Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc., 65762-65763 [2013-26050]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 65762 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were received, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Documents submitted to a docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. 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This notice of receipt of GM’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vehicles Involved: Affected are approximately 24,139 model year 2013 Cadillac XTS passenger cars manufactured from February 2, 2012 to May 2, 2013. III. Noncompliance: GM has determined that the turn signal in the subject vehicles does not fully comply with paragraph S9.1.1 of FMVSS No. 108, which requires an active turn signal to cancel when the steering wheel is rotated. On some of the vehicles, the turn signal may occasionally not selfcancel by steering wheel rotation. The turn signal can be cancelled manually. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 IV. Rule Text: Paragraph S9.1.1 of FMVSS No. 108 specifically states: S9.1 Turn signal operating unit. 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The redundant turn signals (mounted on the outer edge of both outboard mirrors) that are visible to the driver continue to flash as long as the turn signal is active; d. After traveling 3/4 of mile with the turn signal active, a Driver Information Center message, ‘‘TURN SIGNAL ON,’’ is displayed indicating a turn signal has been left on; and e. The DIC message is accompanied by a single chime to alert the driver to the DIC message indicating the turn signal is still active. 3. GM records as of the week of 13 May 2013 indicate the condition declares itself early and is nearly always repaired within the first few months of service. a. GM does not have a specific labor code for the subject condition. Through a search of all possibly related labor codes, GM found nineteen repairs that might possibly be associated with subject condition. Even conservatively including all nineteen repairs as related to the subject condition, the resulting warranty rate is projected very low at 1.8 IPTV in 36 Month in Service. b. Of the nineteen repairs, five were repaired prior to customer delivery and nine were repaired in the first 2 months in service. 4. NHTSA has previously granted petitions for inconsequential that are similar to the subject noncompliance. PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 GM has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected the noncompliance so that all future production vehicles will comply with FMVSS No. 108. In summation, GM believes that the described noncompliance of the subject vehicles is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt from providing recall notification of noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 should be granted. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, these provisions only apply to the subject 24,139 vehicles that GM no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction for delivery or introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after GM notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Issued on: October 29, 2013. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–26078 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35775] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Trackage Rights Exemption—CSX Transportation, Inc. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), pursuant to a written agreement dated September 4, 2013, has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) on the Elsdon Subdivision, between milepost 19.3 at Blue Island, Ill. and milepost E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices 31.07 at Munster, Ind., a distance of approximately 11.77 miles.1 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after November 16, 2013, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). The purpose of the transaction is to permit UP to continue to move traffic for interchange with GTW and its affiliated railroads on a permanent basis, following the March 10, 2013 acquisition by CSXT of an operating easement over the Elsdon Subdivision from GTW.2 As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 by November 8, 2013 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35775, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Jeremy Berman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Decided: October 29, 2013. 1 The overhead trackage rights covered by this Notice include the right for UP to enter and exit the subject trackage at: (1) CSXT’s connection with GTW at or near milepost 31.07 (Munster) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Munster, Ind.; (2) CSXT’s northeast connection with UP at or near milepost 25.20 (Thornton Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Thornton, Ill.; (3) CSXT’s connection with Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) at or near milepost 23.2 (CN Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Harvey, Ill.; (4) CSXT’s connection with the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company at or near milepost 19.3 (B.I. Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Blue Island, Ill.; and (5) any other existing or new location(s) that the parties may mutually agree upon. A redacted trackage rights agreement between UP and CSXT was filed with the notice of exemption. An unredacted version was filed under seal along with a motion for protective order, which will be addressed in a separate decision. 2 See CSX Transp. Inc.—Acquis. Of Operating Easement—Grand Trunk W. R.R., FD 35522 (STB served Feb. 8, 2013). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–26050 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Licensing Manual Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 212 (Friday, November 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65762-65763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26050]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35775]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--CSX 
Transportation, Inc.

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), pursuant to a written agreement 
dated September 4, 2013, has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights 
to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) on the Elsdon Subdivision, 
between milepost 19.3 at Blue Island, Ill. and milepost

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31.07 at Munster, Ind., a distance of approximately 11.77 miles.\1\
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    \1\ The overhead trackage rights covered by this Notice include 
the right for UP to enter and exit the subject trackage at: (1) 
CSXT's connection with GTW at or near milepost 31.07 (Munster) on 
the Elsdon Subdivision in Munster, Ind.; (2) CSXT's northeast 
connection with UP at or near milepost 25.20 (Thornton Junction) on 
the Elsdon Subdivision in Thornton, Ill.; (3) CSXT's connection with 
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW) at or near milepost 23.2 
(CN Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Harvey, Ill.; (4) CSXT's 
connection with the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company at or near 
milepost 19.3 (B.I. Junction) on the Elsdon Subdivision in Blue 
Island, Ill.; and (5) any other existing or new location(s) that the 
parties may mutually agree upon.
    A redacted trackage rights agreement between UP and CSXT was 
filed with the notice of exemption. An unredacted version was filed 
under seal along with a motion for protective order, which will be 
addressed in a separate decision.
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    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after November 
16, 2013, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the 
exemption was filed).
    The purpose of the transaction is to permit UP to continue to move 
traffic for interchange with GTW and its affiliated railroads on a 
permanent basis, following the March 10, 2013 acquisition by CSXT of an 
operating easement over the Elsdon Subdivision from GTW.\2\
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    \2\ See CSX Transp. Inc.--Acquis. Of Operating Easement--Grand 
Trunk W. R.R., FD 35522 (STB served Feb. 8, 2013).
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    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk 
& Western Railway--Trackage Rights--Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 
I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway--Lease & 
Operate--California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). This 
notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 by 
November 8, 2013 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes 
effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35775, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each 
pleading must be served on Jeremy Berman, Union Pacific Railroad 
Company, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: October 29, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-26050 Filed 10-31-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P