Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Corporate Family Transaction Acquisition Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 70931 [2014-28120]

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. 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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. FD 35870]


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.
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    \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.
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    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 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.

    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]
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