Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Lafourche Parish, LA; Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Lafourche Parish, LA, 70534-70535 [2011-29131]

Download as PDF 70534 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Notices CFR section 230.17—1,472 Service Day Inspection .............. 230.18—Service Day Report .............................. 230.19—Posting of Copy ................................... 230.41—Flexible Stay Bolts with Caps .............. 230.46—Badge Plates ........................................ 230.47—Boiler Number ...................................... 230.75—Stenciling Dates of Tests and Cleaning. 230.98—Driving, Trailing, and Engine Truck Axles—Journal Diameter Stamped. 230.116—Oil Tanks ............................................ Total Responses: 4,672. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 314 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2011. Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–29273 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 277X); Docket No. AB 318 (Sub-No. 7X)] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Lafourche Parish, LA; Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc.—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Lafourche Parish, LA Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc. (LDRR) (collectively, applicants) jointly have filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for UP to abandon and LDRR to discontinue service over a portion of a line of railroad known as the Lockport Branch, extending between milepost 1.7 near Raceland and milepost 14.2 near Jay, a distance of 12.5 miles, in Lafourche Parish, La.1 The line traverses United 1 Applicants originally filed their notice of exemption on September 29, 2011. However, in a decision served on October 19, 2011, these VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Nov 10, 2011 Total annual responses Average time per response ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10 reports .................... 150 reports .................. 300 forms .................... 10 entries .................... 3 reports ...................... 1 stamping .................. 50 tests ....................... 15 minutes .................. 15 minutes .................. 1 minute ...................... 1 minute ...................... 30 minutes .................. 15 minutes .................. 15 minute .................... 3 38 5 .17 2 .25 1 82 owners/operators ... 1 stamp ....................... 15 minutes .................. .25 82 owners/operators ... 30 signs ....................... 1 minute ...................... Respondent universe Jkt 226001 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 owners/operators owners/operators owners/operators owners/operators owners/operators owners/operators owners/operators States Postal Service Zip Codes 70374 and 70394. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; and (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or state or local agency 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. Applicants have further certified that the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to these exemptions, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment or 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, these exemptions will be effective on December 14, 2011, unless stayed pending reconsideration.2 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to proceedings were held in abeyance until October 25, 2011. Accordingly, October 25, 2011, will be considered the filing date for purposes of determining relevant deadlines. 2 Applicants originally had indicated a proposed consummation date of November 18, 2011. However, because the proceedings were held in abeyance, the earliest these transactions may be consummated is December 14, 2011. See 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2). 3 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 1 file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),4 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by November 25, 2011. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 5, 2011,5 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 applicants’ representatives: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Senior General Attorney, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 101 North Wacker Drive, #1920, Chicago, IL 60606, and Eric M. Hocky, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Applicants have filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 18, 2011. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245– 0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–(800) 877–8339. Comments Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemptions’ effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemptions’ effective date. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 5 Applicants state that they do not believe that the right-of-way is suitable for other public purposes, given the availability of other infrastructure in the area. They note that the line contains reversionary property interests which could affect the transfer of title or use of the property for other than railroad purposes. E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Notices on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), UP shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by UP’s filing of a notice of consummation by November 14, 2012, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: November 4, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–29131 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY contained in marks. TTB uses this information to validate the receipts of excise tax revenue by the Federal government. Respondents: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1. OMB Number: 1513–0119. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Certification of Proper Cellar Treatment for Imported Natural Wine. Abstract: TTB is requiring importers of natural wine to certify compliance with proper cellar treatment standards. This certification is necessary to comply with statutory requirements. Respondents: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,600. Clearance Officer: Gerald Isenberg, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Room 200 East, 1310 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 453– 2165. OMB Reviewer: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395–7873. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2011–29195 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P November 7, 2011. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following public information collection requirements to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. A copy of the submissions may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding these information collections should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 11010, Washington, DC 20220. Dates: Written comments should be received on or before December 14, 2011 to be assured of consideration. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) OMB Number: 1513–0092. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Marks on Wine Containers, TTB REC 5120/3. 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[FR Doc No: 2011-29131]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 277X); Docket No. AB 318 (Sub-No. 7X)]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Lafourche Parish, LA; Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc.--Discontinuance 
of Service Exemption--in Lafourche Parish, LA

    Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and Louisiana & Delta Railroad, 
Inc. (LDRR) (collectively, applicants) jointly have filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for UP to abandon and LDRR 
to discontinue service over a portion of a line of railroad known as 
the Lockport Branch, extending between milepost 1.7 near Raceland and 
milepost 14.2 near Jay, a distance of 12.5 miles, in Lafourche Parish, 
La.\1\ The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 70374 
and 70394.
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    \1\ Applicants originally filed their notice of exemption on 
September 29, 2011. However, in a decision served on October 19, 
2011, these proceedings were held in abeyance until October 25, 
2011. Accordingly, October 25, 2011, will be considered the filing 
date for purposes of determining relevant deadlines.
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    Applicants have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over 
the line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over 
the line for at least 2 years; and (3) no formal complaint filed by a 
user of rail service on the line (or state or local agency 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. Applicants have further certified that the 
requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 
(transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 
CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to these exemptions, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment or 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, these exemptions will be 
effective on December 14, 2011, unless stayed pending 
reconsideration.\2\ Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 
issues,\3\ formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 
1152.27(c)(2),\4\ and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 
1152.29 must be filed by November 25, 2011. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by December 5, 2011,\5\ with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ Applicants originally had indicated a proposed consummation 
date of November 18, 2011. However, because the proceedings were 
held in abeyance, the earliest these transactions may be consummated 
is December 14, 2011. See 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2).
    \3\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemptions' effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any 
request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the 
Board may take appropriate action before the exemptions' effective 
date.
    \4\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \5\ Applicants state that they do not believe that the right-of-
way is suitable for other public purposes, given the availability of 
other infrastructure in the area. They note that the line contains 
reversionary property interests which could affect the transfer of 
title or use of the property for other than railroad purposes.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
applicants' representatives: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Senior General 
Attorney, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 101 North Wacker Drive, 
1920, Chicago, IL 60606, and Eric M. Hocky, Thorp Reed & 
Armstrong, LLP, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Applicants have filed a combined environmental and historic report 
that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and 
discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. OEA will 
issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 18, 2011. Interested 
persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, 
Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-
0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245-0305. Assistance for the hearing 
impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-(800) 877-8339. Comments

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on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 
15 days after the EA becomes available to the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), UP shall file a notice of 
consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the 
authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not 
been effected by UP's filing of a notice of consummation by November 
14, 2012, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to 
consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``http://www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: November 4, 2011.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.

Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-29131 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P