Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service and Abandonment-In Aroostook and Penobscot Counties, ME, 12808-12809 [2010-5795]

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Issued on: March 11, 2010. Ann M. Linnertz, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–5809 Filed 3–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–1043 (Sub-No. 1)] Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd.—Discontinuance of Service and Abandonment—In Aroostook and Penobscot Counties, ME wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 On February 25, 2010, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd. (MMA) filed with the Board an application 1 for permission to abandon the following lines of railroad: (1) The Madawaska Subdivision, consisting of approximately 151 miles of line between milepost 109 near Millinocket and milepost 260 near Madawaska in Penobscot and Aroostook Counties, which traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 04462, 04460, 04777, 04776, 04747, 04763, 04780, 04759, 04732, 04775, 04768, 04739, 04781, 04743, 04745, and 04756; 2 1 The State of Maine, by and through its Department of Transportation, filed a motion to reject the application on March 11, 2010. The Board will address the motion in a separate decision. 2 MMA lists the stations on the lines it proposes to abandon in Exhibit 5 of its application. The Madawaska Subdivision includes the stations of Grindstone, Stacyville, Serman, Crystal, Belvedere, Island Falls, Dyer Brook, Oakfield, Smyrna Mills, Weeksboro, Howe Brook, St. Croix, Masardis, Levesque, Squa Pan, Ashland, Sheridan, Wrightville, Moody, Skerry, Portage, Nixon, VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Mar 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 (2) The Presque Isle Subdivision, consisting of approximately 25.3 miles of line between milepost 0.0 near Squa Pan and milepost 25.3 near Presque Isle in Aroostook County, which traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 04732, 04757, and 04769; 3 (3) The Fort Fairfield Subdivision, consisting of approximately 10 miles of line between milepost 0.0 near Presque Isle and milepost 10.0 near Easton in Aroostook County, which traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 04769, 04742, and 04740; 4 (4) The Limestone Subdivision, consisting of approximately 29.85 miles of line between milepost 0.0 near Presque Isle and milepost 29.85 near Limestone in Aroostook County, which traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 04769, 04736, 04742, and 04750; 5 and (5) The Houlton Subdivision, consisting of approximately 16.9 miles of line between milepost 0.0 near Oakfield and milepost 16.9 near Houlton in Aroostook County, which traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 04763, 04761, and 04730.6 The lines do not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in MMA’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. MMA’s entire case for abandonment was filed with the application. The lines of railroad have appeared on the applicant’s system diagram map since August 28, 2009. 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). Any interested person may file with the Surface Transportation Board written comments concerning the proposed abandonment or protests (including the protestant’s entire opposition case), by April 12, 2010. All interested persons should be aware that, following any abandonment of rail service and salvage of the lines, the lines may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 U.S.C. 10905 (49 CFR 1152.28) and any request for a trail use condition Winterville, Eagle Lake Wallagrass, Soldier Point, Fort Kent, Frenchville, and Cleveland. 3 This line includes the stations of Squa Pan, Chapman, Mapleton, Skyway Jct., and Presque Isle. 4 This line includes the stations of Presque Isle, Phair, and Easton. 5 This line includes the stations of Presque Isle, Industrial, Caribou, Macneil, Goodrich, and Limestone. 6 This line includes the stations of Oakfield, Ludlow, New Limerick, and Houlton. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) (49 CFR 1152.29) must be filed by April 12, 2010. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). Applicant’s reply to any opposition statements and its response to trail use requests must be filed by April 26, 2010. See 49 CFR 1152.26(a). A final decision will be issued by June 15, 2010. Persons opposing the proposed abandonment who wish to participate actively and fully in the process should file a protest. Persons who may oppose the abandonment but who do not wish to participate fully in the process by submitting verified statements of witnesses containing detailed evidence should file comments. Persons seeking information concerning the filing of protests should refer to 49 CFR 1152.25. Persons interested only in seeking public use or trail use conditions should also file comments. In addition, a commenting party or protestant may provide: (i) An offer of financial assistance (OFA) for continued rail service, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10904 (due 120 days after the application is filed or 10 days after the application is granted by the Board, whichever occurs sooner); (ii) recommended provisions for protection of the interests of employees; (iii) a request for a public use condition under 49 U.S.C. 10905; and (iv) a statement pertaining to prospective use of the right-of-way for interim trail use and rail banking under 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) and 49 CFR 1152.29. Written comments and protests, including all requests for public use and trail use conditions, must indicate the proceeding designation STB Docket No. AB–1043 (Sub-No. 1) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, and (2) James E. Howard, One Thompson Square, Suite 201, Charlestown, MA 02129. The original and 10 copies of all comments or protests shall be filed with the Board with a certificate of service. Except as otherwise set forth in 49 CFR 1152, every document filed with the Board must be served on all parties to the abandonment proceeding. 49 CFR 1104.12(a). The lines sought to be abandoned will be available for subsidy or sale for continued rail use, if the Board decides to permit the abandonment, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (49 U.S.C. 10904 and 49 CFR 1152.27). Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). No subsidy arrangement approved under 49 U.S.C. 10904 shall remain in effect for more than 1 year unless otherwise mutually E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 17, 2010 / Notices agreed by the parties (49 U.S.C. 10904(f)(4)(B)). Applicant will promptly provide upon request to each interested party an estimate of the subsidy and minimum purchase price required to keep the lines in operation. MMA’s representative to whom inquiries may be made concerning sale or subsidy terms is set forth above. 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/discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to 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. Any other persons who would like to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS) may contact SEA. EAs in this type of abandonment proceeding normally will be made available within 33 days of the filing of the application. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. The comments received will be addressed in the Board’s decision. A supplemental EA or EIS may be issued where appropriate. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Comments are due on or before April 16, 2010. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Melbourne and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL 15:08 Mar 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 Documents are available for review at the Melbourne International Airport, and the FAA Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822. Written comments on the Sponsor’s request must be delivered or mailed to: Rebecca R. Henry, Program Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822–5024. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2010–5795 Filed 3–16–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 Section 125 of The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR–21) requires the FAA to provide an opportunity for public notice and comment prior to the ‘‘waiver’’ or ‘‘modification’’ of a sponsor’s Federal obligation to use certain airport land for non-aeronautical purposes. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATE: Decided: March 12, 2010. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment. SUMMARY: The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties, 15.819 acres at the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, Florida from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Melbourne, dated August 6, 1947. The release of property will allow the Melbourne Airport Authority to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the the Southwest 1⁄4 of Section 21, Township 27 South, Range 37 East, Brevard County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as nonaeronautical use. The property will be disposed of for the purpose of municipal use. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $1,061,211. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project. Documents reflecting the Sponsor’s request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Melbourne International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca R. Henry, Program Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822–5024. W. Dean Stringer, Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2010–5522 Filed 3–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12809 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport, DFW Airport, Texas AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Request to Release Airport Property. SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21). DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. Mike Nicely, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, Airports Division, Texas Airports Development Office, ASW–650, Fort Worth, Texas 76193–0650. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Jeff Fegan, Chief Executive Office, at the following address: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Executive Office, P.O. Box 619428, DFW Airport, Texas 75261. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rodney Clark, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Texas Airports Development Office, ASW– 651, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76193–0650. Telephone: (817) 222–5659. E-mail: Rodney.Clark@faa.gov. Fax: (817) 222–5989. The request to release property may be reviewed in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the request to release property at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport under the provisions of the AIR 21. On January 29, 2010, the FAA determined that the request to release property at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, submitted by the Airport, met the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 155. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no later than March 29, 2010. The following is a brief overview of the request: The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport requests the release of 137–743 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-1043 (Sub-No. 1)]


Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd.--Discontinuance of 
Service and Abandonment--In Aroostook and Penobscot Counties, ME

    On February 25, 2010, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd. 
(MMA) filed with the Board an application \1\ for permission to abandon 
the following lines of railroad:
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    \1\ The State of Maine, by and through its Department of 
Transportation, filed a motion to reject the application on March 
11, 2010. The Board will address the motion in a separate decision.
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    (1) The Madawaska Subdivision, consisting of approximately 151 
miles of line between milepost 109 near Millinocket and milepost 260 
near Madawaska in Penobscot and Aroostook Counties, which traverses 
United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 04462, 04460, 04777, 04776, 
04747, 04763, 04780, 04759, 04732, 04775, 04768, 04739, 04781, 04743, 
04745, and 04756; \2\
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    \2\ MMA lists the stations on the lines it proposes to abandon 
in Exhibit 5 of its application. The Madawaska Subdivision includes 
the stations of Grindstone, Stacyville, Serman, Crystal, Belvedere, 
Island Falls, Dyer Brook, Oakfield, Smyrna Mills, Weeksboro, Howe 
Brook, St. Croix, Masardis, Levesque, Squa Pan, Ashland, Sheridan, 
Wrightville, Moody, Skerry, Portage, Nixon, Winterville, Eagle Lake 
Wallagrass, Soldier Point, Fort Kent, Frenchville, and Cleveland.
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    (2) The Presque Isle Subdivision, consisting of approximately 25.3 
miles of line between milepost 0.0 near Squa Pan and milepost 25.3 near 
Presque Isle in Aroostook County, which traverses United States Postal 
Service ZIP Codes 04732, 04757, and 04769; \3\
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    \3\ This line includes the stations of Squa Pan, Chapman, 
Mapleton, Skyway Jct., and Presque Isle.
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    (3) The Fort Fairfield Subdivision, consisting of approximately 10 
miles of line between milepost 0.0 near Presque Isle and milepost 10.0 
near Easton in Aroostook County, which traverses United States Postal 
Service ZIP Codes 04769, 04742, and 04740; \4\
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    \4\ This line includes the stations of Presque Isle, Phair, and 
Easton.
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    (4) The Limestone Subdivision, consisting of approximately 29.85 
miles of line between milepost 0.0 near Presque Isle and milepost 29.85 
near Limestone in Aroostook County, which traverses United States 
Postal Service ZIP Codes 04769, 04736, 04742, and 04750; \5\ and
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    \5\ This line includes the stations of Presque Isle, Industrial, 
Caribou, Macneil, Goodrich, and Limestone.
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    (5) The Houlton Subdivision, consisting of approximately 16.9 miles 
of line between milepost 0.0 near Oakfield and milepost 16.9 near 
Houlton in Aroostook County, which traverses United States Postal 
Service ZIP Codes 04763, 04761, and 04730.\6\
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    \6\ This line includes the stations of Oakfield, Ludlow, New 
Limerick, and Houlton.
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    The lines do not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in MMA's possession will be made available promptly to 
those requesting it. MMA's entire case for abandonment was filed with 
the application.
    The lines of railroad have appeared on the applicant's system 
diagram map since August 28, 2009.
    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).
    Any interested person may file with the Surface Transportation 
Board written comments concerning the proposed abandonment or protests 
(including the protestant's entire opposition case), by April 12, 2010. 
All interested persons should be aware that, following any abandonment 
of rail service and salvage of the lines, the lines may be suitable for 
other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public 
use condition under 49 U.S.C. 10905 (49 CFR 1152.28) and any request 
for a trail use condition under 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) (49 CFR 1152.29) must 
be filed by April 12, 2010. Each trail use request must be accompanied 
by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). Applicant's reply to 
any opposition statements and its response to trail use requests must 
be filed by April 26, 2010. See 49 CFR 1152.26(a). A final decision 
will be issued by June 15, 2010.
    Persons opposing the proposed abandonment who wish to participate 
actively and fully in the process should file a protest. Persons who 
may oppose the abandonment but who do not wish to participate fully in 
the process by submitting verified statements of witnesses containing 
detailed evidence should file comments. Persons seeking information 
concerning the filing of protests should refer to 49 CFR 1152.25. 
Persons interested only in seeking public use or trail use conditions 
should also file comments.
    In addition, a commenting party or protestant may provide: (i) An 
offer of financial assistance (OFA) for continued rail service, 
pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10904 (due 120 days after the application is 
filed or 10 days after the application is granted by the Board, 
whichever occurs sooner); (ii) recommended provisions for protection of 
the interests of employees; (iii) a request for a public use condition 
under 49 U.S.C. 10905; and (iv) a statement pertaining to prospective 
use of the right-of-way for interim trail use and rail banking under 16 
U.S.C. 1247(d) and 49 CFR 1152.29.
    Written comments and protests, including all requests for public 
use and trail use conditions, must indicate the proceeding designation 
STB Docket No. AB-1043 (Sub-No. 1) and must be sent to: (1) Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, and 
(2) James E. Howard, One Thompson Square, Suite 201, Charlestown, MA 
02129. The original and 10 copies of all comments or protests shall be 
filed with the Board with a certificate of service. Except as otherwise 
set forth in 49 CFR 1152, every document filed with the Board must be 
served on all parties to the abandonment proceeding. 49 CFR 1104.12(a).
    The lines sought to be abandoned will be available for subsidy or 
sale for continued rail use, if the Board decides to permit the 
abandonment, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (49 
U.S.C. 10904 and 49 CFR 1152.27). Each OFA must be accompanied by a 
$1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). No subsidy arrangement 
approved under 49 U.S.C. 10904 shall remain in effect for more than 1 
year unless otherwise mutually

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agreed by the parties (49 U.S.C. 10904(f)(4)(B)). Applicant will 
promptly provide upon request to each interested party an estimate of 
the subsidy and minimum purchase price required to keep the lines in 
operation. MMA's representative to whom inquiries may be made 
concerning sale or subsidy terms is set forth above.
    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/discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. 
Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to 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. Any other persons who would like to obtain a copy of the 
EA (or EIS) may contact SEA. EAs in this type of abandonment proceeding 
normally will be made available within 33 days of the filing of the 
application. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA will 
generally be within 30 days of its service. The comments received will 
be addressed in the Board's decision. A supplemental EA or EIS may be 
issued where appropriate.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: March 12, 2010.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-5795 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]
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