Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company―Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 18799 [E9-9449]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 78 / Friday, April 24, 2009 / Notices that the construction authorized by the permit has begun. If, after a permit has expired, a permittee continues to believe that the project should be built, the Department would welcome the submission of a revised Presidential permit application that demonstrats current local support, shows that the project is financially feasible, and explains based on updated traffic and other studies why the project continues to be in the U.S. national interest. This new application would generally need to be accompanied by updated environmental review documents, in keeping with the Council on Environmental Quality’s guidance that environmental documents more than five years old are considered out of date. In December 2008, the Department issued to the General Services Administration a Presidential permit containing an expiration clause for the new border crossing to be built at Otay Mesa East, near San Diego, California. Dated: April 17, 2009. Alex Lee, Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–9352 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] constitutes the lead to the site of the former Cargill Malt Plant at Kohler. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.— Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35191. In that proceeding, WSOR seeks to acquire from UP and operate 2.8 miles of overhead trackage rights over a line of railroad extending between UP milepost 4.0 in Kohler and UP milepost 1.2 at Kohler Junction near Sheboygan, WI.1 This transaction is also related to a concurrently filed petition for declaratory order filed in Wisconsin Department of Transportation—Petition for Declaratory Order—Rail Line in Sheboygan County, WI, STB Finance Docket No. 35195. In that proceeding, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation seeks a finding that its acquisition of the right-of-way and railroad assets of the 10.95-mile rail line will not render it a rail common carrier. WSOR has requested expedited action in this proceeding. DATES: This exemption will be effective on May 8, 2009. Petitions to stay must be filed by May 4, 2009. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by May 14, 2009. BILLING CODE 4710–29–P An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35144, 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 WSOR’s representative: John D. Heffner, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1750 K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35144] Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of exemption. SUMMARY: Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company (WSOR), a Class II rail carrier, to acquire and operate a permanent exclusive freight rail operating easement over approximately 10.95 miles of railroad known as the Kohler Industrial Lead that is currently owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and to acquire and operate approximately 1,000 feet of UP spur track, subject to labor protective conditions. The easement extends from a connection with WSOR’s north-south Kiel-toSaukville line at milepost 14.95 at Plymouth, WI, to milepost 4.0 near Kohler, WI. The UP spur track VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Apr 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245–0395. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 20, 2009. By the Board, Chairman Mulvey, and Vice Chairman Nottingham. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–9449 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 Notice of the filing was served on February 27, 2009, and published in the Federal Register on the same day at 74 FR 9019. WSOR concurrently filed a motion for protective order, which was granted by decision served on March 20, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18799 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2009–0001–N–9] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking approval of the following information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than June 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number 2130—New.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or via e-mail to Mr. Brogan at robert.brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Jackson at nakia.jackson@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number and the title of the information collection in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 78 (Friday, April 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 18799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9449]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35144]


Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company[horbar]Acquisition and 
Operation Exemption--Union Pacific Railroad Company

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of exemption.

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SUMMARY: Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for 
exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for 
the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company (WSOR), a Class II rail 
carrier, to acquire and operate a permanent exclusive freight rail 
operating easement over approximately 10.95 miles of railroad known as 
the Kohler Industrial Lead that is currently owned by Union Pacific 
Railroad Company (UP) and to acquire and operate approximately 1,000 
feet of UP spur track, subject to labor protective conditions. The 
easement extends from a connection with WSOR's north-south Kiel-to-
Saukville line at milepost 14.95 at Plymouth, WI, to milepost 4.0 near 
Kohler, WI. The UP spur track constitutes the lead to the site of the 
former Cargill Malt Plant at Kohler. This transaction is related to a 
concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Wisconsin & Southern 
Railroad Co.--Trackage Rights Exemption--Union Pacific Railroad 
Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35191. In that proceeding, WSOR seeks 
to acquire from UP and operate 2.8 miles of overhead trackage rights 
over a line of railroad extending between UP milepost 4.0 in Kohler and 
UP milepost 1.2 at Kohler Junction near Sheboygan, WI.\1\ This 
transaction is also related to a concurrently filed petition for 
declaratory order filed in Wisconsin Department of Transportation--
Petition for Declaratory Order--Rail Line in Sheboygan County, WI, STB 
Finance Docket No. 35195. In that proceeding, the Wisconsin Department 
of Transportation seeks a finding that its acquisition of the right-of-
way and railroad assets of the 10.95-mile rail line will not render it 
a rail common carrier. WSOR has requested expedited action in this 
proceeding.
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    \1\ Notice of the filing was served on February 27, 2009, and 
published in the Federal Register on the same day at 74 FR 9019. 
WSOR concurrently filed a motion for protective order, which was 
granted by decision served on March 20, 2009.

DATES: This exemption will be effective on May 8, 2009. Petitions to 
stay must be filed by May 4, 2009. Petitions for reconsideration must 
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be filed by May 14, 2009.

ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35144, 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 WSOR's representative: John D. 
Heffner, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1750 K Street, NW., Suite 200, 
Washington, DC 20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245-0395. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web 
site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: April 20, 2009.

    By the Board, Chairman Mulvey, and Vice Chairman Nottingham.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-9449 Filed 4-23-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P