SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
AB_290_343_X

Case Title:  
CENTRAL OF GEORGIA RAILROAD COMPANY--ABANDONMENT EXEMPTION--IN NEWTON COUNTY, GA.

Decision Type:  
Corrected Notice

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
PROVIDED NOTICE OF A CORRECTION TO A NOTICE OF EXEMPTION SERVED AND PUBLISHED ON JULY 19, 2013.

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45557            SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 18, 2016

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FR-4915-01-P

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 343X)]

Central of Georgia Railroad Company—Abandonment Exemption—in Newton County, Ga.

AGENCY:  Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION:  Correction to Notice of Exemption.

            On July 1, 2013, Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA)[1] filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. pt. 1152 subpart F–Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 14.90 miles of rail line between milepost E 65.80 and milepost E 80.70, in Newton County, Ga.  The notice was served and published in the Federal Register on July 19, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 43,273).

Before the exemption became effective, Newton County Trail-Path Foundation, Inc. (Newton Trail) filed a request for a notice of interim trail use (NITU).  The Board issued a NITU on August 19, 2013, and on September 28, 2016, CGA and Newton Trail filed a notice informing the Board that they had entered into a lease agreement for interim trail use and rail banking for the 14.90 miles of rail line that was subject to abandonment.

            On October 14, 2016, CGR filed a letter stating that the map attached as Appendix A to its July 1, 2013 verified notice did not properly depict the location of milepost E 65.80, and that parentheticals in the notice incorrectly refer to milepost E 65.80 as:  “(at the point of the Line’s crossing of Route 229 in Newborn).”[2]  Thus, CGR requests that the Board accept the corrected map attached to the October 14, 2016 letter and clarify the parenthetical references to milepost E 65.80 in its July 1, 2013 verified notice and the notice the Board served and published on July 19, 2013, to read:  “(a point just east of the Ziegler Road crossing west of downtown Newborn)”.  These corrections are recognized here.  All of the remaining information in the July 19, 2013 notice remains unchanged.

            Board decisions and notices are available on our website at “WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.”

            Decided:  November 18, 2016.

By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.



[1]  CGA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company.

[2]  On October 14, 2016, CGA and Newton Trail also filed a letter to correct their September 28, 2016 notification that a lease agreement for interim trail use and rail banking had been reached. This filing as well as the modification of the NITU to reflect the correct location of milepost E 65.80 will be addressed in a separate decision.