Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council, 8710-8711 [E8-2791]

Download as PDF 8710 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1320–EL, WYW154432] Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain coal resources in the North Maysdorf Coal Tract described below in Campbell County, Wyoming, will be reoffered 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 reoffer will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 4 p.m., on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. ADDRESSES: The lease sale reoffer 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. This coal lease sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) filed by Cordero Mining Company, Gillette, Wyoming. The North Maysdorf Tract was previously offered on October 18, 2007, and the one bid received at that sale was rejected because it did not meet the BLM’s estimate of fair market value. The coal resource to be offered consists of all reserves recoverable by surface mining methods in the followingdescribed lands located in central Campbell County, approximately 2 miles east of State Highway 59, 4 miles south of Bishop Road, and is adjacent to the southern lease boundary of the Belle Ayr Mine and the northwest lease boundary of the Cordero Rojo Mine: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: T. 47 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Section 7: Lots 5, 12, 13, 20; Section 8: Lots 3 through 6, 11 through 13. Containing 445.89 acres more or less. The tract is adjacent to Federal coal leases to the north and east held by the Belle Ayr and Cordero Rojo Mines, respectively. It is adjacent to additional VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Feb 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 unleased Federal coal to the west and south. It is also adjacent to about 40 acres of private coal controlled by the Cordero Rojo Mine. All of the acreage offered has been determined to be suitable for mining. Features such as pipelines can be moved to permit coal recovery. In addition, 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 any 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, Caballo Rojo, Inc. and Foundation Wyoming Land Company. 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 approximately 70 feet thick. The overburden depths range from 170–360 feet thick on the LBA. The tract contains an estimated 54,657,000 tons of mineable coal. This estimate of mineable reserves includes the main Wyodak seam but does not include any tonnage from localized seams or splits containing less than 5 feet of coal. It does not include the adjacent private coal although these reserves are expected to be recovered in conjunction with the LBA. The total mineable stripping ratio (BCY/Ton) of the coal is about 3.7:1. Potential bidders for the LBA should consider the recovery rate expected from thick seam mining. The North Maysdorf LBA coal is ranked as subbituminous C. The overall average quality on an as-received basis is 8586 BTU/lb with about 0.27% sulfur. These quality averages place the coal reserves near the 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. No bid that is less than $100 per acre, or fraction thereof, will be considered. 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, March 18, 2008, will not be considered. The minimum bid is not intended to represent fair market value. The fair market value of PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, WYW154432, are available for inspection at the BLM Wyoming State Office. Dated: January 29, 2008. Larry Claypool, Acting Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. [FR Doc. E8–2043 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–110] Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council ACTION: Notice of public tour. 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 (BLM) Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a public tour as indicated below. DATES: The public tour will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the Clear Creek Management Area, which comprises 63,000 acres of BLM public lands in southern San Benito and western Fresno counties, California. Members of the public are welcome to attend the tour, but must provide their own transportation and lunch. Those who wish to attend the tour should meet at the Oak Flat Campground, located on Clear Creek Road off Coalinga-Los Gatos Road, at 10 a.m. The tour should conclude at about 4 p.m. The event may be postponed to a later date if there is inclement weather. To confirm the tour will take place as planned, call the BLM Hollister Field Office at (831) 630–5000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BLM Hollister Field Office Manager E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2008 / Notices Rick Cooper, (831) 630–5010; or BLM Central California Public Affairs Officer David Christy, (916) 985–4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The twelve-member Central California RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of public land issues associated with public land management in the Central California. This tour will focus on issues for the Clear Creek Management Area. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations should contact the BLM as indicated above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: February 7, 2008. David Christy, Public Affairs Officer. [FR Doc. E8–2791 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] [Investigation No. 337–TA–589] [MT–922–08–1310–FI–P; SDM 96171] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; SDM 96171 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), BTA Oil Producers, LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease SDM 96171, Harding County, South Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre and 162⁄3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: • The original terms and conditions of the lease; • The increased rental of $10 per acre; • The increased royalty of 162⁄3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and • The $163 cost of publishing this Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Jkt 214001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. Bureau of Land Management 16:49 Feb 13, 2008 BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Aug<31>2005 Dated: February 7, 2008. Karen L. Johnson, Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section. [FR Doc. E8–2802 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] In the Matter of: Certain Switches and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the Investigation BILLING CODE 1820–XX–P SUMMARY: Karen L. Johnson, Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, 406– 896–5098. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is no violation of 19 U.S.C. 1337 by respondents Belkin International, Inc., Belkin, Inc., and Emine Technology Co., Ltd. in the above-referenced investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Walters, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5468. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This investigation was instituted on December 7, 2006, based on a complaint filed by ATEN International Co., Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan, and ATEN Technology, Inc. of Irvine, California (collectively, ‘‘ATEN’’). The complaint alleged PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8711 violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain switches and products containing the same by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent No. 7,035,112. The complaint named six respondents: Belkin International, Inc., Belkin, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Belkin’’), Emine Technology Co., Ltd. (‘‘Emine’’), RATOC Systems, Inc., RATOC Systems International, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘RATOC’’), and JustCom Tech, Inc. (‘‘JustCom’’). The Commission has terminated the investigation with respect to RATOC and JustCom based on settlement agreements, including a consent order. On November 7, 2007, the ALJ issued his final initial determination (‘‘ID’’), and on November 21, 2007, he issued his recommended determination on remedy and bonding. In his ID, the ALJ found that Belkin’s and Emine’s accused products do not infringe asserted claims 1 and 12–21. In addition, the ALJ found that the claims are not invalid for anticipation or obviousness. The ALJ also found that the claims are not invalid for lack of written description support and that the patent is not unenforceable for inequitable conduct. Further, the ALJ found that there was no domestic industry based on the asserted patent. ATEN, Belkin, Emine, and the Commission investigative attorney each filed petitions for review of the ALJ’s ID and responses to the petitions. The Commission determined to review a portion of the ALJ’s ID and requested briefing from the parties on the issues under review and on remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final ID, the written submissions on review, and the responses thereto, the Commission has determined (1) to modify the ALJ’s claim construction of the term ‘‘body;’’ (2) to adopt the ALJ’s claim construction of the terms ‘‘fixedly attached’’ and ‘‘integrated into;’’ (3) to determine that Belkin’s and Emine’s products do not infringe the asserted claims under the adopted claim construction; and (4) to determine that, alternatively, if a broad claim construction were adopted for the term ‘‘body,’’ the claims would be invalid for anticipation or obviousness in light of the asserted prior art. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in section 210.45 of the Commission’s E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-110]


Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council

ACTION: Notice of public tour.

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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 (BLM) Central 
California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a public tour as 
indicated below.

DATES: The public tour will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the 
Clear Creek Management Area, which comprises 63,000 acres of BLM public 
lands in southern San Benito and western Fresno counties, California. 
Members of the public are welcome to attend the tour, but must provide 
their own transportation and lunch. Those who wish to attend the tour 
should meet at the Oak Flat Campground, located on Clear Creek Road off 
Coalinga-Los Gatos Road, at 10 a.m. The tour should conclude at about 4 
p.m. The event may be postponed to a later date if there is inclement 
weather. To confirm the tour will take place as planned, call the BLM 
Hollister Field Office at (831) 630-5000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BLM Hollister Field Office Manager

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Rick Cooper, (831) 630-5010; or BLM Central California Public Affairs 
Officer David Christy, (916) 985-4474.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The twelve-member Central California RAC 
advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of 
public land issues associated with public land management in the 
Central California. This tour will focus on issues for the Clear Creek 
Management Area. Individuals who plan to attend and need special 
assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable 
accommodations should contact the BLM as indicated above.

    Dated: February 7, 2008.
David Christy,
Public Affairs Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-2791 Filed 2-13-08; 8:45 am]
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