Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated March 1, 2014, has agreed to grant local trackage rights 
to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over UP rail lines located between: (1) UP milepost 93.2 at Stockton, Cal., on UP's Oakland Subdivision, and UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., on UP's Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 126.2 miles; and (2) UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., and UP milepost 280.7 at Keddie, Cal., on UP's Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 61.3 miles.
The transaction may be consummated on March 30, 2014, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is filed).
The purpose of this transaction is to allow BNSF to move empty and loaded ballast trains to and from the ballast pit at Elsey, Cal., which is adjacent to the UP rail line. The trackage rights are temporary in nature and are scheduled to expire at midnight on October 31, 2014.
As a condition to this exemption, any employee affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights—Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980).
This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it 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. Stay petitions must be filed by March 21, 2014 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35808, 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 Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 655 Fifteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 20005.
Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at “www.stb.dot.gov.”
Decided: March 10, 2014.
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By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
[FR Doc. 2014-05579 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]
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