|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|SUSQUEHANNA UNION RAILROAD COMPANY--CONTROL EXEMPTION--NORTH SHORE RAILROAD COMPANY, NITTANY & BALD EAGLE RAILROAD COMPANY, SHAMOKIN VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY, JUNIATA VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY, LYCOMING VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY, AND UNION COUNTY INDUSTRIAL RAILROAD COMPANY|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|DECISION HELD THIS PROCEEDING IN ABEYANCE AND EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR REPLIES TO THE PETITION UNTIL JULY 30, 2010.|
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|Full Text of Decision|
40915 SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE JULY 2, 2010
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Docket No. FD 35343
Susquehanna Union Railroad Company—Control Exemption—North Shore Railroad Company, Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad Company, Shamokin Valley Railroad Company, Juniata Valley Railroad Company, Lycoming Valley Railroad Company, and Union County Industrial Railroad Company
Decided: July 2, 2010
On April 12, 2010, Susquehanna Union Railroad Company (SURC), a nonoperating holding company, filed a petition for exemption (petition) from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. § 11323(a)(4) to acquire 100% stock control of 6 Class III railroads: North Shore Railroad Company, Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad Company, Shamokin Valley Railroad Company, Juniata Valley Railroad Company, Lycoming Valley Railroad Company, and Union County Industrial Railroad Company.
By a decision served on June 2, 2010, the proceeding, at the request of SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA), was held in abeyance until July 6, 2010, in the interest of facilitating negotiations between SURC and JRA. The deadline to reply to SURC’s petition was extended to July 6, 2010, as well.
In a letter dated June 29, 2010, JRA states that the parties remain actively engaged in negotiations. JRA requests that the proceeding be held in abeyance until July 30, 2010, to allow for additional time to complete the ongoing negotiations. JRA states that it is authorized to represent that counsel for SURC concurs in this request. In the interest of facilitating negotiations between JRA and SURC, this proceeding will be held in abeyance until July 30, 2010. Replies to SURC’s petition will be due on July 30, 2010.
This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
It is ordered:
1. This case will be held in abeyance until July 30, 2010.
2. Replies to the petition are due by July 30, 2010.
3. This decision is effective on the service date.
By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.