Illinois Central Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption-in Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Panola, Tate, and Desoto Counties, MS, 64427 [2011-26903]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 43 (Sub—No. 185X)] Illinois Central Railroad Company— Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption—in Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Panola, Tate, and Desoto Counties, MS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) 1 has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt.1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue its limited overhead trackage rights over approximately 175.4 miles of rail line known as the Grenada Line, owned by Grenada Railway LLC (GRYR),2 extending between milepost 403.0 at Southaven and milepost 703.8 near Canton, in Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Panola, Tate, and Desoto Counties, Miss.3 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 39046, 39179, 39146, 39079, 39063, 39192, 39176, 38967, 38925, 38926, 38960, 38901, 38953, 38961, 38948, 38927, 38658, 38620, 38606, 38666, 38619, 38668, 38618, 38632, 38651, 38637, and 38671. IC has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved via its trackage rights over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic that could be handled via those trackage rights over the line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of IC’s trackage rights over the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of IC service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), 1 IC is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company and is a Class I rail carrier. 2 On September 20, 2011, GRYR filed a petition for exemption in Docket No. AB 1087X, Grenada Railway, LLC—Abandonment Exemption—in Grenada, Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo, & Madison Counties, Miss., to abandon an 81.3-mile portion of the Grenada Line from milepost 622.5 near Grenada, Miss., to milepost 703.8 near Canton, Miss. Notice instituting that proceeding was served and published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2011 (76 FR 62497–98), and a final decision will be issued by January 6, 2012. 3 IC notes that it acquired these trackage rights from GRYR by virtue of IC’s retention of the trackage rights upon its sale of the Grenada Line to GRYR. See Gren. Ry.—Acq. & Op. Exemp.—Ill. Cent. R.R. & Waterloo Ry., FD 35247 (STB served May 29, 2009). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—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 November 17, 2011, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA for continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 4 must be filed by October 28, 2011.5 Petitions to reopen must be filed by November 7, 2011, 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 IC’s representative: Jeremy M. Berman, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL, 60606– 2832. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// WWW.STB.DOT.gov.’’ Decided: October 13, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–26903 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 5 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historic documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 49 CFR 1105.8(b), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64427 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism’’ Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the name of one entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.’’ DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the entity in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, is effective on October 12, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. Background On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706, and the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, 22 U.S.C. 287c. In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The Order imposes economic sanctions on persons who have committed, pose a significant risk of committing, or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, 13 individuals and 16 entities as subject to the economic sanctions. The Order was further amended by Executive Order E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 43 (Sub--No. 185X)]


Illinois Central Railroad Company--Discontinuance of Trackage 
Rights Exemption--in Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, 
Grenada, Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Panola, Tate, and Desoto Counties, MS

    Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) \1\ has filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt.1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments 
and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue its limited overhead 
trackage rights over approximately 175.4 miles of rail line known as 
the Grenada Line, owned by Grenada Railway LLC (GRYR),\2\ extending 
between milepost 403.0 at Southaven and milepost 703.8 near Canton, in 
Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, 
Tallahatchie, Panola, Tate, and Desoto Counties, Miss.\3\ The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 39046, 39179, 39146, 
39079, 39063, 39192, 39176, 38967, 38925, 38926, 38960, 38901, 38953, 
38961, 38948, 38927, 38658, 38620, 38606, 38666, 38619, 38668, 38618, 
38632, 38651, 38637, and 38671.
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    \1\ IC is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Canadian 
National Railway Company and is a Class I rail carrier.
    \2\ On September 20, 2011, GRYR filed a petition for exemption 
in Docket No. AB 1087X, Grenada Railway, LLC--Abandonment 
Exemption--in Grenada, Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo, & Madison 
Counties, Miss., to abandon an 81.3-mile portion of the Grenada Line 
from milepost 622.5 near Grenada, Miss., to milepost 703.8 near 
Canton, Miss. Notice instituting that proceeding was served and 
published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2011 (76 FR 62497-
98), and a final decision will be issued by January 6, 2012.
    \3\ IC notes that it acquired these trackage rights from GRYR by 
virtue of IC's retention of the trackage rights upon its sale of the 
Grenada Line to GRYR. See Gren. Ry.--Acq. & Op. Exemp.--Ill. Cent. 
R.R. & Waterloo Ry., FD 35247 (STB served May 29, 2009).
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    IC has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved via its 
trackage rights over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead 
traffic that could be handled via those trackage rights over the line 
can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a 
user of IC's trackage rights over the line (or by a state or local 
government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of 
IC service over the line either is pending with the Surface 
Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been 
decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the 
requirements at 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 discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short 
Line Railroad--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 November 17, 2011, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA for continued rail service under 
49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \4\ must be filed by October 28, 2011.\5\ 
Petitions to reopen must be filed by November 7, 2011, with the Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \4\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \5\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historic 
documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 49 CFR 
1105.8(b), respectively.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to IC's 
representative: Jeremy M. Berman, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North 
Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL, 60606-2832.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``http://WWW.STB.DOT.gov.''

    Decided: October 13, 2011.

    By the Board,
Rachel D. Campbell,
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-26903 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P