Surface Transportation Board April 24, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Muskogee City-County Port Authority-Operation Exemption-A Line of Railroad in Muskogee County, OK
Document Number: E9-9450
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company―Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: E9-9449
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company (WSOR), a Class II rail carrier, to acquire and operate a permanent exclusive freight rail operating easement over approximately 10.95 miles of railroad known as the Kohler Industrial Lead that is currently owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and to acquire and operate approximately 1,000 feet of UP spur track, subject to labor protective conditions. The easement extends from a connection with WSOR's north-south Kiel-to- Saukville line at milepost 14.95 at Plymouth, WI, to milepost 4.0 near Kohler, WI. The UP spur track constitutes the lead to the site of the former Cargill Malt Plant at Kohler. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.Trackage Rights ExemptionUnion Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35191. In that proceeding, WSOR seeks to acquire from UP and operate 2.8 miles of overhead trackage rights over a line of railroad extending between UP milepost 4.0 in Kohler and UP milepost 1.2 at Kohler Junction near Sheboygan, WI.\1\ This transaction is also related to a concurrently filed petition for declaratory order filed in Wisconsin Department of Transportation Petition for Declaratory OrderRail Line in Sheboygan County, WI, STB Finance Docket No. 35195. In that proceeding, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation seeks a finding that its acquisition of the right-of- way and railroad assets of the 10.95-mile rail line will not render it a rail common carrier. WSOR has requested expedited action in this proceeding.
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: E9-9192
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation