Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Latah County, ID, 40281 [E9-19280]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 11, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Delegation of Authority No. 326 ] Delegation by the Secretary of State as Chairperson of the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation to the Vice President for Compact Implementation By virtue of the authority vested in me as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation by Section 18 of Article I of the Bylaws and other relevant provisions of the bylaws and law, including Section 614(d) of the Millennium Challenge Act, 2003, and Section 1(a)(4) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, I hereby delegate to Darius Mans, Vice President for Compact Implementation, to the extent authorized by law, the functions, duties and powers of the chief executive officer, to be exercised subject to my direction. Any authorities covered by this delegation may also be exercised by me and may be redelegated to the extent authorized by law. This delegation shall enter into effect on July 31, 2009 and shall expire upon the appointment and entry upon duty of a new Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 604(b) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003. This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: July 15, 2009/ Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–19218 Filed 8–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–570 (Sub–No. 3X)] sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—in Latah County, ID Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc. (PRCC) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon 2.98 miles of rail line consisting of the following three segments between: (1) Milepost 84.0, at the Washington-Idaho State line, and milepost 85.91, in Moscow, ID; (2) milepost 86.11 and milepost 86.9, in Moscow; and (3) milepost 85.5 and the end of the line at the intersection of A Street and Almon Street, in Moscow, VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:51 Aug 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 Latah County, ID.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 83843. PRCC has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on September 10, 2009, unless stayed pending reconsideration.2 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),4 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 21, 2009. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 1 PRCC’s segment located between milepost 85.91 and milepost 86.11 was authorized for abandonment in Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad. Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—in Latah County, ID (STB served August 17, 2007). 2 Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2), the railroad must file a verified notice with the Board at least 50 days before the abandonment or discontinuance is to be consummated. PRCC has indicated a proposed consummation date of September 9, 2009, but, because the verified notice was filed on July 22, 2009, consummation may not take place prior to September 10, 2009. 3 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40281 conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 31, 2009, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to PRCC’s representative: Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. PRCC has filed environmental and historic reports that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 14, 2009. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), PRCC shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by PRCC’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 11, 2010, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 6, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–19280 Filed 8–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA 2009–0040] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-570 (Sub-No. 3X)]


Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc.--Abandonment 
Exemption--in Latah County, ID

    Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc. (PRCC) has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments to abandon 2.98 miles of rail line consisting of the 
following three segments between: (1) Milepost 84.0, at the Washington-
Idaho State line, and milepost 85.91, in Moscow, ID; (2) milepost 86.11 
and milepost 86.9, in Moscow; and (3) milepost 85.5 and the end of the 
line at the intersection of A Street and Almon Street, in Moscow, Latah 
County, ID.\1\ The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 
83843.
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    \1\ PRCC's segment located between milepost 85.91 and milepost 
86.11 was authorized for abandonment in Palouse River & Coulee City 
Railroad. Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Latah County, ID (STB 
served August 17, 2007).
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    PRCC has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be 
rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of 
rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity 
acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the 
line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or 
with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of 
complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 
CFR 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 49 
CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper 
publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental 
agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.--
Abandonment--Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this 
condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for 
partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed.
    Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of 
financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be 
effective on September 10, 2009, unless stayed pending 
reconsideration.\2\ Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 
issues,\3\ formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 
1152.27(c)(2),\4\ and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 
1152.29 must be filed by August 21, 2009. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by August 31, 2009, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2), the railroad must file a 
verified notice with the Board at least 50 days before the 
abandonment or discontinuance is to be consummated. PRCC has 
indicated a proposed consummation date of September 9, 2009, but, 
because the verified notice was filed on July 22, 2009, consummation 
may not take place prior to September 10, 2009.
    \3\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). 
Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that 
the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's 
effective date.
    \4\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
PRCC's representative: Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., 
Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    PRCC has filed environmental and historic reports that address the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 
14, 2009. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to 
SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-
0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245-0305. [Assistance for the hearing 
impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.] Comments on environmental and historic 
preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes 
available to the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), PRCC shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If 
consummation has not been effected by PRCC's filing of a notice of 
consummation by August 11, 2010, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: August 6, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-19280 Filed 8-10-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P