Grenada Railway LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo and Madison Counties, Miss., 702-703 [2013-31509]

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[FR Doc. 2013–31513 Filed 1–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–61–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1087 (Sub-No. 1X)] Grenada Railway LLC—Abandonment Exemption—in Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo and Madison Counties, Miss. On December 17, 2013, Grenada Railway LLC (GRYR) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon the southern segment of its line of railroad between milepost 626.1 near Elliott and milepost 703.8 near Canton, a distance of 77.7 miles in Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo, and Madison Counties, Miss.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 38925, 38967, 39176, 39192, 39063, 39079, 39146, and 39179, and includes the stations of Duck Hill, Eskridge, Winona, Vaiden, West, Durant, Goodman, Pickens, and Vaughan. GRYR states that the line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in GRYR’s possession regarding the line 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 April 4, 2014. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,600 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than January 27, 2014. Each trail request must be accompanied by a 1 GRYR was authorized to acquire this portion of the line sought to be abandoned from the Illinois Central Railroad Company in Grenada Railway, LLC—Acquisition & Operation Exemption—Illinois Central Railroad Company, Docket No. FD 35247 (STB served May 29, 2009). Originally, GRYR filed a petition for exemption to abandon the southern segment of the rail line, which included the line at issue here, in Grenada Railway LLC—Abandonment Exemption—in Grenada, Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo and Madison Counties, Miss., Docket No. AB 1087X. At GRYR’s request, the petition was withdrawn and the proceeding was discontinued in a decision served on November 10, 2011. GRYR states that the line had been embargoed since July 26, 2011, due to a bridge located at milepost 656.4 that remains in disrepair and that the embargo expired on July 26, 2013. GRYR filed a motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR 1104.14(b) to allow the filing under seal of GRYR’s profit and loss statements that are highly confidential that would not normally be made available to the public. The motion for a protective order was granted by a decision served on December 16, 2013. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 3 / Monday, January 6, 2014 / Notices $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1087 (SubNo. 1X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Fritz R. Kahn, Fritz R. Kahn, P.C., 1919 M Street NW. (7th Floor), Washington, DC 20036. Replies to the petition are due on or before January 27, 2014.2 Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR 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 the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: December 30, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–31509 Filed 1–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board SUMMARY: On January 2, 2014, the Board served an updated decision announcing the 2012 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation’s Class I railroads, taking into account BNSF Railway Company’s refiled R–1 report for 2012. Three carriers, BNSF Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate. DATES: Effective Date: This decision is effective on January 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Aguiar, (202) 245–0323. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is required to make an annual determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of return on net investment (ROI) equal to at least the current cost of capital for the railroad industry for 2012, determined to be 11.12% in Railroad Cost of Capital—2012, EP 558 (Sub-No. 16) (STB served Aug. 30, 2013). This revenue adequacy standard was applied to each Class I railroad. Three carriers, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate for 2012.1 The decision in this proceeding is posted on the Board’s Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Decided: December 31, 2013. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and Commissioner Mulvey. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–31572 Filed 1–3–14; 8:45 am] [Docket No. EP 552 (Sub-No. 17)] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Railroad Revenue Adequacy—2012 Determination AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of updated decision. 2 On December 27, 2013, Robert Riley filed a motion to reject the petition. Riley’s motion will be addressed in a separate Board decision. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jan 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 1 The Board determined the revenue adequacy for 2012 of each Class I railroad except BNSF in a decision served in this docket on October 17, 2013. Now that BNSF has refiled its R–1 reports for 2010– 2012 in compliance with the Board’s order in Western Coal Traffic League—Petition for Declaratory Order, FD 35506 (STB served July 25, 2013), the Board’s January 2, 2014 decision reflects that filing and includes a determination of BNSF’s revenue adequacy for 2012. The October 17, 2013 decision remains unchanged in all other respects. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 552 (Sub-No. 15)] Railroad Revenue Adequacy—2010 Determination AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of updated decision. SUMMARY: On January 2, 2014, the Board served an updated decision announcing the 2010 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation’s Class I railroads, taking into account BNSF Railway Company’s refiled R–1 report for 2010. One carrier, Union Pacific Railroad Company, was found to be revenue adequate. DATES: Effective Date: This decision is effective on January 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Aguiar, (202) 245–0323. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is required to make an annual determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of return on net investment (ROI) equal to at least the current cost of capital for the railroad industry for 2010, determined to be 11.03% in Railroad Cost of Capital—2010, EP 558 (Sub-No. 14) (STB served Oct. 3, 2011). This revenue adequacy standard was applied to each Class I railroad. One carrier, Union Pacific Railroad Company, was found to be revenue adequate for 2010.1 The decision in this proceeding is posted on the Board’s Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human 1 The Board determined the revenue adequacy for 2010 of each Class I railroad in a previous decision served in this docket on November 3, 2011. Now that BNSF Railway Company has refiled its R–1 reports for 2010–2012 in compliance with Western Coal Traffic League—Petition for Declaratory Order, FD 35506 (served July 25, 2013), the Board’s January 2, 2014 decision reflects that filing and includes a revised determination of BNSF’s revenue adequacy for 2010. The January 2, 2014 decision also replaces the name ‘‘Norfolk Southern Railway Company’’ with ‘‘Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries’’ and adds a footnote to accompany that change. The November 3, 2011 decision remains unchanged in all other aspects. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1087 (Sub-No. 1X)]


Grenada Railway LLC--Abandonment Exemption--in Montgomery, 
Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo and Madison Counties, Miss.

    On December 17, 2013, Grenada Railway LLC (GRYR) 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 abandon the 
southern segment of its line of railroad between milepost 626.1 near 
Elliott and milepost 703.8 near Canton, a distance of 77.7 miles in 
Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo, and Madison Counties, Miss.\1\ The 
line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 38925, 38967, 
39176, 39192, 39063, 39079, 39146, and 39179, and includes the stations 
of Duck Hill, Eskridge, Winona, Vaiden, West, Durant, Goodman, Pickens, 
and Vaughan.
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    \1\ GRYR was authorized to acquire this portion of the line 
sought to be abandoned from the Illinois Central Railroad Company in 
Grenada Railway, LLC--Acquisition & Operation Exemption--Illinois 
Central Railroad Company, Docket No. FD 35247 (STB served May 29, 
2009). Originally, GRYR filed a petition for exemption to abandon 
the southern segment of the rail line, which included the line at 
issue here, in Grenada Railway LLC--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Grenada, Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo and Madison Counties, 
Miss., Docket No. AB 1087X. At GRYR's request, the petition was 
withdrawn and the proceeding was discontinued in a decision served 
on November 10, 2011. GRYR states that the line had been embargoed 
since July 26, 2011, due to a bridge located at milepost 656.4 that 
remains in disrepair and that the embargo expired on July 26, 2013. 
GRYR filed a motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR 
1104.14(b) to allow the filing under seal of GRYR's profit and loss 
statements that are highly confidential that would not normally be 
made available to the public. The motion for a protective order was 
granted by a decision served on December 16, 2013.
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    GRYR states that the line does not contain federally granted 
rights-of-way. Any documentation in GRYR's possession regarding the 
line 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 April 4, 2014.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting 
the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,600 
filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment 
of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for 
other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public 
use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 
49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than January 27, 2014. Each trail 
request must be accompanied by a

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$250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27).
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1087 (Sub-No. 1X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Fritz R. 
Kahn, Fritz R. Kahn, P.C., 1919 M Street NW. (7th Floor), Washington, 
DC 20036. Replies to the petition are due on or before January 27, 
2014.\2\
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    \2\ On December 27, 2013, Robert Riley filed a motion to reject 
the petition. Riley's motion will be addressed in a separate Board 
decision.
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    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR 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 the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement 
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of 
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its 
preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will 
be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The 
deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 
30 days of its service.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: December 30, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-31509 Filed 1-3-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P