Cedar River Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Freeborn County, Minn, 43643 [2019-17951]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices 11.09 miles of rail line (the Line) owned by its noncarrier corporate parent, Midland Railway Company (Midland). The Line extends between milepost 14.95 at Baldwin, Kan., and milepost 26.04 at Ottawa, Kan. According to Leavenworth, Midland and Leavenworth have executed an agreement granting Leavenworth freight operating rights on the Line. Leavenworth states that it plans to provide service under the trade name Baldwin City & Southern Railroad Company. Leavenworth certifies that, as a result of the proposed transaction, its projected revenue will not exceed $5 million annually and will not result in its becoming a Class I or Class II carrier. Leavenworth states that the operating agreement does not contain interchange commitments. The proposed transaction may be consummated on or after September 4, 2019, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed).1 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 August 28, 2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36300, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board either via e-filing or in writing addressed to 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Leavenworth’s representative, A.J. Stevens, Baldwin City & Southern Railroad, 719 High Street, P.O. Box 5, Baldwin City, KS 66006. According to Leavenworth, this action is exempt 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. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Decided: August 16, 2019. 1 Leavenworth initially submitted its notice of exemption on May 3, 2019. However, by decision served May 31, 2019, this proceeding was held in abeyance pending Leavenworth’s filing of supplemental information, which it filed on June 19, 2019. Leavenworth submitted additional supplements to correct a verification page on July 17 and August 5, 2019. As a result, August 5 is deemed the filing date of the verified notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Regena Smith-Bernard, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–18021 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1288X] Cedar River Railroad Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Freeborn County, Minn Cedar River Railroad Company (CEDR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over approximately 9.3 miles of railroad line between milepost 85.0 in London Township (at the southwestern quadrant of the intersection of County Road 107 and Township Road 264) and milepost 94.32 at Glenville, in Freeborn County, Minn. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 56036. CEDR has certified that: (1) No local has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) overhead traffic (to the extent there is any) 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 is pending either 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. Any employee of CEDR 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 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). PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43643 effective on September 20, 2019,2 unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues must be filed by August 30, 2019, and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 3 must be filed by September 3, 2019.4 Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by September 10, 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 CEDR’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 15, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–17951 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Tennessee Valley Authority. 60-Day notice of submission of information collection approval and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection. DATES: Comments should be sent to the Senior Privacy Program Manager no later than October 21, 2019. ADDRESSES: Requests for information, including copies of the information collection proposed and supporting SUMMARY: 2 CEDR states that it intends to consummate the discontinuance on or after September 1, 2019, but it may not do so prior to the effective date of this exemption. 3 The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 4 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\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-17951]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 1288X]


Cedar River Railroad Company--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Freeborn County, Minn

    Cedar River Railroad Company (CEDR) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and 
Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over approximately 
9.3 miles of railroad line between milepost 85.0 in London Township (at 
the southwestern quadrant of the intersection of County Road 107 and 
Township Road 264) and milepost 94.32 at Glenville, in Freeborn County, 
Minn. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 
56036.
    CEDR has certified that: (1) No local has moved over the Line for 
at least two years; (2) overhead traffic (to the extent there is any) 
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 is pending either 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.
    Any employee of CEDR 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 20, 
2019,\2\ unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that 
do not involve environmental issues must be filed by August 30, 2019, 
and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued 
rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) \3\ must be filed by September 
3, 2019.\4\ Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by September 
10, 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\ CEDR states that it intends to consummate the discontinuance 
on or after September 1, 2019, but it may not do so prior to the 
effective date of this exemption.
    \3\ The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(25).
    \4\ 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 Board should be sent to CEDR'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 15, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-17951 Filed 8-20-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P