Vicksburg Southern Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 57813 [2017-26403]

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(VSOR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR. 1150.41 to continue to lease and operate from Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) approximately 21.7 miles 1 of rail line consisting of the following lines located in Mississippi: (1) KCS’s Redwood Branch, which is located between milepost 21.9, at the end of the line near Redwood, Miss., and milepost 220.3,2 north of KCS’s Vicksburg Yard, at Vicksburg, Miss; and (2) the portion of the Redwood Branch located between milepost 223.0, south of the connection with the KCS main line, and milepost 225.6.3 According to VSOR, it first entered into a lease agreement with KCS in 2005. See Vicksburg S. R.R.—Lease & Operation Exemption—Kan. City S. Ry., FD 34765 (STB served Jan. 13, 2006). VSOR states that it recently entered into an amended and restated lease agreement (Amended Agreement) to extend the term of the lease through March 1, 2027, and to change the mileposts of the leased line and remove track numbers and buildings, as noted. VSOR states that the Amended Agreement does not contain any provision that prohibits VSOR from interchanging traffic with a third party or limits VSOR’s ability to interchange with a third party. VSOR also certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in VSOR becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. The transaction may be consummated on or after December 21, 2017, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption 1 By letter filed on November 30, 2017, VSOR corrected the length of the rail line from 21.5 miles to 21.7 miles. 2 VSOR states that KCS agreed to extend the leased line from milepost 218.0 to milepost 220.3 to provide VSOR better access to KCS’s Vicksburg Yard. 3 VSOR states that the Amended Agreement no longer includes track numbers 418, 419, 429, 430, 431, 432, and (as indicated in VSOR’s November 30 letter) 433, and the locomotive facility buildings within the Vicksburg Yard. VSOR states that it intends to file for authority to discontinue its operations over those tracks. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57813 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, 2017 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36128, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, 440 1st Street NW., Suite 440, Washington, DC 20001. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ Decided: December 4, 2017. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Rena Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–26403 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Webinar Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Notice of webinar meeting. 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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36128]


Vicksburg Southern Railroad, L.L.C.--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--Kansas City Southern Railway Company

    Vicksburg Southern Railroad, L.L.C. (VSOR), a Class III rail 
carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR. 1150.41 
to continue to lease and operate from Kansas City Southern Railway 
Company (KCS) approximately 21.7 miles \1\ of rail line consisting of 
the following lines located in Mississippi: (1) KCS's Redwood Branch, 
which is located between milepost 21.9, at the end of the line near 
Redwood, Miss., and milepost 220.3,\2\ north of KCS's Vicksburg Yard, 
at Vicksburg, Miss; and (2) the portion of the Redwood Branch located 
between milepost 223.0, south of the connection with the KCS main line, 
and milepost 225.6.\3\
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    \1\ By letter filed on November 30, 2017, VSOR corrected the 
length of the rail line from 21.5 miles to 21.7 miles.
    \2\ VSOR states that KCS agreed to extend the leased line from 
milepost 218.0 to milepost 220.3 to provide VSOR better access to 
KCS's Vicksburg Yard.
    \3\ VSOR states that the Amended Agreement no longer includes 
track numbers 418, 419, 429, 430, 431, 432, and (as indicated in 
VSOR's November 30 letter) 433, and the locomotive facility 
buildings within the Vicksburg Yard. VSOR states that it intends to 
file for authority to discontinue its operations over those tracks.
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    According to VSOR, it first entered into a lease agreement with KCS 
in 2005. See Vicksburg S. R.R.--Lease & Operation Exemption--Kan. City 
S. Ry., FD 34765 (STB served Jan. 13, 2006). VSOR states that it 
recently entered into an amended and restated lease agreement (Amended 
Agreement) to extend the term of the lease through March 1, 2027, and 
to change the mileposts of the leased line and remove track numbers and 
buildings, as noted.
    VSOR states that the Amended Agreement does not contain any 
provision that prohibits VSOR from interchanging traffic with a third 
party or limits VSOR's ability to interchange with a third party.
    VSOR also certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result 
of the transaction will not result in VSOR becoming a Class II or Class 
I rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues 
will not exceed $5 million.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after December 21, 2017, 
the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice 
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, 
2017 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket 
No. FD 36128, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 
E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each 
pleading must be served on Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, 440 
1st Street NW., Suite 440, Washington, DC 20001.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.GOV.''

    Decided: December 4, 2017.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Rena Laws-Byrum,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2017-26403 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P