CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Bell and Harlan Counties, Ky., 79133 [2015-31862]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 243 / Friday, December 18, 2015 / Notices 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: December 15, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–31886 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 751X)] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CSX Transportation, Inc.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Bell and Harlan Counties, Ky. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately seven-mile rail line on CSXT’s Southern Region, Huntington Division, CV Subdivision, Engineering Appalachian Division, also known as the Pucketts Creek Branch between milepost OPC 223.0 and milepost OPC 230.0 in Bell and Harlan Counties, Ky. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 40845, 40856, and 40863, and includes two stations, Alva (FSAC 43932/OPSL 19940) at milepost OPC 223.0 and Piedmont (FSAC 43931/OPSL 19930) at milepost OPC 230.0. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is not a through line, no overhead traffic needs to be 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 is pending either 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 1105.12 (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 discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Dec 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on January 19, 2016, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 1 must be filed by December 28, 2015.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by January 7, 2016, 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. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: December 15, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–31862 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35978] R. J. Corman Railroad Company/ Carolina Lines, LLC—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—The Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad Company d/b/ a Carolina Southern Railroad Company R. J. Corman Railroad Company/ Carolina Lines, LLC (RJCS) has filed a verified notice of exemption 1 under 49 1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 2 Because this is a discontinue proceeding and not an abandonment, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. 1 The notice was originally filed on November 25, 2015, but was supplemented on December 3, 2015. Therefore, December 3, 2015, will be the official filing date and the basis for all subsequent dates. PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79133 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from The Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad Company d/b/a Carolina Southern Railroad Company (CALA) and to operate one mile of rail line between milepost AC 290.0 and milepost AC 289.0, at or near Whiteville, N.C., pursuant to a mediation agreement reached between RJCS and CALA on June 19, 2015.2 RJCS certifies that the proposed transaction does not involve a provision or agreement that may limit future interchanges of traffic with a third-party connecting carrier. RJCS also certifies that its projected revenues upon consummation of the proposed transaction will not result in the creation of a Class I or Class II rail carrier and states that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. This transaction may be consummated on January 2, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). 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 to stay must be filed no later than December 24, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35978, 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 J. Sylvester, Moynahan, Irvin & Mooney, PSC, 110 North Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: December 15, 2015. 2 RJCS was authorized previously to operate this one-mile line as incidental, local trackage rights, in addition to being authorized to acquire and operate two interconnected rail lines totaling approximately 74.98 miles between specified points in North Carolina and South Carolina. R. J. Corman R.R— Acquis. & Operation Exemption—The Baltimore & Annapolis R.R., FD 35897 (STB served Jan. 28, 2015), as corrected on November 27, 2015. R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, and R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC, were authorized to continue in control of RJCS upon RJCS’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. R. J. Corman R.R. Grp.— Continuance in Control Exemption—R. J. Corman R.R., FD 35898 (STB served Jan. 28, 2015). E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 243 (Friday, December 18, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 751X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Discontinuance of Service Exemption--in 
Bell and Harlan Counties, Ky.

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 
seven-mile rail line on CSXT's Southern Region, Huntington Division, CV 
Subdivision, Engineering Appalachian Division, also known as the 
Pucketts Creek Branch between milepost OPC 223.0 and milepost OPC 230.0 
in Bell and Harlan Counties, Ky. (the Line). The Line traverses United 
States Postal Service Zip Codes 40845, 40856, and 40863, and includes 
two stations, Alva (FSAC 43932/OPSL 19940) at milepost OPC 223.0 and 
Piedmont (FSAC 43931/OPSL 19930) at milepost OPC 230.0.
    CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is not a through 
line, no overhead traffic needs to be 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 is pending either 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 1105.12 (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 discontinuance of service 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been 
received, this exemption will be effective on January 19, 2016, unless 
stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve 
environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to 
subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \1\ must be 
filed by December 28, 2015.\2\ Petitions to reopen must be filed by 
January 7, 2016, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \2\ Because this is a discontinue proceeding and not an 
abandonment, interim trail use/rail banking and public use 
conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be environmental 
review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an 
environmental review.
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    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.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: December 15, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-31862 Filed 12-17-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P