Watco Companies, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Boise Valley Railroad, Inc., 50999 [E9-23756]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 190 / Friday, October 2, 2009 / Notices Railroad, Inc. In that proceeding, Watco seeks to continue in control of BVR, upon BVR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after October 16, 2009, (the effective date of the exemption). BVR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in BVR becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenue will not exceed $5 million. Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110–161, § 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. If the verified 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. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than October 9, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35259 must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy must be served on Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Decided: September 28, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–23758 Filed 10–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35260] Watco Companies, Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Boise Valley Railroad, Inc. Watco Companies, Inc. (Watco), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Boise Valley Railroad, Inc. (BVR), upon BVR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier.1 This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 35259, Boise Valley Railroad, Inc.¥Assignment of Lease Exemption– Union Pacific Railroad Company and Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad Company. In that proceeding, BVR seeks an exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire by assignment of lease from Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad Company (INPR) the operating and lease rights over approximately 35.99 miles (not including yard track) of rail line owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP). BVR will also acquire from INPR approximately 12.11 miles of incidental trackage rights over two segments of UP’s lines in order to interchange traffic with UP at Nampa, ID, and to access one of the leased lines. The parties intend to consummate the transaction on or shortly after October 16, 2009 (the effective date of this notice). Watco currently controls 21 Class III rail carriers: South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad Company, Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, Inc., Timber Rock Railroad, Inc., Stillwater Central Railroad, Inc., Eastern Idaho Railroad, Inc., Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Inc., Pennsylvania Southwestern Railroad, Inc., Great Northwest Railroad, Inc., Kaw River Railroad, Inc., Mission Mountain Railroad, Inc., Mississippi Southern Railroad, Inc., Yellowstone Valley Railroad, Inc., Louisiana Southern Railroad, Inc., Arkansas Southern Railroad, Inc., Alabama Southern Railroad, Inc., and Vicksburg Southern Railroad, Inc., Austin Western Railroad, Inc., Baton Rouge Southern Railroad, LLC, Pacific Sun Railroad L.L.C., Grand Elk Railroad, and Alabama Warrior Railway, L.L.C. Watco represents that: (1) The rail lines to be operated by BVR do not connect with any other railroads in the Watco corporate family; (2) the 1 Watco owns 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of BVR. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:40 Oct 01, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50999 transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect these rail lines with any other railroad in the Watco corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under sections 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here because all of the carriers involved are Class III carriers. If the verified 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 no later than October 9, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35260, 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 Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik, LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: September 28, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35260]


Watco Companies, Inc.--Continuance in Control Exemption--Boise 
Valley Railroad, Inc.

    Watco Companies, Inc. (Watco), a noncarrier, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of 
Boise Valley Railroad, Inc. (BVR), upon BVR's becoming a Class III rail 
carrier.\1\
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    \1\ Watco owns 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of BVR.
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    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 35259, Boise Valley Railroad, 
Inc.-Assignment of Lease Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company and 
Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad Company. In that proceeding, BVR 
seeks an exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire by assignment of 
lease from Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad Company (INPR) the 
operating and lease rights over approximately 35.99 miles (not 
including yard track) of rail line owned by Union Pacific Railroad 
Company (UP). BVR will also acquire from INPR approximately 12.11 miles 
of incidental trackage rights over two segments of UP's lines in order 
to interchange traffic with UP at Nampa, ID, and to access one of the 
leased lines.
    The parties intend to consummate the transaction on or shortly 
after October 16, 2009 (the effective date of this notice).
    Watco currently controls 21 Class III rail carriers: South Kansas 
and Oklahoma Railroad Company, Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, 
Inc., Timber Rock Railroad, Inc., Stillwater Central Railroad, Inc., 
Eastern Idaho Railroad, Inc., Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Inc., 
Pennsylvania Southwestern Railroad, Inc., Great Northwest Railroad, 
Inc., Kaw River Railroad, Inc., Mission Mountain Railroad, Inc., 
Mississippi Southern Railroad, Inc., Yellowstone Valley Railroad, Inc., 
Louisiana Southern Railroad, Inc., Arkansas Southern Railroad, Inc., 
Alabama Southern Railroad, Inc., and Vicksburg Southern Railroad, Inc., 
Austin Western Railroad, Inc., Baton Rouge Southern Railroad, LLC, 
Pacific Sun Railroad L.L.C., Grand Elk Railroad, and Alabama Warrior 
Railway, L.L.C.
    Watco represents that: (1) The rail lines to be operated by BVR do 
not connect with any other railroads in the Watco corporate family; (2) 
the transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions 
that would connect these rail lines with any other railroad in the 
Watco corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a 
Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the 
prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 
1180.2(d)(2).
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does 
not provide for labor protection for transactions under sections 11324 
and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the 
Board may not impose labor protective conditions here because all of 
the carriers involved are Class III carriers.
    If the verified 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 no later than October 9, 2009 
(at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35260, 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 Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball 
Janik, LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: September 28, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-23756 Filed 10-1-09; 8:45 am]
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