Notice of Invitation-Coal Exploration License Application MTM 106757, Montana, 76319 [2013-29965]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices Oklahoma Field Office, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is extending the scoping period for an RMP with an associated EIS for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas planning area. The EIS will also analyze decisions for Indian lands and mineral interests administered by the BIA Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Plans Regional Offices. The BLM will be the lead agency in the RMP/EIS development effort, and the BIA will participate as a cooperating agency and sign a separate Record of Decision for management decisions for Indian lands and mineral interests. For additional information regarding the planning area, issues, and planning criteria, please refer to the original Notice of Intent published on July 26, 2013 (78 FR 45266). You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments by the close of the 30 day scoping period or within 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. Parties interested in leasing and development of Federal coal in the planning area should provide coal resource data for their area(s) of interest. Specifically, information is requested on the location, quality, and quantity of Federal coal with development potential, and on surface resource values related to the 20 coal unsuitability criteria described in 43 CFR part 3461. This information will be used for any necessary updating of coal screening determination (43 CFR 3420.1–4) in the Decision Area and in the environmental analysis for the RMP. In addition to coal resource data, the BLM seeks resource information and data for other public land values (e.g., air quality, cultural and historic resources, fire/fuels, fisheries, forestry, lands and realty, non-energy minerals and geology, oil and gas, paleontology, rangeland management, recreation, soil, water, and wildlife) in the planning area. The purpose of this request is to assure that the planning effort has sufficient information and data to consider a reasonable range of resource uses, management options, and alternatives for the public lands. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Minerals and geology, archaeology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 livestock grazing, recreation, sociology, and economics. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2 Sheila K. Mallory, Acting State Director, Minerals. [FR Doc. 2013–29964 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT921000–12–L13200000–EL0000–P; MTM 106757] Notice of Invitation—Coal Exploration License Application MTM 106757, Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Signal Peak Energy, LLC on a pro rata cost sharing basis in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Yellowstone and Musselshell Counties, Montana, encompassing 2,039.64 acres. DATES: Any party seeking to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Signal Peak Energy, LLC as provided in the ADDRESSES section below no later than January 16, 2014 or 10 calendar days after the last publication of this Notice in the Roundup Record Tribune and Winnett Times newspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in the Roundup Record Tribune and Winnett Times, Roundup, Montana. Such written notice must refer to serial number MTM 106757. ADDRESSES: The proposed exploration license and plan are available for review from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the public room at the BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT. The exploration license application and exploration plan are also available for viewing on the Montana State Office coal Web site at http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/prog/ energy/coal.html. A written notice to participate in the exploration licenses should be sent to the State Director, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101–4669 and Signal Peak Energy, LLC, 100 Portal Drive, Roundup, MT 59072. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Drake by telephone at 406–896– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76319 5349 or by email at cdrake@blm.gov; or Connie Schaff by telephone at 406–896– 5060 or by email at cschaff@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: The exploration activities will be performed pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations at 43 CFR part 3410. The purpose of the exploration program is to gain additional geologic knowledge of the coal underlying the exploration area for the purpose of assessing the coal resources. The exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration license and plan approved by the BLM. The exploration plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. The lands to be explored for coal deposits in exploration license MTM 106757 are described as follows: Principal Meridian, Montana T. 5 N., R. 27 E., Sec. 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, S1⁄2; T. 6 N., R. 27 E., Sec. 24, NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, SW1⁄4; Sec. 34, SE1⁄4; T. 6 N., R. 28 E., Sec. 18, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, E1⁄2, and E1⁄2W1⁄2. Containing 2,039.64 acres. The Federal coal within the lands described for exploration license MTM 106757 is currently unleased for development of Federal coal reserves. Phillip C. Perlewitz, Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. 2013–29965 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCA942000 L57000000.BX0000] Filing of Plats of Survey: California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The plats of survey of lands described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLMT921000-12-L13200000-EL0000-P; MTM 106757]


Notice of Invitation--Coal Exploration License Application MTM 
106757, Montana

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with 
Signal Peak Energy, LLC on a pro rata cost sharing basis in a program 
for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of 
America in lands located in Yellowstone and Musselshell Counties, 
Montana, encompassing 2,039.64 acres.

DATES: Any party seeking to participate in this exploration program 
must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
and Signal Peak Energy, LLC as provided in the ADDRESSES section below 
no later than January 16, 2014 or 10 calendar days after the last 
publication of this Notice in the Roundup Record Tribune and Winnett 
Times newspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once 
a week for 2 consecutive weeks in the Roundup Record Tribune and 
Winnett Times, Roundup, Montana. Such written notice must refer to 
serial number MTM 106757.

ADDRESSES: The proposed exploration license and plan are available for 
review from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the public room 
at the BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT. 
The exploration license application and exploration plan are also 
available for viewing on the Montana State Office coal Web site at 
http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/prog/energy/coal.html.
    A written notice to participate in the exploration licenses should 
be sent to the State Director, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate 
Drive, Billings, MT 59101-4669 and Signal Peak Energy, LLC, 100 Portal 
Drive, Roundup, MT 59072.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Drake by telephone at 406-896-
5349 or by email at cdrake@blm.gov; or Connie Schaff by telephone at 
406-896-5060 or by email at cschaff@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: The exploration activities will be performed 
pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 
201(b), and to the regulations at 43 CFR part 3410. The purpose of the 
exploration program is to gain additional geologic knowledge of the 
coal underlying the exploration area for the purpose of assessing the 
coal resources. The exploration program is fully described and will be 
conducted pursuant to an exploration license and plan approved by the 
BLM. The exploration plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate 
exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. The lands to be 
explored for coal deposits in exploration license MTM 106757 are 
described as follows:

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 5 N., R. 27 E.,
    Sec. 4, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\;
T. 6 N., R. 27 E.,
    Sec. 24, NE\1/4\, W\1/2\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, SE\1/4\;
T. 6 N., R. 28 E.,
    Sec. 18, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, E\1/2\, and E\1/2\W\1/2\.

    Containing 2,039.64 acres.

    The Federal coal within the lands described for exploration license 
MTM 106757 is currently unleased for development of Federal coal 
reserves.

Phillip C. Perlewitz,
Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals.
[FR Doc. 2013-29965 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DN-P