Union Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption-in Alameda County, CA, 18013-18014 [2010-7854]

Download as PDF 18013 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 67 / Thursday, April 8, 2010 / Notices to Ms. Toone at Kimberly.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number and the title of the information collection in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Pub. L. 104–13, § 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval of such activities by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding: (i) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(I)–(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(I)–(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal regulations. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure that it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the proposed information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Alleged Violation Reporting Form. OMB Control Number: 2130–New. Abstract: The Alleged Violation Reporting Form is a response to section 307(b) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 16, 2008, which requires Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to ‘‘provide a mechanism for the public to submit written reports of potential violations of Federal railroad safety and hazardous materials transportation laws, regulations, and orders to the Federal Railroad Administration.’’ The Alleged Violation Reporting Form allows the general public to submit alleged violations directly to FRA. The form’s goal is to allow FRA to collect information necessary to investigate the alleged violation and to provide follow up correspondence with the submitting party. The Alleged Violation Reporting Form collects the name, phone number and email of the person submitting the alleged violations; the preferred method by which to contact the person; the railroad or company name that committed the alleged violation, the date and time the alleged violation occurred; the location the alleged violation occurred; and details about the violation. All information is voluntary. FRA will collect the information via a form on the FRA public Web site. FRA may share the information collected with FRA employees, State DOT partners, and law enforcement agencies. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.151. Affected Public: U.S. Residents. Respondent Universe: 1,000 Individuals. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response Alleged Violation Reporting Form (Form FRA F 6180.151). sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Form number 1,000 American Residents. 400 forms .................... 10 minutes ................. Total Responses: 400. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 67 hours. Status: Regular Review. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 16:26 Apr 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 67 hours Issued in Washington, DC on April 2, 2010. Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2010–7900 Filed 4–7–10; 8:45 am] [STB Docket No. AB–33 (Sub-No. 291X)] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Surface Transportation Board Union Pacific Railroad Company— Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption—in Alameda County, CA Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue local trackage rights over 1.80 miles of rail line owned Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. VerDate Nov<24>2008 Total annual burden hours Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 18014 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 67 / Thursday, April 8, 2010 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES by Alameda Belt Line (ABL) 1 between milepost 0.00 near Clement Avenue and milepost 1.80 near Sherman Street in the City of Alameda, Alameda County, CA (City).2 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 94501. UP has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service on 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 8, 2010, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 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 19, 2010.4 Petitions to reopen must be filed by April 28, 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 UP’s representative: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., 1 ABL is jointly owned by UP and Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF). UP acquired the trackage rights in Union Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption— Alameda Belt Line, STB Finance Docket No. 33682 (STB served Nov. 24, 1998). Once the exemption became effective, UP handled rail cars as the operating agent for BNSF. 2 UP states that the City has negotiated a purchase agreement with it and BNSF to purchase the line and, as a condition to closing the agreement, the City desires that UP and BNSF discontinue service over the line. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Apr 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, IL 60606. 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 www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 2, 2010. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–7854 Filed 4–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Availability regarding a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI): U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge replacement. SUMMARY: The FHWA, in coordination with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for improvement to the U.S. 421 Ohio River Bridge between Milton, KY and Madison, IN. The project is needed to improve the functionally obsolete/structurally deficient bridge; to maintain cross-river mobility and community connectivity between Milton and Madison; and to improve safety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Highway Administration, Kentucky Division: Mr. Greg Rawlings, Transportation Specialist, 330 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601–1981. Greg may be contacted by phone at 502– 223–6728, or by e-mail at Gregory.Rawlings@dot.gov. The FHWA, in coordination with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, has determined that the preferred alternative, replacement of the historic truss superstructure with a new 40-foot wide superstructure that mimics the historic profile, will have no significant impact on the human environment. The new cross-section includes 8-foot shoulders, bike lanes, and a cantilever sidewalk. Improvements will require the bridge be closed to traffic for an estimated 12 months. During this time, a free ferry service will maintain connectivity between the two communities. Extensive Section 106 coordination resulted in a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement. The PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 project results in Section 4(f) impacts to the historic bridge, the public boat ramp in Milton (net benefit use), and Madison’s city campground (net benefit use). A public park at the foot of the bridge in Milton will require a de minimis use if used for a construction staging area. This Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is based on the Environmental Assessment (EA) which has been independently evaluated by the FHWA and determined to adequately and accurately discuss the need, environmental issues, and impacts of the proposed project and appropriate mitigation measures. It provides sufficient evidence and analysis for determining that an EIS is not required. The FHWA takes full responsibility for the accuracy, scope, and content of the EA, FONSI, and other supporting documents. Electronic Access: An electronic copy of the EA and FONSI may be downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.mlltonmadisonbridge. corn/ project-documents.aspx. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on March 29, 2010. Jose Sepulveda, Division Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–7653 Filed 4–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee ACTION: Notice. By Federal Register notice (See 75 FR 1834–1835; January 13, 2010) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill a vacant position on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). That previous notice invited interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy representing commercial air tour concerns due to the incumbent member’s completion of a three-year term appointment on May 19, 2010. This notice informs the public of the person selected to fill the vacancy on the NPOAG ARC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Brayer, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 67 (Thursday, April 8, 2010)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-7854]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-33 (Sub-No. 291X)]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Discontinuance of Trackage Rights 
Exemption--in Alameda County, CA

    Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service to discontinue local trackage rights over 
1.80 miles of rail line owned

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by Alameda Belt Line (ABL) \1\ between milepost 0.00 near Clement 
Avenue and milepost 1.80 near Sherman Street in the City of Alameda, 
Alameda County, CA (City).\2\ The line traverses United States Postal 
Service Zip Code 94501.
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    \1\ ABL is jointly owned by UP and Burlington Northern and Santa 
Fe Railway Company (BNSF). UP acquired the trackage rights in Union 
Pacific Railroad Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--Alameda Belt 
Line, STB Finance Docket No. 33682 (STB served Nov. 24, 1998). Once 
the exemption became effective, UP handled rail cars as the 
operating agent for BNSF.
    \2\ UP states that the City has negotiated a purchase agreement 
with it and BNSF to purchase the line and, as a condition to closing 
the agreement, the City desires that UP and BNSF discontinue service 
over the line.
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    UP has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line 
for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (3) 
no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by 
a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) 
regarding cessation of service on 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 8, 2010, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
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 19, 2010.\4\ Petitions 
to reopen must be filed by April 28, 2010, with: Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \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 UP's 
representative: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 
1920, Chicago, IL 60606.
    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 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: April 2, 2010.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-7854 Filed 4-7-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P