Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Claiborne County, TN, and Bell County, KY; CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption-in Claiborne County, TN, and Bell County, KY, 60375-60376 [2013-23922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35768] Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation—Corporate Family Transaction Exemption emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation (Rogue Valley),1 a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3) for a corporate family transaction in which Rogue Valley will transfer ownership of track and right-of-way of a line of railroad in White City, Or., to a corporate affiliate. According to Rogue Valley, it currently owns and operates approximately 14 miles of rail line located in the Medford Industrial Park in White City, Or., where it connects with the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad, Inc. CTT and Rogue Valley propose to establish a new corporate affiliate, Medford Industrial Trainline Management LLC (Medford), to which Rogue Valley will convey the track and the underlying right of way it presently owns while retaining an operating easement and the common carrier operations for itself. Rogue Valley states that it will own the majority interest in Medford, with the minority interest to be owned by the Modoc Rail Academy, a railroad training and education school. The exemption will be effective on October 18, 2013 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Applicant states that the parties intend to consummate the proposed transaction on or about October 19, 2013, but may not do so prior to the October 18, 2013 effective date of the exemption. According to Rogue Valley, the purpose of the proposed transaction is to allow it to transfer ownership of the track and right of way comprising the line to a new corporate affiliate, Medford, while retaining an operating easement and the common carrier obligation for itself. Rogue Valley states that Medford will use the line to train new railroad train and engineer personnel and will not interfere with Rogue Valley’s ability to meet its common carrier obligation to customers. The line transfer is a transaction within a corporate family exempted 1 Rogue Valley was formerly known as WCTU Railway LLC, or White City Terminal & Utility Co. (WCTU) and was indirectly controlled by Berkshire Hathaway (Berkshire). On December 17, 2012, Berkshire divested itself of WCTU by selling it to RVTR Rail Holdings (RVTR). RVTR was subsequently renamed CCT Rail Systems Corporation (CCT) and WCTU was renamed Rogue Valley. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. 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 October 11, 2013 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35768, 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 26, 2013. By the Board, Richard Armstrong, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–23929 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 358X); Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 732X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Claiborne County, TN, and Bell County, KY; CSX Transportation, Inc.—Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption—in Claiborne County, TN, and Bell County, KY Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and CSX Transportation, Inc. PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60375 (CSXT) (collectively, applicants), have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service and Trackage Rights for NSR to discontinue service over, and for CSXT to discontinue trackage rights operations over, approximately 5.0 miles of rail line between milepost 80.0 C, north of Clairfield in Claiborne County, Tenn., and milepost 85.0, at Fonde in Bell County, Ky. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 37715 and 40940. NSR and CSXT have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (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 of 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to these exemptions, any employee adversely affected by the service discontinuance/discontinuance of trackage rights 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, these exemptions will be effective on November 1, 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 October 15, 2013.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by October 22, 2013, with the Surface 1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is 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 historical documentation is required here under 49 CFR§ 1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), respectively. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60376 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to applicants’ representatives: Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204, and Robert A. Wimbish, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: September 26, 2013. By the Board, Richard Armstrong, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–23922 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection: Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 30, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or bruce.sharp@bpd.treas.gov. The opportunity to make comments online is also available at www.pracomment.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies should be directed to Bruce A. Sharp, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 200 Third Street A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, (304) 480–8150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form. OMB Number: 1535–0128. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 Form Number: PD F 5396. Abstract: The information is collected to process requests for direct deposit of a Series HH or Series H bond interest payment or a savings bond redemption payment to a financial institution. Current Actions: Revision. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 55,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,167. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: September 26, 2013. Bruce A. Sharp, Bureau Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23934 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–39–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review Reverse Mortgage Products: Guidance for Managing Compliance and Reputation Risks Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice and request for comment. The OCC, FDIC, and NCUA (the Agencies), are soliciting public comment on the renewal of a collection of information by the Agencies. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. The Agencies are soliciting comment concerning renewal of their information collection titled, ‘‘Reverse Mortgage Products: Guidance for Managing Compliance and Reputation Risks.’’ The agencies are also giving notice that they are sending their collections to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be received by October 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: OCC: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0246, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11,Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326 or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not enclose any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. FDIC: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. All comments should refer to the name of the collection, ‘‘Reverse Mortgage Products Guidance.’’ Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/notices.html. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60375-60376]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 358X); Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 732X)]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Claiborne County, TN, and Bell County, KY; CSX 
Transportation, Inc.--Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption--in 
Claiborne County, TN, and Bell County, KY

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and CSX Transportation, Inc. 
(CSXT) (collectively, applicants), have jointly filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service and Trackage Rights for NSR to discontinue 
service over, and for CSXT to discontinue trackage rights operations 
over, approximately 5.0 miles of rail line between milepost 80.0 C, 
north of Clairfield in Claiborne County, Tenn., and milepost 85.0, at 
Fonde in Bell County, Ky. (the Line). The Line traverses United States 
Postal Service Zip Codes 37715 and 40940.
    NSR and CSXT have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved 
over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic can be 
rerouted over other lines; (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 of 49 
CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to 
governmental agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to these exemptions, any employee adversely affected 
by the service discontinuance/discontinuance of trackage rights 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, these exemptions will be effective on November 1, 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 October 15, 2013.\2\ Petitions to reopen must be 
filed by October 22, 2013, with the Surface

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    \1\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is 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 
historical documentation is required here under 49 CFRSec.  
1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), respectively.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
applicants' representatives: Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., 
Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204, and Robert A. Wimbish, 2401 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemptions are void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: September 26, 2013.

    By the Board, Richard Armstrong, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-23922 Filed 9-30-13; 8:45 am]
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