North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Line of Southeastern Arkansas Economic Development District, 18881 [2012-7432]

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Issued on March 22, 2012. Terry Shelton, Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2012–7347 Filed 3–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35608] North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Line of Southeastern Arkansas Economic Development District North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc. (NLA), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from Southeastern Arkansas Economic Development District (SAEDD), a noncarrier political subdivision of the State of Arkansas, and to operate, a 21.8mile line of railroad extending between milepost 433.0 at or near Lake Village in Chicot County, Ark., and milepost 454.8 at or near the Louisiana/Arkansas border. NLA states that, at the present time, the 21.8-mile line is impassable, but once Board authorization of the lease has been obtained and rehabilitation of the line has been completed, it will commence operations. NLA also states that it will interchange traffic with the Union Pacific Railroad Company, Arkansas Midland Railroad Company and Delta Southern Railroad. According to NLA, the initial term of the lease agreement shall be for a 20year period, beginning on the effective date of the Board’s decision that approves the proposed transaction. NLA states that the lease does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a thirdparty connecting carrier. NLA has included a copy of the lease agreement as part of its filing. The earliest the transaction can be consummated is April 11, 2012, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). NLA certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. NLA further certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million. 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. Stay petitions must be filed no later than April 4, 2012 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18881 35608, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Richard H. Streeter, Law Office of Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW., Washington, DC 20016. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: March 23, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–7432 Filed 3–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35597] Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated February 3, 2012, has agreed to grant nonexclusive overhead temporary trackage rights to Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE), between Lock Haven, Pa. (milepost BR 194.2) and Driftwood, Pa. (milepost BR 139.2), a distance of approximately 55 miles.1 The transaction may be consummated on or after April 11, 2012, and the temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on December 30, 2012. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow N&BE to operate bridge train service for temporary, seasonal traffic originating on the N&BE for delivery to an off-line destination. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Railway— Trackage Rights—Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease and Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set 1 A redacted, executed trackage rights agreement between NSR and N&BE was filed with the notice of exemption. The unredacted version was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order, which will be addressed in a separate decision. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35608]


North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc.--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--Line of Southeastern Arkansas Economic Development District

    North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc. (NLA), a Class III rail 
carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 
to lease from Southeastern Arkansas Economic Development District 
(SAEDD), a noncarrier political subdivision of the State of Arkansas, 
and to operate, a 21.8-mile line of railroad extending between milepost 
433.0 at or near Lake Village in Chicot County, Ark., and milepost 
454.8 at or near the Louisiana/Arkansas border.
    NLA states that, at the present time, the 21.8-mile line is 
impassable, but once Board authorization of the lease has been obtained 
and rehabilitation of the line has been completed, it will commence 
operations. NLA also states that it will interchange traffic with the 
Union Pacific Railroad Company, Arkansas Midland Railroad Company and 
Delta Southern Railroad.
    According to NLA, the initial term of the lease agreement shall be 
for a 20-year period, beginning on the effective date of the Board's 
decision that approves the proposed transaction. NLA states that the 
lease does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit 
future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. NLA has 
included a copy of the lease agreement as part of its filing.
    The earliest the transaction can be consummated is April 11, 2012, 
the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was 
filed).
    NLA certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class 
III rail carrier. NLA further certifies that its projected annual 
revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million.
    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. Stay petitions must be filed no later than April 4, 2012 (at 
least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35608, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each 
pleading must be served on Richard H. Streeter, Law Office of Richard 
H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW., Washington, DC 20016.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: March 23, 2012.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-7432 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P