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Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company

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Surface Transportation Board.


Notice of Exemption.


The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, exempts the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 33879 [1] to permit the trackage rights to expire on June 25, 2000, in accordance with the agreement of the parties.


This exemption will be effective on June 25, 2000.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 33879 (Sub-No. 1) must be filed with the Office of the Secretary, Surface Transportation Board, Case Control Unit, 1925 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of all pleadings must be Start Printed Page 39223served on petitioner's representative, Robert T. Opal, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 830, Omaha, NE 68179.

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Joseph H. Dettmar (202) 565-1600. [TDD for the hearing impaired 1-800-877-8339.]

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Decided: June 19, 2000.

By the Board, Chairman Morgan, Vice Chairman Burkes, and Commissioner Clyburn.

Vernon A. Williams,


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1.  On June 2, 2000, UP filed a notice of exemption under the Board's class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). The notice covered the agreement by The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to UP over 143.1 miles of BNSF's rail line between BNSF milepost 117.4 near Shawnee, Junction, WY, and BNSF milepost 0.0 near Northport, NE. See Union Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 33879 (STB served June 14, 2000). The trackage rights agreement is scheduled to expire June 25, 2000. The trackage rights operations under the exemption were scheduled to be consummated on June 10, 2000.

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[FR Doc. 00-15969 Filed 6-22-00; 8:45 am]