Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment-CSX Transportation, Inc., 65783-65784 [2018-27524]

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[FR Doc. 2018–27725 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36247] Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC— Acquisition and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment—CSX Transportation, Inc. Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and to operate, approximately 373 miles of rail line pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement and a freight operating agreement with CSXT. The rail lines to be acquired and operated by FGS consists of the following: (1) The Tallahassee Subdivision between E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 65784 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices Baldwin, Fla., at or near CSXT milepost SP 653.3, and Chattahoochee, Fla., at or near CSXT milepost SP 842.5; (2) the P&A Subdivision between Chattahoochee, at or near CSXT milepost 00K810.7, and Pensacola, Fla., at or near CSXT milepost 00K651.0; and (3) portions of the Bainbridge Subdivision between Tallahassee, Fla., at or near CSXT milepost SLC 52.0, and Attapulgus, Ga., at or near CSXT milepost SLC 79.0 (collectively, the ‘‘Lines’’). As part of this transaction, CSXT will retain limited overhead trackage rights only for the movement of certain CSXT freight traffic, in CSXT’s trains, locomotives, cars, and equipment with CSXT’s own crews over the following segments of the Lines: (1) The Tallahassee Subdivision between the connection with CSXT at Baldwin, at or near CSXT milepost SP 653.3 and Chattahoochee, at or near CSXT milepost SP 842.5; and (2) the P&A Subdivision between Chattahoochee, at or near CSXT milepost 00K810.7, and the connection with CSXT at Pensacola, at or near CSXT milepost 00K 651.0. In addition, FGA will acquire trackage rights to operate its trains, locomotives, cars and equipment with its own crews, solely for the purposes of conducting interchange with CSXT, on the following segments of CSXT rail lines: (1) CSXT milepost 00K651.0 to milepost 00K 649.0, near Pensacola; and (2) CSXT milepost SP 653.3 to milepost S 653.0, near Baldwin. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) in RailUSA, LLC & American Rail Partners, LLC—Continuance in Control Exemption—Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC, Docket No. FD 36248, in which RailUSA, LLC, and American Rail Partners, LLC, the direct owner and indirect owner of FGA, respectively, seek Board approval to continue in control of FGA upon FGA’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. As required under 49 CFR 1150.33(h)(1), FGA has disclosed in its verified notice that the freight operating agreement between FGA and CSXT 1 contains an interchange commitment that affects the interchange with carriers other than CSXT at the interchange points of Chattahoochee and Cottondale, Fla. In addition, FGA has provided the additional information regarding the 1 FGA filed a confidential version of the freight operating agreement with its notice of exemption to be kept confidential by the Board under 49 CFR 1104.14(a) without need for the filing of an accompanying motion for protective order under 49 CFR 1104.14(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 interchange commitment required by section 1150.33(h)(1). FGA certifies that its projected annual revenues do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. FGA notes, however, that its annual operating revenues will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, in compliance with 49 CFR 1150.32(e), FGA certified on November 6, 2018, that, on that day, the required 60-day notice of this transaction was posted at the workplaces of CSXT employees on the Lines and served on the national offices of those employees’ unions. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is January 6, 2019, the effective date of the exemption (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 December 28, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36247, 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 Peter W. Denton, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036. According to FGA, this action is excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting under 49 CFR 1105.8(b)(1). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at www.stb.gov. Decided: December 14, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–27524 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2019–1)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor Surface Transportation Board. Approval of rail cost adjustment AGENCY: ACTION: factor. The Board has approved the first quarter 2019 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The first quarter 2019 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.058. The first quarter 2019 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.448. The first quarter 2019 RCAF–5 is 0.419. DATES: Applicability Date: January 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our website at www.stb.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877– 8339. This action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). By the Board, Board Members Begeman and Miller. Decided: December 17, 2018. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–27750 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36248] RailUSA, LLC and American Rail Partners, LLC—Continuance in Control Exemption—Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC RailUSA, LLC (RailUSA) and American Rail Partners, LLC (ARP), each a noncarrier, have filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA), upon FGA’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. FGA is a newly formed noncarrier entity that is wholly owned by RailUSA. RailUSA, in turn, is wholly owned by ARP. Thus, RailUSA directly controls FGA, and ARP indirectly controls FGA. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad—Acquisition & Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment—CSX Transportation, Inc., Docket No. FD 36247. In that proceeding, FGA seeks an exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire and operate approximately 373 miles of rail line in Florida and Georgia currently owned and operated by CSX Transportation, Inc., consisting of the E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 245 (Friday, December 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65783-65784]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36247]


Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption With Interchange Commitment--CSX Transportation, Inc.

    Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA), a noncarrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire 
from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and to operate, approximately 373 
miles of rail line pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement and a 
freight operating agreement with CSXT. The rail lines to be acquired 
and operated by FGS consists of the following: (1) The Tallahassee 
Subdivision between

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Baldwin, Fla., at or near CSXT milepost SP 653.3, and Chattahoochee, 
Fla., at or near CSXT milepost SP 842.5; (2) the P&A Subdivision 
between Chattahoochee, at or near CSXT milepost 00K810.7, and 
Pensacola, Fla., at or near CSXT milepost 00K651.0; and (3) portions of 
the Bainbridge Subdivision between Tallahassee, Fla., at or near CSXT 
milepost SLC 52.0, and Attapulgus, Ga., at or near CSXT milepost SLC 
79.0 (collectively, the ``Lines'').
    As part of this transaction, CSXT will retain limited overhead 
trackage rights only for the movement of certain CSXT freight traffic, 
in CSXT's trains, locomotives, cars, and equipment with CSXT's own 
crews over the following segments of the Lines: (1) The Tallahassee 
Subdivision between the connection with CSXT at Baldwin, at or near 
CSXT milepost SP 653.3 and Chattahoochee, at or near CSXT milepost SP 
842.5; and (2) the P&A Subdivision between Chattahoochee, at or near 
CSXT milepost 00K810.7, and the connection with CSXT at Pensacola, at 
or near CSXT milepost 00K 651.0. In addition, FGA will acquire trackage 
rights to operate its trains, locomotives, cars and equipment with its 
own crews, solely for the purposes of conducting interchange with CSXT, 
on the following segments of CSXT rail lines: (1) CSXT milepost 
00K651.0 to milepost 00K 649.0, near Pensacola; and (2) CSXT milepost 
SP 653.3 to milepost S 653.0, near Baldwin.
    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) in RailUSA, LLC & American Rail 
Partners, LLC--Continuance in Control Exemption--Florida Gulf & 
Atlantic Railroad, LLC, Docket No. FD 36248, in which RailUSA, LLC, and 
American Rail Partners, LLC, the direct owner and indirect owner of 
FGA, respectively, seek Board approval to continue in control of FGA 
upon FGA's becoming a Class III rail carrier.
    As required under 49 CFR 1150.33(h)(1), FGA has disclosed in its 
verified notice that the freight operating agreement between FGA and 
CSXT \1\ contains an interchange commitment that affects the 
interchange with carriers other than CSXT at the interchange points of 
Chattahoochee and Cottondale, Fla. In addition, FGA has provided the 
additional information regarding the interchange commitment required by 
section 1150.33(h)(1).
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    \1\ FGA filed a confidential version of the freight operating 
agreement with its notice of exemption to be kept confidential by 
the Board under 49 CFR 1104.14(a) without need for the filing of an 
accompanying motion for protective order under 49 CFR 1104.14(b).
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    FGA certifies that its projected annual revenues do not exceed 
those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. FGA notes, 
however, that its annual operating revenues will exceed $5 million. 
Accordingly, in compliance with 49 CFR 1150.32(e), FGA certified on 
November 6, 2018, that, on that day, the required 60-day notice of this 
transaction was posted at the workplaces of CSXT employees on the Lines 
and served on the national offices of those employees' unions.
    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is January 6, 
2019, the effective date of the exemption (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 December 28, 
2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36247, 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 Peter W. Denton, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 
Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036.
    According to FGA, this action is excluded from environmental review 
under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting under 49 CFR 
1105.8(b)(1).
    Board decisions and notices are available on our website at 
www.stb.gov.

    Decided: December 14, 2018.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-27524 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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