Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Upson County, Georgia, 70931-70932 [2014-28118]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 229 / Friday, November 28, 2014 / Notices M Street NW. (7th Floor), Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: November 24, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–28134 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35870] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Central of Georgia Railroad Company—Corporate Family Transaction Acquisition Exemption— Norfolk Southern Railway Company Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3) for a corporate family transaction in which CGA will acquire a segment of a line of railroad from NSR.1 The segment is a 0.26-mile portion of NSR’s M-Line, extending between mileposts 16.65–M and 16.91–M in Experiment, Spalding County, Ga. According to CGA, the proposed transaction will transfer the ownership of the line from NSR to CGA. CGA states that no active customers are located on the line and no service has been provided over the line for at least three years. CGA also states that the line parallels and shares a portion of the right-of-way with CGA’s existing and active S-line, which extends from Atlanta, Ga., to Macon, Ga. According to CGA, NSR’s predecessors previously abandoned other segments of the M-line such that the line is accessible today only as a branch off of CGA’s S-line. Unless stayed, the exemption will be effective on December 12, 2014 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Applicant states that the parties intend to consummate the proposed transaction on or about December 11, 2014, but they may not do so prior to the December 12, 2014 effective date of the exemption. According to CGA, the purpose of the proposed transaction is to centralize title and control of adjacent lines within NSR’s corporate family under the same 1 According to CGA, the line will be transferred by quitclaim deed, which has not yet been prepared. CGA states that a copy of the deed will be filed as soon as it is available. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 subsidiary for more efficient management. The line transfer is a transaction within a corporate family exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). Applicant states that the transaction will not adversely impact service levels, significantly change operations, or impact CGA’s competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. As a condition to the use of this exemption, any employees adversely affected by this transaction will be protected by the conditions set forth in New York Dock Railway—Control— Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal, 360 I.C.C. 60 (1979). If the 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 December 5, 2014 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35870, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on applicant’s representative, Garrett D. Urban, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. 70931 Central of Georgia Railroad Company—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Upson County, Georgia 3.25 miles of rail line from milepost B 248.10 to milepost B 251.35 in Upson County, Ga. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 30286. CGA has 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, 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 1105.12 (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 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 become effective on December 30, 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 December 8, 2014.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by December 18, 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 CGA’s representative: William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over approximately 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 this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, 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. Decided: November 24, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–28120 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 372X)] PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 70932 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 229 / Friday, November 28, 2014 / Notices If the verified 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: November 24, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–28118 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35872] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Everett Railroad Company and Hollidaysburg and Roaring Spring Railroad Company—Intra-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption Everett Railroad Company (Everett) and Hollidaysburg and Roaring Spring Railroad Company (Hollidaysburg) (collectively, Applicants) have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3) for a corporate family transaction. Applicants state that Everett and Hollidaysburg are Class III rail carriers under the control of Alan W. Maples. The transaction involves the merger of Everett and Hollidaysburg, with Everett emerging as the surviving rail carrier. According to Applicants, the purpose of the transaction is to streamline administration and enhance the financial condition of two railroads that are already largely integrated by consolidating the two into a single company. Applicants state that the proposed merger will eliminate the need for the preparation of separate tax returns for Everett and Hollidaysburg and the need for the two companies to maintain separate corporate records. Applicants state that there also are certain operational and recordkeeping advantages to the transaction. Unless stayed, the exemption will be effective on December 14, 2014 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Applicants state that they plan to consummate the proposed transaction on or after December 14, 2014. This is a transaction within a corporate family of the type specifically exempted from prior review and approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(3). Applicants state that the transaction will not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or changes in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under §§ 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because the transaction involves only Class III rail carriers. If the 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 exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 5, 2014 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35872, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606– 2832. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: November 24, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–28123 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Departmental Offices Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on revisions in 2015 of a currently approved information collection that is proposed for approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Office of International Affairs within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the revision of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Form SHL/SHLA. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments should be received on or before January 27, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Dwight Wolkow, International Portfolio Investment Data Systems, Department of the Treasury, Room 5422 MT, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220. In view of possible delays in mail delivery, you may also wish to send a copy to Mr. Wolkow by email (comments2TIC@ do.treas.gov) or FAX (202–622–2009). Mr. Wolkow can also be reached by telephone (202–622–1276). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed form and instructions are available at Part II of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Forms Web page ‘‘Forms SHL/SHLA & SHC/SHCA’’, at: http:// www.treasury.gov/resource-center/datachart-center/tic/Pages/forms-sh.aspx. Requests for additional information should be directed to Mr. Wolkow. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Treasury International Capital (TIC) Form SHL/SHLA, ‘‘ForeignResidents’ Holdings of U.S. Securities, including Selected Money Market Instruments’’. OMB Control Number: 1505–0123. Abstract: This form collects foreignresidents’ holdings of U.S. securities. These data are used by the U.S. Government in the formulation of international financial and monetary policies, and for the computation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and of the U.S. international investment position. These data are also used to provide information to the public and to meet international reporting commitments. The data collection includes large benchmark surveys conducted every five years, and smaller annual surveys conducted in the nonbenchmark years. The data collected under an annual survey are used in conjunction with the results of the preceding benchmark survey to make economy-wide estimates for that nonbenchmark year. Currently, the determination of who must report in the annual surveys is based primarily on the data submitted during the preceding benchmark survey. The data requested in the annual survey will generally be the same as requested in the preceding benchmark report. Form SHL is used for the benchmark survey of all significant U.S.-resident custodians and U.S.resident issuers of securities regarding foreign-residents’ holdings of U.S. securities. In non-benchmark years, Form SHLA is used for the annual surveys of primarily the largest U.S.resident custodians and issuers. DATES: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 229 (Friday, November 28, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 372X)]


Central of Georgia Railroad Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Upson County, Georgia

    Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA), a wholly owned 
subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over 
approximately 3.25 miles of rail line from milepost B 248.10 to 
milepost B 251.35 in Upson County, Ga. (the Line). The Line traverses 
United States Postal Service Zip Code 30286.
    CGA has 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, 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 1105.12 (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 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 become effective on December 30, 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 December 8, 2014.\2\ Petitions to 
reopen must be filed by December 18, 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 this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, 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 CGA's 
representative: William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.

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    If the verified 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: November 24, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-28118 Filed 11-26-14; 8:45 am]
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