Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 6517 [2011-2356]

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[FR Doc. 2011–2451 Filed 2–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Surface Transportation Board verified notice of exemption 1 under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease and operate, pursuant to an amendment to an existing lease agreement entered into on June 22, 2007, with Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), a line of railroad known as the SB Line located between milepost 134.2 at Kings Creek, S.C., and milepost 141.35 at Blacksburg, S.C., located entirely in Cherokee County, S.C.2 According to CLNA, the total length of the line is about 7.5 miles, including approximately 0.3 miles of connecting track between the SB Line and NSR’s Blacksburg Yard. The lease and operation transaction also includes operating rights for interchange purposes in NSR’s Blacksburg Yard. As a result of this transaction, CLNA will continue providing common carrier rail freight service to International Minerals, Inc., the sole remaining customer located at Kings Creek. According to CLNA, the amendment to the lease does not contain any language limiting CLNA’s ability to interchange with other carriers. See 49 CFR 1150.43(h). CLNA certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not exceed $5 million annually and will not result in it becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier. The earliest this transaction can be consummated is February 18, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). CLNA states that it plans to consummate the transaction on or about 30 days from the date of filing its notice of exemption. 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than February 11, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35461, 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 John D. Heffner, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1750 K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. [Docket No. FD 35461] Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc. (CLNA), a Class III carrier, has filed a VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Feb 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 1 A milepost referenced in the notice of exemption was clarified by letter filed on January 27, 2011. 2 CLNA states that it has executed an amendment to its existing lease with NSR, which expires on June 30, 2027, that covers the proposed lease and operation of the SB Line. The line is currently owned and operated by NSR. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6517 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 28, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–2356 Filed 2–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35380] San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad— Petition for a Declaratory Order AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Staff members of the Surface Transportation Board will hold a public meeting concerning the declaratory order proceeding in the above-titled docket. The purpose of the meeting is to allow interested persons to comment on the issues raised in the proceeding. Date/Location: The public meeting will take place on Thursday, February 17, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. (local time), in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall, 6631 County Road 13, Conejos, Colorado 81129. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245–0395. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to a petition filed by San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad (SLRG), the Board instituted a declaratory order proceeding under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 721 on August 12, 2010, to determine whether the Board’s jurisdiction preempts the land-use code of Conejos County, Colorado (County) that may otherwise apply to SLRG’s proposed operation of a truck-to-rail transload facility in Antonito, Colorado. See San Luis & Rio Grande R.R.— Petition for a Declaratory Order, FD 35380 (STB served Aug. 12, 2010) (August decision). Specifically, the facility will be used to transfer containers and/or bags of contaminated dirt and debris from trucks originating at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to railcars. In the August decision instituting a proceeding, the Board opened the matter for public comment on the petition and gave SLRG the opportunity SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 24 (Friday, February 4, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-2356]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35461]


Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.--Lease and Operation Exemption--
Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc. (CLNA), a Class III carrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption \1\ under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease 
and operate, pursuant to an amendment to an existing lease agreement 
entered into on June 22, 2007, with Norfolk Southern Railway Company 
(NSR), a line of railroad known as the SB Line located between milepost 
134.2 at Kings Creek, S.C., and milepost 141.35 at Blacksburg, S.C., 
located entirely in Cherokee County, S.C.\2\ According to CLNA, the 
total length of the line is about 7.5 miles, including approximately 
0.3 miles of connecting track between the SB Line and NSR's Blacksburg 
Yard. The lease and operation transaction also includes operating 
rights for interchange purposes in NSR's Blacksburg Yard.
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    \1\ A milepost referenced in the notice of exemption was 
clarified by letter filed on January 27, 2011.
    \2\ CLNA states that it has executed an amendment to its 
existing lease with NSR, which expires on June 30, 2027, that covers 
the proposed lease and operation of the SB Line. The line is 
currently owned and operated by NSR.
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    As a result of this transaction, CLNA will continue providing 
common carrier rail freight service to International Minerals, Inc., 
the sole remaining customer located at Kings Creek.
    According to CLNA, the amendment to the lease does not contain any 
language limiting CLNA's ability to interchange with other carriers. 
See 49 CFR 1150.43(h).
    CLNA certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
the transaction will not exceed $5 million annually and will not result 
in it becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier.
    The earliest this transaction can be consummated is February 18, 
2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption 
was filed). CLNA states that it plans to consummate the transaction on 
or about 30 days from the date of filing its notice of exemption.
    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 transaction. 
Petitions for stay must be filed no later than February 11, 2011 (at 
least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35461, 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 John D. Heffner, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1750 
K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: January 28, 2011.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-2356 Filed 2-3-11; 8:45 am]
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