Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Clatsop County, Or., 4347-4348 [2020-01199]

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The where ................................... 2.750 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Percent [FR Doc. 2020–01170 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 4347 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 541 (Sub-No. 2X)] Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Clatsop County, Or. Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 22.58-mile rail line extending between milepost 96.88 near Tongue Point/Astoria and milepost 74.3 near Wauna, in Clatsop County, Or. (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 97103. PNWR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is stub-ended, it has not handled any overhead traffic in at least two years, and there is no potential overhead traffic that would need to 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 is pending either with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 1 PNWR initially submitted its verified notice on December 6, 2019, and supplemented it on December 10 and December 16, 2019. By letter filed December 26, 2019, PNWR notified the Board that it had included an incorrect Zip Code in its notice and requested that the proceeding be held in abeyance. The Board granted PNWR’s request to allow it to submit supplemental information, and on January 6, 2020, PNWR submitted amendments to its notice. Therefore, January 6, 2020 is considered the filing date and the basis for all dates in this notice. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 4348 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.2 As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service 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) 3 to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on February 23, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 4 must be filed by February 3, 2020.5 Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by February 13, 2020, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to PNWR’s representative, Justin J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1300 South, Washington, DC 20004. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: January 16, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–01199 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 2 PNWR filed a corrected notice of newspaper publication and corrected letters providing notice to governmental entities on January 6, 2020. 3 Persons interested in submitting an OFA to subsidize continued rail service must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer, indicating the intent to file an OFA for subsidy and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i). 4 The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 5 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require environmental review. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2020–0004] Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System Under part 235 of title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this provides the public notice that on January 7, 2020, WATCO Companies, LLC (WATCO) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2020– 0004. Applicant: WATCO Companies, LLC, Mr. Scott Adams, Vice President of Engineering, 420 Hansen Street S, Twin Falls, ID 83301. Specifically, WATCO requests permission to discontinue the automatic interlocking signal system at Chrisman, IL, where the Decatur Subdivision, milepost (MP) BD 209.3, crosses the Danville Subdivision, MP QSD 104.6. Upon discontinuance of the automatic interlocking signal system the railroad crossing-at-grade will be protected by lighted STOP signs placed in each quadrant and General Code of Operating Rules 6.16, Approaching Railroad Crossings, Drawbridges, and End of Multiple Main Track, will be in effect. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by March 9, 2020 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. See also http://www.regulations.gov/ #!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–01115 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration FY 2020 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Grant Program Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). AGENCY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $130 million in competitive grants under the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No Program) (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number: 20.526). As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment or facilities. Projects SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 16 (Friday, January 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4347-4348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01199]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 541 (Sub-No. 2X)]


Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Clatsop County, Or.

    Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), has filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt 
Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over 
an approximately 22.58-mile rail line extending between milepost 96.88 
near Tongue Point/Astoria and milepost 74.3 near Wauna, in Clatsop 
County, Or. (the Line).\1\ The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip 
Code 97103.
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    \1\ PNWR initially submitted its verified notice on December 6, 
2019, and supplemented it on December 10 and December 16, 2019. By 
letter filed December 26, 2019, PNWR notified the Board that it had 
included an incorrect Zip Code in its notice and requested that the 
proceeding be held in abeyance. The Board granted PNWR's request to 
allow it to submit supplemental information, and on January 6, 2020, 
PNWR submitted amendments to its notice. Therefore, January 6, 2020 
is considered the filing date and the basis for all dates in this 
notice.
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    PNWR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is stub-ended, it has 
not handled any overhead traffic in at least two years, and there is no 
potential overhead traffic that would need to 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 is pending either with the 
Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or 
has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; 
and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 
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CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.\2\
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    \2\ PNWR filed a corrected notice of newspaper publication and 
corrected letters providing notice to governmental entities on 
January 6, 2020.
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    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the discontinuance of service 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) \3\ to subsidize continued rail service has 
been received, this exemption will be effective on February 23, 2020, 
unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not 
involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file 
an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 
\4\ must be filed by February 3, 2020.\5\ Petitions for reconsideration 
must be filed by February 13, 2020, with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \3\ Persons interested in submitting an OFA to subsidize 
continued rail service must first file a formal expression of intent 
to file an offer, indicating the intent to file an OFA for subsidy 
and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially 
responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i).
    \4\ The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(25).
    \5\ Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an 
abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are 
not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review 
during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require 
environmental review.
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    A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to PNWR's 
representative, Justin J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW, Suite 1300 South, Washington, DC 20004.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: January 16, 2020.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-01199 Filed 1-23-20; 8:45 am]
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