Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad Company (DGNO) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR. pt. 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue trackage rights over an approximately 6.04-mile line of railroad known as the Elam Branch between approximately milepost 308.80, near Elam, and approximately milepost 314.84, near Briggs, in Dallas County, Tex. (the Line).
The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 75210, 75227, and 75217.
DGNO 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 (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 1105.12 (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 of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham &
Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 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 May 29, 2012, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 
must be filed by May 7, 2012.
Petitions to reopen must be filed by May 17, 2012, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.
A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to DGNO's representative: Melanie B. Yasbin, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204.
If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio.
Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at “www.stb.dot.gov.”
Decided: April 23, 2012.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
[FR Doc. 2012-10149 Filed 4-26-12; 8:45 am]
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