Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Scott County, Iowa, 69896-69897 [2016-24330]

Download as PDF 69896 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2016 / Notices identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FINRA– 2016–038, and should be submitted on or before October 28, 2016. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.30 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–24280 Filed 10–6–16; 8:45 am] Copies: A copy of the Form OMB 83– 1, supporting statement, and other documents submitted to OMB for review may be obtained from the Agency Clearance Officer. Solicitation of Public Comments Title: Statement of Personal History. Description of Respondents: Small Business Lending Companies. Form Number: 1081. Estimated Annual Responses: 151. Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 108. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 35. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst. 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ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the information collection by name and/ or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Agency Clearance Officer, Curtis Rich, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20416; and SBA Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis Rich, Agency Clearance Officer, (202) 205–7030 curtis.rich@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations require that we determine that a participating Certified Development Company’s Non-Bank Lender Institutions or Microlender’s management, ownership, etc. is of ‘‘good character’’. To do so requires the information requested on the Form 1081. This form also provides data used to determine the qualifications and capabilities of the lenders key personnel. Arkansas Southern Railroad, L.L.C.— Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment—The Kansas City Southern Railway Company mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 30 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Oct 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 Arkansas Southern Railroad, L.L.C. (ARS), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to continue to lease and operate from The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) approximately 61 miles of rail lines in Arkansas and Oklahoma.1 The rail lines are located between milepost 4.0 near Heavener, Okla., and milepost 33.0 at Waldron, Ark., and between milepost 32.0 at Ashdown, Ark., and milepost 0.0 at Nashville, Ark., not including the 601 track switch at Ashdown, Ark. ARS states that it entered into lease agreements with KCS in 2005.2 ARS recently entered into two amended and restated lease agreements, which, among other things, extend the term of the lease to August 30, 2026. As required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1), ARS has disclosed in its verified notice that the amended lease agreements contain an interchange agreement that affects the interchange point at Nashville, Ark. In addition, ARS has provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment as required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h). ARS states that it will continue to be the operator of the lines. ARS certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the proposed transaction will not result in ARS’s 1 Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1), ARS filed a confidential, complete version of the lease agreement to be kept confidential by the Board without need for the filing of an accompanying motion for protective order. 2 See Ark. S. R.R.—Lease Exemption—Kan. City S. Ry., FD 34760 (STB served Oct. 26, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and that its annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. ARS states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or shortly after October 21, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified 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 October 14, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36061, 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, Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. According to ARS, 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.GOV. Decided: October 4, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–24314 Filed 10–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 337 (Sub-No. 9X)] Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation—Abandonment Exemption—in Scott County, Iowa Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation d/b/a Canadian Pacific (DM&E) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 1.95-mile rail line referred to as the Eldridge Line, between milepost 7.52 +/¥ and milepost 9.47 +/¥ in Scott County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 52748. DM&E has certified that: (1) No local freight traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is not a through route, no overhead E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2016 / Notices traffic has operated; and, therefore, none 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 either pending 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 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 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 abandonment 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) has been received, this exemption will be effective on November 10, 2016, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by October 17, 2016. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 27, 2016, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001.3 A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to DM&E’s representative: W. Karl Hansen, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. DM&E has filed environmental and historic reports that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 14, 2016. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CSXT shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by DM&E’s filing of a notice of consummation by October 7, 2017, 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.GOV.’’ Decided: October 4, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Rena Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–24330 Filed 10–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36057] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C. 2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 DM&E states that the Line may be suitable for other public purposes or trail use, and is not aware of any restriction on title to the property, including any reversionary interest which would affect the transfer of title or the use of the property for nonrail purposes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Oct 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company—Change in Operator Exemption—Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company (CRANDIC), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to assume operations over a line of railroad known as the Hills Line extending from milepost 25.0 near Burlington Street in Iowa City, Iowa, to the end of the track at milepost 33.4 in Hills, Iowa, a distance of approximately 8.4 miles. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69897 CRANDIC states that it owns the Hills Line, which is currently leased to and operated by Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. (IAIS).1 CRANDIC notes that CRANDIC and IAIS have agreed that the lease of the Hills Line by IAIS will terminate on October 26, 2016, under the terms of the governing lease agreement and that, as of that date, IAIS will relinquish to CRANDIC (and CRANDIC alone will assume) the legal obligation to provide common carrier rail service over the Hills Line. CRANDIC states that the proposed change in operator does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. CRANDIC certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in CRANDIC’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. However, because its projected annual revenues exceed $5 million, CRANDIC certifies that, pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), it provided notice on August 18, 2016, to employees on the Hills Line and on the national offices of the labor unions for those employees’ unions. Additionally, under 49 CFR 1150.42(b), a change in operator requires that notice be given to shippers. CRANDIC certifies that it has provided notice of the proposed change in operator to shippers on the Hills Line. The earliest this transaction can be consummated is October 23, 2016, the effective date of the exemption. 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 October 14, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36057, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606– 2832. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: October 4, 2016. 1 See Iowa Interstate R.R.—Lease Exemption— Line of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Ry., FD 35562 (STB served Jan. 25, 2012). E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 337 (Sub-No. 9X)]


Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation--Abandonment 
Exemption--in Scott County, Iowa

    Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation d/b/a Canadian 
Pacific (DM&E) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 
pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 1.95-mile rail 
line referred to as the Eldridge Line, between milepost 7.52 +/- and 
milepost 9.47 +/- in Scott County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses 
United States Postal Service Zip Code 52748.
    DM&E has certified that: (1) No local freight traffic has moved 
over the Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is not a 
through route, no overhead

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traffic has operated; and, therefore, none 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 either 
pending 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 1105.7(c) 
(environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 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 abandonment 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) has been received, this exemption will be 
effective on November 10, 2016, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
October 17, 2016. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 27, 2016, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.\3\
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    \1\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C. 2d 377 (1989). 
Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that 
the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's 
effective date.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \3\ DM&E states that the Line may be suitable for other public 
purposes or trail use, and is not aware of any restriction on title 
to the property, including any reversionary interest which would 
affect the transfer of title or the use of the property for non-rail 
purposes.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
DM&E's representative: W. Karl Hansen, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, 150 
South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    DM&E has filed environmental and historic reports that address the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 
14, 2016. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to 
OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-
0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245-0305. Assistance for the hearing 
impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service at 
(800) 877-8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation 
matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to 
the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CSXT shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If 
consummation has not been effected by DM&E's filing of a notice of 
consummation by October 7, 2017, 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.GOV.''

    Decided: October 4, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Rena Laws-Byrum,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-24330 Filed 10-6-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P