City of Yelm-Abandonment Exemption-in Thurston and Pierce Counties, Wash., 35493-35494 [2020-12504]

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[FR Doc. 2020–12545 Filed 6–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4720–06–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1295X] City of Yelm—Abandonment Exemption—in Thurston and Pierce Counties, Wash. The City of Yelm (the City) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon an approximately 4.57-mile railroad line that runs between milepost 20.99, near Roy, Wash., and milepost 25.56, in Yelm, Wash. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 98597 and 98580.1 1 Although the City initially submitted its verified notice on May 5, 2020, it subsequently submitted several supplements, the last of which was submitted on May 21, 2020. As such, that date will be considered the filing date and the basis for all dates in this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35493 The City has certified that: (1) No freight traffic has moved over the Line for two years; (2) any overhead freight traffic on the Line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or 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 or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the twoyear period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 and 1105.8 (notice of environmental and historic report), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to government agencies) have been met. Any railroad employees who may be adversely affected by the proposed abandonment will 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) has been received,2 the exemption will be effective on July 10, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration.3 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues must be filed by June 19, 2020,4 and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by June 22, 2020.5 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions must be filed by June 30, 2020, with the 2 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). 3 The City states in its verified notice that the proposed consummation date of this transaction is May 1, 2020, but this transaction cannot be consummated until July 10, 2020 (50 days from the May 21, 2020 filing date). See 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2). 4 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. 5 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 35494 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 112 / Wednesday, June 10, 2020 / Notices Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to the City’s representative, Brent Dille, Dille Law, PLLC, 2010 Caton Way SW, Suite 101, Olympia, WA 98502. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. The City has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the potential effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) by June 15, 2020. The Draft 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 Draft EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or interim 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), the City 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 the City’s filing of a notice of consummation by June 10, 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. The base year for railroads is 1991. The inflation-adjusted indexes and deflator factors are presented as follows: Decided: June 4, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Eden Besera, Clearance Clerk. RAILROAD INFLATION-ADJUSTED INDEX AND DEFLATOR FACTOR TABLE [FR Doc. 2020–12504 Filed 6–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 748] Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads The Surface Transportation Board (the Board) is publishing the annual inflation-adjusted index and deflator factors for 2019. The deflator factors are used by the railroads to adjust their gross annual operating revenues for classification purposes. This indexing methodology ensures that railroads are classified based on real business expansion and not on the effects of inflation. Classification is important because it determines the extent to which individual railroads must comply with the Board’s reporting requirements. The Board’s deflator factors are based on the annual average Railroad Freight Price Index developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Board’s deflator factor is used to deflate revenues for comparison with established revenue thresholds. Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. Index Deflator 1 100.00 409.50 411.80 415.50 418.80 418.17 417.46 419.67 424.54 423.01 428.64 436.48 445.03 454.33 473.41 522.41 567.34 588.30 656.78 619.73 652.29 708.80 740.61 764.19 778.41 749.22 732.38 758.95 801.61 825.94 99.45 98.55 97.70 97.85 98.02 97.50 96.38 96.72 95.45 93.73 91.92 90.03 86.40 78.29 72.09 69.52 62.28 66.00 62.71 57.71 55.23 53.53 52.55 54.60 55.85 53.90 51.03 49.52 Application of the annual deflator factors results in the following annual revenue thresholds: RAILROAD REVENUE THRESHOLDS Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................... The inflation-adjusted indexes and deflator factors are effective January 1, 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Factor Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333. 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. [FR Doc. 2020–12501 Filed 6–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 17:06 Jun 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 457,913,998 447,621,226 463,860,933 489,935,956 504,803,294 Class II 36,633,120 35,809,698 37,108,875 39,194,876 40,384,263 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No.—2020–45] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airlines for America Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: 1 In Montana Rail Link, Inc., & Wisconsin Central Ltd., Joint Petition for Rulemaking with Respect to 49 CFR Part 1201, 8 I.C.C.2d 625 (1992), the Board’s predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission, raised the revenue classification level for Class I railroads from $50 million (1978 dollars) to $250 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Decided: June 4, 2020. By the Board, Dr. William J. Brennan, Director, Office of Economics. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. 0.5460 0.5585 0.5390 0.5103 0.4952 Class I million (1991 dollars), effective for the reporting year beginning January 1, 1992. The Class II threshold was also raised from $10 million (1978 dollars) to $20 million (1991 dollars). On May 14, 2020, the Board opened a rulemaking proceeding and invited comment on issues related to the Class PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I carrier revenue threshold determination in response to a petition for rulemaking. Mont. Rail Link, Inc.—Pet. For Rulemaking—Classification of Carriers, EP 763 (STB served May 14, 2020). E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 112 (Wednesday, June 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35493-35494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12504]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 1295X]


City of Yelm--Abandonment Exemption--in Thurston and Pierce 
Counties, Wash.

    The City of Yelm (the City) has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon an approximately 4.57-mile railroad line that runs between 
milepost 20.99, near Roy, Wash., and milepost 25.56, in Yelm, Wash. 
(the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 98597 and 
98580.\1\
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    \1\ Although the City initially submitted its verified notice on 
May 5, 2020, it subsequently submitted several supplements, the last 
of which was submitted on May 21, 2020. As such, that date will be 
considered the filing date and the basis for all dates in this 
notice.
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    The City has certified that: (1) No freight traffic has moved over 
the Line for two years; (2) any overhead freight traffic on the Line 
can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a 
user of rail service on the Line (or 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 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 1105.7 
and 1105.8 (notice of environmental and historic report), 49 CFR 
1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to 
government agencies) have been met.
    Any railroad employees who may be adversely affected by the 
proposed abandonment will 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) has been received,\2\ the exemption will be 
effective on July 10, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration.\3\ 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues must be 
filed by June 19, 2020,\4\ and formal expressions of intent to file an 
OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) and interim trail use/rail banking 
requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by June 22, 2020.\5\ 
Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions must be filed 
by June 30, 2020, with the

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Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-
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    \2\ 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).
    \3\ The City states in its verified notice that the proposed 
consummation date of this transaction is May 1, 2020, but this 
transaction cannot be consummated until July 10, 2020 (50 days from 
the May 21, 2020 filing date). See 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2).
    \4\ 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.
    \5\ 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 the 
City's representative, Brent Dille, Dille Law, PLLC, 2010 Caton Way SW, 
Suite 101, Olympia, WA 98502.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    The City has filed a combined environmental and historic report 
that addresses the potential effects, if any, of the abandonment on the 
environment and historic resources. OEA will issue a Draft 
Environmental Assessment (EA) by June 15, 2020. The Draft 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 Draft EA becomes available to the 
public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or interim 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), the City 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 the City's filing of a notice of 
consummation by June 10, 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: June 4, 2020.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Eden Besera,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-12504 Filed 6-9-20; 8:45 am]
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