New England Central Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Claremont Concord Railroad Corp., 50922-50923 [2015-20675]

Download as PDF 50922 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Notices Because there are no substantially similar U.S.–certified version 1991 BMW M3 Convertible Passenger Cars the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). Notice of Petition Published at: 80 FR 30761 (May 29, 2015) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–60 (effective date August 6, 2015) [FR Doc. 2015–20667 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 603 (Sub-No. 4X)] V and S Railway, LLC—Abandonment Exemption—in Pueblo, Crowley, and Kiowa Counties, Colo. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES V and S Railway, LLC (V&S) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a line of railroad extending between milepost 747.5 near Towner and milepost 869.4 near NA Junction, a distance of 121.9 miles in Pueblo, Crowley, and Kiowa Counties, Colo. (the Towner Line). The Towner Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 81022, 80125, 81062, 81033, 81063, 81076, 81021, 81045, 81036, and 81071. V&S has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Towner Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Towner Line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Towner Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Towner Line is either pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; 1 and (4) the 1 In Docket No. NOR 42140, the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee, the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, and KCVN, LLC (collectively, the Colorado Interests) filed a complaint alleging that V&S has violated 49 U.S.C. 11101 and 10903 by removing certain track and related assets from a segment of the Towner Line over which the Board had previously permitted V&S to discontinue service. See V&S Ry.—Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption—in Pueblo, Crowley, & Kiowa Cntys., Colo., AB 603 (Sub-No. 2X) (STB served June 28, 2012). This segment of the Towner Line, known as the Western Segment, extends between milepost 808.3 near Haswell, Colo., and milepost 868.5. The Board granted the joint petition of V&S and the Colorado Interests asking that the agency stay that complaint proceeding so that V&S could file for the abandonment exemption it seeks here. See Colo. Wheat Admin. Comm. v. V&S Ry., NOR 42140 (STB served July 17, 2015). Based on these facts, the certification is accurate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 government 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 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 will be effective on September 20, 2015, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 31, 2015. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 10, 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 applicant’s representative: Fritz R. Kahn, Fritz R. Kahn, P.C., 1919 M Street NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. V&S 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 August 28, 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 2 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. 3 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 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) 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 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), V&S shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Towner Line. If consummation has not been effected by filing of a notice of consummation by August 21, 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: August 18, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–20718 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35938] New England Central Railroad, Inc.— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Claremont Concord Railroad Corp. New England Central Railroad, Inc. (NECR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from Claremont Concord Railroad Corp. (CCRR) its rights in a line of railroad between milepost 0.29 and milepost 2.1 in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., and its rights in a line of railroad between milepost 141.00 +/¥ and milepost 142.78+/¥ 1 in West Lebanon, Graton County, N.H.2 The transaction is expected to be consummated on or after September 8, 2015. 1 CCRR has recently obtained authority to discontinue service over 0.97 miles of rail line between approximately milepost 140 and milepost 141. See Claremont Concord R.R.—Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption—in Grafton Cnty., N.H., AB 1120 (Sub-No. 1X) et al. (STB served Feb. 12, 2015). NECR is not acquiring any rights with respect to the portion of the rail line over which service is being discontinued. 2 CCRR owns the line in Claremont and leases the line in West Lebanon from the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Notices NECR has certified that the acquisition does not impose or include an interchange commitment. NECR has certified that this transaction will not result in NECR’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. Because NECR’s projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million, NECR certified to the Board on July 8, 2015, that it has complied with the requirements of 49 CFR 1150.42(e) by providing notice to employees on the affected lines.3 Under 1150.42(e), this exemption cannot become effective until 60 days after the requirements of that section have been satisfied (here, September 6, 2015). 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 August 28, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35938 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 Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: August 18, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–20675 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [OCC Charter Number 706624] rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES New Buffalo Savings Bank, New Buffalo, Michigan; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on August 12, 2015, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) approved the application of New Buffalo Savings 3 In its letter to the Board, NECR stated that, because the employees of CCRR are not represented by any labor unions, it did not serve the national offices of any unions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Bank, New Buffalo, Michigan, to convert to the stock form of organization. Copies of the application are available for inspection on the OCC Web site at the FOIA Electronic Reading Room https:// foia-pal.occ.gov/palMain.aspx. If you have any questions, please call OCC Licensing Activities at (202) 649–6260. Dated: August 12, 2015. By the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Stephen A. Lybarger, Deputy Comptroller for Licensing. [FR Doc. 2015–20761 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [Docket ID: OCC–2015–0018] Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announces a meeting of the Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee (MDIAC). SUMMARY: The OCC MDIAC will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: The OCC will hold the September 15, 2015 meeting of the MDIAC at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly Cole, Designated Federal Officer and Senior Advisor to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision, (202) 649–5420, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC, 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By this notice, the OCC is announcing that the MDIAC will convene a meeting at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. Agenda items will include current topics of interest to the industry. The purpose of the meeting is for the MDIAC to advise the OCC on steps the agency may be able to take to ensure the continued health and viability of minority depository institutions and other issues of concern to minority depository institutions. Members of the public may submit DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50923 written statements to the MDIAC by any one of the following methods: • Email to: MDIAC@OCC.treas.gov • Mail to: Beverly Cole, Designated Federal Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. The OCC must receive written statements no later than Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Members of the public who plan to attend the meeting should contact the OCC by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to inform the OCC of their desire to attend the meeting and to provide information that will be required to facilitate entry into the meeting. Members of the public may contact the OCC via email at MDIAC@OCC.treas.gov or by telephone at (202) 649–5420. Attendees should provide their full name, email address, and organization, if any. For security reasons, attendees will be subject to security screening procedures and must present a valid government issued identification to enter the building. Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing should call (202) 649– 5597 (TTY) at least five days before the meeting to arrange auxiliary aids such as sign language interpretation for this meeting. Dated: August 13, 2015. Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2015–20727 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0128] Agency Information Collection (Notice of Lapse—Government Life Insurance/ Application for Reinstatement (29–389) and Notice of Past Due Payment/ Application for Reinstatement (29– 389–1)) Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35938]


New England Central Railroad, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption--Claremont Concord Railroad Corp.

    New England Central Railroad, Inc. (NECR), a Class III rail 
carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 
to acquire from Claremont Concord Railroad Corp. (CCRR) its rights in a 
line of railroad between milepost 0.29 and milepost 2.1 in Claremont, 
Sullivan County, N.H., and its rights in a line of railroad between 
milepost 141.00 +/- and milepost 142.78+/- \1\ in West Lebanon, Graton 
County, N.H.\2\
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    \1\ CCRR has recently obtained authority to discontinue service 
over 0.97 miles of rail line between approximately milepost 140 and 
milepost 141. See Claremont Concord R.R.--Discontinuance of Serv. 
Exemption--in Grafton Cnty., N.H., AB 1120 (Sub-No. 1X) et al. (STB 
served Feb. 12, 2015). NECR is not acquiring any rights with respect 
to the portion of the rail line over which service is being 
discontinued.
    \2\ CCRR owns the line in Claremont and leases the line in West 
Lebanon from the State of New Hampshire's Department of 
Transportation.
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    The transaction is expected to be consummated on or after September 
8, 2015.

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    NECR has certified that the acquisition does not impose or include 
an interchange commitment.
    NECR has certified that this transaction will not result in NECR's 
becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. Because NECR's projected 
annual revenues will exceed $5 million, NECR certified to the Board on 
July 8, 2015, that it has complied with the requirements of 49 CFR 
1150.42(e) by providing notice to employees on the affected lines.\3\ 
Under 1150.42(e), this exemption cannot become effective until 60 days 
after the requirements of that section have been satisfied (here, 
September 6, 2015).
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    \3\ In its letter to the Board, NECR stated that, because the 
employees of CCRR are not represented by any labor unions, it did 
not serve the national offices of any unions.
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    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 August 28, 2015 (at 
least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35938 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 Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, One Commerce 
Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: August 18, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-20675 Filed 8-20-15; 8:45 am]
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