or after September 4, 2008, 
and the temporary trackage rights are intended to expire on May 31, 
2009.\2\ The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to enable Iowa 
Northern to continue to provide interchange service between Iowa 
Northern and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (CIC), as a result of 
severe flooding and the resulting loss of CIC's railroad bridge over 
the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids.
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    \2\ Although applicant states that the parties propose 
consummating the transaction on August 31, 2008, no consummation may 
take place under Board rules until September 4, 2008--the effective 
date of the exemption. See 49 CFR 1180.4(g).
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    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the 
conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.--Trackage Rights--BN, 
354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.--Lease 
and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the 
discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the 
conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.--Abandonment--Goshen, 
360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 
No. 110-161, Sec.  193, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), nothing in this decision 
authorizes the following activities at any solid waste rail transfer 
facility: collecting, storing, or transferring solid waste outside of 
its original shipping container; or separating or processing solid 
waste (including baling, crushing, compacting, and shredding). The term 
``solid waste'' is defined in section 1004 of the Solid Waste Disposal 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 6903.
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than 
August 28, 2008 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes 
effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35172, 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 T. Scott Bannister, 305 Second 
Street Southeast, Suite 400, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: August 12, 2008.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Anne K. Quinlan,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-19135 Filed 8-19-08; 8:45 am]
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