Juniata Valley Railroad Company-Operation Exemption-SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority, 13446 [2011-5640]

Download as PDF 13446 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2011 / Notices By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–5639 Filed 3–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35469] Juniata Valley Railroad Company– Operation Exemption–SEDA–COG Joint Rail Authority srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Juniata Valley Railroad Company (JVRR), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate approximately 2.0 miles of track, known as the West Park Industrial Track, extending between milepost 0.0 and milepost 2.0 in Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa. The line is owned or leased by SEDA–COG Joint Rail Authority (SEDA–COG). JVRR states that the line it proposes to operate is an extension of its existing line of railroad it operates for SEDA–COG and that it will amend its agreement dated December 13, 2006, with SEDA–COG to provide common carrier rail service to multiple shippers on this extended line of railroad.1 JVRR indicates that it intends to interchange traffic with the Norfolk Southern Railway Company and/or Canadian Pacific Railway Company. JVRR also indicates that there are no interchange commitments in the operating agreement between it and SEDA–COG nor will there be any in the interchange agreements between JVRR and its connecting carriers as a result of this transaction. The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after March 27, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after this exemption was filed). 1 While not submitted with the verified notice of exemption here, the operating agreement between SEDA–COG and JVRR has recently been filed at the Board in Susquehanna Union R.R.–Control Exemption–N. Shore R.R., Nittany & Bald Eagle R.R., Shamokin Valley R.R., Juniata Valley R.R., Lycoming Valley R.R., and Union Cnty. Indus. R.R., FD 35343, Pet. for Exemption Ex. B, Apr. 12, 2010. The parties are reminded that once the operator obtains Board authorization to provide common carrier rail service over a line, the common carrier obligation continues, notwithstanding any term of the parties’ agreement, including term limitations and termination rights, unless and until the Board grants the appropriate discontinuance or abandonment authority. 49 U.S.C. 10903; Chicago & N. W. Transp. Co. v. Kalo Brick & Tile Co., 450 U.S. 311, 320 (1981); Pittsburgh & Shawmut R.R.– Aban. Exemption–in Armstrong and Jefferson Counties, Pa., AB 976X, slip op. at 1 (STB served Sept. 15, 2005). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Mar 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 JVRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. 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 no later than March 18, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35469, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 518 N. Center Street, Suite 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: March 8, 2011. By the Board, Joseph H. Detttmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–5640 Filed 3–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35471] Nittany Bald and Eagle Railroad Company-Operation Exemption-SEDA– COG Joint Rail Authority Nittany Bald and Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate approximately 1.8 miles of track, known as the Castanea Branch, extending between milepost 0.0 and milepost 1.8 in Castanea, Clinton County, Pa. The line is owned or leased by SEDA–COG Joint Rail Authority (SEDA–COG). N&BE states that the line it proposes to operate is an extension of its existing line of railroad it operates for SEDA– COG and that it will amend its agreement dated December 13, 2006, with SEDA–COG to provide common carrier rail service to multiple shippers on this extended line of railroad.1 1 While not submitted with the verified notice of exemption here, the operating agreement between PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 N&BE indicates that it intends to interchange traffic with the Norfolk Southern Railway Company and/or Canadian Pacific Railway Company. N&BE also indicates that there are no interchange commitments in the operating agreement between it and SEDA–COG nor will there be any in the interchange agreements between N&BE and its connecting carriers as a result of this transaction. The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after March 27, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after this exemption was filed). N&BE certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues would not exceed $5 million. 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 no later than March 18, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35471, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 518 N. Center Street, Suite 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: March 8, 2011. SEDA–COG and N&BE has recently been filed at the Board in Susquehanna Union R.R.–Control Exemption–N. Shore R.R., Nittany & Bald Eagle R.R., Shamokin Valley R.R., Juniata Valley R.R., Lycoming Valley R.R., and Union Cnty. Indus. R.R., FD 35343, Pet. for Exemption Ex. B, Apr. 12, 2010. The parties are reminded that once the operator obtains Board authorization to provide common carrier rail service over a line, the common carrier obligation continues, notwithstanding any term of the parties’ agreement, including term limitations and termination rights, unless and until the Board grants the appropriate discontinuance or abandonment authority. 49 U.S.C. 10903; Chicago & N. W. Transp. Co. v. Kalo Brick & Tile Co., 450 U.S. 311, 320 (1981); Pittsburg & Shawmut R.R.– Aban. Exemption–in Armstrong and Jefferson Counties, Pa., AB 976X, slip op. at 1 (STB served Sept. 15, 2005). E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35469]


Juniata Valley Railroad Company-Operation Exemption-SEDA-COG 
Joint Rail Authority

    Juniata Valley Railroad Company (JVRR), a Class III carrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate 
approximately 2.0 miles of track, known as the West Park Industrial 
Track, extending between milepost 0.0 and milepost 2.0 in Lewistown, 
Mifflin County, Pa. The line is owned or leased by SEDA-COG Joint Rail 
Authority (SEDA-COG). JVRR states that the line it proposes to operate 
is an extension of its existing line of railroad it operates for SEDA-
COG and that it will amend its agreement dated December 13, 2006, with 
SEDA-COG to provide common carrier rail service to multiple shippers on 
this extended line of railroad.\1\
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    \1\ While not submitted with the verified notice of exemption 
here, the operating agreement between SEDA-COG and JVRR has recently 
been filed at the Board in Susquehanna Union R.R.-Control Exemption-
N. Shore R.R., Nittany & Bald Eagle R.R., Shamokin Valley R.R., 
Juniata Valley R.R., Lycoming Valley R.R., and Union Cnty. Indus. 
R.R., FD 35343, Pet. for Exemption Ex. B, Apr. 12, 2010. The parties 
are reminded that once the operator obtains Board authorization to 
provide common carrier rail service over a line, the common carrier 
obligation continues, notwithstanding any term of the parties' 
agreement, including term limitations and termination rights, unless 
and until the Board grants the appropriate discontinuance or 
abandonment authority. 49 U.S.C. 10903; Chicago & N. W. Transp. Co. 
v. Kalo Brick & Tile Co., 450 U.S. 311, 320 (1981); Pittsburgh & 
Shawmut R.R.-Aban. Exemption-in Armstrong and Jefferson Counties, 
Pa., AB 976X, slip op. at 1 (STB served Sept. 15, 2005).
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    JVRR indicates that it intends to interchange traffic with the 
Norfolk Southern Railway Company and/or Canadian Pacific Railway 
Company. JVRR also indicates that there are no interchange commitments 
in the operating agreement between it and SEDA-COG nor will there be 
any in the interchange agreements between JVRR and its connecting 
carriers as a result of this transaction.
    The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after 
March 27, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after this 
exemption was filed).
    JVRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class 
III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual 
revenues will not exceed $5 million.
    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 no later than March 18, 2011 (at least 7 
days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35469, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 518 N. Center 
Street, Suite 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: March 8, 2011.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Detttmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-5640 Filed 3-10-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P