Coal Lease Exploration License, WY, 15640 [05-5455]

Download as PDF 15640 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 58 / Monday, March 28, 2005 / Notices to include in the environmental documents. DATES: Please provide any comments on the subject CCP/EA by April 15, 2005. The Service will notify the public of subsequent meetings on development of the proposed CCP/EA via Federal Register notice and other means, including special mailings, newspaper articles, and Web site announcements. Inquire at the address below for future dates of planning activity. ADDRESSES: Comments and requests for more information may be addressed to Refuge Manager, Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, P.O. Box 21, Shirley, New York 11976, 631–286– 0485. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Federal law, all lands within the National Wildlife Refuge System are to be managed in accordance with an approved CCP. The CCP guides management decisions and identifies refuge goals, long-range objectives, and strategies for achieving refuge purposes. 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Concurrent with the CCP process, the Service will conduct a wilderness review and incorporate a summary of the review into the CCP, as well as include compatibility determinations for all applicable refuge uses. We estimate that the Draft CCP/EA will be available in the summer 2005. Dated: March 3, 2005. Richard O. Bennett, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, Massachusetts. [FR Doc. 05–6033 Filed 3–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–09–1320–EL, WYW162491] Coal Lease Exploration License, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of invitation for coal exploration license. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by Section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted as 43 CFR 3410, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Powder River Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the followingdescribed lands in Campbell County, WY: T. 41 N., R. 69 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Sec. 5: Lots 8, 9, and 16; T. 42 N., R. 69 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Sec. 18: Lot 13 (S1⁄2); Sec. 19: Lots 6 (S1⁄2), 7, 9, 11 (NW1⁄4), 12, 15; Sec. 29: Lots 4 (W1⁄2), 5, 12, 13, 14 (SW1⁄4); Sec. 30: Lots 5 through 7; Sec. 32: Lots 3 (W1⁄2), 4, 5 (N1⁄2). Containing 693.9025 acres, more or less. All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known Coal Leasing Area and the Powder River Basin Known Recoverable Coal Resources Area. The purpose of the PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exploration program is to delineate the cropline for the Wyodak-Anderson coal seam and to obtain coal structure and quality data. ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW162491): Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003; and Bureau of Land Management, Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 82604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. This notice of invitation will be published in The News-Record of Gillette, WY, once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning the week of March 28, 2005, and in the Federal Register. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management and Powder River Coal Company no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Powder River Coal Company, Attn: Karen Lohkamp, Caller Box 3034, Gillette, WY 82717–3034, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Julie Weaver, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Dated: February 1, 2005. Phillip C. Perlewitz, Acting Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-09-1320-EL, WYW162491]


Coal Lease Exploration License, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of invitation for coal exploration license.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, 
as amended by Section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 
1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted 
as 43 CFR 3410, all interested parties are hereby invited to 
participate with Powder River Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing 
basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the 
United States of America in the following-described lands in Campbell 
County, WY:

T. 41 N., R. 69 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming
    Sec. 5: Lots 8, 9, and 16;
T. 42 N., R. 69 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming
    Sec. 18: Lot 13 (S\1/2\);
     Sec. 19: Lots 6 (S\1/2\), 7, 9, 11 (NW\1/4\), 12, 15;
    Sec. 29: Lots 4 (W\1/2\), 5, 12, 13, 14 (SW\1/4\);
    Sec. 30: Lots 5 through 7;
    Sec. 32: Lots 3 (W\1/2\), 4, 5 (N\1/2\).

    Containing 693.9025 acres, more or less.

    All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased 
Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known Coal Leasing Area and 
the Powder River Basin Known Recoverable Coal Resources Area. The 
purpose of the exploration program is to delineate the cropline for the 
Wyodak-Anderson coal seam and to obtain coal structure and quality 
data.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review 
during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under 
number WYW162491): Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 
5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003; and Bureau of 
Land Management, Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 
82604.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed exploration program is fully 
described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be 
approved by the Bureau of Land Management. This notice of invitation 
will be published in The News-Record of Gillette, WY, once each week 
for two consecutive weeks beginning the week of March 28, 2005, and in 
the Federal Register. Any party electing to participate in this 
exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land 
Management and Powder River Coal Company no later than thirty days 
after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. The 
written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Powder River 
Coal Company, Attn: Karen Lohkamp, Caller Box 3034, Gillette, WY 82717-
3034, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch 
of Solid Minerals, Attn: Julie Weaver, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 
82003.
    The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 
CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

    Dated: February 1, 2005.
Phillip C. Perlewitz,
Acting Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands.
[FR Doc. 05-5455 Filed 3-25-05; 8:45 am]
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