New York & Atlantic Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Queens County, N.Y., 65850 [2015-27395]

Download as PDF 65850 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2015. Corey Hill, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2015–27195 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 1236X] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES New York & Atlantic Railway Company—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Queens County, N.Y. On October 7, 2015, New York & Atlantic Railway Company (NYA) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue freight operations over the following two segments of rail line: (1) An approximately 0.69-mile segment located between milepost 0.0 and milepost 0.69, in Long Island City, N.Y., and traversing through United States Postal Service Zip Code 11101 and (2) an approximately 0.38-mile segment located between milepost 0.82 and milepost 1.2, in Long Island City, N.Y., and traversing through United States Postal Service Zip Code 11101 (collectively, the Subject Segments). NYA is not the owner of the Subject Segments. Long Island Railroad Company (LIRR), is the owner of the Subject Segments, and has advised NYA that, based on information in LIRR’s possession, the Subject Segments do not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in NYA’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by January 25, 2016. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than February 4, 2016, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs first. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,600 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1236X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Rose-Michele Nardi, Transport Counsel, PC, 1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006. Replies to the petition are due on or before November 16, 2015. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: October 22, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–27395 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 303 (Sub-No. 47X)] Wisconsin Central Ltd.—Abandonment Exemption—in Lincoln County, Wis. Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL), 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 0.49 miles of railroad line (the Line). The Line extends between mileposts 132.89 and 133.38, in Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wis., and traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 54487. WCL 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 PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 become effective on November 26, 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 November 6, 2015. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 16, 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 WCL’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. WCL has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the 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). E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 1236X]


New York & Atlantic Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Queens County, N.Y.

    On October 7, 2015, New York & Atlantic Railway Company (NYA) filed 
with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 
U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to 
discontinue freight operations over the following two segments of rail 
line: (1) An approximately 0.69-mile segment located between milepost 
0.0 and milepost 0.69, in Long Island City, N.Y., and traversing 
through United States Postal Service Zip Code 11101 and (2) an 
approximately 0.38-mile segment located between milepost 0.82 and 
milepost 1.2, in Long Island City, N.Y., and traversing through United 
States Postal Service Zip Code 11101 (collectively, the Subject 
Segments).
    NYA is not the owner of the Subject Segments. Long Island Railroad 
Company (LIRR), is the owner of the Subject Segments, and has advised 
NYA that, based on information in LIRR's possession, the Subject 
Segments do not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in NYA's possession will be made available promptly to 
those requesting it.
    The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion 
Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, 
Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment 
proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not 
appropriate.
    By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued by January 25, 2016.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than February 
4, 2016, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition 
for exemption, whichever occurs first. Each OFA must be accompanied by 
a $1,600 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1236X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Rose-Michele Nardi, 
Transport Counsel, PC, 1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20006. Replies to the petition are due on or before 
November 16, 2015.
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. 
Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the 
Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245-0305. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''
    Decided: October 22, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.

Andrea Pope-Matheson,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-27395 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P