Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company, 42363 [E9-20114]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 161 / Friday, August 21, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35271] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Illinois Central Railroad Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated July 13, 2009, Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) has agreed to grant Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) non-exclusive trackage rights over 4.8 miles of IC’s Freeport Subdivision between milepost 3.5 at Chicago, IL (Bridgeport) and IC’s connection with The Belt Railway Company of Chicago and Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company at or near milepost 8.3 at Chicago (Belt Crossing).1 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on September 3, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to enable GTW to efficiently handle freight movements between Bridgeport and Chicago (Belt Crossing), on IC’s Freeport Subdivision. 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. This is one of 17 notices of exemption for trackage rights in the Chicago area submitted simultaneously by carrier subsidiaries of the Canadian National Railway Company (CN). We note that the involved lines of railroad were examined as part of the project area in Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation— Control—EJ&E West Company, Finance Docket No. 35087 (STB served Dec. 24, 2008) (CN—EJ&E). Neither CN nor any of the carriers submitting these notices has explained how the notices relate to each other, or how they would impact the operational information provided to the Board in CN—EJ&E. CN and its carrier subsidiaries are directed to submit this information, as well as a color-coded map showing all 17 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between IC and GTW 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:17 Aug 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 proposed trackage rights exemptions, by August 21, 2009. 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 August 27, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110–161, section 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. 35271, 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. It is ordered: The carriers filing this notice and CN are hereby directed to file by August 21, 2009: (1) An explanation of how this notice relates to the 16 other notices filed simultaneously by carrier subsidiaries of CN, (2) an explanation of how these notices would impact the operational information provided to the Board in CN—EJ&E, and (3) a colorcoded map. Decided: August 17, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–20114 Filed 8–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42363 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35280] Wisconsin Central Ltd.—Trackage Rights Exemption—Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated July 13, 2009, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) has agreed to grant nonexclusive trackage rights to Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) over 12.9 miles of GTW’s Elsdon Subdivision between GTW’s connection with Illinois Central Railroad Company at or near milepost 23.2 (CN Junction) at Harvey, IL and the east side of the interlocking plant for GTW’s connection with Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company at or near milepost 36.1 (Griffith), at Griffith, IN.1 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or about September 3, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to enable GTW to efficiently handle freight movements between CN Jct. and Griffith on GTW’s Elsdon Subdivision. 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. This is one of 17 notices of exemption for trackage rights in the Chicago area submitted simultaneously by carrier subsidiaries of the Canadian National Railway Company (CN). We note that the involved lines of railroad were examined as part of the project area in Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation— Control—EJ&E West Company, Finance Docket No. 35087 (STB served Dec. 24, 2008) (CN—EJ&E). Neither CN nor any of the carriers submitting these notices has explained how the notices relate to each other, or how they would impact the operational information provided to the Board in CN—EJ&E. CN and its carrier subsidiaries are directed to submit this information, as well as a color-coded map showing all 17 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. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35271]


Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--
Illinois Central Railroad Company

    Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated July 13, 
2009, Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) has agreed to grant Grand 
Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) non-exclusive trackage rights over 
4.8 miles of IC's Freeport Subdivision between milepost 3.5 at Chicago, 
IL (Bridgeport) and IC's connection with The Belt Railway Company of 
Chicago and Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company at or near 
milepost 8.3 at Chicago (Belt Crossing).\1\
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    \1\ A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between 
IC and GTW 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.
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    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on September 3, 
2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption 
is filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to enable GTW to 
efficiently handle freight movements between Bridgeport and Chicago 
(Belt Crossing), on IC's Freeport Subdivision. 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.
    This is one of 17 notices of exemption for trackage rights in the 
Chicago area submitted simultaneously by carrier subsidiaries of the 
Canadian National Railway Company (CN). We note that the involved lines 
of railroad were examined as part of the project area in Canadian 
National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation--Control--EJ&E 
West Company, Finance Docket No. 35087 (STB served Dec. 24, 2008) (CN--
EJ&E). Neither CN nor any of the carriers submitting these notices has 
explained how the notices relate to each other, or how they would 
impact the operational information provided to the Board in CN--EJ&E. 
CN and its carrier subsidiaries are directed to submit this 
information, as well as a color-coded map showing all 17 proposed 
trackage rights exemptions, by August 21, 2009.
    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 August 27, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption 
becomes effective).
    Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 
110-161, section 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. 35271, 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.
    It is ordered:
    The carriers filing this notice and CN are hereby directed to file 
by August 21, 2009: (1) An explanation of how this notice relates to 
the 16 other notices filed simultaneously by carrier subsidiaries of 
CN, (2) an explanation of how these notices would impact the 
operational information provided to the Board in CN--EJ&E, and (3) a 
color-coded map.

    Decided: August 17, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-20114 Filed 8-20-09; 8:45 am]
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