Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company-Lease Exemption-the United States of America, 10690 [2013-03451]

Download as PDF 10690 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2013 / Notices PHMSA has conducted a preliminary analysis of the exemptions found in state one-call laws and regulations. PHMSA is in the process of developing a plan for addressing grant eligibility in accordance with the law and will continue to work with stakeholders concerning this requirement. This public forum will allow PHMSA, state pipeline safety representatives, excavators, pipeline operators, one-call centers, the public, facility locators, and stakeholders often affected by one-call exemptions such as railroads, local government and the farming community to share data and observations resulting from one-call exemptions and the impact of removing such exemptions. This input will facilitate PHMSA’s ability to complete the study required in Section 3 of the law. 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[FR Doc. 2013–03369 Filed 2–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35714] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company—Lease Exemption—the United States of America Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company (PSAP), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from the United States of America (the Navy), and to operate, pursuant to a lease agreement dated January 16, 2013, a 44mile line of railroad between Shelton and Bangor, Wash., and a 4.6-mile branch line to the Bremerton Navy Yard, in Kitsap and Mason Counties, Wash., a total distance of approximately 48.6 miles (the Line). According to PSAP, there are no mileposts on the Line. PSAP states that VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 the lease agreement replaces a transportation agreement dated December 11, 1944, between the Navy and the Northern Pacific Railway Company (Northern Pacific)1 that covers the operations of the Line (operating agreement). PSAP points out that, under the operating agreement, it currently provides service on the above-described 48.6 miles of rail line,2 and will continue to provide the same common carrier service under the lease agreement. PSAP has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in PSAP’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier but that its projected annual revenue will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, PSAP is required, at least 60 days before this exemption is to become effective, to send notice of the transaction to the national offices of the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, post a copy of the notice at the workplace of the employees on the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it has done so. 49 CFR 1150.42(e). PSAP has certified to the Board that, on January 24, 2013, it posted notice of the transaction at the workplace of the employees on the affected lines, and on January 29, 2013, it served a copy of the notice on the national office of the potentially affected employees’ labor union, as required under 49 CFR 1150.42(e). However, concurrently with its notice of exemption, PSAP filed a petition for waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirement under 1150.42(e), asserting that no employees will be affected by the change from the operating agreement to the lease agreement, and that the transaction will not result in any operational or maintenance changes on the Line. PSAP’s waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision. PSAP states that it intends to consummate the transaction on February 28, 2013 (the effective date of this exemption). The Board will establish in the decision on the waiver request the earliest this transaction may be consummated. If the 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 21, 2013. 1 Northern Pacific is a predecessor of PSAP. PSAP Operating Co.—Acquis. and Operation Exemption—ParkSierra Corp., FD 34200 (STB served May 23, 2002). 2 See PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35714, 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 Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Board decisions and notices are available at our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 11, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35714]


Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company--Lease Exemption--the 
United States of America

    Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company (PSAP), a Class III rail 
carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 
to lease from the United States of America (the Navy), and to operate, 
pursuant to a lease agreement dated January 16, 2013, a 44-mile line of 
railroad between Shelton and Bangor, Wash., and a 4.6-mile branch line 
to the Bremerton Navy Yard, in Kitsap and Mason Counties, Wash., a 
total distance of approximately 48.6 miles (the Line).
    According to PSAP, there are no mileposts on the Line. PSAP states 
that the lease agreement replaces a transportation agreement dated 
December 11, 1944, between the Navy and the Northern Pacific Railway 
Company (Northern Pacific)\1\ that covers the operations of the Line 
(operating agreement). PSAP points out that, under the operating 
agreement, it currently provides service on the above-described 48.6 
miles of rail line,\2\ and will continue to provide the same common 
carrier service under the lease agreement.
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    \1\ Northern Pacific is a predecessor of PSAP.
    \2\ See PSAP Operating Co.--Acquis. and Operation Exemption--
ParkSierra Corp., FD 34200 (STB served May 23, 2002).
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    PSAP has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result 
of this transaction will not result in PSAP's becoming a Class II or 
Class I rail carrier but that its projected annual revenue will exceed 
$5 million. Accordingly, PSAP is required, at least 60 days before this 
exemption is to become effective, to send notice of the transaction to 
the national offices of the labor unions with employees on the affected 
lines, post a copy of the notice at the workplace of the employees on 
the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it has done so. 49 
CFR 1150.42(e).
    PSAP has certified to the Board that, on January 24, 2013, it 
posted notice of the transaction at the workplace of the employees on 
the affected lines, and on January 29, 2013, it served a copy of the 
notice on the national office of the potentially affected employees' 
labor union, as required under 49 CFR 1150.42(e). However, concurrently 
with its notice of exemption, PSAP filed a petition for waiver of the 
60-day advance labor notice requirement under 1150.42(e), asserting 
that no employees will be affected by the change from the operating 
agreement to the lease agreement, and that the transaction will not 
result in any operational or maintenance changes on the Line. PSAP's 
waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision.
    PSAP states that it intends to consummate the transaction on 
February 28, 2013 (the effective date of this exemption). The Board 
will establish in the decision on the waiver request the earliest this 
transaction may be consummated.
    If the 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 21, 2013.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35714, 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 Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. 
Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204.
    Board decisions and notices are available at our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: February 11, 2013.

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