Boston and Maine Corporation, Inc. and Springfiled Terminal Railway Company-Adverse Discontinuance-New England Southern Railroad Co., Inc., 34625-34626 [E9-16889]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 135 / Thursday, July 16, 2009 / Notices years and provided to the Bureau upon request. All reports must be sent to the ECA Grants Officer and ECA Program Officer listed in the final assistance award document. Dated: July 6, 2009. C. Miller Crouch, Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–16926 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Boston and Maine Corporation, Inc. and Springfiled Terminal Railway Company—Adverse Discontinuance— New England Southern Railroad Co., Inc. VI.4. Program Data Requirements Award recipients will be required to maintain specific data on program participants and activities in an electronically accessible database format that can be shared with the Bureau as required. 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VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Jul 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 34625 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6696] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, from on or about October 8, 2009, until on or about January 10, 2010; at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about June 6, 2010, until on or about September 6, 2010, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Carol B. Epstein, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453–8048). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: July 9, 2009. C. Miller Crouch, Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–16934 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–32 (Sub-No. 100)] On June 19, 2009, Pan Am Railways 1 and its subsidiaries, Boston and Maine Corporation, Inc. (B&M), and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (ST) (collectively, Pan Am), filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 10903 asking the Board to authorize the thirdparty, or ‘‘adverse,’’ discontinuance of operating authority of New England Southern Railroad Co., Inc. (NES), over approximately 27 miles of B&M’s New Hampshire Main Line (Line), extending from milepost B80.68 at Penacook to milepost B56 at Manchester, NH, and including (1) the portion of the former Claremont and Concord Railroad line from the switch to the New Hampshire Main Line valuation station 41+98; and (2) one track for interchange purposes in the B&M yard at Manchester. The line traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 03101, 03106, 03301, 03303, and 03304. Pan Am states that NES has been operating the Line under a lease which was entered into on January 14, 1985, and which provides that either party may terminate it on 90 days’ written notice to the other party once the initial 10-year term expires. Pan Am states that, on or about April 27, 2007, it gave NES written notice of termination, effective on or about August 1, 2007, and indicated that it would assume operating the Line under its own operating plan. According to Pan Am, NES, in a letter dated July 21, 2007, responded that it would not file for discontinuance. Pan Am states that the adverse discontinuance is necessary to remove NES’s interest in the Line from Board jurisdiction and enable Pan Am to pursue contract remedies under state law. In a decision served in this proceeding on February 12, 2008, the Board granted a petition filed by Pan Am for exemptions from several statutory provisions and for waivers of certain Board regulations governing rail line discontinuances. The Board required Pan Am to serve a copy of the decision on all of the Line’s shippers and connecting carriers, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, and the 1 Formerly Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM Guilford Rail System. 16JYN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 34626 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 135 / Thursday, July 16, 2009 / Notices headquarters of all duly certified labor organizations 2 Pan Am states that the Line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in Pan Am’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. Pan Am’s entire case in chief for adverse discontinuance was filed with the application. 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). Any interested person may file written comments concerning the proposed adverse discontinuance or protests (including protestant’s entire opposition case) by August 30, 2009. Replies and rebuttal to written comments and protests shall be filed and served by applicants by September 14, 2009. Because Pan Am intends to conduct operations on the Line, all interested persons should be aware that this application is for adverse discontinuance and will not result in the abandonment of existing operations. Therefore, the public use provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10905 (49 CFR 1152.28) and the trail use provisions 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) (49 CFR 1152.29) will not apply. Persons opposing the proposed adverse discontinuance who wish to participate actively and fully in the process should file a protest. Persons who may oppose the adverse discontinuance but who do not wish to participate fully in the process by submitting verified statements of witnesses containing detailed evidence should file comments. Parties seeking information concerning the filing of protests should refer to 49 CFR 1152.25. All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–32 (Sub-No. 100) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) Michael Q. Geary, Pan Am Railways, 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01877. Filings may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise comply with the instructions found on the Board’s http://www.stb.dot.gov Web site, at the ‘‘E–FILING’’ link. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send the original and 10 copies of the filing to the Board 2 According to Pan Am’s certificate of service, a copy of the waiver request was served on the Governor of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Public Utility Commission, and the Bureau of Rail and Transit of New Hampshire. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Jul 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 with a certificate of service. Except as otherwise set forth in 49 CFR 1152, every document filed with the Board must be served on all parties to this adverse discontinuance proceeding. See 49 CFR 1104.12(a). Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment/ discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245–0230 or refer to the full abandonment/discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR 1152. [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: July 10, 2009. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–16889 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 2, 2009, vol. 74, no. 20, page 5885. This information is used to issue special flight authorizations for non-revenue operations of Stage 2 airplanes at U.S. airports. DATES: Please submit comments by August 17, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney at Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: Changes in Permissible Stage 2 Airplane Operations. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0652. Forms(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: An estimated 50 Respondents Frequency: This information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 14.4 minutes per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 12 hours annually. Abstract: This information is used to issue special flight authorizations for non-revenue operations of Stage 2 airplanes at U.S. airports. Only a minimal amount of data is requested to identify the affected parties and determine whether the purpose for the flight is one of those enumerated by law. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer. Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. 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 July 10, 2009. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. E9–16807 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 135 (Thursday, July 16, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-32 (Sub-No. 100)]


Boston and Maine Corporation, Inc. and Springfiled Terminal 
Railway Company--Adverse Discontinuance--New England Southern Railroad 
Co., Inc.

    On June 19, 2009, Pan Am Railways \1\ and its subsidiaries, Boston 
and Maine Corporation, Inc. (B&M), and Springfield Terminal Railway 
Company (ST) (collectively, Pan Am), filed an application under 49 
U.S.C. 10903 asking the Board to authorize the third-party, or 
``adverse,'' discontinuance of operating authority of New England 
Southern Railroad Co., Inc. (NES), over approximately 27 miles of B&M's 
New Hampshire Main Line (Line), extending from milepost B80.68 at 
Penacook to milepost B56 at Manchester, NH, and including (1) the 
portion of the former Claremont and Concord Railroad line from the 
switch to the New Hampshire Main Line valuation station 41+98; and (2) 
one track for interchange purposes in the B&M yard at Manchester.
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    \1\ Formerly Guilford Rail System.
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    The line traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 03101, 
03106, 03301, 03303, and 03304.
    Pan Am states that NES has been operating the Line under a lease 
which was entered into on January 14, 1985, and which provides that 
either party may terminate it on 90 days' written notice to the other 
party once the initial 10-year term expires. Pan Am states that, on or 
about April 27, 2007, it gave NES written notice of termination, 
effective on or about August 1, 2007, and indicated that it would 
assume operating the Line under its own operating plan. According to 
Pan Am, NES, in a letter dated July 21, 2007, responded that it would 
not file for discontinuance. Pan Am states that the adverse 
discontinuance is necessary to remove NES's interest in the Line from 
Board jurisdiction and enable Pan Am to pursue contract remedies under 
state law.
    In a decision served in this proceeding on February 12, 2008, the 
Board granted a petition filed by Pan Am for exemptions from several 
statutory provisions and for waivers of certain Board regulations 
governing rail line discontinuances. The Board required Pan Am to serve 
a copy of the decision on all of the Line's shippers and connecting 
carriers, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, and the

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headquarters of all duly certified labor organizations \2\
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    \2\ According to Pan Am's certificate of service, a copy of the 
waiver request was served on the Governor of New Hampshire, the New 
Hampshire Public Utility Commission, and the Bureau of Rail and 
Transit of New Hampshire.
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    Pan Am states that the Line does not contain federally granted 
rights-of-way. Any documentation in Pan Am's possession will be made 
available promptly to those requesting it. Pan Am's entire case in 
chief for adverse discontinuance was filed with the application.
    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).
    Any interested person may file written comments concerning the 
proposed adverse discontinuance or protests (including protestant's 
entire opposition case) by August 30, 2009. Replies and rebuttal to 
written comments and protests shall be filed and served by applicants 
by September 14, 2009. Because Pan Am intends to conduct operations on 
the Line, all interested persons should be aware that this application 
is for adverse discontinuance and will not result in the abandonment of 
existing operations. Therefore, the public use provisions of 49 U.S.C. 
10905 (49 CFR 1152.28) and the trail use provisions 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) 
(49 CFR 1152.29) will not apply.
    Persons opposing the proposed adverse discontinuance who wish to 
participate actively and fully in the process should file a protest. 
Persons who may oppose the adverse discontinuance but who do not wish 
to participate fully in the process by submitting verified statements 
of witnesses containing detailed evidence should file comments. Parties 
seeking information concerning the filing of protests should refer to 
49 CFR 1152.25.
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. 
AB-32 (Sub-No. 100) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Michael Q. 
Geary, Pan Am Railways, 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 
01877. Filings may be submitted either via the Board's e-filing format 
or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should 
attach a document and otherwise comply with the instructions found on 
the Board's http://www.stb.dot.gov Web site, at the ``E-FILING'' link. 
Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should 
send the original and 10 copies of the filing to the Board with a 
certificate of service. Except as otherwise set forth in 49 CFR 1152, 
every document filed with the Board must be served on all parties to 
this adverse discontinuance proceeding. See 49 CFR 1104.12(a).
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment/
discontinuance procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public 
Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245-0230 or 
refer to the full abandonment/discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR 
1152. [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: July 10, 2009.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-16889 Filed 7-15-09; 8:45 am]
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