Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Wisconsin Central Ltd., 21736-21737 [E9-10742]

Download as PDF 21736 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 88 / Friday, May 8, 2009 / Notices By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–10732 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35244] Illinois Central Railroad Company— Trackage Rights Exemption— Wisconsin Central Ltd. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated April 16, 2009, Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) has agreed to grant nonexclusive overhead and interchange trackage rights to Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) 1 on: (1) IC’s Chicago Subdivision extending between the connection with Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company trackage at or near milepost 19.9 (North Junction) at Harvey, IL, and milepost 1.5 (16th Street) at Chicago, IL; (2) IC’s Freeport Subdivision extending between milepost 2.1 (16th Street) at Chicago, IL, and the connection with The Belt Railway Company of Chicago trackage and the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company trackage at milepost 8.3 (Belt Crossing) at Chicago, IL; and (3) IC’s Joliet Subdivision extending between milepost 3.5 (Bridgeport) at Chicago, IL, and the connection with the Indiana Harbor Belt Railway Company trackage at or near milepost 13.1 (CP Canal) at Argo, IL, a distance of approximately 34.2 miles, all in the State of Illinois.2 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between IC and WCL was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. The motion is being addressed in a separate decision. 2 The Board recently approved the acquisition of control by Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation (collectively, CN) of EJ&E West Company (EJ&EW), a wholly owned, noncarrier subsidiary of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E), with EJ&EW acquiring certain land and rail line assets from EJ&E, including EJ&E’s name, and becoming a rail carrier prior to CN acquiring control of it. See Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation—Control—EJ&E West Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35087, (STB served Dec. 24, 2008). WCL states that, during recent exercises to implement EJ&E into CN’s operations around the Chicago area, it was determined that the rights documented in this trackage rights agreement were established several years ago, implementing agreements were negotiated and executed with the affected unions, and operations were commenced. According to WCL, this filing is being made to assure that all necessary Board authorization has been secured. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:51 May 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or about May 23, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is filed). The purpose of the trackage rights agreement is to enable WCL to efficiently handle overhead and interchange freight movements between Harvey and Argo. The transaction also extends to all industry spurs, connecting tracks, and sidings now existent or hereafter constructed along the tracks to be used here, and right-of-way for the tracks to be used here, signals, interlocking devices and plants, telegraph and telephone lines, and other appurtenances necessary to the use of those tracks. Under the trackage rights agreement, WCL shall not perform any local freight service on the subject trackage. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the 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). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by May 15, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 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. 35244, 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 Thomas J. Healey, Counsel—Regulatory, CN, 17641 S. Ashland Ave., Homewood, IL 60430. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: May 4, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–10746 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35243] Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Wisconsin Central Ltd. Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated April 16, 2009, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) has agreed to grant nonexclusive overhead and interchange trackage rights to Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) 1 over a line of railroad known as GTW’s Elsdon Subdivision extending between the connection with Illinois Central Railroad Company trackage at or near milepost 23.2 (CN Junction) at Harvey, IL, and the connection with The Belt Railway Company of Chicago trackage at milepost 11.8 (Hayford Jct.) at Chicago, IL, a distance of approximately 11.4 miles, all in the State of Illinois.2 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or about May 23, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to enable WCL to efficiently handle overhead and interchange freight movements between Harvey and Hayford Jct. The transaction also extends to all industry spurs, connecting tracks, and sidings now 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between GTW and WCL was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. The motion is being addressed in a separate decision. 2 The Board recently approved the acquisition of control by Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation (collectively, CN) of EJ&E West Company (EJ&EW), a wholly owned, noncarrier subsidiary of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E), with EJ&EW acquiring certain land and rail line assets from EJ&E, including EJ&E’s name, and becoming a rail carrier prior to CN acquiring control of it. See Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation—Control—EJ&E West Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35087, (STB served Dec. 24, 2008). WCL states that, during recent exercises to implement EJ&E into CN’s operations around the Chicago area, it was determined that the rights documented in this trackage rights agreement were established several years ago, implementing agreements were negotiated and executed with the affected unions, and operations were commenced. According to WCL, this filing is being made to assure that all necessary Board authorization has been secured. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 88 / Friday, May 8, 2009 / Notices hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES existent or hereafter constructed along the tracks to be used here, and right-ofway for the tracks to be used here, signals, interlocking devices and plants, telegraph and telephone lines, and other appurtenances necessary to the use of those tracks. Under the trackage rights agreement, WCL shall not perform any local freight service on the subject trackage. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the 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). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by May 15, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 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. 35243, 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 Thomas J. Healey, Counsel—Regulatory, CN, 17641 S. Ashland Ave., Homewood, IL 60430. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: May 4, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–10742 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:51 May 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35242] Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Wisconsin Central Ltd. Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement entered into between Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company (CCP) and Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) on April 16, 2009,1 CCP has agreed to grant WCL nonexclusive overhead and interchange trackage rights between CCP’s connection with the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) at or near CCP’s milepost 35.7 at Munger, IL, and CCP’s connection with The Belt Railway Company of Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad Company at or near CCP’s milepost 8.3 (Belt Crossing) at Chicago, IL, on CCP’s Freeport Subdivision, a distance of approximately 27.4 miles, all in the State of Illinois.2 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or about May 23, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to enable WCL to efficiently handle overhead and interchange freight movements between Munger and Belt Crossing at Chicago. The transaction also extends to all industry spurs, connecting tracks and sidings now existent or hereafter constructed along the tracks to be used here, and right-ofway for the tracks to be used here, signals, interlocking devices and plants, telegraph and telephone lines, and other appurtenances necessary to the use of those tracks. Under the trackage rights 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between CCP and WCL was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. The motion is being addressed in a separate decision. 2 The Board recently approved the acquisition of control by Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation (collectively, CN) of EJ&E West Company (EJ&EW), a wholly owned, noncarrier subsidiary of EJ&E, with EJ&EW acquiring certain land and rail line assets from EJ&E, including EJ&E’s name, and becoming a rail carrier prior to CN acquiring control of it. See Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation—Control—EJ&E West Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35087, (STB served Dec. 24, 2008). WCL states that, during recent exercises to implement EJ&E into CN’s operations around the Chicago area, it was determined that the rights documented in this trackage rights agreement were established several years ago, implementing agreements were negotiated and executed with the affected unions, and operations were commenced. According to WCL, this filing is being made to assure that all necessary Board authorization has been secured. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21737 agreement, WCL shall not perform any local freight service on the subject trackage. As a condition to this exemption, any employee affected by the acquisition of the 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). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by May 15, 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. 35242, 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 Thomas J. Healey, Counsel—Regulatory, CN, 17641 S. Ashland Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: May 4, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–10735 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35243]


Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--
Wisconsin Central Ltd.

    Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated April 16, 
2009, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) has agreed to grant 
nonexclusive overhead and interchange trackage rights to Wisconsin 
Central Ltd. (WCL) \1\ over a line of railroad known as GTW's Elsdon 
Subdivision extending between the connection with Illinois Central 
Railroad Company trackage at or near milepost 23.2 (CN Junction) at 
Harvey, IL, and the connection with The Belt Railway Company of Chicago 
trackage at milepost 11.8 (Hayford Jct.) at Chicago, IL, a distance of 
approximately 11.4 miles, all in the State of Illinois.\2\
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    \1\ A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between 
GTW and WCL was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version 
of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was 
concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective 
order. The motion is being addressed in a separate decision.
    \2\ The Board recently approved the acquisition of control by 
Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation 
(collectively, CN) of EJ&E West Company (EJ&EW), a wholly owned, 
noncarrier subsidiary of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company 
(EJ&E), with EJ&EW acquiring certain land and rail line assets from 
EJ&E, including EJ&E's name, and becoming a rail carrier prior to CN 
acquiring control of it. See Canadian National Railway Company and 
Grand Trunk Corporation--Control--EJ&E West Company, STB Finance 
Docket No. 35087, (STB served Dec. 24, 2008). WCL states that, 
during recent exercises to implement EJ&E into CN's operations 
around the Chicago area, it was determined that the rights 
documented in this trackage rights agreement were established 
several years ago, implementing agreements were negotiated and 
executed with the affected unions, and operations were commenced. 
According to WCL, this filing is being made to assure that all 
necessary Board authorization has been secured.
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    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or about May 23, 
2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption 
is filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to enable WCL to 
efficiently handle overhead and interchange freight movements between 
Harvey and Hayford Jct. The transaction also extends to all industry 
spurs, connecting tracks, and sidings now

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existent or hereafter constructed along the tracks to be used here, and 
right-of-way for the tracks to be used here, signals, interlocking 
devices and plants, telegraph and telephone lines, and other 
appurtenances necessary to the use of those tracks. Under the trackage 
rights agreement, WCL shall not perform any local freight service on 
the subject trackage.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the 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).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions 
must be filed by May 15, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption 
becomes effective).
    Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 
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. 35243, 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 Thomas J. Healey, Counsel--
Regulatory, CN, 17641 S. Ashland Ave., Homewood, IL 60430.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``http://www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: May 4, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-10742 Filed 5-7-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P