Escanaba & Lake Superior Railway Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Wisconsin Central Ltd. in Menominee County, Mich., and Marinette County, Wis., 64884-64885 [2014-25934]

Download as PDF 64884 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices Issuance of Supplemental Environmental Assessment; request for comments. ACTION: On July 2, 2013, Applicants, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) and Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company, Inc. (L&I), filed an application with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) pursuant to 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 11323 and 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1180. Applicants seek Board authority for CSXT to acquire from and jointly use with the L&I a perpetual, non-exclusive railroad operating easement over L&I’s rail line. The subject L&I rail line extends from a connection with CSXT in Indianapolis, Indiana at milepost (MP) 4.0, to a connection with CSXT in Louisville, Kentucky at MP 110.5 (L&I Line). The joint use and easement acquisition are referred to as the Proposed Transaction. Both CSXT and L&I would continue to use the L&I Line. CSXT would pay L&I $10 million dollars for the operating easement and would spend between $70 and $90 million to improve the rail line to allow CSXT to move longer, faster, and heavier trains. Currently, the L&I Line carries two to seven trains per day on the various sections of the line. Under the Proposed Transaction, CSXT would reroute some of its trains from current CSXT routes in the Indiana-Ohio-Kentucky region to a new route that includes the L&I Line in Indiana. The rerouting of these CSXT trains would add 13 to 15 trains per day over the various sections of the L&I Line. In August 2013, the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) issued a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that focused on the potential impacts of the proposed operational changes on the L&I Line, and also considered potential construction impacts associated with the extension of several rail line sidings and replacement of the Flatrock River Bridge, all on the L&I Line. During the public review and comment period on the Draft EA, OEA received comments that raised environmental issues that it had not addressed in the document. As a result, OEA decided to prepare a Supplemental EA focusing on the new environmental issues. Today, OEA has issued the Supplemental EA, which is available on the Board’s Web site, www.stb.dot.gov, by clicking ‘‘Decisions’’ under ‘‘Quick Links,’’ and locating the document under the service date of 10/31/2014. The Supplemental EA analyzes the potential operational impacts of CSXT moving additional trains on the following three CSXT rail lines: Indianapolis Terminal Subdivision— asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 Louisville Secondary Branch, Indianapolis Line Subdivision, and Louisville Connection. The Supplemental EA also quantifies potential impacts to wetlands, floodplains, and forested areas that could result from extending rail line sidings and replacing the Flatrock River Bridge on the L&I Line, and includes a review of potential changes in wildlife strikes that could occur under the Proposed Transaction. Additionally, the Indiana State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and OEA concur that (1) replacement of the Flatrock River Bridge would constitute an adverse effect on a historic property considered eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places; (2) avoidance of the adverse effect is not feasible if the L&I Line is to safely accommodate the modern rail traffic under the Proposed Transaction; (3) there appears to be no feasible alternative to bridge replacement and that documentation prior to removal would be an appropriate mitigation measure; (4) documentation completed by Applicants meets SHPO’s standards; and (5) a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) would memorialize the mitigation measures (i.e., documentation) and resolve adverse effects of the undertaking. OEA prepared a draft MOA that SHPO indicates it would sign as currently drafted. The draft MOA is located in Appendix I of the Supplemental EA and interested parties are invited to comment. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the Supplemental EA by December 1, 2014 to assure full consideration. If you submitted comments on the Draft EA, you do not need to resubmit those comments. OEA will consider and respond to comments received on both the Draft EA and on today’s Supplemental EA in the Final EA. The Board will issue a final decision on the proposed transaction after issuance of the Final EA. Filing Environmental Comments: Comments submitted by mail should be addressed to: Dave Navecky, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, Attention: Environmental Filing, Docket No. FD 35523. Comments may also be submitted electronically on the Board’s Web site, www.stb.dot.gov, by clicking on the ‘‘E-FILING’’ link on the home page and then selecting ‘‘Environmental Comments.’’ Please refer to Docket No. FD 35523 in all correspondence, including e-filings, addressed to the Board. PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Navecky at the address above or by phone at 202–245–0294. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. By the Board, Victoria Rutson, Director, Office of Environmental Analysis. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–25924 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35864] Escanaba & Lake Superior Railway Company—Lease and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Wisconsin Central Ltd. in Menominee County, Mich., and Marinette County, Wis. Escanaba & Lake Superior Railway Company (E&LS), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from Wisconsin Central Ltd., and to operate, pursuant to a non-exclusive lease agreement executed on September 30, 2014, approximately 2.8 miles of rail line that consists of the following segments: Track #129 at Menominee, in Menominee County, Mich., Track #270 at Marinette, Wis., and approximately 3,000 lineal feet of Track #115 at Marinette, in Marinette County, Wis. E&LS states that there are no mileposts on the subject line segments. According to E&LS, the lease agreement between the parties will facilitate providing switching services to shippers on the line segments. E&LS states that the lease does not contain any provision or agreement that may limit future interchange of traffic with a third-party connecting carrier. E&LS states that it expects to consummate the transaction on November 10, 2014. The earliest this transaction can be consummated is November 15, 2014, the effective date of this exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). E&LS certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in E&LS becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier and 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 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed by November 7, 2014 (at least seven days prior to the date the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35864, 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 applicant’s representative, Keith G. O’Brien, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: October 28, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–25934 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES October 28, 2014. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request 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. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 1, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8141, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–1295, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) OMB Number: 1506–0065. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Bank Secrecy Act Suspicious Activity Report (BSA–SAR). Abstract: The statute generally referred to as the ‘‘Bank Secrecy Act,’’ Titles I and II of Public Law 91–508, as amended, codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. 1951–1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311–5332, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, among other things, to require financial institutions to keep records and file reports that are determined to have a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax, and regulatory matters, or in the conduct of intelligence or counter-intelligence activities, to protect against international terrorism, and to implement anti-money laundering programs and compliance procedures. Regulations implementing Title II of the BSA appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary to administer the BSA has been delegated to the Director of FinCEN. The information collected on the ‘‘report’’ is required to be provided pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5318(g), as implemented by FinCEN regulations found at 31 CFR 1020.320, 1021.320, 1022.320, 1023.320, 1024.320, 1025.320, 1026.320, 1029.320. The information collected under this requirement is made available to appropriate agencies and organizations as disclosed in FinCEN’s Privacy Act System of Records Notice relating to BSA Reports. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,284,320. Brenda Simms, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25918 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 28, 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. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 1, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64885 suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8141, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission may be obtained by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–1295, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) OMB Number: 1513–0018. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Application for Basic Permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. Form: TTB F 5100.24. Abstract: TTB Form 5100.24 is an application for a basic permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) (FAA Act). Section 103 of the FAA Act (27 U.S.C. 203) requires that a person obtain a basic permit in order to engage in certain businesses, such as importing into the United States distilled spirits, wine or malt beverages; distilling spirits or producing wine; or purchasing for resale at wholesale distilled spirits, wine or malt beverages. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 6,575. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 211 (Friday, October 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64884-64885]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25934]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35864]


Escanaba & Lake Superior Railway Company--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--Rail Line of Wisconsin Central Ltd. in Menominee County, 
Mich., and Marinette County, Wis.

    Escanaba & Lake Superior Railway Company (E&LS), a Class III rail 
carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 
to lease from Wisconsin Central Ltd., and to operate, pursuant to a 
non-exclusive lease agreement executed on September 30, 2014, 
approximately 2.8 miles of rail line that consists of the following 
segments: Track #129 at Menominee, in Menominee County, Mich., Track 
#270 at Marinette, Wis., and approximately 3,000 lineal feet of Track 
#115 at Marinette, in Marinette County, Wis. E&LS states that there are 
no mileposts on the subject line segments.
    According to E&LS, the lease agreement between the parties will 
facilitate providing switching services to shippers on the line 
segments. E&LS states that the lease does not contain any provision or 
agreement that may limit future interchange of traffic with a third-
party connecting carrier.
    E&LS states that it expects to consummate the transaction on 
November 10, 2014. The earliest this transaction can be consummated is 
November 15, 2014, the effective date of this exemption (30 days after 
the verified notice of exemption was filed).
    E&LS certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not result in E&LS becoming a Class I or Class II 
rail carrier and 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

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the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed by November 7, 2014 (at 
least seven days prior to the date the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35864, 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 applicant's representative, Keith G. 
O'Brien, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20037.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: October 28, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-25934 Filed 10-30-14; 8:45 am]
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