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Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company

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Surface Transportation Board, DOT.


Notice of exemption.


Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc., a Class II rail carrier, to lease and operate approximately 35.9 miles of a line of railroad owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway Company. The rail line extends from milepost BR 8.8 near Gravity, NY, to milepost BR 44.7+/−, immediately south of the northbound home signal and insulated joint for CP-Machias near Machias, NY. The exemption is subject to employee protective conditions.


The exemption will be effective on August 27, 2007. Petitions to stay must be filed by August 21, 2007. Petitions to reopen must be filed by September 4, 2007.


An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35044, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one copy of all pleadings must be served on petitioner's representative: Eric M. Hocky, Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., Four Penn Center, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103-2808.

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Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245-0395. [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 8, 2007.

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

Vernon A. Williams,


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[FR Doc. E7-15861 Filed 8-13-07; 8:45 am]