Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Wyoming, 47826-47827 [E6-13633]

Download as PDF 47826 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 160 / Friday, August 18, 2006 / Notices coal reserves in the lands described below in Oliver County, North Dakota, hereinafter described as Federal coal lease application (LBA) NDM 95104 for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sales in 43 CFR 22.2(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 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Sealed bids 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., September 12, 2006. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the BLM Montana State Office, 920 Conference Room, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669. Sealed bids clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for NDM 95104 Coal Sale-Not to be opened before 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2006’’ must be submitted to the Cashier, BLM Montana State Office, at the address given above. The cashier will issue a receipt for each hand delivered sealed bid. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, or Rebecca Spurgin, Coal Coordinator, at 406–896–5060 or 406–896–5080, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This sale is being held in response to a LBA filed by The BNI Coal, Ltd on September 29, 2005. All coal LBAs submitted to BLM for processing prior to November 7, 2005 are not subject to cost recovery on a case-by-case basis (See 43 CFR 3000.10(d)(1), 70 FR 58872, October 7, 2005). The Federal coal resource to be offered consists of all recoverable reserves in the following described lands: estimate of fair market value (FMV). No bid that is less than $100 per acre, or fraction thereof, will be considered. The DOI has established a minimum bid of $100 per acre or fraction thereof for Federal coal tracts. The minimum bid is not intended to represent FMV. The FMV will be determined by the Authorized Officer after the sale. In the event identical high sealed bids are received, the tying high bidders will be requested to submit follow-up bids until a high bid is received. All tie-breaking sealed-bids must be submitted within 15 minutes following the Sale Official’s announcement at the sale that identical high bids have been received. A lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3 per acre, or fraction thereof; and a royalty payable to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of coal mined by surface methods and 8.0 percent of the value of coal mined by underground methods. The value of the coal will be determined in accordance with 30 CFR 206.250. Bidding instructions for the tracts offered and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease are included in the Detailed Statement of Lease Sale. Copies of the Detailed Statement and the proposed coal lease are available at the Montana State Office at the address given above. Casefile NDM 95104 is available for inspection at the Montana State Office during normal business hours at the address above. Dated: July 12, 2006. Glenwood F. Kerestes, Acting Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. E6–13608 Filed 8–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR T. 142 N., R. 84 W., 5th P. M. Sec. 28: W1⁄2. Bureau of Land Management Containing approximately 320 acres in Oliver County, North Dakota. [WY–920–1320–EL, WYW172929] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The LBA’s total recoverable coal reserves are estimated to be 8.3 million tons (averaging 15.3 feet in thickness) and the average overburden depth is 100 feet. The estimated coal quality on an asreceived basis is as follows: BTU ...................................... Volatile Matter .................... Fixed Carbon ....................... Moisture .............................. Sulfur Content ..................... Ash Content ........................ 6,765 BTU/lb. 25.73 % 28.72 % 38.46 % 0.91 % 7.09 % The tracts will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount, provided that the high bid meets or exceeds the BLM’s pre-sale VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Aug 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, WYW172929, Wyoming. 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 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3410, all PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interested qualified parties, as provided in 43 CFR 3472.1, are hereby invited to participate with Jacobs Ranch Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the followingdescribed lands in Campbell County, Wyoming: T. 44 N., R. 70 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming, Sec. 21: Lots 1 through 16; T. 43 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming, Sec. 3: Lots 2, 5 through 19; Sec. 4: Lots 5 through 20; Sec. 5: Lots 5 through 20; Sec. 6: Lots 8, 15, 16, 23; T. 44 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming, Sec. 15: Lots 9 through 16; Sec. 20: Lots 9, 10, 14, 15; Sec. 21: Lots 1 through 16; Sec. 22: Lots 1 through 16; Sec. 27: Lots 1 through 16; Sec. 28: Lots 1 through 16; Sec. 29: Lots 1 through 15, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, Sec. 30: Lots 5, 12, 13, 20; Sec. 31: Lots 5, 12, 13, 20; Sec. 32: Lots 1 through 15, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 33: Lots 1 through 15, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 34: Lots 1 through 16; Containing 9,260.58 acres, more or less. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management and Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW172929): 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. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, c/o Rio Tinto Energy America, Attn: Tom Suchomel, Caller Box 3009, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known Coal Leasing Area. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain supplemental geotechnical data from two previous drilling programs and to assist with the planning of future expansions to the Jacobs Ranch Mine. This notice of invitation will be published in The News-Record of Gillette, WY, once each week for two DATES: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 160 / Friday, August 18, 2006 / Notices consecutive weeks beginning the week of August 14, 2006, and in the Federal Register. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Dated: July 28, 2006. Alan Rabinoff, Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. [FR Doc. E6–13633 Filed 8–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Plans of Operations and Environmental Assessments for Continuing Operations for Chesapeake Operating, Inc., and Pantera Energy Company, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Texas National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Plans of Operations and Environmental Assessments for a 30-day Public Review at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, of a Plan of Operations submitted by Chesapeake Operating, Inc., for continuing operations of the J.T. Sneed 103, H.I. Lea 101, and H.I. Lea R–1 natural gas wells and a Plan of Operations submitted by Pantera Energy Company for continuing operations of the Barnes State #1 and the Barnes State #1R natural gas wells in Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Moore and Potter Counties, Texas. Additionally, the NPS has prepared Environmental Assessments for both of these proposals. DATES: The above documents are available for public review and comment through September 18, 2006. ADDRESSES: The Plans of Operations and Environmental Assessments are available for public review and comment in the Office of the Superintendent, Karren Brown, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 419 E. Broadway, Fritch, Texas. The documents are also available at the Planning, Environment and Public Comment Web site at http:// parkplanning.gov. Ms. Arlene Wimer, Environmental Protection Specialist, Division of Resource Management, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, P.O. Box FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Aug 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 1460, Fritch, Texas 79036, Telephone: 806–865–3874, ext. 35, e-mail at Arlene_Wimer@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on the environmental assessment, you may mail comments to the name and address above or post comments online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/. This environmental assessment will be on public review for 30 days. Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: July 17, 2006. Karren Brown, Superintendent, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. [FR Doc. E6–13685 Filed 8–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–3A–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, Tucson, AZ; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec (5), of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, Tucson, AZ. The human remains and cultural items PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47827 were removed from sites along the Transwestern Pipeline Project in Arizona and New Mexico. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the Chief, Museum Collections Repository, Western Archeological and Conservation Center. This notice corrects the number of human remains and associated funerary objects reported in a notice of inventory completion published in the Federal Register on January 8, 2002. The error was identified by tribal representatives during consultation regarding repatriation of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects identified in the published notice. In the Federal Register of January 8, 2002, FR Doc. 02–384, page 914, the following corrections are madeThe fourth paragraph is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: In 1959–1960, human remains representing 14 individuals were recovered from 4 sites during legally authorized excavations under the direction of National Park Service archeologist Wesley L. Bliss. The four sites were located along a linear transect through Cibola and McKinley Counties, NM, and Apache County, AZ, as part of the Transwestern Pipeline Project. No known individuals were identified. The fifth paragraph is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: Human remains representing two individuals were recovered from the TRW PPL L-WR–32 site. The four associated funerary objects are a Puerco black-on-white bowl, a bowl and one box of sherds of the White Mound black-on white ceramic type, and an Escavada black-on-white seed jar. Diagnostic artifacts found associated with the burials indicate that the human remains were buried during the Basketmaker III-Pueblo I phases (A.D. 500–950). The seventh paragraph is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: Human remains representing two individuals were recovered from the TRW PPL L-WR–43 site. The one associated funerary object is a Puerco black-on-red bowl. The diagnostic artifact found associated with the burials indicates that the human remains were buried during the Pueblo III phase (A.D. 1250–1300). The tenth paragraph is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: The manager of the Western Archeological and Conservation Center has determined that, pursuant to 25 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 160 (Friday, August 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47826-47827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-13633]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-1320-EL, WYW172929]


Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, 
Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, 
Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, WYW172929, Wyoming.

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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 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3410, all interested qualified 
parties, as provided in 43 CFR 3472.1, are hereby invited to 
participate with Jacobs Ranch Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing 
basis in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the 
United States of America in the following-described lands in Campbell 
County, Wyoming:

T. 44 N., R. 70 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming,
    Sec. 21: Lots 1 through 16;
T. 43 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming,
    Sec. 3: Lots 2, 5 through 19;
    Sec. 4: Lots 5 through 20;
    Sec. 5: Lots 5 through 20;
    Sec. 6: Lots 8, 15, 16, 23;
T. 44 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming,
    Sec. 15: Lots 9 through 16;
    Sec. 20: Lots 9, 10, 14, 15;
    Sec. 21: Lots 1 through 16;
    Sec. 22: Lots 1 through 16;
    Sec. 27: Lots 1 through 16;
    Sec. 28: Lots 1 through 16;
    Sec. 29: Lots 1 through 15, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\,
    Sec. 30: Lots 5, 12, 13, 20;
    Sec. 31: Lots 5, 12, 13, 20;
    Sec. 32: Lots 1 through 15, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 33: Lots 1 through 15, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34: Lots 1 through 16;
    Containing 9,260.58 acres, more or less.

DATES: Any party electing to participate in this exploration program 
must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management and 
Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, 
no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation in the 
Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review 
during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under 
number WYW172929): 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. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: 
Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, c/o Rio Tinto Energy America, Attn: Tom 
Suchomel, Caller Box 3009, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All of the coal in the above-described land 
consists of unleased Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known 
Coal Leasing Area. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain 
supplemental geotechnical data from two previous drilling programs and 
to assist with the planning of future expansions to the Jacobs Ranch 
Mine. This notice of invitation will be published in The News-Record of 
Gillette, WY, once each week for two

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consecutive weeks beginning the week of August 14, 2006, and in the 
Federal Register.
    The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 
CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

    Dated: July 28, 2006.
Alan Rabinoff,
Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands.
[FR Doc. E6-13633 Filed 8-17-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-22-P