CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 11.2-mile line of railroad, extending between milepost BG 7.2 at Glenshaw and milepost BG 18.4 at Bakerstown, in Allegheny, County, PA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 15044, 15101, and 15116. There are no stations on the line.
CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.
As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed.
Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on November 18, 2003, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), must be filed by October 27, 2003. Petitions to reopen must be filed by November 6, 2003, with: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20423-0001.
A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to applicant's representative: Natalie S. Rosenberg, 500 Water Street, J150, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio.
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Decided: October 8, 2003.
By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
1. Because this is a discontinuance of service proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Additionally, this proceeding is exempt from environmental and historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(6) and 1105.8. Nevertheless, CSXT filed environmental and historic reports with its notice.Back to Citation
[FR Doc. 03-26133 Filed 10-16-03; 8:45 am]
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