Columbia Shipyards Railroad LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC, Clark County, Wash., 12527 [2022-04632]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Notices 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 March 11, 2022 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36583, 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 Applicant’s representative, Richard H. Streeter, Law Office of Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW, Washington, DC 20016. According to Applicant, 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 28, 2022. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2022–04633 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36582] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Columbia Shipyards Railroad LLC— Change in Operator Exemption— Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC, Clark County, Wash. Columbia Shipyards Railroad LLC (CSBP), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to permit CSBP to acquire from its corporate affiliate, Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC (PVJR),1 a Class III rail carrier, the rights and obligations to perform common carrier switching service over approximately three miles of tracks owned by the Columbia Business Center, a non-carrier. The tracks, which include no mileposts, are located within a business park in Clark County, Wash., and interconnect with the lines of BNSF Railway Company. According to the verified notice, Columbia Business Center, pursuant to 1 The verified notice was initially submitted as a request for an operation exemption. On February 24, 2022, CSBP filed a supplement clarifying that the transaction involves a change in operators. Accordingly, the docket has been recaptioned as a change in operator exemption. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 an agreement signed by its agent, FC Services, LLC (FC Services), also a noncarrier, entered into an agreement with PVJR to provide switching services as a common carrier in 2017.2 PVJR also operates over a 33-mile line owned by Clark County, Wash. PVJR’s owner subsequently concluded that the establishment of a new corporation would be in the best interests of the corporate family as it would draw a distinction between the generalized freight rail operations conducted by PVJR and the common carrier railroad switching services it performed on behalf of Columbia Business Center. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Eric Temple— Continuance in Control—Central Washington Railroad, Columbia Basin Railroad, Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, and Columbia Shipyards Railroad, Docket No. FD 36583, in which Eric Temple seeks to continue in control of CSBP upon CSBP’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. CSBP certifies that the transaction involves no provision or agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. CSBP also certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in its becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. Under 49 CFR 1150.32(b), a change in operator requires that notice be given to shippers. By supplement filed February 24, 2022, CSBP certifies that notice of the change in operator was served on all shippers affected by this transaction.3 The transaction may be consummated on or after March 26, 2022, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed).4 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 March 18, 2022 (at 2 See Portland Vancouver Junction R.R.— Operation Exemption—Rail Lines of Columbia Bus. Ctr., Clark Cnty., Wash., FD 36134 (STB served July 28, 2017). 3 By letter filed February 21, 2022, CSBP also submitted a letter from FC Services, stating that it consents to the transfer of operations from PVJR to CSBP. 4 CSBP’s supplement, indicating that it was seeking a change in operator exemption and that all shippers had been notified, was filed on February 24, 2022, which therefore is deemed the filing date of the verified notice. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12527 least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36582, 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 CSBP’s representative, Richard H. Streeter, Law Office of Richard H. Streeter, 5255 Partridge Lane NW, Washington, DC 20016. According to CSBP, 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)(1). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: February 28, 2022. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2022–04632 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2022–0004] Equivalent Protective Arrangements for Railroad Employees Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed guidance. AGENCY: FRA proposes guidance for its grantees on protective arrangements that are required to protect employees impacted by certain projects financed by the Federal Government. FRA intends its final guidance (FRA Guidance) on this topic to inform its grantees on how to comply with statutory requirements for these protections in the performance of their grants. DATES: Written comments on this proposed guidance must be received on or before April 18, 2022. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent possible without incurring additional expense or delay. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the docket number FRA– 2022–0004 by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this guidance. All comments received will be posted SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Page 12527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-04632]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. FD 36582]


Columbia Shipyards Railroad LLC--Change in Operator Exemption--
Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC, Clark County, Wash.

    Columbia Shipyards Railroad LLC (CSBP), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to permit CSBP to 
acquire from its corporate affiliate, Portland Vancouver Junction 
Railroad, LLC (PVJR),\1\ a Class III rail carrier, the rights and 
obligations to perform common carrier switching service over 
approximately three miles of tracks owned by the Columbia Business 
Center, a non-carrier. The tracks, which include no mileposts, are 
located within a business park in Clark County, Wash., and interconnect 
with the lines of BNSF Railway Company.
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    \1\ The verified notice was initially submitted as a request for 
an operation exemption. On February 24, 2022, CSBP filed a 
supplement clarifying that the transaction involves a change in 
operators. Accordingly, the docket has been recaptioned as a change 
in operator exemption.
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    According to the verified notice, Columbia Business Center, 
pursuant to an agreement signed by its agent, FC Services, LLC (FC 
Services), also a non-carrier, entered into an agreement with PVJR to 
provide switching services as a common carrier in 2017.\2\ PVJR also 
operates over a 33-mile line owned by Clark County, Wash. PVJR's owner 
subsequently concluded that the establishment of a new corporation 
would be in the best interests of the corporate family as it would draw 
a distinction between the generalized freight rail operations conducted 
by PVJR and the common carrier railroad switching services it performed 
on behalf of Columbia Business Center.
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    \2\ See Portland Vancouver Junction R.R.--Operation Exemption--
Rail Lines of Columbia Bus. Ctr., Clark Cnty., Wash., FD 36134 (STB 
served July 28, 2017).
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    This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice 
of exemption in Eric Temple--Continuance in Control--Central Washington 
Railroad, Columbia Basin Railroad, Portland Vancouver Junction 
Railroad, and Columbia Shipyards Railroad, Docket No. FD 36583, in 
which Eric Temple seeks to continue in control of CSBP upon CSBP's 
becoming a Class III rail carrier.
    CSBP certifies that the transaction involves no provision or 
agreement that would limit future interchange with a third-party 
connecting carrier. CSBP also certifies that its projected annual 
revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in its 
becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and that its projected 
annual revenues will not exceed $5 million.
    Under 49 CFR 1150.32(b), a change in operator requires that notice 
be given to shippers. By supplement filed February 24, 2022, CSBP 
certifies that notice of the change in operator was served on all 
shippers affected by this transaction.\3\
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    \3\ By letter filed February 21, 2022, CSBP also submitted a 
letter from FC Services, stating that it consents to the transfer of 
operations from PVJR to CSBP.
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    The transaction may be consummated on or after March 26, 2022, the 
effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was 
filed).\4\
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    \4\ CSBP's supplement, indicating that it was seeking a change 
in operator exemption and that all shippers had been notified, was 
filed on February 24, 2022, which therefore is deemed the filing 
date of the verified notice.
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    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 March 18, 
2022 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective).
    All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36582, 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 CSBP's 
representative, Richard H. Streeter, Law Office of Richard H. Streeter, 
5255 Partridge Lane NW, Washington, DC 20016.
    According to CSBP, 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)(1).
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: February 28, 2022.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tammy Lowery,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2022-04632 Filed 3-3-22; 8:45 am]
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