Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment of Freight Easement Exemption-in Alameda County, Cal. (San Jose Industrial Lead); Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority-Abandonment of Residual Common Carrier Obligation Exemption-in Alameda County, Cal. (San Jose Industrial Lead), 77183-77184 [2012-31386]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices Total Responses: 11,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,667 hours. Type of Request: Approval of a New Information Collection. Status: Regular Review. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. §§ 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC on December 21, 2012. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–31382 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are non-voting advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web site for details on prior RSAC activities and pending tasks at: http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/ . Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on March 11, 1996 (61 FR 9740), for additional information about the RSAC. On December 12, 2012, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) jointly filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 for UP to abandon its freight operating easement on, and for SCVTA, the owner of the line, to abandon its residual common carrier obligation for, a portion of the San Jose Industrial Lead between mileposts 5.38 and 7.35 near the Warm Springs freight rail station in the City of Fremont, a distance of 1.97 miles, in Alameda County, Cal. Petitioners state that the involved segment of rail line is contiguous to the segment between mileposts 7.35 and 16.30 in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, Cal., for which the Board granted abandonment authority in July 2012.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 94538 and 94539. In addition to an exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903, petitioners seek an exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10904 (offer of financial assistance (OFA) provisions) and 49 U.S.C. 10905 (public use provisions). In support, petitioners state that the line is to be abandoned for freight rail service, but will be retained and rebuilt for future inclusion in the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. Petitioners assert that the right-of-way is thus needed for a valid public purpose and that there is no overriding public need for continued freight rail service. These requests will be addressed in the final decision. According to petitioners, the line does not contain 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 April 1, 2013. Any 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 $1,600 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 January 22, 2013. 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 Nos. AB 33 (SubNo. 309X) and AB 980 (Sub-No. 2X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) petitioners’ representatives, Mack H. Shumate, Jr., 101 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1920, Chicago, IL 60606 (UP), and Allison I. Fultz, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 (SCVTA). Replies to the petition are due on or before January 22, 2013. 1 See Union Pac. R.R.—Aban. of Freight Easement—in Alameda and Santa Clara Cntys. Cal., AB 33 (Sub-No. 303X) and Santa Clara Valley Transp. Auth.—Aban. of Common Carrier Service— in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, Cal., AB 980 (Sub-No. 1X) (STB served July 23, 2012). Issued in Washington, DC, on December 31, 2012. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–31383 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4910–06–P Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2000–7257; Notice No. 73] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Postponement Surface Transportation Board Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) Meeting Postponement. AGENCY: FRA recently announced the forty-eighth meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process (77 FR 73734). This meeting has been postponed until further notice and will be rescheduled at a future date. DATES: The RSAC meeting scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, is hereby postponed and will be rescheduled at a future date. ADDRESSES: To be rescheduled at a future date and location. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Woolverton, RSAC Administrative Officer/Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6212; or Robert Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 54 voting representatives from 32 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 77183 [Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 309X); Docket No. AB 980 (Sub-No. 2X)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment of Freight Easement Exemption—in Alameda County, Cal. (San Jose Industrial Lead); Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority— Abandonment of Residual Common Carrier Obligation Exemption—in Alameda County, Cal. (San Jose Industrial Lead) PO 00000 Frm 00181 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 77184 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices 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). 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: December 21, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–31386 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. MCF 21051] 1 Hotard Coaches, Inc. and Calco Travel, Inc.—Corporate Family Transaction mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with HotardCoaches, Inc. (Hotard), a carrier, and Calco Travel, Inc. (Calco), a carrier, both wholly owned subsidiaries of All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc. (AHI), a noncarrier, have filed a verified notice of exemption under the Board’s class exemption procedure at 49 CFR 1182.9.2 The exempt transaction involves the merger of Calco with and into Hotard, with Hotard being the only 1 Originally filed under Docket No. FD 35693, this notice has been redocketed as Docket No. MCF 21051. 2 The Board exempted intra-corporate family transactions of motor carriers of passengers that do not result in significant operational changes, adverse changes in service levels, or a change in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family in Class Exemption for Motor Passenger Intra-Corporate Family Transactions, FD 33285 (STB served Feb. 18, 2000). VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 surviving corporation. Calco and Hotard are jointly managed with existing operations in Louisiana and Mississippi.3 The transaction is intended to simplify the corporate structure of the corporate family by consolidating all of the assets and liabilities of Hotard and Calco into a single surviving entity. Hotard and Calco state that the elimination of Calco as a separate corporate entity will streamline the corporate structure and management, reduce administrative expenses, and improve the overall efficiency of Hotard. This is a transaction within a corporate family of the type specifically exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1182.9. Hotard and Calco state that the transaction will not result in any change in service levels, significant operational changes, or any change in competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. Hotard and Calco also state that (1) they will consummate the proposed transaction through an Agreement and Plan of Merger approved by the Board of Directors of each party in accordance with Louisiana law, and (2) the transaction will not have an adverse impact on the employees of either party to the subject transaction. The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after January 1, 2013. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the Board shall summarily revoke the exemption and require divestiture. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 13541(d) may be filed at any time. See 49 CFR 1182.9(c). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. MCF 21051, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Daniel A. Ranson, Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins & Gremillion, LLC, 401 Whitney Ave., Suite 500, Gretna, LA 70056. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. By the Board. 3 AHI, Celerity AHI Holdings SPV, LLC, and Celerity Partners IV, LLC received tentative authorization from the Board to acquire control of Calco, Hotard, and Industrial Bus Lines, Inc. in Celerity Partners IV, LLC—Control—Calco Travel, Inc., MCF 21044 (STB served May 11, 2012). PO 00000 Frm 00182 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decided: December 26, 2012. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–31414 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request December 26, 2012. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 250 (Monday, December 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77183-77184]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-31386]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 309X);
Docket No. AB 980 (Sub-No. 2X)]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Abandonment of Freight Easement 
Exemption--in Alameda County, Cal. (San Jose Industrial Lead); Santa 
Clara Valley Transportation Authority--Abandonment of Residual Common 
Carrier Obligation Exemption--in Alameda County, Cal. (San Jose 
Industrial Lead)

    On December 12, 2012, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and Santa 
Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) jointly filed with the 
Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 
for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 for UP to abandon 
its freight operating easement on, and for SCVTA, the owner of the 
line, to abandon its residual common carrier obligation for, a portion 
of the San Jose Industrial Lead between mileposts 5.38 and 7.35 near 
the Warm Springs freight rail station in the City of Fremont, a 
distance of 1.97 miles, in Alameda County, Cal. Petitioners state that 
the involved segment of rail line is contiguous to the segment between 
mileposts 7.35 and 16.30 in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, Cal., for 
which the Board granted abandonment authority in July 2012.\1\ The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 94538 and 94539.
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    \1\ See Union Pac. R.R.--Aban. of Freight Easement--in Alameda 
and Santa Clara Cntys. Cal., AB 33 (Sub-No. 303X) and Santa Clara 
Valley Transp. Auth.--Aban. of Common Carrier Service--in Alameda 
and Santa Clara Counties, Cal., AB 980 (Sub-No. 1X) (STB served July 
23, 2012).
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    In addition to an exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903, 
petitioners seek an exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10904 (offer of financial 
assistance (OFA) provisions) and 49 U.S.C. 10905 (public use 
provisions). In support, petitioners state that the line is to be 
abandoned for freight rail service, but will be retained and rebuilt 
for future inclusion in the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. Petitioners 
assert that the right-of-way is thus needed for a valid public purpose 
and that there is no overriding public need for continued freight rail 
service. These requests will be addressed in the final decision.
    According to petitioners, the line does not contain 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 April 1, 2013.
    Any 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 $1,600 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 January 22, 2013. 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 Nos. AB 
33 (Sub-No. 309X) and AB 980 (Sub-No. 2X) and must be sent to: (1) 
Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-
0001; and (2) petitioners' representatives, Mack H. Shumate, Jr., 101 
North Wacker Drive, Suite 1920, Chicago, IL 60606 (UP), and Allison I. 
Fultz, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 
(SCVTA). Replies to the petition are due on or before January 22, 2013.

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    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). 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: December 21, 2012.
    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-31386 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P