Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption Including Interchange Commitment-BNSF Railway Company, 9924-9925 [2016-04139]

Download as PDF 9924 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / Notices The Director of Major Events and Conferences Staff, Office of Major Events and Conferences, Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington DC, 20520. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals who have cause to believe that the Office of the Chief of Protocol or Office of Major Events and Conferences Staff may have records pertaining to him or her should write to the following address: Director; Office of Information Programs and Services, A/ GIS/IPS; SA–2 Department of State; 515 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20522–8100. The individual must specify that he or she requests the records of the Office of the Chief of Protocol or the Office of Major Events and Conferences Staff to be checked. At a minimum, the individual must include the following: Name, date and place of birth, current mailing address and zip code, signature, and any other information helpful in identifying the record. 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(the Line), and to acquire GCEDC’s residual common carrier obligation on the Line.1 According to the County, it has reached an agreement with GCEDC pursuant to which, upon the effectiveness of this transaction, GCEDC will transfer to the County the entirety of its interest in the Line, including its residual common carrier obligation. The end result will be that all of GCEDC’s ownership rights and responsibilities in the Line will be transferred to the County and remain rail-banked. The County states that the proposed acquisition will not involve any provision or agreement between GCEDC and the County that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. The transaction may be consummated on or after March 13, 2016 (30 days after the notice of exemption was filed). The County certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in its becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. 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 no later than March 4, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35997, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy must be served on William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. According to the County, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FD 35997] County of Greenville, S.C.— Acquisition Exemption—Rail Line of Greenville County Economic Development Corporation The County of Greenville, S.C. (County), a non-operating Class III rail carrier and political subdivision of the State of South Carolina, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:41 Feb 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 1 The Line is rail banked pursuant to § 8(d) of the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d). See Greenville Cty. Econ. Dev. Corp.—Aban. Exemption—in Greenville Cty, S.C., AB 490 (SubNo. 2X) (STB served May 18, 2015). In a letter filed on September 14, 2015, in Docket No. AB 490 (SubNo. 2X), the County and GCEDC jointly notified the Board that an interim trail use/rail-banking agreement had been reached between the parties. Currently, the County is the trail sponsor, and GCEDC is the owner of the Line and holder of the residual common carrier right to reactivate rail service. PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: February 23, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–04162 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 35999] Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc.— Lease and Operation Exemption Including Interchange Commitment— BNSF Railway Company Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc. (OBRR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and to operate, approximately 13.06 miles of rail consisting of the following: (1) 5.50 miles of track between milepost 9.07 near Olympia, Wa., and milepost 14.57 near Belmore, Wa., in Thurston County, Wa.; (2) incidental overhead trackage rights over approximately 7.56 miles of Union Pacific Railroad Company track between East Olympia, Wa., and Olympia, Wa.; and (3) joint use of terminal trackage at Olympia, Wa., pursuant to a lease agreement (Agreement) dated February 12, 2016.1 This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Genesee & Wyoming Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Docket No. FD 36000, in which Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) seeks Board approval to continue in control of OBRR under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2), upon OBRR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. As required under 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1), OBRR has disclosed in its verified notice that the subject Agreement contains an interchange commitment that affects interchange with carriers other than BNSF at the interchange point of East Olympia, Wa. OBRR has provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment as required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h). 1 OBRR filed a confidential version of the Agreement with its notice of exemption to be kept confidential by the Board under 49 CFR 1104.14(a) without need for the filing of an accompanying motion for protective order under 49 CFR 1104.14(b). OBRR states that exhibits to the Agreement that do not relate to or affect the interchange commitment have been omitted. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / Notices OBRR certifies that the projected annual revenues do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and would not exceed $5 million. The transaction may be consummated on or after March 13, 2016 (30 days after the notice of exemption 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 March 4, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35999, 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 applicant’s representative, Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill, PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV’’. Decided: February 23, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–04139 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Genesee & Wyoming Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI), a publicly traded noncarrier holding company, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc. (OBRR), a noncarrier, upon OBRR’s becoming a Class III railroad. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Olympia & Belmore Railroad—Lease and Operation Exemption Including Interchange Commitment—BNSF Railway, Docket No. FD 35999, wherein OBRR seeks Board approval under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and to operate, approximately 13.06 miles of rail consisting of the following: (1) 5.50 miles of track VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:41 Feb 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 between milepost 9.07 near Olympia, Wa., and milepost 14.57 near Belmore, Wa., in Thurston County, Wa.; (2) incidental overhead trackage rights over approximately 7.56 miles of Union Pacific Railroad Company track between East Olympia, Wa., and Olympia, Wa.; and (3) joint use of terminal trackage at Olympia, Wa. This transaction may be consummated on March 13, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). GWI notes that it currently controls, directly or indirectly, two Class II carriers and 105 Class III carriers operating in the United States. GWI represents that: (1) None of the railroads controlled by GWI would connect with the line being leased and operated by OBRR; (2) the continuance in control is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the line to be operated by OBRR with the rail lines of any carriers in GWI’s corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. The proposed transaction is therefore exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323 pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). GWI states that the proposed transaction will allow OBRR to take advantage of the administrative, financial, marketing and operational support that GWI and its existing subsidiary railroads can provide, thus promoting the ability of OBRR to provide safe and efficient service to their shippers. 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. As a condition to the use of this exemption, any employees adversely affected by this transaction will be protected by the conditions set forth in New York Dock Railway— Control—Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal, 360 I.C.C 60 (1979). 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 would not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than March 4, 2016 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36000 must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9925 must be served on applicant’s representative, Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill, PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV’’. Decided: February 23, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–04140 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Ninety-Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee (159) Global Positioning System (GPS) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Ninety-Fifth RTCA Special Committee 159 meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Ninety-Fifth RTCA Special Committee 159 meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held March 7–11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA Inc. Conference Room, 1150 18th NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC Tel: (202) 330–0680. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC, 20036, or by telephone at (202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http:// www.rtca.org or Jennifer Iversen, Program Director, RTCA, Inc., jiversen@ rtca.org, (202) 330–0662. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159. The agenda will include the following: SUMMARY: Monday, March 7, 2016 1. Working Group 2, GPS/WAAS, 4th Floor Large Board Room Opening remarks: DFO, RTCA, Chairman, and Hosts (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) Tuesday, March 8, 2016 1. Noon p.m., Working Group 2, GPS/ WAAS, 4th Floor Large Board Room (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) 2. Working Group 2A, GPS/GLONASS, Garmin Board Room (1:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9924-9925]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04139]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 35999]


Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc.--Lease and Operation Exemption 
Including Interchange Commitment--BNSF Railway Company

    Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Inc. (OBRR), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from BNSF 
Railway Company (BNSF), and to operate, approximately 13.06 miles of 
rail consisting of the following: (1) 5.50 miles of track between 
milepost 9.07 near Olympia, Wa., and milepost 14.57 near Belmore, Wa., 
in Thurston County, Wa.; (2) incidental overhead trackage rights over 
approximately 7.56 miles of Union Pacific Railroad Company track 
between East Olympia, Wa., and Olympia, Wa.; and (3) joint use of 
terminal trackage at Olympia, Wa., pursuant to a lease agreement 
(Agreement) dated February 12, 2016.\1\
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    \1\ OBRR filed a confidential version of the Agreement with its 
notice of exemption to be kept confidential by the Board under 49 
CFR 1104.14(a) without need for the filing of an accompanying motion 
for protective order under 49 CFR 1104.14(b). OBRR states that 
exhibits to the Agreement that do not relate to or affect the 
interchange commitment have been omitted.
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    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in Genesee & Wyoming Inc.--Continuance in Control 
Exemption--Olympia & Belmore Railroad, Docket No. FD 36000, in which 
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) seeks Board approval to continue in 
control of OBRR under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2), upon OBRR's becoming a Class 
III rail carrier.
    As required under 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1), OBRR has disclosed in its 
verified notice that the subject Agreement contains an interchange 
commitment that affects interchange with carriers other than BNSF at 
the interchange point of East Olympia, Wa. OBRR has provided additional 
information regarding the interchange commitment as required by 49 CFR 
1150.43(h).

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    OBRR certifies that the projected annual revenues do not exceed 
those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and would not 
exceed $5 million.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after March 13, 2016 (30 
days after the notice of exemption 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 March 4, 2016 (at least seven days 
before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35999, 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 applicant's representative, Eric M. Hocky, 
Clark Hill, PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV''.

    Decided: February 23, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tia Delano,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-04139 Filed 2-25-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P