Nicholas B. Temple, Eric Temple, Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc, Central Washington Railroad Company and Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption, 3135-3136 [E9-836]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collection of information for which the agency is seeking approval from OMB: Title: 49 CFR 575—Consumer Information Regulations (sections 103 and 105). OMB Control Number: 2127–0049. Form Number: None. Affected Public: Motor vehicle manufacturers of light trucks and utility vehicles. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Abstract: NHTSA must ensure that motor vehicle manufacturers comply with 49 CFR Part 575, Consumer Information Regulation part 575.103 Truck-camper loading and Part 575.105 Utility Vehicles. Part 575.103, requires that manufacturers of light trucks that are capable of accommodating slide-in campers provide information on the cargo weight rating and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity for the cargo weight rating should be located. Part 575.105, requires that manufacturers of utility vehicles affix a sticker in a prominent location alerting drivers that the particular handling and maneuvering characteristics of utility vehicles require special driving practices when these vehicles are operated. Estimated Annual Burden: 300 hours. Number of Respondents: 15. Based on prior years’ manufacturer submissions, the agency estimates that 15 responses will be submitted annually. Currently 12 light truck manufacturers comply with 49 CFR part 575. These manufacturers file one response annually and submit an additional response when they VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 introduce a new model. Changes are rarely filed with the agency, but we estimate that three manufacturers will alter their information because of model changes. The light truck manufacturers gather only pre-existing data for the purposes of this regulation. Based on previous years’ manufacturer information, the agency estimates that light truck manufacturers use a total of 20 hours to gather and arrange the data in its proper format (9 hours), to distribute the information to its dealerships and attach labels to light trucks that are capable of accomodating slide-in campers (4 hours), and to print the labels and utility vehicle information in the owner’s manual or a separate document included with the owner’s manual (7 hours). The estimated annual burden hour is 300 hours. This number reflects the total responses (15) times the total hours (20). Prior years’ manufacturer information indicates that it takes an average of $35.00 per hour for professional and clerical staff to gather data, distribute and print material. Therefore, the agency estimates that the cost associated with the burden hours is $10,500 ($35.00 per hour × 300 burden hours). Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued on: January 12, 2009. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–946 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35210] Nicholas B. Temple, Eric Temple, Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc, Central Washington Railroad Company and Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC—Corporate Family Transaction Exemption Pursuant to an assignment and assumption agreement, Nicholas B. Temple and Eric Temple (collectively, PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3135 the Temples), Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW), Central Washington Railroad Company (CWA), and Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC (PVJR) have filed a verified notice of exemption for a transaction within a corporate family. The Temples are noncarrier individuals. CBRW and CWA are Class III rail carriers. PVJR is a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of CBRW. In Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Clark County, WA, STB Finance Docket No. 34472 (STB served Mar.11, 2004), CBRW was authorized to acquire by lease and to operate 14 miles of rail line owned by Clark County, WA, extending between milepost 0.0 at Vancouver Junction, WA, and milepost 14.1 at Battle Ground, WA. In Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Clark County, WA, STB Finance Docket No. 34661 (STB served Mar. 3, 2005), CBRW was also authorized to acquire by lease and to operate an additional 19 miles of rail line owned by Clark County, WA, extending between milepost 14.1 at Battle Ground, WA, and milepost 33.1 at or near Chelatchie, WA. In Central Washington Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34640 (STB served Jan. 21, 2005), CWA was authorized to lease from The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and to operate 41.57 miles of rail line extending between specified points in the State of Washington. CWA was also assigned certain trackage rights by BNSF as part of that transaction. The Temples control both CBRW and CWA. See Nicholas B. Temple and Eric Temple— Control Exemption—Central Washington Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34641 (STB served Jan. 21, 2005). As part of a corporate restructuring, CBRW will assign all of its interests in the 33-mile Clark County line to PVJR. Applicants state that, upon completion of the transaction, PVJR will assume the common carrier obligation regarding the Clark County line. The transaction is expected to be consummated on or after January 30, 2009 (30 days after the exemption was filed). Applicants state that the intracorporate restructuring will reflect that the Clark County line is geographically and operationally distinct from the remainder of CBRW’s rail system and that it will insulate each of CBRW and PVJR from the financial, legal and operational risks of the other. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 3136 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices This is a transaction within a corporate family of the type exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). The parties state that the transaction will not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or changes in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under sections 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the carriers involved are Class III carriers. If the 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than January 23, 2009 (at least 7 days before the effective date of the exemption). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35210, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on applicants’ representative, 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: January 9, 2009. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–836 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee January 2009 Public Meeting ACTION: Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee January 2009 Public Meeting. 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An open forum for verbal statements from the public will be available in the afternoon on February 3. People wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, firstserved basis and will be provided three minutes per statement. Interested persons may submit written statements to the Committee before the meeting, or within 10 days after the meeting, by sending them to Ms. Ersie Farber, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration (211A), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Farber at (202) 461– 9728. Dated: January 12, 2009. By Direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2009)]
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[Pages 3135-3136]
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[FR Doc No: E9-836]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35210]


Nicholas B. Temple, Eric Temple, Columbia Basin Railroad Company, 
Inc, Central Washington Railroad Company and Portland Vancouver 
Junction Railroad, LLC--Corporate Family Transaction Exemption

    Pursuant to an assignment and assumption agreement, Nicholas B. 
Temple and Eric Temple (collectively, the Temples), Columbia Basin 
Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW), Central Washington Railroad Company 
(CWA), and Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC (PVJR) have filed 
a verified notice of exemption for a transaction within a corporate 
family. The Temples are noncarrier individuals. CBRW and CWA are Class 
III rail carriers. PVJR is a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of 
CBRW.
    In Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--Clark County, WA, STB Finance Docket No. 34472 (STB served 
Mar.11, 2004), CBRW was authorized to acquire by lease and to operate 
14 miles of rail line owned by Clark County, WA, extending between 
milepost 0.0 at Vancouver Junction, WA, and milepost 14.1 at Battle 
Ground, WA. In Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.--Lease and 
Operation Exemption--Clark County, WA, STB Finance Docket No. 34661 
(STB served Mar. 3, 2005), CBRW was also authorized to acquire by lease 
and to operate an additional 19 miles of rail line owned by Clark 
County, WA, extending between milepost 14.1 at Battle Ground, WA, and 
milepost 33.1 at or near Chelatchie, WA. In Central Washington Railroad 
Company-Lease and Operation Exemption--The Burlington Northern and 
Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34640 (STB served Jan. 
21, 2005), CWA was authorized to lease from The Burlington Northern and 
Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and to operate 41.57 miles of rail line 
extending between specified points in the State of Washington. CWA was 
also assigned certain trackage rights by BNSF as part of that 
transaction. The Temples control both CBRW and CWA. See Nicholas B. 
Temple and Eric Temple--Control Exemption--Central Washington Railroad 
Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34641 (STB served Jan. 21, 2005).
    As part of a corporate restructuring, CBRW will assign all of its 
interests in the 33-mile Clark County line to PVJR. Applicants state 
that, upon completion of the transaction, PVJR will assume the common 
carrier obligation regarding the Clark County line.
    The transaction is expected to be consummated on or after January 
30, 2009 (30 days after the exemption was filed).
    Applicants state that the intra-corporate restructuring will 
reflect that the Clark County line is geographically and operationally 
distinct from the remainder of CBRW's rail system and that it will 
insulate each of CBRW and PVJR from the financial, legal and 
operational risks of the other.

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    This is a transaction within a corporate family of the type 
exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). The 
parties state that the transaction will not result in adverse changes 
in service levels, significant operational changes, or changes in the 
competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does 
not provide for labor protection for transactions under sections 11324 
and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the 
Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of 
the carriers involved are Class III carriers.
    If the 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 transaction. Petitions for stay 
must be filed no later than January 23, 2009 (at least 7 days before 
the effective date of the exemption).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35210, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one 
copy of each pleading must be served on applicants' representative, 
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: January 9, 2009.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-836 Filed 1-15-09; 8:45 am]
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