BNSF Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 74208 [2021-28286]

Download as PDF 74208 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 29, 2021 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 30 minutes per respondent, for a total of 13,500 hours. Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–28260 Filed 12–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Delegation of Authority No. 524] Delegation of Authorities Under Section 102 of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as Amended By virtue of the authority vested in the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, including by Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 (August 28, 2000), and to the extent permitted by law, I hereby delegate to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs the authorities and functions in section 102 of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2452), relating to the provision by grant, contract or otherwise for educational and cultural exchanges. 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[FR Doc. 2021–28258 Filed 12–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4)] BNSF Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), a Class I rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) for its acquisition of restricted, local, trackage rights over two rail lines owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) between: (1) UP mileposta 93.2 at Stockton, Cal., on UP’s Oakland Subdivision, and UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 126.2 miles; and (2) UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey and UP milepost 280.7 at Keddie, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 61.3 miles (collectively, the Lines). Pursuant to a written temporary trackage rights agreement, UP has agreed to grant restricted trackage rights to BNSF over the Lines. The purpose of PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this transaction is to permit BNSF to move empty and loaded unit ballast trains to and from the ballast pit at Elsey, which is adjacent to the Lines. The agreement provides that the trackage rights are temporary in nature and are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2022.1 The transaction may be consummated on or after January 12, 2022, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). 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 January 5, 2022 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4), 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 BNSF’s representative, Peter W. Denton, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. According to BNSF, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(3) and from historic preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b)(3). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: December 20, 2021. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Stefan Rice, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–28286 Filed 12–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 BNSF states that, because the trackage rights are for local rather than overhead traffic, it has not filed under the Board’s class exemption for temporary overhead trackage rights under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). Instead, BNSF has filed under the trackage rights class exemption at section 1180.2(d)(7). BNSF concurrently filed a petition for partial revocation of this exemption, in Docket No. FD 36377 (SubNo. 5), to permit these proposed trackage rights to expire at midnight on December 31, 2022, as provided in the agreement. The petition for partial revocation will be addressed in a subsequent decision. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4)]


BNSF Railway Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--Union Pacific 
Railroad Company

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), a Class I rail carrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) for its 
acquisition of restricted, local, trackage rights over two rail lines 
owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) between: (1) UP mileposta 
93.2 at Stockton, Cal., on UP's Oakland Subdivision, and UP milepost 
219.4 at Elsey, Cal., on UP's Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 126.2 
miles; and (2) UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey and UP milepost 280.7 at 
Keddie, Cal., on UP's Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 61.3 miles 
(collectively, the Lines).
    Pursuant to a written temporary trackage rights agreement, UP has 
agreed to grant restricted trackage rights to BNSF over the Lines. The 
purpose of this transaction is to permit BNSF to move empty and loaded 
unit ballast trains to and from the ballast pit at Elsey, which is 
adjacent to the Lines. The agreement provides that the trackage rights 
are temporary in nature and are scheduled to expire on December 31, 
2022.\1\
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    \1\ BNSF states that, because the trackage rights are for local 
rather than overhead traffic, it has not filed under the Board's 
class exemption for temporary overhead trackage rights under 49 CFR 
1180.2(d)(8). Instead, BNSF has filed under the trackage rights 
class exemption at section 1180.2(d)(7). BNSF concurrently filed a 
petition for partial revocation of this exemption, in Docket No. FD 
36377 (Sub-No. 5), to permit these proposed trackage rights to 
expire at midnight on December 31, 2022, as provided in the 
agreement. The petition for partial revocation will be addressed in 
a subsequent decision.
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    The transaction may be consummated on or after January 12, 2022, 
the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice 
was filed).
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions 
imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway--Trackage Rights--Burlington 
Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast 
Railway--Lease & Operate--California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 
(1980).
    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 January 5, 
2022 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4), 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 
BNSF's representative, Peter W. Denton, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 
Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036.
    According to BNSF, this action is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(3) and from historic 
preservation reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b)(3).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: December 20, 2021.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Stefan Rice,
Clearance Clerk.
 [FR Doc. 2021-28286 Filed 12-28-21; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P