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Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 15, 2010 / Notices Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Petty, (202) 366–6654, Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Planning and Research Program Administration. OMB Control #: 2125–0039. Background: Under the provisions of Title 23, United States Code, Section 505, 2 percent of Federal-aid highway funds in certain categories that are apportioned to the States are set aside to be used only for State Planning and Research (SPR). At least 25 percent of the SPR funds apportioned annually must be used for research, development, and technology transfer activities. In accordance with government-wide grant management procedures, a grant application must be submitted for these funds. In addition, recipients must submit periodic progress and financial reports. In lieu of Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, the FHWA uses a work program as the grant application. The information contained in the work program includes task descriptions, assignments of responsibility for conducting the work effort, and estimated costs for the tasks. This information is necessary to determine how FHWA planning and research funds will be utilized by the State Transportation Departments and if the proposed work is eligible for Federal participation. The content and frequency of submission of progress and financial reports specified in 23 CFR Part 420 are specified in OMB Circular A–102 and the companion common grant management regulations. Respondents: 52 State Transportation Departments, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Annual. Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: 560 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,120 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Sep 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 utility; (2) the accuracy of the U.S. DOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: September 8, 2010. Judi Kane, Acting Chief, Management, Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2010–22952 Filed 9–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD 2010 0082] Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD’s) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection. DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before November 15, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Davis, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–0688 or E-Mail: Jerome.davis@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA). Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. OMB Control Number: 2133–0532. Form Numbers: MA–1020. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years after date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Summary of Collection of Information: This information collection is in accordance with Section 708, Defense Production Act, 1950, as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56159 amended, under which participants agree to provide commercial sealift capacity and intermodal shipping services and systems necessary to meet national defense requirements. In order to meet national defense requirements, the government must assure the continued availability of commercial sealift resources. Need and Use of the Information: The information collection is needed by MARAD and the Department of Defense (DOD), including representatives from the U.S. Transportation Command and its components, to evaluate and assess the applicants’ eligibility for participation in the VISA program. The information will be used by MARAD and the U.S. Transportation Command, and its components, to assure the continued availability of commercial sealift resources to meet the DOD’s military requirements. Description of Respondents: Operators of qualified dry cargo vessels. Annual Responses: 40. Annual Burden: 200 hours. Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments may also be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http://regulations. gov/search/index.jsp. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web, http://regulations. gov/search/index.jsp. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov/ search/index.jsp. Authority: 49 CFR 1.66. Dated: September 9, 2010. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 56160 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 15, 2010 / Notices By order of the Maritime Administrator. Christine Gurland, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–23010 Filed 9–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35415] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad Company—Joint Relocation Project Exemption—in Lincoln, Neb. On August 30, 2010, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(5) to participate in a joint project involving the relocation of certain tracks over which they currently both operate, or have authority to operate, in the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. (the City). The purpose of the joint relocation project is to facilitate the redevelopment of the West Haymarket District and Downtown Lincoln (referred to as the West Haymarket Project). To allow for the redevelopment to proceed, BNSF must remove certain existing tracks and relocate its operations over tracks that will run parallel to the existing lines. UP will allow a portion of a previously abandoned line to be utilized in the project. BNSF and UP will jointly relocate tracks over which they both currently operate, or have authority to operate, as follows: BNSF owns a rail line beginning south of Sun Valley Boulevard (near UP milepost 56.50) that crosses Salt Creek and continues into a wye a short distance east of Salt Creek. The east leg of the wye (Track 460) extends in an easterly direction to a connection with a BNSF main line, which, in turn, connects with the Omaha, Lincoln, & Beatrice Railway and extends beyond to Omaha, Neb. The west leg of the wye (Track 324) extends in an easterly and then southerly direction to BNSF’s Hobson Yard in the City. UP has overhead trackage rights over the east leg of the wye between BNSF milepost 0.65 and BNSF milepost 56.92. See Union Pac. R.R.—Trackage Rights Exemption—The Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry., FD 33403 (STB served June 3, 1997); Union Pac. R.R.—Amendment of Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Ry., FD 30868 (Sub-No. 1) (STB served July 20, 2006). UP also leases: (1) The BNSF line near Sun Valley Boulevard (beginning near UP milepost 56.50) to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Sep 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 the beginning point of the wye at BNSF milepost 0.62 (referred to as the Sun Valley Segment); and (2) the west leg of the BNSF wye from BNSF milepost 0.62 to BNSF milepost 59.4. The joint relocation project that is the subject of this notice involves abandoning the Sun Valley Segment and relocating the existing wye tracks a short distance to the south. The underlying real estate will be conveyed to the City. BNSF will remove the tracks on the Sun Valley Segment and UP will reconstruct its parallel line which it had previously abandoned.1 The new UP line will be located between UP milepost 56.50 and UP milepost 56.68, a short distance east of Salt Creek and crossing over Salt Creek using an existing UP bridge (UP track). The UP track will be owned and maintained by UP. BNSF will be granted trackage rights over the UP track. The new east wye track will be located between new BNSF milepost 0.0 and BNSF milepost 59.24 where it will connect with BNSF’s number 1 main line (new east wye). The new east wye will be owned and maintained by BNSF. UP will be granted trackage rights over the new east wye. The new west wye will be located between new milepost BNSF 0.0 and BNSF milepost 59.55 where it will connect with BNSF’s number 1 main line (new west wye). The new west wye will be owned and maintained by BNSF. UP’s lease of the existing west wye and the Sun Valley Segment will be terminated. UP will retain existing operating rights incidental to interchange to Hobson Yard which includes the new west wye. Applicants state that the proposed joint relocation project will not disrupt service to shippers. There are no shippers on the Sun Valley Segment, the existing east wye or the existing west wye lines. Applicants also state that the construction of the UP track, the new east wye and the new west wye will not involve an expansion of service by either carrier into new territory, or alter the existing competitive situation, but will simply preserve BNSF’s and UP’s ability to continue to serve the existing customers in the area. The Board will exercise jurisdiction over the abandonment, construction, or sale components of a relocation project, and require separate approval or exemption, only where the removal of track affects service to shippers or the construction of new track or transfer of existing track involves expansion into new territory. See City of Detroit v. 1 See Union Pac. R.R.—Aban. Exemption—in Lancaster County, Neb., AB 33 (Sub-No. 207X) (STB served Sept. 30, 2003). PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Canadian Nat’l Ry., 9 I.C.C.2d 1208 (1993), aff’d sub nom. Detroit/Wayne Cnty. Port Authority v. ICC, 59 F.3d 1314 (DC Cir. 1995); Flats Indus. R.R. & Norfolk S. Ry.—Joint Relocation Project Exemption—in Cleveland, Ohio, FD 34108 (STB served Nov. 15, 2001). Line relocation projects may embrace trackage rights transactions such as those involved here. See Detroit, Toledo & Ironton R.R.—Trackage Rights— Between Washington Court House & Greggs, Ohio—Exemption, 363 I.C.C. 878 (1981). Under these standards, the incidental abandonment, construction, lease and trackage rights components of this relocation project require no separate approval or exemption because the relocation project will not disrupt service to shippers, expand BNSF’s or UP’s service into a new territory, or alter the existing competitive situation, and thus, this joint relocation project qualifies for the class exemption at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(5). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease and Operate-California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). The transaction may be consummated on or after September 29, 2010, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). 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 September 22, 2010 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35415, 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 applicants’ representatives: Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; and Mack H. Shummate, Jr., Senior General Attorney, 101 North Wacker Drive, #1920, Chicago, IL 60606. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: September 3, 2010. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 15, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56159-56160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-23010]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD 2010 0082]


Information Collection Available for Public Comments and 
Recommendations

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to 
request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved 
information collection.

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before November 15, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Davis, Maritime Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-
0688 or E-Mail: Jerome.davis@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also 
can be obtained from that office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title of Collection: Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA).
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0532.
    Form Numbers: MA-1020.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years after date of approval by 
the Office of Management and Budget.
    Summary of Collection of Information: This information collection 
is in accordance with Section 708, Defense Production Act, 1950, as 
amended, under which participants agree to provide commercial sealift 
capacity and intermodal shipping services and systems necessary to meet 
national defense requirements. In order to meet national defense 
requirements, the government must assure the continued availability of 
commercial sealift resources.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collection is 
needed by MARAD and the Department of Defense (DOD), including 
representatives from the U.S. Transportation Command and its 
components, to evaluate and assess the applicants' eligibility for 
participation in the VISA program. The information will be used by 
MARAD and the U.S. Transportation Command, and its components, to 
assure the continued availability of commercial sealift resources to 
meet the DOD's military requirements.
    Description of Respondents: Operators of qualified dry cargo 
vessels.
    Annual Responses: 40.
    Annual Burden: 200 hours.
    Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears 
at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the 
Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments may also be submitted by electronic 
means via the Internet at http://regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. 
Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary 
for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have 
practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize 
this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected. All comments received will be 
available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 
p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An 
electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web, 
http://regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit 
http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.

    Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.


    Dated: September 9, 2010.

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    By order of the Maritime Administrator.
Christine Gurland,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
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