SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
AB_33_284_X

Case Title:  
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY-ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION-IN KANE COUNTY, ILL.

Decision Type:  
Notice Of Exemption

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
PROVIDED NOTICE THAT UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY FILED A PETITION FOR EXEMPTION TO ABANDON A 3.17-MILE LINE OF RAILROAD IN KANE COUNTY, ILL.

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40864 SERVICE DATE – JUNE 24, 2010

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FR-4915-01-P

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 284X)]

Union Pacific Railroad Company—Abandonment Exemption—in Kane County, Ill.

On June 4, 2010, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C.  10903 to abandon a 3.17-mile line of railroad known as the St. Charles Industrial Lead, extending from milepost 35.13 to the end of the line at milepost 38.30, near St. Charles, in Kane County, Ill. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 60174, and includes no stations.

The line does not contain Federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in the possession of UP 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 Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, In Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).

By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued on or before September 22, 2010.

Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 C.F.R. 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 $1,500 filing fee. See 49 C.F.R. 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 C.F.R. 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 C.F.R. 1152.29 will be due no later than July 14, 2010. Each trail request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 C.F.R. 1002.2(f)(27).

All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 33 (Sub‑No. 284X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20423-0001; and (2) Mack H. Shumate, Jr., 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, Ill. 60606. Replies to the petition are due on or before July 14, 2010.

Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 C.F.R. part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 245-0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) 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 presentation. 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 generally will be within 30 days of its service.

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Decided: June 18, 2010.

By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.