BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 10430-10431 [2011-4105]

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This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Feb 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2011. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2011–0049. Petitioner: Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 120.109(a)(1), (b), 120.115(c), 120.217(c), 120.223(a)(1), and 120.223(a)(1)(i). Description of Relief Sought Pinnacle seeks relief from conducting pre-employment testing, training, and the drug and alcohol records check for 1,000 safety-sensitive employees they plan to hire from Mesaba Aviation, Inc. d.b.a. Mesaba Airlines (Mesaba) following a transfer of assets. Pinnacle contends that both airlines have been operating safely under the listed regulations, and an exemption from these regulations would not affect safety and would be in the public interest. [FR Doc. 2011–4102 Filed 2–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION format. 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This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment of the conservation of energy resources. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10704(a). Surface Transportation Board Railroad Cost of Capital—2010 Surface Transportation Board. Notice of decision instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry’s 2010 cost of capital. Decided: February 18, 2011. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Nottingham, and Commissioner Mulvey. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–4157 Filed 2–23–11; 8:45 am] [Docket No. EP 558 (Sub-No. 14)] AGENCY: ACTION: The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry’s cost of capital for 2010. The decision solicits comments on the following issues: (1) The railroads’ 2010 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads’ 2010 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads’ 2010 cost of common equity capital; and (4) the 2010 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis. Comments should focus on the various cost of capital components listed above using the same methodology followed in Railroad Cost of Capital—2009, EP 558 (Sub–No. 13) (STB served Oct. 29, 2010). DATES: Notices of intent to participate are due by March 8, 2011. Statements of the railroads are due by April 29, 2011. Statements of other interested persons are due by May 19, 2011. Rebuttal statements by the railroads are due by June 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing system or in the traditional paper BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35466] BNSF Railway Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated January 25, 2011, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant local trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over UP lines extending between: (1) UP milepost 93.2 at Stockton, Cal., on UP’s Oakland Subdivision, and UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of approximately 126.2 miles; and (2) UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., and UP milepost 280.7 at Keddie, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 61.3 miles.1 1 BNSF states that the trackage rights being granted here are only temporary rights, but, because E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 37 / Thursday, February 24, 2011 / Notices The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after March 10, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is filed). The trackage rights agreement will permit BNSF to move empty and loaded ballast trains to and from the ballast pit at Elsey, Cal., which is adjacent to the UP rail line. The trackage rights are temporary in nature and are scheduled emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES they are ‘‘local’’ rather than ‘‘overhead’’ rights, they do not qualify for the Board’s class exemption for temporary trackage rights at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). See R.R. Consolidation Procedures, 6 S.T.B. 910 (2003). Therefore, BNSF concurrently has filed a petition for partial revocation of this exemption in Docket No. FD 35466 (Sub-No. 1), BNSF Railway Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company, wherein BNSF requests that the Board permit the proposed local trackage rights arrangement described in the present proceeding to expire at midnight on December 10, 2011, as provided in the parties’ agreement. The petition will be addressed by the Board in a separate decision. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Feb 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 to expire at midnight on December 10, 2011. 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). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If the 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. Stay petitions must be filed by March 3, 2011 (at least 7 days PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 10431 before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35466, 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 Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 17, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–4105 Filed 2–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 37 (Thursday, February 24, 2011)]
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[Pages 10430-10431]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4105]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35466]


BNSF Railway Company--Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--Union 
Pacific Railroad Company

    Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated January 25, 
2011, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant local 
trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over UP lines extending 
between: (1) UP milepost 93.2 at Stockton, Cal., on UP's Oakland 
Subdivision, and UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., on UP's Canyon 
Subdivision, a distance of approximately 126.2 miles; and (2) UP 
milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., and UP milepost 280.7 at Keddie, Cal., 
on UP's Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 61.3 miles.\1\
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    \1\ BNSF states that the trackage rights being granted here are 
only temporary rights, but, because they are ``local'' rather than 
``overhead'' rights, they do not qualify for the Board's class 
exemption for temporary trackage rights at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). See 
R.R. Consolidation Procedures, 6 S.T.B. 910 (2003). Therefore, BNSF 
concurrently has filed a petition for partial revocation of this 
exemption in Docket No. FD 35466 (Sub-No. 1), BNSF Railway Company--
Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--Union Pacific Railroad Company, 
wherein BNSF requests that the Board permit the proposed local 
trackage rights arrangement described in the present proceeding to 
expire at midnight on December 10, 2011, as provided in the parties' 
agreement. The petition will be addressed by the Board in a separate 
decision.

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    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after March 
10, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the 
exemption is filed).
    The trackage rights agreement will permit BNSF to move empty and 
loaded ballast trains to and from the ballast pit at Elsey, Cal., which 
is adjacent to the UP rail line. The trackage rights are temporary in 
nature and are scheduled to expire at midnight on December 10, 2011.
    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).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If the 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. Stay petitions 
must be filed by March 3, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption 
becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35466, 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 Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, 
Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: February 17, 2011.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-4105 Filed 2-23-11; 8:45 am]
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