Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Forsyth County, NC, 65319-65320 [2011-27220]

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The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public of a vacancy (due to completion of membership on April 2, 2012) on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)) for a sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 representative of Native American tribal concerns and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy. DATES: Persons interested in serving on the NPOAG ARC should contact Mr. Barry Brayer in writing and postmarked or e-mailed on or before November 30, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Brayer, AWP–1SP, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–2007, telephone: (310) 725–3800, e-mail: Barry.Brayer@faa.gov. 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FAA Order No. 1110–138, was amended PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65319 and became effective as FAA Order No. 1110–138A, on January 20, 2006. The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American interests. Current members of the NPOAG ARC are: Heidi Williams, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Alan Stephen, fixed-winged air tour operator representative; Elling Halvorson, Papillon Airways, Inc.; Matthew Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International; Chip Dennerlein, Siskiyou Project; Gregory Miller, American Hiking Society; Dick Hingson, Sierra Club; Bryan Faehner, National Parks Conservation Association; Rory Majenty, Hualapai Nation; and Ray Russell, Navajo Parks and Recreation. Rory Majenty of the Hualapai Nation is the current NPOAG member with the expiring term on April 2, 2012. In order to retain balance within the NPOAG ARC, the FAA and NPS invite persons interested in serving on the ARC to represent Native American tribes, to contact Mr. Barry Brayer (contact information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Requests to serve on the ARC must be made to Mr. Brayer in writing and postmarked or e-mailed on or before November 30, 2011. The request should indicate whether or not you are a member of an association or group related to Native American tribal issues or concerns or have another affiliation with issues relating to aircraft flights over national parks. The request should also state what expertise you would bring to the NPOAG ARC as related to tribal concerns. The term of service for NPOAG ARC members is 3 years. Issued in Hawthorne, CA on October 11, 2011. Barry Brayer, NPOAG Co-Chairman, Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2011–27091 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 333X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Forsyth County, NC Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 65320 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES subpart F-Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over approximately 10.0 miles of rail line between mileposts L–0.0 (near Trade Street in WinstonSalem) and L–10.0 (near the intersection of Hampton Road and Idols Road in Clemmons), in Forsyth County, N.C. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 27012, 27101, 27103, 27104, 27105, and 27127. NSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (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.1 As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance 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 become effective on November 19, 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),2 must be filed by October 31, 2011.3 Petitions to reopen must be filed by November 9, 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 NSR’s representative: Robert A. Wimbish, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. 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. 1 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, the proceeding is exempt from the requirements of 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), and 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter). 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Under the authority granted to me as Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service by the General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury by General Counsel Directive 15, pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act, I have appointed the following persons to the Legal Division Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service Panel: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 1. Christopher Meade, Principal Deputy General Counsel (Department of Treasury). 2. Faris R. Fink, Commissioner (Small Business/Self Employed). 3. Joseph H. Grant, Deputy Commissioner (Tax Exempt and Government Entities). This publication is required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). Decided: October 17, 2011. By the Board. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. Dated: October 11, 2011. William J. Wilkins, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2011–27220 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P [FR Doc. 2011–27187 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Appointment of Members of the Legal Division to the Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4029 Under the authority granted to me as Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service by the General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury by General Counsel Directive 15, pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act, I have appointed the following persons to the Legal Division Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service Panel: 1. Chairperson, Christopher Sterner, Deputy Chief Counsel (Operations). 2. Drita Tonuzi, Deputy Division Counsel (Large Business and International). 3. Frances F. Regan, Area Counsel (Small Business/Self Employed). 4. Mark S. Kaizen, Associate Chief Counsel (General Legal Services). 5. Steven A. Musher, Associate Chief Counsel (International). This publication is required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). Dated: October 11, 2011. William J. Wilkins, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2011–27185 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Appointment of Members of the Legal Division to the Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4029, Application for Exemption from Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 19, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette B. Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Elaine Christophe at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622– 3179, or through the Internet at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Exemption from Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits. OMB Number: 1545–0064. Form Number: 4029. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 203 (Thursday, October 20, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 333X)]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Forsyth County, NC

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152

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subpart F-Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to 
discontinue service over approximately 10.0 miles of rail line between 
mileposts L-0.0 (near Trade Street in Winston-Salem) and L-10.0 (near 
the intersection of Hampton Road and Idols Road in Clemmons), in 
Forsyth County, N.C. The line traverses United States Postal Service 
Zip Codes 27012, 27101, 27103, 27104, 27105, and 27127.
    NSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the 
line; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the 
line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such 
user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending 
with the Surface Transportation Board (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.\1\
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    \1\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, the proceeding is exempt from the requirements of 49 
CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic 
reports), and 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter).
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    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the discontinuance 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 
become effective on November 19, 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),\2\ must be filed by October 
31, 2011.\3\ Petitions to reopen must be filed by November 9, 2011, 
with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \3\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to NSR's 
representative: Robert A. Wimbish, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 
300, Washington, DC 20037.
    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 17, 2011.

    By the Board.
Rachel D. Campbell,
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-27220 Filed 10-19-11; 8:45 am]
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