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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

153 / Wednesday, August 10, 2005 / Notices 46571

Federal Register on July 14, 2005 (70 FR Interstate Highway I–694 in White Bear requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be
40780). That petition, from BOC Gases Township, and milepost 6.52, a point filed by August 19, 2005. Petitions to
(BOC), requested a waiver from the approximately 50 feet north of Beam reopen or requests for public use
pipeline safety standards at 49 CFR Avenue in Maplewood, in Ramsey conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must
195.306(c)(5) to allow the use of inert County, MN.1 be filed by August 30, 2005, with the:
gas or carbon dioxide as the test BNSF and MNNR have certified that: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K
medium for pressure testing an existing (1) No traffic has moved over the line for Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–
carbon dioxide pipeline. This notice at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic 0001.
corrects the supplementary information on the line can be rerouted over other
A copy of any petition filed with the
of that publication, which referred to a lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by
a user of rail service on the line (or by Board should be sent to applicants’
gas pipeline safety regulation when it representatives: for BNSF, Sidney L.
should have referred to a hazardous a state or local government entity acting
on behalf of such user) regarding Strickland, Jr., Sidney L. Strickland and
liquid pipeline safety regulation. Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW.,
cessation of service over the line either
is pending with the Surface Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007–5108;
James Reynolds by phone at 202–366– for MNNR, Thomas F. McFarland,
2786, by fax at 202–366–4566, by mail Transportation Board or with any U.S.
District Court or has been decided in Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South
at DOT, PHMSA Office of Pipeline LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL
Safety, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, favor of complainant within the 2-year
period; and (4) the requirements at 49 60604–1112.
DC 20590, or by e-mail at
CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 If the verified notice contains false or
CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR misleading information, the exemption
Correction 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR is void ab initio.
In the Federal Register of July 14, 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and Applicants have filed environmental
2005, in FR Doc. 05–13864, on page 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to and historic reports which address the
40781, in the first column, correct the governmental agencies) have been met. effects, if any, of the abandonment and
As a condition to this exemption, any discontinuance on the environment and
first paragraph of the SUPPLEMENTARY
employee adversely affected by the
INFORMATION caption to read: historic resources. SEA will issue an
abandonment or discontinuance shall be
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The environmental assessment (EA) by
protected under Oregon Short Line R.
hazardous liquid pipeline safety August 15, 2005. Interested persons may
Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C.
regulation at 49 CFR 195.306(c)(5) obtain a copy of the EA by writing to
91 (1979). To address whether this
allows an operator of a carbon dioxide SEA (Room 500, Surface Transportation
condition adequately protects affected
pipeline to use inert gas or carbon Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or
employees, a petition for partial
dioxide as the test medium if the pipe by calling SEA, at (202) 565–1539.
revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d)
involved is new pipe having a (Assistance for the hearing impaired is
must be filed.
longitudinal joint factor of 1.00. Provided no formal expression of available through the Federal
intent to file an offer of financial Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–
Issued in Washington, DC on August 1,
2005. assistance (OFA) has been received, this 800–877–8339.) Comments on
exemption will be effective on environmental and historic preservation
Joy Kadnar,
September 9, 2005,2 unless stayed matters must be filed within 15 days
Director of Engineering and Emergency after the EA becomes available to the
Support. pending reconsideration. Petitions to
stay that do not involve environmental public.
[FR Doc. 05–15757 Filed 8–9–05; 8:45 am]
issues,3 formal expressions of intent to Environmental, historic preservation,
file an OFA under 49 CFR public use, or trail use/rail banking
1152.27(c)(2),4 and trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION appropriate, in a subsequent decision.
1 By memorandum to the Board’s Section of

Environmental Analysis (SEA) dated June 24, 2005,

Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR
Surface Transportation Board 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of
MNNR amended its environmental and historic
[STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub–No. 429X) and report in the above proceedings to reflect the correct consummation with the Board to signify
AB–882 (Sub–No. 1X)] location of the rail line and right-of-way. According that it has exercised the authority
to MNNR, the rail line is located in the City of
Maplewood, MN, and in White Bear Township, not
granted and fully abandoned the line. If
BNSF Railway Company— White Bear Lake, MN, and the outer portions of the consummation has not been effected by
Abandonment Exemption—in Ramsey right-of-way may be located in the municipalities of BNSF’s filing of a notice of
County, MN; Minnesota Commercial Vadnais Heights, MN, and White Bear Lake. consummation by August 10, 2006, and
2 In their notice filed on July 21, 2005, applicants
Railway Company—Discontinuance of there are no legal or regulatory barriers
proposed a consummation date of August 30, 2005.
Service Exemption—in Ramsey In a letter filed on July 28, 2005, applicants indicate to consummation, the authority to
County, MN that the correct consummation date is September 9, abandon will automatically expire.
2005, which is the earliest the exemption could
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and become effective under 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2).
Board decisions and notices are
Minnesota Commercial Railway 3 The Board will grant a stay if an informed available on our Web site at http://
Company (MNNR) (collectively, decision on environmental issues (whether raised www.stb.dot.gov.
applicants) have jointly filed a notice of by a party or by SEA in its independent
investigation) cannot be made before the Decided: August 3, 2005.
exemption under 49 CFR 1152 subpart exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out- By the Board, David M. Konschnik,
F—Exempt Abandonments and of-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any Director, Office of Proceedings.
Discontinuances of Service for BNSF to request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible
so that the Board may take appropriate action before Vernon A. Williams,
abandon, and MNNR to discontinue
the exemption’s effective date. Secretary.
service over, a 0.67-mile line of railroad 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing
between milepost 7.19, a point fee, which currently is set at $1,200. See 49 CFR
[FR Doc. 05–15761 Filed 8–9–05; 8:45 am]
approximately 100 feet north of 1002.2(f)(25). BILLING CODE 4915–01–P

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