Michigan Air-Line Railway Co.-Abandonment Exemption-in Oakland County, MI, 44305-44306 [2010-18228]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Notices not constitute approval of the applicant’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted under section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties should be covered by the provisions of section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under Part 150 or through FAA’s review of noise exposure maps. 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Issued in Renton, Washington, July 21, 2010. Carolyn T. Read, Acting Manager, Airports Division, Northwest Mountain Region. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2010–18478 Filed 7–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1053X] Michigan Air-Line Railway Co.— Abandonment Exemption—in Oakland County, MI Michigan Air-Line Railway Co. (MAL Railway), filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F–Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 2.37 miles of its line of railroad extending westerly from Engineer’s Profile Station 2250+20 at the west line of Arrowhead Road to Engineer’s Profile Station 2389+72 at the west line of Haggerty Road, in West Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 48322 and 48323. MAL Railway 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 that has been or would need to be rerouted; (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 over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (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 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 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 abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 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 August 27, 2010, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 1 On July 14, 2010, MAL Railway amended its notice of exemption. 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44305 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 9, 2010.4 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 17, 2010, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to MAL Railway’s representative: W. Robert Alderson, Alderson, Alderson, Weiler, Conklin, Burghart & Crow, L.L.C., 2101 SW., 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66604. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. MAL Railway has filed a combined environmental and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 2, 2010. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), MAL Railway shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by MAL Railway’s filing of a notice of consummation by July 28, 2011, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 4 MAL Railway states that, upon abandonment of the line, it proposes to effectuate an agreement with the Parks & Recreation Commission of West Bloomfield Township (WBPRC) whereby WBPRC has agreed to purchase the right-of-way for use as a recreational trail. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 44306 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Notices Tuesday, 21 September Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Morning • Plenary discussion (sign-in at 0830). • Introductions and administrative items. • Review and approve minutes from last full plenary meeting. Decided: July 20, 2010. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. Federal Aviation Administration Afternoon • Work Group 1 (SVS) Discussion: Resolve DO–315B FRAC comment list. • Work Group 2 (EFVS) Discussion: Begin discussion of DO–315C performance objectives for landing in reported visibilities < 1000 ft RVR. Eleventh Meeting: Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG–79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) Wednesday, 22 September • Plenary Discussion of DO–315B FRAC disposition (0830–1700, including breaks and lunch). Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). Thursday, 23 September • Plenary discussion (0830–1500, including breaks and lunch). • Approve DO–315B draft. • Administrative items (meeting schedule). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. [FR Doc. 2010–18228 Filed 7–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGENCY: Notice of Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG–79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS). ACTION: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG–79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held September 21–23, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.— 5 p.m. (0830–1700). DATES: The meeting will be held at the London Gatwick Airport, UK CAA Aviation House, 3rd floor, Conf Room #1, Gatwick Airport South West Sussex, RH6 0YR, United Kingdom, Phone: +44 (0) 1293 768821. Logistics: If attending, please inform Terry Neale no later than 16 August of name and company. (If driving, you will need your car registration). Objectives: Plenary approval DO– 315B (MASPS for SVS approach). Discussion on DO–315C performance objectives. ADDRESSES: (1) RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pursuant to section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG–79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) meeting. The agenda will include: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2010. Francisco Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2010–18472 Filed 7–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications. DATES: The meeting will be held August 17–18, 2010 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NASA Glenn Research Center, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135, Host: Jim Budinger—(Office) 216–443–3496: (Mobile) 440–289–0424, james.m.budinger@nasa.gov. Notes • Please confirm attendance via SC– 223 Workspace link by COB Friday 13 August 2010. If you receive an Outlook Meeting Invitation, please reply to that as well. The list of acceptances will be used to generate the Official NASA Visitors Request Form for preparation of badges. Your access to the meeting location will be delayed significantly if your visit is not pre-authorized. • If you would like to attend but are not a U.S. citizen and have not already provided your personal information to NASA, please contact Jim Budinger. • Please See SC–223 Workspace for lodging options and detailed directions around the NASA main gate during construction. • Please allow up to 20 minutes for badging and driving to the meeting locations on both days. No escort will be needed for U.S. citizens. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications meeting. The agenda will include: Tuesday, August 17, 2010—Building 54 Room 101 • 0900 a.m.—Opening Plenary. • Welcome, Introductions, Administrative Remarks, Approve/ Review Meeting #4 Summary, RTCA Paper No. 099–10/SC223–009). • Welcome from NASA Glenn Research Center Management: Dr. Gary Seng. • Special Committee Leadership. • Designated Federal Official (DFO): Mr. Brent Phillips. • Co-Chair: Mr. Aloke Roy, Honeywell International. • Co-Chair: Mr. Ward Hall, ITT Corporation. • 0915 a.m.—Agenda Overview. • Fill out lunch orders. • 0930 a.m.—AeroMACS Profile Working Group Status (Mr. Art Ahrens). • 0940 a.m.—AeroMACS User Services & Applications Ad-Hoc Working Group Status (Mr. Chris Wargo). • 0950 a.m.—4th Plenary meeting action item status. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 144 (Wednesday, July 28, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44305-44306]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18228]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1053X]


Michigan Air-Line Railway Co.--Abandonment Exemption--in Oakland 
County, MI

    Michigan Air-Line Railway Co. (MAL Railway), filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments 
to abandon approximately 2.37 miles of its line of railroad extending 
westerly from Engineer's Profile Station 2250+20 at the west line of 
Arrowhead Road to Engineer's Profile Station 2389+72 at the west line 
of Haggerty Road, in West Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich.\1\ 
The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 48322 and 
48323.
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    \1\ On July 14, 2010, MAL Railway amended its notice of 
exemption.
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    MAL Railway 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 that has been or would need to be rerouted; (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 over the line either is pending with the Surface 
Transportation Board (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 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 
(historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 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 abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line 
Railroad--Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in 
Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 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 August 27, 2010, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\2\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\3\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
August 9, 2010.\4\ Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 17, 2010, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \2\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any 
request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the 
Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's effective 
date.
    \3\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \4\ MAL Railway states that, upon abandonment of the line, it 
proposes to effectuate an agreement with the Parks & Recreation 
Commission of West Bloomfield Township (WBPRC) whereby WBPRC has 
agreed to purchase the right-of-way for use as a recreational trail.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to MAL 
Railway's representative: W. Robert Alderson, Alderson, Alderson, 
Weiler, Conklin, Burghart & Crow, L.L.C., 2101 SW., 21st Street, 
Topeka, KS 66604.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    MAL Railway has filed a combined environmental and historic report 
which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the 
environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental 
assessment (EA) by August 2, 2010. Interested persons may obtain a copy 
of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, 
Washington, DC 20423-0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245-0305. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Comments on 
environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 
days after the EA becomes available to the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), MAL Railway 
shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it 
has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If 
consummation has not been effected by MAL Railway's filing of a notice 
of consummation by July 28, 2011, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.

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    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

     Decided: July 20, 2010.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-18228 Filed 7-27-10; 8:45 am]
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