Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Washington County, Pa., 40619 [2018-17570]

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Respondents are also required to collect information pursuant to Sections 130.12 and 130.13 prior to submitting their report to DDTC. Methodology: Respondents will submit information as attachments to relevant license applications or requests for other approval. Anthony M. Dearth, Chief of Staff (Acting), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–17559 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 382X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Washington County, Pa. Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 7.58-mile rail line extending from milepost EL 11.818 (near Ellsworth) to milepost EL 19.4 (at Marianna) in Washington County, Pa. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 15345, 15360, 15331, and 15314. NSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending before the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of the complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. 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). 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) 1 to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on September 14, 2018, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Formal expressions of intent to file an OFA 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). PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40619 under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 2 must be filed by August 24, 2018. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues must be filed by August 27, 2018.3 Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by September 4, 2018, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to NSR’s representative, William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our website at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: August 10, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina Contee, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–17570 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: QSA Customer Feedback Report Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information is collected from holders of FAA production approvals and selected suppliers in the form of a feedback survey, to obtain their input on how well the agency is performing the administration and conduct of the Aircraft Certification Systems Quality System Audit (QSA). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 15, 2018. SUMMARY: 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,800. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require environmental review. E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 158 (Wednesday, August 15, 2018)]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 382X)]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Washington County, Pa.

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 
7.58-mile rail line extending from milepost EL 11.818 (near Ellsworth) 
to milepost EL 19.4 (at Marianna) in Washington County, Pa. (the Line). 
The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 15345, 15360, 
15331, and 15314.
    NSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Line can 
be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user 
of rail service on the Line (or a state or local government entity 
acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the 
Line either is pending before the Surface Transportation Board (Board) 
or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of the 
complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 
CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to 
governmental agencies) have been met.
    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). 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) \1\ to subsidize continued rail service has 
been received, this exemption will be effective on September 14, 2018, 
unless stayed pending reconsideration. Formal expressions of intent to 
file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \2\ must be filed by August 24, 
2018. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues must 
be filed by August 27, 2018.\3\ Petitions for reconsideration must be 
filed by September 4, 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\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,800. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    \3\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review 
during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require 
environmental review.
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    A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to NSR's 
representative, William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our website at 
WWW.STB.GOV.

    Decided: August 10, 2018.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina Contee,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-17570 Filed 8-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P