Progressive Rail Incorporated-Continuance in Control Exemption-Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC, 44689 [2018-19020]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices 31, 2018, the earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 15, 2018 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). 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 September 7, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36211, 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 CVR’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. According to CVR, 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: August 28, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–19080 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36212] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Progressive Rail Incorporated— Continuance in Control Exemption— Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC Progressive Rail Incorporated (PGR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC (CVR), upon CVR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC—Lease & Operation Exemption with Interchange Commitment—Union Pacific Railroad Co., Docket No. FD 36211. In that proceeding, CVR seeks an exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease and operate 1.6 miles of railroad line in Clackamas, Or. (the Line), owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 15, 2018 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). PGR will continue in control of CVR upon CVR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. According to PGR, it owns or operates rail lines in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. PGR states that it controls six other Class III railroads that operate in Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, North Carolina, Illinois, and California,1 and that its control of a seventh, the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, LLC (SPR), is pending.2 PGR states that: (1) The Line to be operated by CVR does not connect with any other railroads in the PGR corporate family; (2) the continuance in control is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the Line with any other railroad in the PGR corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the proposed transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under §§ 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all the carriers involved are Class III carriers. 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 September 7, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36212, 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 PGR’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. 1 Airlake Terminal Railway Company, LLC; Central Midland Railway Company; Iowa Traction Railway Company; Iowa Southern Railway Company; Piedmont & Northern Railroad LLC; and Chicago Junction Railway Company. 2 PGR’s exemption authorizing it to continue in control of SPR became effective on August 15, 2018. Progressive Rail—Continuance in Control Exemption—St. Paul & Pac. R.R., FD 36208 (STB served Aug. 1, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44689 According to PGR, 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: August 28, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–19020 Filed 8–30–18; 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: Operating Requirements: Commuter and OnDemand Operation 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 revision of this collection involves the amendment of regulations, which allows a certificate holder’s pilots to log second-incommand (SIC) time in operations that does not otherwise require a SIC. This revision also removes the burden for initial certification as that is already counted under ICR 2120–0593. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 1, 2018. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 170 (Friday, August 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 44689]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19020]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36212]


Progressive Rail Incorporated--Continuance in Control Exemption--
Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC

    Progressive Rail Incorporated (PGR), a Class III rail carrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to 
continue in control of Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC (CVR), upon CVR's 
becoming a Class III rail carrier.
    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC--Lease & Operation 
Exemption with Interchange Commitment--Union Pacific Railroad Co., 
Docket No. FD 36211. In that proceeding, CVR seeks an exemption under 
49 CFR 1150.31 to lease and operate 1.6 miles of railroad line in 
Clackamas, Or. (the Line), owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company 
(UP).
    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 15, 
2018 (30 days after the verified notice was filed).
    PGR will continue in control of CVR upon CVR's becoming a Class III 
rail carrier. According to PGR, it owns or operates rail lines in 
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. PGR states that it controls six 
other Class III railroads that operate in Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, 
North Carolina, Illinois, and California,\1\ and that its control of a 
seventh, the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, LLC (SPR), is pending.\2\
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    \1\ Airlake Terminal Railway Company, LLC; Central Midland 
Railway Company; Iowa Traction Railway Company; Iowa Southern 
Railway Company; Piedmont & Northern Railroad LLC; and Chicago 
Junction Railway Company.
    \2\ PGR's exemption authorizing it to continue in control of SPR 
became effective on August 15, 2018. Progressive Rail--Continuance 
in Control Exemption--St. Paul & Pac. R.R., FD 36208 (STB served 
Aug. 1, 2018).
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    PGR states that: (1) The Line to be operated by CVR does not 
connect with any other railroads in the PGR corporate family; (2) the 
continuance in control is not part of a series of anticipated 
transactions that would connect the Line with any other railroad in the 
PGR corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class 
I rail carrier. Therefore, the proposed transaction is exempt from the 
prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 
1180.2(d)(2).
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does 
not provide for labor protection for transactions under Sec. Sec.  
11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, 
the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all 
the carriers involved are Class III carriers.
    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 September 7, 
2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36212, 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 PGR's representative, Bradon J. Smith, 
Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 
60606-3208.
    According to PGR, 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: August 28, 2018.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tammy Lowery,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-19020 Filed 8-30-18; 8:45 am]
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