Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Scott County, Iowa, 77791-77792 [2013-30635]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices 62385, November 27, 2009). The average theft rate for the Cadillac CTS vehicle line, based on NHTSA’s theft data, using 3 MYs theft data (MYs 2009-Preliminary 2011) is 1.3508. GM further stated that it believes that PASS-Key III+ devices will be more effective in deterring theft than the parts-marking requirements and that the agency should find that inclusion of the PASS-Key III+ device on the Cadillac SRX vehicle line is sufficient to qualify it for full exemption from the partsmarking requirements. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 33106 and 49 CFR 543.7(b), the agency grants a petition for exemption from the partsmarking requirements of Part 541, either in whole or in part, if it determines that, based upon substantial evidence, the standard equipment antitheft device is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of Part 541. The agency finds that GM has provided adequate reasons for its belief that the antitheft device for the Cadillac SRX vehicle line is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. This conclusion is based on the information GM provided about its device. The agency concludes that the device will provide four of the five types of performance listed in § 543.6(a)(3): promoting activation; preventing defeat or circumvention of the device by unauthorized persons; preventing operation of the vehicle by unauthorized entrants; and ensuring the reliability and durability of the device. GM’s proposed device lacks an audible or visible alarm. Therefore, this device cannot perform one of the functions listed in 49 CFR Part 543.6(a)(3), that is, to call attention to unauthorized attempts to enter or move the vehicle. Based on comparison of the reduction in the theft rates of Chevrolet Corvettes using a passive antitheft device along with an audible/visible alarm system to the reduction in theft rates for the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird models equipped with a passive antitheft device without an alarm, GM finds that the lack of an alarm or attention-attracting device does not compromise the theft deterrent performance of a device such as the PASS-Key III+ device. In these instances, the agency has concluded that the lack of an audible or visible alarm has not prevented these antitheft devices from being effective protection against theft. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Based on the evidence submitted by GM, the agency believes that the antitheft device for the Cadillac SRX vehicle line is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the partsmarking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. For the foregoing reasons, the agency hereby grants in full GM’s petition for exemption for the Cadillac SRX vehicle line from the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR Part 541, beginning with the 2015 model year vehicles. The agency notes that 49 CFR Part 541, Appendix A–1, identifies those lines that are exempted from the Theft Prevention Standard for a given model year. 49 CFR part 543.7(f) contains publication requirements incident to the disposition of all Part 543 petitions. Advanced listing, including the release of future product nameplates, the beginning model year for which the petition is granted and a general description of the antitheft device is necessary in order to notify law enforcement agencies of new vehicle lines exempted from the parts marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. If GM decides not to use the exemption for this line, it must formally notify the agency. If such a decision is made, the line must be fully marked according to the requirements under 49 CFR parts 541.5 and 541.6 (marking of major component parts and replacement parts). NHTSA notes that if GM wishes in the future to modify the device on which this exemption is based, the company may have to submit a petition to modify the exemption. Part 543.7(d) states that a Part 543 exemption applies only to vehicles that belong to a line exempted under this part and equipped with the antitheft device on which the line’s exemption is based. Further, Part 543.9(c)(2) provides for the submission of petitions ‘‘to modify an exemption to permit the use of an antitheft device similar to but differing from the one specified in that exemption.’’ The agency wishes to minimize the administrative burden that Part 543.9(c)(2) could place on exempted vehicle manufacturers and itself. The agency did not intend in drafting Part 543 to require the submission of a modification petition for every change to the components or design of an antitheft device. The significance of many such changes could be de minimis. Therefore, NHTSA suggests that if the manufacturer contemplates making any changes, the effects of which might be characterized as de minimis, it should consult the agency PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77791 before preparing and submitting a petition to modify. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2013–30596 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 337 (Sub-No. 7X)] Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation—Abandonment Exemption—in Scott County, Iowa Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation d/b/a Canadian Pacific (DM&E) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.66-mile line of railroad referred to as Blackhawk Spur, between milepost 0.33+/¥ and milepost 0.99 +/ ¥ in Scott County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 52802. DM&E has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Line can be and has been rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint has been 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 and no such complaint is either 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 January 23, 2014, unless stayed pending E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 77792 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by January 3, 2014. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 13, 2014, 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 DM&E’s representative: W. Karl Hansen, Leonard, Street and Deinard, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. DM&E has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by December 27, 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 1– 800–877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. 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), DM&E 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 DM&E’s filing of a notice of consummation by December 24, 2014, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. 1 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. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 19, 2013. By the Board. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–30635 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Comptroller of the Currency [Docket ID OCC–2013–0014] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM [Docket No. OP–1465] FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2013–0029] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71134; File No. S7–08–13] Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (‘‘OCC’’); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (‘‘Board’’); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘‘FDIC’’); National Credit Union Administration (‘‘NCUA’’); Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (‘‘CFPB’’); and Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’). ACTION: Proposed interagency policy statement; extension of comment period. AGENCIES: On October 25, 2013, the OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, CFPB, and SEC (collectively, the ‘‘Agencies’’) published in the Federal Register a joint notice of a proposed interagency policy statement establishing standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities they regulate.1 To allow the public more time to SUMMARY: 1 78 PO 00000 FR 64052 (October 25, 2013). Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consider the proposed assessment standards, the Agencies have determined that an extension of the comment period to February 7, 2014, is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the interagency policy statement and prepare their comments. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the methods identified in the proposed interagency policy statement. To avoid duplication, the Agencies request that commenters not submit the same comment to more than one Agency. The Agencies will share comments with each other, as appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OCC: Joyce Cofield, Executive Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (202) 649–6460 or Karen McSweeney, Counsel, Law Department, at (202) 649–6295, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. BOARD: Sheila Clark, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at (202) 452– 2883; or Katherine Wheatley, Associate General Counsel, Legal Division, at (202) 452–3779. FDIC: Melodee Brooks, Senior Deputy Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, (703) 562–6090; Henry R.F. Griffin, Assistant General Counsel, (703) 562–6404; or Michelle M. Borzillo, Senior Counsel, (703) 562–6083; or Robert Lee, Counsel, (703) 562–2020, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429–0002. NCUA: Tawana James, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (703) 518–1650, or Cynthia Vaughn, Diversity Outreach Program Analyst, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (703) 518–1653, or Steven W. Widerman, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel, at (703) 518– 6540. CFPB: Stuart Ishimaru, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (202) 435–9012, or ToQuyen Truong, Deputy General Counsel, Legal Division at (202) 435–7434, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. SEC: Pamela A. Gibbs, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, (202) 551–6046, or Tracey L. McNeil, Counsel, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, (202) 551–3392, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 25, 2013, the proposed E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 337 (Sub-No. 7X)]


Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation--Abandonment 
Exemption--in Scott County, Iowa

    Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation d/b/a Canadian 
Pacific (DM&E) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 
part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.66-mile line of 
railroad referred to as Blackhawk Spur, between milepost 0.33+/- and 
milepost 0.99 +/- in Scott County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses 
United States Postal Service Zip Code 52802.
    DM&E has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Line can 
be and has been rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint has 
been 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 and no such complaint is either 
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 January 23, 2014, unless stayed pending

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reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 
issues,\1\ formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 
1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 
1152.29 must be filed by January 3, 2014. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by January 13, 2014, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ 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.
    \2\ 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 
DM&E's representative: W. Karl Hansen, Leonard, Street and Deinard, 150 
South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    DM&E has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by December 27, 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 1-800-877-8339. Comments on environmental and historic 
preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes 
available to the public.
    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), DM&E 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 DM&E's filing of a notice of 
consummation by December 24, 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: December 19, 2013.

    By the Board.
Rachel D. Campbell,
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-30635 Filed 12-23-13; 8:45 am]
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