BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Benton County, Minn., 58045 [2017-26515]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 235 / Friday, December 8, 2017 / Notices Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BX–2017–052 and should be submitted on or before December 29, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26448 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 497X)] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Benton County, Minn. BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 1.75-mile line of railroad located between milepost 0.0 and milepost 1.75 in Benton County, Minn. (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Zip Code 56379. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local or overhead freight rail traffic has traveled over the Line since July 2015; (2) 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 either 17 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). originally filed, the verified notice indicated that the Line is in Stearns County, Minn. On December 4, 2017, BNSF filed a correction (including an updated map) indicating that the Line is located in Benton County, Minn., a short distance north and east of Stearns County. According to BNSF, its notice is correct in all other respects. 1 As VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Dec 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 (3) the requirements at 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.2 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 January 9, 2018, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),4 and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by December 18, 2017. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 28, 2017, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001.5 A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, 440 1st Street NW., Suite 440, Washington, DC 20001. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. 2 BNSF’s December 4 correction indicates that the St. Cloud Times, where notice of the proposed abandonment was published, is a newspaper of general circulation in Benton County. BNSF also states that it will serve a copy of the Environmental Report on the Administrator for Benton County, Minn. 3 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. 4 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). 5 BNSF states that the Line may be suitable for other public purposes and that there are 18.60 acres on the Line of which 0.02 acres are reversionary. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58045 BNSF 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 December 15, 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), BNSF 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 BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by December 7, 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 WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: December 5, 2017. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. 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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 497X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Benton County, 
Minn.

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon a 1.75-mile line of railroad located between milepost 0.0 and 
milepost 1.75 in Benton County, Minn. (the Line).\1\ The Line traverses 
United States Postal Zip Code 56379.
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    \1\ As originally filed, the verified notice indicated that the 
Line is in Stearns County, Minn. On December 4, 2017, BNSF filed a 
correction (including an updated map) indicating that the Line is 
located in Benton County, Minn., a short distance north and east of 
Stearns County. According to BNSF, its notice is correct in all 
other respects.
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    BNSF has certified that: (1) No local or overhead freight rail 
traffic has traveled over the Line since July 2015; (2) 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 either 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 
(3) the requirements at 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.\2\
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    \2\ BNSF's December 4 correction indicates that the St. Cloud 
Times, where notice of the proposed abandonment was published, is a 
newspaper of general circulation in Benton County. BNSF also states 
that it will serve a copy of the Environmental Report on the 
Administrator for Benton County, Minn.
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    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 January 9, 2018, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\3\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\4\ and 
interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be 
filed by December 18, 2017. Petitions to reopen or requests for public 
use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by December 28, 2017, 
with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.\5\
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    \3\ 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.
    \4\ 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).
    \5\ BNSF states that the Line may be suitable for other public 
purposes and that there are 18.60 acres on the Line of which 0.02 
acres are reversionary.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to Karl 
Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, 440 1st Street NW., Suite 440, 
Washington, DC 20001.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    BNSF 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 December 15, 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), BNSF 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 BNSF's filing of a notice 
of consummation by December 7, 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 
WWW.STB.GOV.

    Decided: December 5, 2017.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2017-26515 Filed 12-7-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P