Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Linn County, Iowa, 65040 [2013-25741]

Download as PDF 65040 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices checked. We estimate the time to complete the survey for the medical review contact in each State to be 2.5 hours. Additionally, we estimate 2.5 hours of time for each medical review contact to review and edit the narrative describing their State’s medical review structure and process. This estimate includes the time that may be required to respond to telephone contacts made by TransAnalytics if necessary, to follow-up or clarify survey responses. The total estimated annual burden will be 255 hours (5 hours for each respondent, 50 States + Washington, DC). Survey respondents will incur no costs from the data collection and will incur no record keeping burden and no record keeping cost from the information collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued on October 25, 2013. Jeffrey Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2013–25793 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 314 (Sub-No. 6X)] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company—Abandonment Exemption— in Linn County, Iowa Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company (CCP) 1 has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F–Exempt Abandonments to abandon an approximately 0.49-mile line of railroad extending between milepost 230.24 and milepost 229.75 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 52302. CCP 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 to 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 at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 1 CCP is an indirect subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) and is controlled by Grand Trunk Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNR. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 (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 exemption will be effective on November 29, 2013, unless stayed pending reconsideration.2 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),4 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by November 12, 2013. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 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 CCP’s representative: Audrey L. Brodrick, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CCP has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA issued an environmental assessment (EA) on October 23, 2013. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 2 This notice was scheduled to be published in the Federal Register during the time that the agency was closed due to a lapse in appropriations. Because publication of this notice has been delayed, the effective date of the exemption will also be delayed to provide adequate notice to the public. 3 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. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20423–0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed by November 7, 2013. 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), CCP 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 CCP’s filing of a notice of consummation by October 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: October 24, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–25741 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35755] BNSF Railway Company, CBEC Railway Inc., Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd., and Union Pacific Railroad Company—Joint Relocation Project Exemption—In Council Bluffs, Iowa On September 30, 2013, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), CBEC Railway Inc. (CBEC), Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. (IAIS), and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) (collectively, applicants) jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(5) to participate in a joint relocation project in Council Bluffs, Iowa (the City). The purpose of the joint relocation project is to facilitate the reconstruction of Interstates 80 and 29 in Council Bluffs. The Council Bluffs Interstate System (CBIS) Improvements Project is a public works project initiated by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) that involves the joint relocation project and an acquisition by IAIS of a line of railroad owned by BNSF.1 1 Iowa Interstate R.R.—Acquis. Exemption—Line of BNSF Ry., FD 35751 (filed Aug. 7, 2013). The E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 314 (Sub-No. 6X)]


Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company--Abandonment 
Exemption--in Linn County, Iowa

    Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company (CCP) \1\ has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F-Exempt 
Abandonments to abandon an approximately 0.49-mile line of railroad 
extending between milepost 230.24 and milepost 229.75 in Cedar Rapids, 
Linn County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal 
Service Zip Code 52302.
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    \1\ CCP is an indirect subsidiary of Canadian National Railway 
Company (CNR) and is controlled by Grand Trunk Corporation, a wholly 
owned subsidiary of CNR.
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    CCP 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 to 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 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 exemption will be 
effective on November 29, 2013, unless stayed pending 
reconsideration.\2\ Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 
issues,\3\ formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 
1152.27(c)(2),\4\ and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 
1152.29 must be filed by November 12, 2013. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by November 19, 2013, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ This notice was scheduled to be published in the Federal 
Register during the time that the agency was closed due to a lapse 
in appropriations. Because publication of this notice has been 
delayed, the effective date of the exemption will also be delayed to 
provide adequate notice to the public.
    \3\ 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.
    \4\ 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 CCP's 
representative: Audrey L. Brodrick, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 N. Wacker 
Dr., Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CCP has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA issued an environmental assessment (EA) on 
October 23, 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 (800) 877-8339. Comments on environmental and historic 
preservation matters must be filed by November 7, 2013.
    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), CCP 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 CCP's filing of a notice of 
consummation by October 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: October 24, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-25741 Filed 10-29-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P