Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Cowlitz County, Wash, 41461-41462 [2017-18484]

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WCL has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead traffic on the Line needs to be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of a 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 is pending either with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 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 discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41461 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) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective September 30, 2017, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),1 must be filed by September 8, 2017.2 Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by September 30, 2017, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to WCL’s representative, Audrey L. Brodrick, Fletcher & Sippell LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ Decided: August 28, 2017. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Marline Simeon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–18483 Filed 8–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1244X] Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC— Abandonment Exemption—in Cowlitz County, Wash Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC (CLC), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon an approximately 7-mile rail line between milepost 1.5 at Longview and milepost 8.5 at Ostrander Junction, 1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,700. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). Effective on September 1, 2017, the fee will increase to $1,800. See Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. Performed in Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.—2017 Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 25) (STB served July 28, 2017). 2 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require environmental review. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 41462 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 168 / Thursday, August 31, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES in Cowlitz County, Wash. (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 98632 and 98636 and includes the Milco station at milepost 4.25 and the Rocky Point station at milepost 6.0. CLC has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (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 a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental 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 be effective on September 30, 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 1 In a concurrently filed joint verified notice of exemption, CLC seeks to discontinue service over, and Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC, seeks to abandon, approximately 21.50-miles of connecting rail line between milepost 8.5 at Ostrander Junction and the end of the line at milepost 30, in Cowlitz County, Wash. See Columbia & Cowlitz Ry.— Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption—in Cowlitz Cty., Wash., Docket No. AB 1244 (Sub-No. 1X) and Patriot Woods R.R.—Aban. Exemption—in Cowlitz Cty., Wash., Docket No. AB 1243X. 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 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). Effective September 1, 2017, the fee will become $1,800. See Regulations Governing VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Aug 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by September 8, 2017. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 20, 2017, 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 Melanie B. Yasbin, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CLC 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 September 5, 2017. 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 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), CLC 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 CLC’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 31, 2018, 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 WW.STB.GOV. Decided: August 28, 2017. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Marline Simeon, Clearance Clerk. SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1243X; Docket No. AB 1244 (Sub-No. 1X] Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC— Abandonment Exemption—in Cowlitz County, Wash.; Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Cowlitz County, Wash Patriot Woods Railroad, LLC (PW) and Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC (CLC) (collectively, Applicants), have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for PW to abandon, and for CLC to discontinue service over, an approximately 21.50mile rail line between milepost 8.5 at Ostrander Junction and the end of the line at milepost 30 in Cowlitz County, Wash. (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 98611, 98626, and 98649 and includes the Headquarters station at milepost 14.2 and the Landfill station at milepost 16.2. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local or overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic to be rerouted; (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) (environmental 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. Where, as here, the carrier is abandoning its entire line, the Board does not normally impose labor protection under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), unless the evidence indicates the existence of: (1) A corporate affiliate that will continue substantially similar rail operations; or (2) A corporate parent that will realize substantial financial benefits over and above relief from the burden of deficit operations by its subsidiary railroad. See Honey Creek R.R.—Aban. Exemption—in Henry Cty., Ind., AB 865X (STB served Aug. 20, [FR Doc. 2017–18484 Filed 8–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Fees for Servs. Performed in Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.—2017 Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 25), slip op. App. C at 20 (STB served July 28, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 In a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption, CLC seeks to abandon approximately 7 miles of connecting rail line between milepost 1.5 at Longview and milepost 8.5 at Ostrander Junction, in Cowlitz County, Wash. See Columbia & Cowlitz Ry.—Aban. Exemption—in Cowlitz Cty., Wash., Docket No. AB 1244X. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 168 (Thursday, August 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41461-41462]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 1244X]


Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Cowlitz County, Wash

    Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC (CLC), has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon an approximately 7-mile rail line between milepost 1.5 at 
Longview and milepost 8.5 at Ostrander Junction,

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in Cowlitz County, Wash. (the Line).\1\ The Line traverses United 
States Postal Service Zip Codes 98632 and 98636 and includes the Milco 
station at milepost 4.25 and the Rocky Point station at milepost 6.0.
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    \1\ In a concurrently filed joint verified notice of exemption, 
CLC seeks to discontinue service over, and Patriot Woods Railroad, 
LLC, seeks to abandon, approximately 21.50-miles of connecting rail 
line between milepost 8.5 at Ostrander Junction and the end of the 
line at milepost 30, in Cowlitz County, Wash. See Columbia & Cowlitz 
Ry.--Discontinuance of Serv. Exemption--in Cowlitz Cty., Wash., 
Docket No. AB 1244 (Sub-No. 1X) and Patriot Woods R.R.--Aban. 
Exemption--in Cowlitz Cty., Wash., Docket No. AB 1243X.
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    CLC has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted 
over other lines; (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 a complainant 
within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 
1105.7(c) (environmental 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 be 
effective on September 30, 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 September 8, 2017. Petitions to reopen or requests for public 
use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 20, 
2017, 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 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). Effective 
September 1, 2017, the fee will become $1,800. See Regulations 
Governing Fees for Servs. Performed in Connection with Licensing & 
Related Servs.--2017 Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 25), slip op. App. C at 
20 (STB served July 28, 2017).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
Melanie B. Yasbin, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore 
Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CLC 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 September 5, 2017. 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 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), CLC 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 CLC's filing of a notice of 
consummation by August 31, 2018, 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 
WW.STB.GOV.


    Decided: August 28, 2017.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Marline Simeon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2017-18484 Filed 8-30-17; 8:45 am]
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