Kanawha River Railroad, LLC-Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 46153-46154 [2016-16796]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 136 / Friday, July 15, 2016 / Notices rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 1 must be filed by July 25, 2016.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by August 4, 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 CW’s representative: William A. Mullins, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. 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: July 12, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. Contee, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–16774 Filed 7–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36044] CWW, LLC—Lease and Operation Exemption—Port of Columbia, Wash. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES CWW, LLC (CWW), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from the Port of Columbia, Wash. and to operate, approximately 37.1 miles of rail line, referred to as the Dayton Line, between milepost 33.0 near Walla Walla, Wash. and milepost 70.1 at Dayton, Wash., pursuant to an executed lease and operating agreement. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Paul Didelius— Continuance in Control Exemption— CWW, LLC, Docket No. FD 36045, in which Paul Didelius seeks Board approval to continue in control of CWW under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2), upon CWW’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. CWW certifies that the projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and states the projected annual revenues of CWW shall not exceed $5 million dollars.1 CWW states that it expects to 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 CW is seeking to discontinue service, not to abandon the Line, 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 By letter filed July 6, 2016, CWW supplemented its notice of exemption with a statement that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jul 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 execute an agreement to interchange with Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, LLC imposing no interchange commitments. The transaction may be consummated on August 5, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed).2 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 by July 29, 2016 (at least seven days prior to the date the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36044 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, James H.M. Savage, 22 Rockingham Court, Germantown, MD 20874. According to CWW, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: July 12, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–16781 Filed 7–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36028] Kanawha River Railroad, LLC—Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Kanawha River Railroad, LLC (KNWA), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease and operate nine rail segments totaling 308.85 miles from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR). These line segments run (1) between mileposts V 382.0 at Maben, W. Va., and V 435.0 at DB (Deepwater Bridge), W. Va.; (2) between milepost RR 7.0 at Refugee, Ohio, and milepost projected annual revenues of CWW shall not exceed $5 million dollars. 2 Because, as noted, CWW supplemented its verified notice on July 6, 2016, that date is considered the filing date of the verified notice. PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46153 RR 116.5 at Hobson Yard, Ohio; (3) between milepost WV 125.6 at Conco, Ohio and milepost WV 253.4 at Cornelia, W. Va.; (4) between milepost VC 0.0 at Vaco Junction, W. Va., and milepost VC 0.84 at Deepwater W. Va.; (5) between Hitop RT at milepost TP 0.0 at Charleston, W. Va., and the end of the track at milepost TP 1.0; (6) between Jones IT at milepost JT 0.0 at Jones, W. Va., and the end of the track at milepost JT 1.3; (7) between milepost VG 0.0 at Virwest, W. Va., and milepost VG 12.1 at Bolt, W. Va., (8) between milepost MY 0.0 at Milam, W. Va., and the end of the track at MY 1.01; and (9) between milepost PE 0.0 at Putt, W. Va., and milepost PE 2.3 at Putt End Branch, W. Va.1 This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Watco Holdings, Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Kanawha River Railroad LLC, Docket No. FD 36029, wherein Watco Holdings, Inc. seeks Board authority to continue in control of KNWA upon KNWA’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. KNWA plans to lease and increase operations on the subject rail lines in Ohio and West Virginia (189 miles of the subject lines are in active service; the remainder of the track is idled or has been taken out of service by NSR).2 KNWA intends to return the entire main line component of the rail lines to daily operation. NSR suspended operations on part of the rail lines in Ohio in early 2016 due to declining rail traffic volumes, and rerouted traffic on other routes. KNWA has certified that its projected annual revenues that will result from the proposed transaction will not result in KNWA becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. KNWA has further certified that its projected annual rail freight revenues, including the lines to be operated pursuant to this notice, will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, as required by 49 CFR 1150.42(e), KNWA has certified that on May 18 and 19, 1 The notice of exemption was initially filed on June 28, 2016, but was resubmitted with corrections on July 1, 2016. Therefore July 1, 2016, is the official filing date and the basis for all dates in this notice. 2 KNWA has filed the lease agreement under seal pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1)(ii). On July 7, 2016, Dow Chemical Company (Dow) filed a motion for access to the confidential lease documents, pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(2), and a motion for protective order. On July 8, 2016, M&G Polymers USA, LLC (M&G) filed similar motions. Both Dow and M&G stated that KNWA had agreed to grant such access once a protective order was in place. On July 8, 2016, the Board granted M&G’s motion for protective order and motion for access to confidential documents. On July 11, 2016, the Board granted Dow’s motion for access to confidential documents. E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 46154 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 136 / Friday, July 15, 2016 / Notices 2016, a copy of the verified notice was posted at the workplaces of the employees on the line and served on the national offices of all labor unions with employees on the line. The transaction may be consummated on or after July 31, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the supplemental 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 for stay must be filed no later than July 22, 2016 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36028, 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 Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606, and Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. According to KNWA, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: July 12, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–16796 Filed 7–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Non-Rulemaking Action To Change Land Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, Jackson, Mississippi Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Jackson Municipal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jul 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 Airport Authority to waive the requirement that a 130 acre parcel of surplus property, located on JacksonMedgar Wiley Evers International Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes. Comments must be received on or before August 15, 2016. DATES: Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Jackson Airports District Office, Attn: Jeff Orr, Program Manager, 100 West Cross Street, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39208–2307. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Carl Newman, Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority at the following address: P.O. Box 98109, Jackson, MS 39298–8109. ADDRESSES: Jeff Orr, Program Manager, Jackson Airports District Office, 100 West Cross Street, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39208–2307, (601) 664–9885. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If the proposal is approved, the airport layout plan will be updated to reflect the change in the land use on 130 acres from aeronautical to non-aeronautical. The property will then be leased for Commercial Development. The location of the land relative to existing or anticipated aircraft noise contours greater than 65 DNL are not considered to be an issue. The proceeds from the lease of this property will be used for airport purposes. The proposed use of this property is compatible with airport operations. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Jackson, Mississippi on July 7, 2016. William J. Schuller, Acting Manager, Jackson Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2016–16815 Filed 7–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0002–N–14] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces FRA is forwarding the renewal of the information collection requirements (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. On February 25, 2016, OMB approved Form FRA F 1680.167 for 180 days under emergency clearance procedures. FRA seeks regular clearance of this form for the maximum period (3 years) to comply with Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) requirements. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 24, 2016. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 15, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Safety Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6292, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Administration, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6132. These telephone numbers are not toll-free. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), and 1320.12. On March 24, 2016, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs for which the agency is seeking OMB approval. See 81 FR 15781. FRA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 136 (Friday, July 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46153-46154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-16796]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36028]


Kanawha River Railroad, LLC--Lease Exemption Containing 
Interchange Commitment--Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Kanawha River Railroad, LLC (KNWA), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease and operate 
nine rail segments totaling 308.85 miles from Norfolk Southern Railway 
Company (NSR). These line segments run (1) between mileposts V 382.0 at 
Maben, W. Va., and V 435.0 at DB (Deepwater Bridge), W. Va.; (2) 
between milepost RR 7.0 at Refugee, Ohio, and milepost RR 116.5 at 
Hobson Yard, Ohio; (3) between milepost WV 125.6 at Conco, Ohio and 
milepost WV 253.4 at Cornelia, W. Va.; (4) between milepost VC 0.0 at 
Vaco Junction, W. Va., and milepost VC 0.84 at Deepwater W. Va.; (5) 
between Hitop RT at milepost TP 0.0 at Charleston, W. Va., and the end 
of the track at milepost TP 1.0; (6) between Jones IT at milepost JT 
0.0 at Jones, W. Va., and the end of the track at milepost JT 1.3; (7) 
between milepost VG 0.0 at Virwest, W. Va., and milepost VG 12.1 at 
Bolt, W. Va., (8) between milepost MY 0.0 at Milam, W. Va., and the end 
of the track at MY 1.01; and (9) between milepost PE 0.0 at Putt, W. 
Va., and milepost PE 2.3 at Putt End Branch, W. Va.\1\
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    \1\ The notice of exemption was initially filed on June 28, 
2016, but was resubmitted with corrections on July 1, 2016. 
Therefore July 1, 2016, is the official filing date and the basis 
for all dates in this notice.
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    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in Watco Holdings, Inc.--Continuance in Control 
Exemption--Kanawha River Railroad LLC, Docket No. FD 36029, wherein 
Watco Holdings, Inc. seeks Board authority to continue in control of 
KNWA upon KNWA's becoming a Class III rail carrier.
    KNWA plans to lease and increase operations on the subject rail 
lines in Ohio and West Virginia (189 miles of the subject lines are in 
active service; the remainder of the track is idled or has been taken 
out of service by NSR).\2\ KNWA intends to return the entire main line 
component of the rail lines to daily operation. NSR suspended 
operations on part of the rail lines in Ohio in early 2016 due to 
declining rail traffic volumes, and rerouted traffic on other routes.
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    \2\ KNWA has filed the lease agreement under seal pursuant to 49 
CFR 1150.43(h)(1)(ii). On July 7, 2016, Dow Chemical Company (Dow) 
filed a motion for access to the confidential lease documents, 
pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(2), and a motion for protective order. 
On July 8, 2016, M&G Polymers USA, LLC (M&G) filed similar motions. 
Both Dow and M&G stated that KNWA had agreed to grant such access 
once a protective order was in place. On July 8, 2016, the Board 
granted M&G's motion for protective order and motion for access to 
confidential documents. On July 11, 2016, the Board granted Dow's 
motion for access to confidential documents.
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    KNWA has certified that its projected annual revenues that will 
result from the proposed transaction will not result in KNWA becoming a 
Class II or Class I rail carrier. KNWA has further certified that its 
projected annual rail freight revenues, including the lines to be 
operated pursuant to this notice, will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, 
as required by 49 CFR 1150.42(e), KNWA has certified that on May 18 and 
19,

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2016, a copy of the verified notice was posted at the workplaces of the 
employees on the line and served on the national offices of all labor 
unions with employees on the line.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after July 31, 2016, the 
effective date of the exemption (30 days after the supplemental 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 for stay must be filed no later than July 22, 2016 
(at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36028, 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 Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 
N. Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606, and Karl Morell, Karl 
Morell & Associates, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 
20005.
    According to KNWA, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c).
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: July 12, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tia Delano,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-16796 Filed 7-14-16; 8:45 am]
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