CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, W. Va, 37492-37493 [2020-13299]

Download as PDF 37492 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices imported certain objects that I or another Department official with delegated authority under 22 U.S.C. 2459 had determined, prior to importation, are of cultural significance and whose temporary exhibition or display is in the national interest. I hereby confirm that if the national interest determination contained in a Federal Register Notice for such objects noted the possibility of display at ‘‘additional exhibitions or venues to be determined’’ following the approximate (i.e., ‘‘on or about’’) dates of exhibition at the venue or venues stated in the Notice, the Department official’s intention was to make determinations that would continue through a reasonable period of temporary display—including at the originally stated venue or venues—not necessarily limited to the dates of exhibition referenced in the Notice. 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Any VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 authority covered by this delegation may also be exercised by the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, the Under Secretary for Management, and the Director of the Office of Foreign Missions. This delegation of authority will be published in the Federal Register. Dated May 26, 2020. Brian J. Bulatao, Under Secretary of State for Management, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–13361 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 801X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, W. Va CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon an approximately 6.39-mile rail line between milepost CAF 20.61 and milepost CAF 27.0, near Rainelle in Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, W. Va. (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 25962 and does not include any stations. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (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 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 1105.7 and 1105.8 (notice of environmental and historic report), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. Any employee of CSXT adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & 1 CSXT was granted authority in 2017 to abandon two contiguous segments of track that together encompass the Line. See CSX Transp., Inc.—Aban. Exemption—in Greenbrier & Fayette Ctys., W. Va., AB 55 (Sub No. 768X) (STB served Jan. 27, 2017) and CSX Transp., Inc.—Aban. Exemption—in Greenbrier Cty., W. Va., AB 55 (Sub-No. 776X) (STB served Dec. 20, 2017). Because its authority to abandon expired in both proceedings, CSXT is seeking renewed authority to abandon the Line. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 22, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 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 July 2, 2020.4 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by July 13, 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 CSXT’s representative, Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT 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 (Draft EA) by July 17, 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, 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 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. 4 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CSXT 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 CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by June 22, 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 16, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Aretha Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2020–3)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor ACTION: Surface Transportation Board. Approval of rail cost adjustment factor. The Board has approved the third quarter 2020 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2020 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.989. The third quarter 2020 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.415. The third quarter 2020 RCAF–5 is 0.392. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicability Date: July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available at www.stb.gov. By the Board, Board Member Begeman, Fuchs, and Oberman. Decided: June 16, 2020. Aretha Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–13332 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0379] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Operational Waivers for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 10, 2020. The FAA proposes collecting information about requests for waivers from certain operational rules that apply to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The FAA will use the collected information to make determinations whether to authorize or deny the requested operations of sUAS. The proposed information collection is necessary to issue such authorizations or denials consistent with the FAA’s mandate to ensure safe and efficient use of national airspace. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by July 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeremy Grogan by email at: jeremy.grogan@faa.gov; phone: (405) 666–1187. 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The FAA has seen increased operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) flying under 14 CFR part 107. Under 14 CFR 107.205, operators of small UAS may seek waivers from certain operational rules. The FAA is updating and modernizing the process for applying for such waivers using the DroneZone website. These improvements will facilitate the process of collecting and submitting the information required as part of a waiver application. The reporting burdens for operational waiver applications are currently covered by Information Collection Request (ICR) 2120–0768. As part of this effort, the FAA is creating a new ICR just for operational waiver applications. In order to process operational waiver requests, the FAA requires the operator’s name, the operator’s contact information, and information related to the date, place, and time of the requested small UAS operation. Additional information is required related to the proposed waiver and any necessary mitigations. The FAA will use the requested information to determine if the proposed UAS operation can be conducted safely. This information is necessary for the FAA to meet its statutory mandate of maintaining a safe and efficient national airspace. See 49 U.S.C. 40103, 44701 and 44708. Respondents: sUAS Operators: 8,034 per year. Frequency: On occasion. For requests for operational waivers, a respondent will need to provide the information once at the time of the request for the waiver. If granted, operational waivers may be valid for up to four (4) years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. The FAA estimates 1.3 responses per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 0.65 hours per respondent, for a total of 5,222 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 16, 2020. Dwayne C. Morris, Project Manager, Flight Standards Service, General Aviation and Commercial Division. [FR Doc. 2020–13333 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 120 (Monday, June 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37492-37493]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13299]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 801X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Greenbrier 
and Fayette Counties, W. Va

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a verified notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon an approximately 6.39-mile rail line between milepost CAF 20.61 
and milepost CAF 27.0, near Rainelle in Greenbrier and Fayette 
Counties, W. Va. (the Line).\1\ The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service 
Zip Code 25962 and does not include any stations.
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    \1\ CSXT was granted authority in 2017 to abandon two contiguous 
segments of track that together encompass the Line. See CSX Transp., 
Inc.--Aban. Exemption--in Greenbrier & Fayette Ctys., W. Va., AB 55 
(Sub No. 768X) (STB served Jan. 27, 2017) and CSX Transp., Inc.--
Aban. Exemption--in Greenbrier Cty., W. Va., AB 55 (Sub-No. 776X) 
(STB served Dec. 20, 2017). Because its authority to abandon expired 
in both proceedings, CSXT is seeking renewed authority to abandon 
the Line.
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    CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted 
over other lines; (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 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 1105.7 
and 1105.8 (notice of environmental and historic report), 49 CFR 
1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to 
governmental agencies) have been met.
    Any employee of CSXT 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) has been received,\2\ the exemption will be 
effective on July 22, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\3\ 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 July 2, 2020.\4\ Petitions to reopen or requests for public 
use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by July 13, 2020, 
with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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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 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.
    \4\ 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 
CSXT's representative, Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. 
Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CSXT 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 (Draft EA) by July 17, 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,

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where appropriate, in a subsequent decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CSXT 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 CSXT's filing of a notice of 
consummation by June 22, 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 16, 2020.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Aretha Laws-Byrum,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-13299 Filed 6-19-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P