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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35664]

V and S Railway, LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Colorado Department of Transportation

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.
ACTION: Notice of exemption.
SUMMARY: 1 V & S Ry.--Acquis. and Operation Exemption--Colo., Kan. & Pac. Ry.,FD 34779 (STB served Dec. 30, 2005).

V&S also requests that the Board grant retroactive approval of its acquisition. V&S states that in the near future it expects to file a verified notice of exemption to abandon the western segment of the Towner Line, on which there has been no traffic for more than two years' time and asks that December 29, 2005, be the effective date of its acquisition. The Board denies the request of V&S for retroactive approval of its acquisition, but will allow V&S to file a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonmentsto abandon the western segment of the Towner Line by waiving the requirement that it have had ownership of that portion of the line for at least two years before making the certification required at 49 CFR 1152.50(b).

DATES: This exemption will be effective December 13, 2012. Petitions to stay must be filed by November 28, 2012. Petitions to reopen must be filed by December 10, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to Docket No. FD 35664, to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, send one copy of pleadings to Fritz Kahn, Fritz Kahn, P.C., 1919 M Street NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathon Binet, (202) 245-0368. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Additional information is contained inthe Board's decision served November 13, 2012, which is available on our Web site atwww.stb.dot.gov.

Decided: November 13, 2012.

By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Begeman.

Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk.