Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 75602 [2011-30899]

Download as PDF 75602 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35567] Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc. (HAL), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and operate approximately 55.5 miles of railroad extending between milepost J 302.3 near Albany West, Ga., and milepost J 357.8 near Hilton, Ga. (the line). This transaction is related to a concurrently filed petition for exemption in Docket No. FD 35568, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc., in which Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI), a noncarrier, seeks Board approval to continue in control of HAL upon HAL’s becoming a Class III carrier. As a result of this transaction, and pursuant to a lease agreement dated October 28, 2011, HAL will provide VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 01, 2011 Jkt 226001 freight rail service over the line, connecting with and interchanging traffic with NSR at Albany Yard. The line will be a connecting line between NSR in Albany and 4 short lines controlled by GWI: HAL will connect directly with the Chattahoochee Bay Railroad (CHAT), Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad, and the Georgia Southwestern Railroad, and indirectly with the Bay Line Railroad via CHAT. HAL states that it plans to commence operations on January 1, 2012, more than 30 days after the filing of the notice of exemption. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 18, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). HAL certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III carrier and that such revenues will not exceed $5 million annually. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 9, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35567, 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: November 25, 2011. By the Board. Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clerance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–30899 Filed 12–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35567]


Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc.--Lease and Operation Exemption--
Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc. (HAL), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from Norfolk 
Southern Railway Company (NSR) and operate approximately 55.5 miles of 
railroad extending between milepost J 302.3 near Albany West, Ga., and 
milepost J 357.8 near Hilton, Ga. (the line). This transaction is 
related to a concurrently filed petition for exemption in Docket No. FD 
35568, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.--Continuance in Control Exemption--Hilton 
& Albany Railroad, Inc., in which Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI), a 
noncarrier, seeks Board approval to continue in control of HAL upon 
HAL's becoming a Class III carrier.
    As a result of this transaction, and pursuant to a lease agreement 
dated October 28, 2011, HAL will provide freight rail service over the 
line, connecting with and interchanging traffic with NSR at Albany 
Yard. The line will be a connecting line between NSR in Albany and 4 
short lines controlled by GWI: HAL will connect directly with the 
Chattahoochee Bay Railroad (CHAT), Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad, 
and the Georgia Southwestern Railroad, and indirectly with the Bay Line 
Railroad via CHAT.
    HAL states that it plans to commence operations on January 1, 2012, 
more than 30 days after the filing of the notice of exemption. The 
earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 18, 2011, the 
effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was 
filed).
    HAL certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
carrier and that such revenues will not exceed $5 million annually.
    If the verified 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. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 9, 
2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35567, 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: November 25, 2011.

    By the Board.

Joseph H. Dettmar,
Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clerance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-30899 Filed 12-1-11; 8:45 am]
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