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The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Montana Western Railway Company, Inc.

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AGENCY:

Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION:

Notice of exemption.

SUMMARY:

Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 for The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company to acquire the interest of the current operator, the Montana Western Railway Company, Inc., a Class III carrier, and to operate a 52-mile line of rail from Garrison to Butte, MT.

DATES:

This exemption is effective on July 23, 2003. Petitions to stay must be filed by July 8, 2003. Petitions to reopen must be filed by July 18, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34330 must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of all pleadings must be served on petitioner's representative, Robert M. Jenkins III, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, 1909 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Beryl Gordon, (202) 565-1600. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Additional information is contained in the Board's decision. Copies of the decision may be purchased from Dā 2 Dā Legal Copy Service by calling (202) 293-7776 (assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1-800-877-8339) or by visiting Suite 405, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006.

Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

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Decided: June 20, 2003.

By the Board, Chairman Nober.

Vernon A. Williams,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-16181 Filed 6-25-03; 8:45 am]

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