|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|DELTA SOUTHERN RAILROAD, INC.--ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION--BETWEEN LAKE VILLAGE, ARK., AND SHELBURN, LA.|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|DECISION GRANTED DELTA SOUTHERN RAILROAD, INC.'S REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO CONSUMMATE ABANDONMENT OF THE 8.2-MILE PORTION OF THE LINE IN THIS PROCEEDING ON OR BEFORE MARCH 31, 2011.|
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|Full Text of Decision|
41157 SERVICE DATE – OCTOBER 25, 2010
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Docket No. AB 384 (Sub-No. 1X)
SOUTHERN RAILROAD, INC.—ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION—BETWEEN
Decided: October 22, 2010
Southern Railroad, Inc. (DSR), filed a notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. pt.
1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 30.0-mile portion of its
Lake Providence Line between milepost 433.0, near
Under 49 C.F.R. § 1152.29(e)(2), a railroad may, for good cause shown, file a request for an extension of time to file a notice of consummation in abandonment proceedings. On October 4, 2010, DSR filed a request to extend further the deadline for filing its notice of consummation for an additional 180 days. While DSR did not file its notice of consummation by the October 2, 2010 due date, DSR is asking the Board to accept its request for an extension to file its notice of consummation. As justification for an extension, DSR states that it believes that the line segment can be sold for continued rail service, and that additional time will be necessary to complete the sale.
DSR has shown good cause to extend the time to consummate the abandonment and to file a notice of consummation in this proceeding. Under the circumstances, the request for an extension of time for DSR to file a notice of consummation will be granted.
This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or conservation of energy resources.
It is ordered:
1. DSR’s request for an extension of time to consummation the abandonment is granted.
2. The authority to abandon the 8.2-mile portion of the line between mileposts 454.8 and 463.0 must be exercised, and the notice of consummation must be filed, on or before March 31, 2011 (180 days after October 2, 2010).
3. This decision is effective on its service date.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
 The exemption was subject to employee protective conditions.
 The October 2004
decision imposed an environmental condition on the entire line, as well as a
historic preservation condition on the portion of the right-of-way located in
 DSR assumes that, because October 2, 2010, fell on a Saturday, the consummation deadline became Monday, October 4, 2010, the date on which DSR filed its extension request. DSR is reminded that such requests should be filed in advance of the consummation deadline. 49 C.F.R. § 1152.29(e)(2).