BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in the City of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in the City of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 26139-26140 [2018-12044]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Notices (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) James Rivera, Associate Administrator, for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2018–11968 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [License No. 02/02–0664] Medley SBIC, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest Notice is hereby given that Medley SBIC, L.P., 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, a Federal Licensee under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), in connection with the financing of a small concern, has sought an exemption under Section 312 of the Act and Section 107.730, Financings which Constitute Conflicts of Interest of the Small Business Administration (‘‘SBA’’) Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.730). Medley SBIC, L.P. proposes to sell its debt security financing of The Plastics Group, Inc., 7409 S. 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[FR Doc. 2018–12038 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [Disaster Declaration #15495 and #15496; OHIO Disaster Number OH–00054] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Ohio U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 241001 This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Ohio (FEMA–4360–DR), dated 04/17/2018. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides. Incident Period: 02/14/2018 through 02/25/2018. DATES: Issued on 05/24/2018. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/18/2018. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/17/2019. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. 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[FR Doc. 2018–12039 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 496X); Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 400X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in the City of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in the City of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) (collectively, Applicants), have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for BNSF to abandon, and for NSR to discontinue service over, approximately 0.45 miles of rail line between milepost 67.38 and milepost 66.93 in the City of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 50309. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local rail traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead rail traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (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 E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 26140 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 assistance (OFA) 1 has been received, these exemptions will be effective on July 5, 2018,2 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 trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by June 15, 2018. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by June 25, 2018, 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 Karl Morell, Karl Morell & Associates, 440 1st Street NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20001 and Crystal M. Zorbaugh, 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 issued an environmental assessment (EA) on May 25, 2018. 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 by June 11, 2018. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. 1 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). 2 Applicants initially filed their verified notice of exemption on April 30, 2018. BNSF filed a supplemental certificate of service for the environmental and historic report on May 16, 2018. Therefore, the official filing date is May 16, 2018. 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 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. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,800. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 241001 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 June 5, 2019, 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 website at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: May 31, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–12044 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0180] Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Small Business in Transportation Coalition Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements for all motor carriers with fewer than 50 employees, including, but not limited to, oneperson private and for-hire owneroperators of commercial motor vehicles used in interstate commerce. SBTC believes that the exemption would not have any adverse impacts on operational safety as motor carriers and drivers would remain subject to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations as well as the requirements to maintain paper RODS. FMCSA requests public comment on SBTC’s application for exemption. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA–2018–0180 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further information. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this notice, contact Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 614–942– 6477. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2018–0180), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for suggestions or recommendations. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26139-26140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12044]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 496X); Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 400X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in the City of Des 
Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Norfolk Southern Railway Company--
Discontinuance of Service Exemption--in the City of Des Moines, Polk 
County, Iowa

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and Norfolk Southern Railway Company 
(NSR) (collectively, Applicants), have jointly filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service for BNSF to abandon, and for NSR to 
discontinue service over, approximately 0.45 miles of rail line between 
milepost 67.38 and milepost 66.93 in the City of Des Moines, Polk 
County, Iowa (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal 
Service Zip Code 50309.
    Applicants have certified that: (1) No local rail traffic has moved 
over the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead rail traffic has 
moved over the Line for at least two years; (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

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assistance (OFA) \1\ has been received, these exemptions will be 
effective on July 5, 2018,\2\ 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 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
June 15, 2018. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by June 25, 2018, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \1\ 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).
    \2\ Applicants initially filed their verified notice of 
exemption on April 30, 2018. BNSF filed a supplemental certificate 
of service for the environmental and historic report on May 16, 
2018. Therefore, the official filing date is May 16, 2018.
    \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 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.
    \4\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,800. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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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 and Crystal M. Zorbaugh, 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 issued an environmental 
assessment (EA) on May 25, 2018. 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 by June 
11, 2018.
    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 June 5, 2019, 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 website at 
WWW.STB.GOV.

    Decided: May 31, 2018.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-12044 Filed 6-4-18; 8:45 am]
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