Transportation Holdings, LLC-Control Exemption-Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company, Charlotte Southern Railroad Company, Detroit Connecting Railroad Company, Lapeer Industrial Railroad Company, and Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company, 32303-32304 [2021-12834]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices Commission shall either approve or disapprove the proposed rule change (File Number SR–NYSE–2020–98), as modified by Amendment No. 2. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11448] state.gov, (202) 436–1904. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee Sara Ferchichi, Senior Energy Officer, Bureau of Energy Resources, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–12752 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [Disaster Declaration #16974 and #16975; Virginia Disaster Number VA–00095] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Virginia Small Business Administration. Amendment 1. 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ACTION: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 32303 Jkt 253001 The Secretary of State announces an intent to establish the Department of State Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee (the Committee), in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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Other information: It is anticipated that the Commission will meet at least once per year and at such other times and places as are required to fulfill the objectives of the Commission. The Department of State affirms that the advisory committee is necessary and in the public interest. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FD 36465] Transportation Holdings, LLC—Control Exemption—Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company, Charlotte Southern Railroad Company, Detroit Connecting Railroad Company, Lapeer Industrial Railroad Company, and Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company Transportation Holdings, LLC (Holdings), a noncarrier, filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) for authorization to obtain a controlling interest in Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company (A&B), a Class III railroad, and its four subsidiaries, also Class III railroads: Charlotte Southern Railroad Company (CSRC); Detroit Connecting Railroad Company (DCRC); Lapeer Industrial Railroad Company (LIRC); and Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company (JLRC).1 The verified notice states that Holdings and the shareholders of A&B will enter into an Equity Purchase Agreement by which Holdings will acquire a controlling interest in A&B and, as a result, indirect control of CSRC, DCRC, LIRC, and JLRC. These five rail carriers own and operate rail lines located entirely within the state of Michigan. Holdings does not control any other rail carriers. Holdings states that: (1) The lines over which A&B, CSRC, DCRC, LIRC, and JLRC operate do not connect with one another, (2) the proposed transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the lines with each other; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the proposed transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). The earliest this transaction may be consummated is July 1, 2021, the 1 A&B operates a 20-mile rail line between Adrian and Riga, Mich. CSRC operates a 3.5-mile rail line near Charlotte, Mich. DCRC operates a 2.5-mile rail line in Detroit, Mich. LIRC operates a 1.5-mile rail line in LaPeer, Mich. JLRC operates a 47-mile rail line between Jackson and Lansing, Mich. See Dobronski—Acquis. of Control—Adrian & Blissfield R.R., FD 35787, slip op. at 2 n.1 (STB served Dec. 12, 2013); (see also Verified Notice of Exemption at Ex. 1). E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 32304 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. However, 49 U.S.C. 11326(c) does not provide for labor protection for transactions under 49 U.S.C. 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Because this transaction involves Class III rail carriers only, the Board, under the statute, may not impose labor protective conditions for this transaction. 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 to stay must be filed no later than June 24, 2021 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No FD 36465, 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 Holdings’ representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. According to Holdings, 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: June 14, 2021. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–12834 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Draft Environmental Assessment; Establishment of Restricted Area R– 2511 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT; Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Department of the Navy (DON) has prepared and filed the Draft Environmental Assessment— SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 Establishment of Restricted Area R– 2511 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) evaluates the potential environmental consequences associated with the establishment of a special use airspace (SUA) consisting of one restricted area (RA). The new SUA would connect the existing R–2505 and R–2524 RAs. The new RA would be titled R–2511 and have the same dimensions as the existing Trona Controlled Firing Area (TCFA). DATES: The 15-day public comment period starts June 17, 2021, and ends July 2, 2021. All public comments are due by July 2, 2021. Due to current federal and state guidance on social distancing in response to COVID–19, the DON will not hold public meetings during the Draft EA public comment period. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments with the subject line ‘‘R–2511 Draft EA—Public Comments’’ by mail at 901 North Heritage Drive, Suite 204, Ridgecrest, California 93555, email Comments@R2511EA.com, or electronically via the project website at https://www.R2511EA.com. All comments submitted during the 15-day public comment period will become part of the public record and will be considered in the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA). All comments must be postmarked or received online by July 2, 2021, for consideration in the Final EA. Federal, state, and local agencies (including their respective officials) and other interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to provide substantive comments on the Draft EA during the 15-day public comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact: Lonnie D. Covalt, 206–231– 3998, Lonnie.d.covalt@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DON action proponent is NAWCWD, and the FAA is a cooperating agency. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL) is located in the western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles. NAWSCL is host to NAWCWD and other Department of Defense activities. NAWCWD is the primary tenant command supported at NAWSCL. The Department of the Navy Center of Excellence for Weapons and Armaments has responsibility for RDAT&E for the entire spectrum of naval weapons and armaments (i.e., air, surface, and subsurface). NAWSCL is separated into two range areas: The North and South ranges, PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which are overlain by two RAs. R–2505 overlies the North Range, and R–2524 overlies the South Range. NAWCWD, as the NAWSCL ranges’ scheduling organization, is the using agency that manages operations conducted within R–2505 and R–2524. The Joshua Control Facility (Joshua Approach) is the controlling agency for R–2505 and R– 2524. Access to the SUA is governed by FAA regulations. Currently, RDAT&E activities between the North and South ranges can be conducted by activating the TCFA. The TCFA is used for free flight weapon systems transiting from areas within R– 2505 to target areas within R–2524 and from launch areas within R–2524 to target areas within R–2505. The TCFA occupies altitudes with a floor of 6,000 feet (ft) (1,830 meters [m]) mean sea level (MSL) and a ceiling up to, but not including, Floor Level 200. Ground elevations under the TCFA range from 1,642 to 3,567 ft MSL (500 to 1,087 m MSL), providing a minimum of 2,433 ft (742 m) between the highest ground level point and the 6,000 ft MSL floor of the TCFA. The proposed R–2511 would have the same dimensions as the TFCA. The DON distributed the Draft EA to federal agencies with which the DON is consulting and other stakeholders. The DON provided public notice in local newspapers. The R–2511 Draft EA is available for electronic viewing or download at https://R2511EA.com. A hard copy or electronic copy (on compact disc) of the Draft EA will be made available upon written request by contacting ‘‘R–2511 Establishment EA— Public Comments’’ at 901 North Heritage Drive, Suite 204, Ridgecrest, California 93555, Comments@ R2511EA.com, or the project website at https://www.R2511EA.com. Lonnie Covalt, Environmental Protection Specialist, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–12360 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. –2022–2082] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Wittman Regional Airport Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 115 (Thursday, June 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32303-32304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-12834]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36465]


Transportation Holdings, LLC--Control Exemption--Adrian & 
Blissfield Rail Road Company, Charlotte Southern Railroad Company, 
Detroit Connecting Railroad Company, Lapeer Industrial Railroad 
Company, and Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company

    Transportation Holdings, LLC (Holdings), a noncarrier, filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) for 
authorization to obtain a controlling interest in Adrian & Blissfield 
Rail Road Company (A&B), a Class III railroad, and its four 
subsidiaries, also Class III railroads: Charlotte Southern Railroad 
Company (CSRC); Detroit Connecting Railroad Company (DCRC); Lapeer 
Industrial Railroad Company (LIRC); and Jackson & Lansing Railroad 
Company (JLRC).\1\
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    \1\ A&B operates a 20-mile rail line between Adrian and Riga, 
Mich. CSRC operates a 3.5-mile rail line near Charlotte, Mich. DCRC 
operates a 2.5-mile rail line in Detroit, Mich. LIRC operates a 1.5-
mile rail line in LaPeer, Mich. JLRC operates a 47-mile rail line 
between Jackson and Lansing, Mich. See Dobronski--Acquis. of 
Control--Adrian & Blissfield R.R., FD 35787, slip op. at 2 n.1 (STB 
served Dec. 12, 2013); (see also Verified Notice of Exemption at Ex. 
1).
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    The verified notice states that Holdings and the shareholders of 
A&B will enter into an Equity Purchase Agreement by which Holdings will 
acquire a controlling interest in A&B and, as a result, indirect 
control of CSRC, DCRC, LIRC, and JLRC. These five rail carriers own and 
operate rail lines located entirely within the state of Michigan. 
Holdings does not control any other rail carriers.
    Holdings states that: (1) The lines over which A&B, CSRC, DCRC, 
LIRC, and JLRC operate do not connect with one another, (2) the 
proposed transaction is not part of a series of anticipated 
transactions that would connect the lines with each other; and (3) the 
transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the 
proposed transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 
49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2).
    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is July 1, 2021, 
the

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effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was 
filed).
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. However, 49 U.S.C. 11326(c) 
does not provide for labor protection for transactions under 49 U.S.C. 
11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Because this 
transaction involves Class III rail carriers only, the Board, under the 
statute, may not impose labor protective conditions for this 
transaction.
    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 to stay must be filed no later than June 24, 2021 
(at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No FD 36465, 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 
Holdings' representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 
North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606-3208.
    According to Holdings, 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: June 14, 2021.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2021-12834 Filed 6-16-21; 8:45 am]
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