Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, 33114-33115 [2019-14826]

Download as PDF 33114 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 133 / Thursday, July 11, 2019 / Notices with it in the near future. For the purposes of this request, ‘‘customers’’ are individuals, businesses, and organizations that interact with a Federal Government agency or program, either directly or via a Federal contractor. This could include individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit organizations; not-forprofit institutions; State, local or tribal governments; Federal government; and Universities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The possible response time to complete a questionnaire or survey may be 3 minutes or up to 2 hours to participate in an interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. 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PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Finance Docket 34936] Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA), Surface Transportation Board (Board). ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (DSEA) on July 11, 2019 and request for comments. AGENCY: On November 2, 2018, the Port of Moses Lake (Applicant) filed a Petition to Reopen with the Board seeking authorization for modifications to portions of an 11-mile (7.6 miles of which would be new construction) rail line previously approved by the Board in 2009 in the City of Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington. The purpose of this Notice of Availability (NOA) is to notify individuals and agencies interested in or affected by the proposed action of the availability of the DSEA for review and comment on July 11, 2019. DATES: The DSEA will be available for public review and comment on July 11, 2019. Mailed comments must be postmarked by August 12, 2019. Electronic comments must be received by August 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please mail written comments on the DSEA, including the recommended environmental mitigation to: Mr. Adam Assenza, Surface Transportation Board, Docket No. FD 34936, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423. Electronic comments on this DSEA may also be submitted electronically on the STB’s website: https://www.stb.gov or emailed to Adam.Assenza@stb.gov. Please refer to Docket No. FD 34936 in all correspondence, including electronic, addressed to the lead agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Assenza, Surface Transportation Board, Docket No. FD 34963, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423, (202) 245–0301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed project is to promote economic development through the attraction of new railSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 133 / Thursday, July 11, 2019 / Notices dependent businesses, thereby encouraging the long-term, continued use, growth, and preservation of rail operations in the region. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is participating as a cooperating agency in the preparation of this DSEA pursuant to CEQ NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR 1501.6). The DSEA analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed modifications to the previously-approved alignment. It also contains OEA’s preliminary recommendations for environmental mitigation measures. The DSEA will be available on July 11, 2019 through the Board’s website at https://www.stb.gov by following the Decisions link and at the City of Moses Lake Public Library in Grant County, Washington. Next Steps: Following the close of the 30-day comment period on August 12, 2019 of the DSEA, OEA, and FRA as a cooperating agency, will issue a Final Supplemental EA that considers comments on the DSEA. The Board will then issue a final decision based on the Draft and Final Supplemental EAs and all public and agency comments in the public record for this proceeding. The final decision will address the transportation merits of the proposed project and the entire environmental record. The final decision will take one of three actions: Approve the proposed project, deny it, or approve it with mitigation conditions, including environmental conditions. Written Comments: Any interested party may submit written comments on the DSEA. The procedures for submitting written comments are outlined in the ADDRESSES section. Dated: July 9, 2019. By the Board, Victoria Ruston, Director, Office of Environmental Analysis. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–14826 Filed 7–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub–No. 793X); Docket No. AB 1233 (Sub–No. 1X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Allegheny County, Pa.; Allegheny Valley Railroad Company— Discontinuance Exemption—in Allegheny County, Pa. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) and Allegheny Valley Railroad Company (AVR) (collectively, Applicants), have jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for CSXT to abandon, and for AVR to discontinue service over, an approximately 0.85mile rail line on the River Branch, Baltimore Division, P&W Subdivision between Val. Sta. 40+75 and the end of the line at Val. Sta. 85+76, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 32609. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of 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 either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. Any employee of AVR adversely affected by the discontinuance or abandonment 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 these exemptions will be effective on August 10, 2019, 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 1152.29 must be filed by July 22, 1 Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer, indicating the type of financial assistance they wish to provide (i.e., subsidy or purchase) and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i). 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 exemptions’ 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 exemptions’ effective date. 3 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33115 2019. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by July 31, 2019, 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 Applicants’ 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 exemptions are void ab initio. Applicants have 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 July 16, 2019. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA on the Board’s website, by writing to OEA, or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 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 July 11, 2020, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: July 8, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–14747 Filed 7–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Request To Release Airport Property for Land Disposal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request to rule on release of airport property for land AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 133 (Thursday, July 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33114-33115]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-14826]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Finance Docket 34936]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Assessment for Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project

AGENCY: Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA), Surface Transportation 
Board (Board).

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Assessment (DSEA) on July 11, 2019 and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: On November 2, 2018, the Port of Moses Lake (Applicant) filed 
a Petition to Reopen with the Board seeking authorization for 
modifications to portions of an 11-mile (7.6 miles of which would be 
new construction) rail line previously approved by the Board in 2009 in 
the City of Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington. The purpose of this 
Notice of Availability (NOA) is to notify individuals and agencies 
interested in or affected by the proposed action of the availability of 
the DSEA for review and comment on July 11, 2019.

DATES: The DSEA will be available for public review and comment on July 
11, 2019. Mailed comments must be postmarked by August 12, 2019. 
Electronic comments must be received by August 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Please mail written comments on the DSEA, including the 
recommended environmental mitigation to: Mr. Adam Assenza, Surface 
Transportation Board, Docket No. FD 34936, 395 E Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20423. Electronic comments on this DSEA may also be submitted 
electronically on the STB's website: https://www.stb.gov or emailed to 
[email protected]. Please refer to Docket No. FD 34936 in all 
correspondence, including electronic, addressed to the lead agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Assenza, Surface Transportation 
Board, Docket No. FD 34963, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423, 
(202) 245-0301.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed project is to 
promote economic development through the attraction of new rail-

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dependent businesses, thereby encouraging the long-term, continued use, 
growth, and preservation of rail operations in the region. The Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) is participating as a cooperating agency 
in the preparation of this DSEA pursuant to CEQ NEPA implementing 
regulations (40 CFR 1501.6). The DSEA analyzes the potential 
environmental impacts of the proposed modifications to the previously-
approved alignment. It also contains OEA's preliminary recommendations 
for environmental mitigation measures. The DSEA will be available on 
July 11, 2019 through the Board's website at https://www.stb.gov by 
following the Decisions link and at the City of Moses Lake Public 
Library in Grant County, Washington.
    Next Steps: Following the close of the 30-day comment period on 
August 12, 2019 of the DSEA, OEA, and FRA as a cooperating agency, will 
issue a Final Supplemental EA that considers comments on the DSEA. The 
Board will then issue a final decision based on the Draft and Final 
Supplemental EAs and all public and agency comments in the public 
record for this proceeding. The final decision will address the 
transportation merits of the proposed project and the entire 
environmental record. The final decision will take one of three 
actions: Approve the proposed project, deny it, or approve it with 
mitigation conditions, including environmental conditions.
    Written Comments: Any interested party may submit written comments 
on the DSEA. The procedures for submitting written comments are 
outlined in the ADDRESSES section.

    Dated: July 9, 2019.

    By the Board, Victoria Ruston, Director, Office of Environmental 
Analysis.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
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