Missouri & Valley Park Railroad Corporation-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in St Louis County, MO, 13808-13809 [2010-6380]

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[FR Doc. 2010–6360 Filed 3–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–1057X] Missouri & Valley Park Railroad Corporation—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in St Louis County, MO On March 3, 2010, Missouri & Valley Park Railroad Corporation (MVPR) 1 filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over 3.5 miles of rail lines owned by BNSF located on the south side of BNSF’s Cuba Subdivision between milepost 18.36 and milepost 20.50, near West Valley Park, St. Louis County, MO.2 The lines traverse U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 63088, and include no stations.3 According to MVPR, the lines do not contain any Federally granted rights-ofway. Any documentation in MVPR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. MVPR proposes to discontinue service over these lines, which constitute its entire operations. When issuing discontinuance authority for railroad lines that constitute the carrier’s entire system, the Board does not impose labor protection, except in specifically enumerated circumstances. See Northampton and Bath R. Co.— Abandonment, 354.I.C.C. 784, 785–86 (1978) (Northampton). Therefore, if the Board grants the petition for exemption, in the absence of a showing that one or more of the exceptions articulated in Northampton are present, no labor protective conditions would be imposed. 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 June 21, 2010. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to 1 MVPR leased the lines from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) in 2002. See Missouri & Valley Park Railroad Corporation—Lease Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34231 (STB served Aug. 5, 2002) (MVPR lease). According to MVPR, upon the expiration of MVPR’s lease, BNSF leased the lines to Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc. d/b/a Burlington Junction Railway, which commenced operations on the lines on January 30, 2010. See Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc. d/b/a Burlington Junction Railway—Lease and Operation Exemption—BNSF Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35333 (STB served Dec. 31, 2009). 2 In MVPR lease, the length of the lines was described as 2.14 miles. According to MVPR, the lines are actually 3.5 miles in length. 3 On March 12, 2010, MVPR supplemented its petition with station information. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 23, 2010 / Notices subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each offer must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).4 All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB– 1057X, and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Replies to the petition are due on or before April 12, 2010. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0230 or refer to the full abandonment and 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. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–6380 Filed 3–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2010–0010] Reclassification of Motorcycles (Two and Three Wheeled Vehicles) in the Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice, request for comments. Electronic Access and Filing This Notice proposes to update FHWA’s guidance regarding State reporting of motorcycle registration information disseminated to the public in FHWA’s annual publication Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics. The intent of these actions is to improve FHWA’s motorcycle jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 4 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:31 Mar 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 registration data to assist in the analysis of crash data relating to these vehicles. Thus, it is critical that the motorcycle registration data collected and published by FHWA is accurate, comprehensive, and timely. FHWA’s Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics (Guide) is the guide by which FHWA instructs States on selected data required by FHWA to perform its mission of informing Congress, the highway community, and the general public on a wide variety of highway extent, condition, use, and performance measures. DATES: Comments must be received on or before 90 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, or submit electronically at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should include the docket number that appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard or you may print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments electronically. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Erickson, Highway Funding and Motor Fuels Team Leader, Office of Policy, HPPI–10, (202) 366–9235, or Adam Sleeter, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–8839, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Federal Docket Management System at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Regulations.gov is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded from the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html and the Government Printing Office’s Web page at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13809 All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above will be considered and will be available for examination in the docket at the above address. Comments received after the comment closing date will be filed in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, the FHWA will also continue to file relevant information in the docket as it becomes available after the comment period closing date and interested persons should continue to examine the docket for new material. Background FHWA has collected motorcycle registration data since 1914. In the last few years, however, the population of motorcycles and related vehicle types has risen dramatically. Additionally, there has been an increase in motorcycle crashes due to factors including, but not limited to, rider inexperience, rider impairment, decreased use of helmets, and increased motorcycle use. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 1 indicates that in 2008, motorcycle rider fatalities increased for the eleventh consecutive year: From 2,116 in 1997 to 5,290 in 2008, an increase of 150 percent. Other trends include a dramatic rise in motorcycle ownership and changes in other factors such as motorcycle size and new designs for these vehicles. However, this increase in fatality data is disproportionate to reported increases in motorcycle registration and in reported miles traveled. Due to this disconnect, safety advocates have encouraged improving the data collection process in order to better analyze and identify rider exposure and crash causality. On October 3, 2007, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent a letter to FHWA containing an NTSB Safety Recommendation H–07– 34, which States: Following the 2007 Motorcycle Travel Symposium, develop guidelines for the States to use to gather accurate motorcycle registrations and motorcycle vehicle miles of travel data. The guidelines should include information on the various methods to collect registrations and vehicle miles traveled data and how these methods can be put into practice. FHWA is committed to improving both sets of data. This notice addresses the NTSB recommendation to gather 1 FARS data can be viewed on the following Web site: http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/ index.aspx. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13808-13809]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6380]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-1057X]


Missouri & Valley Park Railroad Corporation--Discontinuance of 
Service Exemption--in St Louis County, MO

    On March 3, 2010, Missouri & Valley Park Railroad Corporation 
(MVPR) \1\ filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 
49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to 
discontinue service over 3.5 miles of rail lines owned by BNSF located 
on the south side of BNSF's Cuba Subdivision between milepost 18.36 and 
milepost 20.50, near West Valley Park, St. Louis County, MO.\2\ The 
lines traverse U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 63088, and include no 
stations.\3\
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    \1\ MVPR leased the lines from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) in 
2002. See Missouri & Valley Park Railroad Corporation--Lease 
Exemption--The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB 
Finance Docket No. 34231 (STB served Aug. 5, 2002) (MVPR lease). 
According to MVPR, upon the expiration of MVPR's lease, BNSF leased 
the lines to Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc. d/b/a Burlington 
Junction Railway, which commenced operations on the lines on January 
30, 2010. See Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc. d/b/a Burlington 
Junction Railway--Lease and Operation Exemption--BNSF Railway 
Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35333 (STB served Dec. 31, 2009).
    \2\ In MVPR lease, the length of the lines was described as 2.14 
miles. According to MVPR, the lines are actually 3.5 miles in 
length.
    \3\ On March 12, 2010, MVPR supplemented its petition with 
station information.
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    According to MVPR, the lines do not contain any Federally granted 
rights-of-way. Any documentation in MVPR's possession will be made 
available promptly to those requesting it.
    MVPR proposes to discontinue service over these lines, which 
constitute its entire operations. When issuing discontinuance authority 
for railroad lines that constitute the carrier's entire system, the 
Board does not impose labor protection, except in specifically 
enumerated circumstances. See Northampton and Bath R. Co.--Abandonment, 
354.I.C.C. 784, 785-86 (1978) (Northampton). Therefore, if the Board 
grants the petition for exemption, in the absence of a showing that one 
or more of the exceptions articulated in Northampton are present, no 
labor protective conditions would be imposed.
    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 June 21, 2010.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
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subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than 10 days 
after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each 
offer must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(25).\4\
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    \4\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic 
documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8.
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. 
AB-1057X, and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Karl Morell, Of 
Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 
20005. Replies to the petition are due on or before April 12, 2010.
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0230 or refer to the 
full abandonment and 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.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Andrea Pope-Matheson,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-6380 Filed 3-22-10; 8:45 am]
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