Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota, 46452 [E9-21663]

Download as PDF 46452 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 9, 2009 / Notices the decision shall have until October 9, 2009 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Resolution Branch. [FR Doc. E9–21662 Filed 9–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–LLMTC03000–L13200000EL0000 NDM 97633] Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the coal reserves in the lands described below in Oliver County, North Dakota, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. DATES: The lease sale will be held at 11 a.m. on October 15, 2009. Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 10 a.m. October 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the 920 Conference Room of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Cashier, BLM Montana State Office, at the address given above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Giovanini, Mining Engineer, at VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:47 Sep 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 406–896–5084 or Connie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, at 406–896–5060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) filed by The BNI Coal, Ltd. The Federal coal reserves to be offered consist of all recoverable reserves in the following described lands: T. 142 N., R. 84 W., 5th P. M. Sec. 32: N1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. The 160-acre tract, located in Oliver County, North Dakota, contains an estimated 3.0 million tons of recoverable coal reserves. The tract averages 10.0 feet in thickness with an average overburden depth of 75 feet, 6,669 BTU per pound in heating value, 7.75 percent ash, and 0.88 percent sulfur content. 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 minimum bid is not intended to represent fair market value. The fair market value will be determined by the authorized officer after the sale. The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return-receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the Cashier, BLM Montana State Office, at the address given above and clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for NDM 97633 Coal Sale— Not to be opened before 11 a.m. October 15, 2009.’’ The cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. Bids received after 10 a.m. will not be considered. If identical high bids are received, the tying high bidders will be requested to submit follow-up sealed bids until a high bid is received. All tiebreaking sealed-bids must be submitted within 15 minutes following the sale official’s announcement at the sale that identical high bids have been received. Prior to lease issuance, the high bidder, if other than the applicant, must pay to the BLM the cost recovery fees in the amount of $21,756 in addition to all processing costs the BLM incurs after the date of this sale notice (43 CFR 3473.2). 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. Bidding instructions for the tracts offered and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease are included in PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Detailed Statement of Lease Sale. Copies of the statement and the proposed coal lease are available at the Montana State Office. Casefile NDM 97633 is also available for public inspection at the Montana State Office. Phillip C. Perlewitz, Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. E9–21663 Filed 9–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation B.F. Sisk Dam Corrective Action Project, Merced County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement/ environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public scoping meeting. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the lead federal agency, and the State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR), as the lead state agency, are preparing a joint EIS/EIR, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), respectively, for the B.F. Sisk Dam Corrective Action Project (proposed action). The purpose of the proposed action is to improve public safety by modifying B.F. Sisk Dam to mitigate potential safety concerns identified in the ongoing Corrective Action Study (CAS). Engineering and economic studies are currently being conducted by Reclamation and DWR to determine corrective action alternatives (modifications) that would address potential safety concerns related to structure stability under extreme seismic loading conditions. A scoping meeting will be held to obtain input on alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS/EIR. Written comments may also be sent, emailed, or faxed. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Luis Recreation Area, Gustine, CA. ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting will be held in the conference room at the California Department of Parks and Recreation Four Rivers Sector Office, 31426 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, CA 95322. Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be sent by close of business on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 to: Ms. Patti Clinton, Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-LLMTC03000-L13200000EL0000 NDM 97633]


Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the coal reserves in the lands 
described below in Oliver County, North Dakota, will be offered for 
competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of 
the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920.

DATES: The lease sale will be held at 11 a.m. on October 15, 2009. 
Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 10 a.m. October 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the 920 Conference Room of 
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana State Office, 5001 
Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669. Sealed bids must be 
submitted to the Cashier, BLM Montana State Office, at the address 
given above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Giovanini, Mining Engineer, at 
406-896-5084 or Connie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, at 406-896-5060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This sale is being held in response to a 
lease by application (LBA) filed by The BNI Coal, Ltd. The Federal coal 
reserves to be offered consist of all recoverable reserves in the 
following described lands:

T. 142 N., R. 84 W., 5th P. M.
    Sec. 32: N\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

    The 160-acre tract, located in Oliver County, North Dakota, 
contains an estimated 3.0 million tons of recoverable coal reserves. 
The tract averages 10.0 feet in thickness with an average overburden 
depth of 75 feet, 6,669 BTU per pound in heating value, 7.75 percent 
ash, and 0.88 percent sulfur content.
    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 minimum bid is not 
intended to represent fair market value. The fair market value will be 
determined by the authorized officer after the sale.
    The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return-receipt 
requested, or be hand delivered to the Cashier, BLM Montana State 
Office, at the address given above and clearly marked ``Sealed Bid for 
NDM 97633 Coal Sale--Not to be opened before 11 a.m. October 15, 
2009.'' The cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. 
Bids received after 10 a.m. will not be considered. If identical high 
bids are received, the tying high bidders will be requested to submit 
follow-up sealed 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. Prior to lease issuance, the high bidder, if other than the 
applicant, must pay to the BLM the cost recovery fees in the amount of 
$21,756 in addition to all processing costs the BLM incurs after the 
date of this sale notice (43 CFR 3473.2).
    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. 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 
statement and the proposed coal lease are available at the Montana 
State Office. Casefile NDM 97633 is also available for public 
inspection at the Montana State Office.

Phillip C. Perlewitz,
Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals.
[FR Doc. E9-21663 Filed 9-8-09; 8:45 am]
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