Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption-In Lake County, Ind., and Cook County, Ill., 58909-58910 [2012-23481]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2012 / Notices 58909 CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response —Certification by CEO of Public Authority Regarding Accuracy of Information. 222.47—Periodic Updates: Written Affirmation that Supplementary Safety Measures Implemented w/in Quiet Zone Conform to Rule or Terms of Approval. —Updated Crossing Inventory Forms .......... 222.51—Written Commitment to Lower Risk to Traveling Public in Quiet Zones Exceeding Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold. —Comments Upon FRA Review of Quiet Zone Status. 222.55—Request for FRA Approval of New Supplementary Safety Measures or Alternative Safety Measures (ASMs) for Quiet Zone. —Comments on New SSMs or ASMs ......... 216 Public Authorities .. 30 certifications ............ 5 minutes ..................... 3 200 Public Authorities .. 70 written affirmations + 420 copies (to required parties). 30 minutes + 2 minutes 70 200 Public Authorities .. 9 Public Authorities ...... 350 updated forms ....... 5 written commitments 1 hour ........................... 5 hours ......................... 350 25 3 Public Authorities ...... 4 comments ................. 30 minutes ................... 2 265 Interested Parties .. 1 letter .......................... 30 minutes ................... 1 265 Interested Parties/ General Public. 265 Interested Parties .. 265 Public Authorities/ Interested Parties. 5 comments ................. 30 minutes ................... 3 1 letter .......................... 5 petitions + 5 petition copies. 30 minutes ................... 60 minutes + 2 minutes 1 1 200 Public Authorities .. 1 letter + 6 letter copies 5 hours + 2 minutes ..... 5 200 Public Authorities .. 1additional document/ set of materials. 1 letter .......................... 5 notices + 30 notice copies. 2 hours ......................... 2 30 minutes ................... 2.5 hours + 10 minutes 1 18 —Request for SSM/ASM Approval—Demo 222.57—Petition for FRA Review of Decision Granting or Denying a New SSM or ASM; Petition Copies to Relevant Parties. —Request for FRA Reconsideration of Disapproval of Quiet Zone + Party Copies. —Additional Documents to FRA as Followup to Petition for Reconsideration. —Letter Requesting FRA Informal Hearing 222.59—Written Notice of Use of Wayside Horn at Grade Crossing within Quiet Zone + Party Copies. —Notice of Wayside Horn Outside Q. 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[FR Doc. 2012–23451 Filed 9–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P 200 Public Authorities .. 200 Public Authorities .. 200 Public Authorities .. 2.5 hours + 10 minutes 18 200 Public Authorities .. 5 notices + 30 notice copies. 1 record ........................ 500 hours ..................... 500 200 Public Authorities .. 1 record ........................ 9 hours ......................... 9 728 Railroads ............... 650 reports/records ...... 60 minutes ................... 650 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 336X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption—In Lake County, Ind., and Cook County, Ill. Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for NSR to abandon approximately 6.30 miles of rail line (the Eastern Line Segment) located in Lake County, Ind., and Cook County, Ill., and to discontinue service over a contiguous line segment of approximately 1.2 miles (the Western Line Segment) located in Cook County, Ill.1 The roughly 6.30-mile Eastern Line 1 The Eastern Line Segment and the Western Line Segment, which are commonly known as the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Sep 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 Total annual burden hours PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Segment extends from milepost JH 12.80 (near the Eastern Line Segment’s crossing of Eagle Ridge Drive) in Schererville, Ind., to milepost JH 19.10 (near the Eastern Line Segment’s crossing of Cottage Grove Avenue) in Ford Heights, Ill. The roughly 1.2-mile Western Line Segment extends from milepost JH 19.10 (near Cottage Grove Avenue) in Ford Heights, Ill., to milepost JH 20.30 (near State Street) in Chicago Heights, Ill. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 46375, 46311 and 60411. NSR states that it has filed this notice of exemption to facilitate the construction by Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJ&E) of a grade separation over U.S. Route 30, a project upon which the Surface Transportation Board (Board) conditioned its approval Hartsdale Industrial Track, will be referred to collectively as the Line. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 58910 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2012 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of CN’s acquisition of control of EJ&E 2 and which is in close proximity to the Line. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least 2 years and overhead traffic, if there were any, could 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 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 or discontinuance shall be protected under Oregon Short Line— 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 October 24, 2012, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),4 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by October 4, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 15, 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 applicants’ representatives: Robert A. Wimbish, 2 Canadian Nat’l Ry. and Grand Trunk Corp.— Control—EJ&E W. Co., FD 35087 (STB served Dec. 24, 2008). 3 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. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Sep 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. Applicants have filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by September 28, 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 (FIRS) 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), NSR 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 NSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by October 24, 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: September 18, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–23481 Filed 9–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2012–4)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor Surface Transportation Board. Approval of rail cost adjustment AGENCY: ACTION: factor. The Board has approved the fourth quarter 2012 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The fourth quarter 2012 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.209. The fourth quarter 2012 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.529. The fourth quarter 2012 RCAF–5 is 0.499. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site, https://www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245– 0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or energy conservation. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Begeman. Decided: September 19, 2012. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–23480 Filed 9–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of Two (2) Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism’’ Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of two (2) individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.’’ DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of two (2) individuals in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, are effective on September 13, 2012. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 336X)]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Abandonment and Discontinuance 
of Service Exemption--In Lake County, Ind., and Cook County, Ill.

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service for NSR to abandon approximately 6.30 miles 
of rail line (the Eastern Line Segment) located in Lake County, Ind., 
and Cook County, Ill., and to discontinue service over a contiguous 
line segment of approximately 1.2 miles (the Western Line Segment) 
located in Cook County, Ill.\1\ The roughly 6.30-mile Eastern Line 
Segment extends from milepost JH 12.80 (near the Eastern Line Segment's 
crossing of Eagle Ridge Drive) in Schererville, Ind., to milepost JH 
19.10 (near the Eastern Line Segment's crossing of Cottage Grove 
Avenue) in Ford Heights, Ill. The roughly 1.2-mile Western Line Segment 
extends from milepost JH 19.10 (near Cottage Grove Avenue) in Ford 
Heights, Ill., to milepost JH 20.30 (near State Street) in Chicago 
Heights, Ill.
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    \1\ The Eastern Line Segment and the Western Line Segment, which 
are commonly known as the Hartsdale Industrial Track, will be 
referred to collectively as the Line.
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    The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 46375, 
46311 and 60411. NSR states that it has filed this notice of exemption 
to facilitate the construction by Canadian National Railway Company 
(CN) and Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJ&E) of a grade separation 
over U.S. Route 30, a project upon which the Surface Transportation 
Board (Board) conditioned its approval

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of CN's acquisition of control of EJ&E \2\ and which is in close 
proximity to the Line.
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    \2\ Canadian Nat'l Ry. and Grand Trunk Corp.--Control--EJ&E W. 
Co., FD 35087 (STB served Dec. 24, 2008).
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    Applicants have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over 
the Line for at least 2 years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over 
the Line for at least 2 years and overhead traffic, if there were any, 
could 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 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 or discontinuance shall be protected under Oregon 
Short Line--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 October 24, 2012, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\3\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\4\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
October 4, 2012. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 15, 2012, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \3\ 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.
    \4\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
applicants' representatives: Robert A. Wimbish, Baker & Miller PLLC, 
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemptions are void ab initio.
    Applicants have filed a combined environmental and historic report 
that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and 
discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. OEA will 
issue an environmental assessment (EA) by September 28, 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 (FIRS) 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), NSR 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 NSR's filing of a notice of 
consummation by October 24, 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: September 18, 2012.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
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