Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Lafayette County, MO, 9634-9635 [2011-3662]

Download as PDF 9634 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 34 / Friday, February 18, 2011 / Notices Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 3011, 30112, and 30117 (Appendix 1) of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1996, authorizes the issuance of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The Secretary is authorized to issue, amend, and revoke such rules and regulations as she/he deems necessary. Using this authority, the agency issued FMVSS No. 125, ‘‘Warning Devices’’ (Appendix 2), which applies to devices, without self contained energy sources, that are designed to be carried mandatory in buses and trucks that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds and voluntarily in other vehicles. 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[FR Doc. 2011–3695 Filed 2–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 472X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Stearns County, MN On January 31, 2011, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 7.05-mile line of railroad VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:57 Feb 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 located between milepost 9.16 at Rockville and milepost 16.21 at Cold Spring, in Stearns County, Minn.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 56369 and 56320, and includes the station of Cold Spring. The line does not contain Federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in BNSF’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, In Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by May 20, 2011.2 Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than March 10, 2011. Each trail request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 472X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Kristy D. Clark, General Attorney, BNSF Railway Company, 2500 Lou Menk Drive, AOB–3, Fort Worth, TX 76131– 2828. Replies to the petition are due on or before March 10, 2011. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR 1 BNSF states that the cities of Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond have formed ROCORI Trail, a trail association, and they wish to railbank and purchase the line to develop a trail to connect with other trail networks in the area. 2 In its Environmental Report filed with the Board on January 7, 2011, BNSF notes that the line is under lease to Northern Lines Railroad, which BNSF states will also be filing for discontinuance of service over the line. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 14, 2011. By the Board. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–3661 Filed 2–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 297X)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Lafayette County, MO Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon 2.91 miles of a line of railroad known as the Lexington Industrial Lead extending from milepost 246.49 near Myrick to milepost 243.58 near Lexington, in Lafayette County, Mo. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 64067. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 34 / Friday, February 18, 2011 / Notices requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental 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—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 March 22, 2011, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by February 28, 2011. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by March 10, 2011,3 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 UP’s representative: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Senior General Attorney, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. UP has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) 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. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 UP states that the right-of-way proposed for abandonment is mainly reversionary property. UP does not believe that the property is suitable for public purposes, including roads or highways, other forms of mass transportation, conservation, energy production or transmission, as this area is adequately served by existing roads and utility lines at the present time. UP notes that the real property which makes up the right-of-way may be well suited for conservation uses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:57 Feb 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 February 25, 2011. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling OEA, 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), UP 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 UP’s filing of a notice of consummation by February 18, 2012, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 14, 2011. By the Board. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–3662 Filed 2–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 11, 2010. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following public information collection requirements to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. A copy of the submission may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding these information collections should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 11010, Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 21, 2011 to be assured of consideration. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9635 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–1201. Type of Review: Revision to a currently approved collection. Title: TD 8455—Election to Expense Certain Depreciable Business Assets. Abstract: The regulations provide rules on the election described in section 179(b)(4); the apportionment of the dollar limitation among component members of a controlled group; the proper order for deducting the carryover of disallowed deduction; and the maintenance of information which permits the specific identification of each piece of section 179 property and reflects how and from whom such property was acquired and when such property was placed in service. The recordkeeping and reporting is necessary to monitor compliance with the section 179 rules. Respondents: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,000 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1362. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Renewable Electricity, Refined Coal, and Indian Coal Production Credit. Form: 8835. Abstract: Filers claiming the general business credit for electricity produced from certain renewable resources under code sections 38 and 45 must file Form 8835. Respondents: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,045 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1897. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: REG–120616–03; TD 9145— Entry of Taxable Fuel (Final and Temporary); TD 9346—Entry of Taxable Fuel (Final Regulations and Removal of Temporary Regulations). Abstract: The regulation imposes joint and several liabilities on the importer of record for the tax imposed on the entry of taxable fuel into the U.S. Respondents: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 281 hours. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 34 (Friday, February 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9634-9635]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 297X)]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Lafayette County, MO

    Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon 2.91 miles of a line of railroad known as the Lexington 
Industrial Lead extending from milepost 246.49 near Myrick to milepost 
243.58 near Lexington, in Lafayette County, Mo. The line traverses 
United States Postal Service Zip Code 64067.
    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 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

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requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental 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--
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 March 22, 2011, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
February 28, 2011. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by March 10, 2011,\3\ 
with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) 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.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \3\ UP states that the right-of-way proposed for abandonment is 
mainly reversionary property. UP does not believe that the property 
is suitable for public purposes, including roads or highways, other 
forms of mass transportation, conservation, energy production or 
transmission, as this area is adequately served by existing roads 
and utility lines at the present time. UP notes that the real 
property which makes up the right-of-way may be well suited for 
conservation uses.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to UP's 
representative: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Senior General Attorney, Union 
Pacific Railroad Company, 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, 
IL 60606.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    UP has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by February 25, 2011. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by 
writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 
20423-0001) or by calling OEA, 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), UP 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 UP's filing of a notice of consummation by 
February 18, 2012, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to 
consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: February 14, 2011.

    By the Board.
Rachel D. Campbell,
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-3662 Filed 2-17-11; 8:45 am]
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