|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY--ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION--BOWIE COUNTY, TX|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|DECISION GRANTED UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY'S (UP) REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO CONSUMMATE THE ABANDONMENT IN THIS PROCEEDING AND ACCEPTED UP'S NOTICE OF CONSUMMATION.|
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|Full Text of Decision|
40481 SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE JANUARY 8, 2010
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
STB Docket No. AB-33 (Sub-No. 271X)
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY—ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION—
Decided: January 8, 2010
Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F–Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances
of Service to abandon a 0.3-mile line of railroad known as the Bonham
Industrial Lead, extending between milepost 21.5 and milepost 21.8 near New
By letter filed on December 16, 2009, UP has requested an extension of the deadline for filing its notice of consummation until that date. While UP did not file its notice of consummation by the November 6, 2009 due date, UP is asking the Board to accept the notice now. UP states that its consummation letter is late-filed because of an oversight during the transition process involving UP’s change in counsel for this and other proceedings.
Under the circumstances, the request for an extension of time for UP to file a notice of consummation will be granted. While UP’s notice of consummation will therefore be accepted under the circumstances described in this decision, neither UP nor any other rail carrier should count on the Board’s granting similar extension requests in the future or on the Board’s accepting late-filed notices of consummation.
This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
It is ordered:
1. UP’s request for an extension of time to consummate the abandonment is granted.
2. UP’s notice of consummation is accepted.
3. This decision is effective on its service date.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
 In the same
decision, the Board also exempted the discontinuance of service on the