Mission Mountain Railroad, L.L.C.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Flathead County, Mont., 22234 [2020-08411]

Download as PDF 22234 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / Notices under Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act 6 to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed rule change (‘‘OIP’’).7 The Commission received no comment letters in response to the OIP. On April 9, 2020, the Exchange withdrew the proposed rule change (SR–CboeEDGA–2019–015). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.8 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–08372 Filed 4–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1009 (Sub-No. 2X)] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Mission Mountain Railroad, L.L.C.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Flathead County, Mont. On April 1, 2020, Mission Mountain Railroad, L.L.C. (MMT), filed a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue its operations over approximately 13.33 miles of rail line, extending from milepost 1211.86 at the interchange with the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) at Columbia Falls to milepost 1225.19 at Kalispell, all in Flathead County, Mont. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 59901 and 59912. According to MMT, it provides service on the Line pursuant to a lease agreement with BNSF, the owner of the Line. MMT explains that the lease agreement was due to terminate on March 31, 2020, and that MMT and BNSF have agreed that BNSF will assume direct operation of its line in place of MMT as of April 1, 2020. MMT states that the proposed discontinuance will allow MMT to formally end its common carrier obligations over the Line. In addition, MMT states that no customer on the Line will be left without common carrier service as a consequence of the proposed discontinuance. MMT states that it believes the Line does not contain any federally granted rights-of-way. MMT also states that any documentation in its possession will be made available to those requesting it. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). Securities Exchange Act Release No. 87709 (December 10, 2019), 84 FR 68523 (December 16, 2019). 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(57) and (58). 7 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:19 Apr 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by July 20, 2020. Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment proceeding, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be environmental review during any subsequent abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. See 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(5), 1105.8(b). Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) for subsidy under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 120 days after the filing of the petition for exemption, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner.1 Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer by May 1, 2020, indicating the intent to file an OFA for subsidy and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(1)(i). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1009 (SubNo. 2X) and 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 MMT’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–2832. Replies to this petition are due on or before May 11, 2020. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: April 15, 2020. 1 The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Aretha Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–08411 Filed 4–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Allen Fossil Plant Ash Impoundment Closure Environmental Impact Statement Tennessee Valley Authority. Record of decision. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice is provided in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations and Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA has decided to adopt the Preferred Alternative identified in the Allen Fossil Plant (ALF) Ash Impoundment Closure Environmental Impact Statement. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was made available to the public on March 6, 2020. A Notice of Availability of the Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2020. The Preferred Alternative is ‘‘Closure of the Metal Cleaning Pond, Closure-byRemoval of the East Ash Pond Complex and the West Ash Pond; Disposal of CCR in an Offsite Landfill Location.’’ This alternative would achieve the purpose and need of the project to support the implementation of TVA’s goal to eliminate all wet Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) storage at its coal plants; close CCR surface impoundments across the TVA system; comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s CCR Rule and other applicable federal and state statutes and regulations; and enhance future economic development in the greater Memphis area. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: W. Douglas White, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11B–K, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902; telephone (865) 638–2252, or by email wdwhite0@tva.gov. The Final EIS, this Record of Decision (ROD) and other project documents are available on TVA’s website https://www.tva.gov/ nepa. SUMMARY: TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving more than 10 million people in an 80,000 square mile area comprised of most of Tennessee and parts of Virginia, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 77 (Tuesday, April 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 22234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08411]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 1009 (Sub-No. 2X)]


Mission Mountain Railroad, L.L.C.--Discontinuance of Service 
Exemption--in Flathead County, Mont.

    On April 1, 2020, Mission Mountain Railroad, L.L.C. (MMT), filed a 
petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue its operations over 
approximately 13.33 miles of rail line, extending from milepost 1211.86 
at the interchange with the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) at Columbia 
Falls to milepost 1225.19 at Kalispell, all in Flathead County, Mont. 
(the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 59901 and 
59912.
    According to MMT, it provides service on the Line pursuant to a 
lease agreement with BNSF, the owner of the Line. MMT explains that the 
lease agreement was due to terminate on March 31, 2020, and that MMT 
and BNSF have agreed that BNSF will assume direct operation of its line 
in place of MMT as of April 1, 2020. MMT states that the proposed 
discontinuance will allow MMT to formally end its common carrier 
obligations over the Line. In addition, MMT states that no customer on 
the Line will be left without common carrier service as a consequence 
of the proposed discontinuance.
    MMT states that it believes the Line does not contain any federally 
granted rights-of-way. MMT also states that any documentation in its 
possession will be made available to those requesting it.
    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).
    By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued by July 20, 2020.
    Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment 
proceeding, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions 
are not appropriate. Because there will be environmental review during 
any subsequent abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an 
environmental review. See 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(5), 1105.8(b).
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) for subsidy under 49 CFR 
1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 120 days after the filing of 
the petition for exemption, or 10 days after service of a decision 
granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner.\1\ 
Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal 
expression of intent to file an offer by May 1, 2020, indicating the 
intent to file an OFA for subsidy and demonstrating that they are 
preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(1)(i).
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    \1\ The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(25).
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 
1009 (Sub-No. 2X) and 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 MMT's representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 
29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606-2832. Replies to 
this petition are due on or before May 11, 2020.
    Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the 
full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. 
Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the 
Board's Office of Environmental Analysis at (202) 245-0305. Assistance 
for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service 
at (800) 877-8339.
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: April 15, 2020.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Aretha Laws-Byrum,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-08411 Filed 4-20-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P