C&NC Railroad, LLC-Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 65768-65769 [2014-26282]

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[FR Doc. 2014–26184 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35858] C&NC Railroad, LLC—Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment—Norfolk Southern Railway Company C&NC Railroad, LLC (C&NC), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to amend its agreement to lease from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and operate 21 miles of rail line from (a) milepost CB5.4 at Beesons, Ind., to milepost 25.30 at New Castle, Ind., and (b) milepost R0.1 to milepost R1.16 at New Castle.1 1 C&NC has filed the new lease agreement under seal pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1)(ii). E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices C&NC has leased and operated the lines since 1997.2 The original lease agreement, dated December 18, 1997, by its terms, expired on December 31, 2009, and C&NC and NSR agreed to continue operations under the terms of the 1997 agreement pending renegotiation of a new lease. On March 11, 2011, the parties executed a new lease, which, by its terms, expires on March 11, 2021, and contains a lease provision enabling C&NC to reduce its lease payments by receiving a credit for each car interchanged with NSR. On June 17, 2011, C&NC filed a verified notice of exemption to renew its lease arrangement, which request was granted by decision served July 1, 2011.3 As required at 49 CFR 1150.43(h), C&NC has disclosed in this notice that the parties have recently amended their lease agreement to add a second interchange commitment as well as provisions reducing C&NC’s lease payments. According to C&NC, it has encountered traffic reductions that have decreased the expected opportunity to reduce the rental obligations through the operation of the lease credits. In return for reduced rental payments, C&NC has agreed to a further interchange commitment. C&NC has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result of the proposed transaction will not exceed those that would make it a Class III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues would not exceed $5 million. C&NC states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or after November 19, 2014, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). 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 for stay must be filed no later than November 12, 2014 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35858, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 2 See C&NC R.R.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Lines of the Norfolk and W. Ry. and Ind. Hi Rail, FD 33475 (STB served Oct. 31, 1997). 3 See C&NC R.R.—Lease Renewal Exemption— Norfolk Southern Ry., FD 35529 (STB served July 1, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 518 N. Center Street, Ste. 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: October 31, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–26282 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 526 (Sub-No. 6)] Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancy AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice of vacancies on the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC) and solicitation of nominations. ACTION: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of two vacancies for small railroad representatives on RSTAC. 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Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board exercises broad authority over SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65769 transportation by rail carriers, including regulation of railroad rates and service (49 U.S.C. 10701–10747, 11101–11124), as well as the construction, acquisition, operation, and abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901–10907), and railroad line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements (49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323– 11327). RSTAC was established to advise the Board’s Chairman, the Secretary of Transportation, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives with respect to rail transportation policy issues that RSTAC considers significant. 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[FR Doc No: 2014-26282]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35858]


C&NC Railroad, LLC--Lease Exemption Containing Interchange 
Commitment--Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    C&NC Railroad, LLC (C&NC), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to amend its 
agreement to lease from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and 
operate 21 miles of rail line from (a) milepost CB5.4 at Beesons, Ind., 
to milepost 25.30 at New Castle, Ind., and (b) milepost R0.1 to 
milepost R1.16 at New Castle.\1\
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    \1\ C&NC has filed the new lease agreement under seal pursuant 
to 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1)(ii).

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    C&NC has leased and operated the lines since 1997.\2\ The original 
lease agreement, dated December 18, 1997, by its terms, expired on 
December 31, 2009, and C&NC and NSR agreed to continue operations under 
the terms of the 1997 agreement pending renegotiation of a new lease. 
On March 11, 2011, the parties executed a new lease, which, by its 
terms, expires on March 11, 2021, and contains a lease provision 
enabling C&NC to reduce its lease payments by receiving a credit for 
each car interchanged with NSR. On June 17, 2011, C&NC filed a verified 
notice of exemption to renew its lease arrangement, which request was 
granted by decision served July 1, 2011.\3\
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    \2\ See C&NC R.R.--Lease and Operation Exemption--Lines of the 
Norfolk and W. Ry. and Ind. Hi Rail, FD 33475 (STB served Oct. 31, 
1997).
    \3\ See C&NC R.R.--Lease Renewal Exemption--Norfolk Southern 
Ry., FD 35529 (STB served July 1, 2011).
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    As required at 49 CFR 1150.43(h), C&NC has disclosed in this notice 
that the parties have recently amended their lease agreement to add a 
second interchange commitment as well as provisions reducing C&NC's 
lease payments. According to C&NC, it has encountered traffic 
reductions that have decreased the expected opportunity to reduce the 
rental obligations through the operation of the lease credits. In 
return for reduced rental payments, C&NC has agreed to a further 
interchange commitment.
    C&NC has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result 
of the proposed transaction will not exceed those that would make it a 
Class III rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual 
revenues would not exceed $5 million.
    C&NC states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or 
after November 19, 2014, the effective date of the exemption (30 days 
after the exemption was filed).
    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 for stay must be filed no later than November 12, 
2014 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket 
No. FD 35858, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 518 N. Center 
Street, Ste. 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: October 31, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-26282 Filed 11-4-14; 8:45 am]
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