Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, LLC-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Walla Walla County, Wash., and Umatilla County, Or., 2658-2659 [2019-01506]

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The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Mississippi, Alabama. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Dated: January 31, 2019. Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–01534 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Feb 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company Pursuant to the authority granted to the United States Small Business Administration under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, under Section 309 of the Act and Section 107.1900 of the Small Business Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.1900) to function as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Company License No. 09/ 14–0009 issued to Bank of America Ventures said license is hereby declared null and void. United States Small Business Administration. Dated: October 1, 2018. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation. Editorial note: This document was received for publication by the Office of the Federal Register on February 4, 2019. [FR Doc. 2019–01540 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [License No. 04/04–0336] Plexus Fund IV–B, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest Notice is hereby given that Plexus Fund IV–B, L.P., 4242 Six Forks Road, Suite 950, Raleigh, NC 27609, 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). Plexus Fund IV–B, L.P. is seeking a prior written exemption from SBA to make a debt financing to Bonita Marie International, 1960 Rutgers University Blvd., Lakewood, NJ 08701. The financing is brought within the purview of § 107.730(a)(4) of the Regulations because Plexus IV–B, L.P., Plexus III, L.P., and Plexus QP III, L.P. are Associates by Common Control, therefore, since the proposed transaction is providing Financing which will discharge Plexus III, L.P.’s and Plexus QP III, L.P.’s obligation, prior SBA written exemption is required. PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that any interested person may submit written comments on this transaction within fifteen days of the date of this publication to the Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator for Office of Investment and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2019–01511 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 570 (Sub-No. 4X)] Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, LLC—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Walla Walla County, Wash., and Umatilla County, Or. On December 20, 2018, Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, LLC (PCC) filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue its lease operations over approximately 55.56 miles of rail line owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) in Walla Walla County, Wash., and Umatilla County, Or. (the Line). The Line is located between: (1) Milepost 3.76, at Zangar Jct., Wash., and milepost 33.0, at Walla Walla, Wash.; and (2) milepost 46.80, at Walla Walla, Wash., and milepost 20.48, at Weston, Or. The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 99362, 99363, and 97886. PCC states that, based on information in its possession, the Line does not contain any federally granted rights-ofway. PCC states that any documentation in its possession will be made available to those requesting it. PCC states that, in 1992, Blue Mountain Railroad, Inc. (BMR), entered into a lease agreement with UP. See also Blue Mountain R.R.—Lease, Acquis. & Operation Exemption—Union Pac. R.R., FD 32193 (ICC served Dec. 1, 1992). In 2000, BMR was merged into PCC. See Watco Co.—Corporate Family Transaction Exemption, FD 33898 (STB served July 24, 2000). According to PCC, BMR and then PCC have provided local and overhead service over the Line, as required by the lease. PCC states that, on April 30, 2018, it gave UP notice of its intent to terminate the lease. PCC further states that, once it ceases operations, the 12 customers on the Line will continue to receive service from either UP or a new operator. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2019 / Notices 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). By issuance of this notice,1 the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by April 9, 2019. Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. See 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(5), 1105.8(b). Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than April 19, 2019, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner.2 Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,800 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 570 (SubNo. 4X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Karl Morell, 440 1st Street NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20001. Replies to this petition are due on or before February 27, 2019. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Board decisions and notices are available on our website at www.stb.gov. Decided: February 4, 2019. 1 Due to the partial shutdown of the Federal government from December 22, 2018, through January 25, 2019, the Board was not able to timely publish this notice of petition. See 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2)(i). 2 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Feb 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–01506 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at Lost Hills Airport, Lost Hills, California Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request to release airport land and permanently close airport. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment for the release of approximately 336 acres of airport property at the Lost Hills Airport (Airport) in Lost Hills, California from all conditions contained in the Surplus Property Deed and Grant Assurances because the Airport land is not needed for airport purposes. The land requested to be released is located at the northeast corner of State Route 46 and Lost Hills Road in Lost Hills California. The subject land is adjacent to offsite agricultural uses, sewage treatment ponds and residential and commercial development. On the west side of the Airport there is a small industrial lease area and one water well. Whereas, on the southwest portion of the Airport there is a soccer complex, County public park and fire station. The Airport land will be sold via County public auction at Fair Market Value (FMV) for either its existing use as industrial/public facility or conversion to agricultural use. The County public park and fire station currently located on Airport land will be sold at its FMV for continued uninterrupted use. The proceeds from the sale of airport land will be reinvested into Meadows Field and Kern Valley airports, therefore benefitting general aviation. Unamortized Airport Improvement Program Grant funds in the amount of $426,289 will be reinvested into general aviation grant projects at either Meadows Field Airport or Kern Valley Airport, both located in Kern County, California. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments on the request must be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2659 following address: George Aiken, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Airports, Western-Pacific Region, AWP–610.1, Federal Register Comment, 777 S Aviation Boulevard, Suite 150, El Segundo, CA 90245. Phone: (424) 405– 7306. Additionally, one copy of the comment submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mark Witsoe, Director of Airports, County of Kern, 3701 Wings Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308. In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), Public Law 106–181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the Secretary may waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by surplus property conveyance deeds or grant agreements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Following Is a Brief Overview of the Request The County of Kern, Department of Airports, requested a release from Federal surplus property and grant assurance obligations for approximately 336 acres of airport land, at Lost Hills Airport (L84), to allow for its permanent closure and sale and reinvestment into Meadows Field and Kern Valley Airports. The property was originally acquired pursuant to the Surplus Property Act of 1944 and was deeded to the County of Kern on October 25, 1948. The property is located in the rural community of Lost Hills, in Kern County, California, approximately 46 miles northwest of downtown Bakersfield. The Airport land is not needed for airport purposes, has zero based aircraft and no aviation services are currently available. The Airport land area includes an industrial lease area, soccer complex, County public park and fire station. The soccer complex lease has been terminated and will be sold as part of the airport land auction. The County park and fire station will be released separately based on Fair Market Value to the County for continued public use. Basic utilities are available in the area for future capital improvements, however, there are no irrigation water rights with the property for agricultural use. The County of Kern will sell the land at fair market value. The sales proceeds will provide general aviation improvements at Meadows Field and Kern Valley airports, thereby serving the interests of general aviation. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 570 (Sub-No. 4X)]


Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, LLC--Discontinuance of 
Service Exemption--in Walla Walla County, Wash., and Umatilla County, 
Or.

    On December 20, 2018, Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, LLC 
(PCC) filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for 
exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to 
discontinue its lease operations over approximately 55.56 miles of rail 
line owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) in Walla Walla 
County, Wash., and Umatilla County, Or. (the Line).
    The Line is located between: (1) Milepost 3.76, at Zangar Jct., 
Wash., and milepost 33.0, at Walla Walla, Wash.; and (2) milepost 
46.80, at Walla Walla, Wash., and milepost 20.48, at Weston, Or. The 
Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 99362, 99363, and 97886.
    PCC states that, based on information in its possession, the Line 
does not contain any federally granted rights-of-way. PCC states that 
any documentation in its possession will be made available to those 
requesting it.
    PCC states that, in 1992, Blue Mountain Railroad, Inc. (BMR), 
entered into a lease agreement with UP. See also Blue Mountain R.R.--
Lease, Acquis. & Operation Exemption--Union Pac. R.R., FD 32193 (ICC 
served Dec. 1, 1992). In 2000, BMR was merged into PCC. See Watco Co.--
Corporate Family Transaction Exemption, FD 33898 (STB served July 24, 
2000). According to PCC, BMR and then PCC have provided local and 
overhead service over the Line, as required by the lease. PCC states 
that, on April 30, 2018, it gave UP notice of its intent to terminate 
the lease. PCC further states that, once it ceases operations, the 12 
customers on the Line will continue to receive service from either UP 
or a new operator.

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    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).
    By issuance of this notice,\1\ the Board is instituting an 
exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision 
will be issued by April 9, 2019.
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    \1\ Due to the partial shutdown of the Federal government from 
December 22, 2018, through January 25, 2019, the Board was not able 
to timely publish this notice of petition. See 49 CFR 
1152.27(b)(2)(i).
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    Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment 
proceeding, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not 
appropriate. Because there will be environmental review during 
abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental 
review. See 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(5), 1105.8(b).
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
to subsidize continued rail service will be due no later than April 19, 
2019, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for 
exemption, whichever occurs sooner.\2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by 
a $1,800 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    \2\ 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).
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
570 (Sub-No. 4X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 
395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Karl Morell, 440 
1st Street NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20001. Replies to this 
petition are due on or before February 27, 2019.
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR pt. 1152. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our website at 
www.stb.gov.

    Decided: February 4, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-01506 Filed 2-6-19; 8:45 am]
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