Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad Company-Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment-Wisconsin Central Ltd., 690-691 [2018-00043]

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[FR Doc. 2018–00116 Filed 1–3–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018. PLACE: The Commission’s National Office at One Lafayette Centre, 1120 20th Street NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036–3457. STATUS: This oral argument will be open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commission will be hearing oral argument in the case of Secretary of Labor v. Kiewit Power Constructors Co., Docket No. 11–2395. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: John X. Cerveny, Executive Secretary, (202) 606–5400. TIME AND DATE: John X. Cerveny, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00143 Filed 1–3–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7600–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36156] Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad Company—Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment— Wisconsin Central Ltd. Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad Company (CSS), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) and operate approximately 5.64 miles of the City Industrial Track (CIT) in Gary, Ind., between milepost 1.21 and milepost 6.85.1 1 CSS states that the CIT is a line of railroad, and not ancillary (industrial) trackage. However, PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 According to CSS, the lease and related switching agreement between CSS and WCL were entered into on November 14, 2017.2 As required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1), CSS has disclosed in its verified notice that the lease agreement contains an interchange commitment, which affects CSS’s ability to interchange traffic with carriers other than WCL. CSS has provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment as required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h). CSS states that it will operate the track it is leasing. CSS certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in CSS’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. However, because its projected annual revenues exceed $5 million, CSS states that it provided notice on November 22, 2017, pursuant to the labor notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.42(e). CSS states that it intends to consummate the lease agreement on or after January 21, 2018, the effective date of the exemption.3 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 January 12, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36156, 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 Rose-Michele Nardi, Transport Counsel PC, 1900 M Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our website at ‘‘www.stb.gov.’’ Decided: January 2, 2018. according to CSS, the subject CIT lease transaction also involves ancillary track not subject to the Board’s entry licensing requirements, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10906. 2 CSS filed a confidential version of the lease and related switching agreement with its notice of exemption to be kept confidential by the Board under 49 CFR 1104.14(a) without the need for the filing of an accompanying motion for protective order under 49 CFR 1104.14(b). See 49 CFR 1150.43(h). 3 Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), the exemption may not become effective until 60 days from CSS’s November 22, 2017 certification. E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 4 / Friday, January 5, 2018 / Notices By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–00043 Filed 1–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36160] Great Lakes Terminal Railroad, LLC— Lease and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Great Lakes Reloading, LLC daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Great Lakes Terminal Railroad, LLC (GLTRR), a noncarrier,1 has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to sublease from Great Lakes Reloading, LLC (GLR), and to operate,2 approximately 12,500 feet (2.37 miles) of railroad right-of-way and trackage and transloading facilities located at 13535 S. Torrence Avenue, in Chicago, Ill. (the Chicago Transload Facility Trackage). According to GLTRR, there are no mileposts associated with the Chicago Transload Facility Trackage. GLTRR states that Centerpoint Chicago Enterprise, LLC, owns the Chicago Transload Facility Trackage, and leases it to GLR. GLTRR further states that the trackage is used to transload steel rebar, steel pipe, and agriculture and construction equipment from truck to rail. According to GLTRR, the trackage is used in conjunction with interchanging with the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company. GLTRR asserts that, because the trackage in question will constitute the entire line of railroad of GLTRR, this trackage is a line of railroad under 49 U.S.C. 10901, rather than spur, switching, or side tracks excepted from Board acquisition and operation authority under 49 U.S.C. 10906.3 Although GLTRR states in its verified notice that the operations were proposed to be consummated on or about December 1, 2017, this transaction may not be consummated until January 19, 2018 (30 days after the verified notice was filed).4 GLTRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this 1 GLTRR states that the transaction described here is its initial railroad acquisition. 2 A draft copy of the operating agreement was submitted with the notice of exemption. 3 See Effingham R.R.—Pet. for Declaratory Order—Constr. at Effingham, Ill., NOR 41986 et al., slip op. at 5 (STB served Sept. 18, 1998), aff’d sub nom. United Transp. Union-Ill. Legislative Bd. v. STB, 183 F.3d 606 (7th Cir. 1999). 4 GLTRR initially submitted its verified notice of exemption on December 8, 2017, but the notice is deemed officially filed on December 20, 2017, when the Board received the appropriate filing fee. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jan 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 transaction do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. GLTRR also certifies that there are no provisions or agreements that may limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. 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 to stay must be filed no later than January 12, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36160, 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 GLTRR’s representative, David C. Dillon, Dillon & Nash, Ltd., 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 508, Northbrook, IL 60062. According to GLTRR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ Decided: January 2, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–00020 Filed 1–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0325] Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Multi-Year Plans Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), requires the Secretary to prescribe procedures for a State to submit multiple-year commercial vehicle safety plans (‘‘multi-year plans’’) and annual updates for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) grants. In a prior notice, FMCSA requested information and posed specific questions to improve SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 691 the Agency’s development and implementation of multi-year plans. This notice announces FMCSA’s voluntary implementation of multi-year plans. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Liberatore, Chief, State Programs Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone (202) 366–3030 or by email at Thomas.Liberatore@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The goal of the MCSAP is to ensure that there is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the States to establish programs to improve motor carrier, commercial motor vehicle (CMV), and driver safety to support a safe and efficient surface transportation system. MCSAP makes targeted investments to promote CMV safety, including the transportation of passengers and hazardous materials. FMCSA encourages the States and Territories to invest in activities likely to maximize reductions in the number and severity of CMV crashes and fatalities resulting from such crashes. This is accomplished by adopting and enforcing effective motor carrier, CMV, and driver safety regulations and practices consistent with Federal requirements, assessing and improving statewide performance by setting program goals, and meeting performance standards, measures, and benchmarks. FMCSA amended its regulations to conform to 49 U.S.C. 31102(c)(1), as amended by the FAST Act, Public Law 114–94 (2015), section 5101, and removed the requirements for the annual plans in the final rule titled, ‘‘Amendments to Implement Grants Provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.’’ FMCSA published this rule in the Federal Register on October 14, 2016 [81 FR 71010]. These changes allow States to use a multi-year plan, but do not require it. The FAST Act section 5101, amending 49 U.S.C. 31102, required significant changes to the Agency’s grant programs, including moving the border enforcement and new entrant programs into the MCSAP for allocation via the formula. 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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36156]


Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad Company--Lease 
Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment--Wisconsin Central Ltd.

    Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad Company (CSS), a Class 
III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 
1150.41 to lease from Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) and operate 
approximately 5.64 miles of the City Industrial Track (CIT) in Gary, 
Ind., between milepost 1.21 and milepost 6.85.\1\
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    \1\ CSS states that the CIT is a line of railroad, and not 
ancillary (industrial) trackage. However, according to CSS, the 
subject CIT lease transaction also involves ancillary track not 
subject to the Board's entry licensing requirements, pursuant to 49 
U.S.C. 10906.
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    According to CSS, the lease and related switching agreement between 
CSS and WCL were entered into on November 14, 2017.\2\ As required by 
49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1), CSS has disclosed in its verified notice that the 
lease agreement contains an interchange commitment, which affects CSS's 
ability to interchange traffic with carriers other than WCL. CSS has 
provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment as 
required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h). CSS states that it will operate the 
track it is leasing.
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    \2\ CSS filed a confidential version of the lease and related 
switching agreement with its notice of exemption to be kept 
confidential by the Board under 49 CFR 1104.14(a) without the need 
for the filing of an accompanying motion for protective order under 
49 CFR 1104.14(b). See 49 CFR 1150.43(h).
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    CSS certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the 
transaction will not result in CSS's becoming a Class II or Class I 
rail carrier. However, because its projected annual revenues exceed $5 
million, CSS states that it provided notice on November 22, 2017, 
pursuant to the labor notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.42(e).
    CSS states that it intends to consummate the lease agreement on or 
after January 21, 2018, the effective date of the exemption.\3\
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    \3\ Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), the exemption may not become 
effective until 60 days from CSS's November 22, 2017 certification.
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    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 January 12, 
2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket 
No. FD 36156, 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 Rose-Michele Nardi, Transport Counsel PC, 
1900 M Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our website at 
``www.stb.gov.''

    Decided: January 2, 2018.


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    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-00043 Filed 1-4-18; 8:45 am]
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