Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, 40726 [05-13885]

Download as PDF 40726 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 134 / Thursday, July 14, 2005 / Notices Notice. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ACTION: Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7464 for an additional 5-year period. PLO 7464 withdrew 3,530.62 acres of public land in Phillips County, Montana from settlement, sale, location and entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, to facilitate reclamation of a mine site. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by October 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Montana State Director, BLM, PO Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107–6800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tami Lorenz, BLM, Montana State Office, 406–896–5053, or Sandy Ward, BLM, Montana State Office, 406–896– 5052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7464 (65 FR 59463) will expire on October 4, 2005, unless extended. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed an application to extend PLO No. 7464 for an additional 5-year period. The withdrawal was made to protect the reclamation of the Zortman-Landusky mining area described as follows: [WY–920–1310–01; WYW152214] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Freeman Investments of oil and gas lease WYW152214 for lands in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $166 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW152214 effective March 1, 2004, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. 05–13885 Filed 7–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–924–1430–ET; MTM 89170] Notice of Proposed Extension of Public Land Order No. 7464; Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:32 Jul 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 Principal Meridian, Montana T. 25 N., R. 24 E., Sec. 1, lot 13; Sec. 10, lots 7 to 11, inclusive, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 11, lots 8 and 9; Sec. 12, lots 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 22, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 13, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and W1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 14, lots 1 to 11, inclusive, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, lots 4 to 18, inclusive; Sec. 21, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, lot 1, lots 3 to 7, inclusive, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, N1⁄2. T. 25 N., R. 25 E., Sec. 6, lots 13 to 17, inclusive, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 5 to 9, inclusive, lots 14, 17, 18, 22, 23, and 24, lots 26 to 31, inclusive, and NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 8, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 16, lot 2, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2S1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 17, lots 3 and 4, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2N1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 18, lots 1 to 5, inclusive, lots 8, 9, and 10, and SW1⁄4NE1⁄4. The area described contains 3,530.62 acres in Phillips County. The proposed withdrawal extension would allow reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky mining area to be continued without the interference of further locations under the United States mining laws. As extended, the withdrawal would not alter the applicability of those public land laws governing the use of the land under lease, license, or permit, or governing the disposal of their mineral or vegetative resources other than under the mining laws. The use of a right-of-way, or interagency, or cooperative agreement are not considered to be desirable or acceptable alternatives. There are no suitable alternative sites available where the withdrawal would facilitate mine reclamation since the location of the Zortman and Landusky mines and the necessary reclamation materials are fixed. No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension may present their views in writing to the Montana State Director of the Bureau of Land Management at the address noted above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Malta Field Office, 501 South 2nd Street East, HC 65, Box 5000, Malta, Montana 59538–0047, during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension. All interested persons who desire a public E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 134 (Thursday, July 14, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-1310-01; WYW152214]


Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas 
lease.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 
3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a 
petition for reinstatement from Freeman Investments of oil and gas 
lease WYW152214 for lands in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The petition 
was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the 
date the lease terminated under the law.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. 
Lewis, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775-6176.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease 
terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction 
thereof, per year and 16\2/3\ percent, respectively. The lessee has 
paid the required $500 administrative fee and $166 to reimburse the 
Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has 
met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in 
Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 
U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to 
reinstate lease WYW152214 effective March 1, 2004, under the original 
terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty 
rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the 
lands.

Pamela J. Lewis,
Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication.
[FR Doc. 05-13885 Filed 7-13-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-22-P