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Federal Register / Vol. 65, No.

204 / Friday, October 20, 2000 / Notices 63117

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Each trail use request must be (Public Law 72–363; 5 U.S.C. App. 2)
accompanied by a $150 filing fee. See 49 notice is hereby given of a meeting of
Surface Transportation Board CFR 1002.2(f)(27). the Bureau of Transportation Statistics
[STB Docket No. AB–303 (Sub–No. 22X)]
All filings in response to this notice (BTS) Advisory Council on
must refer to STB Docket No. AB–303 Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to be
Wisconsin Central Ltd.—Abandonment (Sub-No. 22X) and must be sent to: (1) held Tuesday, October 31, 2000, 10 a.m.
Exemption—in Calumet and Brown Surface Transportation Board, Office of to 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at
Counties, WI the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 1925 K the U.S. Department of Transportation,
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington,
On October 2, 2000, Wisconsin 0001; and (2) Michael J. Barron, Jr., P.O. DC, in conference room 10234–10238 of
Central Ltd. (WCL) filed with the Box 5062, Rosemont, IL 60017–5062. the Nassif Building.
Surface Transportation Board (Board) a Replies to the WCL petition are due on
petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for The Advisory Council, called for
or before November 9, 2000.
exemption from the provisions of 49 Persons seeking further information under section 6007 of Public Law 102–
U.S.C. 10903–05 1 to abandon a line of concerning abandonment procedures 240, Intermodal Surface Transportation
railroad known as the Hilbert-Greenleaf may contact the Board’s Office of Public Efficiency Act of 1991, December 18,
Line, extending between milepost 170.4 Services at (202) 565–1592 or refer to 1991, and chartered on June 19, 1995,
at Hilbert and milepost 183 at Greenleaf, the full abandonment or discontinuance was created to advise the Director of
in Calumet and Brown Counties, WI, a regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. BTS on transportation statistics and
distance of 12.6 miles. The line Questions concerning environmental analyses, including whether or not the
traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes issues may be directed to the Board’s statistics and analysis disseminated by
54129, 54123 and 54126, and includes Section of Environmental Analysis the Bureau are of high quality and are
the station at Greenleaf (milepost 183). (SEA) at (202) 565–1545. [TDD for the based upon the best available objective
The line does not contain federally hearing impaired is available at 1–800– information.
granted rights-of-way. Any 877–8339.] The agenda for this meeting will
documentation in WC’s possession will An environmental assessment (EA) (or include, Director’s programs update,
be made available promptly to those environmental impact statement (EIS), if Advisory Council report to the Director,
requesting it. necessary) prepared by SEA will be data gaps, identification of substantive
The interest of railroad employees served upon all parties of record and issues, review of plans and schedule,
will be protected by the conditions set upon any agencies or other persons who other items of interest, discussion and
forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— commented during its preparation. agreement of date(s) for subsequent
Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 Other interested persons may contact meetings, and comments from the floor.
(1979). SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS).
Since access to the DOT building is
By issuing this notice, the Board is EAs in these abandonment proceedings
controlled, all persons who plan to
instituting an exemption proceeding normally will be made available within
attend the meeting must notify Ms.
pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final 60 days of the filing of the petition. The
Lillian ‘‘Pidge’’ Chapman, Council
decision will be issued by January 19, deadline for submission of comments on
Liaison, on (202) 366–1270 prior to
2001. the EA will generally be within 30 days
of its service. October 27, 2000. Attendance is open to
Any offer of financial assistance
Board decisions and notices are the interested public but limited to
(OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will
available on our website at space available. With the approval of
be due no later than 10 days after
‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ the Chair, members of the public may
service of a decision granting the
present oral statements at the meeting.
petition for exemption. Each OFA must Decided: October 12, 2000. Noncommittee members wishing to
be accompanied by a $1,000 filing fee. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, present oral statements, obtain
See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). Director, Office of Proceedings.
All interested persons should be information, or who plan to access the
Vernon A. Williams, building to attend the meeting should
aware that, following abandonment of Secretary.
rail service and salvage of the line, the also contact Ms. Chapman.
[FR Doc. 00–26917 Filed 10–19–00; 8:45 am]
line may be suitable for other public Members of the public may present a
use, including interim trail use. Any written statement to the Council at any
request for a public use condition under time.
49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Persons with a disability requiring
banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be special services, such as an interpreter
due no later than November 9, 2000. Bureau of Transportation Statistics for the hearing impaired, should contact
Ms. Chapman (202) 366–1270 at least
1 WCL’s petition states that it seeks exemption Advisory Council on Transportation seven days prior to the meeting.
from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903–05, thus Statistics
evidently including exemption from the offer of Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16,
financial assistance (OFA) requirements of 49 AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation 2000.
U.S.C. 10904 and the public use requirements of 49 Statistics, DOT.
U.S.C. 10905. WCL has not submitted evidence to Ashish Sen,
establish that the proposed exemptions from the ACTION: Notice of meeting. Director.
sections 10904 and 10905 meet the criteria of 49
U.S.C. 10502. Therefore, its request as to those two SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(A)(2) [FR Doc. 00–26955 Filed 10–19–00; 8:45 am]
provisions will not be considered. of the Federal Advisory Committee Act BILLING CODE 4910–01–P

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