CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.-Control and Merger-Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Providence & Worcester Railroad; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Boston & Maine Corp.; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Pan Am Southern LLC; Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad-Operation Exemption-Pan Am Southern LLC; SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC-Discontinuance Exemption-in Albany County, N.Y., 29623-29624 [2021-11507]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 104 / Wednesday, June 2, 2021 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.34 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–11529 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [License No. 02/02–0695] QS Capital Strategies II, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice is hereby given that QS Capital Strategies II, L.P., 527 Madison Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022, a Federal Licensee under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), in connection with the financing of a small concerns, has sought an exemption under Section 312 of the Act and Section 107.730, Financings which Constitute Conflicts of Interest of the Small Business Administration (‘‘SBA’’) Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.730). QS Capital Strategies II, L.P. is proposing to provide financing to BrandMuscle, Inc. to support the Company’s growth. The proposed transaction is brought within the purview of § 107.730 of the Regulations because QS Capital Strategies, L.P., an Associate of QS Capital Strategies II, L.P., by virtue of Common Control as defined at § 107.50, holds a debt investment in BrandMuscle, Inc. and the proposed transaction would discharge an obligation to an Associate. Therefore, the proposed transaction is considered self-deal pursuant to 13 CFR 107.730 and requires a regulatory exemption. Notice is hereby given that any interested person may submit written comments on the transaction within fifteen days of the date of this publication to Associate Administrator for Investment, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416. Thomas Morris, Acting Associate Administrator, Director, Office of SBIC Liquidation, Office of Investment and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2021–11503 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 34 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36519] Gulf & Ship Island Railroad LLC— Lease and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Harrison County Development Commission at or Near Gulfport, Harrison County, MS Gulf & Ship Island Railroad LLC (GSIR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from the Harrison County Development Commission, acting with the Harrison County Board of Supervisors (the County), and operate approximately five miles of industrial lead tracks known as the Seaway Lead, extending between a point approximately 800 feet east of U.S. Highway 49 on the Seaway Lead and the end of the Seaway Lead at Bernard Bayou Industrial Park, at or near Gulfport, in Harrison County, Miss. (the Line). This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad LLC—Continuance in Control Exemption—Gulf & Ship Island Railroad LLC, Docket No. FD 36420, in which Chicago Rock Island & Pacific LLC seeks to continue in control of GSIR upon GSIR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. GSIR states that it has reached an agreement with the County pursuant to which GSIR will lease the Line from the County and operate it. GSIR further states that the proposed transaction does not involve any provision or agreement that would limit GSIR’s future interchange of traffic on the Line with a third-party connecting carrier. GSIR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in GSIR’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. GSIR further certifies that its projected annual revenue will not exceed $5 million. The transaction may be consummated on or after June 16, 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 June 9, 2021 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36519, should be filed with the Surface Transportation Board via e- PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29623 filing on the Board’s website. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on GSIR’s representative, Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 2230 Marston Lane, Flossmoor, IL 60422–1336. According to GSIR, 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: May 27, 2021. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–11589 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36472; Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 1); Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 2); Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 3); Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 4); Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 5); Docket No. AB 1312X] CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.—Control and Merger—Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company; Norfolk Southern Railway—Trackage Rights Exemption—CSX Transportation, Inc.; Norfolk Southern Railway—Trackage Rights Exemption—Providence & Worcester Railroad; Norfolk Southern Railway— Trackage Rights Exemption—Boston & Maine Corp.; Norfolk Southern Railway—Trackage Rights Exemption—Pan Am Southern LLC; Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad— Operation Exemption—Pan Am Southern LLC; SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC—Discontinuance Exemption—in Albany County, N.Y. Surface Transportation Board. Decision No. 3 in STB Finance Docket No. 36472 et al.; notice of rejection of application. AGENCY: ACTION: The Board rejects as incomplete an application seeking approval for CSX Corporation (CSXC), CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc., to acquire control of seven rail carriers owned by Pan Am Systems, Inc. (Systems), and Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PAR), and to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 29624 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 104 / Wednesday, June 2, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES merge six of those railroads into CSXT. The Board finds that the application fails to include the information needed to satisfy the Market Analysis requirement for a ‘‘significant’’ transaction application under our regulations. However, the applicants are permitted to file a revised application. DATES: The effective date of the Board’s decision is May 26, 2021. Applicants may file a revised application at any time after issuance of the Board’s decision, but no later than August 26, 2021. Applicants are directed to file a letter in this docket by June 7, 2021, indicating if and when they anticipate filing a revised application. ADDRESSES: Any filing submitted in these proceedings should be filed with the Board via e-filing on the Board’s website. In addition, one copy of each filing must be sent (and may be sent by email only if service by email is acceptable to the recipient) to each of the following: (1) Secretary of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; (2) Attorney General of the United States, c/o Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Room 3109, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530; (3) CSX’s 1 and 747 Merger Sub 2’s representative, Anthony J. LaRocca, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; (4) Systems’,2 PAR’s, and PAR Railroads’ representative, Robert B. Culliford, Pan Am Systems, Inc., 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01862; and (5) any other person designated as a Party of Record on the service list. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Ziehm at (202) 245–0391. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 26, 2021, CSX Corporation CSXC, CSXT, 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc. (747 Merger Sub 2), Systems, PAR, Boston and Maine Corporation (Boston & Maine), Maine Central Railroad Company (Maine Central), Northern Railroad (Northern), Portland Terminal Company (Portland Terminal), Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Springfield Terminal), Stony Brook Railroad Company (Stony Brook), and Vermont & 1 CSXT is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSXC. CSXC and CSXT are referred to collectively as CSX. 2 Systems directly and wholly owns PAR, which in turn directly and wholly owns four rail carriers: Boston & Maine, Maine Central, Portland Terminal, and Springfield Terminal. Boston & Maine directly and wholly owns Northern and Stony Brook, as well as a 98% interest in V&M. These seven rail carriers will be referred to collectively as the PAR Railroads. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 Massachusetts Railroad Company (V&M) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application (Application) for Board approval for: (1) CSXC, CSXT, and 747 Merger Sub 2 to control the seven PAR Railroads controlled by Systems and PAR, and (2) CSXT to merge six of the seven railroads into CSXT. This proposal is referred to as the Merger Transaction. In addition to the Application for the proposed Merger Transaction, there are several related filings for transactions related to the Merger Transaction: Four notices of exemption for Norfolk Southern Railway Company to acquire trackage rights over existing lines owned by four separate railroads; a petition for exemption to allow Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC d/b/a Berkshire & Eastern Railroad, to replace Springfield Terminal as the operator of Pan Am Southern LLC; and a notice of exemption to allow SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC to discontinue service on and terminate its lease of a rail line known as the Voorheesville Running Track. The Board finds that the Application fails to include the information needed to satisfy the Market Analysis requirement for a ‘‘significant’’ transaction application under 49 CFR 1180.7. Accordingly, the Board is rejecting the Application as incomplete. However, Applicants are permitted to file a revised application to remedy the deficiencies identified in the Board’s decision. Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision served on May 26, 2021, which is available at www.stb.gov. Decided: May 26, 2021. By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Fuchs, Oberman, Primus, and Schultz. Regena Smith-Bernard, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–11507 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, interchange improvement of Valley Boulevard at Interstate 605 and Temple Avenue in the City of Industry, Los Angeles County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before November 1, 2021. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such a claim, then that short time period applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Caltrans: Jason Roach, Senior Environmental Planner/Branch Chief, Caltrans Division of Environmental Planning, District 7, 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, telephone (213) 310– 2653 or email Jason.Roach@dot.ca.gov. For FHWA, contact David Tedrick at (916) 498–5024 or email david.tedrick@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, FHWA assigned, and Caltrans assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that Caltrans has taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California. Caltrans, in cooperation with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG), Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG), Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW), and City of Industry propose to improve mobility and relieve congestion, capacity constraints, and other related deficiencies on Interstate 605 (I–605) at the Valley Boulevard interchange including high accident rate locations, inadequate truck turn paths, nonstandard lane and shoulder widths along loop ramps, and noncompliant Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) facilities. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Initial Study with Negative Declaration (ND)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, approved on April 7, 2021, and in other documents in Caltrans’ project E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36472; Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 1); Docket No. FD 
36472 (Sub-No. 2); Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 3); Docket No. FD 36472 
(Sub-No. 4); Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 5); Docket No. AB 1312X]


CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.--Control and 
Merger--Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine 
Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am 
Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway 
Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts 
Railroad Company; Norfolk Southern Railway--Trackage Rights Exemption--
CSX Transportation, Inc.; Norfolk Southern Railway--Trackage Rights 
Exemption--Providence & Worcester Railroad; Norfolk Southern Railway--
Trackage Rights Exemption--Boston & Maine Corp.; Norfolk Southern 
Railway--Trackage Rights Exemption--Pan Am Southern LLC; Pittsburg & 
Shawmut Railroad--Operation Exemption--Pan Am Southern LLC; SMS Rail 
Lines of New York, LLC--Discontinuance Exemption--in Albany County, 
N.Y.

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Decision No. 3 in STB Finance Docket No. 36472 et al.; notice 
of rejection of application.

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SUMMARY: The Board rejects as incomplete an application seeking 
approval for CSX Corporation (CSXC), CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), 
and 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc., to acquire control of seven rail carriers 
owned by Pan Am Systems, Inc. (Systems), and Pan Am Railways, Inc. 
(PAR), and to

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merge six of those railroads into CSXT. The Board finds that the 
application fails to include the information needed to satisfy the 
Market Analysis requirement for a ``significant'' transaction 
application under our regulations. However, the applicants are 
permitted to file a revised application.

DATES: The effective date of the Board's decision is May 26, 2021. 
Applicants may file a revised application at any time after issuance of 
the Board's decision, but no later than August 26, 2021. Applicants are 
directed to file a letter in this docket by June 7, 2021, indicating if 
and when they anticipate filing a revised application.

ADDRESSES: Any filing submitted in these proceedings should be filed 
with the Board via e-filing on the Board's website. In addition, one 
copy of each filing must be sent (and may be sent by email only if 
service by email is acceptable to the recipient) to each of the 
following: (1) Secretary of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590; (2) Attorney General of the United States, c/o 
Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Room 3109, Department 
of Justice, Washington, DC 20530; (3) CSX's \1\ and 747 Merger Sub 2's 
representative, Anthony J. LaRocca, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 
Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; (4) Systems',\2\ PAR's, and 
PAR Railroads' representative, Robert B. Culliford, Pan Am Systems, 
Inc., 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01862; and (5) any 
other person designated as a Party of Record on the service list.
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    \1\ CSXT is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSXC. CSXC and CSXT are 
referred to collectively as CSX.
    \2\ Systems directly and wholly owns PAR, which in turn directly 
and wholly owns four rail carriers: Boston & Maine, Maine Central, 
Portland Terminal, and Springfield Terminal. Boston & Maine directly 
and wholly owns Northern and Stony Brook, as well as a 98% interest 
in V&M. These seven rail carriers will be referred to collectively 
as the PAR Railroads.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Ziehm at (202) 245-0391. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
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Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 26, 2021, CSX Corporation CSXC, 
CSXT, 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc. (747 Merger Sub 2), Systems, PAR, Boston 
and Maine Corporation (Boston & Maine), Maine Central Railroad Company 
(Maine Central), Northern Railroad (Northern), Portland Terminal 
Company (Portland Terminal), Springfield Terminal Railway Company 
(Springfield Terminal), Stony Brook Railroad Company (Stony Brook), and 
Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company (V&M) (collectively, 
Applicants) filed an application (Application) for Board approval for: 
(1) CSXC, CSXT, and 747 Merger Sub 2 to control the seven PAR Railroads 
controlled by Systems and PAR, and (2) CSXT to merge six of the seven 
railroads into CSXT. This proposal is referred to as the Merger 
Transaction. In addition to the Application for the proposed Merger 
Transaction, there are several related filings for transactions related 
to the Merger Transaction: Four notices of exemption for Norfolk 
Southern Railway Company to acquire trackage rights over existing lines 
owned by four separate railroads; a petition for exemption to allow 
Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC d/b/a Berkshire & Eastern Railroad, 
to replace Springfield Terminal as the operator of Pan Am Southern LLC; 
and a notice of exemption to allow SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC to 
discontinue service on and terminate its lease of a rail line known as 
the Voorheesville Running Track.
    The Board finds that the Application fails to include the 
information needed to satisfy the Market Analysis requirement for a 
``significant'' transaction application under 49 CFR 1180.7. 
Accordingly, the Board is rejecting the Application as incomplete. 
However, Applicants are permitted to file a revised application to 
remedy the deficiencies identified in the Board's decision.
    Additional information is contained in the Board's decision served 
on May 26, 2021, which is available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: May 26, 2021.

    By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Fuchs, Oberman, Primus, and 
Schultz.
Regena Smith-Bernard,
Clearance Clerk.
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