Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah, 42658-42659 [E6-12003]

Download as PDF 42658 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 144 / Thursday, July 27, 2006 / Notices (2) Had an application for change of status, adjustment of status, asylum, voluntary departure, or any relief from removal or change of status pending or subject to further review or appeal; (3) Was a parolee or had a pending request for reparole; or (4) Is the spouse or child of an alien currently eligible to be a TPS registrant. An applicant for late initial registration must file an application for late registration no later than 60 days after the expiration or termination of the conditions described above. 8 CFR 244.2(g). All late initial registration applications pursuant to the TPS designation of Somalia should be submitted to the aforementioned Lockbox address in Chicago, Illinois listed under Category 2. What Happens When This Extension of TPS Expires on March 17, 2008? At least 60 days before this extension of Somalia’s TPS designation expires on March 17, 2008, the Secretary, after consultation with appropriate agencies of the Government, will review conditions in Somalia and determine whether the conditions for TPS designation continue to be met at that time, or whether the TPS designation should be terminated. 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(3). Notice of that determination, including the basis for the determination, will be published in the Federal Register. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Notice of Extension of Designation of TPS for Somalia By the authority vested in the Secretary of Homeland Security under section 244 of the Act, the Secretary has determined, after consultation with the appropriate Government agencies, that the conditions that prompted designation of Somalia for TPS continue to be met. Accordingly, the Secretary orders as follows: (1) The TPS designation of Somalia is extended for an additional 18-month period from September 17, 2006, to March 17, 2008. 8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)(1)(A); 1254a(b)(1)(C); 1254a(b)(3)(C). (2) There are approximately 250 nationals of Somalia (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) who have been granted TPS and who may be eligible for re-registration. (3) To maintain TPS, a national of Somalia (or an alien having no nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) who was granted TPS and who has not had TPS withdrawn must re-register for TPS during the 60-day reregistration period from July 27, 2006 until September 25, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 (4) To re-register, aliens must follow the aforementioned filing procedures set forth in this Notice. Information concerning the extension of the designation of Somalia for TPS will be available at local USCIS offices upon publication of this Notice and on the USCIS Web site at http:// www.uscis.gov. Dated: July 13, 2006. Michael Chertoff, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–6401 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–923–06–1320–00] Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Mill Fork West Tract, Coal Lease Application UTU–84285. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office will offer certain coal resources described below as the Mill Fork West Tract (UTU– 84285) in Emery County, Utah, for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sale notices in 43 CFR 3422.2(a), and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq). DATES: The lease sale will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2006. The bid must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the address indicated below, and must be received on or before 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2006. The BLM cashier will issue a receipt for each hand delivered sealed bid. Any bid received after the time specified will not be considered and will be returned. The outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid must clearly state that envelop contains a bid for Coal Lease Sale UTU–84285, and is not to be opened before the date and hour of the sale. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Utah State Office, BLM in the Monument Conference Room, Fifth Floor, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Sealed bids can be hand delivered to the cashier, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, or may be mailed PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145–0155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stan Perkes, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101–1345 or telephone 801–539–4036. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Coal Lease Sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) submitted by InterWest Mining Company (InterWest), a subsidiary of PacifiCorp to BLM on January 26, 2006. All coal LBAs submitted to BLM for processing on or after November 7, 2005 are subject to cost recovery on a case by case basis (See 43 CFR 3000.10(d)(1), 70 FR 58872, October 7, 2005). The cost recovery rules implemented for coal LBAs at 43 CFR 3473.2(f) (70 FR 58876, October 7, 2005) require the applicant who nominates a tract for a competitive lease sale to pay the processing fee on a caseby-case basis as described in 43 CFR 3000.11 prior to publication of the sale notice. InterWest paid the BLM a processing fee in the amount of $12.388.00. The successful bidder must pay to BLM the cost recovery amount of all costs BLM incurs processing the coal lease sale and additionally must pay all processing costs that BLM incurs after the date of the sale notice leading to lease issuance (See 43 CFR 3473.2(f)). If the successful bidder is someone other than the applicant, BLM will refund to the applicant the processing fee specified in this sale notice. If there is no successful bidder, the applicant remains responsible for all processing fees. The coal resources to be offered consist of all recoverable reserves available in the following described lands located in Emery County, Utah approximately fourteen miles northwest of Huntington, Utah on Forest Service (FS) administered surface with BLM administered minerals: SLM, Emery County, Utah T. 16 S., R. 6 E., Sec. 10, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, E1⁄2W1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 22, lot 3. Containing approximately 213.57 acres in Emery County, Utah. The Mill Fork West coal tract has two minable coal beds. The minable portions of the Hiawatha coal bed and the Blind Canyon coal bed in this area are around eleven feet in thickness. The Hiawatha and Blind Canyon coal beds contain around 325 thousand tons of recoverable high-volatile A to B bituminous coal. The coal quality in the Hiawatha coal bed on an ‘‘as received basis’’ is as follows: 12,892 Btu/lb., 4.54 E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 144 / Thursday, July 27, 2006 / Notices percent moisture, 7.69 percent ash, 42.46 percent volatile matter, 45.48 percent fixed carbon, and 0.57 percent sulfur. The coal quality in the Blind Canyon coal bed on an ‘‘as received basis’’ is as follows: 13,314 Btu/lb., 5.26 percent moisture, 4.68 percent ash, 44.18 percent volatile matter, 45.88 percent fixed carbon and 0.61 percent sulfur. The Mill Fork West Tract may be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount, provided that the high bid equals or exceeds the Fair Market Value (FMV) for the tract as determined by the authorized officer after the Sale. The BLM held a public hearing and requested comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and the FMV of the Mill Fork West Tract on June 1, 2006. The BLM and the FS prepared a joint Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Decision Record (DR)/Decision Notice (DN). The BLM signed the FONSI/DR June 2, 2006. No appeals of the BLM decision to lease were filed during the appeal period that ended on July 3, 2006. The BLM must have FS consent to lease land under surface lands that is in their jurisdiction (43 CFR 3400.3–1). The FS signed the FONSI/DN on June 5, 2006 consenting to allow leasing beneath the FS surface. The FS appeal period ends on July 24, 2006. No appeals have been received by the FS as of July 14, 2006. The BLM will not issue this lease until any FS appeals have been resolved. The Department of the Interior has established a minimum bid of $100 per acre or fraction thereof for the tract. The minimum bid is not intended to represent the FMV. The lease that may be issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3 per acre, a royalty rate of 12.5 percent of the value of coal mined by surface methods, and a royalty of 8 percent of the value of the coal produced by underground mining methods. The value of the coal will be determined in accordance with 30 CFR 206.250. The required Detailed Statement for the offered tract, including bidding instructions and sales procedures under 43 CFR 3422.3–2, and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease, is available from BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145–0155 or in the Public Room (Room 500), 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. All case file documents and written comments submitted by the public on Fair Market Value or royalty rates except those portions identified as proprietary by the commentator and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of Information VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 Act, are available for public inspection during normal business hours in the BLM Public Room (Room 500). Dated: July 12, 2006. Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E6–12003 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–130; COC 69290] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Red Cliff Coal Mine, Railroad Spur Line, and Other Associated Surface Facilities in Garfield County and Mesa County, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Army; Office of Surface Mining, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Junction Field Office located in Grand Junction, CO, will be directing the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Red Cliff Coal Mine near Loma, Colorado, including Right-of-Way and Land Use Applications for facilities on Federal Lands, submitted by CAMColorado, LLC (CAM). The EIS will analyze the development of surface facilities for coal mining associated with CAM’s proposed underground Red Cliff Mine, including roads, a water pipeline, coal stockpile and waste disposal areas, a coal preparation plant, the mine portal, other administrative and operations facilities, and a railroad spur line that would connect to the existing Union Pacific Railroad line near Mack, Colorado. Cooperating agencies include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Office of Surface Mining, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Mesa County, and Garfield County. The BLM invites the public to participate in the NEPA process. DATES: The scoping comment period will commence with the publication of this notice and terminate at 45 days. A public meeting will be held during the scoping comment period in Fruita, Colorado. Comments on the scope of the EIS, including concerns, issues, or PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42659 proposed alternatives that should be considered, can be made at the public meeting or can be submitted in writing to the address below. The date of the public meeting will be announced through the local media, newsletters, and the BLM Red Cliff Mine mailing list. The Draft EIS is expected to be available for public review and comment in Spring 2007 and the Final EIS is expected to be available in late 2007. Written comments should be sent to: David Lehmann, BLM, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506. At the close of the scoping comment period, written comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the offices of the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506, during normal working hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays). 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 name or street address withheld from public review, or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. Comment contents will not be kept confidential. The Draft EIS will consider comments and issues received during public scoping, and responses to comments on the Draft EIS will be published as part of the Final EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact David Lehmann, Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist, at (970) 244–3021. E-mail can be directed to David_Lehmann@blm.gov and mail can be sent to the address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 28, 2005, CAM filed a Rightof-Way application with BLM for facilities associated with the proposed Red Cliff Mine. Subsequently, on February 10, 2006, CAM submitted a Land Use Application to the BLM for other facilities supporting the proposed coal mine project. A mine permit will also be required for all mine facilities, in accordance with U. S. Office of Surface Mining and Colorado Division of Minerals and Geology regulations. This EIS will meet the National Environmental Policy Act requirements for the mine permit. There will be additional opportunities for public ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 144 (Thursday, July 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42658-42659]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-923-06-1320-00]


Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Mill Fork West Tract, 
Coal Lease Application UTU-84285.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office will 
offer certain coal resources described below as the Mill Fork West 
Tract (UTU-84285) in Emery County, Utah, for competitive sale by sealed 
bid, in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sale 
notices in 43 CFR 3422.2(a), and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as 
amended and supplemented (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq).

DATES: The lease sale will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2006. 
The bid must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be 
hand delivered to the address indicated below, and must be received on 
or before 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2006.
    The BLM cashier will issue a receipt for each hand delivered sealed 
bid. Any bid received after the time specified will not be considered 
and will be returned. The outside of the sealed envelope containing the 
bid must clearly state that envelop contains a bid for Coal Lease Sale 
UTU-84285, and is not to be opened before the date and hour of the 
sale.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Utah State Office, BLM in 
the Monument Conference Room, Fifth Floor, 440 West 200 South, Salt 
Lake City, Utah. Sealed bids can be hand delivered to the cashier, Utah 
State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, or 
may be mailed to the BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake 
City, Utah 84145-0155.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stan Perkes, 440 West 200 South, Suite 
500 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345 or telephone 801-539-4036.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Coal Lease Sale is being held in 
response to a lease by application (LBA) submitted by InterWest Mining 
Company (InterWest), a subsidiary of PacifiCorp to BLM on January 26, 
2006. All coal LBAs submitted to BLM for processing on or after 
November 7, 2005 are subject to cost recovery on a case by case basis 
(See 43 CFR 3000.10(d)(1), 70 FR 58872, October 7, 2005). The cost 
recovery rules implemented for coal LBAs at 43 CFR 3473.2(f) (70 FR 
58876, October 7, 2005) require the applicant who nominates a tract for 
a competitive lease sale to pay the processing fee on a case-by-case 
basis as described in 43 CFR 3000.11 prior to publication of the sale 
notice. InterWest paid the BLM a processing fee in the amount of 
$12.388.00. The successful bidder must pay to BLM the cost recovery 
amount of all costs BLM incurs processing the coal lease sale and 
additionally must pay all processing costs that BLM incurs after the 
date of the sale notice leading to lease issuance (See 43 CFR 
3473.2(f)). If the successful bidder is someone other than the 
applicant, BLM will refund to the applicant the processing fee 
specified in this sale notice. If there is no successful bidder, the 
applicant remains responsible for all processing fees.
    The coal resources to be offered consist of all recoverable 
reserves available in the following described lands located in Emery 
County, Utah approximately fourteen miles northwest of Huntington, Utah 
on Forest Service (FS) administered surface with BLM administered 
minerals:

SLM, Emery County, Utah

T. 16 S., R. 6 E.,
    Sec. 10, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\E\1/2\SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 15, E\1/2\W\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 22, lot 3.

    Containing approximately 213.57 acres in Emery County, Utah.
    The Mill Fork West coal tract has two minable coal beds. The 
minable portions of the Hiawatha coal bed and the Blind Canyon coal bed 
in this area are around eleven feet in thickness. The Hiawatha and 
Blind Canyon coal beds contain around 325 thousand tons of recoverable 
high-volatile A to B bituminous coal. The coal quality in the Hiawatha 
coal bed on an ``as received basis'' is as follows: 12,892 Btu/lb., 
4.54

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percent moisture, 7.69 percent ash, 42.46 percent volatile matter, 
45.48 percent fixed carbon, and 0.57 percent sulfur. The coal quality 
in the Blind Canyon coal bed on an ``as received basis'' is as follows: 
13,314 Btu/lb., 5.26 percent moisture, 4.68 percent ash, 44.18 percent 
volatile matter, 45.88 percent fixed carbon and 0.61 percent sulfur. 
The Mill Fork West Tract may be leased to the qualified bidder of the 
highest cash amount, provided that the high bid equals or exceeds the 
Fair Market Value (FMV) for the tract as determined by the authorized 
officer after the Sale.
    The BLM held a public hearing and requested comments on the 
Environmental Assessment (EA) and the FMV of the Mill Fork West Tract 
on June 1, 2006. The BLM and the FS prepared a joint Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI), Decision Record (DR)/Decision Notice (DN). 
The BLM signed the FONSI/DR June 2, 2006. No appeals of the BLM 
decision to lease were filed during the appeal period that ended on 
July 3, 2006. The BLM must have FS consent to lease land under surface 
lands that is in their jurisdiction (43 CFR 3400.3-1). The FS signed 
the FONSI/DN on June 5, 2006 consenting to allow leasing beneath the FS 
surface. The FS appeal period ends on July 24, 2006. No appeals have 
been received by the FS as of July 14, 2006. The BLM will not issue 
this lease until any FS appeals have been resolved.
    The Department of the Interior has established a minimum bid of 
$100 per acre or fraction thereof for the tract. The minimum bid is not 
intended to represent the FMV. The lease that may be issued as a result 
of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3 per 
acre, a royalty rate of 12.5 percent of the value of coal mined by 
surface methods, and a royalty of 8 percent of the value of the coal 
produced by underground mining methods. The value of the coal will be 
determined in accordance with 30 CFR 206.250.
    The required Detailed Statement for the offered tract, including 
bidding instructions and sales procedures under 43 CFR 3422.3-2, and 
the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease, is available from 
BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0155 
or in the Public Room (Room 500), 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, 
Utah 84101. All case file documents and written comments submitted by 
the public on Fair Market Value or royalty rates except those portions 
identified as proprietary by the commentator and meeting exemptions 
stated in the Freedom of Information Act, are available for public 
inspection during normal business hours in the BLM Public Room (Room 
500).

    Dated: July 12, 2006.
Kent Hoffman,
Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals.
 [FR Doc. E6-12003 Filed 7-26-06; 8:45 am]
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