BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Los Angeles County, CA, 33798 [2019-14944]

Download as PDF 33798 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 135 / Monday, July 15, 2019 / Notices printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEAMER–2019–26 and should be submitted on or before August 5, 2019. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Vanessa A. Countryman, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–14894 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 499X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Los Angeles County, CA khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon its freight rail easement over an approximately 5.93-mile line of railroad on the Harbor Subdivision, between approximately milepost 2.1 and approximately milepost 7.95, in Los Angeles County, Cal. (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 90001, 90003, 90011, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90058, 90062, and 90255. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the Line; (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 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). its verified notice, BNSF states that the physical assets of the Line are owned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). According to BNSF, the Line is part of a group of rail lines acquired by a predecessor of LACMTA. See Los Angeles, Cty. Transp. Comm’n—Acquis. Exemption—The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry., FD 32172 (ICC served Dec. 2, 1992). 1 In VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jul 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies), and 49 CFR 1105.7 and 1105.8 (environment and historic report), have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the 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) 2 has been received, this exemption will be effective on August 14, 2019, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by July 25, 2019.4 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 5 must be filed by August 5, 2019, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to BNSF’s representative, Peter Denton, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the potential effects of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 19, 2019. The EA will be available to interested persons 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), BNSF 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 BNSF’s filing a notice of consummation by July 15, 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. 2 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). 3 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. 4 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. 5 BNSF states that the abandonment will facilitate LACMTA’s desire to construct the Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor Project—Segment A, which will consist of on- and off-street bicycle and pedestrian/multi-purpose paths within existing street and railroad rights-of-way. As a result, BNSF states that the Line is not available for public purposes other than the Project. Fiscal Year 2020 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decided: July 10, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–14944 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar, certain sugars, syrups and molasses (also known as refined sugar), specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products. DATES: This notice is applicable on July 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Daniels, Office of Agricultural SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 499X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Los Angeles 
County, CA

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon its freight rail easement over an approximately 5.93-mile line 
of railroad on the Harbor Subdivision, between approximately milepost 
2.1 and approximately milepost 7.95, in Los Angeles County, Cal. (the 
Line).\1\ The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 90001, 
90003, 90011, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90058, 90062, and 90255.
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    \1\ In its verified notice, BNSF states that the physical assets 
of the Line are owned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan 
Transportation Authority (LACMTA). According to BNSF, the Line is 
part of a group of rail lines acquired by a predecessor of LACMTA. 
See Los Angeles, Cty. Transp. Comm'n--Acquis. Exemption--The 
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry., FD 32172 (ICC served Dec. 2, 1992).
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    BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the 
Line; (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 any U.S. District 
Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year 
period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper 
publication), 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies), 
and 49 CFR 1105.7 and 1105.8 (environment and historic report), have 
been met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the 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) \2\ has been received, this exemption will 
be effective on August 14, 2019, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\3\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
July 25, 2019.\4\ Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 \5\ must be filed by August 5, 2019, 
with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \2\ 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).
    \3\ 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.
    \4\ Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 
49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively.
    \5\ BNSF states that the abandonment will facilitate LACMTA's 
desire to construct the Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor 
Project--Segment A, which will consist of on- and off-street bicycle 
and pedestrian/multi-purpose paths within existing street and 
railroad rights-of-way. As a result, BNSF states that the Line is 
not available for public purposes other than the Project.
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    A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to BNSF's 
representative, Peter Denton, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut 
Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    BNSF has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the potential effects of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by July 19, 2019. The EA will be available to interested persons 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), BNSF 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 BNSF's filing a notice of 
consummation by July 15, 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 10, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-14944 Filed 7-12-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P