Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.-Amended Lease and Operation Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment-BNSF Railway Company, 21279-21280 [2020-08051]

Download as PDF 21279 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 74 / Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Notices Information Collection Request (ICR) Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for the payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(er)s. In order to determine the effect of a disability on an annuitant’s ability to Title: Vocational Report. OMB Control Number: 3220–0141. Form(s) submitted: G–251. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Annual responses Form number Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–251 (with assistance) .............................................................................................................. 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Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. ADDRESSES: Brian Foster, Clearance Officer. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) [FR Doc. 2020–08068 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of PUERTO RICO, dated 01/16/2020, is hereby amended to extend the deadline for filing applications for physical damages as a result of this disaster to 05/15/2020. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. [FR Doc. 2020–07962 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P [Disaster Declaration #16253 and #16254; PUERTO RICO Disaster Number PR–00034] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36391] U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 6. Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Amended Lease and Operation Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment—BNSF Railway Company This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA–4473–DR), dated 01/16/2020. Incident: Earthquakes. Incident Period: 12/28/2019 through 02/04/2020. DATES: Issued on 04/10/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/15/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/16/2020. Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), a Class III railroad, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.41 to continue to lease from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and operate a BNSF rail line between milepost 64.70 (located on main track between Quinaby and Salem, Ore.) and milepost 141.45, at the end of track, near Eugene, Ore., a total distance of approximately 76.75 miles (the Line). PNWR states that it has entered into a lease agreement (New Lease) with BNSF AGENCY: SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES work, the RRB needs the applicant’s work history. The collection obtains the information needed to determine their ability to work. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–251. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Apr 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that supersedes and replaces a previous lease (Original Lease) that took effect in 2003.1 PNWR states that it is currently the operator of the Line under the Original Lease. PNWR states that the New Lease extends the term for an additional 10 years, with an automatic renewal date for an additional 10-year term, and makes other commercial changes. PNWR certifies that the New Lease contains an interchange commitment that is similar to the interchange commitment that was included in the Original Lease.2 Accordingly, PNWR has provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment, as required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h). PNWR certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier. PNWR also certifies that its revenues currently exceed $5 million. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), if a carrier’s projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million, it must, at least 60 days before the exemption becomes effective, post a notice of its intent to undertake the proposed transaction at the workplace of the employees on the affected lines, serve a copy of the notice on the national offices of the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it has done so. However, PNWR’s verified notice includes a request for waiver of the 60day advance labor notice requirements. PNWR’s waiver request will be 1 See Portland & W. R.R.—Lease & Operation Exemption—The Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry., Docket No. FD 34255 (STB served Jan. 3, 2003). PNWR states that the Original Lease ended on February 29, 2020, and that PNWR and BNSF executed the New Lease effective March 1, 2020. PNWR also states that it will continue to operate under the terms of the Original Lease until the New Lease is authorized. 2 A copy of the New Lease with the interchange commitment was submitted under seal. See 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1). E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 21280 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 74 / Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES addressed in a separate decision. The Board will establish the effective date of the exemption in its separate decision on the waiver request. 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 April 23, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Apr 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36391, 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 PNWR’s representative, Justin J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1300 South, Washington, DC 20004. According to PNWR, this action is categorically excluded from PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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: April 10, 2020. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–08051 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 74 (Thursday, April 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21279-21280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08051]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36391]


Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.--Amended Lease and Operation 
Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment--BNSF Railway Company

    Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), a Class III railroad, has 
filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.41 to 
continue to lease from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and operate a BNSF 
rail line between milepost 64.70 (located on main track between Quinaby 
and Salem, Ore.) and milepost 141.45, at the end of track, near Eugene, 
Ore., a total distance of approximately 76.75 miles (the Line). PNWR 
states that it has entered into a lease agreement (New Lease) with BNSF 
that supersedes and replaces a previous lease (Original Lease) that 
took effect in 2003.\1\
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    \1\ See Portland & W. R.R.--Lease & Operation Exemption--The 
Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry., Docket No. FD 34255 (STB served Jan. 
3, 2003). PNWR states that the Original Lease ended on February 29, 
2020, and that PNWR and BNSF executed the New Lease effective March 
1, 2020. PNWR also states that it will continue to operate under the 
terms of the Original Lease until the New Lease is authorized.
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    PNWR states that it is currently the operator of the Line under the 
Original Lease. PNWR states that the New Lease extends the term for an 
additional 10 years, with an automatic renewal date for an additional 
10-year term, and makes other commercial changes.
    PNWR certifies that the New Lease contains an interchange 
commitment that is similar to the interchange commitment that was 
included in the Original Lease.\2\
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    \2\ A copy of the New Lease with the interchange commitment was 
submitted under seal. See 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1).
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    Accordingly, PNWR has provided additional information regarding the 
interchange commitment, as required by 49 CFR 1150.43(h).
    PNWR certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this 
transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I 
rail carrier. PNWR also certifies that its revenues currently exceed $5 
million. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), if a carrier's projected annual 
revenues will exceed $5 million, it must, at least 60 days before the 
exemption becomes effective, post a notice of its intent to undertake 
the proposed transaction at the workplace of the employees on the 
affected lines, serve a copy of the notice on the national offices of 
the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, and certify to 
the Board that it has done so. However, PNWR's verified notice includes 
a request for waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirements. 
PNWR's waiver request will be

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addressed in a separate decision. The Board will establish the 
effective date of the exemption in its separate decision on the waiver 
request.
    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 April 23, 
2020.
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36391, 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 PNWR's representative, Justin 
J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1300 South, 
Washington, DC 20004.
    According to PNWR, 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: April 10, 2020.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tammy Lowery,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-08051 Filed 4-15-20; 8:45 am]
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