The Long Island Rail Road Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Queens County, NY, 67490-67491 [2015-27837]

Download as PDF 67490 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / Notices FSAC 84084), Beverly Ann (OPSL 67059, FSAC 84076), and David (OPSL 67060, FSAC 84075). CSXT has certified that: (1) No freight traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) 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 is either 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 (3) 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 be effective on December 2, 2015, unless stayed pending reconsideration.2 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),4 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by November 12, 2015. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 23, 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 CSXT’s representative: Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT has filed environmental and historic reports that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 6, 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 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), CSXT shall file a notice of 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 CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by November 2, 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: October 28, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–27834 Filed 10–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 Because CSXT amended its verified notice of exemption on October 13, 2015, that date is the official filing date and the basis for all subsequent dates. 3 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. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Oct 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 [Docket No. AB 837 (Sub-No. 1X)] The Long Island Rail Road Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Queens County, NY On October 13, 2015, the Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon the following two segments of rail line: (1) An approximately 0.69-mile PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 segment located between milepost 0.0 and milepost 0.69, in Long Island City, NY, and traversing 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, NY, and traversing United States Postal Service Zip Code 11101. LIRR states that the two lines segments do not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in LIRR’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). 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 29, 2016. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than February 8, 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.1 All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment, the Line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for interim trail use/ rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than November 23, 2015. Each interim trail use request must be accompanied by a $300 filing fee.2 All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 837X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Brian K. Saltz, Assistant Deputy General Counsel, The Long Island Rail Road Company, Law Dept.—1143, Jamaica Station, Jamaica, New York 11435. Replies to the petition are due on or before November 23, 2015. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 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 1 See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. Performed in Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.—2015 Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 23), slip op. at 17, item 27(i) (STB served July 15, 2015). 2 See E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / Notices 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. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA typically will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: October 28, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–27837 Filed 10–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council to the Internal Revenue Service; Meeting Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lorenza Wilds, IRSAC Program Manager, National Public Liaison, CL: NPL, 7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Telephone: 202–317–6851 (not a tollfree number). Email address: PublicLiaison@irs.gov. Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988), a public meeting of the IRSAC will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 9:20 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW., Virginia Ballroom, Washington, DC 20008. Issues to be discussed include, but not limited to: The IRS Needs Sufficient Funding to asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Oct 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 Operate Efficiently and Effectively, Provide Timely and Useful Guidance and Assistance to Taxpayers, and Enforce Current Law, so that Respect for our Voluntary Tax System is Maintained, Identity Authentication of 1040 Forms, Review of Offer in Compromise (OIC) Form and Booklet 656–B, and Collection Information Forms 433–A, 433–B, and 433–F to Improve Taxpayer Compliance and Successful Utilization, Improving Penalty Administration—General Comments and Recommendations, Application of Qualified Amended Return Rules to Regularly Examined Taxpayers in a Post-CIC Environment, Continuity of Independence, Strength, and Visibility of the Office of Professional Responsibility, Applications of Appraisal Standards Consistent with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Last minute agenda changes may preclude advanced notice. The meeting room accommodates approximately 80 people, IRSAC members and Internal Revenue Service officials inclusive. Due to limited seating, please call Lorenza Wilds to confirm your attendance. Ms. Wilds can be reached at 202–317–6851. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Should you wish the IRSAC to consider a written statement, please write to Internal Revenue Service, Office of National Public Liaison, CL:NPL:7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or email PublicLiaison@irs.gov. Dated: October 26, 2015. Candice Cromling, Director, National Public Liaison. [FR Doc. 2015–27809 Filed 10–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4506–A Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67491 Public Law 104–13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4506–A, Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt or Political Organization IRS Form. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 4, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Michael A. Joplin, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt or Political Organization IRS Form. OMB Number: 1545–0495. Form Number: 4506–A. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 6104 states that if an organization described in section 501(c) or (d) is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) for any taxable year, the application for exemption is open for public inspection. This includes all supporting documents, any letter or other documents issued by the IRS concerning the application, and certain annual returns of the organization. Form 4506–A is used to request public inspection or a copy of these documents. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and Federal, state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. Estimated Time per Response: 57 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,400. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 211 (Monday, November 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67490-67491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27837]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 837 (Sub-No. 1X)]


The Long Island Rail Road Company--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Queens County, NY

    On October 13, 2015, the Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR) filed 
with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 
U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 
U.S.C. 10903 to abandon 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, NY, and traversing 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, NY, and traversing United States Postal Service Zip Code 11101.
    LIRR states that the two lines segments do not contain federally 
granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in LIRR'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).
    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 29, 2016.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
will be due no later than February 8, 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.\1\
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    \1\ See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment, 
the Line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail 
use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for 
interim trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no 
later than November 23, 2015. Each interim trail use request must be 
accompanied by a $300 filing fee.\2\
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    \2\ See Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. Performed in 
Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.--2015 Update, EP 542 
(Sub-No. 23), slip op. at 17, item 27(i) (STB served July 15, 2015).
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
837X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Brian K. Saltz, 
Assistant Deputy General Counsel, The Long Island Rail Road Company, 
Law Dept.--1143, Jamaica Station, Jamaica, New York 11435. Replies to 
the petition are due on or before November 23, 2015.
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 
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

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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.
    An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement 
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of 
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its 
preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will 
be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The 
deadline for submission of comments on the EA typically will be within 
30 days of its service.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: October 28, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-27837 Filed 10-30-15; 8:45 am]
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