CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in McMinn County, TN, 23926-23927 [E9-11875]

Download as PDF dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 23926 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 97 / Thursday, May 21, 2009 / Notices travelers than individually buying a ticket. Part 380 exempts charter operators from certain provisions of the U.S. code in order that they may provide this service. A primary goal of Part 380 is to seek protection for the consumer. Accordingly, the rule stipulates that the charter operator must file evidence (a prospectus—that consists of OST Forms 4532, 4533, 4534 and 4535) with the Department for each charter program certifying that it has entered into a binding contract with a direct air carrier to provide air transportation and that it has also entered into agreements with Department-approved financial institutions for the protection of charter participants’ funds. The prospectus must be approved by the Department prior to the operator’s advertising, selling or operating the charter. If the prospectus information were not collected, it would be extremely difficult to assure compliance with agency rules and to assure that public security and other consumer protection requirements were in place for the traveling public. The information collected is available for public inspection (unless the respondent specifically requests confidential treatment). Part 380 does not provide any assurances of confidentiality. Burden Statement: Completion of all forms in a prospectus can be accomplished in approximately two hours (30 minutes per form) for new filers and one hour for amendments (existing filings). The forms are simplified and request only basic information about the proposed programs and the private sector. The respondent can submit a filing to operate for up to one year and include as many flights as desired, in most cases. The operator is then required by regulations to file revisions to its original prospectus. Respondents: Private Sector: Air carriers; tour operators; the general public (including groups and individuals, corporations, and Universities or Colleges, etc.) Number of Respondents: 245. Number of Responses: 1,782. Total Annual Burden: 891. Frequency of Responses: 245 (respondents) × 4 = 980. 401 (amendments from the same respondents) × 2 = 802. Total estimated responses: 980 + 802 = 1,782. The frequency of response is dependent upon whether the operator is requesting a new program or amending their existing prospectus. Variations occur due to the respondents’ criteria. VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:08 May 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 On average four responses (OST Forms 4532, 4533, 4534 and/or 4535) are required for filing new prospectuses and two of the responses (forms) are required for amendments. The separate hour burden estimate is as follows: Total Annual Burden: 891. Approximately 1,782 (responses) × 0.50 (per form) = 891. Public Comments Invited: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, by the use of electronic means, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Patricia Lawton, DOT Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–11904 Filed 5–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub-No. 694X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in McMinn County, TN On May 1, 2009, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 6.4-mile rail line, known as the Athens Branch, on its Southern Region, Huntington-West Division, KD Subdivision between milepost OKW 327, at Englewood, and milepost OKW 333.4, at Athens, in McMinn County, TN. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 37329 and 37303, and includes the Athens station (milepost OKW 334). The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in CSXT’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 August 19, 2009. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) 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). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than June 10, 2009. Each trail use request must be accompanied by the appropriate filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27).1 All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub-No. 694X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) Louis E. Gitomer, Esq., Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Replies to the petition are due on or before June 10, 2009. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment or 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.] An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). 1 Until June 3, 2009, the filing fee for a request for a trail use condition is $200. On June 4, 2009, that fee will increase to $250. See Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services— 2009 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 16) (STB served May 4, 2009). E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 97 / Thursday, May 21, 2009 / Notices EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: May 15, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–11875 Filed 5–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2009–0001–N–11] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 July 20, 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:08 May 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6073). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104–13, § 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval of such activities by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding: (i) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(I)–(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(I)–(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal regulations. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure that it PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23927 organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the proposed information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Work Schedules and Sleep Patterns of Train Crews in Commuter Passenger Service. OMB Control Number: 2130–New. Abstract: The Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA), Public Law 110–432, grants the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) the authority to prescribe regulations ‘‘* * * Governing the Hours of Service of Train Employees of Commuter and Intercity Passenger Railroad Carriers.’’ (§ 21109). This section of the law provides that: Such regulations and orders may address railroad operating and scheduling practices, including unscheduled duty calls, communications during time off duty, and time spent waiting for deadhead transportation or in deadhead transportation from a duty assignment to the place of final release, that could affect employee fatigue and railroad safety. Furthermore, the regulations shall consider * * * scientific and medical research related to fatigue and fatigue abatement, railroad scheduling and operating practices that improve safety or reduce employee fatigue, a railroad’s use of new or novel technology intended to reduce or eliminate human error, the variations in freight and passenger railroad scheduling practices and operating conditions, the variations in duties and operating conditions for employees subject to this chapter, a railroad’s required or voluntary use of fatigue management plans covering employees subject to this chapter, and any other relevant factors. The purpose of the research addressed under this proposed study is to provide FRA with the necessary information to meet the requirements of RSIA as noted above. The proposed study has two primary purposes: • To document and characterize the work/rest schedules and sleep patterns of train crews in commuter passenger service • To examine the relationship between these schedules and level of alertness/fatigue for the individuals who work these schedules. The intent is to report results in aggregate, not by railroad. The study will seek to describe the work and sleep patterns for this group E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-11875]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 694X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in McMinn 
County, TN

    On May 1, 2009, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), filed with the 
Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the 
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 6.4-mile rail line, known as 
the Athens Branch, on its Southern Region, Huntington-West Division, KD 
Subdivision between milepost OKW 327, at Englewood, and milepost OKW 
333.4, at Athens, in McMinn County, TN. The line traverses United 
States Postal Service Zip Codes 37329 and 37303, and includes the 
Athens station (milepost OKW 334).
    The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in CSXT'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 August 19, 2009.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) 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).
    All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment 
of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for 
other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public 
use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 
49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than June 10, 2009. Each trail use 
request must be accompanied by the appropriate filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(27).\1\
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    \1\ Until June 3, 2009, the filing fee for a request for a trail 
use condition is $200. On June 4, 2009, that fee will increase to 
$250. See Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in 
Connection with Licensing and Related Services--2009 Update, STB Ex 
Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 16) (STB served May 4, 2009).
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. 
AB-55 (Sub-No. 694X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Louis E. 
Gitomer, Esq., Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Avenue, 
Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Replies to the petition are due on or 
before June 10, 2009.
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment or 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.]
    An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement 
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of 
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its 
preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS).

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EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available 
within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for 
submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of 
its service.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: May 15, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-11875 Filed 5-20-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P