Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Texas Northeastern Railroad-Trackage Rights Exemption-Line of Texas Department of Transportation, 37192 [2011-15855]

Download as PDF 37192 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2011 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245– 0236. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or energy conservation. Decided: June 20, 2011. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and Commissioner Mulvey. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–15781 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35494] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Texas Northeastern Railroad— Trackage Rights Exemption—Line of Texas Department of Transportation Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement,1 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), a Class III rail carrier, has agreed to grant local trackage rights to Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Texas Northeastern Railroad (TNER) over 1.28 miles of rail line, part of Union Pacific Railroad Company’s (UP) Bonham Subdivision, between mileposts 127.5 and 128.78, in Fannin County, TX.2 A related verified notice of exemption was concurrently filed in Docket No. FD 35493, Texas Department of Transportation— Acquisition Exemption—Line of Union Pacific Railroad Company, in which TxDOT seeks to acquire from UP the 1.28 miles of rail line that is the subject of this transaction. The purpose of the trackage rights is to provide rail service to potential customers in Bonham, TX, that were capable of being served by TNER pursuant to a lease of the subject line from UP.3 TNER will operate its own trains with its own crews under the trackage rights agreement. In addition to 1A copy of the trackage rights agreement was submitted with the notice of exemption. 2 The notice was originally submitted on June 3, 2011, but was supplemented on June 8, 2011. Therefore, June 8, 2011 will be the official filing date and the basis for all due dates. 3 As part of this transaction, TNER advises that the UP–TNER lease will be terminated. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Jun 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 the trackage rights, TxDOT will lease the line to an operator that will provide tourist passenger operations.4 The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after July 8, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & 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 July 1, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35494, 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 Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane, NW., Washington, DC 20016. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 20, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–15855 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35531] Lake Providence Port Commission— Trackage Rights Exemption—Delta Southern Railroad, Inc. Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated May 26, 2011, Delta Southern Railroad, Inc. (DSR), has 4 At Article 1(b) of the trackage rights agreement, TxDOT states that it will ‘‘give priority to TNER’s freight train operations.’’ TxDOT must ensure that tourist train operations do not interfere with TNER’s ability to carry out its common carrier obligation. PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Lake Providence Port Commission (Lake Providence) over approximately 1.25 miles of rail line between milepost 471.0 (Highway Barn near Lake Providence) and milepost 472.25 in East Carroll Parish, La., where the trackage rights line connects with a private side track and lead track owned by Lake Providence that allow rail service to the warehouses and dock at the Port. The purpose of the transaction is to allow Lake Providence to connect its private tracks at the Port with a line it will acquire from DSR. See Delta Southern R.R.—Aban. Exemption—in E. Carroll Parish, La., AB 384 (Sub-No. 2X) (STB served June 7, 2011). The transaction is scheduled to be consummated after July 10, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & 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 July 1, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35531, 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 Eric M. Hocky, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 20, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–15732 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35494]


Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Texas Northeastern Railroad--
Trackage Rights Exemption--Line of Texas Department of Transportation

    Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement,\1\ the Texas 
Department of Transportation (TxDOT), a Class III rail carrier, has 
agreed to grant local trackage rights to Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc., 
d/b/a Texas Northeastern Railroad (TNER) over 1.28 miles of rail line, 
part of Union Pacific Railroad Company's (UP) Bonham Subdivision, 
between mileposts 127.5 and 128.78, in Fannin County, TX.\2\ A related 
verified notice of exemption was concurrently filed in Docket No. FD 
35493, Texas Department of Transportation--Acquisition Exemption--Line 
of Union Pacific Railroad Company, in which TxDOT seeks to acquire from 
UP the 1.28 miles of rail line that is the subject of this transaction.
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    \1\ A copy of the trackage rights agreement was submitted with 
the notice of exemption.
    \2\ The notice was originally submitted on June 3, 2011, but was 
supplemented on June 8, 2011. Therefore, June 8, 2011 will be the 
official filing date and the basis for all due dates.
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    The purpose of the trackage rights is to provide rail service to 
potential customers in Bonham, TX, that were capable of being served by 
TNER pursuant to a lease of the subject line from UP.\3\ TNER will 
operate its own trains with its own crews under the trackage rights 
agreement. In addition to the trackage rights, TxDOT will lease the 
line to an operator that will provide tourist passenger operations.\4\
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    \3\ As part of this transaction, TNER advises that the UP-TNER 
lease will be terminated.
    \4\ At Article 1(b) of the trackage rights agreement, TxDOT 
states that it will ``give priority to TNER's freight train 
operations.'' TxDOT must ensure that tourist train operations do not 
interfere with TNER's ability to carry out its common carrier 
obligation.
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    The proposed transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after 
July 8, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the 
exemption was filed).
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk 
& Western Railway--Trackage Rights--Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 
I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway--Lease & 
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 July 1, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption 
becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35494, 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 Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane, 
NW., Washington, DC 20016.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: June 20, 2011.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Andrea Pope-Matheson,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-15855 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]
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