Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Phillips County, AK, 16585 [2012-6307]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 21, 2012 / Notices 16585 MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMITS—Continued Application No. Applicant Regulation(s) affected Nature of special permit thereof 15531–M ..................... National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Washington, DC. 49 CFR Section 173.302(a) ........... To modify the special permit originally issued on an emergency basis to authorize on-going use. [FR Doc. 2012–6603 Filed 3–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 392 (Sub–No. 1X)] erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—in Phillips County, AK Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD) filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F–Exempt Abandonments to abandon an approximately 2.66-mile rail line known as the West Helena Industrial Lead extending from milepost 0.00 to milepost 2.66 at the end of the track, in Phillips County, Ark. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 72342 and 72390. AKMD 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 1105.7(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—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 April 20, 2012, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Mar 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 April 2, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 10, 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 AKMD’s representative: Jeremy M. Berman, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606– 2832. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. AKMD 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 March 26, 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), AKMD shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned 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). PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the line. If consummation has not been effected by AKMD’s filing of a notice of consummation by March 21, 2013, 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: March 12, 2012. By the Board. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–6307 Filed 3–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Open Meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Department of the Treasury. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability (‘‘Council’’) will convene for an open meeting on April 9, 2012, at the Department of Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be open to the public. The Council will: (1) Receive reports from the Council’s subcommittees (Underserved and Community Empowerment, Research and Evaluation, Partnerships, and Youth) on their progress; and (2) hear from a panel of experts about the methods in which the Administration can work with the private sector in improving financial capability. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on April 9, 2012, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Submission of Written Statements: The public is invited to submit written statements to the Council. Written statements should be sent by any one of the following methods: Electronic Statements: Email: ofe@treasury.gov; or Paper Statements: Send paper statements to the Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Education DATES: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 392 (Sub-No. 1X)]


Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--
in Phillips County, AK

    Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (AKMD) filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F-Exempt 
Abandonments to abandon an approximately 2.66-mile rail line known as 
the West Helena Industrial Lead extending from milepost 0.00 to 
milepost 2.66 at the end of the track, in Phillips County, Ark. The 
line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 72342 and 72390.
    AKMD 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 1105.7(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--
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 April 20, 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 
April 2, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 10, 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 
AKMD's representative: Jeremy M. Berman, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 
North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606-2832.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    AKMD 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 March 26, 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), AKMD 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 AKMD's filing of a notice of 
consummation by March 21, 2013, 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: March 12, 2012.

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

Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-6307 Filed 3-20-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P