Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Offering By Sealed Bid, Colorado, 71186-71187 [E6-20913]

Download as PDF 71186 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices Bureau clearance officer: Alfred Travnicek, 703–648–7231. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Request for Public Comments on Information Collection To Be Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act A request extending the collection of information listed below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of the proposed collection of information and related forms may be obtained by contacting the USGS Clearance Officer at the phone number listed below. Comments and suggestions on the requirement should be made within 60 days directly to the USGS Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, Reston, VA 20192. As required by OMB regulations at CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the U.S. Geological Survey solicits specific public comments regarding the proposed information collection as to: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the USGS, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. the accuracy of the USGS estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. the utility, quality, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Title: Production Estimate, Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone. Current OMB approval number: 1028– 0065. Abstract: This collection is needed to provide data on mineral production for annual reports published by commodity for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the general public. One publication is the ‘‘Mineral Commodity Summaries,’’ the first preliminary publication to furnish estimates covering the previous year’s nonfuel mineral industry. Bureau form numbers: 9–4042–A, 9–4124–A, 9–4142–A. Frequency: Quarterly and Annually. Description of respondents: Producers of industrial minerals and metals. Annual Responses: 2,802. Annual burden hours: 612. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 John H. DeYoung, Jr., Chief Scientist, Minerals Information Team. [FR Doc. 06–9583 Filed 12–07–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–47–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–921–06–1320–EL; COC 67232] Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Offering By Sealed Bid, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Lease Application COC 67232. 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 the B, D/E seams in Gunnison County, Colorado, hereinafter described as Federal coal lease application (LBA) COC 67232 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., Wednesday, January 24, 2007. 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., Wednesday, January 24, 2007. 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 67232, 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 all PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recoverable coal reserves to be mined by underground mining methods in the following lands: T. 13 S., R. 90 W., 6th P.M. Sec. 35, lots 5 through 7, inclusive, and lots 9 through 16, inclusive, except lands embraced in coal leases C–1362 and COC 56447, as modified; Sec. 36, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4, except lands embraced in coal lease COC 56447, as modified. T. 14 S., R. 90 W., 6th P.M. Sec. 1, lots 3, 4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 2, lots 1 through 4, inclusive, S1⁄2N1⁄2, and S1⁄2; Sec. 11, N1⁄2N1⁄2; Sec. 12, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. Containing approximately 1,517.13 acres in Gunnison County, Colorado. Total recoverable reserves are estimated to be 17.3 million tons. The underground mineable coal is ranked as high volatile B bituminous coal. Although other seams are included in the application, only the B and D/E seams are considered mineable. The estimated coal quality on an as-received basis for the B and D/E Seams are as follows: B Seam: BTU .............................. Volatile Matter .............. Moisture ........................ Fixed Carbon ................ Sulfur Content .............. Ash Content ................. D/E Seam: BTU .............................. Moisture ........................ Sulfur Content .............. Ash Content ................. 11,886 BTU/lb. 35.80% 8.50% 47.00% 0.62% 8.56% 11,726 BTU/lb 10.45% 0.46% 6.62% 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 8 percent of the value of coal mined by underground methods. The value of the coal will be E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices 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 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. E6–20913 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] Project on July 27, 2000. The PAWG advises the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans and adaptive management decisions as development of the Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field proceeds for the life of the field. Dated: November 28, 2006. William Lanning, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. 06–9606 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of termination of the stripper well royalty reductions program. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for business meetings. Group meetings are open to the public. DATES: Eleven meeting dates have been set for the following dates: 12–5 December 18, 2006. 9–5 January 25, 8– 12 January 26, 2007. 12–5 February 22, 2007. 12–5 March 22, 2007. 12–5 April 26, 2007. 12–5 May 24, 2007. 12–5 June 28, 2007. 12–5 July 26, 2007. 12–5 September 27, 2007. 12–5 October 25, 2007. The meetings are scheduled to be held in the Bureau of Land Management conference room, 432 E. Mill St. Pinedale, WY, 82941. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Anderson, BLM/PAWG Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 E. Mills St., P.O. Box 738, Pinedale, WY, 82941; 307–367–5328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) was authorized and established with release of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [WO–310–1310–PB–24 1A] Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. BILLING CODE 4310–84–M National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: Dated: October 19, 2006. Thomas P. Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty, and Resource Protection. [FR Doc. 06–9530 Filed 12–07–06; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas Leasing: Onshore Oil and Gas Operations—Fees, Rentals, and Royalty Notice of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group Meeting The current regulations authorize royalty rate reduction on a case-by-case basis (see 43 CFR 3103.4–1). National Park Service BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P [WY–100–05–1310–DB] 71187 SUMMARY: The termination of benefits for stripper well properties was effective February 1, 2006, and replaced by Section 343 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was established a Marginal Property Production Incentives Program (MPPIP). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rudy Baier, Division of Fluid Minerals, BLM, (202) 452–5024. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except holidays, for assistance in reaching Mr. Baier. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Federal Register notice (70 FR 42093) dated July 21, 2005, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provided six-month notification, as required by regulation, to terminate the benefits of the royalty rate reductions granted under the stripper well royalty reductions (see 43 CFR 3103.4–2) program. In that FR notice, the BLM requested comments specifically on the financial conditions under which the BLM would reestablish the benefits under that program. The BLM received five comments. The comments will be considered if BLM develops a stripper/marginal property replacement program. The BLM has determined that it will not establish the current program since the MPPIP was established by Congress to take its place until the Secretary of the Interior issues regulations prescribing different relief. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: This notice informs the public that the comment period for the National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement covering all units of the National Park System is extended. SUMMARY: The National Park Service published a Notice of Availability on September 26, 2006, (71 FR 186) for the National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The public comment period was to expire December 15, 2006. This notice extends the public comment period until January 29, 2007. DATES: Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be accepted through January 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment on the Internet at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov (Select ‘‘Washington Office’’ from the ‘‘Choose a park’’ pick list and then click on the link for ‘‘benefits-sharing’’), in the office of the National Park Service Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC, and in the office of the Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mills, Benefits-Sharing EIS, Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190, (307)344–2203, benefitseis@nps.gov. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Benefits-Sharing EIS Team, Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190. You may also comment via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you do not receive a confirmation from the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-921-06-1320-EL; COC 67232]


Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Offering By Sealed Bid, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Lease Application COC 
67232.

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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 the B, D/E seams in Gunnison 
County, Colorado, hereinafter described as Federal coal lease 
application (LBA) COC 67232 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., Wednesday, January 24, 
2007. 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., Wednesday, January 24, 2007. 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 
67232, 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 
all recoverable coal reserves to be mined by underground mining methods 
in the following lands:

T. 13 S., R. 90 W., 6th P.M.
    Sec. 35, lots 5 through 7, inclusive, and lots 9 through 16, 
inclusive, except lands embraced in coal leases C-1362 and COC 
56447, as modified;
    Sec. 36, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\, except lands 
embraced in coal lease COC 56447, as modified.
T. 14 S., R. 90 W., 6th P.M.
    Sec. 1, lots 3, 4, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, W\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, 
and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 2, lots 1 through 4, inclusive, S\1/2\N\1/2\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\N\1/2\;
    Sec. 12, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\NE\1/4\.

    Containing approximately 1,517.13 acres in Gunnison County, 
Colorado.

    Total recoverable reserves are estimated to be 17.3 million tons. 
The underground mineable coal is ranked as high volatile B bituminous 
coal. Although other seams are included in the application, only the B 
and D/E seams are considered mineable. The estimated coal quality on an 
as-received basis for the B and D/E Seams are as follows:

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B Seam:
  BTU..................................  11,886 BTU/lb.
  Volatile Matter......................  35.80%
  Moisture.............................  8.50%
  Fixed Carbon.........................  47.00%
  Sulfur Content.......................  0.62%
  Ash Content..........................  8.56%
D/E Seam:
  BTU..................................  11,726 BTU/lb
  Moisture.............................  10.45%
  Sulfur Content.......................  0.46%
  Ash Content..........................  6.62%
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    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 8 percent of the value of coal 
mined by underground methods. The value of the coal will be

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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 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. E6-20913 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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