Caddo Valley Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Pike and Clark Counties, AR, 71124-71125 [2011-29592]

Download as PDF 71124 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices Number of Respondents: 1,500. The estimated annual burden hour for the online survey is 500 hours. Based on the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ median hourly wage (all occupations) in the May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, NHTSA estimates that it would cost an average of $16.27 per hour if all respondents were interviewed on the job. Therefore, the agency estimates that the cost associated with the burden hours is $8,135 ($16.27 per hour x 500 interviewing hours). 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[FR Doc. 2011–29607 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2011–0241, (Notice No. 11–10)] Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Safety Advisory Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: An undetermined number of high pressure DOT specification cylinders were improperly marked from approximately August 2007 to August 2011 and marked with a RIN of B377. Prior to filling these cylinders, a person must verify that the cylinder has SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 been properly requalified by an authorized requalification company and properly marked. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [Docket No. AB 1076 (Sub-No. 1X)] Morgan Welding and Supply, Mr. Daniel Horosko, Owner or Mr. Matthew Stepps, Manager, 488 Finley Road, Albion, MI, Telephone (517) 629–6566. Caddo Valley Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Pike and Clark Counties, AR SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice advises the public that PHMSA has recently confirmed the marking and sale of certain high pressure DOT specification cylinders that were marked with a requalification identification number (RIN) without performing a visual inspection and hydrostatic test. The company that marked the cylinders does not have authority from the Associate Administrator to requalify high pressure DOT cylinders. The evidence suggests that if a cylinder purchased from Morgan Welding and Supply, Albion, Michigan is marked with a ‘‘B377’’ in which the individual letter and numbers appear to be stamped individually, the mark may have been improperly placed on the cylinder. The cylinder did not undergo the complete series of safety tests and inspections required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and may not possess the structural integrity to safely contain its contents under pressure during normal transportation and use. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from a rupture of the cylinder. Individuals who identify a cylinder marked with the RIN ‘‘B377’’ stamped with individual letter/ numbers that are not in a square pattern, are advised to remove these cylinders from service and contact Morgan Welding and Supply, Albion, MI for further instructions. However, the RIN ‘‘B377’’ is currently authorized to Midwest Cylinder Inc., located in Cleaves, OH. Cylinders purchased from Midwest Cylinder Inc. will have the proper RIN ‘‘B377’’ and have been properly requalified. Cylinders from Midwest Cylinder Inc. can also be identified by blue paint highlighting the requalification markings. The RIN, ‘‘B377’’ has been stamped on the cylinder with a square pattern stamp so the marks will appear uniform and straight. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2011. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2011–29495 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Surface Transportation Board On October 27, 2011, Caddo Valley Railroad Company (CVRR) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a segment of the Norman Branch Line extending between milepost 429.45, near Gurdon, and milepost 447, near Antoine, a distance of 17.55 miles, in Pike and Clark Counties, Ark. (the line).1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 71943 and 71922, and includes the stations of Summit (milepost 433.1), Okolona (milepost 441.0), and Pike City Junction (milepost 446.5). CVRR states that, based on information in CVRR’s possession, the line does not contain Federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in CVRR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by February 14, 2012. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of 1 On November 9, 2011, CVRR filed a letter with the Board attaching a letter dated October 7, 2011, from counsel for Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD). AKMD notes that CVRR acquired the Norman Branch, which includes the line at issue here, from AKMD under the Board’s feeder line statute at 49 U.S.C. 10907. See Caddo Antoine & Little Mo. R.R.—Feeder Line Acquis.— Ark. Midland R.R. Co. Line Between Gurdon & Birds Mill, Ark., 4 S.T.B. 326 (1999). AKMD further states that on September 29, 2011, AKMD reacquired from CVRR the segment of the Norman Branch between milepost 426.88 in Gurdon and milepost 429.45 north of Gurdon and, as part of the same transaction, waived its statutory right of first refusal with respect to the rest of the Norman Branch. See 49 U.S.C. 10907(h). E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2011–29592 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 Caddo Valley Railroad Company (CVRR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon the portion of the Norman Branch Line extending between milepost 447, near Antoine, to milepost 479.2, at the end of the line near Birds Mill, a distance of 32.2 miles, in Clark, Pike, and Montgomery Counties, Ark. (the line).1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 71921, 71922, 71940, and 71943. CVRR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) the line is stub-ended and not capable of handling overhead traffic; (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. CVRR has 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 this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment 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 December 16, 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 28, 2011. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 6, 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 CVRR’s representative: Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW., Washington, DC 20016. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CVRR has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 21, 2011. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, 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 at 1– (800) 877–8339. Comments 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 the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CVRR shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If 1 On November 9, 2011, CVRR filed a letter with the Board attaching a letter dated October 7, 2011, from counsel for Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD). AKMD notes that CVRR acquired the Norman Branch, which includes the line at issue here, from AKMD under the Board’s feeder line statute at 49 U.S.C. 10907. See Caddo Antoine & Little Mo. R.R.—Feeder Line Acquis.— Ark. Midland R.R. Co. Line Between Gurdon & Birds Mill, Ark., 4 S.T.B. 326 (1999). AKMD further states that on September 29, 2011, AKMD reacquired from CVRR the segment of the Norman Branch between milepost 426.88 in Gurdon and milepost 429.45 north of Gurdon and, as part of the same transaction, waived its statutory right of first refusal with respect to the rest of the Norman Branch. See 49 U.S.C. 10907(h). rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than December 6, 2011. Each trail request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1076 (SubNo. 1X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW., Washington, DC 20016. Replies to the petition are due on or before December 6, 2011. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– (800)–877–8339. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: November 10, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. 71125 2 CVRR indicated a proposed consummation date of December 12, 2011. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 16, 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 exemption’s 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 exemption’s 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). DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1076X] Caddo Valley Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Clark, Pike, and Montgomery Counties, AR PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 16, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1076 (Sub-No. 1X)]


Caddo Valley Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Pike and 
Clark Counties, AR

    On October 27, 2011, Caddo Valley Railroad Company (CVRR) filed 
with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 
U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to 
abandon a segment of the Norman Branch Line extending between milepost 
429.45, near Gurdon, and milepost 447, near Antoine, a distance of 
17.55 miles, in Pike and Clark Counties, Ark. (the line).\1\ The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 71943 and 71922, and 
includes the stations of Summit (milepost 433.1), Okolona (milepost 
441.0), and Pike City Junction (milepost 446.5).
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    \1\ On November 9, 2011, CVRR filed a letter with the Board 
attaching a letter dated October 7, 2011, from counsel for Arkansas 
Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD). AKMD notes that CVRR acquired 
the Norman Branch, which includes the line at issue here, from AKMD 
under the Board's feeder line statute at 49 U.S.C. 10907. See Caddo 
Antoine & Little Mo. R.R.--Feeder Line Acquis.--Ark. Midland R.R. 
Co. Line Between Gurdon & Birds Mill, Ark., 4 S.T.B. 326 (1999). 
AKMD further states that on September 29, 2011, AKMD reacquired from 
CVRR the segment of the Norman Branch between milepost 426.88 in 
Gurdon and milepost 429.45 north of Gurdon and, as part of the same 
transaction, waived its statutory right of first refusal with 
respect to the rest of the Norman Branch. See 49 U.S.C. 10907(h).
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    CVRR states that, based on information in CVRR's possession, the 
line does not contain Federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in CVRR's possession will be made available promptly to 
those requesting it.
    The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion 
Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, 
Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued by February 14, 2012.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting 
the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 
filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment 
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rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for 
other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public 
use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 
49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than December 6, 2011. Each trail 
request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(27).
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1076 (Sub-No. 1X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Richard H. 
Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW., Washington, DC 20016. Replies to the 
petition are due on or before December 6, 2011.
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. Questions concerning 
environmental issues may be directed to the Board's Office of 
Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245-0305. Assistance for the 
hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-(800)-877-8339.
    An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement 
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of 
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its 
preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will 
be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The 
deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 
30 days of its service.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: November 10, 2011.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-29592 Filed 11-15-11; 8:45 am]
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