Port of Moses Lake-Construction Exemption-Moses Lake, WA [STB Finance Docket No. 34936 (Sub-No. 1)]; Port of Moses Lake-Acquisition Exemption-Moses Lake, WA, 43746 [E9-20666]

Download as PDF 43746 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 165 / Thursday, August 27, 2009 / Notices other requirements have been satisfied (23 U.S.C. 111, 23 CFR 625.2(a), and 23 CFR 771.129). Implementation State DOTs are required to submit requests for proposed changes in access to their FHWA Division Office for review and action under 23 U.S.C. 106 and 111, and 23 CFR 625.2(a). The FHWA Division Office will ensure that all requests for changes in access contain sufficient information, as required in this policy, to allow FHWA to independently evaluate and act on the request. Guidance to assist with the implementation and consistent application of this policy can be accessed electronically through the FHWA Office of Infrastructure’s Web page at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ programadmin/index.htm. Policy Statement Impact The policy statement, first published in the Federal Register on October 22, 1990 (55 FR 42670), and modified on February 11, 1998 (63 FR 7045), describes the justification and documentation needed for requests to add or revise access to the existing Interstate System. The revisions made by the publication of this policy statement reflect the direction provided in SAFETEA–LU, clarify the operational and safety analysis to accompany proposed changes in access on the Interstate System, and update language at various locations to ensure consistency with other Federal laws, regulations and FHWA policies. State DOTs should take these factors into consideration when making requests for new or revised access points, but the overall effort necessary for developing the request will not be significantly increased. (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 111 and 315; 49 CFR 1.48) Issued on August 18, 2009. Victor M. Mendez, Federal Highway Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–20679 Filed 8–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P ACTION: Notice of exemption. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUMMARY: Subject to a Programmatic Agreement negotiated by the parties and environmental mitigation measures, the Board is granting exemptions under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for the Port of Moses Lake (Port) in STB Finance Docket No. 34936 to construct two segments of rail line in Moses Lake, WA, one between the community of Wheeler and Parker Horn at the mouth of Crab Creek and another between Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW) trackage and the east side of the Grant County International Airport, and in STB Finance Docket No. 34936 (SubNo. 1) to acquire a segment of rail line from CBRW that runs approximately from Parker Horn near Stratford Road to near the Grant County International Airport, which would connect the newly constructed segments. The Port plans to rehabilitate and upgrade this line segment, including the upgrade of two signalized grade crossings. The Port estimates the total mileage of its construction and acquisition proposals to be approximately 11.5 miles in length. DATES: The exemption will be effective on September 11, 2009. Petitions to reopen must be filed by September 16, 2009. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34936 and STB Finance Docket No. 34936 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of all pleadings must be served on petitioner’s representative: Adrian L. Steel, Jr., Mayer Brown LLP, 1909 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245–0395. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES [STB Finance Docket No. 34936] Port of Moses Lake—Construction Exemption—Moses Lake, WA [STB Finance Docket No. 34936 (Sub-No. 1)]; Port of Moses Lake—Acquisition Exemption—Moses Lake, WA AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:19 Aug 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 21, 2009. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Nottingham, and Commissioner Mulvey. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–20666 Filed 8–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Aviation Administration Westfield-Barnes Airport, Westfield MA; FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Westfield Airport Commission under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96–193) and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96–52 (1980). On August 3, 2009, the Airports Division Manager approved the Westfield-Barnes Airport noise compatibility program. All of the proposed program elements were approved. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the WestfieldBarnes Airport noise compatibility program is August 3, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Federal Aviation Administration, New England Region, Airports Division, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, Telephone (781) 238–7613. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be obtained from the same individual. This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the Westfield-Barnes Airport noise compatibility program, effective August 3, 2009. Under Section 104(a) of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (hereinafter the Act), an airport operator who has previously submitted a noise exposure map may submit to the FAA a noise compatibility program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within the area covered by the noise exposure maps. The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties including local communities, government agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34936]


Port of Moses Lake--Construction Exemption--Moses Lake, WA [STB 
Finance Docket No. 34936 (Sub-No. 1)]; Port of Moses Lake--Acquisition 
Exemption--Moses Lake, WA

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of exemption.

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SUMMARY: Subject to a Programmatic Agreement negotiated by the parties 
and environmental mitigation measures, the Board is granting exemptions 
under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 
10901 for the Port of Moses Lake (Port) in STB Finance Docket No. 34936 
to construct two segments of rail line in Moses Lake, WA, one between 
the community of Wheeler and Parker Horn at the mouth of Crab Creek and 
another between Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW) trackage 
and the east side of the Grant County International Airport, and in STB 
Finance Docket No. 34936 (Sub-No. 1) to acquire a segment of rail line 
from CBRW that runs approximately from Parker Horn near Stratford Road 
to near the Grant County International Airport, which would connect the 
newly constructed segments. The Port plans to rehabilitate and upgrade 
this line segment, including the upgrade of two signalized grade 
crossings. The Port estimates the total mileage of its construction and 
acquisition proposals to be approximately 11.5 miles in length.

DATES: The exemption will be effective on September 11, 2009. Petitions 
to reopen must be filed by September 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34936 and STB Finance Docket No. 34936 (Sub-No. 1), 
must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of all pleadings must 
be served on petitioner's representative: Adrian L. Steel, Jr., Mayer 
Brown LLP, 1909 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245-0395. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web 
site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: August 21, 2009.

    By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Nottingham, and 
Commissioner Mulvey.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-20666 Filed 8-26-09; 8:45 am]
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