California High-Speed Rail Authority-Construction Exemption-In Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties, Cal., 7741 [2014-02689]

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[FR Doc. 2014–02713 Filed 2–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35724 (Sub-No. 1)] California High-Speed Rail Authority— Construction Exemption—In Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties, Cal. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES By petition filed on September 26, 2013, California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), a state agency formed in 1996, seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for authority to construct an approximately 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, Cal. (the Line).1 In a decision served December 20, 2013 (December 2013 decision), the Authority was required to notify all parties of record in the main docket (that is, Docket No. FD 35724, pertaining to construction of the Merced-to-Fresno HST segment) of its proposed transaction in this sub-docket (construction of the Fresno-toBakersfield HST segment) by providing them with a copy of the September 26, 2013 petition for exemption filed in this sub-docket, Docket No. 35724 (Sub-No. 1), as well as a copy of the Board’s December 2013 decision, by January 3, 2014, and to certify contemporaneously to the Board that it had done so. Those parties, and any other interested persons who wished to participate in this subdocket as a party of record, had until January 21, 2013, to notify the Board of their intent to participate in this subdocket as a party of record. The December 2013 decision also extended the deadline for comments on the transportation merits of the proposed 1 By decision served June 13, 2013, in California High-Speed Rail Authority—Construction Exemption—in Merced, Madera, & Fresno Counties, Cal., FD 35724 (the main docket), the Board granted an exemption for the Authority to construct the first 65-mile segment of the planned California HighSpeed Train System (HST System), between Merced and Fresno, California. The Line is the second segment of the proposed HST System. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Feb 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Fresno-to-Bakersfield Line construction to February 14, 2014. On January 2, 2014, the Authority submitted a certificate of service indicating that it had served copies of its petition for exemption filed in this proceeding and the Board’s December 2013 decision on ‘‘all parties of record in the main docket,’’ but listing the names of the parties of record in this sub-docket, rather than the main docket. On January 22, 2014, Citizens for California High-Speed Rail Accountability (CCHSRA) and Kings County Water District submitted separate comments, stating that the Authority had failed to comply with the Board’s order in that the Authority served the incorrect petition on the incorrect service list.2 Thereafter, the Authority corrected its error by submitting a revised certificate of service indicating that on January 24, 2014, the Authority served its September 26, 2013 petition and the December 2013 decision on all parties of record in the main docket. Because of the delay in providing notice to parties of the proposed transaction, the deadline for interested persons to notify the Board of their intent to participate in this sub-docket as a party of record will be extended to February 11, 2014. The deadline for comments on the transportation merits of the proposed Fresno-to-Bakersfield Line construction will be extended to March 7, 2014. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. It is ordered: 1. Any person who wishes to participate in this proceeding as a party of record must file with the Board a notice of intent to participate by February 11, 2014. 2. Replies to the petition for exemption are due by March 7, 2014. 3. This decision will be published in the Federal Register. 4. This decision is effective on its service date. Decided: February 3, 2014. 2 CCHSRA also re-raises arguments previously asserted in this case that (1) the deadline for comments on the transportation merits of the proposed transaction should be postponed until after the Final EIR/EIS is adopted, and (2) the Board must require the Authority to provide actual notice of this proceeding by mail to all affected landowners. These arguments were addressed in the Board’s December 2013 decision, and CCHSRA has not demonstrated any material error or changed circumstances, or provided any new evidence, warranting a different conclusion on those issues. PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7741 By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–02689 Filed 2–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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)). 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35724 (Sub-No. 1)]


California High-Speed Rail Authority--Construction Exemption--In 
Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties, Cal.

    By petition filed on September 26, 2013, California High-Speed Rail 
Authority (Authority), a state agency formed in 1996, seeks an 
exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 
49 U.S.C. 10901 for authority to construct an approximately 114-mile 
high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, Cal. 
(the Line).\1\
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    \1\ By decision served June 13, 2013, in California High-Speed 
Rail Authority--Construction Exemption--in Merced, Madera, & Fresno 
Counties, Cal., FD 35724 (the main docket), the Board granted an 
exemption for the Authority to construct the first 65-mile segment 
of the planned California High-Speed Train System (HST System), 
between Merced and Fresno, California. The Line is the second 
segment of the proposed HST System.
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    In a decision served December 20, 2013 (December 2013 decision), 
the Authority was required to notify all parties of record in the main 
docket (that is, Docket No. FD 35724, pertaining to construction of the 
Merced-to-Fresno HST segment) of its proposed transaction in this sub-
docket (construction of the Fresno-to-Bakersfield HST segment) by 
providing them with a copy of the September 26, 2013 petition for 
exemption filed in this sub-docket, Docket No. 35724 (Sub-No. 1), as 
well as a copy of the Board's December 2013 decision, by January 3, 
2014, and to certify contemporaneously to the Board that it had done 
so. Those parties, and any other interested persons who wished to 
participate in this sub-docket as a party of record, had until January 
21, 2013, to notify the Board of their intent to participate in this 
sub-docket as a party of record. The December 2013 decision also 
extended the deadline for comments on the transportation merits of the 
proposed Fresno-to-Bakersfield Line construction to February 14, 2014.
    On January 2, 2014, the Authority submitted a certificate of 
service indicating that it had served copies of its petition for 
exemption filed in this proceeding and the Board's December 2013 
decision on ``all parties of record in the main docket,'' but listing 
the names of the parties of record in this sub-docket, rather than the 
main docket.
    On January 22, 2014, Citizens for California High-Speed Rail 
Accountability (CCHSRA) and Kings County Water District submitted 
separate comments, stating that the Authority had failed to comply with 
the Board's order in that the Authority served the incorrect petition 
on the incorrect service list.\2\
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    \2\ CCHSRA also re-raises arguments previously asserted in this 
case that (1) the deadline for comments on the transportation merits 
of the proposed transaction should be postponed until after the 
Final EIR/EIS is adopted, and (2) the Board must require the 
Authority to provide actual notice of this proceeding by mail to all 
affected landowners. These arguments were addressed in the Board's 
December 2013 decision, and CCHSRA has not demonstrated any material 
error or changed circumstances, or provided any new evidence, 
warranting a different conclusion on those issues.
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    Thereafter, the Authority corrected its error by submitting a 
revised certificate of service indicating that on January 24, 2014, the 
Authority served its September 26, 2013 petition and the December 2013 
decision on all parties of record in the main docket.
    Because of the delay in providing notice to parties of the proposed 
transaction, the deadline for interested persons to notify the Board of 
their intent to participate in this sub-docket as a party of record 
will be extended to February 11, 2014. The deadline for comments on the 
transportation merits of the proposed Fresno-to-Bakersfield Line 
construction will be extended to March 7, 2014.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
    It is ordered:
    1. Any person who wishes to participate in this proceeding as a 
party of record must file with the Board a notice of intent to 
participate by February 11, 2014.
    2. Replies to the petition for exemption are due by March 7, 2014.
    3. This decision will be published in the Federal Register.
    4. This decision is effective on its service date.

    Decided: February 3, 2014.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-02689 Filed 2-7-14; 8:45 am]
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