Watco Holdings, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Cicero Central Railroad, L.L.C., 68383-68384 [2015-28039]

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This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Watco Holdings, Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Cicero Central Railroad, Docket No. FD 35948, wherein Watco Holdings, Inc. seeks Board approval under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of CCR, upon CCR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. CCR states that the agreement between CCR and IC does not contain any provision that prohibits CCR from interchanging traffic with a third party or limits CCR’s ability to interchange with a third party. CCR has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in CCR’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier, and that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million. This transaction may be consummated on or after November 18, 2015, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). 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 1 CCR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Watco Holdings, Inc. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68383 a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than November 10, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35947 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 Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, 655 Fifteenth Street NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: October 30, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–28044 Filed 11–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35948] Watco Holdings, Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Cicero Central Railroad, L.L.C. Watco Holdings, Inc. (Watco), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Cicero Central Railroad, L.L.C. (CCR), upon CCR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. Watco owns, indirectly, 100 percent of the issued and outstanding stock of CCR, a limited liability company. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Cicero Central Railroad— Lease Exemption—Illinois Central Railroad, Docket No. FD 35947, wherein CCR seeks Board approval to lease and operate approximately 5,675 feet of rail line between the western edge of Cicero Avenue and the eastern edge of the Central Avenue overpass at or near Stickney, Ill. The transaction may be consummated on or after November 18, 2015, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the notice of exemption was filed). Watco is a Kansas corporation that currently controls, indirectly, one Class II rail carrier and 32 Class III rail carriers, collectively operating in 23 states. For a complete list of these rail carriers, and the states in which they E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68384 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / Notices operate, see Watco’s notice of exemption filed on October 19, 2015. The notice is available on the Board’s Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Watco represents that: (1) The rail lines to be operated by CCR do not connect with any of the rail lines operated by the carriers in the Watco corporate family; (2) the continuance in control is not a part of a series of anticipated transactions that would result in such a connection; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Watco states that the purpose of the transaction is to reduce overhead expenses, coordinate billing, maintenance, mechanical, and personnel policies and practices of its rail carrier subsidiaries and thereby improve the overall efficiency of rail service provided by the railroads in the Watco corporate family. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Because the transaction involves the control of one Class II and one or more Class III rail carriers, the transaction is subject to the labor protection requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b) and Wisconsin Central Ltd.— Acquisition Exemption—Lines of Union Pacific Railroad, 2 S.T.B. 218 (1997). 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 for stay must be filed by November 10, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 213 (Wednesday, November 4, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28039]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35948]


Watco Holdings, Inc.--Continuance in Control Exemption--Cicero 
Central Railroad, L.L.C.

    Watco Holdings, Inc. (Watco), a noncarrier, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in 
control of Cicero Central Railroad, L.L.C. (CCR), upon CCR's becoming a 
Class III rail carrier. Watco owns, indirectly, 100 percent of the 
issued and outstanding stock of CCR, a limited liability company.
    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in Cicero Central Railroad--Lease Exemption--Illinois 
Central Railroad, Docket No. FD 35947, wherein CCR seeks Board approval 
to lease and operate approximately 5,675 feet of rail line between the 
western edge of Cicero Avenue and the eastern edge of the Central 
Avenue overpass at or near Stickney, Ill.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after November 18, 2015, 
the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the notice of 
exemption was filed).
    Watco is a Kansas corporation that currently controls, indirectly, 
one Class II rail carrier and 32 Class III rail carriers, collectively 
operating in 23 states. For a complete list of these rail carriers, and 
the states in which they

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operate, see Watco's notice of exemption filed on October 19, 2015. The 
notice is available on the Board's Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.
    Watco represents that: (1) The rail lines to be operated by CCR do 
not connect with any of the rail lines operated by the carriers in the 
Watco corporate family; (2) the continuance in control is not a part of 
a series of anticipated transactions that would result in such a 
connection; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I carrier. 
Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2).
    Watco states that the purpose of the transaction is to reduce 
overhead expenses, coordinate billing, maintenance, mechanical, and 
personnel policies and practices of its rail carrier subsidiaries and 
thereby improve the overall efficiency of rail service provided by the 
railroads in the Watco corporate family.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. Because the transaction 
involves the control of one Class II and one or more Class III rail 
carriers, the transaction is subject to the labor protection 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b) and Wisconsin Central Ltd.--
Acquisition Exemption--Lines of Union Pacific Railroad, 2 S.T.B. 218 
(1997).
    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 for stay must be filed by November 10, 2015 (at 
least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35948, 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 Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, 655 
Fifteenth Street NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.


    Decided: October 30, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-28039 Filed 11-3-15; 8:45 am]
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