Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 19399-19400 [2015-08252]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Notices subject to change. Current information is available on the FTA public Web site. The FTA did not receive any substantive comments on these appendices. Therese W. McMillan, Acting Administrator. BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Retooling Recalls Workshop National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Announcement of public workshop. AGENCY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is announcing a workshop that will be held in Washington, DC on April 28, 2015 to discuss options to improve vehicle safety recall completion rates. The workshop will include brief NHTSA presentations outlining recent agency activities aimed at improving recall completion rates as well as recent examples of steps vehicle manufacturers have taken. Information on the date, time, location, and framework for this public event is included in this notice. Attendance requires prior registration; there will be no registration at the door. There are no fees to register or to attend this event. DATES: The workshop will be held on April 28, 2015, at the location indicated in the ADDRESSES section below. The workshop will start at 9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to continue until 5:00 p.m., local time. If you would like to register to attend the workshop, please contact the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than April 21, 2015. Registrations may be accepted after that date, space permitting. ADDRESSES: The April 28, 2015 workshop will be held in the Media Center of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to attend the workshop, please contact Heather Laca by the date specified under DATES section above, at: Telephone (202) 366–2775; email address: heather.laca@dot.gov. Please provide her with the following information: Name, title, affiliation, address, email address, and telephone number, and indicate whether you mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 20:09 Apr 09, 2015 NHTSA is hosting a public workshop to discuss options to improve vehicle safety recall completion rates. NHTSA marked a record year in 2014, with the highest number of vehicle recalls in more than three decades. Last year alone, there were 803 vehicle recalls involving 63.9 million vehicles, including two of the largest vehicle recalls in history. The sessions will focus on public education of the recall process; customer and dealership outreach; parts production challenges and recall repair rates. The input gathered by the working groups will be used to identify best practices and new approaches for improving the recall process. Workshop Procedures. NHTSA will conduct the workshop informally. Thus, technical rules of evidence will not apply. The workshop will include brief presentations and panel discussions with representatives from NHTSA, automobile manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers. There will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions of NHTSA and of the panelists. To attend this workshop, please register with NHTSA by the date specified under the DATES section above by sending the required information to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Registration is necessary for security and space limitation reasons. After registration, NHTSA will send attendees follow-up information regarding workshop day logistics (i.e., directions to the building, parking accommodations, etc.). For security purposes, photo identification is required to enter the Department of Transportation building. To allow sufficient time to clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that workshop participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the event. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2015–08246 Filed 4–9–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 require accommodations such as a sign language interpreter or translator. If you are not a U.S. citizen, also provide your country of citizenship, date of birth, title or position, and passport or diplomatic ID number, along with expiration date. Jkt 235001 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118–30120; 49 U.S.C. 30181–30182; 49 CFR 573 and 577. Dated: April 3, 2015. Mark R. Rosekind, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–08257 Filed 4–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19399 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35908] Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement (Agreement) 1 dated February 1, 2015, has agreed to grant non-exclusive, overhead trackage rights to Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE) over NSR’s line of railroad between milepost BR 194.2 at Lock Haven, Pa., and milepost BR 139.2 at Driftwood, Pa., a distance of 55 miles.2 The transaction may be consummated on or after April 26, 2015, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to allow N&BE to operate bridge train service for certain seasonal traffic. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway, Inc.—Lease & Operate— California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 April 17, 2015 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). 1 A redacted version of the Agreement between NSR and N&BE was filed with the notice of exemption. N&BE simultaneously filed a motion for protective order to protect the confidential and commercially sensitive information contained in the unredacted version of the Agreement, which N&BE submitted under seal in this proceeding. That motion will be addressed in a separate decision. 2 N&BE was previously authorized non-exclusive, temporary, overhead trackage rights over the 55 miles of rail line that expired on December 30, 2014. See Nittany & Bald Eagle R.R.—Temp. Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35793, (STB served Feb. 7, 2014). E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 19400 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Notices An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35908, 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, 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: April 6, 2015. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. Contee, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–08252 Filed 4–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 43 (Sub-No. 189X)] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Illinois Central Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Champaign County, Ill Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 3.2 miles of railroad line (the Line). The Line extends between milepost 7.8 in Bondville and milepost 11 in Seymour, in Champaign County, Ill., and traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 61815, 61822, and 61875. IC has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the Line that would have to 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 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 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 abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 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) has been received, this exemption may become effective on May 12, 2015, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by April 20, 2015. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 30, 2015, 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 IC’s representative: Audrey L. Brodrick, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. IC has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by April 17, 2015. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or interim trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), IC shall file a notice of 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C. 2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by IC’s filing of a notice of consummation by April 10, 2016, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: April 3, 2015. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–08111 Filed 4–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Notice of Guarantee Availability (NOGA) Inviting Qualified Issuer Applications and Guarantee Applications for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program Announcement Type: Announcement of opportunity to submit Qualified Issuer Applications and Guarantee Applications. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 21.011. Definitions: Capitalized terms used in this NOGA and not defined elsewhere are defined in the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Regulations (12 CFR 1808.102) and the CDFI Program regulations (12 CFR 1805.104). DATES: Qualified Issuer Applications and Guarantee Applications may be submitted to the CDFI Fund starting on the date of publication of this NOGA. In order to be considered for the issuance of a Guarantee under FY 2015 program authority, Qualified Issuer Applications must be submitted by June 5, 2015 and Guarantee Applications must be submitted by June 12, 2015. If applicable, CDFI Certification Applications must be received by the CDFI Fund by 5:00 p.m. ET, May 22, 2015. Under FY 2015 authority, Bond Documents and Bond Loan documents must be executed, and Guarantees will be provided, in the order in which Guarantee Applications are approved or by such other criteria that the CDFI Fund may establish and publish, in its sole discretion, and in any event by September 30, 2015. Executive Summary: This NOGA is published in connection with the CDFI E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 69 (Friday, April 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19399-19400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08252]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35908]


Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company--Trackage Rights 
Exemption--Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), pursuant to a written 
trackage rights agreement (Agreement) \1\ dated February 1, 2015, has 
agreed to grant non-exclusive, overhead trackage rights to Nittany and 
Bald Eagle Railroad Company (N&BE) over NSR's line of railroad between 
milepost BR 194.2 at Lock Haven, Pa., and milepost BR 139.2 at 
Driftwood, Pa., a distance of 55 miles.\2\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ A redacted version of the Agreement between NSR and N&BE was 
filed with the notice of exemption. N&BE simultaneously filed a 
motion for protective order to protect the confidential and 
commercially sensitive information contained in the unredacted 
version of the Agreement, which N&BE submitted under seal in this 
proceeding. That motion will be addressed in a separate decision.
    \2\ N&BE was previously authorized non-exclusive, temporary, 
overhead trackage rights over the 55 miles of rail line that expired 
on December 30, 2014. See Nittany & Bald Eagle R.R.--Temp. Trackage 
Rights Exemption--Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35793, (STB served Feb. 7, 
2014).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The transaction may be consummated on or after April 26, 2015, the 
effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of 
exemption was filed). The purpose of the trackage rights is to allow 
N&BE to operate bridge train service for certain seasonal traffic.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions 
imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway--Trackage Rights--Burlington 
Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast 
Railway, Inc.--Lease & Operate--California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 
653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those 
trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon 
Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & 
Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). 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 April 17, 2015 (at least 7 days before 
the exemption becomes effective).

[[Page 19400]]

    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35908, 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, 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: April 6, 2015.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina S. Contee,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-08252 Filed 4-9-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P