R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC and R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC-Continuance in Control Exemption-R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Childersburg Line, LLC, 44347-44348 [2019-18216]

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[FR Doc. 2019–18217 Filed 8–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company Pursuant to the authority granted to the United States Small Business Administration under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, under Section 309 of the Act and Section 107.1900 of the Small Business Administration Rules and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Regulations (13 CFR 107.1900) to function as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Company License No. 01/ 01–0001 issued to BancBoston Ventures, Incorporated said license is hereby declared null and void. United States Small Business Administration. Dated: July 10, 2019. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2019–18221 Filed 8–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36331] R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC and R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC—Continuance in Control Exemption—R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Childersburg Line, LLC R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, a noncarrier, and its wholly owned subsidiary, R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC (RJCR) (collectively, Applicants), have filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of R. J. Corman Railroad Company/ Childersburg Line (RJAL) (currently a noncarrier owned and controlled by Applicants) upon RJAL’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Childersburg Line, LLC— Change in Operators, Lease & Operation Exemption with Interchange Commitment—City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority, Docket No. FD 36330. In that proceeding, RJAL seeks an exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to: (1) Change operators and assume the lease and operation of approximately 10.30 miles of rail line and related industrial track located at the former Alabama Army Ammunition Plant (the CLRA Line), which has been jointly operated by Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CoG), Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), pursuant to a lease from the City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority (CLRA), a municipal agency of the City of Childersburg, Ala.; (2) lease and operate 0.73 miles of track from CSXT (the CSXT Line) that connects to the north end of the CLRA Line; and (3) lease and operate 2.29 miles of track (the NSR Line) owned by NSR and CoG, a wholly owned PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44347 subsidiary of NSR, that connects to the south end of the CLRA Line. The CLRA Line, the NSR Line, and the CSXT Line all are located in Talladega County, Ala. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 6, 2019, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Applicants state that they will continue in control of RJAL upon RJAL’s becoming a Class III rail carrier, while remaining in control of 14 other Class III rail carriers, including two nonoperating rail carriers, collectively operating in 10 states. For a complete list of these rail carriers, see RJAL’s notice of exemption filed August 7, 2019. The notice is available at www.stb.gov. Applicants represent that: (1) RJAL and the railroads under Applicants’ ownership and control would not connect with each other or any other railroad in the corporate family; (2) the continuance in control is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the carriers with each other or any railroad in their corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I carrier. The proposed transaction is, therefore, exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. However, 49 U.S.C. 11326(c) does not provide for labor protection for transactions under 49 U.S.C. 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all of the carriers involved are Class III carriers. If the 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. Stay petitions must be filed no later than August 30, 2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36331, 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 Applicants’ representative, David R. Irvin, Irvin Rigsby PLC, 110 N Main St., Nicholasville, KY 40356. According to Applicants, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 44348 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2019 / Notices 1105.6(c) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: August 20, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–18216 Filed 8–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36330] R. J. Corman Railroad Company/ Childersburg Line, LLC—Change in Operators, Lease and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment—City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Central of Georgia Railroad Company, and CSX Transportation, Inc. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES R. J. Corman Railroad Company/ Childersburg Line, LLC (RJAL), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to permit RJAL to: (1) Change operators and assume the lease and operation of approximately 10.30 miles of rail line and related industrial track located at the former Alabama Army Ammunition Plant (the CLRA Line), which has been jointly operated by Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CoG), Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), pursuant to a lease from the City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority (CLRA), a municipal agency of the City of Childersburg, Ala.; 1 (2) lease and operate 0.73 miles of track from CSXT (the CSXT Line) that connects to the north end of the CLRA Line; and (3) lease and operate 2.29 miles of track (the NSR Line) owned by NSR and CoG, a wholly owned subsidiary of NSR, that connects to the south end of the CLRA Line. The CLRA Line, the NSR Line, and the CSXT Line (collectively, the Line) all are located in Talladega County, Ala. The CLRA Line runs from the south side of the Reservation of the Alabama 1 According to the verified notice, CLRA acquired ownership of the CLRA Line from the United States Government in 2003. See City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Auth.—Acquis. Exemption—Rail Line of the U.S. Gov’t, FD 34324 (STB served Apr. 21, 2003). The verified notice states that RJAL will assume the lease and operation of the entire CLRA Line, but clarifies that while the 2003 notice referenced approximately 12.68 miles of rail line, current measurements reveal approximately 10.3 miles of trackage. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Ordnance Works Track, which adjoins the NSR Alabama Ordnance Works Spur at approximately milepost 1.38 (7,221.2 feet) northeast of the CoG P-Line at milepost P 400.985, continuing north approximately 5.96 miles to the northern point adjoining CSXT track at approximately milepost 7.34 (8,716 feet south of CSXT milepost AN 926). The CSXT Line runs between milepost ANJA 925.03 and milepost ANJS 925.76. The NSR Line consists of the Alabama Ordnance Works Spur Track, from the end of the insulated joint, south of the derail located approximately at milepost 0.06 (309 feet) from the point of switch off of the CoG P-Line (near milepost P 400.985) to the adjoining CLRA track located at approximately milepost 1.38 (6,912 feet) northeast, and the Coosa River Newsprint Spur Track from the ends of the insulated joints located on the wye tracks approximately 207 feet and 260 feet from the points of switch located off of NSR’s Southern Railway Line (near milepost 102.187 N and milepost 101.863 N, respectively) for a distance of approximately 5,423 feet and 5,370 feet, respectively, where it joins the Alabama Ordnance Works Spur Track at milepost 1.07. The transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC—Continuance in Control Exemption—R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Childersburg Line, LLC, Docket No. FD 36331, in which R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, and R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC, seek to continue in control of RJAL upon RJAL’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. RJAL states that it has reached an agreement in principle with CLRA, NSR, CoG, and CSXT under which it will assume the underlying lease agreement and will lease and operate the CLRA Line. RJAL represents that it has also reached an agreement in principle with NSR and CoG to lease and operate the NSR Line, and has reached an agreement in principle with CSXT to lease and operate the CSXT Line. RJAL states that, upon the effective date of this notice, RJAL will replace CoG, NSR, and CSXT as the CLRA Line’s operator, and that, upon RJAL’s assumption of operations, NSR, CoG, and CSXT will have no further common carrier obligation on the CLRA Line. RJAL further states that its lease of the CSXT Line and the NSR Line is necessary for RJAL to assume operations of the CLRA Line and connect to CSXT and NSR’s respective rail networks. RJAL certifies that, as a result of this transaction, its projected revenues will not result in RJAL’s becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier and will not PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exceed $5 million. RJAL states that the agreement between RJAL, NSR, CoG, CSXT, and CLRA and the underlying lease with CLRA do not contain any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. RJAL states that its lease with CSXT also does not contain any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a thirdparty connecting carrier. However, according to RJAL, the lease agreement between RJAL and NSR/CoG does contain an interchange commitment, in the form of lease credits.2 Accordingly, RJAL has provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment, as required by 49 CFR 1150.33(h). Under 49 CFR 1150.32(b), a change in operator requires that notice be given to shippers. RJAL certifies that it has provided notice of the proposed transaction to all known shippers on the Line. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 6, 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 August 30, 2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36330, 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 RJAL’s representative, David R. Irvin, Irvin Rigsby PLC, 110 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY 40356. According to RJAL, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: August 20, 2019. 2 A copy of the agreement between RJAL and NSR/CoG with the interchange commitment was submitted under seal with the verified notice. See 49 CFR 1150.33(h)(1)(ii). E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 164 (Friday, August 23, 2019)]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36331]


R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC and R. J. Corman Railroad 
Company, LLC--Continuance in Control Exemption--R. J. Corman Railroad 
Company/Childersburg Line, LLC

    R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, a noncarrier, and its wholly 
owned subsidiary, R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC (RJCR) 
(collectively, Applicants), have filed a verified notice of exemption 
pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of R. J. Corman 
Railroad Company/Childersburg Line (RJAL) (currently a noncarrier owned 
and controlled by Applicants) upon RJAL's becoming a Class III rail 
carrier.
    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Childersburg Line, LLC--
Change in Operators, Lease & Operation Exemption with Interchange 
Commitment--City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority, Docket 
No. FD 36330. In that proceeding, RJAL seeks an exemption under 49 CFR 
1150.31 to: (1) Change operators and assume the lease and operation of 
approximately 10.30 miles of rail line and related industrial track 
located at the former Alabama Army Ammunition Plant (the CLRA Line), 
which has been jointly operated by Central of Georgia Railroad Company 
(CoG), Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), and CSX Transportation, 
Inc. (CSXT), pursuant to a lease from the City of Childersburg Local 
Redevelopment Authority (CLRA), a municipal agency of the City of 
Childersburg, Ala.; (2) lease and operate 0.73 miles of track from CSXT 
(the CSXT Line) that connects to the north end of the CLRA Line; and 
(3) lease and operate 2.29 miles of track (the NSR Line) owned by NSR 
and CoG, a wholly owned subsidiary of NSR, that connects to the south 
end of the CLRA Line. The CLRA Line, the NSR Line, and the CSXT Line 
all are located in Talladega County, Ala.
    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 6, 
2019, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified 
notice was filed).
    Applicants state that they will continue in control of RJAL upon 
RJAL's becoming a Class III rail carrier, while remaining in control of 
14 other Class III rail carriers, including two non-operating rail 
carriers, collectively operating in 10 states. For a complete list of 
these rail carriers, see RJAL's notice of exemption filed August 7, 
2019. The notice is available at www.stb.gov.
    Applicants represent that: (1) RJAL and the railroads under 
Applicants' ownership and control would not connect with each other or 
any other railroad in the corporate family; (2) the continuance in 
control is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would 
connect the carriers with each other or any railroad in their corporate 
family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I carrier. The 
proposed transaction is, therefore, exempt from the prior approval 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2).
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. However, 49 U.S.C. 11326(c) 
does not provide for labor protection for transactions under 49 U.S.C. 
11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, 
the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all 
of the carriers involved are Class III carriers.
    If the 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. 
Stay petitions must be filed no later than August 30, 2019 (at least 
seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36331, 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 Applicants' representative, 
David R. Irvin, Irvin Rigsby PLC, 110 N Main St., Nicholasville, KY 
40356.
    According to Applicants, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR

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1105.6(c) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 
49 CFR 1105.8(b).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: August 20, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-18216 Filed 8-22-19; 8:45 am]
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