New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company, Inc.-Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 71037-71038 [2013-28472]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / Notices past few years. Each company with an Office of Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number should employ staff with access to the PHMSA Portal. The user name and password required for an operator to access DAMIS and enter calendar year 2013 data will be available to all staff with access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2013. When the DAMIS user name and password is available in the Portal, all registered users will receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with registered Portal users to obtain the DAMIS user name and password. Registered Portal users for an operator typically include the U.S. Department of Transportation Compliance Officer and staff or consultants with responsibility for submitting annual and incident reports on PHMSA F 7000- and 7100series forms. For operators that have failed to register staff in the PHMSA Portal for Part 191/195 reporting purposes, operator staff responsible for submitting DAMIS reports can register in the Portal by following the instructions at: http:// opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/portal_message/ PHMSA_Portal_Registration.pdf. Pursuant to §§ 199.119(a) and 199.229(a), operators with 50 or more covered employees, including both operator and contractor staff, are required to submit DAMIS reports annually. Operators with less than 50 total covered employees are required to report only upon written request from PHMSA. If an operator submitted a calendar year 2011 DAMIS report with fewer than 50 total covered employees, the PHMSA Portal message may state that no calendar year 2013 DAMIS report is required. Some of these operators may have grown to more than 50 covered employees during calendar year 2013. The Portal message will include instructions for how these operators can obtain a calendar year 2013 DAMIS user name and password. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60117, and 60118; 49 CFR 1.53. Issued in Washington, DC on November 21, 2013. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2013–28384 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1117X] St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Cumberland County, Me. On November 8, 2013, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company (SLR) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over approximately 24.23 miles of rail line, owned by the State of Maine, between milepost 1.74 near Deering, Cumberland County, Me., and milepost 25.97 at the town line between New Gloucester, Cumberland County and Auburn, Androscoggin County, Me. (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 04101, 04102, 04103, 04104, 04105, 04096, and 04069. According to the petition, the Line is stub-ended and therefore not capable of handling overhead traffic. There is one shipper on the Line, B&M Beans, and SLR states that B&M Beans ships all of its outbound products and some of its inbound ingredients by truck. SLR estimates that B&M Beans will ship 12 cars of inbound ingredients in the forecast year.2 SLR states that, based on information in its possession, the Line does not contain any federally granted rights-ofway. Any documentation in SLR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interests of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by February 26, 2014. Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, interim trail use/rail banking, and public use conditions are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic 1 SLR owns an exclusive, perpetual freight easement over the Line. See Maine—Petition for Declaratory Order, FD 35440 (STB served Dec. 29, 2010); Maine—Acquisition Exemption—Certain Assets of St. Lawrence & Atl. R.R., FD 35018 (STB served Sept. 13, 2007). 2 For the purposes of its petition, SLR uses June 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014, as the forecast year. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71037 documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8(b). Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than March 7, 2014, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. Each offer must be accompanied by a $1,600 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1117X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, and (2) Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill Thorp Reed, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Replies to the petition are due on or before December 17, 2013. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: November 21, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–28477 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35777] New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company, Inc.—Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment— Union Pacific Railroad Company New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company, Inc. (NOGC), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to continue to lease from Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and operate approximately 11.52 miles of rail line. The line consists of 7.02 miles of UP’s main line located between milepost 0.98 at Goldsboro, La., and milepost 8.00 near Westwego, La., and the 4.5-mile E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 71038 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Hooper Spur extending from Harvey Yard, at Harvey, La., south to the end of the spur at Bayou Street.1 NOGC and UP have recently entered into a First Supplement to their 2003 Lease Agreement that adds the following new provisions: (1) The lease term is extended from September 24, 2013, to September 23, 2023 (Section 1); (2) NOGC is permitted to construct a new yard on the leased premises (Section 2); and (3) NOGC is permitted to assess a surcharge on all NOGC traffic in order to undertake capital investments (Section 3). NOGC has certified that the Lease Agreement contains a provision that may limit future interchange at Westwego with a third-party connecting carrier by adjustment in the purchase price or rental (interchange commitment). Consequently, the Board’s new rules established in Information Required in Notices and Petitions Containing Interchange Commitments, EP 714 (STB served Sept. 5, 2013), require applicant to submit the additional information set forth at 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1). Applicant has provided that information.2 NOGC has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in NOGC’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier, but that its projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, NOGC is required, at least 60 days before this exemption is to become effective, to send notice of the transaction to the national offices of the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, post a copy of the notice at the workplace of the employees on the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it has done so. 49 CFR 1150.42(e). NOGC, concurrently with its notice of exemption, filed a petition for waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirement under § 1150.42(e), asserting that: (1) No UP employees will be affected because no UP employees have performed operations or maintenance on the line since 2003; and (2) no NOGC employees will be affected because NOGC will continue to provide the same service and maintenance on the line as it has been providing since the inception of the lease. NOGC’s 1 NOGC was granted authority to lease and operate the rail line in New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway—Lease Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad, FD 34411 (STB served Oct. 20, 2003). 2 Regarding § 1150.43(h)(1)(vi), NOGC states that, although there is no direct connection to a thirdparty railroad, BNSF Railway Company and the New Orleans Public Belt are located in very close proximity to the leased lines. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision. NOGC states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or shortly after the effective date of this transaction. The Board will establish in the decision on the waiver request the earliest date this transaction may be consummated. 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 December 5, 2013. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35777, 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 Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: November 21, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. 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[FR Doc. 2013–28490 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–M DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection: Resolution for Transactions Involving Treasury Securities 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 Resolution for Transactions Involving Treasury Securities. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 27, 2014 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: Resolution for Transactions Involving Treasury Securities. OMB Number: 1535–0117. Form Number: PD F 1010. Abstract: The information is collected to establish an official’s authority (by name and title) when conducting transactions involving Treasury Securities on behalf of an organization. Current Actions: Revision. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35777]


New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company, Inc.--Lease Exemption 
Containing Interchange Commitment--Union Pacific Railroad Company

    New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company, Inc. (NOGC), a Class III 
rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 
1150.41 to continue to lease from Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 
and operate approximately 11.52 miles of rail line. The line consists 
of 7.02 miles of UP's main line located between milepost 0.98 at 
Goldsboro, La., and milepost 8.00 near Westwego, La., and the 4.5-mile

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Hooper Spur extending from Harvey Yard, at Harvey, La., south to the 
end of the spur at Bayou Street.\1\
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    \1\ NOGC was granted authority to lease and operate the rail 
line in New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway--Lease Exemption--Union 
Pacific Railroad, FD 34411 (STB served Oct. 20, 2003).
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    NOGC and UP have recently entered into a First Supplement to their 
2003 Lease Agreement that adds the following new provisions: (1) The 
lease term is extended from September 24, 2013, to September 23, 2023 
(Section 1); (2) NOGC is permitted to construct a new yard on the 
leased premises (Section 2); and (3) NOGC is permitted to assess a 
surcharge on all NOGC traffic in order to undertake capital investments 
(Section 3).
    NOGC has certified that the Lease Agreement contains a provision 
that may limit future interchange at Westwego with a third-party 
connecting carrier by adjustment in the purchase price or rental 
(interchange commitment). Consequently, the Board's new rules 
established in Information Required in Notices and Petitions Containing 
Interchange Commitments, EP 714 (STB served Sept. 5, 2013), require 
applicant to submit the additional information set forth at 49 CFR 
1150.43(h)(1). Applicant has provided that information.\2\
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    \2\ Regarding Sec.  1150.43(h)(1)(vi), NOGC states that, 
although there is no direct connection to a third-party railroad, 
BNSF Railway Company and the New Orleans Public Belt are located in 
very close proximity to the leased lines.
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    NOGC has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result 
of this transaction will not result in NOGC's becoming a Class II or 
Class I rail carrier, but that its projected annual revenues will 
exceed $5 million. Accordingly, NOGC is required, at least 60 days 
before this exemption is to become effective, to send notice of the 
transaction to the national offices of the labor unions with employees 
on the affected lines, post a copy of the notice at the workplace of 
the employees on the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it 
has done so. 49 CFR 1150.42(e).
    NOGC, concurrently with its notice of exemption, filed a petition 
for waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirement under Sec.  
1150.42(e), asserting that: (1) No UP employees will be affected 
because no UP employees have performed operations or maintenance on the 
line since 2003; and (2) no NOGC employees will be affected because 
NOGC will continue to provide the same service and maintenance on the 
line as it has been providing since the inception of the lease. NOGC's 
waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision.
    NOGC states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or 
shortly after the effective date of this transaction. The Board will 
establish in the decision on the waiver request the earliest date this 
transaction may be consummated.
    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 December 5, 2013.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35777, 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 Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 655 
Fifteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: November 21, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-28472 Filed 11-26-13; 8:45 am]
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