[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Page 38190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18545]



Surface Transportation Board
[STB Finance Docket No. 33387]

Southern Electric Railroad Company--Construction and Operation 
Exemption--West Jefferson, AL

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of exemption.


SUMMARY: Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board conditionally exempts from 
the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 the construction and operation of 
4.5 miles of railroad beginning near milepost 821, on the Norfolk 
Southern (NS) main line, located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 
78 and Jefferson County Road No. 45 near West Jefferson, Jefferson 
County, AL and connecting with the industry track facilities of the 
James H. Miller, Jr. Steam Electric Generating Plant located near the 
south bank of the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, approximately 
20 miles northwest of Birmingham, AL. The grant is subject to our 
further consideration of the anticipated environmental impacts of the 

DATES: The exemption will be effective, if appropriate, following 
completion of the environmental review process and issuance of a 
further decision addressing the environmental impacts. Petitions to 
reopen must be filed by August 5, 1997.

ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 33387 must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, Office of the Secretary, Case Control Unit, 1925 K Street, N.W., 
Washington DC 20423-0001; in addition a copy of all pleadings must be 
served on petitioner's representative: John R. Molm, Troutman Sanders 
LLP, 1300 Eye St., N.W., Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 565-1600. 
[TDD for the hearing impaired (202) 565-1695.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, 
call or pick up in person from: DC NEWS & DATA, INC., 1925 K Street, 
N.W., Suite 210, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 289-4357. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through TDD services 
(202) 565-1695.]

    Decided: July 1, 1997.

    By the Board, Chairman Morgan and Vice Chairman Owen.
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. 97-18545 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]