Mississippi Central Railroad Co.-Lease and Change in Operators Exemption-Line of Mississippi-Alabama Railroad Authority, 54955-54956 [2013-21747]

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[FR Doc. 2013–21676 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35758] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Indiana Eastern Railroad, LLC, d/b/a Ohio South Central Railroad—Change in Operators Exemption—Rail Lines of the City of Jackson, Ohio, in Jackson, Vinton, and Ross Counties, Ohio Indiana Eastern Railroad, LLC, d/b/a Ohio South Central Railroad (OSCR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to change operators from US Rail Corporation to OSCR on the following rail lines located in Ohio and owned by the City of Jackson, Ohio (the City): (1) From milepost 91.6 at RA Junction near Richmond Dale, Ross County, to milepost 95.5 at West Junction, Ross County; (2) from milepost 112.3 at West Junction to milepost 127.5 near Hamden, Vinton County; (3) from milepost 127.5 near Hamden to milepost VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Sep 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 136.8 near Red Diamond, Vinton County; (4) from milepost 0.0 at Hamden to milepost 31.0 near Firebrick, Jackson County; (5) from milepost 0.0 in the City, Link Township, to milepost 4.5 in Liberty Township.1 The change in operators is being accomplished through OSCR’s lease of the lines from the City. OSCR states that it will operate the lines. This change in operators is exempt under 49 CFR 1150.41(c).2 Based on projected revenues for the line, OSCR expects to remain a Class III rail carrier after consummation of the proposed transaction. OSCR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier. OSCR states that the proposed transaction will be consummated no sooner than September 20, 2013 (at least 30 days after the notice of exemption was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than September 13, 2013 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35758, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1112. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. 54955 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35757] Mississippi Central Railroad Co.— Lease and Change in Operators Exemption—Line of MississippiAlabama Railroad Authority BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Mississippi Central Railroad Co. (MSCI), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease and operate a 41.5mile line of railroad between milepost IC–529.5 (Corinth, Miss.) and milepost IC–571.0 (Red Bay, Ala.), in Alcorn, Prentiss, Tishomingo, and Itawamba Counties, Miss., and Franklin County, Ala. (the Line), owned by the Mississippi-Alabama Railroad Authority (MARA). MSCI also proposes to acquire approximately 2.2 miles of incidental trackage rights for interchange over Norfolk Southern Railroad Company’s (NS) line between milepost IC–529.5 and milepost IC–527.3 (at NS’s Corinth yard). According to MSCI, it has reached agreement with both Redmont Railway Company, Inc. (RRC), the current operator of the Line,1 and MARA, the owner of the Line, to permit MSCI to acquire RRC’s leasehold interest in the Line, and for MSCI to lease and operate the Line between Corinth and Red Bay. MSCI states that RRC will also assign its incidental trackage rights between milepost IC–527.3 and milepost IC– 529.5. MSCI states that, pursuant to its agreements with RRC and MARA, MSCI will lease, operate, maintain, and perform all common carrier services on the Line.2 Further, MSCI states that it will interchange with NS and Kansas City Southern Railroad Company at Corinth. MSCI certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and further certifies that the projected annual revenue from the Line, together with MSCI’s projected annual revenue, will not exceed $5 million. MSCI states that the proposed lease and operation of the Line does not involve a provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. 1 OSCR states that incidental trackage rights will be granted over a rail line of CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) between milepost 91.6 at RA Junction and milepost 85.7 near Vauces, Ohio, solely for purposes of interchange between OSCR and CSX. 2 To qualify for a change of operators exemption, an applicant must give notice to shippers on the line. See 49 CFR 1150.42(b). In a letter filed August 23, 2013, OSCR certified to the Board that it had provided notice to the shippers on the lines. 1 RRC obtained Board authority to lease and operate the Line in 1995. See Redmont Ry.—Lease & Operation Exemption—Certain Lines of Miss.Ala. R.R. Auth., FD 32616 (STB served Mar. 1, 1995). 2 Under 49 CFR 1150.42(b), a change in operators requires that notice be given to shippers. MSCI certifies that it served a copy of its verified notice on Sunshine Mills, Inc., the only shipper known to have shipped over the Line in the last two years. Decided: September 3, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–21745 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 54956 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2013 / Notices MSCI states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or about September 12, 2013, and that operations under this exemption will begin thereafter. However, at the request of the Board, MSCI supplemented and clarified its verified notice of exemption on August 22, 2013, and that date therefore is considered the filing date of MSCI’s verified notice of exemption. As a result, the transaction may not be consummated until September 21, 2013 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than September 13, 2013 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35757, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Daniel A. LaKemper, General Counsel, Mississippi Central Railroad Co., 1318 S. Johanson Road, Peoria, IL 61607. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: September 3, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–21747 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Agency Information Collection (Open Burn Pit Registry Airborne Hazard SelfAssessment Questionnaire) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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Participant health concerns, demographics, deployment information, environmental monitoring data, self-reported exposures, health status, and health care utilization will be monitored of over time through routine and adhoc analysis to improve health care programs and develop hypotheses for health effects exposure. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on June 5, 2013, Vol. 78, No. 108, at pages 33894– 33895. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 33,333. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 40 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Dated: September 3, 2013. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–21683 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Code 8320–01 [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans’ Appeals Voice of the Veteran Appellant Surveys) Activity: Comment Request Board of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Board of Veterans Affairs (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35757]


Mississippi Central Railroad Co.--Lease and Change in Operators 
Exemption--Line of Mississippi-Alabama Railroad Authority

    Mississippi Central Railroad Co. (MSCI), a Class III rail carrier, 
has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease 
and operate a 41.5-mile line of railroad between milepost IC-529.5 
(Corinth, Miss.) and milepost IC-571.0 (Red Bay, Ala.), in Alcorn, 
Prentiss, Tishomingo, and Itawamba Counties, Miss., and Franklin 
County, Ala. (the Line), owned by the Mississippi-Alabama Railroad 
Authority (MARA). MSCI also proposes to acquire approximately 2.2 miles 
of incidental trackage rights for interchange over Norfolk Southern 
Railroad Company's (NS) line between milepost IC-529.5 and milepost IC-
527.3 (at NS's Corinth yard).
    According to MSCI, it has reached agreement with both Redmont 
Railway Company, Inc. (RRC), the current operator of the Line,\1\ and 
MARA, the owner of the Line, to permit MSCI to acquire RRC's leasehold 
interest in the Line, and for MSCI to lease and operate the Line 
between Corinth and Red Bay. MSCI states that RRC will also assign its 
incidental trackage rights between milepost IC-527.3 and milepost IC-
529.5. MSCI states that, pursuant to its agreements with RRC and MARA, 
MSCI will lease, operate, maintain, and perform all common carrier 
services on the Line.\2\ Further, MSCI states that it will interchange 
with NS and Kansas City Southern Railroad Company at Corinth.
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    \1\ RRC obtained Board authority to lease and operate the Line 
in 1995. See Redmont Ry.--Lease & Operation Exemption--Certain Lines 
of Miss.-Ala. R.R. Auth., FD 32616 (STB served Mar. 1, 1995).
    \2\ Under 49 CFR 1150.42(b), a change in operators requires that 
notice be given to shippers. MSCI certifies that it served a copy of 
its verified notice on Sunshine Mills, Inc., the only shipper known 
to have shipped over the Line in the last two years.
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    MSCI certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class 
III rail carrier and further certifies that the projected annual 
revenue from the Line, together with MSCI's projected annual revenue, 
will not exceed $5 million. MSCI states that the proposed lease and 
operation of the Line does not involve a provision or agreement that 
would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier.

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    MSCI states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or 
about September 12, 2013, and that operations under this exemption will 
begin thereafter. However, at the request of the Board, MSCI 
supplemented and clarified its verified notice of exemption on August 
22, 2013, and that date therefore is considered the filing date of 
MSCI's verified notice of exemption. As a result, the transaction may 
not be consummated until September 21, 2013 (30 days after the verified 
notice was filed).
    If the notice contains false or misleading information, the 
exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 
U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to 
revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. 
Petitions for stay must be filed no later than September 13, 2013 (at 
least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35757, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each 
pleading must be served on Daniel A. LaKemper, General Counsel, 
Mississippi Central Railroad Co., 1318 S. Johanson Road, Peoria, IL 
61607.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: September 3, 2013.

    By the Board,
Rachel D. Campbell,
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-21747 Filed 9-5-13; 8:45 am]
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