Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wis., 40469-40470 [2019-17437]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES included the following aids in the iAppeals screen path to assists them: • Terms of Service (TOS) Screen— The TOS provides information about the types of appeals that claimants can file in iAppeals, information needed to complete an electronic appeal, and the alternative option to file an appeal request by mail or in-person at the local Social Security Office. The Acknowledgement portion of the TOS requires the claimant or a third party on the claimant’s behalf to acknowledge that he or she understands certain information, including: Æ The electronic appeal must be completed and filed within the 60-day appeal period. Æ The ‘‘Submit’’ button within the ‘‘Submit’’ Tab must be selected to file the appeal request with the Social Security Administration. Æ How to submit evidence, both before and after the appeal is filed. 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[FR Doc. 2019–17359 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Delegation of Authority No. 475] Delegation of Section 108A MECEA Approval Authority to the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs By virtue of the authority vested in the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs pursuant to Delegation of Authority No. 234 (October 1, 1999) and delegated to me pursuant to Delegation of Authority No. 461–1 (February 5, 2019), and to the extent permitted by law, I hereby delegate to the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs the authority in Section 108A of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (MECEA) (22 U.S.C. 2458a) relating to the approval of foreign government-funded cultural exchange programs. The Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, or I (pursuant to Delegation of Authority 461–1) may at any time exercise the authority delegated herein. 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WCL has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) overhead traffic (to the extent any exists) can be rerouted over other lines; (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 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. 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). 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) 1 to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on September 13, 2019, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues must be filed by August 23, 2019, and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 2 must be filed by August 26, 2019.3 Petitions for reconsideration BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 303 (Sub-No. 51X)] Wisconsin Central Ltd.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wis. Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) has filed a verified notice of exemption PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 Persons interested in submitting an OFA to subsidize continued rail service must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer, indicating the intent to file an OFA for subsidy and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i). 2 The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require environmental review. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 40470 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices must be filed by September 3, 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 WCL’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: August 8, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–17437 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket Number USTR–2019–0011] Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Russia’s Implementation of Its WTO Commitments Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will convene a public hearing and seek public comment to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on Russia’s implementation of its obligations as a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). DATES: September 27, 2019 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments and for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing. October 8, 2019: The TPSC will convene a public hearing in Rooms 1 & 2, 1724 F Street NW, Washington DC 20508 beginning at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section III below. The docket number is USTR–2019–0011. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475 before transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 For procedural questions concerning written comments, contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. Direct all other questions to Betsy Hafner, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Russia and Eurasia, at (202) 395–9124. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background Russia became a Member of the WTO on August 22, 2012, and on December 21, 2012, following the termination of the application of the Jackson-Vanik amendment to Russia and the extension of permanent normal trade relations to the products of Russia, the United States and Russia both filed letters with the WTO withdrawing their notices of nonapplication and consenting to have the WTO Agreement apply between them. In accordance with Section 201(a) of the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–208), USTR is required to submit annually a report to Congress on the extent to which Russia is implementing the WTO Agreement, including the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. The report also must assess Russia’s progress on acceding to and implementing the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). In addition, to the extent that USTR finds that Russia is not implementing fully any WTO agreement or is not making adequate progress in acceding to the ITA or the GPA, USTR must describe in the report the actions it plans to take to encourage Russia to improve its implementation and/or increase its accession efforts. In accordance with Section 201(a), and to assist it in preparing this year’s report, the TPSC is soliciting public comment. The terms of Russia’s accession to the WTO are contained in the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization and the Protocol on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the WTO (including its annexes) (Protocol). The Report of the Working Party on the Accession of the Russian Federation (Working Party Report) provides detail and context to the commitments listed in the Protocol. You can find the Protocol and Working Party Report on USTR’s website at https:// ustr.gov/node/5887 or on the WTO website at http://docsonline.wto.org (document symbols: WT/ACC/RUS/70, WT/MIN(11)/2, WT/MIN(11)/24, WT/L/ PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 839, WT/ACC/RUS/70/Add.1, WT/ MIN(11)/2/Add.1, WT/ACC/RUS/70/ Add.2, and WT/MIN(11)/2/Add.1.) II. Public Comment and Hearing USTR invites written comments and/ or oral testimony of interested persons on Russia’s implementation of the commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including, but not limited to, commitments in the following areas: a. Import regulation (e.g., tariffs, tariffrate quotas, quotas, import licenses). b. Export regulation. c. Subsidies. d. Standards and technical regulations. e. Sanitary and phytosanitary measures. f. Trade-related investment measures (including local content requirements). g. Taxes and charges levied on imports and exports. h. Other internal policies affecting trade. i. Intellectual property rights (including intellectual property rights enforcement). j. Services. k. Government procurement. l. Rule of law issues (e.g., transparency, judicial review, uniform administration of laws and regulations). m. Other WTO commitments. USTR must receive your written comments no later than Friday, September 27, 2019 at midnight EST. The TPSC will convene a public hearing on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in Rooms 1 & 2, 1724 F Street NW, Washington DC 20508. Persons wishing to testify at the hearing must provide written notification of their intention no later than September 27, 2019 at midnight EST. The intent to testify notification must be made in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field under docket number USTR–2019–0011 on the www.regulations.gov website and should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person presenting the testimony. You should attach a summary of the testimony by using the ‘‘Upload File’’ field. The name of the file also should include who will be presenting the testimony. Remarks at the hearing will be limited to no more than five minutes to allow for possible questions from the TPSC. III. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40469-40470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17437]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 303 (Sub-No. 51X)]


Wisconsin Central Ltd.--Discontinuance of Service Exemption--in 
Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wis.

    Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service to discontinue common carrier service over 
approximately 16.9 miles of rail line between milepost 195.0 near 
Arcadia in Trempealeau County, Wis., and milepost 211.9 at East Winona 
in Buffalo County, Wis. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal 
Service Zip Codes 54612, 54630, 54661, and 54629.
    WCL has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) overhead traffic (to the extent any 
exists) can be rerouted over other lines; (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 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 
1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.
    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). 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) \1\ to subsidize continued rail service has 
been received, this exemption will be effective on September 13, 2019, 
unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not 
involve environmental issues must be filed by August 23, 2019, and 
formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail 
service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \2\ must be filed by August 26, 
2019.\3\ Petitions for reconsideration

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must be filed by September 3, 2019, with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ Persons interested in submitting an OFA to subsidize 
continued rail service must first file a formal expression of intent 
to file an offer, indicating the intent to file an OFA for subsidy 
and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially 
responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i).
    \2\ The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(25).
    \3\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review 
during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require 
environmental review.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to WCL's 
representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker 
Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

     Decided: August 8, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-17437 Filed 8-13-19; 8:45 am]
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