3i RR Holdings GP LLC, 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., 3i RR LLC, Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, and Regional Rail, LLC-Control Exemption-Florida Central Railroad Company, Inc., Florida Midland Railroad Company, Inc., and Florida Northern Railroad Company, Inc., 64616-64617 [2019-25331]

Download as PDF 64616 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Notices those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and 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–CboeBZX–2019–097, and should be submitted on or before December 13, 2019. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.52 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–25317 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36346] The Board will institute an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A procedural schedule will be set as noted below, consistent with the reply and response deadlines WCL requested. All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36346, 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 WCL’s representative: Thomas J. Litwiler, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606– 3208. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. It is ordered: 1. An exemption proceeding is instituted under 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). 2. Replies to WCL’s petition are due by December 13, 2019. 3. WCL’s response to any replies is due by January 2, 2020. 4. Notice of this decision will be published in the Federal Register. 5. This decision is effective on its date of service. Decided: November 18, 2019. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–25334 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Wisconsin Central Ltd.—Operation Exemption—Hallett Dock No. 5 in Duluth, Minn. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL), a rail carrier,1 filed a petition seeking an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 to operate a rail/water dock facility in Duluth, Minn., known as Hallett Dock No. 5 (the Dock), after WCL acquires the Dock from its current noncarrier owner, Hallett Dock Company. The Dock is an approximately 100-acre, ground-level rail/water bulk commodity transfer and storage dock facility that includes a 2,400-foot vessel berth, two ship loaders, a railcar unloader, dry storage building, approximately 9,000 feet of rail trackage on the dock, and approximately 6,300 feet of adjacent railcar holding tracks along the shore line. In an accompanying petition to set a procedural schedule, WCL requests that replies to the petition for exemption be due by December 13, 2019, and WCL’s response by January 2, 2020. CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). is an indirect subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company. SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36365] 3i RR Holdings GP LLC, 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., 3i RR LLC, Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, and Regional Rail, LLC—Control Exemption—Florida Central Railroad Company, Inc., Florida Midland Railroad Company, Inc., and Florida Northern Railroad Company, Inc. 3i RR Holdings GP LLC, 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., 3i RR LLC, and Regional Rail Holdings, LLC (collectively, 3i RR), and Regional Rail, LLC (Regional Rail), all noncarriers, have filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to acquire from Pinsly Railroad Company control of Florida Central Railroad Company, Inc. (Central), Florida Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (Midland), and Florida Northern Railroad Company, Inc. (Northern) (collectively, the Florida Railroads), all Class III rail carriers operating in Florida.1 According to the 52 17 1 WCL VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 1 The verified notice states that Central operates between Umatilla and Orlando, with branch lines PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 verified notice, the proposed transaction will allow Regional Rail to acquire direct control, and 3i RR to acquire indirect control, of the Florida Railroads. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 6, 2019, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). The verified notice states that the parties intend to consummate the transaction on or after January 3, 2020.2 According to the verified notice, 3i RR Holdings GP LLC controls 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., which controls 3i RR LLC, which controls Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, which controls Regional Rail. Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, is a holding company that directly controls the following three Class III rail carriers: (1) East Penn Railroad, LLC, which operates in Delaware and Pennsylvania; (2) Middletown & New Jersey Railroad, LLC, which operates in New York; and (3) Tyburn Railroad LLC, which operates in Pennsylvania (collectively, the Subsidiary Railroads).3 The verified notice states that: (1) The Florida Railroads do not connect with each other or with the Subsidiary Railroads; (2) the acquisition of control of the Florida Railroads is not intended to connect them to any other railroads in 3i RR’s 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. between Toronto and Winter Garden and between Tavares and Sorrento; Midland operates between Frostproof and West Lake Wales and between Gordonville and Winter Haven; and Northern operates between Red Level Jct. and north of Newberry and between Candler and Lowell. 2 On November 6, 2019, 3i RR and Regional Rail filed a motion for protective order under 49 CFR 1104.14(b), which will be addressed in a separate decision. 3 In Regional Rail Holdings, LLC—Acquisition of Control Exemption—Regional Rail, LLC, FD 35945 (STB served Aug. 7, 2015), Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, acquired control of the Subsidiary Railroads. In 3i RR Holdings GP LLC—Control Exemption— Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, FD 36289 (STB served Apr. 19, 2019), 3i RR Holdings GP LLC, 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., and 3i RR LLC, acquired direct control of Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, and indirect control of the Subsidiary Railroads. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Notices 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 to stay must be filed no later than November 29, 2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36365, 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, Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. According to the verified notice, 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: November 18, 2019. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Eden Besera, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–25331 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2019–0748] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 19, 2019. No comments were received from the comment period. The khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 collection involves the collection of information related to rules governing Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations. The information to be collected supports the Department of Transportation’s strategic goal of safety. Specifically, the goal is to promote the public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Luipersbeck by email at: Thomas.A.Luipersbeck@faa.gov; phone: 615–202–9683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0756. Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations. Form Numbers: 2170–0761, Helicopter Air Ambulance Mandatory Flight Information Report. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 19, 2019 (84 FR 48989). These requirements in part 135 are addressed specifically to helicopter air ambulances, often referred to as emergency medical services (EMS), and to on-demand operations including PO 00000 Frm 00165 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64617 overwater operations. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended several changes following accident investigations. The FAA aims to improve the safety record of helicopter air ambulances through better oversight of their operations. The FAA will use the information it collects and reviews to ensure compliance and adherence with regulations and, if necessary, to take enforcement action on violators of the regulations. Under the authority of Title 49 CFR, Section 44701, Title 14 CFR prescribes the terms, conditions, and limitations as are necessary to ensure safety in air transportation. Title 14 CFR parts 91 and 135 prescribes the requirements governing helicopter air ambulance, commercial helicopter, and Part 91 helicopter operations. The information collected is used to determine air operators’ compliance with the minimum safety standards and the applicants’ eligibility for air operations certification. Each operator which seeks to obtain, or is in possession of an operating certificate, must comply with the requirements of part 91 or 135, as applicable, which include maintaining data which is used to determine if the air carrier is operating in accordance with minimum safety standards. Respondents: Part 135 Helicopter Air Ambulance Operators, Part 135 Helicopter Commercial Operators, or Part 91 Helicopter Operators. Frequency: On Occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies by Response Type. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 132,639 Hours. Issued in Washington DC, on November 19, 2019. Sandra L. Ray, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS–270. [FR Doc. 2019–25349 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0325] Agency Information Collection Activity: Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 226 (Friday, November 22, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64616-64617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25331]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36365]


3i RR Holdings GP LLC, 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., 3i RR LLC, 
Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, and Regional Rail, LLC--Control 
Exemption--Florida Central Railroad Company, Inc., Florida Midland 
Railroad Company, Inc., and Florida Northern Railroad Company, Inc.

    3i RR Holdings GP LLC, 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., 3i RR LLC, and 
Regional Rail Holdings, LLC (collectively, 3i RR), and Regional Rail, 
LLC (Regional Rail), all noncarriers, have filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to acquire from Pinsly Railroad 
Company control of Florida Central Railroad Company, Inc. (Central), 
Florida Midland Railroad Company, Inc. (Midland), and Florida Northern 
Railroad Company, Inc. (Northern) (collectively, the Florida 
Railroads), all Class III rail carriers operating in Florida.\1\ 
According to the verified notice, the proposed transaction will allow 
Regional Rail to acquire direct control, and 3i RR to acquire indirect 
control, of the Florida Railroads.
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    \1\ The verified notice states that Central operates between 
Umatilla and Orlando, with branch lines between Toronto and Winter 
Garden and between Tavares and Sorrento; Midland operates between 
Frostproof and West Lake Wales and between Gordonville and Winter 
Haven; and Northern operates between Red Level Jct. and north of 
Newberry and between Candler and Lowell.
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    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 6, 
2019, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified 
notice was filed). The verified notice states that the parties intend 
to consummate the transaction on or after January 3, 2020.\2\
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    \2\ On November 6, 2019, 3i RR and Regional Rail filed a motion 
for protective order under 49 CFR 1104.14(b), which will be 
addressed in a separate decision.
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    According to the verified notice, 3i RR Holdings GP LLC controls 3i 
Holdings Partnership L.P., which controls 3i RR LLC, which controls 
Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, which controls Regional Rail. Regional 
Rail Holdings, LLC, is a holding company that directly controls the 
following three Class III rail carriers: (1) East Penn Railroad, LLC, 
which operates in Delaware and Pennsylvania; (2) Middletown & New 
Jersey Railroad, LLC, which operates in New York; and (3) Tyburn 
Railroad LLC, which operates in Pennsylvania (collectively, the 
Subsidiary Railroads).\3\
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    \3\ In Regional Rail Holdings, LLC--Acquisition of Control 
Exemption--Regional Rail, LLC, FD 35945 (STB served Aug. 7, 2015), 
Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, acquired control of the Subsidiary 
Railroads. In 3i RR Holdings GP LLC--Control Exemption--Regional 
Rail Holdings, LLC, FD 36289 (STB served Apr. 19, 2019), 3i RR 
Holdings GP LLC, 3i Holdings Partnership L.P., and 3i RR LLC, 
acquired direct control of Regional Rail Holdings, LLC, and indirect 
control of the Subsidiary Railroads.
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    The verified notice states that: (1) The Florida Railroads do not 
connect with each other or with the Subsidiary Railroads; (2) the 
acquisition of control of the Florida Railroads is not intended to 
connect them to any other railroads in 3i RR's 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.

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    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 to stay must be filed no later than November 29, 
2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36365, 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, 
Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore 
Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204.
    According to the verified notice, 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: November 18, 2019.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Eden Besera,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-25331 Filed 11-21-19; 8:45 am]
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