Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Montgomery County, Ala.; CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Montgomery County, Ala., 45232-45233 [2014-18337]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45232 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices destinations using an ENS. The project will include participants who are experienced in using navigation devices to explore the effects of familiarity using an ENS on driving performance, and will then assess the benefits of providing training in using an ENS to older adults. Each driver who meets study inclusion criteria based on responses to the proposed questions will be asked if he or she wishes to participate. Volunteer participants will complete an evaluation session conducted by a driver rehabilitation specialist (DRS) to determine their fitness to drive. In the first segment of the study, participants will complete multiple on-the-road drives using no directional aid, turn-by-turn directions on paper, or an ENS. After participants have finished the driving tasks, they will complete an ENS destination entry task. 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[FR Doc. 2014–18317 Filed 8–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 278X); Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 728X)] Central of Georgia Railroad Company—Abandonment Exemption— in Montgomery County, Ala.; CSX Transportation, Inc.—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Montgomery County, Ala. Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company, and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) (collectively, applicants) have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for (1) CGA to abandon a total of 2.12 miles of CGA railroad line extending between Milepost H 411.50 and Milepost H 413.62, in the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. (the Line); and (2) CSXT to discontinue service over approximately 0.55 miles of the Line, between Milepost H 413.07 and Milepost H 413.62. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 36104 and 36107. Applicants have certified that (1) no local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years, and if there were any overhead traffic, it could be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to these exemptions, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment or discontinuance shall be protected under Oregon Short Line PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, these exemptions will be effective on September 3, 2014, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 14, 2014. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 25, 2014, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to applicants’ representatives: William A. Mullins (representing CGA), Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037; and Louis E. Gitomer (representing CSXT), Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. Applicants have filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 8, 2014. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C. 2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CGA shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by CGA’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 4, 2015, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: July 30, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. 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Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202–622–0077. 45233 U.S. Department of the Treasury U.S. Department of State Background Guidance Relating to the Provision of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief in Order To Implement the Joint Plan of Action Reached on November 24, 2013, Between the P5 + 1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Extended Through November 24, 2014 On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in the P5 + 1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, coordinated by the European Union’s High Representative) reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in the JPOA, that halts progress on Iran’s nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. 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During the Extended JPOA Period, the sanctions relief the USG committed to during the JPOA will be continued, as set out in the Guidance. The USG retains the authority to revoke this limited sanctions relief at any time if Iran fails to meet its commitments under the JPOA. The Department of State and the Department of the Treasury jointly issued the updated Guidance on July 21, 2014. At the time of its issuance on July 21, 2014, OFAC made the Guidance available on the OFAC Web site: www.treasury.gov/ofac and the Department of State made the Guidance available on its Web site: www.state.gov. With this notice, OFAC is publishing the Guidance in the Federal Register. On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in the P5 + 1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, coordinated by the European Union’s High Representative) reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), that halts progress on Iran’s nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. In return for Iran’s commitment to place meaningful limits on its nuclear program, the P5 + 1 committed to provide Iran with limited, targeted, and reversible sanctions relief for a six-month period, renewable by mutual consent. In furtherance of the U.S. Government’s (USG) commitments under the JPOA, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury implemented sanctions relief relating to certain activities and associated services taking place exclusively during the sixmonth period beginning on January 20, 2014, and ending July 20, 2014 (the JPOA Period). The JPOA was renewed by mutual consent of the P5 + 1 and Iran on July 19, 2014, extending the temporary sanctions relief provided under the JPOA to cover the period beginning on July 21, 2014, and ending November 24, 2014 (the Extended JPOA Period), in order to continue to negotiate a longterm comprehensive solution to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. During the Extended JPOA Period, the sanctions relief the USG committed to during the JPOA will be continued, as set out below. The USG retains the authority to revoke this limited sanctions relief at any time if Iran fails to meet its commitments under the JPOA. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 278X); Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 728X)]


Central of Georgia Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Montgomery County, Ala.; CSX Transportation, Inc.--Discontinuance of 
Service Exemption--in Montgomery County, Ala.

    Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA), a wholly owned 
subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company, and CSX Transportation, 
Inc. (CSXT) (collectively, applicants) have jointly filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for (1) CGA to abandon a 
total of 2.12 miles of CGA railroad line extending between Milepost H 
411.50 and Milepost H 413.62, in the City of Montgomery, Montgomery 
County, Ala. (the Line); and (2) CSXT to discontinue service over 
approximately 0.55 miles of the Line, between Milepost H 413.07 and 
Milepost H 413.62. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip 
Codes 36104 and 36107.
    Applicants have certified that (1) no local traffic has moved over 
the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over 
the Line for at least two years, and if there were any overhead 
traffic, it could be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint 
filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local 
government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of 
service over the Line either is pending with the Surface Transportation 
Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in 
favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the 
requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 
(transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 
CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to these exemptions, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment or discontinuance shall be protected under Oregon 
Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & 
Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). 
To address whether this condition adequately protects affected 
employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) 
must be filed.
    Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of 
financial assistance (OFA) has been received, these exemptions will be 
effective on September 3, 2014, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
August 14, 2014. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 25, 2014, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \1\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C. 2d 377 (1989). 
Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that 
the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's 
effective date.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
applicants' representatives: William A. Mullins (representing CGA), 
Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20037; and Louis E. Gitomer (representing CSXT), Law 
Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, 
Towson, MD 21204.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemptions are void ab initio.
    Applicants have filed a combined environmental and historic report 
that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and 
discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. OEA will 
issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 8, 2014. Interested 
persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, 
Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-0001) or by calling 
OEA at (202) 245-0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. 
Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be 
filed within 15 days

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after the EA becomes available to the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CGA shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If 
consummation has not been effected by CGA's filing of a notice of 
consummation by August 4, 2015, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: July 30, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-18337 Filed 8-1-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P