Sierra Northern Railway-Lease and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 67006-67007 [E9-29986]

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E9–30031 Filed 12–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35331] Sierra Northern Railway—Lease and Operation Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Sierra Northern Railway (SNR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease and to operate, pursuant to a lease agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), a line of railroad known as the Santa Cruz E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 241 / Thursday, December 17, 2009 / Notices Branch line located between milepost 0.433, at the east boundary of Salinas Road, near Watsonville Junction, CA, to milepost 31.39, at the end of UP’s line near Davenport, CA, including the interconnection with the Santa Cruz and Big Trees Railroad at milepost 20.4 at Santa Cruz, CA, and various associated siding and spur trackage. The total length of the line is approximately 31.0 miles, and there is an additional 3.6 miles of sidings and spurs. SNR states that, pursuant to an interchange agreement attached to the lease agreement and made a part of this transaction, UP also is granting to SNR certain trackage rights over trackage in UP’s Watsonville yard as necessary for interchange. SNR further states that neither the lease agreement nor the interchange agreement contain a provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a third party. See 49 CFR 1150.43(h). SNR states that it expects the transaction to be consummated in December 2009, on or shortly after the effective date of this exemption. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 31, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). SNR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in SNR becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 24, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35331, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on David VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:19 Dec 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 Magaw, President, Sierra Northern Railway, 341 Industrial Way, Woodland, CA 95776. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 14, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–29986 Filed 12–16–09; 8:45 am] 67007 Service, Room 135, 3700 East West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 20782. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35331]


Sierra Northern Railway--Lease and Operation Exemption--Union 
Pacific Railroad Company

    Sierra Northern Railway (SNR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed 
a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease and to 
operate, pursuant to a lease agreement with Union Pacific Railroad 
Company (UP), a line of railroad known as the Santa Cruz

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Branch line located between milepost 0.433, at the east boundary of 
Salinas Road, near Watsonville Junction, CA, to milepost 31.39, at the 
end of UP's line near Davenport, CA, including the interconnection with 
the Santa Cruz and Big Trees Railroad at milepost 20.4 at Santa Cruz, 
CA, and various associated siding and spur trackage. The total length 
of the line is approximately 31.0 miles, and there is an additional 3.6 
miles of sidings and spurs.
    SNR states that, pursuant to an interchange agreement attached to 
the lease agreement and made a part of this transaction, UP also is 
granting to SNR certain trackage rights over trackage in UP's 
Watsonville yard as necessary for interchange. SNR further states that 
neither the lease agreement nor the interchange agreement contain a 
provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a third 
party. See 49 CFR 1150.43(h).
    SNR states that it expects the transaction to be consummated in 
December 2009, on or shortly after the effective date of this 
exemption. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 
31, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the 
exemption was filed).
    SNR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the 
transaction will not result in SNR becoming a Class II or Class I rail 
carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues will 
not exceed $5 million.
    Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 
110-161, Sec.  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 transaction. 
Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 24, 2009 (at 
least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35331, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a 
copy of each pleading must be served on David Magaw, President, Sierra 
Northern Railway, 341 Industrial Way, Woodland, CA 95776.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: December 14, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-29986 Filed 12-16-09; 8:45 am]
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