Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption-Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC, 13272 [2011-5326]

Download as PDF 13272 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2011 / Notices must be served on applicants’ representative, Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: March 4, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–5357 Filed 3–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35473] jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC— Corporate Family Transaction Exemption—Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC (CLC) and Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC (Woods), have filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3) for a transaction within a corporate family. CLC seeks to lease and operate all of Woods’ lines of railroad consisting of approximately 22 miles of spur rail line between the connection with CLC at milepost 8.5 (Ostrander Junction) and milepost 30.5 (Green Mountain), including auxiliary and temporary storage tracks, in Cowlitz County, Wash. CLC and Woods are Class III rail carriers and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Tennessee Southern Railroad Company (TSRR).1 The transaction is intended to result in more efficient and lower cost operations. The exemption will be effective on March 24, 2011. This is a transaction within a corporate family of the type exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). The parties state that the transaction will not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or changes in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under §§ 11324 and 11325 1 See Tenn. S. R.R.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Columbia & Cowlitz Ry., Docket No. FD 35425 (served Nov. 12, 2010). Patriot Rail, LLC, Patriot Rail Holdings LLC, and Patriot Rail Corp. indirectly control CLC and Woods through TSRR. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Mar 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the carriers involved are Class III rail carriers. 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 transaction. Petitions for stay will be due no later than March 17, 2011 (at least 7 days before the effective date of the exemption). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35473 must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on applicants’ representative, Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: March 4, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–5326 Filed 3–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Branch Offices Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 13272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5326]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35473]


Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC--Corporate Family Transaction 
Exemption--Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC

    Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC (CLC) and Patriot Woods Railroad, 
LLC (Woods), have filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 
1180.2(d)(3) for a transaction within a corporate family. CLC seeks to 
lease and operate all of Woods' lines of railroad consisting of 
approximately 22 miles of spur rail line between the connection with 
CLC at milepost 8.5 (Ostrander Junction) and milepost 30.5 (Green 
Mountain), including auxiliary and temporary storage tracks, in Cowlitz 
County, Wash. CLC and Woods are Class III rail carriers and are wholly 
owned subsidiaries of Tennessee Southern Railroad Company (TSRR).\1\ 
The transaction is intended to result in more efficient and lower cost 
operations.
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    \1\ See Tenn. S. R.R.--Continuance in Control Exemption--
Columbia & Cowlitz Ry., Docket No. FD 35425 (served Nov. 12, 2010). 
Patriot Rail, LLC, Patriot Rail Holdings LLC, and Patriot Rail Corp. 
indirectly control CLC and Woods through TSRR.
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    The exemption will be effective on March 24, 2011.
    This is a transaction within a corporate family of the type 
exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). The 
parties state that the transaction will not result in adverse changes 
in service levels, significant operational changes, or changes in the 
competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does 
not provide for labor protection for transactions under Sec. Sec.  
11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, 
the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all 
of the carriers involved are Class III rail carriers.
    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 transaction. Petitions for stay 
will be due no later than March 17, 2011 (at least 7 days before the 
effective date of the exemption).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35473 must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each 
pleading must be served on applicants' representative, Louis E. 
Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: March 4, 2011.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-5326 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]
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