Manning Grain Company; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; Fillmore Western Railway Company, 20882-20883 [2012-8358]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20882 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) [Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005] enacted 49 U.S.C. 14504a entitled ‘‘Unified carrier registration system plan and agreement.’’ Under the UCR Agreement, motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies that are involved in interstate transportation register and pay certain fees. The UCR Plan’s Board of Directors must issue rules and regulations to govern the UCR Agreement. Section 14504a(a)(9) defines the Unified Carrier Registration Plan as the organization of State, Federal, and industry representatives responsible for developing, implementing, and administering the UCR Agreement. Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) directed the Secretary to establish a Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors made up of 15 members from FMCSA, State governments, and the motor carrier industry. The Board also must recommend initial annual fees to be assessed against carriers, leasing companies, brokers, and freight forwarders under the UCRA, as well as any annual adjustments to those fees. Section 14504a(d)(1)(B) provides that the UCR Plan’s Board of Directors must consist of directors appointed by the Secretary as follows: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: One director must be selected from each of the FMCSA 4 service areas (as defined by FMCSA on January 1, 2005) from among the chief administrative officers of the State agencies responsible for overseeing the administration of the UCR Agreement. 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At least one of the five motor carrier industry directors must be from ‘‘a national trade association representing the general motor carrier of property industry’’ and one of them must be from ‘‘a motor carrier that falls within the smallest fleet fee bracket.’’ U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department): One individual, either the FMCSA Deputy Administrator or such other Presidential appointee from the Department appointed by the Secretary, represents the Department. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 The establishment of the Board was announced in the Federal Register on May 12, 2006 (71 FR 27777). In that notice, the Agency recognized the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) as the national trade association representing the general motor carrier of property industry. 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Today’s publication serves as a notice requesting nominations for and public comment on possible appointment of the five members of the motor carrier industry in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 14504a(d). Board Member Nominations FMCSA seeks either nominations of, or expressions of interest from, individuals to serve as members of the board of directors for the UCR Plan from the motor carrier industry. Nominations or expressions of interest should indicate that the person nominated or recommended meets the statutory requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. 14504a(d)(1)(B)(iii). Nominations or expressions of interest must be transmitted by means of the procedures for comments specified earlier in this notice. FMCSA and the Department will make the appointments for the five members from the motor carrier industry for three-year terms, expiring on May 31, 2015. FMCSA and the Department will consider the objectives specified in the statute for the UCR Plan and Agreement when making the appointments. Issued on: March 29, 2012. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator, Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–8387 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35612] Manning Grain Company; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; Fillmore Western Railway Company Manning Grain Company (MGC), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Fillmore Western Railway Company (FWRC) and operate a 7.1mile rail line between its point of connection with BNSF Railway Company at milepost 8.1 at or near Fairmont and terminus at milepost 15.2 at or near Burress, in Fillmore County, Neb. (the Line). The Line is part of an approximately 23.2-mile rail line (the FairmontMilligan line) that FWRC was authorized to abandon in Fillmore Western Ry.—Aban. Exemption—in Fillmore Cnty., Neb., AB 492 (Sub-No. 2X) (STB served June 27, 2001). MGC acquired the Line from FWRC in 2005. MGC states that, at that time, it believed it was acquiring the Line as private industrial track, but that it since has learned that FWRC did not consummate its abandonment authority for the Fairmont-Milligan line by filing a notice of consummation. Thus, MGC states, it unknowingly became a rail carrier by virtue of its 2005 acquisition of the Line.1 The effective date of the exemption will be April 20, 2012 (30 days after the verified notice was filed).2 MGC certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million and will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. 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 to stay must be filed no later than April 13, 2012 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). 1 In a notice of exemption filed on March 8, 2012, in Docket No. FD 35607, Manning Rail, Inc.— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Manning Grain Company, Manning Rail, Inc., a noncarrier, seeks to acquire the line from MGC and operate it. That notice has been held in abeyance at the request of Manning Rail Inc. to permit it to investigate the history of the line. 2 While the verified notice indicates that MGC is seeking an exemption to authorize the acquisition ‘‘retroactively,’’ MGC’s authority will be effective prospectively from April 20, 2012. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35612, 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 Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1112. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 3, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Securities and Futures Industries and 31 CFR 1026.320 and 1023.320. Abstract: Treasury is requiring certain securities broker-dealers, futures commission merchants and introducing brokers in commodities to file suspicious activity reports. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. 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VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning collection requirements related to travel expenses of state legislators. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 5, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette B. Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 67 (Friday, April 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20882-20883]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8358]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35612]


Manning Grain Company; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; 
Fillmore Western Railway Company

    Manning Grain Company (MGC), a noncarrier, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Fillmore 
Western Railway Company (FWRC) and operate a 7.1-mile rail line between 
its point of connection with BNSF Railway Company at milepost 8.1 at or 
near Fairmont and terminus at milepost 15.2 at or near Burress, in 
Fillmore County, Neb. (the Line).
    The Line is part of an approximately 23.2-mile rail line (the 
Fairmont-Milligan line) that FWRC was authorized to abandon in Fillmore 
Western Ry.--Aban. Exemption--in Fillmore Cnty., Neb., AB 492 (Sub-No. 
2X) (STB served June 27, 2001). MGC acquired the Line from FWRC in 
2005. MGC states that, at that time, it believed it was acquiring the 
Line as private industrial track, but that it since has learned that 
FWRC did not consummate its abandonment authority for the Fairmont-
Milligan line by filing a notice of consummation. Thus, MGC states, it 
unknowingly became a rail carrier by virtue of its 2005 acquisition of 
the Line.\1\
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    \1\ In a notice of exemption filed on March 8, 2012, in Docket 
No. FD 35607, Manning Rail, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption--Manning Grain Company, Manning Rail, Inc., a noncarrier, 
seeks to acquire the line from MGC and operate it. That notice has 
been held in abeyance at the request of Manning Rail Inc. to permit 
it to investigate the history of the line.
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    The effective date of the exemption will be April 20, 2012 (30 days 
after the verified notice was filed).\2\
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    \2\ While the verified notice indicates that MGC is seeking an 
exemption to authorize the acquisition ``retroactively,'' MGC's 
authority will be effective prospectively from April 20, 2012.
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    MGC certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed $5 million and will not exceed those 
that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier.
    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 to stay must be filed no later than April 13, 2012 
(at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).

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    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35612, 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 Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, 
P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604-1112.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: April 3, 2012.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-8358 Filed 4-5-12; 8:45 am]
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