Progressive Rail, Incorporated-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Barron County, WI, 43657 [2012-18128]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 August 24, 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 August 6, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 3 must be filed by August 14, 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 July 30, 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 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). 3 BNSF states that the abandonment will facilitate LACMTA’s desire to construct and operate the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project (Project), a light rail line that will begin at the Metro Green Line near the existing Aviation/LAX station and end on Crenshaw Boulevard at the Metro Exposition Light Rail Line. As a result, BNSF states that the line is not available for public purposes other than the Project. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 July 25, 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: July 19, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–18152 Filed 7–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1101X] Progressive Rail, Incorporated— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Barron County, WI On July 5, 2012 Progressive Rail, Incorporated (PGR) and Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) (collectively, Petitioners) filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue rail service provided by PGR over approximately 23.97 miles of rail line in Barron County, Wis. (the Lines), consisting of: (1) 16.92 miles of rail line between milepost 80.88 at or near Almena and milepost 97.80 at or near Cameron, and (2) 7.05 miles of rail line between milepost 49.0 at or near Cameron and milepost 56.05 at or near Rice Lake. The Lines are owned by WCL and have been operated by PGR since 2004 under lease from WCL.1 WCL intends to resume operating the Lines itself. The Lines traverse U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 54805, 54812, 54822, and 54868. The Lines include the stations of Almena (MP 81.0), Poskin (MP 85.4), Barron (MP 91.10), Cameron (MP 96.1), and Rice Lake (MP 56.05). 1 See Progressive Rail, Inc.—Lease & Operation Exemption—Rail Lines of Wis. Cent., Ltd., FD 34600 (STB served Nov. 12, 2004). PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 43657 WCL states that the Lines do not contain any federally granted rights-ofway. Any documentation in Petitioners’ 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 October 23, 2012. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each offer must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).2 All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1101X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, and (2) David A. Hirsh, Harkins Cunningham LLP, 1700 K Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006–3804. Replies to the petition are due on or before August 20, 2012. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment and 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. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: July 19, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–18128 Filed 7–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 2 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1101X]


Progressive Rail, Incorporated--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Barron County, WI

    On July 5, 2012 Progressive Rail, Incorporated (PGR) and Wisconsin 
Central Ltd. (WCL) (collectively, Petitioners) filed with the Board a 
petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 
U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue rail service provided by PGR over 
approximately 23.97 miles of rail line in Barron County, Wis. (the 
Lines), consisting of: (1) 16.92 miles of rail line between milepost 
80.88 at or near Almena and milepost 97.80 at or near Cameron, and (2) 
7.05 miles of rail line between milepost 49.0 at or near Cameron and 
milepost 56.05 at or near Rice Lake. The Lines are owned by WCL and 
have been operated by PGR since 2004 under lease from WCL.\1\ WCL 
intends to resume operating the Lines itself. The Lines traverse U.S. 
Postal Service Zip Codes 54805, 54812, 54822, and 54868. The Lines 
include the stations of Almena (MP 81.0), Poskin (MP 85.4), Barron (MP 
91.10), Cameron (MP 96.1), and Rice Lake (MP 56.05).
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    \1\ See Progressive Rail, Inc.--Lease & Operation Exemption--
Rail Lines of Wis. Cent., Ltd., FD 34600 (STB served Nov. 12, 2004).
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    WCL states that the Lines do not contain any federally granted 
rights-of-way. Any documentation in Petitioners' 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 October 23, 2012.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than 10 days 
after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each 
offer must be accompanied by a $1,500 filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(25).\2\
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    \2\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use 
conditions are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or 
historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 
1105.8.
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1101X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, and (2) David A. Hirsh, Harkins 
Cunningham LLP, 1700 K Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006-
3804. Replies to the petition are due on or before August 20, 2012.
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment and 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.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: July 19, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, 
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-18128 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P