Coal Lease Exploration License, WY, 18421 [05-7037]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 68 / Monday, April 11, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1320–EL, WYW162764] Coal Lease Exploration License, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of invitation for coal exploration license. AGENCY: 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.A. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted at 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. SUMMARY: T. 51 N., R. 72 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Sec. 8: Lot 13; Sec. 17: Lots 1–4, 7–9. Containing 315.18 acres, more or less. 17:45 Apr 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Robert A. Bennett, State Director. [FR Doc. 05–7037 Filed 4–8–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–360–1430–EU] Notice of Intent for Amendment of Redding Resource Management Plan (RMP) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Redding Field Office intends to amend the Redding Resource Management Plan (RMP), changing the existing language of the RMP which specifies that the primary means for land tenure adjustment will be through land exchanges. At present land sales are allowed only for smallacreage, low-value parcels. The proposed change would enable disposal of lands by sales or exchanges, or by legislative transfer. This amendment would not change the status of lands presently identified for retention or for disposal in the RMP. Sale proceeds will be used in the same manner as exchange properties, for the acquisition of lands in those areas identified for acquisition in the RMP, pursuant to the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), dated July 25, 2000. DATES: The Bureau of Land Management must receive your written scoping comments on or before May 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please send your written scoping comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002, attention Ilene Emry. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Individuals may request confidentiality with respect to their name, address, and phone number. If you wish to have your PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 name or street address withheld from public review, or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the first line of the comment should start with the words ‘‘CONFIDENTIALITY REQUEST’’ in uppercase letters in order for BLM to comply with your request. Such request will be honored to the extent allowed by law. Comment contents will not be kept confidential. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ilene Emry, Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA, 96002; 530–224–2100 or by e-mail to iemry@ca.blm.gov. The Redding Resource Management Plan (RMP) was approved on July 27, 1993. One of the goals of the RMP is to consolidate approximately 1000 scattered public parcels into more manageable units. The primary tool for consolidation has been the land exchange process. Prior to the passage of Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) July 25, 2000 there was no mechanism for proceeds from the sale of public land to be retained by the Redding Field Office to acquire inholdings and other lands needed to facilitate effective resource management. Sale of public land is only allowed for small uneconomical parcels in the current RMP. Since the completion of the RMP in 1993, the FTLFA was approved allowing sale proceeds to be used by the Redding Field Office for the goal as established in the RMP of acquiring lands with greater resource values. The initial focus of these acquisitions will be in the Sacramento Bend Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Secondary areas where additional acquisitions will be completed include the Trinity River corridor and Interlakes Special Recreation Management Area. BLM will notify the public through local news media and BLM website when the draft plan amendment and environmental assessment will be available for public comment. Preliminary issues and concerns have been identified by BLM personnel, other agencies, and individuals. Disciplines involved in the planning process will include specialists with expertise in wildlife management, minerals and geology, outdoor recreation, archaeology, lands and realty, and botany. The alternative to the proposed action will be the No Action Alternative (continue present management actions). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–22–P AGENCY: All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known Recoverable Coal Resource Area. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain data for the purpose of obtaining structural and quality information needed to identify coal reserves that may be used in the Gold Mine Draw Alluvial Valley Floor (AVF) Exchange application that was filed August 15, 2003, by Powder River Coal Company. ADDRESSES: The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to tan exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. Copies of the exploration plan, serialized under number WYW162764, are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices: 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: 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 April 18, 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Powder River Coal Company, Attn: Les Petersen, P.O. Box 3034, Gillette, WY 82717, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Mavis Love, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Sfmt 4703 18421 E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-1320-EL, WYW162764]


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.A. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted 
at 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. 51 N., R. 72 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming
    Sec. 8: Lot 13;
    Sec. 17: Lots 1-4, 7-9.

    Containing 315.18 acres, more or less.

    All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased 
Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known Recoverable Coal 
Resource Area. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain data 
for the purpose of obtaining structural and quality information needed 
to identify coal reserves that may be used in the Gold Mine Draw 
Alluvial Valley Floor (AVF) Exchange application that was filed August 
15, 2003, by Powder River Coal Company.

ADDRESSES: The proposed exploration program is fully described and will 
be conducted pursuant to tan exploration plan to be approved by the 
Bureau of Land Management. Copies of the exploration plan, serialized 
under number WYW162764, are available for review during normal business 
hours in the following offices: 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: 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 April 18, 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: 
Les Petersen, P.O. Box 3034, Gillette, WY 82717, and the Bureau of Land 
Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Mavis 
Love, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003.
    The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 
CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

Robert A. Bennett,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 05-7037 Filed 4-8-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-22-P