Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company, 7894-7895 [2022-02850]

Download as PDF 7894 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2022 / Notices be served on Applicants’ representative, David A. Hirsh, Dentons US LLP, 1900 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. According to Applicants, 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: February 7, 2022. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Stefan Rice, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2022–02875 Filed 2–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36577] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railroad, LLC—Acquisition and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment—Rail Lines of Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Knox, and Union Counties, Tenn., Bell and Whitley Counties, Ky., and Lee County, Va. Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railroad, LLC (KXCG), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption to permit KXCG to acquire approximately 112.0 miles of rail lines from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), assume NSR’s lease of approximately 13.0 miles of CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) rail line, assume NSR’s trackage rights over approximately 6.3 miles of a CSXT line, and acquire trackage rights over approximately 22.7 miles of an NSR line, for a total of approximately 154.0 miles (collectively, the Lines), and to operate the Lines. The portion of the Lines KXCG will acquire from NSR consists of: (1) The Jellico Line, running from the insulated joint in Clinton, Tenn. (at or around milepost 20.9C±) to Lot, Ky. (at or around milepost 67.7±), and from Hyde, Tenn. (at or around milepost 74C±) to Clairfield, Tenn. (at or around milepost 80C±); and (2) the Middlesboro Line, running from the insulated joints of the wye track, north of the derails located in Beverly, Tenn. (at or near milepost 5.8CG±) to Cumberland Gap, Tenn. (at or around milepost 65CG±). The transaction also provides for assignment to KXCG, with permission of CSXT, of: (1) NSR’s lease of the following CSXT lines: (a) On the Harbell Branch between a point 125.3 feet south of the point of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 switch of the connecting track to NSR at Cumberland Gap just south of the end of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, which point of connection is at milepost CV 219.5, and a point where the Harbell Branch connects near milepost CV 216 in Middlesboro, Ky., with the north leg of the wye track of Bennett’s Fork Branch; (b) on Bennett’s Fork Branch from and including the north and south legs of the aforesaid wye, to Stony Fork Junction and end of track near milepost MR 221 north of Motch, Tenn.; and (c) on Stony Fork Branch between Stony Fork Junction and end of track near milepost MS 221.8 near Pioneer, Tenn., including approximately one mile of track leased to Bell County Coal Corporation; and (d) on the Harbell Branch main track from the aforesaid north leg wye connection near milepost CV 216 to milepost CV 215.0 north thereof, including CSXT’s Middlesboro Yard and related trackage; and (2) NSR’s trackage rights over CSXT’s line between Lot at approximately milepost 67.7C and Hyde at approximately milepost 74C. Finally, as part of the transaction, KXCG will acquire trackage rights over NSR’s line from the NSR switch at the connection with the Jellico Line at Clinton at approximately milepost 20.9C, continuing to the NSR switch at Coster, Tenn., connecting to the NSR Coster Line (milepost 2.3C/7.9CO), and then to the NSR switch connecting to the Middlesboro Line at or near Beverly (milepost 5.8CG±(3.8CO)). This transaction is related to a verified notice of exemption filed concurrently in R.J. Corman Railroad— Continuance in Control Exemption— Knoxville & Cumberland Gap Railroad, Docket No. FD 36578, in which R.J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC, and R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, seek to continue in control of KXCG upon KXCG’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. KXCG certifies that its projected annual revenues from this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. KXCG further states that the Transaction Agreement between KXCG and NSR contains an interchange commitment. The affected interchanges are with CSXT at Lot, Ky., and Hyde and Cumberland Gap, Tenn. KXCG has provided additional information regarding the interchange commitment as required by 49 CFR 1150.33(h).1 The earliest this transaction may be consummated is February 24, 2022, the 1 A copy of the Transaction Agreement containing the interchange commitment was filed under seal with the verified notice. See 49 CFR 1150.33(h)(1). PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 February 17, 2022 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36577, 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 KXCG’s representative, David A. Hirsh, Dentons US LLP, 1900 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. According to KXCG, 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: February 7, 2022. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Stefan Rice, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2022–02871 Filed 2–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36579] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), a Class I railroad, has filed an amended verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) for the acquisition of temporary overhead trackage rights over an approximately 51.7-mile rail line of BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) between milepost 579.3 on BNSF’s Creek Subdivision near Mill Creek, Okla., and milepost 631.0 on BNSF’s Madill Subdivision near Joe Junction, Tex., pursuant to the terms of a written temporary trackage rights agreement dated December 31, 2021 (Agreement).1 UP states that the sole purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow UP to move loaded and empty unit ballast trains, which will be used solely for UP maintenance-of-way projects. UP states 1 A copy of the Agreement was filed with the amended verified notice. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2022 / Notices that the temporary trackage rights will expire on December 31, 2022. The transaction may be consummated on or after March 3, 2022, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the amended verified notice was filed). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the temporary 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), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). If the amended 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 February 24, 2022 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36579, 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 UP’s representative, Whitney C. Larkin, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, Stop 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. According to UP, 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: February 4, 2022. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2022–02850 Filed 2–9–22; 8:45 am] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting Susquehanna River Basin Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 ACTION: Notice. The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will conduct its regular business meeting on March 17, 2022 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Also the Commission published a document in the Federal Register on January 11, 2022, concerning its public hearing on February 3, 2022, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted in person and digitally from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: 717–238–0423; fax: 717–238–2436. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The business meeting will include actions or presentations on the following items: ratification of contracts/grants and actions on 17 Regulatory Program projects. This agenda is complete at the time of issuance, but other items may be added, and some stricken without further notice. The listing of an item on the agenda does not necessarily mean that the Commission will take final action on it at this meeting. When the Commission does take final action, notice of these actions will be published in the Federal Register after the meeting. Any actions specific to projects will also be provided in writing directly to project sponsors. The meeting will be conducted both in person at the Commission’s headquarters and digitally. The public is invited to attend the Commission’s business meeting. You can access the Business Meeting through a computer (Audio and Video) by following the link: https://srbc.webex.com/srbc/ j.php?MTID=m4dc4fb39bd80768d f639dae20600a08d then enter meeting number 177 791 3605 and password CommBusMtg0317. You may also participant telephonically by dialing 1– 877–668–4493 and entering the meeting number 177 791 3605 followed by the # sign. Written comments pertaining to items on the agenda at the business meeting may be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110–1788, or submitted electronically through www.srbc.net/about/meetingsSUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7895 events/business-meeting.html. Such comments are due to the Commission on or before March 15, 2022. Comments will not be accepted at the business meeting noticed herein. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: February 7, 2022. Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2022–02866 Filed 2–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Grandfathering (GF) Registration Notice Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice lists Grandfathering Registration for projects by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES. DATES: January 1–31, 2022. ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; fax: (717) 238–2436; email: joyler@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries May be sent to the above address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice lists GF Registration for projects, described below, pursuant to 18 CFR 806, subpart E for the time period specified above: Grandfathering Registration Under 18 CFR part 806, subpart E: 1. Village of Alfred—Public Water Supply System, GF Certificate No. GF– 202201202, Village of Alfred, Allegany County, N.Y.; Wells 1 and 2; Issue Date: January 28, 2022. 2. Barletta Materials & Construction, Inc.—Honey Hole Quarry, GF Certificate No. GF–202201203, Nescopeck Township, Luzerne County, Pa.; Susquehanna River and consumptive use; Issue Date: January 28, 2022. 3. The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Catawissa—Public Water Supply System, GF Certificate No. GF– 202201204, Catawissa Township and Catawissa Borough, Columbia County, Pa.; Well 6; Issue Date: January 28, 2022. 4. Mifflintown Municipal Authority— Public Water Supply System, GF SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 28 (Thursday, February 10, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7894-7895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02850]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36579]


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

    Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), a Class I railroad, has filed 
an amended verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) for 
the acquisition of temporary overhead trackage rights over an 
approximately 51.7-mile rail line of BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) 
between milepost 579.3 on BNSF's Creek Subdivision near Mill Creek, 
Okla., and milepost 631.0 on BNSF's Madill Subdivision near Joe 
Junction, Tex., pursuant to the terms of a written temporary trackage 
rights agreement dated December 31, 2021 (Agreement).\1\
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    \1\ A copy of the Agreement was filed with the amended verified 
notice.
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    UP states that the sole purpose of the temporary trackage rights is 
to allow UP to move loaded and empty unit ballast trains, which will be 
used solely for UP maintenance-of-way projects. UP states

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that the temporary trackage rights will expire on December 31, 2022.
    The transaction may be consummated on or after March 3, 2022, the 
effective date of the exemption (30 days after the amended verified 
notice was filed).
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the temporary 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), and any employees affected by the discontinuance 
of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in 
Oregon Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between 
Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 
(1979).
    If the amended 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 
February 24, 2022 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes 
effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36579, 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 UP's 
representative, Whitney C. Larkin, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 
Douglas Street, Stop 1580, Omaha, NE 68179.
    According to UP, 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: February 4, 2022.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2022-02850 Filed 2-9-22; 8:45 am]
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