Utah Railroad Company gives notice that on or about January 1, 2020, it intends to file with the Surface Transportation Board (Board), Washington, DC 20423 a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments permitting the (abandonment of or discontinuance of service on) a 15.74 mile line of railroad between railroad milepost 9.56 in Carbon County and railroad milepost 25.3 in Emery County, which traverses through United States Postal Service ZIP Codes 84525, 84526, and 84501 in Carbon and Emery Counties, UT. The proceeding will be docketed as No. AB310 (Sub-No. 2X).

The Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) will generally prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA), which will normally be available 25 days after the filing of the notice of exemption. Comments on environmental and energy matters should be filed no later than 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public and will be addressed in a Board decision. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA or make inquiries regarding environmental matters by writing to the Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA), Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC or by calling that office at (202) 245-0291.

Appropriate offers of financial assistance to continue rail service can be filed with the Board. Requests for environmental conditions, public use conditions, or rail banking/trails use also can be filed with the Board. An original and 10 copies of any pleading that raises matters other than environmental issues (such as trails use, public use, and offers of financial assistance) must be filed directly with the Board’s Office of Proceedings, Washington, DC [See 49 CFR 1104.1(a) and 1104.3(a)], and one copy must be served on applicants’ representative [See 49 CFR 1104.12(a)]. Questions regarding offers of financial assistance, public use or trails use may be directed to the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238.  Copies of any comments or requests for conditions should be served on the applicant’s representative: Justin J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Suite 1300 South, Washington, DC 20004.

Published in the ETV Newspaper November 13, 2019.

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