Progressive Rail, Incorporated-Acquisition Exemption-Rail Lines of Wisconsin Central, Ltd., 44437 [E9-20748]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 166 / Friday, August 28, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35257] Progressive Rail, Incorporated— Acquisition Exemption—Rail Lines of Wisconsin Central, Ltd. hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Progressive Rail, Incorporated (PGR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire 23.97 miles of railroad from Wisconsin Central, Ltd. (WCL).1 One line that PGR is acquiring, the Almena-Cameron Branch, extends between milepost 80.88, at or near Almena and milepost 97.80, at or near Cameron, a distance of 16.92 miles. The other, the Rice Lake-Cameron Branch, extends between Milepost 49.0, at or near Cameron, and milepost 56.05, at or near Rice Lake, a distance of 7.05 miles. Both lines are located in Barron County, WI.2 The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after October 11, 2009. PGR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier. However, because its projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million, PGR also has certified to the Board that it has complied with the employee notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.42(e). Pursuant to that provision, the exemption may not become effective until 60 days from the August 12, 2009 date of the revised certification to the Board, which would be October 11, 2009. 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than October 2, 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 1 PGR currently operates the lines under a lease from WCL. See Progressive Rail, Incorporated— Lease and Operation Exemption—Rail Lines of Wisconsin Central, Ltd., STB Finance Docket No. 34600 (STB served Nov. 12, 2004). 2 Following the consummation of this transaction, PGR states that it plans to convey the right-of-way and rail assets to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. PGR will retain the common carrier obligation. PGR acknowledges that Board authority is required for these transactions. VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:38 Aug 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. 35257, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on James H. M. Savage, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1750 K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 24, 2009. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–20748 Filed 8–27–09; 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 June 8, 2009, vol. 74, no. 108, page 27233– 27234. Runway incursions are a risk to the public traveling in aircraft. Feedback from these surveys is used in the prevention of runway collisions and in the medication of the severity and frequency of runway incursions. DATES: Please submit comments by September 28, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney at Carla.Mauneyfaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: Information for the Prevention of Aircraft Collisions at Towered Airports. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44437 OMB Control Number: 2120–0692. Forms(s) There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: An estimated 8,900 Respondents. Frequency: This information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 16.5 minutes per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 2510 hours annually. Abstract: Runway incursions are a risk to the public traveling in aircraft. Feedback from these surveys is used in the prevention of runway collisions and in the medication of the severity and frequency of runway incursions. 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 oirasubmission@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 August 21, 2009. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35257]


Progressive Rail, Incorporated--Acquisition Exemption--Rail Lines 
of Wisconsin Central, Ltd.

    Progressive Rail, Incorporated (PGR), a Class III rail carrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire 
23.97 miles of railroad from Wisconsin Central, Ltd. (WCL).\1\ One line 
that PGR is acquiring, the Almena-Cameron Branch, extends between 
milepost 80.88, at or near Almena and milepost 97.80, at or near 
Cameron, a distance of 16.92 miles. The other, the Rice Lake-Cameron 
Branch, extends between Milepost 49.0, at or near Cameron, and milepost 
56.05, at or near Rice Lake, a distance of 7.05 miles. Both lines are 
located in Barron County, WI.\2\
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    \1\ PGR currently operates the lines under a lease from WCL. See 
Progressive Rail, Incorporated--Lease and Operation Exemption--Rail 
Lines of Wisconsin Central, Ltd., STB Finance Docket No. 34600 (STB 
served Nov. 12, 2004).
    \2\ Following the consummation of this transaction, PGR states 
that it plans to convey the right-of-way and rail assets to the 
Wisconsin Department of Transportation. PGR will retain the common 
carrier obligation. PGR acknowledges that Board authority is 
required for these transactions.
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    The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after 
October 11, 2009.
    PGR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class 
I rail carrier. However, because its projected annual revenues will 
exceed $5 million, PGR also has certified to the Board that it has 
complied with the employee notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.42(e). 
Pursuant to that provision, the exemption may not become effective 
until 60 days from the August 12, 2009 date of the revised 
certification to the Board, which would be October 11, 2009.
    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 transaction. Petitions for stay 
must be filed no later than October 2, 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. 35257, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one 
copy of each pleading must be served on James H. M. Savage, John D. 
Heffner, PLLC, 1750 K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: August 24, 2009.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-20748 Filed 8-27-09; 8:45 am]
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