Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Burlington Junction Railway-Operation Exemption-Rail Line of the City of Le Mars, Iowa, 5198 [2015-01737]

Download as PDF 5198 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 20 / Friday, January 30, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35899] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Burlington Junction Railway— Operation Exemption—Rail Line of the City of Le Mars, Iowa Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc., d/ b/a Burlington Junction Railway (BSLR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate approximately 5,600 feet of certain private industry track located inside an industrial park owned by the City of Le Mars, Iowa (the City).1 BSLR states that it has executed a Switching Services Agreement with the City giving it the exclusive right to provide switching services over the track owned by the City and over connecting industry-owned track. BSLR further states that it will provide all common carrier rail services, replacing industrial switching services that the Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company currently provides. BSLR states that there are no agreements applicable to the line imposing any interchange commitments. BSLR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. BSLR states that it intends to consummate the proposed transaction on or after April 1, 2015. The transaction may be consummated on or after February 13, 2015, 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 February 6, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35899, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., 1 According to BSLR, there are no mileposts associated with the line. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jan 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on John D. Heffner, Strasburger & Price, LLP, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 717, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 26, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–01737 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35881] South Carolina Division of Public Railways d/b/a Palmetto Railways— Change in Operators Exemption— North Charleston Terminal Company South Carolina Division of Public Railways d/b/a Palmetto Railways (Palmetto), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to assume operation of rail trackage, known as the Cosgrove Yard, consisting of approximately 9.3 miles of track on 20.17 acres of property north of Interstate 526 in North Charleston, S.C. Palmetto states that the Cosgrove Yard is currently leased to North Charleston Terminal Company (NCTC) 1 and operated by NCTC’s owners, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR). Palmetto notes that NCTC, CSXT, and NSR are finalizing and will shortly execute an agreement providing for the assignment of their respective common carrier interest in the Cosgrove Yard to Palmetto, which intends to assume its operation. As part of the proposed transaction, Palmetto states that NCTC, CSXT, and NSR will retain the right to use a portion of the Cosgrove Yard tracks for through movements to and over the track known as the TC Lead to continue to serve directly the Joint Base Charleston TC Dock rail yard operated by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1 See N. Charleston Terminal—Lease Exemption—S.C. Div. of Public Rys., Cosgrove Yard, N. Charleston, S.C., FD 32691 (STB served June 5, 1996). PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 North Charleston, S.C.2 Once the proposed transaction is consummated, Palmetto states that it will interchange traffic with both CSXT and NSR in the Cosgrove Yard. Furthermore, Palmetto states that the proposed change in operators at the Cosgrove Yard does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. Palmetto certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in Palmetto’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. Palmetto has certified that it has complied with the posting and service requirements of 49 CFR 1150.42(e), which are required when the projected annual revenue of the rail lines to be operated exceeds $5 million. In accordance with that section, the proposed transaction cannot be consummated before February 16, 2015, the effective date of the exemption.3 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 February 9, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35881, 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 Thomas J. Litwiler, 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: January 26, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–01741 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 2 In addition, Palmetto notes that NCTC has agreed to lease to Palmetto a segment of a stubended side track south of the Cosgrove Yard, known as the River Track, for use as a switching lead. 3 Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(b), Palmetto states that it has provided notice of the proposed change in operators to shippers on the Cosgrove Yard trackage. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 20 (Friday, January 30, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35899]


Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Burlington Junction 
Railway--Operation Exemption--Rail Line of the City of Le Mars, Iowa

    Burlington Shortline Railroad, Inc., d/b/a Burlington Junction 
Railway (BSLR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate approximately 5,600 feet 
of certain private industry track located inside an industrial park 
owned by the City of Le Mars, Iowa (the City).\1\
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    \1\ According to BSLR, there are no mileposts associated with 
the line.
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    BSLR states that it has executed a Switching Services Agreement 
with the City giving it the exclusive right to provide switching 
services over the track owned by the City and over connecting industry-
owned track. BSLR further states that it will provide all common 
carrier rail services, replacing industrial switching services that the 
Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company currently provides.
    BSLR states that there are no agreements applicable to the line 
imposing any interchange commitments.
    BSLR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class 
II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    BSLR states that it intends to consummate the proposed transaction 
on or after April 1, 2015. The transaction may be consummated on or 
after February 13, 2015, 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 February 6, 
2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket 
No. FD 35899, 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 John D. Heffner, Strasburger & Price, LLP, 
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 717, Washington, DC 20036.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: January 26, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-01737 Filed 1-29-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P