Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation-Control-EJ&E West Company; Notice Extending the Public Scoping Period
The Surface Transportation Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) announces the extension of the scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that is being prepared in connection with an application filed by Canadian National Railroad Company (CN) to acquire certain rail lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad (EJ&E). SEA is preparing an EIS because the Surface Transportation Board has determined that the proposed acquisition has the potential to result in significant effects upon the environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008-Solid Waste Rail Transfer Facilities
This notice advises the public of new legislation affecting the Board, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law No. 110-161, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), and how the Board plans to proceed to ensure compliance with that legislation.
Waybill Sample; Notice of OMB Approval of Information Collection
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. (PRA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320.11, the Surface Transportation Board has obtained OMB approval for the collection of the Waybill Sample. This collection has been assigned OMB Control No. 2140-0015. OMB may not approve a collection for longer than three years. Therefore, unless renewed, OMB's approval of this collection will expire on December 17, 2010. The display of a currently valid OMB control number for this collection is required by law. Under the PRA and 5 CFR 1320.8, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, et al.-Control-Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp., et al.
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the application filed on December 5, 2007, by Canadian Pacific Railway Corporation (CPRC), Soo Line Holding Company, a Delaware Corporation and indirect subsidiary of CPRC (Soo Holding), Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E), and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation, a wholly owned rail subsidiary of DM&E (IC&E). The application filed on December 5 seeks Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11321-26 of the acquisition of control of DM&E and IC&E by Soo Holding (and, indirectly, by CPRC). This proposal is referred to as the ``transaction,'' and CPRC, Soo Holding, DM&E, and IC&E are referred to collectively as ``Applicants.'' \1\