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The Columbia and Cowlitz Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-The Longview Switching Company

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Surface Transportation Board, DOT.


Notice of exemption.


The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, exempts the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 34088 [1] to permit the trackage rights to expire, as they relate to the operations Start Printed Page 58190extending between Columbia Junction and Longview Junction, on March 1, 2002.


This exemption is effective on December 20, 2001. Petitions to reopen must be filed by December 10, 2001.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34088 (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 Stephen L. Day, Esq., Betts Patterson Mines, P.S., One Convention Place, 701 Pike Street, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101-3927.

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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 2 Dā Legal, Suite 405, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 293-7776. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through TDD services 1 (800) 877-8339.]

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Decided: November 9, 2001.

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

Vernon A. Williams,


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1.  On August 27, 2001, The Columbia and Cowlitz Railway Company (CLC) filed a notice of exemption under the Board's class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). The notice covered the trackage rights agreement (agreement) by The Longview Switching Company (LSC) to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to CLC over LSC's line between Columbia Junction, WA, and Longview Junction, WA. See The Columbia and Cowlitz Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—The Longview Switching Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34088 (STB served Sept. 14, 2001). The agreement is scheduled to expire on March 1, 2002. The trackage rights operations under the exemption were scheduled to be consummated on September 3, 2001.

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[FR Doc. 01-28841 Filed 11-19-01; 8:45 am]