WRL, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works, 71161 [2016-24861]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 199 / Friday, October 14, 2016 / Notices SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36067] rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES New Orleans Public Belt Railroad— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Illinois Central Railroad Company The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) for its acquisition of temporary overhead trackage rights over a line of railroad of the Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC), over two segments of IC’s rail lines as follows: (1) IC’s McComb Subdivision, between IC’s connection with the Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) at or near IC milepost 906.4 at East Bridge Junction in Shrewsbury, La., and IC milepost 900.8 at Orleans Junction in New Orleans, La. (approximately 5.6 miles), and (2) IC’s Baton Rouge Subdivision, between IC milepost 444.2 at Orleans Junction and IC milepost 443.5 at Frellsen Junction in New Orleans, La. (approximately 0.7 miles), a total distance of approximately 6.3 miles the Line). NOPB states that, pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement (Agreement) dated September 16, 2016,1 IC has agreed to grant the specified temporary overhead trackage rights to New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) over the Line. NOPB states that it intends to consummate the transaction on or after October 28, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). The sole purpose of the trackage rights is to allow NOPB to temporarily interchange with KCS on KCS trackage which requires NOPB to operate over IC’s 6.3 miles of trackage. The temporary trackage rights will expire on January 31, 2017. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights—Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch 1 A redacted copy of the Agreement between NOPB and IC was filed with the notice. An unredacted copy was filed under seal along with a motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR 1194.14(a). That motion will be addressed in a separate decision. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Oct 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). 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 21, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36067, 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, Audrey L. Brodrick, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606. According to NOPB, 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 11, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–24909 Filed 10–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36074] WRL, LLC—Acquisition Exemption— City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works WRL, LLC (WRL), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from the City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works d/b/a Tacoma Rail (Tacoma Rail), approximately 34.6 miles of rail line between milepost 33C and milepost 67.6 in Lewis and Thurston Counties, Wash. (the Line). The Line is currently operated by Western Washington Railroad, LLC (WWRR). See W. Wash. R.R.—Lease & Operation Exemption—City of Tacoma, Dep’t of Pub. Works, FD 35921 (STB served July 29, 2015). According to WRL, it expects to enter into an agreement with Tacoma Rail on or about October 4, 2016, pursuant to which it will acquire the Line from PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 71161 Tacoma Rail. WRL states that WWRR will continue to be the operator of the Line. WRL also states that the proposed transaction does not involve any provision that prohibits, restricts, or would otherwise limit future interchange of traffic with any thirdparty carrier. WRL certifies that, as a result of the proposed transaction, its projected revenues will not result in its becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. WRL states that the parties intend to consummate the transaction immediately after the effective date of the exemption. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is October 30, 2016 (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). According to WRL, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic review under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). 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 21, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36074, 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 James H.M. Savage, 22 Rockingham Court, Germantown, MD 20874. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ Decided: October 11, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–24861 Filed 10–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 199 (Friday, October 14, 2016)]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36074]


WRL, LLC--Acquisition Exemption--City of Tacoma, Department of 
Public Works

    WRL, LLC (WRL), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from the City of Tacoma, 
Department of Public Works d/b/a Tacoma Rail (Tacoma Rail), 
approximately 34.6 miles of rail line between milepost 33C and milepost 
67.6 in Lewis and Thurston Counties, Wash. (the Line). The Line is 
currently operated by Western Washington Railroad, LLC (WWRR). See W. 
Wash. R.R.--Lease & Operation Exemption--City of Tacoma, Dep't of Pub. 
Works, FD 35921 (STB served July 29, 2015).
    According to WRL, it expects to enter into an agreement with Tacoma 
Rail on or about October 4, 2016, pursuant to which it will acquire the 
Line from Tacoma Rail. WRL states that WWRR will continue to be the 
operator of the Line. WRL also states that the proposed transaction 
does not involve any provision that prohibits, restricts, or would 
otherwise limit future interchange of traffic with any third-party 
carrier.
    WRL certifies that, as a result of the proposed transaction, its 
projected revenues will not result in its becoming a Class I or Class 
II rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    WRL states that the parties intend to consummate the transaction 
immediately after the effective date of the exemption. The earliest 
this transaction may be consummated is October 30, 2016 (30 days after 
the verified notice of exemption was filed).
    According to WRL, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic review 
under 49 CFR 1105.8(b).
    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 21, 
2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36074, 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 James H.M. Savage, 22 Rockingham Court, 
Germantown, MD 20874.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.GOV.''

    Decided: October 11, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.

Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-24861 Filed 10-13-16; 8:45 am]
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