Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service and Abandonment-in Aroostook and Penobscot Counties, ME, 19454-19455 [2010-8564]

Download as PDF 19454 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 14, 2010 / Notices srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES period was published on November 24, 2009 [74 FR 61405–61406]. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 14, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirlene Ball at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of the Chief Information Officer, (NPO– 400), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W51– 217, NPO 420, Washington, DC 20590. Mrs. Ball’s telephone number is (202) 366–2245. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: Air Bag Deactivation. OMB Number: 2127–0588. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: If a private individual or lessee wants to install an air bag on-off switch to turn-off either or both frontal air bags, they must complete Form OMB 2127–0588 to certify certain statements regarding use of the switch. 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A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2010. Kevin Mahoney, Director, Corporate Customer Services. [FR Doc. 2010–8488 Filed 4–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–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 April 9, 2010. Surface Transportation Board. Notice of Public Hearing. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning the abandonment application filed in this docket. The purpose of the hearing will be to allow interested persons to comment on the application. DATE/LOCATION: The public hearing will take place on May 10, 2010, beginning at 9 a.m., at the District Court House, 27 Riverside Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing must file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, identifying (1) The party represented, (2) the proposed speaker, and (3) the number of minutes requested. Notices of intent to participate should be filed as soon as possible, but not later than April 19, 2010. Following receipt of notices of intent, the Board will release a schedule of speakers for the hearing. The courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8 in the morning. All visitors must present a valid form of government-issued photo identification and pass screening before being granted access into the building. Cameras are not permitted in the building. Visitors will have access to public areas only. PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES: Notices of intent to participate in the hearing may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise comply with the Board’s http:// www.stb.dot.gov website, at the ‘‘EFILING’’ link. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send the filing to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: STB Docket No. AB–1043 (Sub-No. 1), 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Dettmar, (202) 245–0395. (Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 25, 2010, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd. (MMA) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 10903 for authority to abandon and discontinue service over approximately 233 miles of line in Aroostook and Penobscot Counties, ME.1 In a decision served on March 12, 2010, the Board granted requests to hold a public hearing. At the hearing, the Board will hear testimony on the abandonment application. Speakers at the hearing may, but are not required to, bring written copies of their testimony to the hearing and offer those statements for the record in the proceeding. Speakers who wish to enhance their presentation by using projector-adaptable visual displays and/or handouts may do so. Any projector-adaptable visual displays must be submitted to the Board in electronic form by May 3, 2010. Interested persons should remember that they also can submit written comments on the application by April 21, 2010. Live audio/video streaming of the hearing will not be available. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human 1 MMA seeks authority to abandon and discontinue service over: (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; (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; (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; (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; 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. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 14, 2010 / Notices environment or the conservation of energy resources. Decided: April 9, 2010. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–8564 Filed 4–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Transit Corridor, Southwestern Portion of Los Angeles County, CA AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed transit improvements in the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Transit Corridor. LACMTA operates the Metro transit system in Los Angeles County. The proposed project would improve mobility in southwestern Los Angeles County by introducing high-frequency transit service options; enhance the regional transit network by interconnecting existing and planned rapid transit lines such as the proposed Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor and the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) planned People Mover; provide an alternative mode of transportation for commuters who currently use the congested I–405 corridor; improve transit accessibility for residents and employees who live and/or work along the corridor; and encourage a mode shift to transit, reducing air pollution and Greenhouse Gas emissions. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations. The EIS process will evaluate alternatives recommended for further study as a result of the planning Alternatives Analysis approved by the LACMTA Board on December 10, 2009 and available on the LACMTA Web site (http://www.metro.net/ southbayextension). Pursuant to 23 CFR 771.123(j), at the conclusion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) circulation period, LACMTA will VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:27 Apr 13, 2010 Jkt 220001 prepare a report identifying the locally preferred alternative (LPA). Prior to commencement of a Final EIS, the LPA will be adopted by the LACMTA Board and included in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan identifying sufficient Federal and other funding for the project, in order to be evaluated under the NEPA process. LACMTA does not currently anticipate applying for 43 U.S.C. 5309 New Starts funding. LACMTA will also use the EIS document to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The purpose of this notice is to alert interested parties regarding the intent to prepare the EIS, to provide information on the nature of the proposed project and possible alternatives, to invite public participation in the EIS process, (including providing comments on the scope of the DEIS, to announce that public scoping meetings will be conducted, and to identify participating and coordinating agency contacts. DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS, including the project’s purpose and need, the alternatives to be considered, the impacts to be evaluated, and the methodologies to be used in the evaluations should be sent to LACMTA on or before May 28, 2010 at the address below. See ADDRESSES below for the address to which written public comments may be sent. Public scoping meetings to accept comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR will be held on the following dates: • Monday, April 26, 2010; 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nakano Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA. • Wednesday, April 28, 2010; 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perry Park Senior Center, 2308 Rockefeller Lane, Redondo Beach, CA. • Saturday, May 1, 2010; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lawndale City Hall, 14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA. • Wednesday, May 5, 2010; 6 to 8 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA. The project’s purpose and need, and the description of alternatives will be presented at these meetings. The buildings used for the scoping meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual who requires special assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, to participate in a scoping meeting should contact Ms. Devon Cichoski, Community Relations Manager, LACMTA, at (213) 922–6446, or cichoskid@metro.net. Scoping materials and the Alternatives Analysis will be available PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19455 at the meetings and are available on the LACMTA Web site (http:// www.metro.net/southbayextension). Hard copies of the scoping materials may also be obtained from Ms. Devon Cichoski, Community Relations Manager, LACMTA, at (213) 922–6446, or cichoskid@metro.net. An interagency scoping meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 10 a.m. at LACMTA, in the Gateway Plaza Room, 3rd Floor, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Representatives of Native American tribal governments and of all federal, state, regional and local agencies that may have an interest in any aspect of the project will be invited to be participating or cooperating agencies, as appropriate. ADDRESSES: Comments will be accepted at the public scoping meetings or they may be sent to Mr. Randy Lamm, Project Manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99–22– 3, Los Angeles, CA 90012, or via e-mail at LammR@metro.net. The locations of the public scoping meetings are given above under DATES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ray Tellis, Team Leader, Los Angeles Metropolitan Office, Federal Transit Administration, 888 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1850, Los Angeles, CA 90017, phone (213) 202–3950, e-mail ray.tellis@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scoping Scoping is the process of determining the scope, focus, and content of an EIS. FTA and LACMTA invite all interested individuals and organizations, public agencies, and Native American Tribes to comment on the scope of the DEIS, including the project’s purpose and need, the alternatives to be studied, the impacts to be evaluated, and the evaluation methods to be used. 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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

April 9, 2010.
AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of Public Hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation will hold a public hearing 
concerning the abandonment application filed in this docket. The 
purpose of the hearing will be to allow interested persons to comment 
on the application.

DATE/LOCATION: The public hearing will take place on May 10, 2010, 
beginning at 9 a.m., at the District Court House, 27 Riverside Drive, 
Presque Isle, ME 04769. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing must 
file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, 
identifying (1) The party represented, (2) the proposed speaker, and 
(3) the number of minutes requested. Notices of intent to participate 
should be filed as soon as possible, but not later than April 19, 2010. 
Following receipt of notices of intent, the Board will release a 
schedule of speakers for the hearing.
    The courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8 in the morning. 
All visitors must present a valid form of government-issued photo 
identification and pass screening before being granted access into the 
building. Cameras are not permitted in the building. Visitors will have 
access to public areas only.

ADDRESSES: Notices of intent to participate in the hearing may be 
submitted either via the Board's e-filing format or in the traditional 
paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and 
otherwise comply with the Board's http://www.stb.dot.gov website, at 
the ``E-FILING'' link. Any person submitting a filing in the 
traditional paper format should send the filing to: Surface 
Transportation Board, Attn: STB Docket No. AB-1043 (Sub-No. 1), 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Dettmar, (202) 245-0395. 
(Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 25, 2010, Montreal, Maine & 
Atlantic Railway, Ltd. (MMA) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 10903 
for authority to abandon and discontinue service over approximately 233 
miles of line in Aroostook and Penobscot Counties, ME.\1\ In a decision 
served on March 12, 2010, the Board granted requests to hold a public 
hearing.
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    \1\ MMA seeks authority to abandon and discontinue service over: 
(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; (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; (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; (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; 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.
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    At the hearing, the Board will hear testimony on the abandonment 
application. Speakers at the hearing may, but are not required to, 
bring written copies of their testimony to the hearing and offer those 
statements for the record in the proceeding. Speakers who wish to 
enhance their presentation by using projector-adaptable visual displays 
and/or handouts may do so. Any projector-adaptable visual displays must 
be submitted to the Board in electronic form by May 3, 2010. Interested 
persons should remember that they also can submit written comments on 
the application by April 21, 2010. Live audio/video streaming of the 
hearing will not be available.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human

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environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Decided: April 9, 2010.
    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-8564 Filed 4-13-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P