Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Railroad Line in Davison, Aurora, Brule, Lyman, Jones, Jackson, & Pennington Counties, S.D., 23028 [2021-09061]

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[FR Doc. 2021–09077 Filed 4–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36494] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C.— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Railroad Line in Davison, Aurora, Brule, Lyman, Jones, Jackson, & Pennington Counties, S.D. Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C. (RWRR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to (1) acquire from the State of South Dakota, acting by and through its Department of Transportation (the State) approximately 285.43 miles of rail line extending between milepost 374.57 in Mitchell, S.D., and milepost 660.0 in Rapid City, S.D. (the Line); (2) commence common carrier service over the portions of the Line extending between (a) milepost 374.57 in Mitchell, S.D., and milepost 562.53 in Kadoka, S.D., (the MK Segment) and (b) milepost 659.6 and milepost 660.0, both in Rapid City, S.D. (the Rapid City Segment); (3) acquire common carrier service reactivation rights over the currently rail-banked segments of the Line between milepost 562.53 in Kadoka, S.D., and milepost 659.6 in Rapid City, S.D.1; and (4) incidental to the acquisition of the Line, acquire by assignment overhead trackage rights over lines of BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) between (a) BNSF’s connection with the eastern end of the MK Segment of the Line at BNSF milepost 650.65 at 1 See Sammamish Transp. Co.—Notice of Interim Trail Use & Termination of Modified Cert., FD 33398 (Sub-No. 1) (STB served Feb. 26, 1998); Mitchell-Rapid City Reg’l R.R. Auth.—Modified Rail Cert.—Between Caputa & Rapid City, S.D, FD 35149 (STB served Apr. 28, 2009). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Apr 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 Mitchell, S.D., and certain yard tracks in BNSF’s Mitchell Yard at BNSF milepost 650.16; and (b) BNSF’s Mitchell Yard at milepost 650.16 and the Grain Shuttle Facility in Mitchell, S.D., located at milepost 652.9 (the Trackage Rights Lines). This transaction is related to a verified notice of exemption filed concurrently in Watco Holdings, Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C., Docket No. FD 36512, in which Watco Holdings, Inc., seeks to continue in control of RWRR upon RWRR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. The verified notice states that RWRR and the State have reached an agreement pursuant to which RWRR will purchase the Line (including the right to restore common carrier service over the rail-banked segment), commence common carrier service over the MK Segment and the Rapid City Segment, and acquire by assignment overhead rights over the Trackage Rights Lines. RWRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction are expected to exceed $5 million, but they are not expected to result in RWRR becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier. Because the projected annual revenue will exceed $5 million, RWRR certified, on March 25, 2021, that it had complied with the labor notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.32(e)) on March 24, 2021. RWRR also certifies that the proposed acquisition and operation of the Line does not involve a provision limiting RWRR’s future interchange of traffic on the Line with a third-party connecting carrier. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is May 24, 2021, the effective date of the exemption (60 days after RWRR certified its compliance with the labor notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.32(e)). 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 May 16, 2021 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36494, 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 RWRR’s representative, Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606. According to RWRR, 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 27, 2021. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Eden Besera, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–09061 Filed 4–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36512] Watco Holdings, Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C. Watco Holdings, Inc. (Watco), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C. (RWRR), a noncarrier controlled by Watco, upon RWRR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. This transaction is related to a verified notice of exemption filed concurrently in Ringneck & Western Railroad—Acquisition & Operation Exemption—Railroad Line in Davison, Aurora, Brule, Lyman, Jones, Jackson, & Pennington Counties, S.D., Docket No. FD 36494, in which RWRR seeks, among other things, to acquire from the State of South Dakota approximately 285.43 miles of railroad line and acquire by assignment incidental overhead trackage rights over certain lines of BNSF Railway Company in South Dakota. The transaction may be consummated on or after May 16, 2021, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). According to the verified notice of exemption, Watco currently controls indirectly 39 Class III railroads and one Class II railroad, collectively operating in 27 states. For a complete list of these rail carriers and the states in which they operate, see the Appendix to Watco’s April 16, 2021 verified notice of exemption. The verified notice is available at www.stb.gov. Watco represents that: (1) The rail line to be operated by RWRR does not connect with the rail lines of any of the rail carriers controlled by Watco; (2) this transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect RWRR with any railroad in the E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36494]


Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C.--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption--Railroad Line in Davison, Aurora, Brule, Lyman, Jones, 
Jackson, & Pennington Counties, S.D.

    Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C. (RWRR), a noncarrier, has filed 
a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to (1) acquire from 
the State of South Dakota, acting by and through its Department of 
Transportation (the State) approximately 285.43 miles of rail line 
extending between milepost 374.57 in Mitchell, S.D., and milepost 660.0 
in Rapid City, S.D. (the Line); (2) commence common carrier service 
over the portions of the Line extending between (a) milepost 374.57 in 
Mitchell, S.D., and milepost 562.53 in Kadoka, S.D., (the MK Segment) 
and (b) milepost 659.6 and milepost 660.0, both in Rapid City, S.D. 
(the Rapid City Segment); (3) acquire common carrier service 
reactivation rights over the currently rail-banked segments of the Line 
between milepost 562.53 in Kadoka, S.D., and milepost 659.6 in Rapid 
City, S.D.\1\; and (4) incidental to the acquisition of the Line, 
acquire by assignment overhead trackage rights over lines of BNSF 
Railway Company (BNSF) between (a) BNSF's connection with the eastern 
end of the MK Segment of the Line at BNSF milepost 650.65 at Mitchell, 
S.D., and certain yard tracks in BNSF's Mitchell Yard at BNSF milepost 
650.16; and (b) BNSF's Mitchell Yard at milepost 650.16 and the Grain 
Shuttle Facility in Mitchell, S.D., located at milepost 652.9 (the 
Trackage Rights Lines).
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    \1\ See Sammamish Transp. Co.--Notice of Interim Trail Use & 
Termination of Modified Cert., FD 33398 (Sub-No. 1) (STB served Feb. 
26, 1998); Mitchell-Rapid City Reg'l R.R. Auth.--Modified Rail 
Cert.--Between Caputa & Rapid City, S.D, FD 35149 (STB served Apr. 
28, 2009).
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    This transaction is related to a verified notice of exemption filed 
concurrently in Watco Holdings, Inc.--Continuance in Control 
Exemption--Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C., Docket No. FD 36512, in 
which Watco Holdings, Inc., seeks to continue in control of RWRR upon 
RWRR's becoming a Class III rail carrier.
    The verified notice states that RWRR and the State have reached an 
agreement pursuant to which RWRR will purchase the Line (including the 
right to restore common carrier service over the rail-banked segment), 
commence common carrier service over the MK Segment and the Rapid City 
Segment, and acquire by assignment overhead rights over the Trackage 
Rights Lines.
    RWRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction are expected to exceed $5 million, but they are not 
expected to result in RWRR becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier. 
Because the projected annual revenue will exceed $5 million, RWRR 
certified, on March 25, 2021, that it had complied with the labor 
notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.32(e)) on March 24, 2021. RWRR also 
certifies that the proposed acquisition and operation of the Line does 
not involve a provision limiting RWRR's future interchange of traffic 
on the Line with a third-party connecting carrier.
    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is May 24, 2021, 
the effective date of the exemption (60 days after RWRR certified its 
compliance with the labor notice requirements of 49 CFR 1150.32(e)).
    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 May 16, 2021 
(at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36494, 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 RWRR's 
representative, Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North 
Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606.
    According to RWRR, 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 27, 2021.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Eden Besera,
Clearance Clerk.
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