Hainesport Industrial Railroad, LLC-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption, 55776-55777 [2013-22099]

Download as PDF 55776 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2013 / Notices C. Instructions for National Response Center Report Number Comment: API/AOPL requests that PHMSA delay the proposal to collect multiple National Response Center (NRC) report numbers until the NRC implements requirements from the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (‘‘Act’’). PHMSA Response: PHMSA does not agree that it is necessary to wait for actions the NRC may take in response to the ‘‘Act.’’ Comment: API/AOPL suggests a new option is needed when a NRC Report was not submitted and proposes that ‘‘NRC notification not required at time of release’’ be added as an option. PHMSA Response: PHMSA has already proposed ‘‘NRC Notification Not Required’’ as an option. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES D. Revise instructions for Accident Preparer and Authorizer Comment: API/AOPL recommends changes to both the instructions and form to make clear that the information will be available to the public. PHMSA Response: All data submitted by operators to PHMSA could potentially be made publicly available. We have not adopted this recommendation. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Abstract for the affected accident report form; (2) title of the information collection; (3) OMB control number; (4) affected accident report form; (5) description of affected public; (6) estimate of total accident reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (7) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity and, when approved by OMB, publish notice of the approval in the Federal Register. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: Title: Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline: Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting. OMB Control Number: 2137–0047. Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2014. Type of Request: Revision. Abstract: This information collection covers recordkeeping and accident reporting by hazardous liquid pipeline operators who are subject to 49 CFR Part 195 as well as the incorporation by reference of the industry standard on leak detection. PHMSA is proposing to revise the Hazardous Liquid Accident Report to collect more data on small spills and to revise the instructions for completing the form. Section 195.50 specifies the definition of an ‘‘accident’’ and the reporting criteria for submitting VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 a Hazardous Liquid Accident Report (Form PHMSA F7000–1) is detailed in § 195.54. Section 195.444 requires operators of single-phase hazardous liquid pipeline facilities that use Computational Pipeline Monitoring (CPM) leak detection systems to comply with the standards set out in American Petroleum Institute (API) publication API 1130. API 1130 provides information collection and maintenance guidance on many factors such as measurement capabilities, communications reliability, pipeline operating condition, and product type. Compliance with API 1130, including its recordkeeping requirements, supports pipeline safety by ensuring the proper functioning of CPM leak detection systems. Affected Public: Hazardous liquid pipeline operators. Accident Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Annual Responses: 897. Annual Burden Hours: 52,429. Frequency of collection: On Occasion. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Hainesport Industrial Railroad, LLC— Corporate Family Transaction Exemption CFR 1180.2(d)(3) for a corporate family transaction pursuant to which Hainesport will transfer ownership and operation of a line of railroad in Hainesport, N.J., to a corporate affiliate. According to Hainesport, it currently owns and operates a series of tracks serving several customers located in the Hainesport Industrial Park in Hainesport, N.J., where it connects with a line owned and served by Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail).1 Hainesport states that several sidings point in an easterly direction (East Line) and one or more sidings point in a southerly direction (South Line). Hainesport proposes to establish a new corporate affiliate, Hainesport Secondary Railroad, LLC (Hainesport Secondary), to own and operate the East Line. Hainesport will continue to own and operate the South Line. Hainesport states that it will enter into a haulage agreement with Hainesport Secondary that provides for Hainesport Secondary to move traffic between the South Line and the Conrail interchange on behalf of Hainesport. Unless stayed, the exemption will be effective on September 25, 2013 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Applicant states that the parties intend to consummate the proposed transaction on or about September 26, 2013. According to Hainesport, the purpose of this transaction is to allow Hainesport to separate the lines of railroad according to the types of traffic each handles. In addition, Hainesport states that the transaction will facilitate the sale of the South Line should Hainesport’s owners choose to sell that line in the future. The line transfer is a transaction within a corporate family exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). Applicant states that the transaction will not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or changes in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the carriers involved are Class III rail carriers. Hainesport Industrial Railroad, LLC (Hainesport), a Class III railroad, filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 1 See Hainesport Indus. R.R.—Acquis. & Operation Exemption—Hainesport Indus. Park R.R., FD 34695 (STB served May 18, 2005). Issued in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2013. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2013–22049 Filed 9–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35760] PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2013 / Notices 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 18, 2013 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35760, 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 applicant’s representative, John D. Heffner, Strasburger & Price, LLP, 1700 K Street NW., Suite 640, Washington, DC 20006. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: September 6, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–22099 Filed 9–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0759] Proposed Information Collection (VA, National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Event Registration Applications); Comment Request Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (NVSP), 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 revised proposed collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to participant in VA national rehabilitation special events. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 received on or before November 12, 2013. Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Matt Bristol, Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (002C), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: matt.bristol@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0759’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Bristol at (202) 632–7129 or fax (202) 273–5716. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–21), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, NVSP invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of NVSP’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NVSP’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: a. National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic Application, VA Form 0924a, c, d and VA Form 2900–0925 (SF). b. Cross Country Ski Instructor Personnel Application, VA Form 0924n. c. Downhill Skill Instructor Personnel Application, VA Form 0924s. d. Volunteer Application, VA Form 0924t. e. National Veterans Wheelchair Games Event Application, VA Form 0925b. f. Voluntary Service Application, VA Form 0925d. g. National Veteran Golden Age Games Application, VA Form 0926a, b d, e, g, h. h. Voluntary Application, VA Form 0926j. i. National Veterans TEE Tournament Event Application, VA Form 0927a, c, e. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55777 j. Voluntary Service Application, VA Form 0927f. k. National Veterans Summer sports Clinic Event Application, VA Form 0928a, c. l. Volunteer Application, VA Form 0928h. m. Surfing Personnel Application, VA Form 0928i. n. Venue Personnel Application, VA Form 0928j. o. National Veteran Creative Arts Festival Event Application, VA0929a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h. OMB Control Number: 2900–0759. Type of Review: Revision of an already approved collection. Abstract: Veterans who are enrolled for VA health care may apply to participate in therapeutic rehabilitation programs such as the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, National Veterans Golden Age Games, National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, National Veterans TEE Tournament, National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic and the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. The data collected will be used to plan, distribute and utilize resources and to allocate clinical and administrative support to patient treatment services. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VA Form 0924a, c, d and VA Form 2900–0925 (SF)—133.3 hours. b. VA Form 0924n—2.8 hours. c. VA Form 0924s—16.67. d. VA Form 0924t—1.25 hours. e. VA Form 0925b—119 hours. f. VA Form 0925d—167 hours. g. VA Form 0926a, b, d, e, g, h—333 hours. h. VA Form 0926j—67 hours. i. VA Form 0927a, c, e—65 hours. j. VA Form 0927f—8 hours. k. VA Form 0928a, c—14 hours. l. VA Form 0928h—2.58 hours. m. VA Form 0928i—.50 hours. n. VA Form 0928j—1.33 hours. o. VA0929a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h—116.6 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VA Form 0924a, c, d, and VA Form 2900–0925 (SF)—20 minutes. b. VA Form 0924n—5 minutes. c. VA Form 0924s—5 minutes. d. VA Form 0924t—5 minutes. e. VA Form 0925b—10 minutes. f. VA Form 0925d—5 minutes. g. VA Form 0926a, b, d, e, g, h—20 minutes. h. VA Form 0926j—5 minutes. i. VA Form 0927a, c, e—13 minutes. j. VA Form 0927f—5 minutes. k. VA Form 0928a, c—7 minutes. l. VA Form 0928h—5 minutes. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55776-55777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22099]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35760]


Hainesport Industrial Railroad, LLC--Corporate Family Transaction 
Exemption

    Hainesport Industrial Railroad, LLC (Hainesport), a Class III 
railroad, filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 
1180.2(d)(3) for a corporate family transaction pursuant to which 
Hainesport will transfer ownership and operation of a line of railroad 
in Hainesport, N.J., to a corporate affiliate.
    According to Hainesport, it currently owns and operates a series of 
tracks serving several customers located in the Hainesport Industrial 
Park in Hainesport, N.J., where it connects with a line owned and 
served by Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail).\1\ Hainesport states 
that several sidings point in an easterly direction (East Line) and one 
or more sidings point in a southerly direction (South Line). Hainesport 
proposes to establish a new corporate affiliate, Hainesport Secondary 
Railroad, LLC (Hainesport Secondary), to own and operate the East Line. 
Hainesport will continue to own and operate the South Line. Hainesport 
states that it will enter into a haulage agreement with Hainesport 
Secondary that provides for Hainesport Secondary to move traffic 
between the South Line and the Conrail interchange on behalf of 
Hainesport.
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    \1\ See Hainesport Indus. R.R.--Acquis. & Operation Exemption--
Hainesport Indus. Park R.R., FD 34695 (STB served May 18, 2005).
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    Unless stayed, the exemption will be effective on September 25, 
2013 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Applicant states 
that the parties intend to consummate the proposed transaction on or 
about September 26, 2013.
    According to Hainesport, the purpose of this transaction is to 
allow Hainesport to separate the lines of railroad according to the 
types of traffic each handles. In addition, Hainesport states that the 
transaction will facilitate the sale of the South Line should 
Hainesport's owners choose to sell that line in the future.
    The line transfer is a transaction within a corporate family 
exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). 
Applicant states that the transaction will not result in adverse 
changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or changes 
in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does 
not provide for labor protection for transactions under 11324 and 11325 
that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may 
not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the 
carriers involved are Class III rail carriers.

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    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 18, 2013 (at 
least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35760, 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 applicant's representative, John D. Heffner, 
Strasburger & Price, LLP, 1700 K Street NW., Suite 640, Washington, DC 
20006.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: September 6, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-22099 Filed 9-10-13; 8:45 am]
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