Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Marietta, Lancaster County, PA, 82348-82349 [2011-33493]

Download as PDF 82348 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES provide a substitute Right-of-Way Easement for locating the replacement water main. This area is not needed for aeronautical use and its use as a temporary construction easement does not limit or restrict the use of dedicated airport land for current or foreseeable aeronautical activities. Approval of this action will allow for the granting of the substitute water line easement consisting of 0.198 acres to the Millcreek Township Water and Sewer Authority for the replacement water main. (5) Release of Land for Replacement Gas Line Easement—Net Change 0.00 Acres The existing and replacement easement are located at Erie International Airport (ERI) in Millcreek Township, Erie County, PA. The existing easement is located along the west side of Asbury Road and is situated on Parcels 4 and 5 of the airport property on County Index No. (33) 039– 147.00–001.00. This replacement gas line easement will provide a replacement utility easement for National Fuel Gas (NGS) to construct, inspect, maintain, repair and reconstruct a gas line utility along Asbury Road. The existing utility easement is currently located on airport property. Asbury Road is being widened by PennDOT to accommodate additional traffic volume related to increased commercial development in the vicinity of the airport. As part of the roadway project, a new replacement gas line utility will need to be constructed outside the limits of the widened Asbury Road. This easement will provide a substitute Right-of-Way Easement for locating the replacement National Fuel Gas line. This easement area is not needed for aeronautical use and its use as a replacement utility easement does not limit or restrict the use of dedicated airport land for current or foreseeable aeronautical activities. Approval of this action will allow for the granting of of the substitute Gas Line easement to National Fuel Gas (NFG) for installing the relocated replacement gas line. Documents reflecting the airport sponsor’s request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Erie International Airport Executive Director’s office and the FAA Harrisburg Airport District Office. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents are available for review at the Airport Manager’s office: Christopher L. Rodgers, Airport Executive Director, Erie Regional VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:02 Dec 29, 2011 Jkt 226001 Airport Authority, 4411 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16505, (814) 833–4258. and at the FAA Harrisburg Airports District Office: Oscar D. Sanchez, Program Manager, Harrisburg Airports District Office, 3905 Hartzdale Dr., Suite 508, Camp Hill, PA 17011, (717) 730–2830. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar D. Sanchez, Program Manager, Harrisburg Airports District Office (location listed above). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the request to release for sale or easement current airport property at the Erie International Airport at fair market value under the provisions of Section 47125(a) of Title 49 U.S.C. The following is a brief overview of the request: The Erie International Airport (ERI) has requested the sale of Right-of-Way and easements of airport property, along the airport’s western boundary with Asbury Rd. The Erie Regional Airport Authority (ERAA), as owner of the Erie International Airport (ERI), have been approached by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) with a request for Right-ofway, drainage, construction and utility easement acquisition to support a State roadway widening project of Asbury Road. As part of this roadway widening project, PennDOT is required to obtain additional Right-of-Way on the west side of Asbury Road to construct and maintain additional roadway and drainage facilities. Drainage easements will also be needed for the maintenance of the drainage facilities outside the PennDOT Right-of-Way. Temporary construction easements will be needed for the connection of existing driveways and drainage facilities to the new roadway construction. A substitute utility easement needs to be granted to The Millcreek Water and Sewer Authority for the relocation of the existing water main, which will need to be brought outside the widened Asbury Road. In addition, National Fuel Gas (NFG) is requesting a permanent easement to relocate and maintain a replacement gas line. The current NFG gas line is located on airport property within an existing easement. The proposed relocated line will be located on airport property with a similar replacement easement. Portions of this airport-owned land were acquired with the assistance of a Federal Aviation Agency Grant issued on June 7, 1962 for purchase of Parcels 4 and 5 by the Erie Municipal Airport Authority. There are no known adverse impacts to the operation of the airport PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and the land is not needed for any foreseeable future aeronautical development as shown on the approved Erie International Airport Layout Plan (ALP). Any proceeds from the sale of the right of way and easements are to remain on the airport for capital development and to cover the operating costs of the Airport. Any person may inspect the request by appointment at the FAA office address listed above. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed change in use of the property. All comments will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Issued in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, on December 1, 2011. Lori K. Pagnanelli, Manager, Harrisburg Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2011–33562 Filed 12–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 328X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Marietta, Lancaster County, PA Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon 2.0 miles of rail line extending from milepost Borough of Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa. MU 83.9 (near S. Bridge Street) to milepost MU 85.9 (south of the intersection of Railroad Ave. and Old River Road), in the Borough of Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 17547. NSR has 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 that overhead traffic, if there were any, could be rerouted over other lines; (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 1105.7(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 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 February 1, 2012, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by January 9, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 19, 2012, 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, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. NSR 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 January 6, 2012. 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 (FIRS) 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 1 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. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:02 Dec 29, 2011 Jkt 226001 conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), NSR 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 NSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by December 30, 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 www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 23, 2011. By the Board. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–33493 Filed 12–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 30-day notice of request for approval: Application to Open a Billing Account. ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of approval with revision of a currently approved collection: Application to Open a Billing Account. The revision consists of a reduction in burden hours due to the agency’s revised estimate of the number of annual respondents. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on September 30, 2011, at 76 FR 60,964. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The application to open a billing account is described in detail below. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82349 when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Description of Collection Title: Application to Open a Billing Account. OMB Control Number: 2140–0006. STB Form Number: STB Form 1032. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Rail carriers, shippers, and others doing business before the STB. Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Time per Response: Less than .08 hours, based on actual survey of respondents. Frequency: One time per respondent. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): Less than 0.4 hours. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: No ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection have been identified. Needs and Uses: The Board is, by statute, responsible for the economic regulation of freight rail carriers and certain other carriers operating in interstate commerce. The form for which this approval is sought is submitted by persons doing business before the Board who wish to open an account with the Board to facilitate their payment of filing fees; fees for the search, review, copying, and certification of records; and fees for other services rendered by the Board. An account holder is billed on a monthly basis for payment of accumulated fees. Data provided is also used for debt collection activities. The application form requests information as required by OMB and U.S. Department of the Treasury regulations for the collection of fees. This information is not duplicated by any other agency. In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, all taxpayer identification and social security numbers are secured and used only for credit management and debt collection activities. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by January 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board, Application to Open a Billing Account.’’ These comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Patrick Fuchs, Surface Transportation Board E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 328X)]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Marietta, Lancaster County, PA

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon 2.0 miles of rail line extending from milepost Borough of 
Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa. MU 83.9 (near S. Bridge Street) to 
milepost MU 85.9 (south of the intersection of Railroad Ave. and Old 
River Road), in the Borough of Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa. The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 17547.
    NSR has 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 that overhead traffic, if there were any, 
could be rerouted over other lines; (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 1105.7(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

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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 February 1, 2012, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
January 9, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 19, 2012, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \1\ 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.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to NSR's 
representative: Robert A. Wimbish, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    NSR 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 January 6, 2012. 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 (FIRS) 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), NSR 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 NSR's filing of a notice of 
consummation by December 30, 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 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: December 23, 2011.

    By the Board.
Rachel D. Campbell,
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-33493 Filed 12-29-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P