Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad-Operation Exemption-The Jacksonville Port Authority, 10175-10176 [2017-02703]

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[FR Doc. 2017–02601 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36089] Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad— Operation Exemption—The Jacksonville Port Authority Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad (JXPT), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate approximately 10.0 miles of rail line owned by the Jacksonville Port Authority (Authority) at the Talleyrand Docks and Terminal, in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. (the Line), pursuant to an operating agreement with the Authority. The Line runs from F&J Junction (between Norfolk Southern Railway milepost 5–C and CSX Transportation milepost 632.08) in an easterly direction to Municipal Docks Railway milepost 10.33 within the Talleyrand Marine Terminal. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Watco Holdings, Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad, L.L.C., Docket No. FD 36090, in which Watco Holdings, Inc., seeks Board approval to continue in control of JXPT upon JXPT’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. The transaction may be consummated on or after February 23, 2017, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 10176 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Notices JXPT certifies that, as a result of this transaction, its projected revenues will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. JXPT states that the operating agreement does not involve a provision or agreement which may limit future interchange with a third party connecting carrier. 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 to stay must be filed no later than February 16, 2017 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36089, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy must be served on Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ rights agreement and two subsequent supplements to that agreement dated as of August 1, 2009, and November 20, 2009, INRD holds trackage rights over a line of railroad of CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) from Sullivan to Carlisle and Oaktown, Ind.1 The purpose of these trackage rights is to allow INRD to handle unit coal trains from mines at Carlisle and Oaktown to specified destinations on INRD or other railroads with which INRD interchanges. INRD states in its petition in this subdocket that CSXT agreed to temporarily expand the existing trackage rights to allow INRD to handle loaded and empty coal trains between the Oaktown Mine and the Kentucky Utilities Generating Station in Harrodsburg, Ky., in interline service with other rail carriers.2 That temporary trackage rights agreement, entitled Supplemental Agreement No. 6 and dated September 1, 2016 (Agreement), provides that the expanded trackage rights will expire on December 31, 2017.3 INRD argues that granting its petition to allow the trackage rights to expire on that date will promote the rail transportation policy, will be consistent with the limited scope of the transaction, and will not adversely affect the current competitive situation of any shipper. Decided: February 3, 2017. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. Discussion and Conclusions Although INRD and CSXT have expressly agreed on the duration of the proposed Agreement, trackage rights approved under the class exemption at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) typically remain effective indefinitely, regardless of any contract provisions. Occasionally, however, trackage rights exemptions have been granted for a limited time period rather than in perpetuity. See, e.g., Ind. S. R.R.—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35965 (Sub-No. 1) (STB served Nov. 25, 2015). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board may exempt a person, class of persons, or a transaction or service, in whole or [FR Doc. 2017–02703 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36068 (Sub-No. 1)] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The Indiana Rail Road Company— Trackage Rights Exemption—CSX Transportation, Inc. On September 29, 2016, The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) filed a verified notice of exemption in Docket No. FD 36068 for trackage rights under the class exemption at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) and simultaneously filed a petition in this sub-docket to partially revoke the exemption to allow the trackage rights to expire on December 31, 2017. Notice of the exemption in Docket No. FD 36068 was served and published in the Federal Register on October 14, 2016 (81 FR 71160), and became effective on October 29, 2016. This decision addresses INRD’s petition to partially revoke the exemption. As explained by INRD in its notice of exemption in Docket No. FD 36068, pursuant to a May 15, 2008 trackage VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 1 See Ind. Rail Rd.—Trackage Rights Exemption— CSX Transp., Inc., FD 35328 (STB served Dec. 31, 2009); Ind. Rail Rd.—Trackage Rights Exemption— CSX Transp., Inc., FD 35287 (STB served Sept. 2, 2009); Ind. Rail Rd.—Amended Trackage Rights Exemption—CSX Transp., Inc., FD 35137 (STB served May 22, 2008). 2 INRD’s notice of exemption initially described the trackage rights as ‘‘local.’’ However, on October 4, 2016, INRD filed a supplement in which it states that, beyond serving the mine at Oaktown, the temporary trackage rights will not allow INRD to provide local service at any points between Sullivan and Oaktown. 3 INRD explained in its notice of exemption that because the temporary trackage rights under the Agreement were to be more than a year in duration, the class exemption for temporary trackage rights under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) was not available. PO 00000 Frm 00194 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 in part, when it finds that: (1) Continued regulation is not necessary to carry out the rail transportation policy of 49 U.S.C. 10101; and (2) either the transaction or service is of limited scope, or regulation is not necessary to protect shippers from the abuse of market power. INRD’s trackage rights were already authorized under the class exemption at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). Granting partial revocation in these circumstances would promote the rail transportation policy by eliminating the need to file a second pleading seeking discontinuance when the agreement expires, thereby promoting rail transportation policy goals at 49 U.S.C. 10101(2), (7), and (15). Moreover, limiting the term of the trackage rights is consistent with the limited scope of the transaction previously exempted. Therefore, the Board will grant the petition and permit the trackage rights exempted in Docket No. FD 36068 to expire on December 31, 2017. To provide the statutorily mandated protection to any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of trackage rights, the Board will impose the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). It is ordered: 1. The petition for partial revocation is granted. 2. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 36068 are exempted, as discussed above, to permit the trackage rights to expire on December 31, 2017, subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line. 3. Notice will be published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2017. 4. This decision is effective on March 11, 2017. Petitions to stay must be filed by February 21, 2017. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by March 1, 2017. Decided: February 3, 2017. By the Board, Acting Chairman Begeman, Vice Chairman Elliott, and Commissioner Miller. Marline Simeon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–02701 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 26 (Thursday, February 9, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10175-10176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02703]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36089]


Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad--Operation Exemption--The 
Jacksonville Port Authority

    Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad (JXPT), a noncarrier, has filed 
a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate 
approximately 10.0 miles of rail line owned by the Jacksonville Port 
Authority (Authority) at the Talleyrand Docks and Terminal, in 
Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. (the Line), pursuant to an operating 
agreement with the Authority. The Line runs from F&J Junction (between 
Norfolk Southern Railway milepost 5-C and CSX Transportation milepost 
632.08) in an easterly direction to Municipal Docks Railway milepost 
10.33 within the Talleyrand Marine Terminal.
    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in Watco Holdings, Inc.--Continuance in Control 
Exemption--Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad, L.L.C., Docket No. FD 
36090, in which Watco Holdings, Inc., seeks Board approval to continue 
in control of JXPT upon JXPT's becoming a Class III rail carrier.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after February 23, 2017, 
the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice 
was filed).

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    JXPT certifies that, as a result of this transaction, its projected 
revenues will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail 
carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    JXPT states that the operating agreement does not involve a 
provision or agreement which may limit future interchange with a third 
party connecting carrier.
    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 to stay must be filed no later than February 16, 
2017 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36089, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy must be 
served on Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, Suite 225, 655 
Fifteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.GOV.''

    Decided: February 3, 2017.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2017-02703 Filed 2-8-17; 8:45 am]
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