Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Wyoming, 60385-60386 [E7-20771]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain coal resources in the South Maysdorf Coal Tract described below in Campbell County, Wyoming, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.). DATES: The lease sale will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 4 p.m., on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the First Floor Conference Room (Room 107), of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Cashier, BLM Wyoming State Office, at the address given above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mavis Love, Land Law Examiner, or Robert Janssen, Coal Coordinator, at 307–775–6258, and 307–775–6206, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This coal lease sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) filed by Cordero Mining Company, Gillette, Wyoming. The coal resource to be offered consists of all reserves recoverable by surface mining methods in the following-described lands located in central Campbell County approximately 3–4 miles east of State Highway 59, 6–11 miles south of Bishop Road, and adjacent to the western and southern lease boundary of the Cordero Rojo mine: T. 46 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming. Section 4: Lots 5 through 7, 10 through 15, 18 through 20; Section 9: Lots 1 through 5; Section 10: Lots 1 through 6; Section 11: Lots 1 through 12; E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 60386 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 24, 2007 / Notices yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES T. 47 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming. Section 21: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 11, 14 through 16; Section 28: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 11, 14 through 16; Section 33: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 11, 14 through 16. Containing 2,900.24 acres more or less. The tract is adjacent to Federal and State of Wyoming leases to the east and north controlled by the Cordero Rojo Mine. It is adjacent to additional unleased Federal coal to the west and south. It is also adjacent to about 540 acres of private coal controlled by the Cordero Rojo Mine. All of the acreage offered has been determined to be suitable for mining except for the main line railroad right-of-way in the far southeast portion of the LBA. Features such as the county roads and pipelines can be moved to permit coal recovery. The Belle Fourche River crosses the LBA, but can be diverted to allow mining. In addition, numerous oil and/ or gas wells have been drilled on the tract. The estimate of the bonus value of the coal lease will include consideration of the future production from these wells. An economic analysis of this future income stream will determine whether a well is bought out and plugged prior to mining or reestablished after mining is completed. The surface estate of the tract is owned by Cordero Mining Company, Cordero Rojo, Inc., a private individual, and the United States. The tract contains surface mineable coal reserves in the Wyodak seam currently being recovered in the adjacent, existing mine. On the LBA tract, the Wyodak seam is generally a single seam averaging about 60 feet thick. An area containing no coal trends east/west across portions of section 4 in the southern portion of the LBA. Also, the southern portion of the LBA may have a rider of approximately 5–7 feet thick, which splits off the main seam with interburden ranging from 4–25 feet thick. Overburden depths to the Wyodak seam range from 60–340 feet thick on the LBA. The tract contains an estimated 288,082,000 tons of mineable coal. This estimate of mineable reserves includes the main Wyodak seam and rider mentioned above but does not include any tonnage from localized seams or splits containing less than 5 feet of coal. It does not include the adjacent State of Wyoming or private coal although these reserves are expected to be recovered in conjunction with the LBA. It also excludes coal within and along the railroad right of way as required by typical mining practices. The total mineable stripping ratio (BCY/Ton) of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 the coal is about 3.5:1. Potential bidders for the LBA should consider the recovery rate expected from thick seam and multiple seam mining. The Maysdorf South LBA coal is ranked as subbituminous C. The overall average quality on an as-received basis is 8404 BTU/lb with about 0.29% sulfur. These quality averages place the coal reserves near the lower/middle of the range of coal quality currently being mined in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin. The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount provided that the high bid meets or exceeds the BLM’s estimate of the fair market value of the tract. The minimum bid for the tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The bids should be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered. The Cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. Bids received after 4 p.m., on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, will not be considered. The minimum bid is not intended to represent fair market value. The fair market value of the tract will be determined by the Authorized Officer after the sale. 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 payment to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of coal produced by strip or auger mining methods and 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. Bidding instructions for the tract offered and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease are available from the BLM Wyoming State Office at the addresses above. Case file documents, WYW174407, are available for inspection at the BLM Wyoming State Office. Dated: July 10, 2007. Alan Rabinoff, Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. [FR Doc. E7–20771 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–030–07–1610–PH–24–1A] Notice of Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) Meeting. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and The Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The GSENMAC will meet November 28 and 29, 2007; with an optional field trip on November 27. ADDRESSES: The GSENMAC will meet at the GSENM Visitor Center, Conference Room, 745 HWY 89 East, Kanab, Utah. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs Officer, GSENM Headquarters Office, 190 East Center, Kanab, Utah 84741; phone (435) 644–4310, or e-mail larry_crutchfield@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting on November 28 will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m.; the meeting on November 29 will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. A geology/paleontology-oriented field trip is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 27. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) was first appointed by the Secretary of Interior on September 26, 2003, pursuant to the Monument Management Plan, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) and was subsequently reappointed June 2, 2006. As specified in the Monument Management Plan, the GSENMAC will have several primary tasks (1) Review evaluation reports produced by the Management Science Team and make recommendations on protocols and projects to meet overall objectives. (2) Review appropriate research proposals and make recommendations on project necessity and validity. (3) Make recommendations regarding allocation of research funds through review of research and project proposals as well as needs identified through the evaluation process above. (4) Could be consulted on issues such as protocols for specific projects. Topics to be presented and discussed by the GSENMAC include: Management updates to the GSENMAC; the Administrative Sub-committee report; and the integration of science and management. Members of the public are welcome to address the committee beginning at 5 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-1320-EL, WYW174407]


Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain coal resources in the 
South Maysdorf Coal Tract described below in Campbell County, Wyoming, 
will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with 
the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 
U.S.C. 181 et seq.).

DATES: The lease sale will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, November 
28, 2007. Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 4 p.m., on 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the First Floor Conference 
Room (Room 107), of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State 
Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. 
Sealed bids must be submitted to the Cashier, BLM Wyoming State Office, 
at the address given above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mavis Love, Land Law Examiner, or 
Robert Janssen, Coal Coordinator, at 307-775-6258, and 307-775-6206, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This coal lease sale is being held in 
response to a lease by application (LBA) filed by Cordero Mining 
Company, Gillette, Wyoming. The coal resource to be offered consists of 
all reserves recoverable by surface mining methods in the following-
described lands located in central Campbell County approximately 3-4 
miles east of State Highway 59, 6-11 miles south of Bishop Road, and 
adjacent to the western and southern lease boundary of the Cordero Rojo 
mine:

T. 46 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming.
    Section 4: Lots 5 through 7, 10 through 15, 18 through 20;
    Section 9: Lots 1 through 5;
    Section 10: Lots 1 through 6;
    Section 11: Lots 1 through 12;

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T. 47 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming.
    Section 21: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 11, 14 through 16;
    Section 28: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 11, 14 through 16;
    Section 33: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 11, 14 through 16.

    Containing 2,900.24 acres more or less.

    The tract is adjacent to Federal and State of Wyoming leases to the 
east and north controlled by the Cordero Rojo Mine. It is adjacent to 
additional unleased Federal coal to the west and south. It is also 
adjacent to about 540 acres of private coal controlled by the Cordero 
Rojo Mine. All of the acreage offered has been determined to be 
suitable for mining except for the main line railroad right-of-way in 
the far southeast portion of the LBA. Features such as the county roads 
and pipelines can be moved to permit coal recovery. The Belle Fourche 
River crosses the LBA, but can be diverted to allow mining. In 
addition, numerous oil and/or gas wells have been drilled on the tract. 
The estimate of the bonus value of the coal lease will include 
consideration of the future production from these wells. An economic 
analysis of this future income stream will determine whether a well is 
bought out and plugged prior to mining or re-established after mining 
is completed. The surface estate of the tract is owned by Cordero 
Mining Company, Cordero Rojo, Inc., a private individual, and the 
United States.
    The tract contains surface mineable coal reserves in the Wyodak 
seam currently being recovered in the adjacent, existing mine. On the 
LBA tract, the Wyodak seam is generally a single seam averaging about 
60 feet thick. An area containing no coal trends east/west across 
portions of section 4 in the southern portion of the LBA. Also, the 
southern portion of the LBA may have a rider of approximately 5-7 feet 
thick, which splits off the main seam with interburden ranging from 4-
25 feet thick. Overburden depths to the Wyodak seam range from 60-340 
feet thick on the LBA.
    The tract contains an estimated 288,082,000 tons of mineable coal. 
This estimate of mineable reserves includes the main Wyodak seam and 
rider mentioned above but does not include any tonnage from localized 
seams or splits containing less than 5 feet of coal. It does not 
include the adjacent State of Wyoming or private coal although these 
reserves are expected to be recovered in conjunction with the LBA. It 
also excludes coal within and along the railroad right of way as 
required by typical mining practices. The total mineable stripping 
ratio (BCY/Ton) of the coal is about 3.5:1. Potential bidders for the 
LBA should consider the recovery rate expected from thick seam and 
multiple seam mining.
    The Maysdorf South LBA coal is ranked as subbituminous C. The 
overall average quality on an as-received basis is 8404 BTU/lb with 
about 0.29% sulfur. These quality averages place the coal reserves near 
the lower/middle of the range of coal quality currently being mined in 
the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin.
    The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest 
cash amount provided that the high bid meets or exceeds the BLM's 
estimate of the fair market value of the tract. The minimum bid for the 
tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The bids should be sent by 
certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered. The 
Cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. Bids received 
after 4 p.m., on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, will not be considered. 
The minimum bid is not intended to represent fair market value. The 
fair market value of the tract will be determined by the Authorized 
Officer after the sale. 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 payment to the United States of 12.5 
percent of the value of coal produced by strip or auger mining methods 
and 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.
    Bidding instructions for the tract offered and the terms and 
conditions of the proposed coal lease are available from the BLM 
Wyoming State Office at the addresses above. Case file documents, 
WYW174407, are available for inspection at the BLM Wyoming State 
Office.

    Dated: July 10, 2007.
Alan Rabinoff,
Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands.
[FR Doc. E7-20771 Filed 10-23-07; 8:45 am]
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