Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC-74219, 37826-37827 [2011-16052]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Florence, District Manager, BLM Arizona Strip District, 435–688–3200. subsection 204(e) of that Act, it is determined that an emergency situation exists and that extraordinary measures must be taken to preserve values that would otherwise be lost. It is therefore ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public lands are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the 1872 Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 22 et seq.), to protect the Grand Canyon Watershed from adverse effects of locatable hardrock mineral exploration and mining: Gila and Salt River Meridian Tps. 28 to 31 N., R. 1 E., Tps. 40 and 41 N., R. 1 E., Tps. 28 to 30 N., R. 2 E., Tps. 27 to 30 N., Rs. 3 to 6 E., Tps. 37 to 40 N., R. 3 E., Tps. 36 and 37 N., Rs. 4 and 5 E., T. 38 N., Rs. 3 to 5 E., T. 37 N., R. 6 E., Tps. 38 and 39 N., R. 6 E., Tps. 39 and 40 N., R. 7 E., T. 31 N., R. 1 W., Tps. 38 to 41 N., R. 1 W., Tps. 38 to 40 N., R. 2 W., Tps. 36 to 40 N., R. 3 W., Tps. 35 to 40 N., Rs. 4 and 5 W., Tps. 35 to 39 N., Rs. 6 and 7 W. The areas described above aggregate approximately 1,010,776 acres public and National Forest System lands in Coconino and Mohave Counties. 2. The withdrawal made by this Order does not alter the applicability of the public land laws other than the 1872 Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 22 et seq.). 3. This withdrawal will expire 6 months from the effective date of this Order. Dated: June 21 2011. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2011–16056 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, and in accordance with VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCO–921000–L51100000–GA0000– LVEMC10CC770; COC–74219] Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC–74219 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of availability. ACTION: In accordance with the Federal coal management regulations, the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease-By-Application (LBA) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment. The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office, will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources for Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, COC–74219. DATES: The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m, on August 17, 2011. Written comments should be received no later than September 16, 2011. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the BLM Little Snake Field Office (BLM/LSFO) 455 Emerson St., Craig, Colorado 81625. Written comments should be sent to Jennifer Maiolo at the same address. You may also send Jennifer Maiolo a fax at 970– 826–5002. Copies of the Draft EA, unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and MER report are available at the field office address above. Kurt M. Barton at 303–239–3714, kbarton@blm.gov, or Jennifer Maiolo at 970–826–5077, jmaiolo@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An LBA was filed by Sage Creek Holdings, LLC. The coal resource to be offered is limited to coal recoverable by underground mining methods. The Federal coal is located in the lands outside established coal production regions and may supplement the reserves at the Sage Creek Mine. The Federal coal resources are located in Routt County, Colorado. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sixth Principal Meridian, T. 5 N., R. 87 W., Sec. 21, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 22, N1⁄2, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. These lands contain 400 acres, more or less. The EA addresses the cultural, socioeconomic, environmental, and cumulative impacts that would likely result from leasing these coal lands. Two alternatives are addressed in the EA: Alternative 1: (Proposed Action) The tracts would be leased as requested in the application; and E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Notices Alternative 2: (No Action) The application would be rejected or denied. The Federal coal reserves would be bypassed. Proprietary data marked as confidential may be submitted to the BLM in response to this solicitation of public comments. Data so marked shall be treated in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the confidentiality of such information. A copy of the comments submitted by the public on the EA, FONSI, FMV, and MER, except those portions identified as proprietary by the author and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public inspection at the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield, Lakewood, Colorado 80215, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Comments on the EA, FMV, and MER should address, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: 1. The quality and quantity of the coal resources; 2. The method of mining to be employed to obtain MER of the coal, including specifications of the seams to be mined, timing and rate of production, restriction to mining, and the inclusion of the tracts in an existing mining operation; 3. The FMV appraisal including, but not limited to, the evaluation of the tract as an incremental unit of an existing mine, quality and quantity of the coal resource, selling price of the coal, mining and reclamation costs, net present value discount factors, depreciation and other tax accounting factors, value of the surface estate, the mining method or methods, and any comparable sales data on similar coal lands. The values given above may or may not change as a result of comments received from the public and changes in State market conditions between now and when final economic evaluations are completed. Written comments on the EA, MER, and FMV should be sent to Jennifer Maiolo at the above address prior to close of business on September 16, 2011. Substantive comments, whether written or oral, will receive equal consideration prior to any lease offering. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3422 and 3425. Dated: February 11, 2011. Helen M. Hankins, State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–16052 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018] Notice of Proposed Audit Delegation Renewals for the States of Oklahoma and Montana Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Interior. ACTION: Notice of States’ proposals for audit delegation renewals. AGENCY: The States of Oklahoma and Montana (States) are requesting that the SUMMARY: Montana Department of Revenue, Business, & Income Taxes Oklahoma ..... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The following officials are the States’ contacts for these proposals: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contact information Montana ........ Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector’s Office ............................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) renew current delegations of audit and investigation authority. This notice gives members of the public an opportunity to review and comment on the States’ proposals. DATES: Submit written comments on or before July 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice to ONRR by any of the following methods: • Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter ONRR– 2011–0018, and then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments. The ONRR will post all comments. • Mail comments to Armand Southall, Regulatory Specialist, ONRR, P.O. Box 25165, MS 61013C, Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference the Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018 in your comments. • Hand-carry comments or use an overnight courier service. Our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference the Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018 in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on technical issues, contact Heidi Badaracco, State and Indian Coordination, Financial and Program Management, ONRR, telephone (303) 231–3434. For comments or questions on procedural issues, contact Armand Southall, Regulatory Specialist, ONRR, telephone (303) 231–3221. You may obtain a paper copy of the proposals by contacting Mr. Southall by phone or at the address listed above for mailing comments. Department The ONRR received the States’ proposals January through March 2010. Under 30 CFR 1227.101(b)(1) (2010), the States request that ONRR delegate the royalty management functions of conducting audits and investigations. The States request delegation of these functions for producing Federal oil and gas leases within the States’ boundaries, 16:46 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Van Charlton, 125 North Roberts, Helena, MT 59601–4558, vcharlton@mt.gov, 406–444–3584. Mark Hudson, Director, Minerals Management Division, 2401 NW. 23rd Street, Suite 39, Oklahoma City, OK 73107. as applicable, and for other producing solid mineral or geothermal Federal leases within the States. The States do not request delegation of royalty and production reporting functions. The States of Oklahoma and Montana request 100-percent funding of the delegated functions for a 3-year period beginning October 1, 2011, with the PO 00000 Frm 00062 37827 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 opportunity to extend for an additional 3-year period. These States have current audit delegation agreements with ONRR, as shown in the table below. Therefore, ONRR has determined that a formal hearing for comments will not be held under 30 CFR 1227.105. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 28, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-16052]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCO-921000-L51100000-GA0000-LVEMC10CC770; COC-74219]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice 
of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease 
Application, COC-74219

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal coal management regulations, 
the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease-By-Application (LBA) 
Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and 
comment. The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) Colorado State Office, will hold a public hearing to receive 
comments on the EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic 
Recovery (MER) of the coal resources for Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, COC-
74219.

DATES: The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m, on August 17, 2011. 
Written comments should be received no later than September 16, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the BLM Little Snake 
Field Office (BLM/LSFO) 455 Emerson St., Craig, Colorado 81625. Written 
comments should be sent to Jennifer Maiolo at the same address. You may 
also send Jennifer Maiolo a fax at 970-826-5002. Copies of the Draft 
EA, unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and MER report 
are available at the field office address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt M. Barton at 303-239-3714, 
kbarton@blm.gov, or Jennifer Maiolo at 970-826-5077, jmaiolo@blm.gov. 
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call 
the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to 
contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question 
with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal 
business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An LBA was filed by Sage Creek Holdings, 
LLC. The coal resource to be offered is limited to coal recoverable by 
underground mining methods. The Federal coal is located in the lands 
outside established coal production regions and may supplement the 
reserves at the Sage Creek Mine. The Federal coal resources are located 
in Routt County, Colorado.

Sixth Principal Meridian,

T. 5 N., R. 87 W.,
    Sec. 21, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, N\1/2\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

    These lands contain 400 acres, more or less.

    The EA addresses the cultural, socioeconomic, environmental, and 
cumulative impacts that would likely result from leasing these coal 
lands. Two alternatives are addressed in the EA:
    Alternative 1: (Proposed Action) The tracts would be leased as 
requested in the application; and

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    Alternative 2: (No Action) The application would be rejected or 
denied. The Federal coal reserves would be bypassed.
    Proprietary data marked as confidential may be submitted to the BLM 
in response to this solicitation of public comments. Data so marked 
shall be treated in accordance with the laws and regulations governing 
the confidentiality of such information. A copy of the comments 
submitted by the public on the EA, FONSI, FMV, and MER, except those 
portions identified as proprietary by the author and meeting exemptions 
stated in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public 
inspection at the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield, Lakewood, 
Colorado 80215, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday 
through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Comments on the EA, FMV, 
and MER should address, but not necessarily be limited to, the 
following:
    1. The quality and quantity of the coal resources;
    2. The method of mining to be employed to obtain MER of the coal, 
including specifications of the seams to be mined, timing and rate of 
production, restriction to mining, and the inclusion of the tracts in 
an existing mining operation;
    3. The FMV appraisal including, but not limited to, the evaluation 
of the tract as an incremental unit of an existing mine, quality and 
quantity of the coal resource, selling price of the coal, mining and 
reclamation costs, net present value discount factors, depreciation and 
other tax accounting factors, value of the surface estate, the mining 
method or methods, and any comparable sales data on similar coal lands. 
The values given above may or may not change as a result of comments 
received from the public and changes in market conditions between now 
and when final economic evaluations are completed.
    Written comments on the EA, MER, and FMV should be sent to Jennifer 
Maiolo at the above address prior to close of business on September 16, 
2011. Substantive comments, whether written or oral, will receive equal 
consideration prior to any lease offering. Before including your 
address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying 
information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 
CFR 3422 and 3425.

    Dated: February 11, 2011.
Helen M. Hankins,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-16052 Filed 6-27-11; 8:45 am]
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