Federal Register: May 7, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 88)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-11151
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Surface Transportation Board
STB ID: [STB Finance Docket No. 34117]
ACTION: Environmental statements; availability, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of availability of Environmental Assessment and request for comments.
Pemiscot County Port Authority--Construction Exemption--Pemiscot County, MO
DATES: The EA is available for public review and comment. Comments must be postmarked June 6, 2003.
The Surface Transportation Board's (Board) Section of
Environmental Analysis (SEA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment
(EA) in response to a petition filed by the Pemiscot County Port
Authority. The petition seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from
the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for authority to
construct and operate a rail line between Hayti, Missouri and the
Pemiscot Port. The EA identifies the natural and manmade resources in
the area of the proposed rail line and analyzes the potential impacts
of the rail line construction and operation on these resources. Based
on the information provided from all sources to date and its
independent analysis, SEA preliminarily concludes that construction and
operation of the proposed rail line would have no significant
environmental impacts if the Board imposes and the Pemiscot County Port
Authority implements the recommended mitigation measures set forth in
this EA. Copies of the EA have been served on all interested parties
and will be made available to additional parties upon request. The
entire EA is also available on the Board's Web site (http://www.stb.dot.gov ) by clicking on the ``Decisions'' button and searching
by service date (May 7, 2003) or Docket Number (FD 34117). SEA will consider all comments received when making its final environmental recommendations to the Board. The Board will then consider SEA's final recommendations and the complete environmental record in making its final decision in this proceeding.
Pemiscot County Port Authority, Pemiscot County, MO,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
David Navecky by mail at the address above, by telephone at (202) 5651593 (FIRS for the hearing impaired (18008778339)), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the Board, Victoria Rutson, Chief, Section of Environmental Analysis.
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. 0311151 Filed 5603; 8:45 am]
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