Delmarva Central Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 87122 [2016-28950]

Download as PDF 87122 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2016 / Notices SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36071] Delmarva Central Railroad Company— Lease and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment—Norfolk Southern Railway Company asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease and operate approximately 161.59 miles of track (the Line) currently owned and operated by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) consisting of (1) a line of railroad extending between Porter, Del., at milepost DM 14.4 and Pocomoke, Md., at milepost DM 128.19; (2) a line of railroad extending between Harrington, Del., at milepost IR 0.0 and Frankford, Del., at milepost IR 39.0; and (3) various industrial tracks.1 This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Carload Express, Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Delmarva Central Railroad, Docket No. FD 36072, in which Carload Express, Inc., seeks to continue in control of DCR upon DCR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. DCR states that is has reached an agreement in principle with NSR to lease and operate the Line upon the effective date established by the Board and that a final version of the agreement is expected to be executed shortly. As required by 49 CFR 1150.33(h), DCR has disclosed in its verified notice that the agreement contains interchange commitments, including lease credits, and that the agreement affects interchange at Tasker, Del. (near New Castle, Del.) and Clay, Del. (near Clayton, Del.). In addition, DCR has provided additional information regarding the interchange commitments as required by § 1150.33(h).2 DCR certifies that its projected annual revenues resulting from the transaction 1 These segments include the Oxford Industrial Track between mileposts VQ 0 and VQ 0.4, the Cambridge Industrial Track between mileposts QT 0.0 and QT 2.3, the Willards Industrial Track between mileposts MW 42.05 and MW 45.7, the Mardella Industrial Track between mileposts MW 41.4 and MW 42.05, the Mill Street Industrial Track between mileposts MR 0.0 and MR 0.6, and the Chrisfield Industrial Track between mileposts KK 0.0 and KK 1.2. DCR notes that the parties do not intend to convey common carrier authority over such industrial tracks or convert such industrial tracks into 49 U.S.C. 10901 lines. 2 DCR states that, for it to conduct operations, it will enter into various interchange agreements, some of which will include limited trackage rights to be used solely for interchange purposes. DCR notes, for example, to interchange at Tasker, DCR crews will need to operate over NSR and to interchange at Clay, NSR crews will need to operate over DCR. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Dec 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. DCR notes, however, that its annual operating revenues will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, in compliance with 49 CFR 1150.32(e), DCR/NSR posted the required 60-day labor notice of this transaction at the workplaces of NSR employees on the Line on October 18, 2016, and has served that notice on the national offices of the labor unions for those employees’ unions as of that same date. On October 18, 2016, DCR also filed a letter with the Board certifying its compliance with the advance notice requirements. The transaction may be consummated on or after December 17, 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 December 9, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36071, 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 William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller, PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. According to DCR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: November 28, 2016. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–28950 Filed 12–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36070] Kokomo Rail, LLC—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Indian Creek Railroad Company Kokomo Rail, LLC (KR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire and operate approximately 4.55 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 miles of rail line (the Line), from Indian Creek Railroad Company (ICRK).1 According to KR’s notice, the Line extends between a point of connection to Norfolk Southern Railway Company at or near Florida Station and the end of track northwest of Anderson, Ind., a distance of 4.55 miles in Madison County, Ind. The Line does not have milepost designations. KR states that in Kokomo Rail Co., Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Indian Creek Railroad Company, FD 36054 (STB served Aug. 18, 2016), Kokomo Rail Co., Inc. (KRC) was authorized to acquire and operate ICRK’s rail line. However, according to KR, KRC’s corporate identity had been dissolved before that notice was filed. KR further states that KRC’s authority to acquire and operate ICRK’s rail was not consummated. KR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier, that its projected annual revenue will not exceed $5 million, and that the transaction does not involve any interchange commitments. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 17, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the amended verified notice of exemption was filed). If the 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 9, 2016 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36070, 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 Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1666, Chicago, IL 60604. According to KR, 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: November 25, 2016. 1 KR filed the verified notice of exemption on October 27, 2016, a letter supplementing the record on November 7, 2016, and an amended verified notice on November 17, 2016. E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36071]


Delmarva Central Railroad Company--Lease and Operation Exemption 
With Interchange Commitment--Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease and operate 
approximately 161.59 miles of track (the Line) currently owned and 
operated by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) consisting of (1) a 
line of railroad extending between Porter, Del., at milepost DM 14.4 
and Pocomoke, Md., at milepost DM 128.19; (2) a line of railroad 
extending between Harrington, Del., at milepost IR 0.0 and Frankford, 
Del., at milepost IR 39.0; and (3) various industrial tracks.\1\
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    \1\ These segments include the Oxford Industrial Track between 
mileposts VQ 0 and VQ 0.4, the Cambridge Industrial Track between 
mileposts QT 0.0 and QT 2.3, the Willards Industrial Track between 
mileposts MW 42.05 and MW 45.7, the Mardella Industrial Track 
between mileposts MW 41.4 and MW 42.05, the Mill Street Industrial 
Track between mileposts MR 0.0 and MR 0.6, and the Chrisfield 
Industrial Track between mileposts KK 0.0 and KK 1.2. DCR notes that 
the parties do not intend to convey common carrier authority over 
such industrial tracks or convert such industrial tracks into 49 
U.S.C. 10901 lines.
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    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in Carload Express, Inc.--Continuance in Control 
Exemption--Delmarva Central Railroad, Docket No. FD 36072, in which 
Carload Express, Inc., seeks to continue in control of DCR upon DCR's 
becoming a Class III rail carrier.
    DCR states that is has reached an agreement in principle with NSR 
to lease and operate the Line upon the effective date established by 
the Board and that a final version of the agreement is expected to be 
executed shortly. As required by 49 CFR 1150.33(h), DCR has disclosed 
in its verified notice that the agreement contains interchange 
commitments, including lease credits, and that the agreement affects 
interchange at Tasker, Del. (near New Castle, Del.) and Clay, Del. 
(near Clayton, Del.). In addition, DCR has provided additional 
information regarding the interchange commitments as required by Sec.  
1150.33(h).\2\
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    \2\ DCR states that, for it to conduct operations, it will enter 
into various interchange agreements, some of which will include 
limited trackage rights to be used solely for interchange purposes. 
DCR notes, for example, to interchange at Tasker, DCR crews will 
need to operate over NSR and to interchange at Clay, NSR crews will 
need to operate over DCR.
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    DCR certifies that its projected annual revenues resulting from the 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
rail carrier. DCR notes, however, that its annual operating revenues 
will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, in compliance with 49 CFR 
1150.32(e), DCR/NSR posted the required 60-day labor notice of this 
transaction at the workplaces of NSR employees on the Line on October 
18, 2016, and has served that notice on the national offices of the 
labor unions for those employees' unions as of that same date. On 
October 18, 2016, DCR also filed a letter with the Board certifying its 
compliance with the advance notice requirements.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after December 17, 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 December 9, 
2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36071, 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 William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller, PLLC, 
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
    According to DCR, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c).
    Board decisions and notices are available on our website at 
WWW.STB.GOV.

    Decided: November 28, 2016.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.

Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-28950 Filed 12-1-16; 8:45 am]
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