Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors, 18341 [2017-07916]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 18, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES consummation of the control transaction. (Pet. 10–11.) New York Dock requires a railroad to give notice of ‘‘proposed changes to be effected by [a] transaction’’ when a railroad is ‘‘contemplating a change or changes in its operations, services, facilities, or equipment as a result of a transaction’’ that may affect employees. 360 I.C.C. at 77. The requirement under New York Dock to provide such notice presumes, however, that the carrier is capable of making a ‘‘full and adequate statement’’ of the expected labor changes before the transaction is consummated. Norfolk S. Ry—Joint Control & Operating/Pooling Agreements—Pan Am S. LLC (Pan Am S.), FD 35147, slip op. at 16–17 (STB served Mar. 10, 2009) (‘‘Because we see no basis for negotiation of an implementing agreement until Applicants decide to implement labor changes that are related to the Transaction, we will not require that Applicants commence negotiations now.’’). GWI states that it has not yet determined whether or which employees may be adversely affected, but acknowledges that it would be required to give 90-days’ notice and negotiate before making changes in operations, services, facilities, or equipment,4 but that it would not immediately terminate or displace any HOG covered employees as a result of the proposed transaction, and that HOG would continue to honor all current employment terms and conditions. (Pet. 10–11.) The Board will hold GWI to these representations. Accordingly, GWI will be required to proceed in good faith under the notification and negotiation provision of Article I, section 4 of the New York Dock conditions before implementing employment changes, but it need not commence those negotiations until it is capable of making a full and adequate statement of the expected changes. See Pan Am S., FD 35147, slip op. at 16–17. See also Genesee & Wyo., Inc.—Acquis. of Control Exemption—Providence & Worcester R.R., FD 36064, slip op at 7 (STB served Dec. 16, 2016). Environmental and Historical Reporting This transaction is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(2)(i) because it will not result in any significant change in carrier operations. Similarly, the 4 GWI states that none of HOG’s 15 current employees are subject to collective bargaining agreements, and thus there are no unions with which to negotiate implementing agreements. (Id. at 10.) The Board notes that GWI will still be required to complete any New York Dock negotiations directly with affected HOG employees. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Apr 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 18341 transaction is exempt from the historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b)(3) because it will not substantially change the level of maintenance of railroad properties. It is ordered: 1. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board exempts GWI’s acquisition of control of AWT and HOG from the prior approval requirements of sections 11323–24 subject to the employee protective conditions in New York Dock Railway— Control—Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal, 360 I.C.C. 60 (1979). 2. GWI must adhere to its statement that existing joint line movements between HOG and the GWI-affiliated railroads will not be used to foreclose vertical competition over efficient joint line routes with unaffiliated carriers. 3. Notice will be published in the Federal Register. 4. This exemption will be effective on May 18, 2017. and Agreement and to that end, may consider matters properly before the Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Avelino Gutierrez, Chair, Unified Carrier Registration Board of Directors at (505) 827–4565. Decided: April 12, 2017. By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Elliott, and Miller. Rena Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2017–07828 Filed 4–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors meeting. AGENCY: The meeting will be held on April 28, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. PLACE: The meetings will be open to the public at the Hampton Inn, 3398 Piedmont Rd. NE., Atlanta, GA 30305, and via conference call. Those not attending the meetings in person may call 1–877–422–1931, passcode 2855443940, to listen and participate in the meetings. STATUS: Open to the public, however, the Board may vote to close portions of the meeting to the public to deliberate on matters involving confidential commercial or financial information. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors (the Board) will continue its work in developing and implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: April 14, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–07916 Filed 4–14–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2017–0002–N–13] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the proposed information collection activity below. Before submitting this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than June 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the information collection activities by mail to: Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB Control Number 2130–XXXX,’’ and should also include the title of the ICR. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493–6216 or (202) 493–6497, or emailed to Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@ dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 18341]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07916]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of 
Directors

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors 
meeting.

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TIME AND DATE:  The meeting will be held on April 28, 2017, from 1:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

PLACE:  The meetings will be open to the public at the Hampton Inn, 
3398 Piedmont Rd. NE., Atlanta, GA 30305, and via conference call. 
Those not attending the meetings in person may call 1-877-422-1931, 
passcode 2855443940, to listen and participate in the meetings.

STATUS:  Open to the public, however, the Board may vote to close 
portions of the meeting to the public to deliberate on matters 
involving confidential commercial or financial information.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:  The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board 
of Directors (the Board) will continue its work in developing and 
implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement and to 
that end, may consider matters properly before the Board.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Avelino Gutierrez, Chair, Unified 
Carrier Registration Board of Directors at (505) 827-4565.

    Issued on: April 14, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-07916 Filed 4-14-17; 4:15 pm]
 BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P