Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 18606-18607 [E9-9176]

Download as PDF 18606 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 77 / Thursday, April 23, 2009 / Notices ACTION: Notice and request for comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This request is a change to FAA Form 5100–127, Operating and Financial Summary, where we will now collect limited statistical information on airport operations. This new information will add 10 lines to the Form and 1 hour to the Form’s preparation time. Large, medium, and small hub commercial service airports will be asked to provide this information. A copy of the modified Form is available for public inspection at FAA Docket-2009–0257. This notice is supplementary to the notice of this Airport Grants Program revision published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2009 [74 FR 5968]. Additionally, since that notice of revision, the burden for this collection has increased due to new requirements imposed by the American Recovery and Reimbursement Act of 2009 (ARRA). A letter of public notification of this emergency increase was published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2009 [74 FR 16439]. DATES: Please submit comments by June 22, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney on (202) 267–9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: Airports Grants Program Including ARRA Requirements. Type of Request: Revision of an approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0569. Forms(s): Forms 5100–100, 5100–101, 5100–108, 5100–126, 5100–127, 5370–1. Affected Public: A total of 1,950 Respondents. Frequency: The information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 9 hours per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 86,379 hours annually. Abstract: The FAA collects information from airport sponsors and planning agencies in order to administer the Airports Grants Program. Data is used to determine eligibility, ensure proper use of Federal Funds, and ensure project accomplishments. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:59 Apr 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 Fax: (202) 493–2251. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor. Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Examining the Docket: You may examine the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the docket shortly after receipt. 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 estimates 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 in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2009. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. E9–9207 Filed 4–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35222] Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement entered into between NSR and Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE),1 has agreed 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order, which will be addressed in a separate decision. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to grant temporary, non-exclusive, overhead trackage rights to N&BE over a portion of NSR’s line of railroad between Lock Haven, PA (milepost BR 194.2), and Driftwood, PA (milepost BR 139.2), a distance of approximately 55 miles. The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after May 7, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). The temporary trackage rights will expire on December 15, 2009. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow N&BE to operate bridge train service for temporary, seasonal traffic originating on N&BE for delivery to an off-line destination. As a condition to this exemption, any employee 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 employee 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). 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. Any stay petition must be filed by April 30, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 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. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35222, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 127 Lexington Avenue, Ste. 100, Altoona, PA 16601. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 77 / Thursday, April 23, 2009 / Notices Decided: April 16, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–9176 Filed 4–22–09; 8:45 am] comment period ended on March 30, 2009. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Conclusion The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its evaluation of the 13 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for David F. Breuer, Wilford F. Christian, Richard S. Cummings, Joseph A. Dean, Jimmy C. Killian, Daniel L. Jacobs, Jimmy C. Killian, Jose M. Limon-Alvarado, Eugene R. Lydick, John W. Montgomery, Billy L. Riddle, Scottie Stewart, and Artis Suitt. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–20027] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 13 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at http:// www.regulations.gov. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 16:59 Apr 22, 2009 BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 Issued on: April 17, 2009. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–9346 Filed 4–22–09; 8:45 am] Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2009–0038] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel ISLAND SPIRIT. SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2009– PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18607 0038 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 26, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2009–0038. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W21–203, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–5979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel ISLAND SPIRIT is: Intended Use: ‘‘As a vessel in which sailing skills and navigation are taught by a licensed (USCG MASTER) and certified instructor. Additional use as a skippered charter vessel operated by a USCG MASTER which could include multi day trips as well as day and evening charters. Use as a bareboat charter vessel.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Washington State, Oregon, California and Alaska’’. E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 77 (Thursday, April 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18606-18607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9176]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35222]


Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company--Temporary Trackage 
Rights Exemption--Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), pursuant to a written 
trackage rights agreement entered into between NSR and Nittany and Bald 
Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE),\1\ has agreed to grant temporary, non-
exclusive, overhead trackage rights to N&BE over a portion of NSR's 
line of railroad between Lock Haven, PA (milepost BR 194.2), and 
Driftwood, PA (milepost BR 139.2), a distance of approximately 55 
miles.
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    \1\ A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement was 
filed with the notice of exemption. The full version was 
concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective 
order, which will be addressed in a separate decision.
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    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after May 7, 
2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption 
was filed). The temporary trackage rights will expire on December 15, 
2009. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow N&BE to 
operate bridge train service for temporary, seasonal traffic 
originating on N&BE for delivery to an off-line destination.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee 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 employee 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).
    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. Any stay petition must be filed by April 30, 2009 
(at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    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.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35222, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 127 
Lexington Avenue, Ste. 100, Altoona, PA 16601.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.


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    Decided: April 16, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-9176 Filed 4-22-09; 8:45 am]
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