Skip to Content


KM Railways, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-DTE Chicago Fuels Terminal, LLC and DTE Coal Services, Inc.

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Document Statistics
Document page views are updated periodically throughout the day and are cumulative counts for this document including its time on Public Inspection. Counts are subject to sampling, reprocessing and revision (up or down) throughout the day.
Enhanced Content

Relevant information about this document from provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

KM Railways, LLC (KMR), a Class III rail carrier,[1] has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from DTE Chicago Fuels Terminal, LLC (DTE Chicago), and DTE Coal Services, Inc. (DTE Coal), both noncarriers,[2] and to operate 9,350 feet of rail line, which connects with a line of Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Chicago, Cook County, Ill.[3]

The transaction may be consummated on or after January 30, 2013 (30 days after the notice of exemption was filed).Start Printed Page 3498

KMR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.[4]

If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than January 23, 2013 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).

An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35711, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on David H. Coburn, 1330 Connecticut Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20036.

Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at

Start Signature

Decided: January 11, 2013.

By the Board, Richard Armstrong, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.

Derrick A. Gardner,

Clearance Clerk.

End Signature End Preamble


1.  KMR is indirectly owned by noncarrier Koch Industries, Inc. (Koch). In addition to KMR, Koch also controls directly or indirectly three other Class III rail carriers (Old Augusta Railroad, LLC, Blue Rapids Railway Company, LLC, and Moscow, Camden and San Augustine Railroad, LLC), and Koch has sought Board authority to control a fourth Class III rail carrier (Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company). See Koch Indus.—Acq. of Control Exemption—Tex. S. R.R., FD 35708 (STB served Jan. 11, 2013).

Back to Citation

2.  On December 20, 2012, KMR, together with an affiliated Koch-owned entity, KCBX Terminals Company, entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with DTE Chicago and DTE Coal. Under the terms of the agreement, KMR acquired the above-specified trackage and related rail facilities.

Back to Citation

3.  KMR states there are no designated mileposts.

Back to Citation

4.  By letter filed on January 8, 2013, KMR supplemented the notice of exemption, advising the Board that KMR's projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million.

Back to Citation

[FR Doc. 2013-00831 Filed 1-15-13; 8:45 am]