Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Kent and Ottawa Counties, MI, 9334 [E9-4034]

Download as PDF 9334 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 3, 2009 / Notices DATES: Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Kastanas, Director, Office of Substance Abuse Policy, Investigations and Compliance, PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, telephone 202–550–0629 or e-mail stanley.kastanas@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must select and test a percentage of covered employees for random drug testing. Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.105(c)(2), (3), and (4), the PHMSA Administrator’s decision on whether to change the minimum annual random drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug test positive rate for the pipeline industry. The data considered by the Administrator comes from operators’ annual submissions of Management Information System (MIS) reports required by 49 CFR 199.119(a). 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E9–4485 Filed 3–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [STB Docket No. AB–364 (Sub-No. 15X)] Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Kent and Ottawa Counties, MI On February 11, 2009, Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc. (MMRR) filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over a 6.94-mile line of railroad between milepost 159.5 at Grand Rapids (Walker) and milepost 166.44 at Marne, in Kent and Ottawa Counties, MI.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 49404, 49435, and 49544, and includes the stations of Grand Rapids and Marne. MMRR states that the line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in MMRR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by June 1, 2009. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) for subsidy under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).2 All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–364 (Sub-No. 15X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Replies to the petition are due on or before March 23, 2009. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning 1 As part of a corporate family transaction, Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad, Inc. (GRE) was merged into MMRR in 1999. See RailTex, Inc., MidMichigan Railroad, Inc., Michigan Shore Railroad, Inc., and Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad, Inc.— Corporate Family Transaction, STB Finance Docket No. 33693 (STB served Jan. 20, 1999). GRE had leased the line from the Coopersville and Marne Railway Company Line (C&M) in 1997. See Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Coopersville and Marne Railway Company Line, STB Finance Docket No. 33344 (STB served Feb. 10, 1997). C&M had acquired the line from the Central Michigan Railway Company in 1996. See Coopersville & Marne Railway Company—Acquisition and Operation Exemption— Central Michigan Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 32942 (STB served May 21, 1996). 2 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8. PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 20, 2009. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-364 (Sub-No. 15X)]


Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc.--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Kent and Ottawa Counties, MI

    On February 11, 2009, Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc. (MMRR) filed with 
the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the 
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over a 6.94-mile 
line of railroad between milepost 159.5 at Grand Rapids (Walker) and 
milepost 166.44 at Marne, in Kent and Ottawa Counties, MI.\1\ The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 49404, 49435, and 
49544, and includes the stations of Grand Rapids and Marne.
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    \1\ As part of a corporate family transaction, Grand Rapids 
Eastern Railroad, Inc. (GRE) was merged into MMRR in 1999. See 
RailTex, Inc., Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., Michigan Shore Railroad, 
Inc., and Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad, Inc.--Corporate Family 
Transaction, STB Finance Docket No. 33693 (STB served Jan. 20, 
1999). GRE had leased the line from the Coopersville and Marne 
Railway Company Line (C&M) in 1997. See Grand Rapids Eastern 
Railroad, Inc.--Lease and Operation Exemption--Coopersville and 
Marne Railway Company Line, STB Finance Docket No. 33344 (STB served 
Feb. 10, 1997). C&M had acquired the line from the Central Michigan 
Railway Company in 1996. See Coopersville & Marne Railway Company--
Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Central Michigan Railway 
Company, STB Finance Docket No. 32942 (STB served May 21, 1996).
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    MMRR states that the line does not contain federally granted 
rights-of-way. Any documentation in MMRR's possession will be made 
available promptly to those requesting it.
    The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.--Abandonment--Goshen, 
360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued by June 1, 2009.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) for subsidy under 49 CFR 
1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a 
decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be 
accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).\2\
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    \2\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic 
documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8.
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. 
AB-364 (Sub-No. 15X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Louis E. 
Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Replies to 
the petition are due on or before March 23, 2009.
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. 
Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the 
Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 245-0305. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: February 20, 2009.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
 [FR Doc. E9-4034 Filed 3-2-09; 8:45 am]
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