Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 55993-55994 [2019-22740]

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U.S.C. 78q–1(b)(3)(F). 23 In approving the proposed rule change, the Commission considered the proposal’s impacts on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 24 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 22 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Oct 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘The Holocaust,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about September 1, 2020, until on or about May 15, 2029, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. 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Conclusion On the basis of the foregoing, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act, and in particular, Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Act.22 It is therefore ordered pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act that the proposed rule change (SR–LCH SA– 2019–006) be, and hereby is, approved.23 55993 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36359] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—The Kansas City Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), a Class I rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) for the acquisition of temporary overhead trackage rights by NSR over an approximately 156.3-mile rail line of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) between Mexico, Mo. (KCS milepost 325.7), and Rock Creek Junction in Kansas City, Mo. (KCS milepost 482.0), pursuant to the terms of a written Temporary Trackage Rights Agreement dated October 8, 2019 (Agreement).1 NSR states that the purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to accommodate its emergency detour operations between Moberly, Mo., and Kansas City, on account of the inoperability of the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick, Mo., and thus permit continued rail service while operations over the bridge are being restored and until NSR is able to resume full operations. NSR states that the temporary trackage rights will expire no later than September 30, 2020. NSR concurrently filed a petition for waiver of the 30-day period under 49 CFR 1180.4(g) to allow the proposed temporary trackage rights to become effective immediately. By decision served October 11, 2019, the Board granted NSR’s request. As a result, this exemption is now effective. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of 1 A redacted copy of the Agreement is attached to the verified notice. An unredacted copy has been filed under seal along with a motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR. 1104.14. That motion is addressed in a separate decision. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 55994 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 202 / Friday, October 18, 2019 / Notices the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights—Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). 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. All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36359, 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 NSR’s representative, Garrett D. Urban, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510. According to NSR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and historic reporting under 49 CFR 1105.8(b)(3). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 11, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina Contee, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–22740 Filed 10–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36350] Vermilion Valley Railroad Company— Lease and Operation Exemption—CSX Transportation, Inc. Vermilion Valley Railroad Company (VVRC), a Class III railroad, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and operate a line of railroad between approximately CSXT milepost QSO 5.2 at or near Valuation Station 11606+40 and CSXT milepost QSO 3.3 at or near the switch to the existing coal loop track, near Pan, Ill., a distance of approximately 1.9 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Oct 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 miles (the Line). VVRC states that the Line is a part of CSXT’s Olin Secondary of the Woodland Subdivision. VVRC is currently the operator of a line of railroad in Indiana that connects to the Line at the Indiana/Illinois state line. See Vermilion Valley R.R.— Operation Exemption—FNG Logistics Co., FD 34340 (STB served May 16, 2003). According to VVRC, it currently uses the Line for interchange with CSXT, but VVRC and CSXT are now entering into a land and rail assets lease agreement under which VVRC will lease and operate over the Line as a common carrier. VVRC certifies that its proposed acquisition does not involve an interchange commitment. VVRC certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the proposed transaction will not exceed $5 million and that the transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier. This transaction may be consummated on or after November 2, 2019 (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 October 25, 2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36350, 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 VVRC’s representatives: Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Suite 2620, Philadelphia, PA 19103; and Justin J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1300 South, Washington, DC 20004. According to VVRC, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.7(e) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 10, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–22716 Filed 10–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36352] Rio Grande Pacific Corporation— Control Exemption—Big Spring Rail System, Inc. Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to acquire control of Big Spring Rail System, Inc. (BSRS), a Class III rail carrier that operates over rail line between milepost 0.0 and milepost 3.3 in Howard County, Tex.1 In its verified notice, RGPC states that the agreement to effectuate its control of BSRS will be prepared prior to the effective date of the exemption.2 The earliest this transaction may be consummated is October 31, 2019, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). According to the verified notice, RGPC currently controls the following Class III rail carriers: Nebraska Central Railroad Company; New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company; Wichita, Tillman and Jackson Railway Company; and Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad Company (collectively, the RGPC carriers).3 The verified notice states that: (1) The rail lines operated by the RGPC carriers do not connect with the rail line operated by BSRS; (2) the transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the rail line operated by BSRS with any railroad in the RGPC corporate family; and (3) the proposed transaction does not involve a Class I rail 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. Because this transaction involves Class III rail carriers only, the Board, under the statute, may not impose labor protective conditions for this transaction. 1 RGPC states that the line over which BSRS operates is owned by the City of Big Springs, Tex. 2 Pursuant to 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), applicants are required to submit ‘‘a copy of any contract or other written instrument entered into, or proposed to be entered into, pertaining to the proposed transaction.’’ According to RGPC, an agreement has not yet been prepared. RGPC is directed to file a copy of the agreement as soon as it is available. 3 RGPC states that the properties of the RGPC carriers are located in Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 202 (Friday, October 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55993-55994]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22740]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36359]


Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Temporary Trackage Rights 
Exemption--The Kansas City Southern Railway Company

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), a Class I rail carrier, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) for the 
acquisition of temporary overhead trackage rights by NSR over an 
approximately 156.3-mile rail line of The Kansas City Southern Railway 
Company (KCS) between Mexico, Mo. (KCS milepost 325.7), and Rock Creek 
Junction in Kansas City, Mo. (KCS milepost 482.0), pursuant to the 
terms of a written Temporary Trackage Rights Agreement dated October 8, 
2019 (Agreement).\1\
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    \1\ A redacted copy of the Agreement is attached to the verified 
notice. An unredacted copy has been filed under seal along with a 
motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR. 1104.14. That motion 
is addressed in a separate decision.
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    NSR states that the purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to 
accommodate its emergency detour operations between Moberly, Mo., and 
Kansas City, on account of the inoperability of the Grand River Bridge 
in Brunswick, Mo., and thus permit continued rail service while 
operations over the bridge are being restored and until NSR is able to 
resume full operations. NSR states that the temporary trackage rights 
will expire no later than September 30, 2020.
    NSR concurrently filed a petition for waiver of the 30-day period 
under 49 CFR 1180.4(g) to allow the proposed temporary trackage rights 
to become effective immediately. By decision served October 11, 2019, 
the Board granted NSR's request. As a result, this exemption is now 
effective.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of

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the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions 
imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway--Trackage Rights--Burlington 
Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast 
Railway--Lease & Operate--California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 
(1980), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those 
trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon 
Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & 
Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    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.
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36359, 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 NSR's representative, Garrett 
D. Urban, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, 
Norfolk, VA 23510.
    According to NSR, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and historic reporting 
under 49 CFR 1105.8(b)(3).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: October 11, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Raina Contee,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-22740 Filed 10-17-19; 8:45 am]
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