Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Schley and Sumpter Counties, Ga.; Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Schley and Sumpter Counties, Ga, 62518-62519 [2014-24731]

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Updated guidance for sampling of passenger miles K. Expansion of capital asset reporting required by MAP–21 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1000 (Sub-No. 3X); Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 369X)] Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Schley and Sumpter Counties, Ga.; Central of Georgia Railroad Company—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Schley and Sumpter Counties, Ga Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA) and Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc. (GSWR) (collectively, applicants) have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for each carrier to discontinue service over a 16.5 mile portion of rail line known as the Ellaville line between milepost 45.0 near Ellaville, Schley County, Ga., and milepost 61.5 near Americus, Sumpter County, Ga. (the Line). Applicants state that the Line is a remaining portion of a CGA-owned rail line extending between Ochillee and Americus, Ga., that is leased to GSWR. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 31719 and 31806. 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 overhead traffic, if any, could be transported over other rail routes; (3) PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on November 18, 2014, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 1 must be filed by October 27, 2014.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by November 6, 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: For CGA, William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037; for GSWR, Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: October 14, 2014. 1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 2 Because applicants are seeking to discontinue service, not to abandon the line, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historic documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 49 CFR 1105.8(b), respectively. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Notices By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–24731 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 14, 2014. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1000 (Sub-No. 3X); Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 369X)]


Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Schley and Sumpter Counties, Ga.; Central of Georgia 
Railroad Company--Discontinuance of Service Exemption--in Schley and 
Sumpter Counties, Ga

    Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA) and Georgia Southwestern 
Railroad, Inc. (GSWR) (collectively, applicants) have jointly filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for each carrier to 
discontinue service over a 16.5 mile portion of rail line known as the 
Ellaville line between milepost 45.0 near Ellaville, Schley County, 
Ga., and milepost 61.5 near Americus, Sumpter County, Ga. (the Line). 
Applicants state that the Line is a remaining portion of a CGA-owned 
rail line extending between Ochillee and Americus, Ga., that is leased 
to GSWR. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 
31719 and 31806.
    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 overhead traffic, if any, could be 
transported over other rail routes; (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 
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 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to 
governmental agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the discontinuance of service 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been 
received, this exemption will be effective on November 18, 2014, unless 
stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve 
environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to 
subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \1\ must be 
filed by October 27, 2014.\2\ Petitions to reopen must be filed by 
November 6, 2014, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \2\ Because applicants are seeking to discontinue service, not 
to abandon the line, trail use/rail banking and public use 
conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or 
historic documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 
49 CFR 1105.8(b), respectively.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
applicants' representatives: For CGA, William A. Mullins, Baker & 
Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 
20037; for GSWR, Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, One Commerce Square, 
2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
    If the notice contains false or misleading information, the 
exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: October 14, 2014.


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    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-24731 Filed 10-16-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P