Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 63636-63637 [2020-22286]

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[FR Doc. 2020–22297 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36436] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis—Lease and Operation Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis (CERA), a Class III railroad, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.41 to continue to lease and operate approximately 15.7 miles of rail line between milepost RK– 154.5, a point just east of the grade crossing at 38th Street in Gas City, Grant County, Ind., and milepost RK–138.8, at the end of the leased line at Harford City, Blackford County, Ind. (the Line). CERA states that it has entered into an amended lease (Amended Agreement) with Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), the owner of the Line, amending the existing lease (Current Agreement) between those parties.1 1 See Cent. R.R. of Indianapolis—Lease & Operation Exemption—Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35300 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 Both the Amended Agreement and the Current Agreement include operating rights into Goodman Yard and any sidings or sidetracks owned by NSR that are accessed via the Line. CERA states that it is the present operator of the Line under the Current Agreement. CERA states that the Amended Agreement extends the term of the lease until December 31, 2024 (or until the Amended Agreement is otherwise terminated in accordance with its terms), and revises other commercial provisions.2 CERA certifies that the Amended Agreement does not include an interchange commitment. CERA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III carrier. CERA also certifies that its revenues currently exceed $5 million. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), if a carrier’s projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million, (STB served Oct. 21, 2009) (authorizing CERA to lease and operate 15.9 miles of line). 2 Under the Amended Agreement, the Line will end at milepost RK–138.8, making it 0.2 mile shorter than the leased track under the Current Agreement, which ends at milepost RK–138.6. Although this notice reflects the modified mileage, CERA retains a common carrier obligation to operate between milepost RK–138.8 and milepost RK–138.6 until it receives authority to discontinue service over that section of track and consummates that authority. See Thompson v. Tex. Mexican Ry., 328 U.S. 134 (1946). PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 it must, at least 60 days before the exemption becomes effective, post a notice of its intent to undertake the proposed transaction at the workplace of the employees on the affected lines, serve a copy of the notice on the national offices of the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it has done so. However, CERA’s verified notice includes a request for waiver of the 60day advance labor notice requirements. CERA’s waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision. The Board will establish the effective date of the exemption in its separate decision on the waiver request. 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 15, 2020. All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36436, 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 CERA’s representative, Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, Two Commerce Square, 2001 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices Market St., Suite 2620, Philadelphia, PA 19103. According to CERA, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 2, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–22286 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 346X)] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Kootenai County, Idaho On September 18, 2020, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon an approximately 1 .16-mile portion of the Coeur D’Alene Industrial Lead, between milepost 1.09 and milepost 2.25, in Coeur D’Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 83854. According to UP, there is one shipper, AmeriGas Propane (AmeriGas), on the Line. UP states that AmeriGas has reached an agreement with the Idaho Department of Transportation (IDOT) to relocate its facility off of the Line. (Pet. 2.) UP states that the abandonment will facilitate an IDOT project to expand Highway 41 and that it intends to convey the property to IDOT for use as a trail, subject to the issuance of a notice of interim trail use or abandonment (NITU).1 (Id.) UP states that, based on the information in its possession, the Line does not contain any federally granted rights-of-way. (Id. at 3.) Any documentation in UP’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— 1 Although UP states that IDOT’s use of the rightof-way as a trail would be subject to a certificate of interim trail use or abandonment (CITU), the Board issues CITUs in abandonment application proceedings and NITUs in abandonment exemption proceedings. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by January 6, 2021. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) 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. Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer by October 18, 2020, 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)(1)(i). Following authorization for abandonment, the Line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for interim trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than October 28, 2020.2 All pleadings, referring to Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 346X), should be filed with the Surface Transportation Board via e-filing on the Board’s website. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on UP’s representative, Jeremy M. Berman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, Stop 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. Replies to the petition are due on or before October 28, 2020. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who comment during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in abandonment proceedings normally will 2 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63637 be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 2, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–22335 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket Number USTR–2020–0037] Initiation of Section 301 Investigation: Vietnam’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency Valuation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Trade Representative is initiating an investigation regarding Vietnam’s acts, policies, and practices related to the valuation of its currency. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments regarding the investigation. SUMMARY: To be assured of consideration, you must submit written comments by November 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov (Regulations.gov). Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section IV. The docket number is USTR–2020–0037. For issues with on-line submissions, please contact the Section 301 line at 202–395–5725. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning the submission of written comments, contact the Section 301 line at 202–395– 5725. For other questions concerning the investigation, contact Michael Gagain, Assistant General Counsel, 202– 395–9529, or Marta Prado, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, 202– 395–6216. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background The Government of Vietnam, through the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), tightly manages the value of its currency—the dong. The SBV’s management of E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 196 (Thursday, October 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63636-63637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22286]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36436]


Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis (CERA), a Class III 
railroad, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 
1150.41 to continue to lease and operate approximately 15.7 miles of 
rail line between milepost RK-154.5, a point just east of the grade 
crossing at 38th Street in Gas City, Grant County, Ind., and milepost 
RK-138.8, at the end of the leased line at Harford City, Blackford 
County, Ind. (the Line). CERA states that it has entered into an 
amended lease (Amended Agreement) with Norfolk Southern Railway Company 
(NSR), the owner of the Line, amending the existing lease (Current 
Agreement) between those parties.\1\ Both the Amended Agreement and the 
Current Agreement include operating rights into Goodman Yard and any 
sidings or sidetracks owned by NSR that are accessed via the Line.
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    \1\ See Cent. R.R. of Indianapolis--Lease & Operation 
Exemption--Norfolk S. Ry., FD 35300 (STB served Oct. 21, 2009) 
(authorizing CERA to lease and operate 15.9 miles of line).
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    CERA states that it is the present operator of the Line under the 
Current Agreement. CERA states that the Amended Agreement extends the 
term of the lease until December 31, 2024 (or until the Amended 
Agreement is otherwise terminated in accordance with its terms), and 
revises other commercial provisions.\2\
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    \2\ Under the Amended Agreement, the Line will end at milepost 
RK-138.8, making it 0.2 mile shorter than the leased track under the 
Current Agreement, which ends at milepost RK-138.6. Although this 
notice reflects the modified mileage, CERA retains a common carrier 
obligation to operate between milepost RK-138.8 and milepost RK-
138.6 until it receives authority to discontinue service over that 
section of track and consummates that authority. See Thompson v. 
Tex. Mexican Ry., 328 U.S. 134 (1946).
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    CERA certifies that the Amended Agreement does not include an 
interchange commitment.
    CERA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
carrier. CERA also certifies that its revenues currently exceed $5 
million. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(e), if a carrier's projected annual 
revenues will exceed $5 million, it must, at least 60 days before the 
exemption becomes effective, post a notice of its intent to undertake 
the proposed transaction at the workplace of the employees on the 
affected lines, serve a copy of the notice on the national offices of 
the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, and certify to 
the Board that it has done so. However, CERA's verified notice includes 
a request for waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirements. 
CERA's waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision. The 
Board will establish the effective date of the exemption in its 
separate decision on the waiver request.
    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 15, 
2020.
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36436, 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 CERA's representative, Eric M. 
Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, Two Commerce Square, 2001

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Market St., Suite 2620, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
    According to CERA, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic 
preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: October 2, 2020.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Brendetta Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-22286 Filed 10-7-20; 8:45 am]
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