Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Fayette County, Pa., 87997-87998 [2016-29241]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29162 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9810] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Secretary of State’s Determination Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 Summary: The Secretary of State’s designation of ‘‘countries of particular concern’’ for religious freedom violations. Pursuant to Section 408(a) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Pub. 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[FR Doc. 2016–29171 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–18–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1240X] Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company—Abandonment Exemption— in Fayette County, Pa. Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company (SWP) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon .3 miles of rail line between milepost 7 in Uniontown to the end of the line in South Union Township (SUT), in Fayette County, Pa. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 15401. SWP states it plans to abandon the Line and convert the property to trail use.1 The proposed transaction may not be consummated until January 5, 2017. 1 SWP states it has agreed to lease the line to SUT pursuant to the National Trails System Act, 16 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 For Saudi Arabia, a waiver as required in the ‘‘important national interest of the United States,’’ pursuant to section 407 of the Act; For Sudan, the restriction in the annual Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act on making certain appropriated funds available for assistance to the Government of Sudan, currently set forth in section 7042(j) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015 (Div. K, Pub. L. 114–113), and any provision of law that is the same or substantially the same as this provision, pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the Act; For Tajikistan, a waiver as required in the ‘‘important national interest of the United States,’’ pursuant to section 407 of the Act; For Turkmenistan, a waiver as required in the ‘‘important national interest of the United States,’’ pursuant to section 407 of the Act; For Uzbekistan, a waiver as required in the ‘‘important national interest of the United States,’’ pursuant to section 407 of the Act. For Further Information Contact: Benjamin W. Medina, Office of International Religious Freedom, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, (Phone: (202) 647 3865 or Email: MedinaBW@ state.gov). Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87997 SWP has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the Line; (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 either is 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) and 1105.8(c) (environmental and historic 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 become effective on January 5, 2017, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by December 16, 2016. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 27, 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 SWP’s representative: Richard R. Wilson, P.C., U.S.C. 1247(d), upon the Board imposing a decision and notice of interim trail use or abandonment. 2 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. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,700. See Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. Performed in Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.—2016 Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 24) (STB served Aug. 2, 2016). E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 87998 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices AGENCY: airport from aeronautical use to nonaeronautical use and to authorize the release of 16.975 acres of airport property for non-aeronautical development. The land consists of fiftyfour (54) original airport acquired parcels. These parcels were acquired under grants: 3–18–0038–24, 3–18– 0038–38, 3–18–0038–39, 3–18–0038–41, 3–18–0038–43, 3–18–0038–45, 3–18– 0038–47, 3–18–0038–54 or without federal participation. The future use of the property is for commercial and industrial development. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the sale or lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-inaid funding from the FAA. In accordance with section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Documents are available for review by appointment at the FAA Chicago Airports District Office, Melanie Myers, Program Manager, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018, Telephone: (847) 294–7525/Fax: (847) 294–7046 and Eric Anderson, Indianapolis Airport Authority, 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241; (317) 487–5135. Written comments on the Sponsor’s request must be delivered or mailed to: Melanie Myers, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018, Telephone Number: (847) 294– 7525/FAX Number: (847) 294–7046. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Myers, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018, Telephone Number: (847) 294– 7525/FAX Number: (847) 294–7046. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the Tract 1 Part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 15 North, Range 2 East in Marion County, Indiana including Lots numbered 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 518 N. Center St., Suite 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. SWP has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by December 9, 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 interim 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), SWP 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 SWP’s filing of a notice of consummation by December 6, 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: November 30, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–29241 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent of waiver with respect to land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and 220 and parts of Lots Numbered 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, and 221, part of Fruitdale Avenue, part of the first and second North-South alleys East of High School Road, part of the East-West alley along the North right of way line of the CSX Railroad, and part of the alley located across the Southwest corner of Lot 174 in Arthur V. Brown’s Second Section Western Heights, an Addition to the City of Indianapolis, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 15, page 152, in the Office of the Recorder of Marion County, Indiana, the perimeter of which is more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner (IAA Monument 13–0) of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 15 North Range 2 East; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 40 seconds East (all bearings are based on the Indiana State Plane Coordinate system, East Zone (NAD83)) along the West line of said Northwest Quarter 723.22 feet to the Northwest corner of land described in Instrument No. 98–13698, recorded in said recorder’s office; thence North 89 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds East along the North line of said described land 35.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continuing North 89 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds East along said North line and the North line of land described in Instrument No. 95– 59918, recorded in said recorder’s office 425.00 feet to the East right-of-way line of Fruitdale Avenue; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 40 seconds East along said right-of-way line 75.78 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 201; thence North 89 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds East along the North line of said lot and the Easterly extension thereof 214.00 feet to the East line of a 14 foot alley and the Southwest corner of said Lot 220; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 40 seconds East along said East line 120.00 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 221; thence North 89 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds East along the North line of said Lot 221 a distance of 50.00 feet to the Northeast corner of land described in Instrument No. 1997– 0051847, recorded in said Recorder’s Office; thence South 00 degrees 05 minutes 40 seconds West along the East line of said described land 50.00 feet to the Southeast corner thereof and the North line of said Lot 220; thence North 89 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds East along said North line 150.00 feet to the West right of way line of Vinewood Avenue; thence South 00 degrees 05 minutes 40 seconds West along said West right of way line 621.64 feet to the North right of way line of the CSX Railroad: Thence South 72 degrees 46 E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 87997-87998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29241]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 1240X]


Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--
in Fayette County, Pa.

    Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company (SWP) has filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments to abandon .3 miles of rail line between milepost 7 in 
Uniontown to the end of the line in South Union Township (SUT), in 
Fayette County, Pa. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service 
Zip Code 15401.
    SWP states it plans to abandon the Line and convert the property to 
trail use.\1\ The proposed transaction may not be consummated until 
January 5, 2017.
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    \1\ SWP states it has agreed to lease the line to SUT pursuant 
to the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d), upon the Board 
imposing a decision and notice of interim trail use or abandonment.
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    SWP has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the 
Line; (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 either is 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) and 1105.8(c) 
(environmental and historic 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 
become effective on January 5, 2017, unless stayed pending 
reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 
issues,\2\ formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 
1152.27(c)(2),\3\ and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 
CFR 1152.29 must be filed by December 16, 2016. Petitions to reopen or 
requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed 
by December 27, 2016, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \2\ 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.
    \3\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,700. See Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. 
Performed in Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.--2016 
Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 24) (STB served Aug. 2, 2016).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to SWP's 
representative: Richard R. Wilson, P.C.,

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518 N. Center St., Suite 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    SWP has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by December 9, 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 interim 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), SWP 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 SWP's filing of a notice of 
consummation by December 6, 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: November 30, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-29241 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P