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[Federal Register: August 30, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 169)]
[Page 55914]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 619X)]

CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Allegan County,

     On August 12, 2002, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), filed with the
Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502
for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a
portion of its line of railroad in its Western Region, Chicago
Division, Grand Rapids Subdivision, Hamilton Industrial Track,
extending from milepost CGB 19.00 in Holland, MI, to milepost CGB 12.90
in Hamilton, MI, a total distance of approximately 6.1 miles. The line
traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 49423 and 49419.
     The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any
documentation in CSXT's possession will be made available promptly to
those requesting it.
     The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.-Abandonment-Goshen,
360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
     By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be
issued by November 29, 2002.
     Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2)
will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting
the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,100
filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
     All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment
of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for
other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public
use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under
49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than September 19, 2002. Each trail
use request must be accompanied by a $150 filing fee. See 49 CFR
     All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No.
AB-55 (Sub-No. 619X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation
Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Natalie
S. Rosenberg, 500 Water Street--J150, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Replies
to the CSXT petition are due on or before September 19, 2002.
     Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Services at (202)
565-1592 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations
at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be
directed to the Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at
(202) 565-1552. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the
hearing impaired is available at 1-800-877-8339.]
     An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its
preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy
of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will
be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The
deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within
30 days of its service.
     Board decisions and notices are available on our website at

     Decided: August 22, 2002.

     By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. 02-21913 Filed 8-29-02; 8:45 am]

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