Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2008 Determination, 55086-55087 [E9-25478]

Download as PDF 55086 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Notices going to ‘‘ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS,’’ clicking on the ‘‘Key Cases’’ link, and then clicking on ‘‘Eastern Iowa Industrial Center Rail Project.’’ In addition, the EA is available for inspection at the Main Street Library, which is located at 321 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801–1490. SEA will consider all comments received in making its final recommendations to the Board. The Board will then consider SEA’s final recommendations and the complete environmental record in making its final decision in this proceeding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christa Dean, Attorney and Project Manager, at (202) 245–0299; e-mail: christa.dean@stb.dot.gov. Federal Information Relay Service for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339. DATES: The EA is available for public review and comment. All comments must be submitted or post-marked by November 30, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Christa Dean, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Room 1108, Washington, DC 20423. Please reference STB Docket No. 35237 in all correspondence. Comments on the EA may also be filed electronically on the Board’s Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov, by clicking on the ‘‘E–FILING’’ link. Decided: October 26, 2009. By the Board, Victoria Rutson, Chief, Section of Environmental Analysis. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–25435 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Project Number GAI–0067–01 (004)] Environmental Impact Statement: Hancock and Pearl River Counties, MS mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Hancock and Pearl River Counties, Mississippi. The project study area will extend a distance of approximately 30 miles from Interstate 10 south of Kiln, MS to Interstate 59 in the vicinity of Picayune, Mississippi. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:19 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Claiborne Barnwell, Project Development Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, 666 North Street, Suite 105, Jackson, MS 39202– 3199, Telephone: (601) 965–4217. Contact at the State level is Ms. Kim Thurman, Environmental/Location Division Administrator, Mississippi Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1850, Jackson, MS 39215–1850, telephone: (601) 359–7920. The FHWA, in cooperation with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed widening and/or realignment of State Route 603/43 in Hancock and Pearl River Counties, Mississippi. The proposed improvements are intended to provide a safe and effective hurricane evacuation route while alleviating high levels of congestion and travel delays presently being experienced on the southern terminus of State Route 603/43. This project was initially started in 2008 as an Environmental Assessment. However, due to the complexity of the project and a high number of sensitive wetland and water issues, it has been determined that it is appropriate to convert this project to an EIS. A Coordination Plan for Agency and Public Involvement will be developed in accordance with Public Law 109–59, SAFETEA–LU, Title VI, Section 6002, Efficient Environmental Reviews for Project Decision Making, August 10, 2005, and will outline the process by which project information will be communicated to the lead, cooperating, participating, other agencies and organizations, and the public. This plan will also identify how input from agencies and the public will be solicited and considered. The coordination Plan is intended to be a flexible and fluid document and will be available at public and agency meetings for review. The purpose of the EIS is to address the transportation, environmental, and safety issues of such a transportation corridor. The proposed transportation project will be studied both for widening of the existing roadway and for the potential for new alignment in some areas and will provide a safer roadway and improve mobility for those traveling from Interstate 10 to Interstate 59. The proposed project will also specifically address traffic concerns in Kiln, Mississippi and how the existing congestion through the town can be best alleviated while preserving sensitive wetland resources. Alternatives under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consideration include (1) taking no action and (2) build alternatives. The FHWA and MDOT are seeking input as a part of the scoping process to assist in determining and clarifying issues relative to this project. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. A formal scoping meeting with federal, state, and local agencies, and other interested parties will be held in the near future. Public involvement meetings will be held during the EIS process. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the official public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. Dated: October 19, 2009 E. Claiborne Barnwell, Project Development Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, Mississippi Division, Jackson, Mississippi. [FR Doc. E9–25654 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 552 (Sub-No. 13)] Railroad Revenue Adequacy—2008 Determination AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of decision. SUMMARY: On October 26, 2009, the Board served a decision announcing the 2008 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation’s Class I railroads. One carrier, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, is found to be revenue adequate. DATES: Effective Date: This decision is effective on October 26, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Paul Aguiar, (202) 245–0323. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is required to make an annual E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Notices determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of return on net investment (ROI) equal to at least the current cost of capital for the railroad industry. For 2008, the railroad industry’s cost of capital was determined to be 11.75%. See Railroad Cost of Capital—2008, STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 12) (STB served Sept. 25, 2009). This revenue adequacy figure was compared with ROI data from each Class I railroad, and one carrier was found to be revenue adequate for 2008. The Board’s decision in this proceeding is posted on the Board’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov under ‘‘E-Library,’’ and ‘‘Decisions & Notices.’’ This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action in this proceeding will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The purpose and effect of the action is merely to update the annual railroad industry revenue adequacy finding. No new reporting or other regulatory requirements are imposed, directly or indirectly, on small entities. Decided: October 16, 2009. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–25478 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Fiduciary Powers of Savings Associations mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection request (ICR) described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal. DATES: Submit written comments on or before November 25, 2009. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, can be obtained from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:19 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to OMB and OTS at these addresses: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for OTS, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725—17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974; and Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, by fax to (202) 906–6518, or by e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http:// www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. ADDRESSES: For further information or to obtain a copy of the submission to OMB, please contact Ira L. Mills at ira.mills@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906–6531, or facsimile number (202) 906–6518, Regulations and Legislation Division, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection. Title of Proposal: Fiduciary Powers of Savings Associations. OMB Number: 1550–0037. Form Number: 1240. Description: Under 12 U.S.C. 1464(n), the OTS regulates the fiduciary activities of federal savings associations. Part 550 of 12 CFR contains the regulations that savings associations must follow when conducting fiduciary activities. OTS will use the information in order to ensure that the proposed activities conform to applicable statutes and regulations and are properly organized and conducted. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 113. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55087 Estimated Number of Responses: 113. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 3,051 hours. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Burden: 3,051 hours. Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906–6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. Dated: October 20, 2009. Deborah Dakin, Acting Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. [FR Doc. E9–25633 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6720–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Loan Application Register (HMDA) AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection request (ICR) described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal. DATES: Submit written comments on or before November 25, 2009. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, can be obtained from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to OMB and OTS at these addresses: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for OTS, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974; and Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, by fax to (202) 906–6518, or by e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 205 (Monday, October 26, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55086-55087]
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[FR Doc No: E9-25478]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 552 (Sub-No. 13)]


Railroad Revenue Adequacy--2008 Determination

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of decision.

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SUMMARY: On October 26, 2009, the Board served a decision announcing 
the 2008 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I 
railroads. One carrier, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, is found to 
be revenue adequate.

DATES: Effective Date: This decision is effective on October 26, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Paul Aguiar, (202) 245-0323. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is required to make an annual

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determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered 
revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of 
return on net investment (ROI) equal to at least the current cost of 
capital for the railroad industry. For 2008, the railroad industry's 
cost of capital was determined to be 11.75%. See Railroad Cost of 
Capital--2008, STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 12) (STB served Sept. 25, 
2009). This revenue adequacy figure was compared with ROI data from 
each Class I railroad, and one carrier was found to be revenue adequate 
for 2008.
    The Board's decision in this proceeding is posted on the Board's 
Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov under ``E-Library,'' and ``Decisions 
& Notices.''
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action in this 
proceeding will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities. The purpose and effect of the action is 
merely to update the annual railroad industry revenue adequacy finding. 
No new reporting or other regulatory requirements are imposed, directly 
or indirectly, on small entities.

    Decided: October 16, 2009.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-25478 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]
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