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for major capital projects. These grantees with ‘‘New Starts’’ projects Corporation 1 in New York and New
activities are noted in Chapter II, believe the proposed circular provides Jersey, lying generally between the
Section 2, of the proposed SSMP enough information regarding FTA’s Conrail Chemical Coast Line and points
Circular. FTA is interested to learn of requirements for the SSMP at entry to on Staten Island, NY, subject to
opinions regarding these proposed Preliminary Engineering, entry to Final appropriate employee protective
activities and their relevance to Design, application for FFGA, and at conditions.2 The line consists of two
ensuring the safety and security of major other times when circumstances segments as follows: (a) The North
capital projects. require? Shore Line between the end of track at
Specifically, FTA would like to know milepost 4.6 at Union Avenue east of
if all of the required activities are 5. Required SSMP Contents Arlington Yard, Richmond County, NY,
necessary; if there are activities which Chapter IV of the proposed circular and milepost 7.4, via the Chemical
should be added; and if grantees lists eleven sections to be included in Coast Connector, at the proposed point
currently have programs underway the SSMP developed by the grantee. of switch at the connection between the
addressing these requirements. Also, for FTA requests comments regarding these Chemical Coast Connector and Conrail’s
‘‘New Starts’’ projects requesting entry eleven sections. Are the requirements Chemical Coast Line in Union County,
into Preliminary Engineering (PE), FTA reasonable? Should additional sections NJ, a distance of 2.8 miles; and (b) the
is interested to learn what specific or sub-sections be added? Should Travis Branch between milepost 0.00
safety and security management specific sections or sub-sections be Arlington Yard Station and milepost
activities grantees will perform during removed? Are the descriptions for any 4.41 in Richmond County, a distance of
PE. section or sub-section unclear or 4.41 miles. Included within the North
confusing? Do grantees need additional Shore Line segment are all tracks in
2. Listing of FTA Evaluation Criteria
guidance? Arlington Yard together with lead tracks
The proposed circular identifies the on both the east and west ends of the
criteria to be used by FTA in assessing 6. Other Comments yard, the so-called Wye Connector, that
and evaluating the grantee’s FTA also requests comments provides a direct connection to the
performance of required safety and concerning the costs and benefits Travis Branch from the North Shore
security management activities. These associated with meeting guidance in the Line and a track designated as the
activities are noted in Chapter II, proposed circular. Grantees are Travis Lead that provides a connection
Section 3, of the proposed SSMP encouraged to comment on the number to and from the Travis Branch to the
Circular. FTA would like to learn if of hours and/or financial cost associated east end of Arlington Yard.3 Petitioners
commenters believe that these criteria with implementing the proposed have asked for expedited consideration
are appropriate; if there are other circular’s guidance as well as the extent of the petition.
criteria that should be considered by to which following the guidance will DATES: The exemption will be effective
FTA, and if grantees believe that they assist the grantee in achieving its on October 8, 2006. Petitions to reopen
have the project management organizational objectives for safety and must be filed by October 25, 2006.
organization and information security management in major capital ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of
management systems in place to meet projects. all pleadings, referring to STB Finance
these criteria.
Issued in Washington, DC, this 3rd of Docket No. 34909, must be filed with
3. Sensitive Security Information October 2006. the Surface Transportation Board, 1925
The proposed circular references the James S. Simpson, K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–
DOT regulation on Sensitive Security Administrator, Federal Transit 0001. In addition, one copy of all
Information (see 49 CFR Part 15). FTA Administration. pleadings must be served on petitioners’
has developed procedures to coordinate [FR Doc. E6–16684 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am] representatives: Louis E. Gitomer, 600
with grantees regarding their BILLING CODE 4910–57–P Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson,
implementation of programs and MD 21204, Peter J. Shudtz, 1331
procedures to identify and protect Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 560,
sensitive security information. FTA is DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
1 See Staten Island Railway Corporation—
interested in receiving comments Abandonment Exemption—in Richmond County,
Surface Transportation Board
regarding how well these procedures NY, Docket No. AB–263 (Sub-No. 2X) (ICC served
have worked in practice, and if there are [STB Finance Docket No. 34909] July 3, 1990), and Staten Island Railway
any suggestions for improvements that Corporation—Abandonment, Docket No. AB–263
(Sub-No. 3) (ICC served Dec. 5, 1991). The lines
should be addressed in the proposed CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk were subsequently acquired by the New York City
circular. Southern Railway Company, and Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and
4. Process for Developing and Updating Consolidated Rail Corporation—Joint the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Use and Operation Exemption (Port Authority).
SSMPs 2 Notice of the filing and a request for comments

FTA is seeking comments on the AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, was served and published in the Federal Register
on August 25, 2006 (71 FR 50500–01). Comments
proposed approach to developing and DoT. in support of the petition were filed by Mayor
updating SSMPs as part of the PMP. ACTION: Notice of exemption. Michael R. Bloomberg of the City of New York,
These criteria are found in Chapter III of NYCEDC and the Port Authority. No comments
the proposed circular. Specifically, do SUMMARY: Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the were filed in opposition.
3 Petitioners concurrently filed a Notice of
grantees require additional guidance Board is granting a petition for
Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and
regarding the appropriate contents of exemption from the prior approval Necessity to operate the subject line in STB Finance
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the SSMP for different project requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323–25 for Docket No. 34908, CSX Transportation, Inc.,
development phases? Do grantees prefer petitioners to provide for the joint use Norfolk Southern Railway Company, and
and joint rail freight operations over Consolidated Rail Corporation—Modified Rail
to include the SSMP as a separate Certificate. That request was granted by decision
chapter of the PMP or referenced as a 7.69 miles of abandoned rail line of the served and published in the Federal Register on
separate plan within the PMP? Do former Staten Island Railway August 25, 2006 (71 FR 50499–50500).

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Washington, DC 20004, and John V. copies of the form and instructions minimize the burden of the collection of
Edwards, Three Commercial Place, should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at information on respondents, including
Norfolk, VA 23510. Internal Revenue Service, Room 6516, through the use of automated collection
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., techniques or other forms of information
Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 565–1609. Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622– technology; and (e) estimates of capital
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is 6665, or through the Internet at or start-up costs and costs of operation,
available through the Federal Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. maintenance, and purchase of services
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
to provide information.
800–877–8339.] Title: Special Loss Discount Account Approved: September 27, 2006.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: and Special Estimated Tax Payments for Glenn Kirkland,
Additional information is contained in Insurance Companies. IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
the Board’s decision served on OMB Number: 1545–1130. [FR Doc. E6–16712 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am]
October 5, 2006. To purchase a copy of Form Number: 8816. BILLING CODE 4830–01–P
the full decision, write, e-mail, or call: Abstract: Form 8816 is used by
ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 insurance companies claiming an
Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD additional deduction under Internal DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
20706; e-mail: asapdc@verizon.net; Revenue Code section 847 to reconcile
telephone: (202) 306–4004. [Assistance estimated tax payments and to Internal Revenue Service
for the hearing impaired is available determine their tax benefit associated
through FIRS at 1–800–877–8339.] [CO–93–90]
with the deduction. The information is
Board decisions and notices are needed by the IRS to determine that the Proposed Collection; Comment
available on our Web site at proper additional deduction was Request for Regulation Project
www.stb.dot.gov. claimed and to insure the proper
Decided: October 4, 2006. amount of special estimated tax was AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS),
By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice computed and deposited. Treasury.
Chairman Mulvey, Commissioner Buttrey. Current Actions: There are no changes ACTION: Notice and request for
Vernon A. Williams, being made to the form at this time. comments.
Secretary. Type of Review: Extension of a
currently approved collection. SUMMARY: The Department of the
[FR Doc. E6–16817 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am]
Affected Public: Business or other for- Treasury, as part of its continuing effort
profit organizations. to reduce paperwork and respondent
Estimated Number of Respondents: burden, invites the general public and
3,000. other Federal agencies to take this
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Estimated Time Per Respondent: 6 hr., opportunity to comment on proposed
37 minutes. and/or continuing information
Internal Revenue Service collections, as required by the
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Proposed Collection; Comment Hours: 19,830. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
Request for Form 8816 The following paragraph applies to all Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C.
of the collections of information covered 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is
AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), by this notice: soliciting comments concerning an
Treasury. An agency may not conduct or existing final regulation, CO–93–90 (TD
ACTION: Notice and request for sponsor, and a person is not required to 8364), Corporations; Consolidated
comments. respond to, a collection of information Returns-Special Rules Relating to
unless the collection of information Dispositions and Deconsolidations of
SUMMARY: The Department of the displays a valid OMB control number. Subsidiary Stock (§§ 1.337(d)–2 and
Treasury, as part of its continuing effort Books or records relating to a collection 1.1502–20).
to reduce paperwork and respondent of information must be retained as long DATES: Written comments should be
burden, invites the general public and as their contents may become material
other Federal agencies to take this received on or before December 11, 2006
in the administration of any internal to be assured of consideration.
opportunity to comment on proposed revenue law. Generally, tax returns and
and/or continuing information ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments
tax return information are confidential, to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue
collections, as required by the as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Service, room 6512, 1111 Constitution
Request for Comments: Comments Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.
Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. submitted in response to this notice will
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
be summarized and/or included in the
soliciting comments concerning Form request for OMB approval. All Requests for additional information or
8816, Special Loss Discount Account comments will become a matter of copies of the regulations should be
and Special Estimated Tax Payments for public record. Comments are invited on: directed to Larnice Mack at Internal
Insurance Companies. (a) Whether the collection of Revenue Service, room 6512, 1111
DATES: Written comments should be information is necessary for the proper Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
received on or before December 11, 2006 performance of the functions of the DC 20224, or at (202)622–3179, or
to be assured of consideration. agency, including whether the through the Internet at
ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments information shall have practical utility; Larnice.Mack@irs.gov.
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to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Service, Room 6516, 1111 Constitution of the burden of the collection of Title: Corporations; Consolidated
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. information; (c) ways to enhance the Returns-Special Rules Relating to
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: quality, utility, and clarity of the Dispositions and Deconsolidations of
Requests for additional information or information to be collected; (d) ways to Subsidiary Stock.

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