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USX Corporation-Control Exemption-Transtar, Inc.

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Surface Transportation Board, DOT.


Notice of Exemption.


Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board exempts from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323-25, the acquisition by USX Corporation of control of Transtar, Inc. and the following five rail carriers, which are currently owned by Transtar, Inc.: (1) The Birmingham Southern Railroad Company; (2) the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company; (3) the Lake Terminal Railroad Company; (4) the Union Railroad Company; and (5) the McKeesport Connecting Railroad Company, subject to the employee protection conditions in New York Dock Ry-Control-Brooklyn Eastern Dist., 360 I.C.C. 60 (1979).


The exemption will be effective December 15, 2000. Petitions for stay must be filed by December 5, 2000. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by December 20, 2000.


Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to STB Finance Docket No. 33942 to: Surface Transportation Board, Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 1925 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, send one copy of any comments to petitioners' representative: Richard J. Munsch, USX Corporation, 600 Grant Street, Room 1500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2749

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Joseph H. Dettmar (202) 565-1600 [TDD for 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, 1925 K Street, NW, Room 405, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 466-5530. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through TDD services 1-800-877-8339.]

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Decided: November 22, 2000.

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

Vernon A. Williams,


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[FR Doc. 00-30519 Filed 11-29-00; 8:45 am]