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Wis. (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S.
Postal Service Zip Code 54130.
WCL has certified that: (1) It has
handled no local traffic over the Line for
at least two years; (2) there will be no
effect on overhead traffic (of which none
exists); (3) no formal complaint filed by
a user of rail service (or by a state or
local government entity acting on behalf
of such user) regarding WCL’s cessation
of service over the Line is either
pending with the Surface
Transportation Board (Board) or with
any U.S. District Court or has been
decided in favor of complainant within
the past two years; 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 WCL adversely
affected by the abandonment shall be
protected under Oregon Short Line
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.
Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(3), an
exemption will be effective 30 days after
publication of the notice in the Federal
Register. However, simultaneous with
the notice, WCL filed a request to
expedite the effective date. The Board
will establish the effective date of the
exemption in a separate decision
addressing WCL’s request.
Petitions to stay that do not involve
environmental issues,2 formal
expressions of intent to file an offer of
financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR
1 WCL states that the Line was part of a longer
rail line between milepost 114.0 and milepost 112.9
for which WCL obtained abandonment authority in
2013. See Wis. Cent. Ltd.—Aban. Exemption—in
Kaukauna, Outagamie Cnty., Wis., AB 303 (Sub No.
40X) (Mar. 20, 2013). According to WCL, it sold the
segment of the longer rail line between milepost
113.7 and milepost 112.9 to the City of Kaukauna
(City) through the Wisconsin Department of
Transportation pursuant to a notice of interim trail
use or abandonment under the National Trails
System Act (Trails Act), and the abandonment
authority for the Line (which was not included in
the sale) subsequently lapsed. WCL states that,
because the City now seeks to acquire the Line
pursuant to the Trails Act to connect existing trail
systems, WCL once again seeks an abandonment
2 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). Given the request for an
expedited effective date, any request for a stay
should be filed as soon as possible.
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1152.27(c)(2),3 and interim trail use/rail
banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29
must be filed by October 5, 2020.4
Petitions to reopen or requests for
public use conditions under 49 CFR
1152.28 must be filed by October 15,
2020, with the Surface Transportation
Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC
A copy of any petition filed with the
Board should be sent to WCL’s
representative, Thomas J. Healey,
Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker
Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606.
If the verified notice contains false or
misleading information, the exemption
is void ab initio.
WCL 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 September 29, 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
Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR
1152.29(e)(2), WCL 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
WCL’s filing of a notice of
consummation by September 25, 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: September 22, 2020.
By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director,
Office of Proceedings.
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3 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).
4 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can
be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27),
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Release of Waybill Data
The Surface Transportation Board has
received a request from N.C. State
University (WB20–46—9/9/20) for
permission to use select data from the
Board’s 1990–2018 Unmasked Carload
Waybill Samples. A copy of this request
may be obtained from the Board’s
website under docket no. WB20–46.
The waybill sample contains
confidential railroad and shipper data;
therefore, if any parties object to these
requests, they should file their
objections with the Director of the
Board’s Office of Economics within 14
calendar days of the date of this notice.
The rules for release of waybill data are
codified at 49 CFR 1244.9.
Contact: Alexander Dusenberry, (202)
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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN
Grandfathering (GF) Registration
Susquehanna River Basin
This notice lists
Grandfathering Registration for projects
by the Susquehanna River Basin
Commission during the period set forth
DATES: August 1–31, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin
Commission, 4423 North Front Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and
Secretary to the Commission, telephone:
(717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; fax: (717)
238–2436; email: email@example.com.
Regular mail inquiries May be sent to
the above address.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This
notice lists GF Registration for projects,
described below, pursuant to 18 CFR
806, Subpart E for the time period
Grandfathering Registration Under 18
CFR Part 806, Subpart E
1. Borough of Everett Area Municipal
Authority—Public Water Supply
System, GF Certificate No. GF–
202008107, Everett Borough and West
Providence Township, Bedford County,
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Release of Waybill Data
The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from N.C.
State University (WB20-46--9/9/20) for permission to use select data
from the Board's 1990-2018 Unmasked Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of
this request may be obtained from the Board's website under docket no.
The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data;
therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file
their objections with the Director of the Board's Office of Economics
within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for
release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9.
Contact: Alexander Dusenberry, (202) 245-0319.
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