Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Abandonment Exemption-in Kaukauna, Outagamie County, WI, 17282-17283 [2013-06411]

Download as PDF 17282 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Notices can be viewed electronically at: http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2002-08-02/ html/02-19541.htm. The revised notice can be viewed electronically at: http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2004-01-20/ html/04-1131.htm. As a result of the retirement of the Trans Texas Corridor concept plan and change in the regional growth projections in the study area, it was determined that the travel demand in the Loop 9 project area would not warrant the project as originally proposed. TxDOT intends to conduct a feasibility study to determine a new direction for this transportation corridor. As a result, the above mentioned notices are rescinded. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway, Planning, and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Dated: March 12, 2013. Salvador Deocampo, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 2013–06302 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0379] Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property; Correction Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a document in the Federal Register of March 1, 2013, concerning request for comments on the approval of a currently approved information collection request entitled, ‘‘Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property.’’ The document contained an incorrect Docket Number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gerald Folsom, 202–385–2412. Correction In the Federal Register of March 1, 2013, in FR Doc. FMCSA–2013–0379, on page 13932, in the first column, correct the ‘‘Docket Numbers’’ to read: Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0379; and ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management VerDate Mar<14>2013 18:04 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2012–0379. Issued on: March 11, 2013. G. Kelly Leone, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–06361 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0018] Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated December 26, 2102, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) seeks approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013–0018. CSX proposes to discontinue the use of, and to remove, the pipe-connected approach-locked derails at the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company’s (A&R) crossing at Milepost A210.62 in CSX’s Florence Division, South End Subdivision, in Fayetteville, NC. A&R, which operates the intersecting rail line, has been notified of the modifications. CSX has been granted approval, through an application in Docket Number FRA– 2010–0160, for other modifications that it will make to the signal system at the A&R crossing in preparation for the installation of Positive Train Control. CSX intends to modernize this location by installing new microprocessor-based equipment, houses, and signals. The existing dwarf signals on A&R will be replaced with high signals for improved visibility and push-button operation. A one-way, lowspeed diamond frog will also be installed at this location, limiting the speed on A&R to 10 mph or less. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by May 6, 2013 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). See http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Issued in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2013. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–06364 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 303 (Sub-No. 40X)] Wisconsin Central Ltd.—Abandonment Exemption—in Kaukauna, Outagamie County, WI Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon 1.10 E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES miles of rail line between milepost 114.00 and milepost 112.90 in Kaukauna, Outagamie County, Wis. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 54130. WCL 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 that would have to be rerouted over other lines; (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 (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 19, 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 April 1, 2013. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 9, 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 WCL’s representative: Thomas J. Healey, 17641 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). VerDate Mar<14>2013 18:04 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 S. Ashland Avenue, Homeland, IL 60430–1345. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. WCL has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by March 25, 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), WCL 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 WCL’s filing of a notice of consummation by March 20, 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 15, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–06411 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 30-day notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) gives notice that it is requesting PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17283 from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection—System Diagram Maps—further described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on January 17, 2013, at 78 FR 3968. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning (1) whether the collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology when appropriate. Comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collection Title: System Diagram Maps (or, in the case of Class III carriers, the alternative narrative description of rail system). OMB Control Number: 2140–0003. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines. Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time Per Response: 7.1 hours, based on average time reported in informal survey of respondents. Frequency of Response: 1. Total Annual Burden Hours: 7.1 hours. Total Annualized Non-Hourly Cost: $1,305, on average. Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1152.10–1152.13, all railroads subject to the Board’s jurisdiction are required to keep current system diagram maps on file with the Board, although a Class III carrier (a carrier with assets of not more than $34,656,908 in 2011 dollars) may submit the same information in narrative form. The information sought in this collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad’s system, categorized to indicate the likelihood that service on a particular line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line is currently provided under the financial assistance provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10904. Carriers are obligated to amend and update these maps (or narratives) as the line designations change. 49 CFR 1152.13(b). 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 303 (Sub-No. 40X)]


Wisconsin Central Ltd.--Abandonment Exemption--in Kaukauna, 
Outagamie County, WI

    Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon 1.10

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miles of rail line between milepost 114.00 and milepost 112.90 in 
Kaukauna, Outagamie County, Wis. The line traverses United States 
Postal Service Zip Code 54130.
    WCL 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 that would have to be rerouted over other lines; (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 (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 19, 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 
April 1, 2013. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 9, 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 WCL's 
representative: Thomas J. Healey, 17641 S. Ashland Avenue, Homeland, IL 
60430-1345.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    WCL has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by March 25, 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), WCL 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 WCL's filing of a notice of 
consummation by March 20, 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 15, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-06411 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]
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