San Francisco Bay Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-San Francisco Port Commission, 4601-4602 [2019-02555]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2019 / Notices SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 193 (Sub-No. 3X)] Canton Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Baltimore City, MD khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES On January 29, 2019, Canton Railroad Company (Canton Railroad) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon approximately 1,200 linear feet (0.23 miles) of rail line located in Baltimore City, MD. (the Line).1 Canton Railroad states that the Line has no milepost or station designations and is sometimes referred to as the OverFlo Track. The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code 21224. According to Canton Railroad, the last freight service on the Line occurred on December 12, 2017, and shortly thereafter, the only shipper on the Line sold its property to 601 Haven Street LLC (Haven), which does not desire rail service. Canton Railroad states that, following abandonment, it plans to sell the right-of-way to Haven. In a letter appended as Exhibit B to the petition, Haven states that it fully supports the proposed abandonment, which will facilitate its purchase of the right-of-way for non-rail use. Canton Railroad states that, based on the information in its possession, the Line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way, and any documentation in Canton Railroad’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by May 17, 2019. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption.2 Each OFA must 1 Canton Railroad filed a supplement to its petition for exemption on February 7, 2019. 2 The Board modified its OFA procedures effective July 29, 2017. Among other things, the OFA process now requires potential offerors in all abandonment and discontinuance proceedings to file a formal expression of intent to file an offer. The process also 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Feb 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 be accompanied by a $1,800 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment, the Line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than March 7, 2019. Each trail request must be accompanied by a $300 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 193 (SubNo. 3X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Rose-Michele Nardi, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Replies to the petition are due on or before March 7, 2019. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance (OPAGAC) at 202–245– 0238 or refer to the full abandonment regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at 202–245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any other agencies or persons who comment during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: February 11, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–02361 Filed 2–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P See Offers of Financial Assistance, EP 729 (STB served June 29, 2017); 82 FR 30997 (July 5, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4601 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36265] San Francisco Bay Railroad, Inc.— Lease and Operation Exemption—San Francisco Port Commission San Francisco Bay Railroad, Inc. (SFBR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 for the extension of its lease and operation of trackage of the San Francisco Port Commission (the Port) from a connection with the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) near the intersection of Amador Street and Cargo Way through the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility and to Piers 92, 94, and 96, a distance of approximately 0.5 route miles and approximately 16,750 track feet in San Francisco, Cal. (the Lines). SFBR states that the Lines do not have mileposts.1 SFBR states that, pursuant to agreements between it and the Port, SFBR will extend its lease and license to operate over the Lines until December 31, 2033, with a mutual extension option to December 31, 2038. SFBR verifies that its lease with the Port does not involve a limitation on SFBR’s interchange with a third-party connecting carrier and that UP is the only such connecting carrier. SFBR certifies that its projected annual revenues will not result in the creation of a Class I or II rail carrier and that the projected annual rail revenue of SFBR does not exceed $5 million. The transaction may be consummated on or after March 2, 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 for stay must be filed no later than February 22, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36265, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas J Litwiler, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, Ill. 60606– 3208. 1 SFBR, under a different name at the time, obtained authority to operate over the Lines in 2001 related to a previous lease agreement. LB Railco, Inc.—Lease & Operation Exemption—S.F. Port Comm’n, FD 33985 (STB served Jan. 8, 2001). E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 4602 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2019 / Notices According to SFBR, this action is excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: February 12, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–02555 Filed 2–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Non-Rule Making Action To Change Land Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical at Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Alabama Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Mobile Downtown Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes. The FAA is reviewing a request for an update to the Mobile Downtown Airport Layout Plan submitted by the Mobile Airport Authority. The Airport Layout Plan update, if approved, would change the land use on 0.88 acres from aeronautical to non-aeronautical. The property will then be leased for commercial development. The proceeds from the lease of this property will be used for airport purposes. The proposed use of this property is compatible with airport operations. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM). Issued in Jackson, Mississippi, on February 4, 2019. Rans D. Black, Manager, Jackson Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2019–02372 Filed 2–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Mobile Airport Authority to waive the requirement for one (1) parcel of surplus property totaling 0.88 acres, located on Mobile Downtown Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Jackson Airports District Office, Attn: Kevin Morgan, Program Manager, 100 West Cross Street, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39208–2307. In addition, one (1) copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Chris Curry, Executive Director, Mobile Airport Authority at the following address: P.O. Box 88004, Mobile, AL 36608–0004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Morgan, Program Manager, Jackson Airports District Office, 100 West Cross Street, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39208–2307, (601) 664–9891. The land release request may be reviewed in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Mobile Airport Authority to waive the requirement for one (1) parcel of surplus property totaling 0.88 acres, located on khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Feb 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0090] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From the Automobile Carriers Conference of the American Trucking Associations Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant the Automobile Carriers Conference (ACC) of the American Truck Associations (ATA) for a limited 5-year exemption to relieve motor carriers operating stinger steered automobile transporter equipment from the requirement to place warning flags on projecting loads of new motor vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) require any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) transporting a load which extends more than 4 feet beyond the rear of the vehicle be marked with a single red or orange fluorescent warning flag at the extreme rear if the projecting load is 2 feet wide or less, and two warning flags if the projecting SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 load is wider than 2 feet, located to indicate the maximum width of loads which extend beyond the sides and/or rear of the vehicle. The Agency has determined that the lack of warning flags on stinger steered automobile transporter equipment when transporting motor vehicles would not have an adverse impact on safety and that adherence to the terms and conditions of the exemption would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety provided by the regulation. DATES: This exemption is effective February 15, 2019 and ending February 15, 2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Luke Loy, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety, MC–PSV, (202) 366–0676, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments submitted to notice requesting public comments on the exemption application, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The online Federal document management system is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. The docket number is listed at the beginning of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews safety analyses and public comments submitted, and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(b)) with the reasons for denying or granting the application and, if granted, the name of the person or E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4601-4602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02555]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36265]


San Francisco Bay Railroad, Inc.--Lease and Operation Exemption--
San Francisco Port Commission

    San Francisco Bay Railroad, Inc. (SFBR), a Class III rail carrier, 
has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 for the 
extension of its lease and operation of trackage of the San Francisco 
Port Commission (the Port) from a connection with the Union Pacific 
Railroad Company (UP) near the intersection of Amador Street and Cargo 
Way through the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility and to Piers 92, 
94, and 96, a distance of approximately 0.5 route miles and 
approximately 16,750 track feet in San Francisco, Cal. (the Lines). 
SFBR states that the Lines do not have mileposts.\1\
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    \1\ SFBR, under a different name at the time, obtained authority 
to operate over the Lines in 2001 related to a previous lease 
agreement. LB Railco, Inc.--Lease & Operation Exemption--S.F. Port 
Comm'n, FD 33985 (STB served Jan. 8, 2001).
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    SFBR states that, pursuant to agreements between it and the Port, 
SFBR will extend its lease and license to operate over the Lines until 
December 31, 2033, with a mutual extension option to December 31, 2038. 
SFBR verifies that its lease with the Port does not involve a 
limitation on SFBR's interchange with a third-party connecting carrier 
and that UP is the only such connecting carrier.
    SFBR certifies that its projected annual revenues will not result 
in the creation of a Class I or II rail carrier and that the projected 
annual rail revenue of SFBR does not exceed $5 million.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after March 2, 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 for stay must be filed no later than February 22, 
2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 36265, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of each 
pleading must be served on Thomas J Litwiler, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 
North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, Ill. 60606-3208.

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    According to SFBR, this action is excluded from environmental 
review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting requirements 
under 49 CFR 1105.8(b).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: February 12, 2018.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Brendetta Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-02555 Filed 2-14-19; 8:45 am]
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