Georgia Department of Transportation-Abandonment Exemption-in Fulton County, GA, 21153-21154 [2012-8423]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2012 / Notices (1) In half of the vehicle/lamp applications, the upper beam photometry specified for HB2 lamps will continue to be met, (2) in the remaining applications, the photometry performance falls just below the specified minimums for HB2 lamps (and in no more than three, but typically just one or two, test points on a permeasured headlamp basis), and (3) all lamps using the noncompliant bulbs perform at or above the upper beam photometry requirements of other lamp types, such as HB1 and HB5, that are currently permitted by FMVSS 108 and in prevalent use on U.S. roads. OSRAM also stated that the issue that caused the subject noncompliance has been corrected at the production facility and all products currently being shipped meet the applicable requirements. In summation, OSRAM believes that the described noncompliance of its Type HB2 replaceable light sources to meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 108 is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt from providing recall notification of noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 should be granted. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited at the beginning of this notice and be submitted by any of the following methods: a. By mail addressed to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. b. By hand delivery to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. 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[FR Doc. 2012–8460 Filed 4–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1096X] Georgia Department of Transportation—Abandonment Exemption—in Fulton County, GA On March 20, 2012,1 the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior 1 GDOT submitted its petition on March 15, 2012. However, GDOT acquired the line in December 2001 but did not seek the requisite regulatory authority for this acquisition until February 2012. See Ga. Dep’t of Transp.—Acquis. Exemption—CSX Transp., Inc., FD 35591 (STB served Feb. 27, 2012). The acquisition exemption sought by GDOT in Docket No. FD 35591 did not become effective until March 18, 2012, three days after GDOT submitted its petition for abandonment in this proceeding. Thus, on March 28, 2012, GDOT submitted a letter asking the Board to deem GDOT’s petition for abandonment exemption to have been filed on March 20, 2012. GDOT’s petition is deemed to have been filed on March 20, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21153 approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 3.12-mile line of railroad between milepost 469.15 and milepost 472.27, which comprises a portion of a line known as the L&N Belt, in Fulton County, Ga. (West End Property). The West End Property traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 30310 and 30314, and includes no stations. In addition to an exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903, GDOT seeks an exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10904 (offer of financial assistance procedures) and 10905 (public use provisions). In support, GDOT states that, following abandonment, the West End Property would be used in developing the Atlanta BeltLine, an economic development effort that combines transit, green space, trails and new commercial, residential, and public facility development along a 22-mile ring of historic rail segments encircling Atlanta’s urban core. Specifically, according to GDOT, the West End Property would be used to develop a transit corridor to accommodate light rail or buses in a fixed guideway, along with a trail and adjacent uses designed to support and be supported by the variety of available transportation modes. These requests will be addressed in a later decision. GDOT states that, based on information in its possession, the West End Property does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in GDOT’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued no later than July 6, 2012.2 Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any 2 GDOT has requested expedited consideration of its petition. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 21154 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2012 / Notices request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than April 30, 2012. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1096X, and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Charles A. Spitulnik, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Replies to the petition are due on or before April 30, 2012. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 2, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. 1 The [FR Doc. 2012–8423 Filed 4–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 480X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Oklahoma County, OK BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon 1.22 miles of rail line extending between milepost 541.69 and milepost 542.91 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:11 Apr 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 Okla. (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 73108 and 73109 and includes no stations. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can 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 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 USC 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 May 9, 2012, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by April 19, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR Line previously was part of a larger BNSF line that was the subject of a notice of exemption filed in BNSF Ry.—Aban. Exemption—in Oklahoma County, Okla., AB 6 (Sub–No. 430X) (STB served Oct. 13, 2005). By a decision served on June 5, 2008, the Board granted a petition to reopen the proceeding and reject BNSF’s notice of exemption as void ab initio on the grounds that BNSF had provided service on a portion of the line to the east of the Line here during the two-year period prior to the filing of that notice. 2 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. 3 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 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1152.28 must be filed by April 30, 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 BNSF’s representative: Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF 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 April 13, 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 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), BNSF 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 BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by April 9, 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: April 3, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk, [FR Doc. 2012–8424 Filed 4–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 13067 and Executive Order 13412 Office of Foreign Assets Control. ACTION: Notice. SUB-AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 68 (Monday, April 9, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1096X]


Georgia Department of Transportation--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Fulton County, GA

    On March 20, 2012,\1\ the Georgia Department of Transportation 
(GDOT) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition 
under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 3.12-mile line of railroad 
between milepost 469.15 and milepost 472.27, which comprises a portion 
of a line known as the L&N Belt, in Fulton County, Ga. (West End 
Property). The West End Property traverses United States Postal Service 
Zip Codes 30310 and 30314, and includes no stations.
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    \1\ GDOT submitted its petition on March 15, 2012. However, GDOT 
acquired the line in December 2001 but did not seek the requisite 
regulatory authority for this acquisition until February 2012. See 
Ga. Dep't of Transp.--Acquis. Exemption--CSX Transp., Inc., FD 35591 
(STB served Feb. 27, 2012). The acquisition exemption sought by GDOT 
in Docket No. FD 35591 did not become effective until March 18, 
2012, three days after GDOT submitted its petition for abandonment 
in this proceeding. Thus, on March 28, 2012, GDOT submitted a letter 
asking the Board to deem GDOT's petition for abandonment exemption 
to have been filed on March 20, 2012. GDOT's petition is deemed to 
have been filed on March 20, 2012.
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    In addition to an exemption from the prior approval requirements of 
49 U.S.C. 10903, GDOT seeks an exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10904 (offer of 
financial assistance procedures) and 10905 (public use provisions). In 
support, GDOT states that, following abandonment, the West End Property 
would be used in developing the Atlanta BeltLine, an economic 
development effort that combines transit, green space, trails and new 
commercial, residential, and public facility development along a 22-
mile ring of historic rail segments encircling Atlanta's urban core. 
Specifically, according to GDOT, the West End Property would be used to 
develop a transit corridor to accommodate light rail or buses in a 
fixed guideway, along with a trail and adjacent uses designed to 
support and be supported by the variety of available transportation 
modes. These requests will be addressed in a later decision.
    GDOT states that, based on information in its possession, the West 
End Property does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in GDOT's possession will be made available promptly to 
those requesting it.
    The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion 
Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, 
Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued no later than July 6, 2012.\2\
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    \2\ GDOT has requested expedited consideration of its petition.
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    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting 
the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,500 
filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment 
of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for 
other public use, including interim trail use. Any

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request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail 
use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than April 
30, 2012. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $250 filing 
fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27).
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1096X, and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Charles A. Spitulnik, 
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 800, 
Washington, DC 20036. Replies to the petition are due on or before 
April 30, 2012.
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. 
Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the 
Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245-0305. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement 
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of 
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its 
preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS). Board decisions and notices are available on our 
Web site at www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: April 2, 2012.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-8423 Filed 4-6-12; 8:45 am]
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