Consolidated Rail Corporation, CSX Transportation, Inc., and Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance Exemptions-In Middlesex County, N.J., 21006 [2013-08146]

Download as PDF 21006 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket Nos. AB 167 (Sub-No. 1192X); AB 55 (Sub-No. 723X); AB 290 (Sub-No. 342X)] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consolidated Rail Corporation, CSX Transportation, Inc., and Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance Exemptions—In Middlesex County, N.J. On March 19, 2013, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) (collectively, applicants) jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for each carrier to discontinue service over an approximately 2.23-mile line of railroad extending from milepost 0.77± to milepost 3.00± in Middlesex County, N.J. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 08901, 08903, and 08906. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local or overhead traffic has moved over the line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic that has moved or could move over the line can be rerouted; (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 a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 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 discontinuance of service 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on May 8, 2013, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:02 Apr 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 1 must be filed by April 18, 2013.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by April 29, 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 the applicants’ representative: Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr., Nauman, Smith, Shissler and Hall, LLP, 200 North Third Street, 18th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101. If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: April 2, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–08146 Filed 4–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket Nos. AB 167 (Sub-No. 1193X); AB 55 (Sub-No. 730X); AB 290 (Sub No. 345X)] Consolidated Rail Corporation, CSX Transportation, Inc., and Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance Exemptions—in Monmouth County, N.J. On March 19, 2013, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) (collectively, applicants) jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for each carrier to discontinue service over an approximately 5.10-mile line of railroad extending from milepost 19.30± to milepost 24.40±, in Monmouth County, N.J. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 07727 and 07728. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local or overhead traffic has moved over the line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic that has moved or could move over the line can be rerouted; (3) 1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 2 Because applicants are seeking to discontinue service, not to abandon the line, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historic documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 49 CFR 1105.8(b), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 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 discontinuance of service 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on May 8, 2013, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 1 must be filed by April 18, 2013.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by April 29, 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 the applicants’ representative: Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr., Nauman, Smith, Shissler and Hall, LLP, 200 North Third Street, 18th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101. If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: April 2, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–08151 Filed 4–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 2 Because applicants are seeking to discontinue service, not to abandon the line, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historic documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 49 CFR 1105.8(b), respectively. E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket Nos. AB 167 (Sub-No. 1192X); AB 55 (Sub-No. 723X); AB 290 (Sub-
No. 342X)]


Consolidated Rail Corporation, CSX Transportation, Inc., and 
Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Discontinuance Exemptions--In 
Middlesex County, N.J.

    On March 19, 2013, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), CSX 
Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) 
(collectively, applicants) jointly filed a verified notice of exemption 
under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service for each carrier to discontinue service over 
an approximately 2.23-mile line of railroad extending from milepost 
0.77 to milepost 3.00 in Middlesex County, N.J. 
The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 08901, 08903, 
and 08906.
    Applicants have certified that: (1) No local or overhead traffic 
has moved over the line for at least two years; (2) any overhead 
traffic that has moved or could move over the line can be rerouted; (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 a complainant within the two-year period; and 
(4) the requirements at 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 discontinuance of service 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been 
received, this exemption will be effective on May 8, 2013, unless 
stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve 
environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to 
subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \1\ must be 
filed by April 18, 2013.\2\ Petitions to reopen must be filed by April 
29, 2013, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \2\ Because applicants are seeking to discontinue service, not 
to abandon the line, trail use/rail banking and public use 
conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or 
historic documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 
49 CFR 1105.8(b), respectively.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to the 
applicants' representative: Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr., Nauman, Smith, 
Shissler and Hall, LLP, 200 North Third Street, 18th Floor, Harrisburg, 
PA 17101.
    If the notice contains false or misleading information, the 
exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: April 2, 2013.
    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-08146 Filed 4-5-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P