Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Isle of Wight, Southampton, Greensville, and Brunswick Counties, VA., 76192 [2013-29781]

Download as PDF 76192 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2013 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES include discussion of the railroad’s absolute speed limits, speed restrictions based on physical characteristics, temporary speed restrictions, and any other restrictions commonly encountered. (3) Remind their employees that Federal railroad safety regulation, at 49 CFR 240.305(a)(2) and 242.403(e)(2), prohibits the operation of a locomotive or train at a speed which exceeds the maximum authorized speed by at least 10 mph. (4) Evaluate quarterly and 6-month reviews of operational testing data as required by 49 CFR 217.9. A railroad should consider increasing the frequency of operational testing where its reviews show any non-compliance with maximum authorized train speeds. A significant number of operational tests should be conducted on trains that are required to reduce speed by more than 20 mph from the maximum authorized train speed. Operational tests should use the reliable methods available, such as reviewing locomotive event recorder data and testing by radar to verify compliance with maximum authorized speeds. (5) Reinforce the importance of communication between train crewmembers located in the controlling locomotive, particularly during safety critical periods when multiple tasks are occurring (e.g., copying mandatory directives, closely approaching or passing fixed signals and/or cab signals at a reduced speed, approaching locations where the train’s movement authority is being restricted, during radio conversations with other employees or job briefings about track characteristics) and during extended periods of inactivity. FRA encourages all railroad industry members to take actions consistent with the preceding recommendations. FRA may modify this Safety Advisory 2013– 08, issue additional safety advisories, or take other appropriate action necessary to ensure the highest level of safety on the Nation’s railroads, including pursing other corrective measures under its rail safety authority. Issued in Washington, DC on December 10, 2013. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29762 Filed 12–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:51 Dec 13, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 359X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Isle of Wight, Southampton, Greensville, and Brunswick Counties, VA. On November 26, 2013, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over approximately 53.2 miles of rail line, extending from milepost FD 37.0 near Franklin to the end of the line at milepost FD 90.2 at Edgerton, in Isle of Wight, Southampton (including the independent City of Franklin), Greensville (including the independent City of Emporia), and Brunswick Counties, Va. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 23829, 23837, 23844, 23847, 23851, 23856, and 23868, and includes the stations of Lawrenceville, Edgerton, Kingsberry, Emporia, Green Plain, Drewryville, Capron, and Courtland. According to the petition, the Line is stub-ended and therefore not capable of handling overhead traffic. NSR states that, based on information in its possession, the Line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in NSR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest 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 March 14, 2014. Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment proceeding, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8(b). Any offer of financial assistance under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than March 24, 2014, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. Each offer must be PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 290 (SubNo. 359X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) Robert A. Wimbish, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Replies to the petition are due on or before January 6, 2014. 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 C.F.R. pt. 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 359X)]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Isle of Wight, Southampton, Greensville, and Brunswick 
Counties, VA.

    On November 26, 2013, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed 
with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 
U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to 
discontinue service over approximately 53.2 miles of rail line, 
extending from milepost FD 37.0 near Franklin to the end of the line at 
milepost FD 90.2 at Edgerton, in Isle of Wight, Southampton (including 
the independent City of Franklin), Greensville (including the 
independent City of Emporia), and Brunswick Counties, Va. (the Line). 
The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 23829, 23837, 
23844, 23847, 23851, 23856, and 23868, and includes the stations of 
Lawrenceville, Edgerton, Kingsberry, Emporia, Green Plain, Drewryville, 
Capron, and Courtland. According to the petition, the Line is stub-
ended and therefore not capable of handling overhead traffic.
    NSR states that, based on information in its possession, the Line 
does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in 
NSR's possession will be made available promptly to those requesting 
it.
    The interest 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 March 14, 2014.
    Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment 
proceeding, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions 
are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic 
documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8(b).
    Any offer of financial assistance under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to 
subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than March 24, 
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 
290 (Sub-No. 359X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Robert A. 
Wimbish, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20037. Replies to the petition are due on or before 
January 6, 2014.
    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 C.F.R. pt. 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 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: December 10, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-29781 Filed 12-13-13; 8:45 am]
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