BNSF Railway Company-Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption-in Alameda County, CA, 16550-16551 [2010-7284]

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[FR Doc. 2010–7357 Filed 3–31–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub–No. 471X)] BNSF Railway Company— Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption—in Alameda County, CA BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 62 / Thursday, April 1, 2010 / Notices Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue trackage rights over approximately 2.04 miles of rail line owned by the Alameda Beltline Railroad (ABL), running between milepost 0.00 and 2.04, in Alameda County, CA, (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 94501. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of BNSF rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on May 1, 2010, unless stayed pending reconsideration.2 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA for continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 3 must be filed by mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 1 One of BNSF’s predecessors, The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company acquired the trackage in 1982. See The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Over Southern Pacific Transportation Company and Alameda Belt Line, Finance Docket No. 30073 (ICC served Dec. 28, 1982). BNSF states that ABL is in the process of selling the Line, as well as the remainder of its rail lines to the City of Alameda. See City of Alameda—Acquisition Exemption—Alameda Beltline Railroad, STB Finance Docket No. 34798 (STB served Jan. 11, 2006). 2 Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2), the railroad must file a verified notice with the Board at least 50 days before the abandonment or discontinuance is to be consummated. BNSF has indicated a proposed consummation date of April 27, 2010, but, because the verified notice was filed on March 12, 2010, counsel for BNSF has been notified that the earliest this transaction may be consummated is May 1, 2010. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Mar 31, 2010 Jkt 220001 April 12, 2010.4 Petitions to reopen must be filed by April 21, 2010, with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to BNSF’s representative: Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F St., NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: March 29, 2010. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–7284 Filed 3–31–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (Draft SEA) to the September 2008 Environmental Assessment for Space Florida Launch Site Operator License, Brevard County, FL AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), lead Federal agency and United States Air Force, cooperating agency ACTION: Notice of availability, notice of public comment period, and request for comment. SUMMARY: In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act regulations of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to the September 2008 Environmental Assessment for Space Florida Launch Site Operator License. The Draft SEA was prepared in response to an application for a Launch Site Operator License from Space 4 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historical documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16551 Florida. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida to operate a commercial space launch site at Launch Complex 36 (LC–36) and LC– 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Brevard County, Florida. The license would allow Space Florida to support vertical launches of both solid and liquid propellant launch vehicles from LC–36 and LC–46. LC–46 is the easternmost launch complex at CCAFS, located at the tip of Cape Canaveral, and LC–36 is located in the east-central portion of CCAFS. The Draft SEA addresses the potential environmental impacts of issuing a Launch Site Operator License for the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. The FAA has posted the Draft SEA on the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation Web site at http:// www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/. In addition, copies of the Draft SEA were sent to persons and agencies on the distribution list (found in Chapter 8 of the Draft SEA). A paper copy and a CD version of the Draft SEA may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following locations: Titusville Public Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville, FL 32780. Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 North Brevard Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Cape Canaveral Public Library, 201 Polk Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920. Merritt Island Public Library, 1195 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL 32953. DATES: The public comment period for the Draft SEA begins with the issuance of this Notice of Availability. The FAA encourages all interested parties to provide comments concerning the scope and content of the Draft SEA. To ensure that all comments can be addressed in the Final SEA, comments on the draft must be received by the FAA no later than April 27, 2010. Comments should be as specific as possible and address the analysis of potential environmental impacts and the adequacy of the proposed action or merits of alternatives and the mitigation being considered. Reviewers should organize their comments to be meaningful and inform the FAA of their interests and concerns by quoting or providing specific references to the text of the Draft SEA. Matters that could have been raised with specificity during the comment period on the Draft SEA may not be considered if they are raised for the first time later in the decision process. This commenting procedure is intended to ensure that substantive comments and E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 62 (Thursday, April 1, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-7284]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-6 (Sub-No. 471X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Discontinuance of Trackage Rights 
Exemption--in Alameda County, CA

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F--Exempt

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Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue trackage 
rights over approximately 2.04 miles of rail line owned by the Alameda 
Beltline Railroad (ABL), running between milepost 0.00 and 2.04, in 
Alameda County, CA, (the Line).\1\ The Line traverses United States 
Postal Service Zip Code 94501.
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    \1\ One of BNSF's predecessors, The Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railway Company acquired the trackage in 1982. See The Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--Over 
Southern Pacific Transportation Company and Alameda Belt Line, 
Finance Docket No. 30073 (ICC served Dec. 28, 1982). BNSF states 
that ABL is in the process of selling the Line, as well as the 
remainder of its rail lines to the City of Alameda. See City of 
Alameda--Acquisition Exemption--Alameda Beltline Railroad, STB 
Finance Docket No. 34798 (STB served Jan. 11, 2006).
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    BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of 
BNSF rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity 
acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the 
line either is pending with the Board or with any U.S. District Court 
or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; 
and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 
49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short 
Line R. Co.--Abandonment--Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address 
whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a 
petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed.
    Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of 
financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be 
effective on May 1, 2010, unless stayed pending reconsideration.\2\ 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA for continued rail service under 
49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \3\ must be filed by April 12, 2010.\4\ Petitions 
to reopen must be filed by April 21, 2010, with: Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2), the railroad must file a 
verified notice with the Board at least 50 days before the 
abandonment or discontinuance is to be consummated. BNSF has 
indicated a proposed consummation date of April 27, 2010, but, 
because the verified notice was filed on March 12, 2010, counsel for 
BNSF has been notified that the earliest this transaction may be 
consummated is May 1, 2010.
    \3\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \4\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historical 
documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), 
respectively.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
BNSF's representative: Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F St., NW., 
Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: March 29, 2010.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
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