Iowa Traction Railway Company-Change in Operators Exemption-Rail Line of Backtrack, Inc., 61049-61050 [2012-24634]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35609] North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Line of Lake Providence Port Commission North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc. (NLA), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from Lake Providence Port Commission (LPPC), a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana,1 and to operate approximately 16.2 miles of rail line between milepost 454.8, at or near the Louisiana-Arkansas border, and milepost 471.0, at or near East Carroll Parish, La. As part of the transaction, NLA is also seeking to acquire by assignment from LPPC approximately 1.25 miles of incidental overhead trackage rights between milepost 471.00, at or near a certain highway barn near Lake Providence, La., and milepost 472.25 in East Carroll Parish. The trackage rights will allow NLA to operate over a line of the Delta Southern Railroad, Inc. (Delta Southern), in order to access LPPC’s private tracks serving the LPPC port.2 NLA states that, at the present time, the line is impassable but that operations will commence once the lease is authorized by the Board and rehabilitation of the line is completed. NLA also states that it will interchange traffic with Union Pacific Railroad Company, Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, and Delta Southern. According to NLA, the lease agreement will have an initial term of 10 years, beginning on the effective date of the Board’s decision approving the proposed transaction. NLA states that the lease does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. NLA has included a copy of the lease agreement as part of its filing. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 LPPC states that it does not operate the line but has a residual common carrier obligation for the segment of the line between mileposts 463.0 and 471.0, which it acquired through the Board’s offer of financial assistance process. See Delta S. R.R.— Aban. Exemption—In E. Carroll Parish, La., AB 384 (Sub-No. 2X) (STB served June 7, 2011). LPPC acquired the remainder of the line after it had been abandoned. 2 NLA concurrently filed a separate verified notice of exemption to acquire the trackage rights in North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad, Inc.— Acquisition of Trackage Rights Exemption, Docket No. FD 35610. Because the trackage rights sought there are incidental to the lease of the line in Docket No. FD 35609, the Board is issuing a single notice of exemption in Docket No. FD 35609 covering the entire transaction. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 The earliest the transaction can be consummated is October 20, 2012, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). NLA certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. NLA further certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million. 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. Stay petitions must be filed no later than October 12, 2012 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35609, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW., Washington, DC 20016. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: October 2, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–24636 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35677] Iowa Traction Railway Company— Change in Operators Exemption—Rail Line of Backtrack, Inc. Iowa Traction Railway Company (Iowa Railway) 1 has filed a verified 1 As of the September 19, 2012, the filing date of this notice of exemption, Iowa Railway was a noncarrier. Iowa Railway was authorized to acquire from Iowa Traction Railroad Company (Iowa Railroad) and to operate a 10.4-mile line of railroad in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Iowa Traction Ry.— Acquis. and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Iowa Traction R.R., FD 35670 (STB served Sept. 14, 2012). As of September 30, 2012, the effective date of the exemption, Iowa Railway states that it became a Class III rail carrier. In Progressive Rail Incorporated—Continuance in Control Exemption— Iowa Traction Railway Company, FD 35671 (STB served Sept. 14, 2012), Progressive Rail Incorporated was authorized to continue in control of Iowa Railway upon Iowa Railway’s becoming a PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61049 notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to change operators from Iowa Traction Railroad Company (Iowa Railroad) to Iowa Railway over a 3-mile rail line between milepost 152.5 and milepost 155.5 at Mason City, Iowa (the Line), owned by Backtrack, Inc. (Backtrack).2 The change in operators for the Line is being accomplished through Iowa Railroad’s assignment of its authority to operate the Line to Iowa Railway, with the consent of Backtrack. Iowa Railway states that the change of operators of the Line does not involve a provision or agreement that may limit future interchange between Iowa Railway and a third-party connecting rail carrier. This change in operators is exempt under 49 CFR 1150.31(a)(3).3 The transaction may be consummated on or after October 19, 2012 (30 days after the notice of exemption was filed). Iowa Railway certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million and will not result in Iowa Railway’s becoming a Class I or Class II 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 for stay must be filed no later than October 12, 2012 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35677, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas F. McFarland, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: October 2, 2012. Class III rail carrier. This exemption also became effective on September 30, 2012. 2 Iowa Railroad was authorized to lease and operate the 3-mile rail line from the owner, Hermitage Homes, Inc. (Hermitage), in Iowa Traction Railroad Company—Operation Exemption—Hermitage Homes, Inc., FD 31353, (ICC served Nov. 23, 1988). Backtrack is the corporate successor of Hermitage. 3 To qualify for a change of operators exemption, an applicant must give notice to shippers on the line. See 49 CFR 1150.32(b). In a letter filed on September 24, 2012, Iowa Railway certified to the Board that, at present, there are no shippers on the Line; therefore, no service of this notice is required on shippers. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 61050 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–24634 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice; correction. The Department of the Treasury published a document in the Federal Register on September 28, 2012, inviting comments on a proposed and/ or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This document contained incorrect references. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of September 28, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012–23912, make the following corrections: • Page 59706, in the third column, under OMB Number: 1545–1984; Type of Review:, replace ‘‘Extension without change’’ with ‘‘Revision’’. • Page 59706, in the third column, under Estimated Total Burden Hours, of OMB Number 1545–1984, replace ‘‘6,450,000’’ with ‘‘7,398,000’’. Dated: October 1, 2012. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–24534 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Leasing Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Leasing.’’ DATES: Comments must be received by December 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0206, 250 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–5274, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC, 250 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 874–4700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0206, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information or a copy of the information collection from Mary H. Gottlieb or Johnny Vilela, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include Agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, the OCC invites comments on these topics: (a) Whether the information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the agencies’ functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agencies’ estimates of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. Written comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimates and ways to minimize burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology as well as other relevant aspects of the information collection request. Leasing—12 CFR 23.4(c) and 12 CFR 23.5 (OMB Control Number 1557– 0206)—Extension The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Leasing (12 CFR part 23). OMB Number: 1557–0206. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend the expiration date. Information Collection Requirements Found in 12 CFR Part 23 12 CFR 23.4(c) Under 12 CFR 23.4(c), national banks must liquidate or re-lease personal property that is no longer subject to E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 194 (Friday, October 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61049-61050]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24634]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35677]


Iowa Traction Railway Company--Change in Operators Exemption--
Rail Line of Backtrack, Inc.

    Iowa Traction Railway Company (Iowa Railway) \1\ has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to change operators 
from Iowa Traction Railroad Company (Iowa Railroad) to Iowa Railway 
over a 3-mile rail line between milepost 152.5 and milepost 155.5 at 
Mason City, Iowa (the Line), owned by Backtrack, Inc. (Backtrack).\2\ 
The change in operators for the Line is being accomplished through Iowa 
Railroad's assignment of its authority to operate the Line to Iowa 
Railway, with the consent of Backtrack. Iowa Railway states that the 
change of operators of the Line does not involve a provision or 
agreement that may limit future interchange between Iowa Railway and a 
third-party connecting rail carrier. This change in operators is exempt 
under 49 CFR 1150.31(a)(3).\3\
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    \1\ As of the September 19, 2012, the filing date of this notice 
of exemption, Iowa Railway was a noncarrier. Iowa Railway was 
authorized to acquire from Iowa Traction Railroad Company (Iowa 
Railroad) and to operate a 10.4-mile line of railroad in Cerro Gordo 
County, Iowa. Iowa Traction Ry.--Acquis. and Operation Exemption--
Rail Line of Iowa Traction R.R., FD 35670 (STB served Sept. 14, 
2012). As of September 30, 2012, the effective date of the 
exemption, Iowa Railway states that it became a Class III rail 
carrier. In Progressive Rail Incorporated--Continuance in Control 
Exemption--Iowa Traction Railway Company, FD 35671 (STB served Sept. 
14, 2012), Progressive Rail Incorporated was authorized to continue 
in control of Iowa Railway upon Iowa Railway's becoming a Class III 
rail carrier. This exemption also became effective on September 30, 
2012.
    \2\ Iowa Railroad was authorized to lease and operate the 3-mile 
rail line from the owner, Hermitage Homes, Inc. (Hermitage), in Iowa 
Traction Railroad Company--Operation Exemption--Hermitage Homes, 
Inc., FD 31353, (ICC served Nov. 23, 1988). Backtrack is the 
corporate successor of Hermitage.
    \3\ To qualify for a change of operators exemption, an applicant 
must give notice to shippers on the line. See 49 CFR 1150.32(b). In 
a letter filed on September 24, 2012, Iowa Railway certified to the 
Board that, at present, there are no shippers on the Line; 
therefore, no service of this notice is required on shippers.
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    The transaction may be consummated on or after October 19, 2012 (30 
days after the notice of exemption was filed).
    Iowa Railway certifies that its projected annual revenues as a 
result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million and will not 
result in Iowa Railway's becoming a Class I or Class II 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 for stay must be filed no later than October 12, 
2012 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35677, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each 
pleading must be served on Thomas F. McFarland, 208 South LaSalle 
Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: October 2, 2012.


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    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-24634 Filed 10-4-12; 8:45 am]
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