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Union Pacific Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company

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Surface Transportation Board, DOT.


Petition for exemption.


The Board grants an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 Start Printed Page 53498U.S.C. 11323-24, for Union Pacific Railroad Company to lease and operate over 5.39 miles of The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) line extending from BNSF milepost 474.01, near Marion, AR, to BNSF milepost 479.4, near West Memphis, AR.


This exemption is effective on September 25, 2004. Petitions to stay must be filed by September 7, 2004. Petitions to reopen must be filed by September 15, 2004.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34504 must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 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, General Commerce Counsel, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 830, Omaha, NE 68179-0001.

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John Sado, (202) 565-1661. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]

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Decided: August 26, 2004.

By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Buttrey.

Vernon A. Williams,


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[FR Doc. 04-19926 Filed 8-31-04; 8:45 am]