Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio, 62708-62709 [2014-24878]

Download as PDF 62708 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC on October 14, 2014, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. John A. Gale, Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2014–24743 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 735X)] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Vigo County, Ind. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 1.39 miles of rail line on its Southern Region, Nashville Division, CE & D Subdivision, between the connection to CSXT’s mainline at milepost QST 0.03 and the end of the track at the connection with the Indiana Railroad Company at milepost QST 1.42, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 47807. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be and has been 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 this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment 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, this VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 exemption will be effective on November 19, 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 October 30, 2014. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 10, 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 CSXT’s representative: Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT has filed environmental and historic reports that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 24, 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 at (800) 877– 8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days 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), CSXT 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 CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by October 20, 2015, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. 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). PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: October 14, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–24876 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 370X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio On September 30, 2014, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue rail service over approximately 40.7 miles of rail line between milepost CT 32.83 at Williamsburg and milepost CT 73.50 at Plum Run in Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio. NSR states that the line includes the stations of Eastwood, Mt. Oreb, Sardinia, Mowrystown, Macon, Winchester, Seaman, Lawshe, Peebles, and Plum Run, all of which will be discontinued. Williamsburg is currently a station on the line, however, it will not be discontinued because NSR’s Clare (Cincinnati)—Williamsburg, Ohio segment immediately to the west of and contiguous with the subject line is currently operated by CCET, LLC. (CCET).1 The line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 45154, 45171, 45176, 45660, 45679, and 45697. NSR states that the line does not contain any federally granted rights-ofway. Any documentation in NSR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad– Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final 1 CCET was granted authority to lease and operate the rail line in CCET, LLC—Lease & Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Norfolk Southern Railway, FD 35810 (STB served April 4, 2014). E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices decision will be issued by January 16, 2015. Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than January 26, 2015, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. Each offer must be accompanied by a $1,600 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 290 (SubNo. 370X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Replies to the petition are due on or before October 30, 2014. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: October 14, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–24878 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture; Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 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)). Currently, the Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Request for Transfer of Property Seized/Forfeited by a Treasury Agency, TD F 92–22.46. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 17, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the Department of the Treasury, Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture, Attn: Jackie A. Jackson, 1341 G Street 9th Floor NW., Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: (202) 622–2755. Email Address: Jackie.Jackson@Treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to the Department of the Treasury. Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture, Attn: Jackie A. Jackson, 1341 G Street 9th Floor NW., Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: (202) 622–2755. Email Address: Jackie.Jackson@ Treasury.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for Transfer of Property Seized/Forfeited by a Treasury Agency, TD F 92–22.46. OMB Number: 1505–0152. Form Number: TD F 92–22.46. Abstract: The form was developed to capture the minimum amount of data necessary to process the application for equitable sharing benefits. Only one form is required per seizure. If a law enforcement agency does not make this one time application for benefits under the equitable sharing process, the agency will not benefit from the forfeiture process. Current Actions: This is a notice for the continued use of the established form. There is one proposed change to the form or instructions. Under I. Seizing Agency (For Treasury Forfeiture Fund Participating Agency Use Only) Case Type: Adoption or Joint will be removed from the form. Type of Review: Extension with changes. Affected Public: Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies participating in the Treasury asset sharing program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 Minutes. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62709 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,500. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. John Farley, Acting Director, Department of the Treasury, Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture. [FR Doc. 2014–24831 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Senior Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board Department of the Treasury. Notice of members of the Legal Division Performance Review Board (PRB). AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), this notice announces the appointment of members of the Legal Division PRB. The purpose of this Board is to review and make recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses, and other appropriate personnel actions for incumbents of SES positions in the Legal Division. DATES: Effective Date: October 20, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3000, Washington, DC 20220, Telephone: (202) 622–0283 (this is not a toll-free number). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Composition of Legal Division PRB The Board shall consist of at least three members. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 202 (Monday, October 20, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-24878]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 370X)]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio

    On September 30, 2014, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed 
with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 
U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to 
discontinue rail service over approximately 40.7 miles of rail line 
between milepost CT 32.83 at Williamsburg and milepost CT 73.50 at Plum 
Run in Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties, Ohio.
    NSR states that the line includes the stations of Eastwood, Mt. 
Oreb, Sardinia, Mowrystown, Macon, Winchester, Seaman, Lawshe, Peebles, 
and Plum Run, all of which will be discontinued. Williamsburg is 
currently a station on the line, however, it will not be discontinued 
because NSR's Clare (Cincinnati)--Williamsburg, Ohio segment 
immediately to the west of and contiguous with the subject line is 
currently operated by CCET, LLC. (CCET).\1\ The line traverses U.S. 
Postal Service Zip Codes 45154, 45171, 45176, 45660, 45679, and 45697.
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    \1\ CCET was granted authority to lease and operate the rail 
line in CCET, LLC--Lease & Operation Exemption--Rail Line of Norfolk 
Southern Railway, FD 35810 (STB served April 4, 2014).
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    NSR states that the line does not contain any federally granted 
rights-of-way. Any documentation in NSR's possession will be made 
available promptly to those requesting it.
    The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad-Abandonment Portion 
Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, 
Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final

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decision will be issued by January 16, 2015.
    Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment 
proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not 
appropriate. Similarly, no environmental or historic documentation is 
required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2) and 1105.8.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than January 
26, 2015, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition 
for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. Each offer must be accompanied 
by a $1,600 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
290 (Sub-No. 370X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) William A. 
Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20037. Replies to the petition are due on or before 
October 30, 2014.
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. 
Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the 
Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245-0305. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: October 14, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-24878 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P