Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Aurora, Portage County, Ohio; Cleveland Commercial Railroad Company, LLC-Discontinuance of Lease and Operation Authority-in Aurora, Portage County, Ohio, 57021-57022 [2017-25932]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Mississippi (FEMA–4350– DR), dated 11/22/2017. Incident: Hurricane Nate. Incident Period: 10/06/2017 through 10/10/2017. Issued on 11/22/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/22/2018. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/22/2018. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket Nos. AB 290 (Sub-No. 394X); AB 1257X] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Aurora, Portage County, Ohio; Cleveland Commercial Railroad Company, LLC— Discontinuance of Lease and Operation Authority—in Aurora, Portage County, Ohio Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and Cleveland Commercial ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan Railroad Company, LLC (CCR) applications to: U.S. Small Business (collectively, Applicants), have jointly Administration, Processing and filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Exempt Abandonments and Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Discontinuances of Service for NSR to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. abandon, and for CCR to discontinue Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, service over, approximately 5.5 miles of U.S. Small Business Administration, rail line between milepost RH 22.0 and 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, milepost RH 27.5 in Aurora, Portage Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. County, Ohio (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Service SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is Zip Codes 44202 and 44255. hereby given that as a result of the Applicants have certified that: (1) No President’s major disaster declaration on local traffic has moved over the Line for 11/22/2017, Private Non-Profit at least two years; (2) no overhead traffic organizations that provide essential has moved over the Line for at least two services of a governmental nature may years and that overhead traffic, if there file disaster loan applications at the were any, could be rerouted over other address listed above or other locally lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by announced locations. a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting The following areas have been on behalf of such user) regarding determined to be adversely affected by cessation of service over the Line either the disaster: is pending with the Surface Primary Counties: George, Greene, Transportation Board (Board) or with Harrison, Jackson any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within The Interest Rates are: the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) Percent (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 For Physical Damage: (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... 2.500 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental Non-Profit Organizations withagencies) have been met. out Credit Available ElseAs a condition to these exemptions, where ..................................... 2.500 any employee adversely affected by the For Economic Injury: abandonment shall be protected under Non-Profit Organizations withOregon Short Line Railroad— out Credit Available ElseAbandonment Portion Goshen Branch where ..................................... 2.500 Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. The number assigned to this disaster 91 (1979). To address whether this for physical damage is 153998 and for condition adequately protects affected economic injury is 154000. employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance must be filed. Number 59008) Provided no formal expression of Jerome Edwards, intent to file an offer of financial Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2017–25906 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 1 In 2009, CCR was authorized to lease and operate the Line as part of a longer, 25.3-mile line, pursuant to an agreement with NSR. See Cleveland Commercial R.R.—Lease & Operation Exemption— Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35251 (STB served May 29, 2009). PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57021 assistance (OFA) has been received, these exemptions will be effective on January 2, 2018, 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 trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by December 11, 2017. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 21, 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 William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. Applicants have 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 8, 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 (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. 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), NSR 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 NSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by December 1, 2018, and there are no legal or regulatory 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 exemptions’ 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 exemptions’ effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $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). E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 57022 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices 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 27, 2017. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–25932 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2017–95] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before December 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2017–1132 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deana Stedman, AIR–673, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356, email deana.stedman@faa.gov, phone (425) 227–2148; or Alphonso Pendergrass, ARM–200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, email alphonso.pendergrass@faa.gov, phone (202) 267–4713. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 27, 2017. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Branch. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2017–1132. Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.995(b). Description of Relief Sought: The Boeing Company has petitioned for relief from the requirements of 14 CFR 25.995(b) regarding fuel valve tube loading in five locations of the Model 767–2C tanker airplane where the aerial refueling-unique fuel system installation design does not meet the prescriptive requirement. [FR Doc. 2017–25877 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0188] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ZENYATTA; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0188. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel ZENYATTA is: —Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘USCG Master run 3–6 hour sailing charters in San Diego’’ —Geographic Region: ‘‘California’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2017–0188 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 230 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57021-57022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25932]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket Nos. AB 290 (Sub-No. 394X); AB 1257X]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Aurora, Portage County, Ohio; Cleveland Commercial Railroad Company, 
LLC--Discontinuance of Lease and Operation Authority--in Aurora, 
Portage County, Ohio

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and Cleveland Commercial 
Railroad Company, LLC (CCR) (collectively, Applicants), have jointly 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--
Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for NSR to abandon, 
and for CCR to discontinue service over, approximately 5.5 miles of 
rail line between milepost RH 22.0 and milepost RH 27.5 in Aurora, 
Portage County, Ohio (the Line).\1\ The Line traverses United States 
Postal Service Zip Codes 44202 and 44255.
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    \1\ In 2009, CCR was authorized to lease and operate the Line as 
part of a longer, 25.3-mile line, pursuant to an agreement with NSR. 
See Cleveland Commercial R.R.--Lease & Operation Exemption--Norfolk 
S. Ry., FD 35251 (STB served May 29, 2009).
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    Applicants have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over 
the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over 
the Line for at least two years and that overhead traffic, if there 
were any, could 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 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 these exemptions, 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, these exemptions will be 
effective on January 2, 2018, 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 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
December 11, 2017. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 21, 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 exemptions' 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 exemptions' effective 
date.
    \3\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $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 
William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemptions are void ab initio.
    Applicants have 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 8, 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 (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. 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), NSR 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 NSR's filing of a notice of 
consummation by December 1, 2018, and there are no legal or regulatory

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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 27, 2017.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2017-25932 Filed 11-30-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P