Oregon Independence Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-in Polk County, Or., 63327-63328 [2020-22201]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 7, 2020 / Notices from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. Submit comments up to November 6, 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: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice may be submitted to Megan Herndon, who may be reached over telephone at (202) 485–7586 or email at PRA_BurdenComments@ state.gov. 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[FR Doc. 2020–22145 Filed 10–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 552 (Sub-No. 24)] Railroad Revenue Adequacy—2019 Determination Surface Transportation Board. Notice of decision. AGENCY: ACTION: On October 1, 2020, the Board served a decision announcing the 2019 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation’s Class I railroads. Five Class I railroads (BNSF Railroad Company, CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate. DATES: This decision is effective on October 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a)(3), the Board is required to make an annual determination of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63327 railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of return on net investment (ROI) equal to at least the current cost of capital for the railroad industry. For 2019, this number was determined to be 9.34% in Railroad Cost of Capital—2019, EP 558 (Sub-No. 23) (STB served Aug. 5, 2020).1 The Board then applied this revenue adequacy standard to each Class I railroad. Five Class I carriers (BNSF Railroad Company, CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate for 2019. The decision in this proceeding is posted at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 1, 2020. By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Fuchs, and Oberman. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–22100 Filed 10–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36442] Oregon Independence Railroad, LLC— Operation Exemption—in Polk County, Or. Oregon Independence Railroad, LLC (OIRR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to restore common carrier operations over approximately 0.4267 miles of private rail trackage, extending from milepost 0.1833, at a point of connection with Portland & Western Railroad, Inc., to milepost 0.61 (the center-line of the Polk Street grade crossing), in Independence, Polk County, Or. (the Line). OIRR states that the Line was abandoned by the Willamette Valley Railroad Company 1 but the track was left in place. OIRR states that, since its abandonment, the Line has been used as private track and has undergone various ownership changes, with Valley & Siletz Railroad, LLC (VSRL), a noncarrier, 1 On August 24, 2020, the Western Coal Traffic League (WCTL) filed a petition seeking reconsideration of the Board’s 2019 railroad industry cost of capital in Docket No. EP 558 (SubNo. 23). That petition is currently under consideration with the Board. Should WCTL’s petition be granted, the Board will take appropriate action in this proceeding with regard to its 2019 revenue adequacy determination. 1 See Willamette Valley R.R.—Aban. Exemption— in Polk Cnty., Or., AB 403X (STB served Apr. 5, 1996) (authorizing entire system abandonment of 1.8 miles of rail line). E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 63328 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 7, 2020 / Notices being the Line’s most recent owner. OIRR states that it acquired control of VSRL as of September 11, 2020, and VSRL transferred its assets, including the Line, to OIRR on September 18, 2020. OIRR further states that on the effective date of the exemption, it intends to commence common carrier operations over the Line. OIRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million or the threshold required to qualify as a Class III carrier. OIRR also certifies that the transaction is not subject to any limitation on OIRR’s ability to interchange traffic with a third-party connecting carrier. The transaction may be consummated on or after October 21, 2020, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). 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 October 14, 2020 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36442, 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 OIRR’s representative, Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606– 3208. According to OIRR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 1, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–22201 Filed 10–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Public Hearing Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Oct 06, 2020 Jkt 253001 The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on November 5, 2020. Due to the COVID–19 situation and the relevant orders in place in the Commission’s member jurisdictions, the Commission will hold this hearing telephonically. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Such projects and proposals are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for December 11, 2020, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects and proposals. The deadline for the submission of written comments is November 18, 2020. DATES: The public hearing will convene on November 5, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. The public hearing will end at 5:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner. The deadline for the submission of written comments is November 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: This hearing will be held by telephone rather than at a physical location. Conference Call #1–888–387– 8686, the Conference Room Code #9179686050. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238–0423; fax: (717) 238–2436. Information concerning the applications for these projects is available at the Commission’s Water Application and Approval Viewer at https://www.srbc.net/waav. Additional supporting documents are available to inspect and copy in accordance with the Commission’s Access to Records Policy at www.srbc.net/regulatory/policiesguidance/docs/access-to-records-policy2009-02.pdf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing will cover the following projects. SUMMARY: Projects Scheduled for Action 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Susquehanna River), Susquehanna Depot Borough, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20161202). 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (Towanda Creek), Monroe Borough and Monroe Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd (peak day). PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Denver Borough, Borough of Denver, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.120 mgd (30-day average) from Well 4 (Docket No. 19960102). 4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Elmira Water Board, City of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawals (30-day averages) of up to 0..958 mgd from Well PW–40, 1.656 mgd from Well PW–41, and 0.389 mgd from Well PW– 42, for a total wellfield limit of 3.00 mgd (Docket No. 19901105). 5. Project Sponsor: Goodyear Lake Hydro, LLC. Project Facility: Colliersville Hydroelectric Project, Town of Milford, Otsego County, N.Y. Application for an existing hydroelectric facility. 6. Project Sponsor and Facility: Hastings Municipal Authority, Elder Township, Cambria County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.260 mgd (30-day average) from Mine Spring No. 1 Well. 7. Project Sponsor: Borough of Middletown. Project Facility: SUEZ/ Middletown Water System, Middletown Borough, Dauphin County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.219 mgd (30-day average) from Well 5 (Docket No. 19890701), as well as recognizing historic withdrawals from Wells 1, 2, 3, and 4. 8. Project Sponsor: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Project Facility: Indian Hills State Golf Course (Irrigation Pond), Towns of Erwin and Lindley, Steuben County, N.Y. Applications for an existing surface water withdrawal of up to 0.940 mgd (peak day) and consumptive use of up to 0.850 mgd (peak day). 9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Seneca Resources Company, LLC (Cowanesque River), Deerfield Township, Tioga County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20161218–2). Project Scheduled for Action Involving a Diversion 1. Project Sponsor: JKLM Energy, LLC. Project Facility: Goodwin and Son’s Sand and Gravel Quarry, Roulette Township, Potter County, Pa. Application for renewal of an into-basin diversion from the Ohio River Basin of up to 1.100 mgd (peak day) from the Goodwin and Son’s Sand and Gravel Quarry (Docket No. 20161221). E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63327-63328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22201]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36442]


Oregon Independence Railroad, LLC--Operation Exemption--in Polk 
County, Or.

    Oregon Independence Railroad, LLC (OIRR), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to restore common 
carrier operations over approximately 0.4267 miles of private rail 
trackage, extending from milepost 0.1833, at a point of connection with 
Portland & Western Railroad, Inc., to milepost 0.61 (the center-line of 
the Polk Street grade crossing), in Independence, Polk County, Or. (the 
Line).
    OIRR states that the Line was abandoned by the Willamette Valley 
Railroad Company \1\ but the track was left in place. OIRR states that, 
since its abandonment, the Line has been used as private track and has 
undergone various ownership changes, with Valley & Siletz Railroad, LLC 
(VSRL), a noncarrier,

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being the Line's most recent owner. OIRR states that it acquired 
control of VSRL as of September 11, 2020, and VSRL transferred its 
assets, including the Line, to OIRR on September 18, 2020. OIRR further 
states that on the effective date of the exemption, it intends to 
commence common carrier operations over the Line.
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    \1\ See Willamette Valley R.R.--Aban. Exemption--in Polk Cnty., 
Or., AB 403X (STB served Apr. 5, 1996) (authorizing entire system 
abandonment of 1.8 miles of rail line).
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    OIRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not exceed $5 million or the threshold required 
to qualify as a Class III carrier. OIRR also certifies that the 
transaction is not subject to any limitation on OIRR's ability to 
interchange traffic with a third-party connecting carrier.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after October 21, 2020, 
the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice 
was filed).
    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 October 14, 
2020 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36442, 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 OIRR's representative, Robert 
A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, 
Chicago, IL 60606-3208.
    According to OIRR, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting 
requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: October 1, 2020.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-22201 Filed 10-6-20; 8:45 am]
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