CCET, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Adams County, Ohio., 88313 [2016-29347]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / Notices SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36079] CCET, LLC—Lease and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Adams County, Ohio. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CCET, LLC (CCET), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and operate a portion of NSR’s CT Line, between milepost CT 62.20, east of Seaman, Ohio, and milepost CT 78.45, at Mineral Springs, Ohio (Line Extension). CCET and NSR previously entered into a lease agreement on March 14, 2014, under which CCET leased a 24mile portion of the CT Line between milepost CT 9.0 at Clare, Ohio, and milepost CT 32.83, west of Williamsburg, Ohio.1 CCET and NSR also entered into an amendment to the lease agreement on December 9, 2014, to extend the lease approximately 29 miles from milepost CT 32.83, west of Williamsburg, Ohio, to milepost CT 62.20, east of Seaman, Ohio.2 The parties now desire to further amend the lease to include the Line Extension to the east to allow CCET to pursue additional commercial opportunities.3 CCET states that the lease between CCET and NSR does not contain any provision that prohibits, restricts, or would otherwise limit future interchange of traffic with any thirdparty carrier. CCET has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in CCET’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. CCET states that the lease and operation of the Line Extension will commence on or after December 21, 2016, the effective date of the exemption 1 See CCET, LLC—Lease & Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35810 (STB served Apr. 4, 2014). 2 See CCET, LLC—Lease & Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Norfolk S. Ry. in Clermont, Brown, & Adams Ctys.,Ohio, FD 35900 (STB served Feb. 6, 2015). 3 NSR previously discontinued operations over the Line Extension. See Norfolk S. Ry.— Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption—in Adams & Scioto Ctys., Ohio, AB 290 (Sub-No. 373X) (STB served Dec. 3, 2014); Norfolk S. Ry.— Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption—in Clermont, Brown, & Adams Ctys., Ohio, AB 290 (Sub-No. 370X) (STB served Jan. 15, 2015). Upon reaching an agreement with CCET to amend CCET’s existing lease to operate the Line Extension, NSR informed the Board that it is reactivating service and its common carrier obligation for the Line Extension. See NSR Notification Letter, Nov. 4, 2016, Norfolk S. Ry.—Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption—in Clermont, Brown, & Adams Ctys., Ohio, AB 290 (Sub-No. 370X). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 (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 14, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36079 must be filed with Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on James H. M. Savage, 22 Rockingham Court, Germantown, MD 20874. According to CCET, 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: December 2, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–29347 Filed 12–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice to Manufacturers of Airports InPavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for information. AGENCY: The FAA is considering issuing waivers to foreign manufactures of Active and/or Passive In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems that meet the requirements of FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 15015220– 30, Airport Winter Safety and Operations. 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If the FAA cannot find that there are enough U.S. manufactures, it may issue a nationwide waiver to the foreign manufacturers identified as being capable of meeting the technical requirements. Technical Requirements: FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5220–30, Airport Winter Safety and Operations recommend that in-pavements runway sensor systems comply with the performances and installations requirements of SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice 5533, Stationary Runway Weather Information System (In-pavement). The SAE specification is available for purchases at http:// www.sae.org. Because the guidance and specification s in an Advisory Circular are mandatory for airport project using AIP grant funds, as in-pavement runway surface condition sensor system project that included any AIP grant funding must meet the requirements of SAE ARP5533. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36079]


CCET, LLC--Lease and Operation Exemption--Rail Line of Norfolk 
Southern Railway Company in Adams County, Ohio.

    CCET, LLC (CCET), a Class III carrier, has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from Norfolk Southern 
Railway Company (NSR) and operate a portion of NSR's CT Line, between 
milepost CT 62.20, east of Seaman, Ohio, and milepost CT 78.45, at 
Mineral Springs, Ohio (Line Extension).
    CCET and NSR previously entered into a lease agreement on March 14, 
2014, under which CCET leased a 24-mile portion of the CT Line between 
milepost CT 9.0 at Clare, Ohio, and milepost CT 32.83, west of 
Williamsburg, Ohio.\1\ CCET and NSR also entered into an amendment to 
the lease agreement on December 9, 2014, to extend the lease 
approximately 29 miles from milepost CT 32.83, west of Williamsburg, 
Ohio, to milepost CT 62.20, east of Seaman, Ohio.\2\ The parties now 
desire to further amend the lease to include the Line Extension to the 
east to allow CCET to pursue additional commercial opportunities.\3\
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    \1\ See CCET, LLC--Lease & Operation Exemption--Rail Line of 
Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35810 (STB served Apr. 4, 2014).
    \2\ See CCET, LLC--Lease & Operation Exemption--Rail Line of 
Norfolk S. Ry. in Clermont, Brown, & Adams Ctys.,Ohio, FD 35900 (STB 
served Feb. 6, 2015).
    \3\ NSR previously discontinued operations over the Line 
Extension. See Norfolk S. Ry.--Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption--in 
Adams & Scioto Ctys., Ohio, AB 290 (Sub-No. 373X) (STB served Dec. 
3, 2014); Norfolk S. Ry.--Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption--in 
Clermont, Brown, & Adams Ctys., Ohio, AB 290 (Sub-No. 370X) (STB 
served Jan. 15, 2015). Upon reaching an agreement with CCET to amend 
CCET's existing lease to operate the Line Extension, NSR informed 
the Board that it is reactivating service and its common carrier 
obligation for the Line Extension. See NSR Notification Letter, Nov. 
4, 2016, Norfolk S. Ry.--Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption--in 
Clermont, Brown, & Adams Ctys., Ohio, AB 290 (Sub-No. 370X).
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    CCET states that the lease between CCET and NSR does not contain 
any provision that prohibits, restricts, or would otherwise limit 
future interchange of traffic with any third-party carrier.
    CCET has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result 
of this transaction will not result in CCET's becoming a Class II or 
Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    CCET states that the lease and operation of the Line Extension will 
commence on or after December 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 December 14, 
2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36079 must be filed with Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading 
must be served on James H. M. Savage, 22 Rockingham Court, Germantown, 
MD 20874.
    According to CCET, 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: December 2, 2016.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tammy Lowery,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-29347 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P