City of Belfast, Me.-Abandonment Exemption-in Belfast, Me., 5019-5020 [2014-01884]

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[FR Doc. 2014–01854 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1109X] City of Belfast, Me.—Abandonment Exemption—in Belfast, Me. On January 10, 2014,1 the city of Belfast, Maine (the City) 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 abandon approximately 2.0 miles of rail line known as the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad, extending between milepost 0.33 in downtown Belfast at the U.S. Route 1 overpass and milepost 2.33, located approximately at Oak Hill Road in the City of Belfast, Waldo County, Me. (the Line). The Line 1 The City originally submitted a verified notice of exemption seeking abandonment of the Line on June 25, 2013. However, this abandonment proceeding was held in abeyance on August 13, 2013, to permit the City to seek the requisite regulatory authority to acquire the Line. City of Belfast, Me.—Acquis. Exemption—Certain Assets of Belfast & Moosehead Lake R.R., FD 35766 (STB Served Dec. 26, 2013). The acquisition exemption sought by the City in Docket No. FD 35766 became effective on January 9, 2014. On December 9, 2013, the City filed a verified statement and amendment in Docket No. AB 1109X asking the Board to convert the notice of exemption seeking abandonment into a petition for abandonment. By publication of this notice, the abandonment proceeding is removed from abeyance, and the petition for abandonment is deemed to have been filed on January 10, 2014. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 5020 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 04915 and includes the station of City Point at milepost 2.16.2 The City states that, based on information in its possession, the Line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in the City’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 issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued no later than April 30, 2014. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than May 9, 2014, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. 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 February 19, 2014.3 Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1109X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Kristin M. Collins, Kelly & Collins, LLC, 96 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915. Replies to the petition are due on or before February 19, 2014. 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 2 The City states that there has been no freight traffic on the Line since 1990. 3 The City states that it has determined that the best use of the line is a scenic recreational walking and bicycling trail and asks the Board to issue a notice of interim trail use (NITU). It is well established that OFAs to acquire rail lines for continued rail service or to subsidize rail operations take priority over interim trail use/rail banking. See, e.g., Mid-Michigan R.R.—Aban. Exemption—In Kent, Ionia, & Montcalm Cntys., Mich., AB 364 (Sub-No. 12X) (STB served Apr. 4, 2008). Thus, any NITU the Board may issue cannot take effect until after the OFA process has been allowed to proceed. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 to the full abandonment or 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. 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). The EA in this abandonment proceeding was made available on January 24, 2014. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA is February 3, 2014. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: January 27, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–01884 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB 1095 (Sub-No. 1)] Paulsboro Refining Company LLC— Adverse Abandonment—In Gloucester County, NJ. On January 10, 2014, Paulsboro Refining Company LLC (PRC) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 10903, requesting that the Surface Transportation Board (Board) authorize the third-party or adverse abandonment of approximately 5.8 miles of rail line (the Line) owned by PRC and currently operated by SMS Rail Service, Inc. (SMS). The Line is in Gloucester County, N.J., and traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 08066. There are no mileposts or stations associated with the Line. The application is available on the Board’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov, or a copy can be secured from applicant’s counsel, whose name and address appear below. PRC owns a 970-acre refinery in Paulsboro, N.J. Within this facility, it owns the Line, which consists of approximately 5.8 miles of railroad tracks. SMS has provided service over the Line since August 2000, when it PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entered into an operating agreement with the facility’s prior owner, Valero Refining Company—New Jersey (ValeroNJ).1 Under the agreement, as amended, SMS provides common carrier service by interchanging traffic with Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), on behalf of Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). SMS also provides plant switching services under the agreement. PRC states that it no longer needs or seeks to use the common carrier services of SMS, and it wishes to receive its common carrier service from NSR, CSXT, or their agent Conrail, and to have its internal switching performed by a noncarrier switching contractor. PRC states that SMS currently serves only it and, to a minor extent, ExxonMobil Corporation (ExxonMobil). PRC adds that ExxonMobil ‘‘can also be served by PRC’s contract switching carrier’’ and does not object to the abandonment. PRC advises that it has given SMS proper notice of termination, as provided by their contract, but that SMS has refused to vacate the Line or file for abandonment authority to terminate its operations. According to PRC, it filed the instant application to remove Board jurisdiction from SMS’s operation of the Line so that PRC can proceed to evict SMS under New Jersey state law. In a decision served in this proceeding on July 26, 2012, PRC was granted exemptions from several statutory provisions as well as waivers of certain Board regulations at 49 CFR part 1152 that were not relevant to its adverse abandonment application or that sought information not available to it. Specifically, PRC was granted waivers of certain requirements pertaining to the notice of intent prescribed at 49 CFR 1152.21; exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10903(c) and waiver of 49 CFR 1152.22(a)(5) pertaining to System Diagram Maps; waiver of 49 CFR 1152.20(a)(2)(x) that notice be served on Amtrak; waiver of 49 CFR 1152.20(a)(2)(xii) that notice be served on the headquarters of all duly certified labor organizations; exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10903(a)(3)(B) and waiver of 49 CFR 1152.20(a)(3) concerning posting the notice of intent; waiver of 49 CFR 1152.33(d) pertaining to revenue and cost data; waiver of 49 CFR 1152.22(i) concerning the wording of this notice; exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10904 and waiver of 49 CFR 1152.27, which govern an offer of financial assistance (OFA) to continue common 1 See SMS Rail Service—Acquis. and Operation Exemption—Valero Refining Co.—N. J., FD 33927 (STB served Sept. 22, 2000). E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1109X]


City of Belfast, Me.--Abandonment Exemption--in Belfast, Me.

    On January 10, 2014,\1\ the city of Belfast, Maine (the City) 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 abandon approximately 2.0 miles of rail line known as 
the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad, extending between milepost 
0.33 in downtown Belfast at the U.S. Route 1 overpass and milepost 
2.33, located approximately at Oak Hill Road in the City of Belfast, 
Waldo County, Me. (the Line). The Line

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traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 04915 and includes the 
station of City Point at milepost 2.16.\2\
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    \1\ The City originally submitted a verified notice of exemption 
seeking abandonment of the Line on June 25, 2013. However, this 
abandonment proceeding was held in abeyance on August 13, 2013, to 
permit the City to seek the requisite regulatory authority to 
acquire the Line. City of Belfast, Me.--Acquis. Exemption--Certain 
Assets of Belfast & Moosehead Lake R.R., FD 35766 (STB Served Dec. 
26, 2013). The acquisition exemption sought by the City in Docket 
No. FD 35766 became effective on January 9, 2014. On December 9, 
2013, the City filed a verified statement and amendment in Docket 
No. AB 1109X asking the Board to convert the notice of exemption 
seeking abandonment into a petition for abandonment. By publication 
of this notice, the abandonment proceeding is removed from abeyance, 
and the petition for abandonment is deemed to have been filed on 
January 10, 2014.
    \2\ The City states that there has been no freight traffic on 
the Line since 1990.
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    The City states that, based on information in its possession, the 
Line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in the City'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 issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued no later than April 30, 2014.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
will be due no later than May 9, 2014, or 10 days after service of a 
decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. 
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 February 19, 2014.\3\ Each 
trail use request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(27).
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    \3\ The City states that it has determined that the best use of 
the line is a scenic recreational walking and bicycling trail and 
asks the Board to issue a notice of interim trail use (NITU). It is 
well established that OFAs to acquire rail lines for continued rail 
service or to subsidize rail operations take priority over interim 
trail use/rail banking. See, e.g., Mid-Michigan R.R.--Aban. 
Exemption--In Kent, Ionia, & Montcalm Cntys., Mich., AB 364 (Sub-No. 
12X) (STB served Apr. 4, 2008). Thus, any NITU the Board may issue 
cannot take effect until after the OFA process has been allowed to 
proceed.
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1109X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Kristin M. Collins, 
Kelly & Collins, LLC, 96 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915. Replies to the 
petition are due on or before February 19, 2014.
    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 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.
    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). The EA in this abandonment proceeding was made 
available on January 24, 2014. The deadline for submission of comments 
on the EA is February 3, 2014.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: January 27, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-01884 Filed 1-29-14; 8:45 am]
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