GG Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of BQ Railroad Company, 18585-18586 [2021-07275]

Download as PDF 18585 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 67 / Friday, April 9, 2021 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–308 ....................................................... I 2,465 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response I 1 I 10 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) I 411 I * $10.95 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** I ** 24 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** I *** $15,297 * We based this figure on average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. Dated: April 5, 2021. Eric Lowman, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Legislative Development and Operations, Social Security Administration. Alabama Southern Railroad, L.L.C. (ABS), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.41 to continue to lease from The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) and operate approximately 85.6 miles of rail lines extending between: (1) Milepost 17.0 near Columbus, Miss., and milepost 78.9 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. (the Tuscaloosa Subdivision); (2) milepost 0.0 at Tuscaloosa and milepost 9.3 near Fox, Ala. (the Warrior Branch); and (3) milepost 443.5 at Brookwood Junction, Ala., and milepost 429.1 at Brookwood, Ala. (the Brookwood Branch) (collectively, the Lines). According to the verified notice, ABS has leased and operated the Lines since 2005.1 ABS states that it has entered into an amendment of the lease agreement governing the Lines, which will extend the term of the lease until November 30, 2034. ABS states that it will continue to be the operator of the Lines. According to ABS, the amended lease between ABS and KCS contains an interchange commitment that affects interchange with carriers other than KCS.2 The affected interchanges are with Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway (AGR), BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and Columbus & Greenville Railway (CAGR) at Columbus; 3 Norfolk Southern Railway Company at Tuscaloosa; and CSX Transportation, Inc., at Brookwood. As required under 49 CFR 1150.43(h), ABS provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment. ABS has certified that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in ABS becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier, but that its projected annual revenues will 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 this exemption is to become 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, ABS, concurrently with its verified notice of exemption, filed a petition for waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirement. ABS’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 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 April 16, 2021. All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36353, should be filed with the 1 ABS was granted authority to lease and operate the Lines in Alabama Southern Railroad—Lease & Operation Exemption—Kansas City Southern Railway, FD 34754 (STB served Dec. 2, 2005). ABS was granted authority for an amendment to the lease extending its term to November 30, 2024, in Alabama Southern Railroad—Lease & Operation Exemption Including Interchange Commitment— Kansas City Southern Railway, FD 35889 (STB served Jan. 2, 2015). 2 A copy of the amended lease with the interchange commitment was submitted under seal. See 49 CFR 1150.43(h)(1). 3 ABS states that the potential connection with AGR, BNSF, and CAGR at Columbus exists on a KCS-owned segment of railroad line that ABS does not lease (and will not be leasing pursuant to the present transaction), but over which ABS operates strictly for purposes of effecting interchange with KCS at Artesia, Miss. [FR Doc. 2021–07266 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36353] Alabama Southern Railroad, L.L.C.— Lease Exemption With Interchange Commitment—The Kansas City Southern Railway Company VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Surface Transportation Board via efiling on the Board’s website. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on ABS’s representative: Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606. According to ABS, 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: April 5, 2021. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Eden Besera, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–07265 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36495] GG Railroad, LLC—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Line of BQ Railroad Company GG Railroad, LLC (GGRR), a noncarrier and wholly owned subsidiary of Gavilon Grain LLC, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire and operate approximately 1.64 miles of rail line located between milepost 8.0 and milepost 9.64 at Rogers, in Barnes County, N.D. (the Line). The Line is currently owned and operated by BQ Railroad Company (BQRR), a Class III rail carrier. The verified notice states that GGRR and BQRR are parties to an agreement that, when finalized, will include the sale of all of BQRR’s rights in the Line and underlying land to GGRR, to be conveyed via a quitclaim deed. GGRR states it will own, operate, and provide common carrier service to shippers on the Line, noting there is currently only one shipper, a grain facility. According to GGRR, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) retains trackage rights over the Line but has not utilized those trackage rights in approximately 15 years. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 18586 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 67 / Friday, April 9, 2021 / Notices GGRR 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. GGRR also certifies that the proposed acquisition and operation of the Line does not involve a provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. The transaction may be consummated on or after April 25, 2021, 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 April 16, 2021 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36495, should be filed with the Surface Transportation Board via efiling on the Board’s website. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on GGRR’s representative, Thomas W. Wilcox, GKG Law, P.C., The Foundry Building, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20007. According to GGRR, 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: April 5, 2021. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–07275 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P The meeting is virtual and open to the public. Public members must preregister at the following link: http://bit.ly/RRSC--April by 5 p.m. April 19, 2021. Anyone needing special accommodations should let the contact below know at least a week in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Coffey, ccoffey@tva.gov or 865/ 632–4494. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The RRSC was established to advise TVA on its natural resource and stewardship activities, and the priorities among competing objectives and values. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities, and the priorities among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2. The meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Presentation Regarding TVA’s Asset Planning 3. Presentation on Carbon Strategy 4. Update on River Operations 5. Update on Natural Resource projects 6. Public Comment period A 30-minute public comment session will be held at 12:30 p.m. EDT. If you wish to speak, send email request to ccoffey@tva.gov by the 5 p.m. April 19. Written comments also are invited. Written comments must be emailed to ccoffey@tva.gov no later than April 18, 2021, so they may be shared with the RRSC prior to the meeting. ADDRESSES: Dated: March 31, 2021. The Designated Federal Official of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Melanie Farrell, Vice President of External Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to sign this document to Cathy Coffey, Senior Program Manager of Stakeholder Relations, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Cathy Coffey, Senior Program Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–07267 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY BILLING CODE 8120–08–P Meeting of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Federal Aviation Administration Notice of meeting. [Docket Number: FAA–2021–0179] The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, to hear updates on multiple subjects. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Airport Noise Compatibility Planning Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves information on voluntary airport noise compatibility programs. The information to be collected is necessary because noise compatibility program measures are eligible for Federal grants in-aid if they are provided to FAA for review and approval in advance. The respondents are airport sponsors that voluntarily submit noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs to the FAA for review and approval. DATES: Send comments on or before June 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA. Comments can be submitted via electronic mail to oirasubmission@ omb.eop.gov or by the following additional options: By mail to: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or By fax to: 202–395–6974 By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Staehle by electronic mail at: susan.staehle@faa.gov or by phone at: 202–267–7935. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0517. Title: Airport Noise Compatibility Planning. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 67 (Friday, April 9, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18585-18586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07275]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36495]


GG Railroad, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Line of BQ 
Railroad Company

    GG Railroad, LLC (GGRR), a noncarrier and wholly owned subsidiary 
of Gavilon Grain LLC, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 
CFR 1150.31 to acquire and operate approximately 1.64 miles of rail 
line located between milepost 8.0 and milepost 9.64 at Rogers, in 
Barnes County, N.D. (the Line). The Line is currently owned and 
operated by BQ Railroad Company (BQRR), a Class III rail carrier.
    The verified notice states that GGRR and BQRR are parties to an 
agreement that, when finalized, will include the sale of all of BQRR's 
rights in the Line and underlying land to GGRR, to be conveyed via a 
quitclaim deed. GGRR states it will own, operate, and provide common 
carrier service to shippers on the Line, noting there is currently only 
one shipper, a grain facility. According to GGRR, BNSF Railway Company 
(BNSF) retains trackage rights over the Line but has not utilized those 
trackage rights in approximately 15 years.

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    GGRR 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. GGRR also certifies that the 
proposed acquisition and operation of the Line does not involve a 
provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a third-
party connecting carrier.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after April 25, 2021, 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 April 16, 
2021 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36495, 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 GGRR's 
representative, Thomas W. Wilcox, GKG Law, P.C., The Foundry Building, 
1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20007.
    According to GGRR, 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: April 5, 2021.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Andrea Pope-Matheson,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2021-07275 Filed 4-8-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P