Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Offering by Sealed Bid, Colorado, 69581-69582 [E6-20299]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, will offer certain coal resources in Moffat County, Colorado, hereinafter described as Federal coal lease application (LBA) COC 68590 for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sales 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 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 19, 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., Tuesday, December 19, 2006. The 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 the envelope contains a bid for Coal Lease Sale COC 68590, and is not to be opened before the date and hour of the sale. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the BLM Colorado State Office, Conference Room, Fourth Floor, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado. Sealed bids must be submitted, hand delivered or mailed to the Cashier, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Zurek at BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215 or telephone 303–239–3795. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The coal resource to be offered consists of recoverable coal reserves in the X through G seams mined by surface mining methods in the following lands: T. 3 N., R. 94 W., 6th P.M. Sec. 1, lots 7, 8, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 2, lots 5 to 8, inclusive, S1⁄2N1⁄2, SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 3, lot 5, E1⁄2W1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 69582 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices Sec. 10, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 11, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4; N1⁄2NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 4 N., R. 94 W., 6th P.M. Sec. 34, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2SE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4. Containing approximately 1,406.71 acres in Moffat County, Colorado. Total recoverable reserves are estimated to be 92 million tons. The surface minable coal is ranked as subbituminous B coal. The estimated coal quality on an as-received basis for the seams are as follows: X THROUGH G SEAMS 10,549 BTU/lb (percent) BTU rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Volatile Matter ............................. Moisture ...................................... Fixed Carbon .............................. Sulfur Content ............................. Ash Content ................................ 33.52 15.90 44.92 0.48 5.66 The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount, provided that the high bid meets the fair market value (FMV) for the tract as determined by the authorized officer after the Sale. The Department of the Interior 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. 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. The lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3.00 per acre or fraction thereof and a royalty payable to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of the coal mined by surface mine methods and 8 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 offered tract are included in the Detailed Statement of Coal Lease Sale. Copies of the Detailed Statement and the proposed coal lease are available upon request in person or by mail from the Colorado State Office at the address given above. The case file is available for inspection in the Public Reference Room, Colorado State Office, during VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:50 Nov 30, 2006 Jkt 211001 normal business hours at the address given above. Karen Zurek, Solid Minerals Staff, Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E6–20299 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–030–1310–DB] Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project; Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project, Rawlins, Wyoming. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project FEIS. 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Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Simons, Project Lead, BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, Rawlins, WY 82301. Requests for information may be sent electronically ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to: atlantic_rim_eis_wymail@blm.gov. Mr. Simons may also be reached at (307) 328–4328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Anadarko E & P Company, LP, is the lead proponent for a proposal to explore for and develop natural gas resources in the Atlantic Rim project area. Double Eagle Petroleum and Mining Company and Warren Resources, Inc., are also participating in this proposal. The Operators propose to drill up to 2,000 wells—1,800 completed to coal formations and 200 to other geologic targets for natural gas. Drilling would occur within the Atlantic Rim Project Area over the next 20 years with life-ofproject expected to be 30 to 50 years. Well density completed in coal formations would be up to eight wells per 640-acre section of land; wells in other geologic formations would be spaced no tighter than four wells per section. The proposal arises from the results of exploratory drilling under an interim drilling plan. Prior to preparation of the Atlantic Rim EIS, six exploratory plans of development (PODs) of up to 24 wells each were completed in areas believed to have potential for commercial quantities of natural gas within the project area. Approximately 325 oil and gas wells have been drilled or approved for drilling within the Atlantic Rim project area. On June 26, 2001, the BLM published the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project in the Federal Register. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 231 (Friday, December 1, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69581-69582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20299]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-921-06-1320-EL; COC 68590]


Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Offering by Sealed Bid, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, 
will offer certain coal resources in Moffat County, Colorado, 
hereinafter described as Federal coal lease application (LBA) COC 68590 
for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions 
for competitive lease sales 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 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 19, 
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., Tuesday, December 19, 2006. The 
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 the envelope contains a bid for Coal Lease Sale COC 
68590, and is not to be opened before the date and hour of the sale.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the BLM Colorado State 
Office, Conference Room, Fourth Floor, 2850 Youngfield Street, 
Lakewood, Colorado. Sealed bids must be submitted, hand delivered or 
mailed to the Cashier, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield 
Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Zurek at BLM Colorado State 
Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215 or telephone 
303-239-3795.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The coal resource to be offered consists of 
recoverable coal reserves in the X through G seams mined by surface 
mining methods in the following lands:

T. 3 N., R. 94 W., 6th P.M.
    Sec. 1, lots 7, 8, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 2, lots 5 to 8, inclusive, S\1/2\N\1/2\, SW\1/4\, N\1/
2\SE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 3, lot 5, E\1/2\W\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, and E\1/
2\SE\1/4\;

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    Sec. 10, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SW\1/
4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\; N\1/2\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/
4\NW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 4 N., R. 94 W., 6th P.M.
    Sec. 34, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\W\1/2\SE\1/
4\, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\.

    Containing approximately 1,406.71 acres in Moffat County, Colorado.
    Total recoverable reserves are estimated to be 92 million tons. The 
surface minable coal is ranked as sub-bituminous B coal. The estimated 
coal quality on an as-received basis for the seams are as follows:

                            X Through G Seams
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                                                              10,549 BTU/
                             BTU                                  lb
                                                               (percent)
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Volatile Matter.............................................       33.52
Moisture....................................................       15.90
Fixed Carbon................................................       44.92
Sulfur Content..............................................        0.48
Ash Content.................................................        5.66
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest 
cash amount, provided that the high bid meets the fair market value 
(FMV) for the tract as determined by the authorized officer after the 
Sale. The Department of the Interior 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. 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.
    The lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for 
payment of an annual rental of $3.00 per acre or fraction thereof and a 
royalty payable to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of 
the coal mined by surface mine methods and 8 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 offered tract are included in the 
Detailed Statement of Coal Lease Sale. Copies of the Detailed Statement 
and the proposed coal lease are available upon request in person or by 
mail from the Colorado State Office at the address given above. The 
case file is available for inspection in the Public Reference Room, 
Colorado State Office, during normal business hours at the address 
given above.

Karen Zurek,
Solid Minerals Staff, Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals.
 [FR Doc. E6-20299 Filed 11-30-06; 8:45 am]
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