Iowa River Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Marshall and Hardin Counties, IA, 26825-26826 [2012-10913]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices DC 20590–0001, Telephone Number (202) 366–4406, Fax Number (202) 366– 3383 or Email jeff.gorham@dot.gov. Comments: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: RITA/BTS Desk Officer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No. 2138–0004. Title: Submission of Audit Reports— Part 248. Form No.: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers. Number of Respondents: 76. Number of Responses: 76. Total Annual Burden: 19 hours. Needs and Uses: BTS collects independent audited financial reports from U.S. certificated air carriers. Carriers not having an annual audit must file a statement that no such audit has been performed. 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(IRR) 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 an approximately 34.35-mile line of railroad between milepost 209.00 and milepost 243.35 at or near Marshalltown, in Marshall and Hardin Counties, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 50005, 50158, 50627, 50258, and 50259, and includes the stations of Marshalltown (milepost 243.35), Bethel, Minerva Junction, Albion (milepost 236.9), Liscomb (milepost 232.6), Union (milepost 225.9), Eldora (milepost 216.58), and Steamboat Rock (milepost 212.30).1 IRR states that it does not have information in its possession to conclude that the Line contains federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in IRR’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 issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final 1 IRR states that four shippers have used IRR’s services over the Line during the past four years: United Suppliers, Inc., Prairie Land Cooperative, Quality Products, and New Century Farm Service. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26825 decision will be issued by August 3, 2012. 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 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 May 29, 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 1072X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) T. Scott Bannister, 111-SW 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312. Replies to the petition are due on or before May 29, 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 pt. 1152. 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Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on May 10, 2012, ‘‘Assessing China’s Efforts to Become an Innovation Society—A Progress Report’’. [FR Doc. 2012–10913 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Background U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— May 10, 2012, Washington, DC. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Dennis Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China’’. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1072X]


Iowa River Railroad, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Marshall and 
Hardin Counties, IA

    On April 17, 2012, Iowa River Railroad, Inc. (IRR) 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 an approximately 34.35-mile line of railroad between 
milepost 209.00 and milepost 243.35 at or near Marshalltown, in 
Marshall and Hardin Counties, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses 
United States Postal Service Zip Codes 50005, 50158, 50627, 50258, and 
50259, and includes the stations of Marshalltown (milepost 243.35), 
Bethel, Minerva Junction, Albion (milepost 236.9), Liscomb (milepost 
232.6), Union (milepost 225.9), Eldora (milepost 216.58), and Steamboat 
Rock (milepost 212.30).\1\
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    \1\ IRR states that four shippers have used IRR's services over 
the Line during the past four years: United Suppliers, Inc., Prairie 
Land Cooperative, Quality Products, and New Century Farm Service.
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    IRR states that it does not have information in its possession to 
conclude that the Line contains federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in IRR'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 issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued by August 3, 2012.
    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 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 May 29, 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 
1072X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) T. Scott Bannister, 111-
SW 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312. Replies to the petition are due 
on or before May 29, 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 pt. 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 
presentation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will 
be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The 
deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 
30 days of its service.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: May 1, 2012.


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    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-10913 Filed 5-4-12; 8:45 am]
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