Knox and Kane Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Clarion, Forest, Elk and McKean Counties, PA, 54873-54874 [E9-25501]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 204 / Friday, October 23, 2009 / Notices securities of the above-listed company is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EDT October 21, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. EST, on November 3, 2009. By the Commission. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–25639 Filed 10–21–09; 11:15 am] October 19, 2009. Maura M. Pally, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–25563 Filed 10–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [Public Notice 6791] Determination and Certification Under Section 7046(d) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6792] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘The Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures’’ CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘The Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI, from on or about January 21, 2010, until on or about May 6, 2010, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Carol B. Epstein, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/632–6473). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20522– 0505. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:24 Oct 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Secretary of State, including under section 7046(d)(1) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 (Div. H, Pub. L. 111–8), I hereby determine and certify that the Government of Colombia is meeting the conditions described in Section 7046(d)(2) of the FY 2009 SFOAA, and that I have consulted with Congress as consistent with the latter. This Determination shall be published in the Federal Register and copies shall be transmitted to the appropriate committees of Congress. Dated: October 16, 2009. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–25562 Filed 10–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–551 (Sub-No. 1X)] Knox and Kane Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Clarion, Forest, Elk and McKean Counties, PA Knox and Kane Railroad Company (Knox and Kane), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon its entire line of railroad between milepost 95.3 at North Clarion Junction, PA, and milepost 165.2 at Mt. Jewett, PA, a distance of 69.9 miles, in Clarion, Forest, Elk and McKean Counties, PA. The line includes no stations and traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 16254, 16235, 16233, 16260, 16239, 16347, 16735, 16734, and 16740. Knox and Kane has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (3) no PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54873 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 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. The Board generally does not impose labor protective conditions on a railroad, such as Knox and Kane here, that is abandoning its entire line. See, Northampton and Bath R. Co.— Abandonment, 354 I.C.C. 784 (1978). Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on November 24, 2009, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by November 2, 2009. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 12, 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 Knox and Kane’s representative: Andrew P. Goldstein, 2175 K Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Knox and Kane has filed both an environmental report and a historic report that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 30, 2009. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface 1 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. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 54874 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 204 / Friday, October 23, 2009 / Notices 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), Knox and Kane 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 Knox and Kane’s filing of a notice of consummation by October 23, 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: October 19, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–25501 Filed 10–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–497 (Sub-No. 5X)] CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Minnesota Northern Railroad, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Roseau County, MN On October 5, 2009, Minnesota Northern Railroad, Inc. (MNN), filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 20.035-mile portion of its Warroad Subdivision between milepost 83.6, located approximately 300 feet west of Roseau County Road 124 (11th Ave., SE.) in Roseau, and milepost 103.635, at the end of the line at Warroad, in Roseau County, MN. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 56751, 56756, and 56763. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in MNN’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:24 Oct 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by January 22, 2010. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than November 12, 2009. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27).1 All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–497 (Sub-No. 5X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) Thomas F. McFarland, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1194. Replies to the petition are due on or before November 12, 2009. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The 1 Effective June 4, 2009, the filing fee for a request for a trail use condition increased to $250. See Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services—2009 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (SubNo. 16) (STB served May 4, 2009). PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: October 20, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–25516 Filed 10–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–1041X] Dakota Northern Railroad, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Walsh and Pembina Counties, ND On October 5, 2009, and amended on October 8, 2009, Dakota Northern Railroad, Inc. (DN), filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a portion of its Glasston Subdivision between milepost 42.08 at the north edge of Private Crossing DOT No. 082102T approximately 2.7 miles north of Grafton and milepost 60.2 at the end of active track approximately 0.6 miles north of Glasston, a distance of 18.12 miles, in Walsh and Pembina Counties, ND. The line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 58237 and 58276, and includes the stations of Auburn (milepost 45.9), St. Thomas (milepost 53.5), and Glasston (milepost 59.6). DN states that it does not have information in its possession that shows that the line contains Federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in DN’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by January 22, 2010. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-551 (Sub-No. 1X)]


Knox and Kane Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Clarion, Forest, Elk and McKean Counties, PA

    Knox and Kane Railroad Company (Knox and Kane), has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments to abandon its entire line of railroad between milepost 
95.3 at North Clarion Junction, PA, and milepost 165.2 at Mt. Jewett, 
PA, a distance of 69.9 miles, in Clarion, Forest, Elk and McKean 
Counties, PA. The line includes no stations and traverses United States 
Postal Service Zip Codes 16254, 16235, 16233, 16260, 16239, 16347, 
16735, 16734, and 16740.
    Knox and Kane has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved 
over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on 
the line; (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 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.
    The Board generally does not impose labor protective conditions on 
a railroad, such as Knox and Kane here, that is abandoning its entire 
line. See, Northampton and Bath R. Co.--Abandonment, 354 I.C.C. 784 
(1978).
    Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of 
financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be 
effective on November 24, 2009, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
November 2, 2009. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 12, 2009, 
with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ 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.
    \2\ 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 Knox 
and Kane's representative: Andrew P. Goldstein, 2175 K Street, NW., 
Suite 600, Washington, DC 20037.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Knox and Kane has filed both an environmental report and a historic 
report that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the 
environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental 
assessment (EA) by October 30, 2009. Interested persons may obtain a 
copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface

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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), Knox and Kane 
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 Knox and Kane's filing of a 
notice of consummation by October 23, 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: October 19, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-25501 Filed 10-22-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P