Grainbelt Corporation-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company and Stillwater Central Railroad, LLC, 33803-33804 [2014-13768]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 113 / Thursday, June 12, 2014 / Notices enter and are not destroyed in the United States; (2) PHMSA does not issue a SP and exercises agency discretion to forgo enforcement of the HMR for the 15-mile overland transport; (3) PHMSA issues a SP, inspects the drums for HMR compliance prior to the arrival in Port Arthur, and requires any non-compliant or unsafe drums to be placed into salvage drums; and (4) PHMSA issues a SP for relief from the HMR. The Draft EA is available online at www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA–2014–0085. The Draft EA is also available on PHMSA’s Web site at http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/ port-arthur. The Draft EA is also available for inspection locally at the following public library: Port Arthur Public Library, 4615 9th Avenue (at Highway 73), Port Arthur, TX 77642, 409–985–8838. The anticipated delivery date to Port Arthur necessitates an abbreviated comment period of 10 days. Patrick D. Broe (Broe) and Sand Springs Holdings, LLC (Holdings) (collectively, Applicants), both noncarriers, have filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to acquire control of Sand Springs Railway Company (Sand Springs), a Class III railroad. Applicants state that Broe directly controls Holdings, OmniTRAX, Inc. (OmniTRAX), a noncarrier company that controls 12 Class III railroads,1 and BNS Holding, Inc. (BNS), a noncarrier that indirectly controls three Class III railroads.2 Applicants also state that Sheffield Steel Corporation (Sheffield), a noncarrier, currently controls Sand Springs. According to Applicants, Holdings and Sheffield have entered into an agreement 3 dated May 23, 2014, by which Holdings will acquire all of the stock of Sand Springs. Once that transaction is consummated, Broe and Holdings will control Sand Springs. Applicants intend to consummate this transaction on or shortly after June 26, 2014 (the effective date of the exemption, 30 days after the notice of exemption was filed). Applicants state that: (1) The rail lines operated by OmniTRAX’s and BNS’s railroads do not connect with the rail lines operated by Sand Springs; (2) this transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the rail lines operated by Sand Springs with any railroad in the OmniTRAX or BNS corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval acquirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323 pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the carriers involved are Class III carriers. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than June 19, 2014 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35829, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy must be served on Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 655 Fifteenth 1 Those 12 railroads are: Chicago Rail Link, LLC; Georgia Woodlands Railroad, LLC; Great Western Railway of Colorado, LLC; Manufacturers’ Junction Railway, LLC; Newburgh & South Shore Railroad, LLC; Northern Ohio & Western Railway, LLC; Panhandle Northern Railroad, LLC; Alliance Terminal Railroad, LLC; Fulton County Railway, LLC; Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, LLC; Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC; and Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad. 2 Those three railroads are: Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado Railway, LLC; Illinois Railway, LLC; and Georgia & Florida Railway, LLC. 3 A redacted version of the agreement between Holdings and Sheffield was filed with the notice of exemption. An unredacted version was filed concurrently under seal, along with a motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR 1104.14(b). That motion will be addressed in a separate decision. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2014. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–13685 Filed 6–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35829] rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Patrick D. Broe and Sand Springs Holdings, LLC—Acquisition of Control Exemption—Sand Springs Railway Company VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:18 Jun 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33803 Street NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: June 9, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–13775 Filed 6–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35831] Grainbelt Corporation—Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company and Stillwater Central Railroad, LLC BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Stillwater Central Railroad, LLC f/k/a Stillwater Central Railroad, Inc. (SLWC), pursuant to written trackage rights agreements dated April 1, 2014, and May 21, 2014, respectively, have each agreed to amend their trackage rights agreements with Grainbelt Corporation (GNBC),1 which together will allow GNBC to provide local service to a grain shuttle facility in Eldorado, Okla. (between Altus and Quanah). Specifically, BNSF is amending its trackage rights with GNBC regarding service over the connecting line between the connection with SLWC east of Long (milepost 668.73) and Quanah (milepost 723.30), and SLWC is amending its trackage rights with GNBC regarding service between Snyder Yard (milepost 664.00) and its connection with BNSF east of Long (milepost 668.73).2 1 GNBC already held overhead trackage rights granted by the predecessor of BNSF between Snyder Yard, Okla. (milepost 664.00) and Quanah, Tex. (milepost 723.30), under which GNBC has the right to interchange at Quanah with BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad Company. BNSF subsequently sold a portion of the subject trackage to SLWC. The original trackage rights were supplemented in 2009 to allow GNBC to operate between Snyder and Altus, Okla., with the right to perform limited local service at Long, Okla. See Grainbelt Corp.—Trackage Rights Exemption— BNSF Ry. & Stillwater Cent. R.R., FD 35332 (STB served Dec. 17, 2009). The trackage rights were further amended in 2013 to allow GNBC to provide local grain service to a shuttle facility at Headrick, Okla. See Grainbelt Corp.—Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Ry. & Stillwater Cent. R.R., FD 35719 (STB served Mar. 15, 2013). The original and supplemental trackage rights would not be affected by the amended trackage rights that are the subject of this proceeding. 2 Redacted versions of the trackage rights agreements between GNBC/BNSF and GNBC/SLWC E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM Continued 12JNN1 33804 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 113 / Thursday, June 12, 2014 / Notices The transaction may be consummated on or after June 26, 2014, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). The purpose of this transaction is to allow GNBC to provide local, single system service between the grain shippers located on GNBC, including GNBC’s affiliate, Farmrail Corporation, and the grain shuttle facility located at Eldorado. The parties’ agreements provide that the trackage rights will automatically expire on February 1, 2023.3 As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by June 19, 2014 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35831, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill, PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 9, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–13768 Filed 6–11–14; 8:45 am] rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P were filed with the notice of exemption. The full versions of the agreements, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), were concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. That motion will be addressed in a separate decision. 3 GNBC states that this filing is related to a simultaneously filed petition in Grainbelt Corporation—Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway & Stillwater Central Railroad, Docket No. 35831 (Sub-No. 1), for partial revocation of the exemption to permit the amended trackage rights to expire upon the expiration date of the previous amendment to the trackage rights, February 1, 2023. The Board will address that petition in a subsequent decision. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:18 Jun 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0379] Agency Information Collection (Time Record (Work-Study Program)) Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0379’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0379.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Time Record (Work-Study Program), VA Form 22–8690. OMB Control Number: 2900–0379. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 22–8690 is a time sheet report used by a supervisor and an eligible individual to record and report the number of hours completed by the trainee. The form should be submitted after the trainee completes at least 50 hours of work. VA uses the data collected to ensure that the amount of benefits payable to a claimant who is pursuing work-study is correct. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on February 28, 2014, at pages 11512– 11513. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments. Estimated Annual Burden: 5,705 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 68,460. Dated: June 9, 2014. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–13751 Filed 6–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0107] Proposed Information Collection (Certificate as to Assets) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to audit accountings of fiduciaries. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. 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[FR Doc No: 2014-13768]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35831]


Grainbelt Corporation--Trackage Rights Exemption--BNSF Railway 
Company and Stillwater Central Railroad, LLC

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Stillwater Central Railroad, LLC f/
k/a Stillwater Central Railroad, Inc. (SLWC), pursuant to written 
trackage rights agreements dated April 1, 2014, and May 21, 2014, 
respectively, have each agreed to amend their trackage rights 
agreements with Grainbelt Corporation (GNBC),\1\ which together will 
allow GNBC to provide local service to a grain shuttle facility in 
Eldorado, Okla. (between Altus and Quanah). Specifically, BNSF is 
amending its trackage rights with GNBC regarding service over the 
connecting line between the connection with SLWC east of Long (milepost 
668.73) and Quanah (milepost 723.30), and SLWC is amending its trackage 
rights with GNBC regarding service between Snyder Yard (milepost 
664.00) and its connection with BNSF east of Long (milepost 668.73).\2\
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    \1\ GNBC already held overhead trackage rights granted by the 
predecessor of BNSF between Snyder Yard, Okla. (milepost 664.00) and 
Quanah, Tex. (milepost 723.30), under which GNBC has the right to 
interchange at Quanah with BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad Company. 
BNSF subsequently sold a portion of the subject trackage to SLWC. 
The original trackage rights were supplemented in 2009 to allow GNBC 
to operate between Snyder and Altus, Okla., with the right to 
perform limited local service at Long, Okla. See Grainbelt Corp.--
Trackage Rights Exemption--BNSF Ry. & Stillwater Cent. R.R., FD 
35332 (STB served Dec. 17, 2009). The trackage rights were further 
amended in 2013 to allow GNBC to provide local grain service to a 
shuttle facility at Headrick, Okla. See Grainbelt Corp.--Trackage 
Rights Exemption--BNSF Ry. & Stillwater Cent. R.R., FD 35719 (STB 
served Mar. 15, 2013). The original and supplemental trackage rights 
would not be affected by the amended trackage rights that are the 
subject of this proceeding.
    \2\ Redacted versions of the trackage rights agreements between 
GNBC/BNSF and GNBC/SLWC were filed with the notice of exemption. The 
full versions of the agreements, as required by 49 CFR 
1180.6(a)(7)(ii), were concurrently filed under seal along with a 
motion for protective order. That motion will be addressed in a 
separate decision.

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    The transaction may be consummated on or after June 26, 2014, the 
effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was 
filed).
    The purpose of this transaction is to allow GNBC to provide local, 
single system service between the grain shippers located on GNBC, 
including GNBC's affiliate, Farmrail Corporation, and the grain shuttle 
facility located at Eldorado. The parties' agreements provide that the 
trackage rights will automatically expire on February 1, 2023.\3\
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    \3\ GNBC states that this filing is related to a simultaneously 
filed petition in Grainbelt Corporation--Trackage Rights Exemption--
BNSF Railway & Stillwater Central Railroad, Docket No. 35831 (Sub-
No. 1), for partial revocation of the exemption to permit the 
amended trackage rights to expire upon the expiration date of the 
previous amendment to the trackage rights, February 1, 2023. The 
Board will address that petition in a subsequent decision.
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    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk 
& Western Railway--Trackage Rights--Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 
I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway--Lease & 
Operate--California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it contains 
false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. 
Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed 
at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically 
stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed 
by June 19, 2014 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes 
effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35831, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each 
pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill, PLC, One Commerce 
Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: June 9, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-13768 Filed 6-11-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P