Signal Specialties, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line in Buchanan County, MO, 16080 [2015-06952]

Download as PDF 16080 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 58 / Thursday, March 26, 2015 / Notices Number of respondents: 6. Raymond R. Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2015–06902 Filed 3–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35909] Signal Specialties, Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Line in Buchanan County, MO Signal Specialties, Inc. (SSI), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption 1 under 49 CFR 1150.31, to acquire from Transit America, LLC (TA, LLC) 2 and to operate approximately 1,650 feet of rail line in Buchanan County, Mo., (the Line). The Line extends along the Easton-Saxton Road and connects to a BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) mainline on the west end and to track owned by Herzog 1 SSI mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES originally filed the notice of exemption on February 23, 2015, and filed a supplement on March 10, 2015. Therefore, March 10, 2015, is considered the filing date and the basis for all dates in this notice. 2 SSI is a noncarrier and has invoked 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire rights by contract, which it refers to as ‘‘trackage rights.’’ Contracting Corporation (HCC) on the east end. According to SSI, there are no milepost designations on the Line. The Line was part of a longer line extending between St. Joseph, Mo., and Laclede, Mo. This longer line was abandoned by a predecessor to BNSF in 1984.3 Sometime after 1984, but prior to October 2002, Herzog Contracting Corporation (HCC), an affiliate of TA, LLC, acquired a portion of the abandoned line. TA, LLC subsequently acquired the right, title, and interest to a portion of that abandoned line east of St. Joseph from HCC and commenced operations over it.4 SSI now seeks to enter into an agreement with TA, LLC to operate on the Line. SSI certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. SSI further certifies that the trackage rights agreement does not include a provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Mar 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 3 See Burlington N. R.R.—Aban. between Laclede & St. Joseph, in Linn, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Caldwell, & Livingston Cntys., Mo., AB 6 (Sub-No. 213X) (ICC served Oct. 26, 1984). 4 See TransitAmerica, LLC—Operation Exemption—Line in Buchanan Cnty, Mo., FD 34253 (STB served Oct. 17, 2002). PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The transaction may be consummated on or after April 9, 2015 (30 days after the supplemental notice of 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 to stay must be filed no later than April 2, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35909, 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 Kevin M. Sheys, Nossaman LLP, 1666 K St. NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV’’. Decided: March 23, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–06952 Filed 3–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35909]


Signal Specialties, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--
Line in Buchanan County, MO

    Signal Specialties, Inc. (SSI), a noncarrier, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption \1\ under 49 CFR 1150.31, to acquire from Transit 
America, LLC (TA, LLC) \2\ and to operate approximately 1,650 feet of 
rail line in Buchanan County, Mo., (the Line). The Line extends along 
the Easton-Saxton Road and connects to a BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) 
mainline on the west end and to track owned by Herzog Contracting 
Corporation (HCC) on the east end. According to SSI, there are no 
milepost designations on the Line.
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    \1\ SSI originally filed the notice of exemption on February 23, 
2015, and filed a supplement on March 10, 2015. Therefore, March 10, 
2015, is considered the filing date and the basis for all dates in 
this notice.
    \2\ SSI is a noncarrier and has invoked 49 CFR 1150.31 to 
acquire rights by contract, which it refers to as ``trackage 
rights.''
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    The Line was part of a longer line extending between St. Joseph, 
Mo., and Laclede, Mo. This longer line was abandoned by a predecessor 
to BNSF in 1984.\3\ Sometime after 1984, but prior to October 2002, 
Herzog Contracting Corporation (HCC), an affiliate of TA, LLC, acquired 
a portion of the abandoned line. TA, LLC subsequently acquired the 
right, title, and interest to a portion of that abandoned line east of 
St. Joseph from HCC and commenced operations over it.\4\ SSI now seeks 
to enter into an agreement with TA, LLC to operate on the Line.
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    \3\ See Burlington N. R.R.--Aban. between Laclede & St. Joseph, 
in Linn, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Caldwell, & Livingston Cntys., 
Mo., AB 6 (Sub-No. 213X) (ICC served Oct. 26, 1984).
    \4\ See TransitAmerica, LLC--Operation Exemption--Line in 
Buchanan Cnty, Mo., FD 34253 (STB served Oct. 17, 2002).
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    SSI certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class 
III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    SSI further certifies that the trackage rights agreement does not 
include a provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with 
a third-party connecting carrier.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after April 9, 2015 (30 
days after the supplemental notice of 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 to stay must be filed no later than April 2, 2015 
(at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35909, 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 Kevin M. Sheys, Nossaman LLP, 1666 K St. 
NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV''.

    Decided: March 23, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-06952 Filed 3-25-15; 8:45 am]
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