CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Cobb County, Ga., 55232 [2018-24034]

Download as PDF 55232 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices 83 FR 31250, Master Representative Payee File. 83 FR 31251, Master Representative Payee File. [FR Doc. 2018–23941 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE Delegation of Authority 374–1: Authority to Accept Volunteer Services From Students By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State by the laws of the United States, including 22 U.S.C. 2651a and 5 U.S.C. 3111 (‘‘Section 3111’’), and delegated by Delegation of Authority 198, dated September 16, 1992, to the extent authorized by law and pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 3111, I hereby delegate the authority of the Secretary to accept voluntary services for the United States to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights (S/OCR). This authority is limited to the acceptance of voluntary services provided by law students who are filling legal extern and intern positions. Any official action within the scope of this delegation taken prior to the effective date of this delegation by the Director of S/OCR are hereby ratified and continued in effect, according to their terms, until modified, revoked, or superseded by authorized action. Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and the Under Secretary of State for Management may at any time exercise the authority herein delegated. This delegation of authority does not amend or supersede any other valid delegation of authority. This delegation of authority will be published in the Federal Register. Dated: October 12, 2018. William E. Todd, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management. [FR Doc. 2018–24028 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 784X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Cobb County, Ga. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon an approximately 2.3-mile rail line on its VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 Atlanta Terminal Subdivision, Atlanta Division, between milepost SG 579.29 near Plant Atkinson Road and milepost SG 581.61 just west of East-West Connector, in Cobb County, Ga. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Zip Codes 30080 and 30082 and includes one station at Edna (FSAC 23500). CSXT has certified that: (1) no local rail traffic has moved over the Line during the past two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of a 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 is either pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or had been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 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 this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment 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) has been received,1 this exemption will be effective on December 2, 2018, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking 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 30997 (July 5, 2017). 2 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 exemption’s 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 exemption’s effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,800. See Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. Performed in PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 requests under 49 CFR 152.29 must be filed by November 9, 2018.4 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 23, 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 CSXT’s representative, Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 9, 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 at (800) 877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. 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), CSXT 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 CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by November 2, 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: October 30, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–24034 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.—2017 Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 25), slip op. App. B at 13 (STB served Aug. 8, 2018). 4 CSXT states that it is working on an agreement with the State of Georgia to transfer the corridor and convert the Line to a trail under a notice of interim trail use or abandonment (NITU) agreement contingent on Board approval for authority to abandon. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 784X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Cobb County, 
Ga.

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon an approximately 2.3-mile rail line on its Atlanta Terminal 
Subdivision, Atlanta Division, between milepost SG 579.29 near Plant 
Atkinson Road and milepost SG 581.61 just west of East-West Connector, 
in Cobb County, Ga. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal 
Zip Codes 30080 and 30082 and includes one station at Edna (FSAC 
23500).
    CSXT has certified that: (1) no local rail traffic has moved over 
the Line during the past two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the 
Line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by 
a user of a 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 is either pending with the Surface Transportation Board 
(Board) or with any U.S. District Court or had been decided in favor of 
a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 
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 this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment 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) has been received,\1\ this exemption will be 
effective on December 2, 2018, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\2\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\3\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 152.29 must be filed by 
November 9, 2018.\4\ Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 23, 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 30997 (July 5, 2017).
    \2\ 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 exemption's 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 exemption's effective 
date.
    \3\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is 
currently set at $1,800. See Regulations Governing Fees for Servs. 
Performed in Connection with Licensing & Related Servs.--2017 
Update, EP 542 (Sub-No. 25), slip op. App. B at 13 (STB served Aug. 
8, 2018).
    \4\ CSXT states that it is working on an agreement with the 
State of Georgia to transfer the corridor and convert the Line to a 
trail under a notice of interim trail use or abandonment (NITU) 
agreement contingent on Board approval for authority to abandon.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
CSXT's representative, Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. 
Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CSXT has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by November 9, 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 at (800) 877-8339. Comments on environmental and historic 
preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes 
available to the public.
    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), CSXT 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 CSXT's filing of a notice of 
consummation by November 2, 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: October 30, 2018.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tammy Lowery,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-24034 Filed 11-1-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P