Consolidated Rail Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Indianapolis, Ind., 548-549 [2019-28509]

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This delegation of authority does not repeal or otherwise affect any other delegation of authority currently in effect. This delegation of authority will be published in the Federal Register. Dated: December 23, 2019. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2019–28521 Filed 1–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 167 (Sub-No. 1194X)] Consolidated Rail Corporation— Abandonment Exemption—in Indianapolis, Ind. Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 1.28 miles of rail line from approximately milepost 179.52± to approximately milepost 180.80±, an out-of-service section of a rail line known as Thorne Secondary, Line Code 8206, in the City of Indianapolis, Ind. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 46219. Conrail has certified that: (1) No local or overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic that has or could move over the Line can be rerouted; (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 either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies), and 49 CFR 1105.7 and 1105.8 (environmental and historic report) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment 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 has been received, this exemption will be effective on February 5, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 1 Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer, indicating the type of financial assistance they wish to provide (i.e., subsidy or purchase) and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i). 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 3 / Monday, January 6, 2020 / Notices formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by January 16, 2020.3 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 27, 2020, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to Conrail’s representative, Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr., Nauman, Smith, Shissler and Hall, LLP, 200 North Third Street, 18th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Conrail has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the potential effects of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by January 31, 2020. The EA will be available to interested persons on the Board’s website, by writing to OEA, or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), Conrail shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by Conrail’s filing a notice of consummation by January 6, 2021, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: December 31, 2019. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–28509 Filed 1–3–20; 8:45 am] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 3 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jan 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. AGENCY: In September of 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. 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Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional 10 percent duties on goods of China classified in 5,757 full and partial subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $200 billion. See 83 FR 47974, as modified by 83 FR 49153. In May 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative increased the additional duty to 25 percent. See 84 FR 20459. On June 24, 2019, the Trade Representative established a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request exclusion of particular products classified within an 8-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $200 billion action from the additional duties. See 84 FR 29576 (the June 24 notice). Under the June 24 notice, requests for exclusion had to identify the product subject to the request in terms of the physical characteristics that distinguish the product from other products within the relevant 8-digit subheading covered by the $200 billion action. 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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 167 (Sub-No. 1194X)]


Consolidated Rail Corporation--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Indianapolis, Ind.

    Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) has filed a verified notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon approximately 1.28 miles of rail line from approximately 
milepost 179.52 to approximately milepost 180.80, an out-of-service section of a rail line known as Thorne 
Secondary, Line Code 8206, in the City of Indianapolis, Ind. (the 
Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 46219.
    Conrail has certified that: (1) No local or overhead traffic has 
moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic 
that has or could move over the Line can be rerouted; (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 either is pending with the Surface 
Transportation Board (Board) or any U.S. District Court or has been 
decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) 
the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), 49 CFR 
1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies), and 49 CFR 1105.7 and 
1105.8 (environmental and historic report) have been met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment 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\ has been received, this exemption will 
be effective on February 5, 2020, unless stayed pending 
reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 
issues,\2\

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formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), 
and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed 
by January 16, 2020.\3\ Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 27, 2020, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \1\ Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a 
formal expression of intent to file an offer, indicating the type of 
financial assistance they wish to provide (i.e., subsidy or 
purchase) and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially 
responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i).
    \2\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any 
request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the 
Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's effective 
date.
    \3\ Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 
49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively.
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
Conrail's representative, Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr., Nauman, Smith, 
Shissler and Hall, LLP, 200 North Third Street, 18th Floor, Harrisburg, 
PA 17101.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Conrail has filed a combined environmental and historic report that 
addresses the potential effects of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by January 31, 2020. The EA will be available to interested persons on 
the Board's website, by writing to OEA, or by calling OEA at (202) 245-
0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the 
Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Comments on environmental and 
historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA 
becomes available to the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), Conrail shall 
file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If 
consummation has not been effected by Conrail's filing a notice of 
consummation by January 6, 2021, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: December 31, 2019.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-28509 Filed 1-3-20; 8:45 am]
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