Boston and Maine Corporation & Springfield Terminal Railway Company-Adverse Discontinuance of Operating Authority-Milford-Bennington Railroad Company, Inc., 19591-19592 [2018-09398]

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[FR Doc. 2018–09378 Filed 5–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1256] Boston and Maine Corporation & Springfield Terminal Railway Company—Adverse Discontinuance of Operating Authority—MilfordBennington Railroad Company, Inc. On April 13, 2018, Boston and Maine Corporation and the Springfield Terminal Railway Company (collectively, Pan Am) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 10903 requesting that the Surface Transportation Board (the Board) authorize the third-party, or ‘‘adverse,’’ discontinuance of operating authority held by Milford-Bennington Railroad Company, Inc. (MBR) over approximately 5.36 miles of rail line on the Hillsborough Branch from milepost 11.00 to milepost 16.36 in southern New Hampshire (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 03055 and 03086. E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 19592 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 86 / Thursday, May 3, 2018 / Notices According to Pan Am, MBR, a Class III rail carrier, has been operating over the Line pursuant to a trackage rights agreement dated June 22, 1992, which Pan Am claims expired in 2004.1 Pan Am asks that the Board terminate MBR’s operating authority so that Pan Am may repossess its property, after which Pan Am states it would provide service over the Line. According to Pan Am, the Line does not contain federally granted rights-ofway. Any documentation in Pan Am’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. Pan Am’s entire case-in-chief for adverse discontinuance was filed with the application. In a decision served June 23, 2017, Pan Am was granted exemptions from several statutory provisions as well as waivers of certain Board regulations that were not relevant to its adverse discontinuance application or that sought information not available to Pan Am. Any interested person may file written comments or protests (including protestant’s entire opposition case) concerning the proposed adverse discontinuance by May 29, 2018. Persons who may oppose the proposed adverse discontinuance but who do not wish to participate fully in the process by submitting verified statements of witnesses containing detailed evidence should file comments. Persons opposing the proposed adverse discontinuance who wish to participate actively and fully in the process should file a protest, observing the filing, service, and content requirements of 49 CFR 1152.25. Pan Am’s reply is due by June 12, 2018. All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1256 and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Robert B. Burns, 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01862. Filings may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should comply with the instructions found on the Board’s ‘‘www.stb.gov’’ website, at the ‘‘EFILING’’ link. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send the original and 10 copies of the filing to the Board with a certificate of service. Except as otherwise set forth in 49 CFR pt. 1152, every document filed with the Board must be served on all parties to this 1 See Milford-Bennington R.R.—Trackage Rights Exemption—Boston & Me. Corp., FD 32103 (ICC served July 9, 1992). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 May 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 adverse discontinuance proceeding. 49 CFR 1104.12(a). Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Board decisions and notices are available on our website at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ Decided: April 30, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–09398 Filed 5–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1264X] Kasgro Rail Corp.—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Lawrence County, Pa. On April 13, 2018, Kasgro Rail Corp. (Kasgro) filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue its lease operations over approximately four miles of rail line owned by EASX Corporation (EASX) in Lawrence County, Pa. (the Line). The Line consists of three segments. The New Castle Branch begins at New Castle Monumented Base Line (MBL), at Survey Station 10+00, opposite the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad’s (P&LE) Main Line MBL Survey Station 2580+10, and extends in a generally northeasterly direction to the former P&LE Valuation Station 146+10. The Big Run Branch begins at P&LE New Castle Branch Baseline of Survey, at Survey Station 84+44, and extends in a generally southwesterly direction to a connection with CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). The Sample Spur begins at Valuation Station 2+00 off of CSXT’s main line between Cumberland, Md., and Willard, Ohio, and continues in a generally northward direction to Valuation Station 40+75.7, where it connects with New Castle Industrial Railroad (NCIR), formerly known as ISS Rail, Inc. (ISS). The Line is located entirely within the New Castle station. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 16101 and 16102. Kasgro states that, based on inquiry of EASX and information in Kasgro’s PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 possession, the Line does not contain any federally granted rights-of-way. Kasgro states that any documentation in its possession will be made available to those requesting it. Kasgro states that it acquired authority to lease the Line in June 2000.1 During that time, ISS and ISS’s successor, NCIR, operated over the Line, as required by the lease. On April 3, 2018, Kasgro gave EASX written notice of its intent to exit the lease 30 days after the STB authorizes Kasgro to discontinue service. Kasgro states that following Kasgro’s proposed discontinuance, NCIR will continue to operate the Line for EASX. 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 & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by August 1, 2018. Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. See 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(5), 1105.8(b). Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than August 13, 2018, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner.2 Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,800 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1264 and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Jeffrey O. Moreno, Thompson Hine LLP, 1919 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Replies to this petition are due on or before May 23, 2018. 1 See Kasgro Rail Corp.—Lease & Operation Exemption—EASX Corp. & Rail Servs. Corp., FD 33882 (STB served June 22, 2000). 2 The Board modified its OFA procedures effective July 29, 2017. Among other things, the OFA process now requires potential offerors, in their formal expression of intent, to make a preliminary financial responsibility showing based on a calculation using information contained in the carrier’s filing and publicly-available information. See Offers of Financial Assistance, EP 729 (STB served June 29, 2017); 82 FR 30,997 (July 5, 2017). E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 86 (Thursday, May 3, 2018)]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 1256]


Boston and Maine Corporation & Springfield Terminal Railway 
Company--Adverse Discontinuance of Operating Authority--Milford-
Bennington Railroad Company, Inc.

    On April 13, 2018, Boston and Maine Corporation and the Springfield 
Terminal Railway Company (collectively, Pan Am) filed an application 
under 49 U.S.C. 10903 requesting that the Surface Transportation Board 
(the Board) authorize the third-party, or ``adverse,'' discontinuance 
of operating authority held by Milford-Bennington Railroad Company, 
Inc. (MBR) over approximately 5.36 miles of rail line on the 
Hillsborough Branch from milepost 11.00 to milepost 16.36 in southern 
New Hampshire (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal 
Service Zip Codes 03055 and 03086.

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    According to Pan Am, MBR, a Class III rail carrier, has been 
operating over the Line pursuant to a trackage rights agreement dated 
June 22, 1992, which Pan Am claims expired in 2004.\1\ Pan Am asks that 
the Board terminate MBR's operating authority so that Pan Am may 
repossess its property, after which Pan Am states it would provide 
service over the Line.
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    \1\ See Milford-Bennington R.R.--Trackage Rights Exemption--
Boston & Me. Corp., FD 32103 (ICC served July 9, 1992).
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    According to Pan Am, the Line does not contain federally granted 
rights-of-way. Any documentation in Pan Am's possession will be made 
available promptly to those requesting it. Pan Am's entire case-in-
chief for adverse discontinuance was filed with the application.
    In a decision served June 23, 2017, Pan Am was granted exemptions 
from several statutory provisions as well as waivers of certain Board 
regulations that were not relevant to its adverse discontinuance 
application or that sought information not available to Pan Am.
    Any interested person may file written comments or protests 
(including protestant's entire opposition case) concerning the proposed 
adverse discontinuance by May 29, 2018. Persons who may oppose the 
proposed adverse discontinuance but who do not wish to participate 
fully in the process by submitting verified statements of witnesses 
containing detailed evidence should file comments. Persons opposing the 
proposed adverse discontinuance who wish to participate actively and 
fully in the process should file a protest, observing the filing, 
service, and content requirements of 49 CFR 1152.25. Pan Am's reply is 
due by June 12, 2018.
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1256 and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Robert B. Burns, 1700 
Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01862.
    Filings may be submitted either via the Board's e-filing format or 
in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should 
comply with the instructions found on the Board's ``www.stb.gov'' 
website, at the ``E-FILING'' link. Any person submitting a filing in 
the traditional paper format should send the original and 10 copies of 
the filing to the Board with a certificate of service. Except as 
otherwise set forth in 49 CFR pt. 1152, every document filed with the 
Board must be served on all parties to this adverse discontinuance 
proceeding. 49 CFR 1104.12(a).
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. Assistance for the 
hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our website at 
``WWW.STB.GOV.''

    Decided: April 30, 2018.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-09398 Filed 5-2-18; 8:45 am]
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