Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Canyon County, Idaho, 53819-53820 [2013-21156]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2013 / Notices 53819 REPORTING BURDEN Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response (1) RR Plans identifying specific locations and circumstances of trains carrying hazardous materials. —Revised Plans .................................................... —Notifications to FRA by RR of Plan Development Prior to Its Operation Pursuant to Plan. (2)(a)—RR Development of Process for Securing Unattended Trains or Vehicles. (b)—RR Employees communication to dispatchers of information regarding securement of train. (c)—Dispatcher’s Record of Information Exchanged or Communicated. (d)—Train Dispatcher or Other Qualified Employee Verification and Confirmation of Train Securement Meeting RR’s Requirements. (3) RR Review and Revision of Existing Procedures and Processed Related to the number of Hand Brakes Set on All Unattended Trains. (4) RR Revision of Operating Rules and Practices to Require Job Briefing of Train Securement. —Daily Job Briefings ............................................. (5) Development of RR Procedure to Ensure a Qualified Employee Inspects All Equipment Visited by Emergency Responder for Proper Securement Before Train or Vehicle is Left Unattended. —Inspections of Equipment .................................. (6) RR Employees Copy of FRA EO 28 ............... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Emergency order item No. 655 railroads ................... 491 plans ........................ 40 hours ........... 19,640 hours 655 railroads ................... 655 railroads ................... 50 revised plans .............. 50 notifications ................ 10 hours ........... 30 minutes ........ 500 25 655 railroads ................... 491 processes ................. 60 minutes ........ 491 100,000 Employees ........ 2,600 exchanges/communications. 5 minutes .......... 217 655 railroads ................... 2,600 records .................. 2 minutes .......... 87 655 railroads ................... 2,600 verifications and confirmations. 2 minutes .......... 87 655 railroads ................... 491 revised procedures and processes. 6 hours ............. 2,946 655 railroads ................... 491 revised operating rules and practices. 2 hours ............. 982 100,000 RR Employees .. 655 railroads ................... 23,400,000 briefings ....... 491 Procedures ............... 5 minutes .......... 60 minutes ........ 1,950,000 491 655 railroads ................... 100,000 RR Employees .. 1,000 inspections ............ 100,000 copies ................ 4 hours ............. 1 minute ........... 4,000 1,667 Form Number(s): N/A Respondent Universe: 655 Railroads; 100,000 Railroad Employees Frequency of Submission: One-time; on occasion Total Responses: 23,511,355 Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,981,133 hours Status: Emergency Review Description: FRA has determined that public safety compelled the issuance of Emergency Order No. 28, which requires railroads operating on the general system of transportation to implement additional processes and procedures to ensure that unattended trains and vehicles on mainline track or sidings are properly secured against unintended movement. Emergency Order No. 28 was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2013, in response to the catastrophic accident ´ that occurred in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, on July 6, 2013. See 78 FR 48218. Emergency Order No. 28 is intended to address some of the human factors failures that may cause unattended equipment to be improperly secured in order to protect the general public and communities near the general system of rail transportation and railroad equipment that is used on it against derailment situations similar to ´ that which occurred at Lac-Megantic. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Aug 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–21210 Filed 8–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 294X)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Canyon County, Idaho Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.85-mile line of railroad on its Stoddard Industrial Lead from milepost 0.90 to milepost 1.75 in Nampa, in Canyon County, Idaho (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 83686. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours UP 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 (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 E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 53820 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2013 / Notices exemption will be effective on October 1, 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 September 9, 2013. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 19, 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 UP’s representative: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Senior General Attorney, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. UP has filed a combined environmental and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by September 6, 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 1– 800–877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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<15>2010 18:00 Aug 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 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), UP 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 UP’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 30, 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: August 23, 2013. By the Board. Richard Armstrong, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. 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The Committee shall assemble and review information relating to the needs of homeless Veterans and provide PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 on-going advice on the most appropriate means of providing assistance to homeless Veterans. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. On the morning of September 11, the Committee will convene in open session to receive briefings from VA and other officials regarding services for homeless Veterans. In the afternoon, the Committee will convene in closed session in order to protect patient privacy to conduct site visits to the American GI Forum Residential Center at 519 N. Medina Street, San Antonio, Texas, and the Haven for Hope at 1 Haven for Hope Way, San Antonio, Texas. Closing this session is in accordance with 5 U.SC. 552b(c)(6). On September 12, the Committee will reconvene in an open session to receive briefings from VA and other officials regarding services for homeless Veterans. The Committee then will discuss items for its upcoming annual report and recommendations to the Secretary. On September 13, the Committee will reconvene in open session to begin drafting items and recommendations for its upcoming annual report to the Secretary. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments on issues affecting homeless Veterans for review by the Committee to Mr. Vince Kane, Designated Federal Officer, Homeless Veterans Initiative Office (075D), Department of Veterans Affairs, 1722 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20006, or email to vince.kane@va.gov. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting should contact Mr. Kane at (202) 461–1857. Dated: August 26, 2013. By Direction of the Secretary: Vivian Drake, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–21164 Filed 8–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 169 (Friday, August 30, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 294X)]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Canyon 
County, Idaho

    Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon a 0.85-mile line of railroad on its Stoddard Industrial Lead 
from milepost 0.90 to milepost 1.75 in Nampa, in Canyon County, Idaho 
(the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 
83686.
    UP 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 (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

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exemption will be effective on October 1, 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 September 9, 2013. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by September 19, 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 UP's 
representative: Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Senior General Attorney, Union 
Pacific Railroad Company, 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, 
IL 60606.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    UP has filed a combined environmental and historic report which 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by September 6, 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 1-800-877-8339. 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), UP 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 UP's filing of a notice of consummation by August 
30, 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: August 23, 2013.

    By the Board.
Richard Armstrong,
Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.
[FR Doc. 2013-21156 Filed 8-29-13; 8:45 am]
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