R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Carolina Lines, LLC-Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity-Horry County, S.C., 80877-80878 [2015-32615]

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[FR Doc. 2015–32617 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FD 35979] R.J. Corman Railroad Company/ Carolina Lines, LLC—Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity—Horry County, S.C. On November 25, 2015, R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Carolina Lines, LLC (RJCS), a Class III rail carrier, filed a notice for a modified certificate of VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 public convenience and necessity, pursuant to 49 CFR pt. 1150 subpart C— Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, to operate approximately 11.5 miles of rail line owned by Horry County, S.C., and located between RJCS’s line at Station 9+34.65 (milepost 336.18) in the City of Conway, S.C., and the beginning of the concrete bridge deck on the Conway side of the Pine Island Bascule Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway at Station 609+91 (milepost 347.55) (the Line). The Line was authorized for abandonment by the Board’s predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission, in Seaboard System Railroad Inc.—Abandonment—in Horry County, S.C., AB–55 (Sub-No. 107) (ICC served Sept. 12, 1984). According to RJCS, Horry County, a political subdivision of the State of South Carolina, purchased the Line in 1984 pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.22 after it was abandoned by the Seaboard System Railroad.1 Pursuant to a Lease Agreement entered into between R.J. Corman 1 The Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad (WCLR), a division of the Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad Company, previously operated the Line pursuant to a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity obtained in 2001. See Waccamaw Coast Line R.R.—Modified Rail Certificate, FD 34064 (STB served July 13, 2001). WCLR provided notice to terminate its service on the Line on December 11, 2013, which became effective on February 9, 2014. See Waccamaw Coast Line R.R.—Modified Rail Certificate, FD 34064 et al., slip op. at 1 (STB served Jan. 31, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80877 Total annual burden hours 1,900 hours. Railroad Company, LLC (R.J. Corman), and Horry County, dated September 16, 2015, R.J. Corman will lease and maintain the Line for an initial term of 15 years with the option to renew the agreement for up to an additional 15 years. The Lease Agreement grants Horry County the right to cancel the lease upon 180-days written notice. In a Lease Addendum and Assignment Agreement, dated November 6, 2015, R.J. Corman assigned its rights and obligations under the Lease Agreement to RJCS, with the written consent of Horry County. According to RJCS, under the terms of the agreement, RJCS has the exclusive right and responsibility to provide common carrier rail freight service on the Line to both existing and prospective customers that have facilities served by sidetracks or other connections to the Line. RJCS states that it must rehabilitate the Line before it can safely provide service and hopes that rehabilitation of the Line will be completed in January of 2016. The Line qualifies for a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity. See Common Carrier and 49 CFR 1150.22. RJCS states that it will receive no subsidies in connection with its operations and that there will be no preconditions that shippers must meet to receive service. This notice will be served on the Association of American Railroads (Car Service Division) as agent for all railroads subscribing to the car-service E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 80878 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices and car-hire agreement at 425 Third Street SW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20024; and on the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association at 50 F Street NW., Suite 7020, Washington, DC 20001. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: December 22, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–32615 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35802] Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority—Construction and Operation Exemption—in Lake County, TN Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Issuance of Draft Environmental Assessment; Request for Comments. AGENCY: The Surface Transportation Board’s (Board) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in response to a petition for exemption filed on June 27, 2014 by the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority (NWTRPA) to construct and operate an approximately 5.5 mile line of railroad in Lake County, Tennessee. The proposed rail line would connect the Port of Cates Landing, a river port located on the Mississippi River, with an existing line of railroad operated by the Tennken Railroad at a connection near Tiptonville, Tennessee. 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[FR Doc. 2015–32566 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 728] Policy Statement on Implementing Intercity Passenger Train On-Time Performance and Preference Provisions of 49 U.S.C. 24308(c) and (f) AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice of Proposed Statement of Board Policy. ACTION: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is issuing a proposed Policy Statement to provide guidance to the public regarding complaint proceedings under 49 U.S.C. 24308(f) and related issues under 49 U.S.C. 24308(c). The Board seeks public comment on the proposed Policy Statement, and may revise it, as appropriate, after consideration of the comments received. DATES: Comments on the proposed Policy Statement are due February 22, 2016. Reply comments are due March 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman, (202) 245–0386. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 248 (Monday, December 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80877-80878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32615]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35979]


R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Carolina Lines, LLC--Modified 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity--Horry County, S.C.

    On November 25, 2015, R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Carolina Lines, 
LLC (RJCS), a Class III rail carrier, filed a notice for a modified 
certificate of public convenience and necessity, pursuant to 49 CFR pt. 
1150 subpart C--Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and 
Necessity, to operate approximately 11.5 miles of rail line owned by 
Horry County, S.C., and located between RJCS's line at Station 9+34.65 
(milepost 336.18) in the City of Conway, S.C., and the beginning of the 
concrete bridge deck on the Conway side of the Pine Island Bascule 
Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway at Station 609+91 (milepost 
347.55) (the Line).
    The Line was authorized for abandonment by the Board's predecessor, 
the Interstate Commerce Commission, in Seaboard System Railroad Inc.--
Abandonment--in Horry County, S.C., AB-55 (Sub-No. 107) (ICC served 
Sept. 12, 1984). According to RJCS, Horry County, a political 
subdivision of the State of South Carolina, purchased the Line in 1984 
pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.22 after it was abandoned by the Seaboard 
System Railroad.\1\
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    \1\ The Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad (WCLR), a division of the 
Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad Company, previously operated the 
Line pursuant to a modified certificate of public convenience and 
necessity obtained in 2001. See Waccamaw Coast Line R.R.--Modified 
Rail Certificate, FD 34064 (STB served July 13, 2001). WCLR provided 
notice to terminate its service on the Line on December 11, 2013, 
which became effective on February 9, 2014. See Waccamaw Coast Line 
R.R.--Modified Rail Certificate, FD 34064 et al., slip op. at 1 (STB 
served Jan. 31, 2014).
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    Pursuant to a Lease Agreement entered into between R.J. Corman 
Railroad Company, LLC (R.J. Corman), and Horry County, dated September 
16, 2015, R.J. Corman will lease and maintain the Line for an initial 
term of 15 years with the option to renew the agreement for up to an 
additional 15 years. The Lease Agreement grants Horry County the right 
to cancel the lease upon 180-days written notice.
    In a Lease Addendum and Assignment Agreement, dated November 6, 
2015, R.J. Corman assigned its rights and obligations under the Lease 
Agreement to RJCS, with the written consent of Horry County. According 
to RJCS, under the terms of the agreement, RJCS has the exclusive right 
and responsibility to provide common carrier rail freight service on 
the Line to both existing and prospective customers that have 
facilities served by sidetracks or other connections to the Line. RJCS 
states that it must rehabilitate the Line before it can safely provide 
service and hopes that rehabilitation of the Line will be completed in 
January of 2016.
    The Line qualifies for a modified certificate of public convenience 
and necessity. See Common Carrier and 49 CFR 1150.22. RJCS states that 
it will receive no subsidies in connection with its operations and that 
there will be no preconditions that shippers must meet to receive 
service.
    This notice will be served on the Association of American Railroads 
(Car Service Division) as agent for all railroads subscribing to the 
car-service

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and car-hire agreement at 425 Third Street SW., Suite 1000, Washington, 
DC 20024; and on the American Short Line and Regional Railroad 
Association at 50 F Street NW., Suite 7020, Washington, DC 20001.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: December 22, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tia Delano,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-32615 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
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