WRL, LLC-Modified Rail Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity-Adams and Grant Counties, Wash., 35809-35810 [2016-13139]

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[FR Doc. 2016–13213 Filed 6–1–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9596] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Public Meeting on Online Dispute Resolution The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice that the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Study Group of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) will hold a public meeting. The ACPIL ODR Study Group will meet to discuss the draft instrument entitled ‘‘Technical Notes on Online Dispute Resolution’’ which has been submitted to the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for consideration at its 2016 plenary session (June 27-July 15, 2016). This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. 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Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at https://foia.state.gov/_docs/ SORN/State-36.pdf for additional information. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35809 Dated: May 25, 2016. Michael J. Dennis, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–13163 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7410–08–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36002] WRL, LLC—Modified Rail Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity— Adams and Grant Counties, Wash. WRL, LLC (WRL), a noncarrier, filed a notice for a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity under 49 CFR Part 1150 subpart C—Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, to lease and operate a line of railroad (the Line) owned by the Port of Royal Slope (Port), a Washington State municipal corporation. The total distance of the Line is approximately 26 miles: (1) Originating at milepost 1989.06, near Othello, Adams County, Wash., and continuing west for 20.44 miles to milepost 2009, at Royal City Junction, Grant County, Wash.; and then (2) proceeding north a distance of 5.2 miles, terminating at an industrial siding at milepost 5.2 near Royal City, Grant County, Wash.1 WRL states that the Line was authorized for abandonment by a decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission in Docket No. AB 7 (SubNo. 86) served on January 30, 1980, though the abandonment of the Line was never consummated. WRL states that the Line was acquired by the Port in 1982, ‘‘came under the control’’ of Sunfresh, Inc., in 1992,2 was purchased by the Washington State Department of Transportation in 1993, and was reacquired by the Port in 2015. Pursuant to an Operating Lease Agreement, WRL, as lessee, and the Port, as owner, have agreed that WRL will commence freight rail operation upon this exemption taking effect on or after June 5, 2016, for an initial term of five years, which may be extended upon the agreement of both parties for additional five-year terms. WRL states that the Line’s only interline connection 1 This proceeding is related to Paul Didelius— Continuance in Control Exemption—WRL, LLC, Docket No. FD 36003, in which Paul Didelius filed an exemption to continue in control of WRL upon WRL’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. Notice of the continuance in control exemption was served and published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2016 (81 FR 32,004). 2 According to WRL, Sunfresh, Inc., was the guarantor of a Federal Railroad Administration loan upon which the Port defaulted in 1992. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 35810 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Notices is with Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRW) at milepost 1989.06 in Othello, Wash. WRL states that it expects to enter into an agreement with CBRW imposing no interchange commitments. The Line qualifies for a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity. See Common Carrier Status of States, State Agencies & Instrumentalities & Political Subdivisions, FD 28990F (ICC served July 16, 1981) and 49 CFR 1150.22. WRL states that no subsidy is involved and that there are no preconditions for shippers to meet in order to receive rail service. WRL also states that Operating Lease Agreement requires it to obtain property and liability insurance coverage. This notice will be served on the Association of American Railroads (Car Service Division), as agent for all railroads subscribing to the car-service 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: May 31, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–13139 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 60-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Household Goods Movers’ Disclosure Requirements Notice and request for comments. ACTION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the information collections (here, third-party disclosures) required by the Board’s decisions in Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan. 21, 2011); Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan.10, 2012). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Congress, in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, section 4215, Public Law 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, 1760 (2005), directed the Board to review consumer protection regulations concerning the loss or damage that occurs during interstate household goods moves. In Docket No. RR 999, the Board required household goods motor carriers and freight forwarders (together, Movers) to provide their customers with clear written information concerning the two available cargo-liability options, if they desired to offer a rate limiting their liability on interstate moves to anything less than replacement value of the goods. Movers were required to provide this information on the standard written estimate form, which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) already required Movers to provide to their household goods moving customers. See 49 CFR 375.213(c). DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by August 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Household Goods Movers’ Disclosure Requirements.’’ For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins at (202) 245– 0284 or at michael.higgins@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collections Title: Household Goods Movers’ Disclosure Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2140–0027. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change. Respondents: Movers that desire to offer a rate limiting their liability on interstate moves to anything less than replacement value of the goods. Number of Respondents: 7,000 (approximate number of Movers involved in authorized for-hire household goods carriage in the United States according to American Moving and Storage Association). Frequency: Occasionally. Total Burden Hours: None. The change to the estimate form was a onetime, start-up cost, which was considered in the cost analysis of the Board’s previous approval for this collection. Therefore, there is no longer an hourly burden. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: None. Movers may provide these forms to shippers electronically. Further, as with the burden hours above, the one-time, start-up costs that were previously considered no longer apply. Therefore, there is no non-hourly burden to respondents. Needs and Uses: Moving companies must inform consumers of their rights and obtain a signed waiver if the consumer elects anything other than full-value protection. See Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 4) (STB served June 13, 2007). Previously, consumers were sometimes confused and did not realize that they had waived full-value protection until after they had experienced damage to or loss of their goods. The information collection that is the subject of this notice is intended to correct this problem by providing early notice regarding the two liability options (fullvalue protection and the lower releasedrate protection), as well as adequate time and information to help consumers decide which option to choose. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 107 (Friday, June 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35809-35810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13139]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36002]


WRL, LLC--Modified Rail Certificate of Public Convenience and 
Necessity--Adams and Grant Counties, Wash.

    WRL, LLC (WRL), a noncarrier, filed a notice for a modified 
certificate of public convenience and necessity under 49 CFR Part 1150 
subpart C--Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, to 
lease and operate a line of railroad (the Line) owned by the Port of 
Royal Slope (Port), a Washington State municipal corporation. The total 
distance of the Line is approximately 26 miles: (1) Originating at 
milepost 1989.06, near Othello, Adams County, Wash., and continuing 
west for 20.44 miles to milepost 2009, at Royal City Junction, Grant 
County, Wash.; and then (2) proceeding north a distance of 5.2 miles, 
terminating at an industrial siding at milepost 5.2 near Royal City, 
Grant County, Wash.\1\
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    \1\ This proceeding is related to Paul Didelius--Continuance in 
Control Exemption--WRL, LLC, Docket No. FD 36003, in which Paul 
Didelius filed an exemption to continue in control of WRL upon WRL's 
becoming a Class III rail carrier. Notice of the continuance in 
control exemption was served and published in the Federal Register 
on May 20, 2016 (81 FR 32,004).
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    WRL states that the Line was authorized for abandonment by a 
decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission in Docket No. AB 7 (Sub-
No. 86) served on January 30, 1980, though the abandonment of the Line 
was never consummated. WRL states that the Line was acquired by the 
Port in 1982, ``came under the control'' of Sunfresh, Inc., in 1992,\2\ 
was purchased by the Washington State Department of Transportation in 
1993, and was reacquired by the Port in 2015.
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    \2\ According to WRL, Sunfresh, Inc., was the guarantor of a 
Federal Railroad Administration loan upon which the Port defaulted 
in 1992.
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    Pursuant to an Operating Lease Agreement, WRL, as lessee, and the 
Port, as owner, have agreed that WRL will commence freight rail 
operation upon this exemption taking effect on or after June 5, 2016, 
for an initial term of five years, which may be extended upon the 
agreement of both parties for additional five-year terms. WRL states 
that the Line's only interline connection

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is with Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRW) at milepost 1989.06 in Othello, 
Wash. WRL states that it expects to enter into an agreement with CBRW 
imposing no interchange commitments.
    The Line qualifies for a modified certificate of public convenience 
and necessity. See Common Carrier Status of States, State Agencies & 
Instrumentalities & Political Subdivisions, FD 28990F (ICC served July 
16, 1981) and 49 CFR 1150.22.
    WRL states that no subsidy is involved and that there are no 
preconditions for shippers to meet in order to receive rail service. 
WRL also states that Operating Lease Agreement requires it to obtain 
property and liability insurance coverage.
    This notice will be served on the Association of American Railroads 
(Car Service Division), as agent for all railroads subscribing to the 
car-service 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: May 31, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-13139 Filed 6-2-16; 8:45 am]
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