Surface Transportation Board, DOT.
Notice of construction and operation exemption.
The Board grants an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC and its subsidiary (DXE) to build and operate a 190-mile rail line between Victorville, Cal. and Las Vegas, Nev., in order to provide high-speed passenger rail service. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that DXE build the route designated as environmentally preferable.Start Printed Page 66355
The exemption will be effective on November 25, 2011; petitions to reopen must be filed by November 15, 2011.
An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35544, 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: Linda J. Morgan, Nossaman LLP, 1666 K Street, NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006.
Copies of filings will be available for viewing at the Board's Web site.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joseph H. Dettmar at 202-245-0395. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Additional information is contained in the Board's decision, which is available on our Web site at: “http://www.stb.dot.gov”.Start Signature
Decided: October 20, 2011.
By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and Commissioner Mulvey.
[FR Doc. 2011-27679 Filed 10-25-11; 8:45 am]
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