Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc.-Change in Operator Exemption-Rail Line of San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway Company, 4981 [2013-01306]

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Total Estimated Annual Burden: 11,520 hours. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. 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 January 15, 2013. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–01198 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35709] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc.—Change in Operator Exemption—Rail Line of San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway Company Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc. (PIR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to change operators from San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad Company, Inc. (SDIY) 1 to PIR over a 70.01-mile rail 1 SDIY was authorized to operate the Desert Line in San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad— VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Jan 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 396 line between milepost 59.60 in Division, Cal., and milepost 129.61 in Plaster City, Cal. (Desert Line). The Desert Line is owned by San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway Company (SD&AE). The change in operators for the line is being accomplished through SDIY’s assignment of its authority to operate the Desert Line to PIR, with the consent of SD&AE and its parent, San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board. This change in operators is exempt under 49 CFR 1150.31(a)(3).2 PIR 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. However, because its projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million, PIR certified to the Board that, pursuant to the notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.32(e), it has provided notice to employees on the affected line and that notice was not served on the national offices of any rail labor union because no employees on the affected line belonged to a rail labor union. Under 49 CFR 1150.32(e), this exemption cannot become effective until March 3, 2013, 60 days after the latest certification that PIR provided the required notice to employees.3 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 February 22, 2013 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35709, 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, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1112. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10901 & 11301, FD 30457 (ICC served Aug. 17, 1984). 2 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 January 2, 2013, PIR certified to the Board that, at present, there are no shippers on the Desert Line; therefore, no service of this notice is required on shippers. 3 PIR supplemented the certification in its verified notice by letters filed on December 27, 2012 and January 2, 2013. On January 9, 2013, PIR clarified that the employees of SDIY are not [FR Doc. 2013–01306 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Decided: January 17, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P members of a union; thus, union notification was not required. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-01306]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35709]


Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc.--Change in Operator Exemption--
Rail Line of San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway Company

    Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc. (PIR), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to change operators 
from San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad Company, Inc. (SDIY) \1\ to 
PIR over a 70.01-mile rail line between milepost 59.60 in Division, 
Cal., and milepost 129.61 in Plaster City, Cal. (Desert Line). The 
Desert Line is owned by San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway Company 
(SD&AE). The change in operators for the line is being accomplished 
through SDIY's assignment of its authority to operate the Desert Line 
to PIR, with the consent of SD&AE and its parent, San Diego 
Metropolitan Transit Development Board. This change in operators is 
exempt under 49 CFR 1150.31(a)(3).\2\
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    \1\ SDIY was authorized to operate the Desert Line in San Diego 
& Imperial Valley Railroad--Exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10901 & 11301, 
FD 30457 (ICC served Aug. 17, 1984).
    \2\ 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 January 2, 2013, PIR certified to the Board that, at 
present, there are no shippers on the Desert Line; therefore, no 
service of this notice is required on shippers.
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    PIR 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. However, because its projected annual revenues will 
exceed $5 million, PIR certified to the Board that, pursuant to the 
notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.32(e), it has provided notice to 
employees on the affected line and that notice was not served on the 
national offices of any rail labor union because no employees on the 
affected line belonged to a rail labor union. Under 49 CFR 1150.32(e), 
this exemption cannot become effective until March 3, 2013, 60 days 
after the latest certification that PIR provided the required notice to 
employees.\3\
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    \3\ PIR supplemented the certification in its verified notice by 
letters filed on December 27, 2012 and January 2, 2013. On January 
9, 2013, PIR clarified that the employees of SDIY are not members of 
a union; thus, union notification was not required.
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    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 February 22, 
2013 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35709, 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, Thomas F. McFarland, 
P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604-1112.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: January 17, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-01306 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]
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