Pacific Rim Railway Company, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-City of Keokuk, IA, 14243 [2010-6414]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 24, 2010 / Notices business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of NYSE Arca. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–NYSEArca–2010–14 and should be submitted on or before April 8, 2010. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–6507 Filed 3–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35359] Decided: March 18, 2010. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Pacific Rim Railway Company, Inc.— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—City of Keokuk, IA Pacific Rim Railway Company, Inc. (PRIM), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from the City of Keokuk, IA and to operate approximately 2,894 feet of railroad trackage (.544-mile) consisting of a 2,194 foot-long railroad bridge over the Mississippi River, commonly known as the Keokuk Municipal Bridge, approximately 600 feet of land and track at the approach to the bridge at Hamilton, IL and approximately 100 feet of land and track at the approach to the bridge at Keokuk (collectively, the Bridge). The Bridge connects trackage at Keokuk with trackage at Hamilton.1 The transaction is expected to be consummated on or shortly after April 7, 2010 (the effective date of the exemption). PRIM certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected 19 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). states that, because the Bridge is part of a through route for rail transportation, it is a ‘‘railroad line’’ under 49 U.S.C. 10901(a)(4). Rail transportation over the Bridge is currently being performed by Keokuk Junction Railway Company (KJRY), a Class III rail carrier. PRIM does not propose to operate over the Bridge, but acknowledges that, as owner of the Bridge, it would have a residual common carrier obligation to provide rail transportation in the event KJRY ceases to do so. PRIM seeks an exemption for operation on that basis. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 1 PRIM VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:24 Mar 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 annual revenue will not exceed $5 million. 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than March 31, 2010 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35359, 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 Thomas F. McFarland, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–6414 Filed 3–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering And Development Advisory Committee Pursuant to section 10(A)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the FAA Research, Engineering and Development (R,E&D) Advisory Committee. Agency: Federal Aviation Administration. Action: Notice of Meeting. Name: Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee. Time and Date: April 21, 2010—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Place: Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW–Round Room (10th Floor), Washington, DC 20591. Purpose: The meeting agenda will include receiving from the Committee guidance for FAA’ s research and development investments in the areas of air traffic services, airports, aircraft safety, human factors and environment and energy. Attendance is open to the interested public but seating is limited. Persons wishing to attend the meeting or obtain information should contact Gloria Dunderman at (202) 267–8937 or gloria.dunderman@faa.gov. Attendees will have to present picture ID at the security desk and be escorted to the Round Room. PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14243 Members of the public may present a written statement to the Committee at any time. Dated: Issued in Washington, DC on March 17, 2010. Barry Scott, Director, Research & Technology Development. [FR Doc. 2010–6254 Filed 3–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2010–0078] Pipeline Safety: Girth Weld Quality Issues Due to Improper Transitioning, Misalignment, and Welding Practices of Large Diameter Line Pipe AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice; issuance of advisory bulletin. SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing an advisory bulletin to notify owners and operators of recently constructed large diameter natural gas pipeline and hazardous liquid pipeline systems of the potential for girth weld failures due to welding quality issues. Misalignment during welding of large diameter line pipe may cause in-service leaks and ruptures at pressures well below 72 percent specified minimum yield strength (SMYS). PHMSA has reviewed several recent projects constructed in 2008 and 2009 with 20-inch or greater diameter, grade X70 and higher line pipe. Metallurgical testing results of failed girth welds in pipe wall thickness transitions have found pipe segments with line pipe weld misalignment, improper bevel and wall thickness transitions, and other improper welding practices that occurred during construction. A number of the failures were located in pipeline segments with concentrated external loading due to support and backfill issues. Owners and operators of recently constructed large diameter pipelines should evaluate these lines for potential girth weld failures due to misalignment and other issues by reviewing construction and operating records and conducting engineering reviews as necessary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Mayberry by phone at 202–366– 5124 or by e-mail at alan.mayberry@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35359]


Pacific Rim Railway Company, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption--City of Keokuk, IA

    Pacific Rim Railway Company, Inc. (PRIM), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from the 
City of Keokuk, IA and to operate approximately 2,894 feet of railroad 
trackage (.544-mile) consisting of a 2,194 foot-long railroad bridge 
over the Mississippi River, commonly known as the Keokuk Municipal 
Bridge, approximately 600 feet of land and track at the approach to the 
bridge at Hamilton, IL and approximately 100 feet of land and track at 
the approach to the bridge at Keokuk (collectively, the Bridge). The 
Bridge connects trackage at Keokuk with trackage at Hamilton.\1\
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    \1\ PRIM states that, because the Bridge is part of a through 
route for rail transportation, it is a ``railroad line'' under 49 
U.S.C. 10901(a)(4). Rail transportation over the Bridge is currently 
being performed by Keokuk Junction Railway Company (KJRY), a Class 
III rail carrier. PRIM does not propose to operate over the Bridge, 
but acknowledges that, as owner of the Bridge, it would have a 
residual common carrier obligation to provide rail transportation in 
the event KJRY ceases to do so. PRIM seeks an exemption for 
operation on that basis.
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    The transaction is expected to be consummated on or shortly after 
April 7, 2010 (the effective date of the exemption).
    PRIM certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
the transaction do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class 
III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual 
revenue will not exceed $5 million.
    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 effectiveness of the 
exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than March 31, 
2010 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35359, 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 Thomas F. McFarland, 208 South 
LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: March 18, 2010.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.

Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-6414 Filed 3-23-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P