BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Cook County, Ill., 14622 [2013-05175]

Download as PDF 14622 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 6, 2013 / Notices III. Request for Comments and Examples In addition to general comments about the proposed circular, FTA invites comments on the following topics specifically: Currently, the proposed circular does not expressly define the term ‘‘fair share of revenue’’ and does not set a monetary threshold for the same. Instead, FTA proposes to reserve the right to decline funding for a joint development project if the project does not generate a meaningful amount of revenue. FTA seeks comment on how it should assess whether a project generates a ‘‘fair share of revenue,’’ including any measures or criteria FTA should use. The proposed circular does not yet include a chapter on the process FTA will follow to review and approve or concur in a joint development project. Before drafting this chapter, FTA seeks comment from its stakeholders. After considering comments, FTA intends to include a chapter on FTA’s review process in the final version of the proposed circular. FTA requests the submission of examples that illustrate the many issues that arise in joint development projects. Issued in Washington, DC, this 27th day of February, 2013. Peter Rogoff, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–05226 Filed 3–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 487X)] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Cook County, Ill. BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 1.1 miles of rail line in Chicago, in Cook County, Ill., as follows: (1) Approximately 0.50 miles of track (Sangamon Street Line) from south of Western Avenue Yard at 16th Street (Station 186+79), extending to the red board south of Cullerton Street (Station 163+50); and (2) approximately 0.60 miles of track (Lumber Street Line) from West Cermak Road at the Colonial Brick switch (Station 157+65), extending to the end of the line on Lumber Street (Station 197+81). The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 60608 and 60616. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:56 Mar 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (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 Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-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 shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— 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 April 5, 2013, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by March 18, 2013. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by March 26, 2013, 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 BNSF’s representative: Karl Morell, BALL JANIK LLP, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. 1 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. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by March 11, 2013. 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 at (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), BNSF 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 BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by March 6, 2014, 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: March 1, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 487X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Cook County, Ill.

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon approximately 1.1 miles of rail line in Chicago, in Cook 
County, Ill., as follows: (1) Approximately 0.50 miles of track 
(Sangamon Street Line) from south of Western Avenue Yard at 16th Street 
(Station 186+79), extending to the red board south of Cullerton Street 
(Station 163+50); and (2) approximately 0.60 miles of track (Lumber 
Street Line) from West Cermak Road at the Colonial Brick switch 
(Station 157+65), extending to the end of the line on Lumber Street 
(Station 197+81). The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip 
Codes 60608 and 60616.
    BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the 
line; (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 Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court 
or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-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 shall be protected under Oregon Short Line 
Railroad--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 April 5, 2013, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
March 18, 2013. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by March 26, 2013, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \1\ 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.
    \2\ 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 
BNSF's representative: Karl Morell, BALL JANIK LLP, Suite 225, 655 
Fifteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports that address the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by March 11, 
2013. 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 at (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), BNSF 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 BNSF's filing of a notice of 
consummation by March 6, 2014, 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: March 1, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-05175 Filed 3-5-13; 8:45 am]
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