Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 18677-18678 [2013-07015]

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[FR Doc. 2013–06936 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35720] Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS), pursuant to a written trackage rights Agreement (Agreement), has agreed to grant non-exclusive, temporary, overhead trackage rights to Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE) over NS’s line of railroad between milepost BR 194.2, at Lock Haven, PA, and milepost BR 139.2, at Driftwood, PA, a distance of 55 miles.1 The transaction may be consummated on or after April 10, 2013, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). The temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on or about December 30, 2013. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow N&BE to operate bridge train service for temporary, seasonal traffic. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights—Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway, Inc.—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) 1 A redacted version of the Agreement between NS and N&BE was filed with the notice of exemption. N&BE simultaneously filed a motion for protective order to protect the confidential and commercially sensitive information contained in the unredacted version of the Agreement, which N&BE submitted under seal in this proceeding. That motion will be addressed in a separate decision. E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 18678 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than April 3, 2013 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35720, 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 Richard R. Wilson, 518 N. Center Street Ste. 1, Edensburg, PA 15931. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: March 22, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–07015 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Survey of Foreign Ownership of U.S. Securities as of June 30, 2013 Departmental Offices, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: By this Notice, the Department of the Treasury is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey of foreign ownership of U.S. securities as of June 30, 2013. This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.) 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Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be directed to the Department of the Treasury, Office of PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Affairs, Attention Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Reporting Systems, Room 5422, Washington, DC 20220, and to OMB, Attention Desk Officer for the Department of the Treasury, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. Dwight Wolkow, Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Reporting Systems. [FR Doc. 2013–07028 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Examination Questionnaire Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18677-18678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07015]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35720]


Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company--Temporary Trackage 
Rights Exemption--Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS), pursuant to a written 
trackage rights Agreement (Agreement), has agreed to grant non-
exclusive, temporary, overhead trackage rights to Nittany and Bald 
Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE) over NS's line of railroad between 
milepost BR 194.2, at Lock Haven, PA, and milepost BR 139.2, at 
Driftwood, PA, a distance of 55 miles.\1\
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    \1\ A redacted version of the Agreement between NS and N&BE was 
filed with the notice of exemption. N&BE simultaneously filed a 
motion for protective order to protect the confidential and 
commercially sensitive information contained in the unredacted 
version of the Agreement, which N&BE submitted under seal in this 
proceeding. That motion will be addressed in a separate decision.
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    The transaction may be consummated on or after April 10, 2013, the 
effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of 
exemption was filed). The temporary trackage rights are scheduled to 
expire on or about December 30, 2013. The purpose of the temporary 
trackage rights is to allow N&BE to operate bridge train service for 
temporary, seasonal traffic.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the 
conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway--Trackage Rights--
Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in 
Mendocino Coast Railway, Inc.--Lease & Operate--California Western 
Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the 
discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the 
conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion 
Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, 
Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it contains 
false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. 
Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d)

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may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not 
automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no 
later than April 3, 2013 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes 
effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35720, 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 Richard R. Wilson, 518 N. Center Street Ste. 
1, Edensburg, PA 15931.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: March 22, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-07015 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P