Davenport Industrial Railroad, LLC-Lease & Operation Exemption-City of Davenport, Iowa, 66956 [2019-26375]

Download as PDF 66956 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices shippers on the Line on November 22, 2019. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 31, 2019 (60 days after the certification under 49 CFR 1150.42(e) was filed). DEIR states that it expects to consummate the transaction on that date. 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 December 24, 2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36364, 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 DEIR’s representative, Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606. According to DEIR, 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)(1). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: December 2, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Eden Besera, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–26300 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36367] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Davenport Industrial Railroad, LLC— Lease & Operation Exemption—City of Davenport, Iowa Davenport Industrial Railroad, LLC (DIR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from the City of Davenport (the City) and operate an approximately 2.8-mile rail line (the Line).1 The Line extends west and south from a point about 75 feet from a 1 The Board has authorized the current operator of the Line, Savage Davenport Railroad Company (SDR), to discontinue its operations effective January 1, 2020. See Savage Davenport R.R.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Scott Cty., Iowa, AB 1277X (STB served Sept. 30, 2019 and Oct. 29, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 connection with the main line of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E) near DM&E milepost 191.2 near Davenport, Iowa, to the City-owned Davenport Transload Facility. According to DIR, the Line does not have mileposts. DIR states that it is finalizing the terms of a lease with the City, under which, among other things, DIR would assume a leasehold interest in, and provide common carrier service over, the Line. DIR certifies that, as a result of this transaction, its projected revenue will not exceed $5 million annually and will not result in its becoming a Class I or Class II carrier. DIR states that the agreement between the City and DIR does not include any provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. According to DIR, it anticipates consummating the transaction on January 1, 2020, to coincide with SDR’s discontinuance of service. The transaction may be consummated on or after December 22, 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 to stay must be filed no later than December 13, 2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36367, 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 DIR’s representative, Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. According to DIR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: December 2, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–26375 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2019–0009] Notice of Determination and Request for Comments Concerning Action Pursuant to Section 301: France’s Digital Services Tax Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of determination, request for comments, and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that France’s Digital Services Tax is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce. The U.S. Trade Representative proposes action in the form of additional duties of up to 100 percent on products of France to be drawn from the preliminary list in the Annex to this notice. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments on this proposed action, as well as on other options including the imposition of fees or restrictions on services of France. The interagency Section 301 Committee will hold a public hearing in connection with the action to be taken under Section 301. DATES: To be assured of consideration, the following schedule applies: December 30, 2019: Due date for submission of a request to appear at the public hearing and a summary of testimony. January 6, 2020: Due date for written comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 66956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26375]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36367]


Davenport Industrial Railroad, LLC--Lease & Operation Exemption--
City of Davenport, Iowa

    Davenport Industrial Railroad, LLC (DIR), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from the 
City of Davenport (the City) and operate an approximately 2.8-mile rail 
line (the Line).\1\ The Line extends west and south from a point about 
75 feet from a connection with the main line of the Dakota, Minnesota & 
Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E) near DM&E milepost 191.2 near 
Davenport, Iowa, to the City-owned Davenport Transload Facility. 
According to DIR, the Line does not have mileposts.
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    \1\ The Board has authorized the current operator of the Line, 
Savage Davenport Railroad Company (SDR), to discontinue its 
operations effective January 1, 2020. See Savage Davenport R.R.--
Discontinuance of Service Exemption--in Scott Cty., Iowa, AB 1277X 
(STB served Sept. 30, 2019 and Oct. 29, 2019).
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    DIR states that it is finalizing the terms of a lease with the 
City, under which, among other things, DIR would assume a leasehold 
interest in, and provide common carrier service over, the Line.
    DIR certifies that, as a result of this transaction, its projected 
revenue will not exceed $5 million annually and will not result in its 
becoming a Class I or Class II carrier. DIR states that the agreement 
between the City and DIR does not include any provision or agreement 
that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting 
carrier.
    According to DIR, it anticipates consummating the transaction on 
January 1, 2020, to coincide with SDR's discontinuance of service. The 
transaction may be consummated on or after December 22, 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 to stay must be filed no later than December 13, 
2019 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36367, 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 DIR's representative, Robert A. 
Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, 
Chicago, IL 60606-3208.
    According to DIR, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting 
under 49 CFR 1105.8(b).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: December 2, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-26375 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]
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