Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company, 72486 [2015-29544]

Download as PDF 72486 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 223 / Thursday, November 19, 2015 / Notices operated, and it will do so very shortly after the vehicle begins to move. NHTSA Decision: In consideration of the foregoing analysis, NHTSA has decided that AML has met its burden of demonstrating that the FMVSS No. 138 noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, AML’s petition is hereby granted and AML is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that AML no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after AML notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: Delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–29474 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35974] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company Madill Subdivision, a distance of approximately 51.7 miles. The transaction may be consummated on or after December 3, 2015, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). The purpose of the transaction is to allow UP to move loaded and empty unit ballast trains to be used for UP maintenance of way projects. UP states that, under the terms of the agreement, the trackage rights are temporary in nature and will be effective from January 1, 2016, until December 31, 2018. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by 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—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7).2 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 November 25, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35974, 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 Jeremy M. Berman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: November 16, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2015–29544 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) have agreed to enter into a written trackage rights agreement,1 under which BNSF will grant temporary overhead trackage rights to UP between milepost 579.3 near Mill Creek, Okla., on BNSF’s Creek Subdivision and milepost 631.0 near Joe Junction, Tex., on BNSF’s 1 A copy of the temporary trackage rights agreement was filed with the notice of exemption. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Nov 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 2 Because the trackage rights covered by the notice of exemption are longer than one year in duration, the Board’s class exemption for temporary trackage rights under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) does not apply. Instead, UP has filed under the trackage rights class exemption at 1180.2(d)(7) and concurrently has filed, in Docket No. FD 35974 (Sub-No. 1), a petition for partial revocation of this exemption to permit these proposed trackage rights to expire on December 31, 2018, as provided in the parties’ agreement. The Board will address that petition in a separate decision. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 223 (Thursday, November 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-29544]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35974]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Temporary Trackage Rights 
Exemption--BNSF Railway Company

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 
have agreed to enter into a written trackage rights agreement,\1\ under 
which BNSF will grant temporary overhead trackage rights to UP between 
milepost 579.3 near Mill Creek, Okla., on BNSF's Creek Subdivision and 
milepost 631.0 near Joe Junction, Tex., on BNSF's Madill Subdivision, a 
distance of approximately 51.7 miles.
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    \1\ A copy of the temporary trackage rights agreement was filed 
with the notice of exemption.
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    The transaction may be consummated on or after December 3, 2015, 
the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice 
of exemption was filed).
    The purpose of the transaction is to allow UP to move loaded and 
empty unit ballast trains to be used for UP maintenance of way 
projects. UP states that, under the terms of the agreement, the 
trackage rights are temporary in nature and will be effective from 
January 1, 2016, until December 31, 2018.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by 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--Lease & 
Operate--California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7).\2\ 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 November 25, 2015 (at least seven days 
before the exemption becomes effective).
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    \2\ Because the trackage rights covered by the notice of 
exemption are longer than one year in duration, the Board's class 
exemption for temporary trackage rights under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) 
does not apply. Instead, UP has filed under the trackage rights 
class exemption at 1180.2(d)(7) and concurrently has filed, in 
Docket No. FD 35974 (Sub-No. 1), a petition for partial revocation 
of this exemption to permit these proposed trackage rights to expire 
on December 31, 2018, as provided in the parties' agreement. The 
Board will address that petition in a separate decision.
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    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35974, 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 Jeremy M. Berman, Union Pacific Railroad 
Company, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: November 16, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
 Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-29544 Filed 11-18-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P