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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, Transportation.


Notice of exemption.


The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, exempts the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 33948 [1] to permit the trackage rights to expire on February 15, 2001, in accordance with the agreement of the parties.


This exemption will be effective on December 22, 2000. Petitions to reopen must be filed by December 12, 2000.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 33948 (Sub-No. 1) must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of all pleadings must be served 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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Additional information is contained in the Board's decision. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, call, or pick up in person from: Dā-To-Dā Office Solutions, Suite 210, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 289-4357. (Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through TDD services 1-800-877-8339.)

Board decisions and notices are available on our website at http://WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

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Decided: November 14, 2000.

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

Vernon A. Williams,


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1.  On October 13, 2000, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (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 235 miles of BNSF's rail line between BNSF milepost 885.2 near Bakersfield, CA, and BNSF milepost 1120.54 near Stockton, CA. See Union Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 33948 (STB served Oct. 26, 2000). The trackage rights agreement is scheduled to expire February 15, 2001. The trackage rights operations under the exemption were scheduled to be consummated on October 20, 2000.

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[FR Doc. 00-29726 Filed 11-21-00; 8:45 am]