East Broad Top Connecting Railroad-Operation Exemption-East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association, 34564-34565 [2014-14133]

Download as PDF 34564 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices The FTA, as the lead federal agency, in cooperation with FDOT published a NOI in the Federal Register on September 2, 2008 (73 FR 51338) to prepare an EIS for improved transit services in the Central Broward EastWest Corridor between Sawgrass Mills/ Bank Atlantic Center and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport through Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Since that time, FTA and the FDOT have decided to re-evaluate the transportation improvement project in terms of scope and alternatives beyond what was originally considered. Therefore, the FTA has determined that the NOI for the EIS will be rescinded. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to FTA at the address provided above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Yvette G. Taylor, Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administration Region IV, June 11, 2014. [FR Doc. 2014–14089 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35823] East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Kovalchick Salvage Corporation tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association (the Association), a noncarrier, filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire and operate a line of railroad (the Line) near Mt. Union, Pa. The Line consists of two segments: (1) The Mount Union Industrial Track (MUIT), extending between Railroad milepost 0.2, immediately west of the point of switch at Railroad Station 4085+96 at the junction with Norfolk Southern Railway (NSR) at Mt. Union, Pa., to the end of the track at milepost 1.4 at Railroad Station 4025+00, and (2) the original East Broad Top Main Line (EBT) extending from its connection with the MUIT at MUIT milepost 1.1, MUIT Railroad Station 4038+39 (EBT milepost 1.1, EBT Railroad Station 77+57) to EBT milepost 4.4.1 1 As set forth later in this notice, the Association acquired the Line in 2013 but only now is seeking Board authority for its acquisition. Also, a clarification filed by the Association and the East Broad Top Connecting Railroad (EBTCR) on May 30, 2014, corrects the mileposts of the EBT. A further clarification filed on June 3, 2014, confirms that the portion of the MUIT acquired by the Association extends between mileposts 0.2 and 1.4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Line was formerly owned by the Kovalchick Salvage Corp. (KOVC) 2 and now is owned by the Association. The Association acquired the Line from KOVC in 2013 and belatedly seeks Board authority for that acquisition now. The Association states that no common carrier service has been provided over the MUIT since Conrail filed for abandonment in 1997. The Association also states that no common carrier freight rail service has been provided over the EBT in many years. The Association states that it will enter into an operating agreement with a newly formed Class III common carrier, EBTCR, to operate over the Line.3 This includes providing service over the EBT when that trackage becomes capable of handling standard gauge cars following conversion of the EBT from a narrow gauge line to dual gauge. The Association states that the Line has a physical connection with NSR at milepost 0.2, there are no other connections with common carrier railroads, and there is no agreement containing any provision imposing interchange commitments or restricting the Association’s ability to interchange traffic with other carriers. The Association certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. This exemption will become effective on July 3, 2014 (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed).4 If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption As corrected, therefore, the verified notice pertains to the portion of the MUIT acquired by the Association between milepost 0.2 and milepost 1.4 (1.2 miles) and the portion of the EBT acquired by the Association between its connection with the MUIT at MUIT milepost 1.1 (EBT milepost 1.1) and EBT milepost 4.4 (3.3 miles), for a total distance of 4.5 miles. 2 The MUIT was owned by Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) and purchased by KOVC pursuant to an offer of financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. § 10904. See Consol. Rail Corp.—Aban.— Huntingdon Cnty., Pa., AB 167 (Sub-No. 1175) (STB served Apr. 10, 1997). In 1956, the EBT was authorized for abandonment, see E. Broad Top R.R. & Coal Co. Abandonment, 295 I.C.C. 814 (1956), and apparently purchased by the then-owner of KOVC, see Tex. & Okla. R.R.—Acquis. & Operation Exemption—Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Ry., FD 31870, at n.13 (ICC served April 20, 1992) (describing how East Broad Top Railroad ceased freight operations and was ‘‘shut down’’ in 1956 by its then-owner and subsequently was purchased by the then-owner of KOVC). 3 On March 20, 2014, EBTCR filed a verified notice of exemption seeking authority to operate over the Line in East Broad Top Connecting Railroad—Operating Exemption—East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Ass’n, Docket No. FD 35811. 4 The verified notice is deemed to have been filed on June 3, 2014, the date of the Association’s and EBTCR’s second clarification. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 26, 2014 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35823, 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 John D. Heffner, Strasburger & Price, LLP, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 717, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Dated: June 12, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–14134 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35811] East Broad Top Connecting Railroad— Operation Exemption—East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association East Broad Top Connecting Railroad (EBTCR), a noncarrier, filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate a line of railroad (the Line) owned by the East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association (the Association) 1 totaling approximately 4.5 miles near Mt. Union, Pa. The Line consists of two segments: (1) The Mount Union Industrial Track (MUIT), extending between Railroad milepost 0.2, immediately west of the point of switch at Railroad Station 4085+96 at the junction with Norfolk Southern Railway (NSR) at Mt. Union, Pa., to the end of the track at milepost 1.4 at Railroad Station 4025+00, and (2) the original East Broad Top Main Line (EBT) extending from its connection with the MUIT at MUIT milepost 1.1, MUIT Railroad Station 4038+39 (EBT 1 In East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Ass’n— Acquisition & Operation Exemption—Kovalchick Salvage Corp., Docket No. FD 35823, the Association is belatedly seeking authority to acquire and operate the Line, which it purchased from Kovalchick Salvage Corp. in 2013. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES milepost 1.1, EBT Railroad Station 77+57) to EBT milepost 4.4.2 EBTCR states that, once this notice becomes effective, EBTCR will provide all common carrier railroad service over the Line connecting with and interchanging traffic with NSR. This transaction may be consummated on or after July 3, 2014 (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed).3 EBTCR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction would not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. 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 26, 2014 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35811, 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 John D. Heffner, Strasburger & Price, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 717, Washington, DC 20036. 2 A clarification filed by the Association and EBTCR on May 30, 2014, corrects the mileposts of the EBT. A further clarification filed on June 3, 2014, confirms that the portion of the MUIT acquired by the Association extends between mileposts 0.2 and 1.4. As corrected, therefore, the verified notice pertains to the portion of the MUIT acquired by the Association between milepost 0.2 and milepost 1.4 (1.2 miles) and the portion of the EBT acquired by the Association between its connection with the MUIT at MUIT milepost 1.1 (EBT milepost 1.1) and EBT milepost 4.4 (3.3 miles), for a total distance of 4.5 miles. Although the June 3, 2014 clarification indicates that EBTCR seeks operating authority over an additional segment of the MUIT between mileposts 0.0 and 0.2, according to the parties that segment is outside the portion acquired by the Association, and the operating agreement filed by the parties here (see note 3 below) does not include it. Therefore, it is not included within the scope of this notice. 3 By decision served on March 27, 2014, the Board held publication of the notice in the Federal Register and effectiveness of this exemption in abeyance pending further filings by EBTCR. On May 20, 2014, EBTCR filed a copy of the operating agreement between it and the Association, see Anthony Macrie—Continuance in Control Exemption—N.J. Seashore Lines, Inc., FD 35296, slip op. at 3–4 (STB served Aug. 31, 2010), and stated that it will e-file copies of the signature pages of the agreement when they are executed. The Association and EBTCR subsequently filed their May 30 and June 3 clarifications. The verified notice therefore is deemed to have been filed on June 3, 2014, the date of the second clarification. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Dated: June 12, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–14133 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Blocking and Addition to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List of Three Individuals and One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13469 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of three individuals and one entity whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13469 ‘‘Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe.’’ DATES: The blocking and addition to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (‘‘SDN List’’) of the three individuals and one entity identified in this notice was effective as of April 17, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (www.treasury.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. Background On March 6, 2003, the President, invoking the authority of, inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S. C. 1701–06) (‘‘IEEPA’’) issued Executive Order 13288 (68 FR 11457, March 10, 2003). In Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the threat posed by the actions and PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 34565 policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions, contributing to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region. On July 25, 2008, the President found that the continued actions and policies of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions to commit acts of violence and other human rights abuses against political opponents, and to engage in public corruption, including by misusing public authority, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States and issued Executive Order 13469. Executive Order 13469 authorized the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to designate additional persons determined to meet the criteria set forth therein. On April 17, 2014, the Acting Director of OFAC, in consultation with the State Department, determined that the individuals and entity identified below met the criteria of Executive Order 13469 and, accordingly, blocked their property and interests in property and added them to the SDN List. Individuals 1. PA, Sam (a.k.a. HUI, Samo; a.k.a. JINGHUA, Xu; a.k.a. KING, Sam; a.k.a. KYUNG–WHA, Tsui; a.k.a. LEUNG, Ghiu Ka; a.k.a. MENEZES, Antonio Famtosonghiu Sampo); DOB 28 Feb 1958; nationality China; citizen Angola; alt. citizen United Kingdom; Passport C234897(0) (United Kingdom) (individual) [ZIMBABWE]. 2. ZERENIE, Jimmy; nationality Singapore; Passport E0840452D (Singapore); Identification Number 264/2005 (Singapore) (individual) [ZIMBABWE]. 3. MUDEDE, Tobaiwa (a.k.a. ‘‘TONNETH’’); DOB 22 Dec 1942; Registrar General (individual) [ZIMBABWE]. Entity 1. SINO ZIM DEVELOPMENT (PVT) LTD (a.k.a. SINO ZIM HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD; a.k.a. SINO ZIMBABWE COTTON HOLDINGS), 3rd Floor, Livingstone House, 48 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe; PO Box 7520, Harare, Zimbabwe; Telephone: (04) 710043 [ZIMBABWE]. Dated: May 22, 2014. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2014–14112 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35811]


East Broad Top Connecting Railroad--Operation Exemption--East 
Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association

    East Broad Top Connecting Railroad (EBTCR), a noncarrier, filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate a line of 
railroad (the Line) owned by the East Broad Top Railroad Preservation 
Association (the Association) \1\ totaling approximately 4.5 miles near 
Mt. Union, Pa. The Line consists of two segments: (1) The Mount Union 
Industrial Track (MUIT), extending between Railroad milepost 0.2, 
immediately west of the point of switch at Railroad Station 4085+96 at 
the junction with Norfolk Southern Railway (NSR) at Mt. Union, Pa., to 
the end of the track at milepost 1.4 at Railroad Station 4025+00, and 
(2) the original East Broad Top Main Line (EBT) extending from its 
connection with the MUIT at MUIT milepost 1.1, MUIT Railroad Station 
4038+39 (EBT

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milepost 1.1, EBT Railroad Station 77+57) to EBT milepost 4.4.\2\
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    \1\ In East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Ass'n--Acquisition & 
Operation Exemption--Kovalchick Salvage Corp., Docket No. FD 35823, 
the Association is belatedly seeking authority to acquire and 
operate the Line, which it purchased from Kovalchick Salvage Corp. 
in 2013.
    \2\ A clarification filed by the Association and EBTCR on May 
30, 2014, corrects the mileposts of the EBT. A further clarification 
filed on June 3, 2014, confirms that the portion of the MUIT 
acquired by the Association extends between mileposts 0.2 and 1.4. 
As corrected, therefore, the verified notice pertains to the portion 
of the MUIT acquired by the Association between milepost 0.2 and 
milepost 1.4 (1.2 miles) and the portion of the EBT acquired by the 
Association between its connection with the MUIT at MUIT milepost 
1.1 (EBT milepost 1.1) and EBT milepost 4.4 (3.3 miles), for a total 
distance of 4.5 miles. Although the June 3, 2014 clarification 
indicates that EBTCR seeks operating authority over an additional 
segment of the MUIT between mileposts 0.0 and 0.2, according to the 
parties that segment is outside the portion acquired by the 
Association, and the operating agreement filed by the parties here 
(see note 3 below) does not include it. Therefore, it is not 
included within the scope of this notice.
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    EBTCR states that, once this notice becomes effective, EBTCR will 
provide all common carrier railroad service over the Line connecting 
with and interchanging traffic with NSR.
    This transaction may be consummated on or after July 3, 2014 (30 
days after the verified notice of exemption was filed).\3\
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    \3\ By decision served on March 27, 2014, the Board held 
publication of the notice in the Federal Register and effectiveness 
of this exemption in abeyance pending further filings by EBTCR. On 
May 20, 2014, EBTCR filed a copy of the operating agreement between 
it and the Association, see Anthony Macrie--Continuance in Control 
Exemption--N.J. Seashore Lines, Inc., FD 35296, slip op. at 3-4 (STB 
served Aug. 31, 2010), and stated that it will e-file copies of the 
signature pages of the agreement when they are executed. The 
Association and EBTCR subsequently filed their May 30 and June 3 
clarifications. The verified notice therefore is deemed to have been 
filed on June 3, 2014, the date of the second clarification.
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    EBTCR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction would not exceed those that would qualify it as a 
Class III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual 
revenues will not exceed $5 million.
    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 26, 2014 
(at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35811, 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 John D. Heffner, Strasburger & Price, 1025 
Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 717, Washington, DC 20036.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Dated: June 12, 2014.
    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-14133 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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