Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah, 28002-28003 [2015-11845]

Download as PDF 28002 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 94 / Friday, May 15, 2015 / Notices identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR part 1500 et seq.) and the Department of the Interior Regulations (43 CFR part 46) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and in accordance with the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by part 209 of the Department Manual. Dated: May 1, 2015. Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–11298 Filed 5–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVC02000 L57000000.BX0000; 241A; MO# 4500077944] Notice of Temporary Closures of Public Land in Washoe County, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and relevant regulations, certain public land near Stead, Nevada, will be temporarily closed to all public use to provide for public safety during the 2015 Reno Air Racing Association Pylon Racing Seminar and the Reno National Championship Air Races. DATES: Temporary closure periods are June 17 through June 20, 2015, and September 16 through September 20, 2015. SUMMARY: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 21 N., R. 19 E., Sec. 8, E1⁄2E1⁄2, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 16, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4. The area described contains 450 acres, more or less, in Washoe County, Nevada. The closure notice and map of the closure area will be posted at the BLM Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada and on the BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ nv/st/en/fo/carsoncity_field.html. Roads leading into the public lands under the closure will be posted to notify the public of the closure. Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.9–7 and 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management will enforce the following rules in the area described above: All public use, whether motorized, on foot, or otherwise, is prohibited. Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to event officials, medical and rescue personnel, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events. Penalties: Any person who fails to comply with the closure orders is subject to arrest and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than $1,000 and/ or imprisonment for not more than 12 months under 43 CFR 8360.0–7. Violations may also be subject to the provisions of Title 18, U.S.C. 3571 and 3581. Authority: 43 CFR 8360.0–7 and 8364.1. Leon Thomas, Field Manager, Sierra Front Field Office. [FR Doc. 2015–11682 Filed 5–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 May 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 This coal lease sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) submitted by Canyon Fuel Company, LLC. to the BLM on March 18, 1998. The successful bidder must pay to the BLM the cost BLM incurs regarding the publishing of this sale notice. If there is no successful bidder, the applicant will be responsible for all publishing costs. The coal resources to be offered consist of all reserves recoverable by underground methods available in the following-described lands located in Sanpete County, Utah, approximately 10 miles southeast of Scofield, Utah, under both private and public surface. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bureau of Land Management [15X L1109AF LLUT920000 L13200000.EL0000, UTU–77114] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Thomas, 775–885–6000, email: l70thoma@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: This closure applies to all public use, including pedestrian use and vehicles. The public lands affected by this closure are described as follows: the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented. DATES: The lease sale will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 17, 2015. Sealed bids must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the Collections Officer, BLM Utah State Office or be hand delivered to the public room Contact Representatives, BLM Utah State Office at the address indicated below, and must be received on or before 10:00 a.m. on June 17, 2015. Any bid received after the time specified will not be considered and will be returned. The BLM public room Contact Representative will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered sealed bid. The outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid must clearly state that the envelope contains a bid for Coal Lease Sale UTU–77114 and is not to be opened before the date and hour of the sale. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Monument Conference Room at the following address: BLM-Utah State Office, Suite 500, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. Sealed bids can be hand delivered to the BLM public room Contact Representative or mailed to the Collections Officer, BLM Utah State Office, at the address given above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jeff McKenzie, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101–1345 or telephone 801–539– 4038. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office will offer certain coal resources described below as the Flat Canyon Tract (UTU–77114) in Sanpete County, Utah, for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the Federal regulations for competitive lease sale notices and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Salt Lake Meridian T. 13 S., R.6 E., Sec. 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4; E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 94 / Friday, May 15, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Sec. 28, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, S1/2NW1/ 4, and SW1/4; Sec. 33, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/ 4, E1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4. T. 14 S., R. 6 E., Sec. 4; Sec. 5. Containing approximately 2,692.16 acres. The tract is adjacent to the Skyline mine which contains other federal coal leases. The coal beds contained in this tract are under an average of 1,700 feet cover from the surface. The coal in the Flat Canyon tract has two economical coal beds; the Lower O’Conner B and the Flat Canyon beds. The minable portions of these coal beds are approximately 6 to 14 feet in thickness. The tract contains approximately 42 million tons of recoverable high-volatile B bituminous coal. The coal quality is based on an ‘‘as received basis’’ as follows: 12,400 Btu/lb., 5.80 percent moisture, 7.1 percent ash, 42.8 percent volatile matter, 43.8 percent fixed carbon and 0.50 percent sulfur. The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount provided that the high bid meet or exceeds the BLM’s estimate of the fair market value (FMV) 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 minimum bid is not intended to represent FMV. The FMV of the tract will be determined by the Authorized Officer after the sale. The BLM held a public hearing and requested comments on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the FMV of the Dry Canyon Tract on June 21, 2001. The BLM/U.S. Forest Service (USFS) prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement and a Record of Decision on January 3, 2002. No appeals of the BLM decision to lease were filed during the appeal period. The USFS issued consent to lease on February 4, 2013. On December 24, 2014, the Governor of the State of Utah recommended proceeding with this lease sale. The lease that may be 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 of 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 1206.250. The detailed statement for the offered tract, including bidding instructions and sales procedures under 43 CFR 3422.3– 2, and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease, is available from the BLM-Public Room, Utah State VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 May 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 Office, Suite 500, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. Case file documents, UTU–77114, are available for inspection during normal business hours in the BLM-Public Room, Suite 500. Approved: Jenna Whitlock, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–11845 Filed 5–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0020; DS63610000 DR2PS0000.CH7000 156D0102R2] Agency Information Collection Activities: Royalty and Production Reporting––OMB Control Number 1012–0004; Comment Request Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension. AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), ONRR is inviting comments on a collection of information request that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1210 and 1212. There are three forms associated with this information collection. DATES: Submit written comments on or before July 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this ICR to ONRR by using one of the following three methods (please reference ‘‘ICR 1012–0004’’ in your comments): 1. Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter ‘‘ONRR– 2011–0020’’ and then click ‘‘Search.’’ Follow the instructions to submit public comments. ONRR will post all comments. 2. Mail comments to Mr. Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, ONRR, P.O. Box 25165, MS 61030A, Denver, Colorado 80225–0165. 3. Hand-carry or mail comments, using an overnight courier service, to ONRR. Our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on technical issues, contact Lee-Ann Martin, Reporting and Solid Minerals Services, ONRR, telephone SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28003 (303) 231–3313, or email leeann.martin@onrr.gov. For other questions, contact Mr. Luis Aguilar, telephone (303) 231–3418, or email luis.aguilar@onrr.gov. You may also contact Mr. Aguilar to obtain copies, at no cost, of (1) the ICR, (2) any associated form, and (3) the regulations that require us to collect the information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior is responsible for collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals from leased Federal and Indian lands and the OuterContinental Shelf (OCS). The Secretary’s responsibility, under various laws, is to manage mineral resource production from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, collect the royalties and other mineral revenues due, and distribute the funds collected under those laws. ONRR performs the royalty management functions for the Secretary. We have posted those laws pertaining to mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS at http:// www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/PubLaws/ default.htm. The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. ONRR performs the minerals revenue management functions and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department’s trust responsibility for Indian lands. When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, and dispose of minerals from Federal or Indian lands, that company or individual agrees to pay the lessor a share in an amount or value of production from the leased lands. The lessee, or his designee, is required to report various kinds of information to the lessor relative to the disposition of the leased minerals. The ONRR financial accounting system is an integrated computer system that includes royalty, rental, bonus, and other payments; sales volumes and values; and royalty values as submitted by reporters. In the system, ONRR compares production volumes with royalty volumes to verify that reporters reported and paid proper royalties for the minerals produced. Additionally, we share the data electronically with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Tribal and State governments so they can perform their lease management responsibilities. We use the information collected in this ICR to ensure that royalty is appropriately paid, based on accurate E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 94 (Friday, May 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28002-28003]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11845]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[15X L1109AF LLUT920000 L13200000.EL0000, UTU-77114]


Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office will 
offer certain coal resources described below as the Flat Canyon Tract 
(UTU-77114) in Sanpete County, Utah, for competitive sale by sealed 
bid, in accordance with the Federal regulations for competitive lease 
sale notices and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and 
supplemented.

DATES: The lease sale will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 17, 2015. 
Sealed bids must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, 
to the Collections Officer, BLM Utah State Office or be hand delivered 
to the public room Contact Representatives, BLM Utah State Office at 
the address indicated below, and must be received on or before 10:00 
a.m. on June 17, 2015. Any bid received after the time specified will 
not be considered and will be returned.
    The BLM public room Contact Representative will issue a receipt for 
each hand-delivered sealed bid. The outside of the sealed envelope 
containing the bid must clearly state that the envelope contains a bid 
for Coal Lease Sale UTU-77114 and is not to be opened before the date 
and hour of the sale.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Monument Conference Room 
at the following address: BLM-Utah State Office, Suite 500, 440 West 
200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. Sealed bids can be hand 
delivered to the BLM public room Contact Representative or mailed to 
the Collections Officer, BLM Utah State Office, at the address given 
above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jeff McKenzie, 440 West 200 
South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345 or telephone 801-539-
4038. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during 
normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This coal lease sale is being held in 
response to a lease by application (LBA) submitted by Canyon Fuel 
Company, LLC. to the BLM on March 18, 1998. The successful bidder must 
pay to the BLM the cost BLM incurs regarding the publishing of this 
sale notice. If there is no successful bidder, the applicant will be 
responsible for all publishing costs.
    The coal resources to be offered consist of all reserves 
recoverable by underground methods available in the following-described 
lands located in Sanpete County, Utah, approximately 10 miles southeast 
of Scofield, Utah, under both private and public surface.

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 13 S., R.6 E.,
    Sec. 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

[[Page 28003]]

    Sec. 28, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;
    Sec. 33, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, 
and SE1/4.
T. 14 S., R. 6 E.,
    Sec. 4;
    Sec. 5.

    Containing approximately 2,692.16 acres.

    The tract is adjacent to the Skyline mine which contains other 
federal coal leases. The coal beds contained in this tract are under an 
average of 1,700 feet cover from the surface. The coal in the Flat 
Canyon tract has two economical coal beds; the Lower O'Conner B and the 
Flat Canyon beds. The minable portions of these coal beds are 
approximately 6 to 14 feet in thickness. The tract contains 
approximately 42 million tons of recoverable high-volatile B bituminous 
coal. The coal quality is based on an ``as received basis'' as follows: 
12,400 Btu/lb., 5.80 percent moisture, 7.1 percent ash, 42.8 percent 
volatile matter, 43.8 percent fixed carbon and 0.50 percent sulfur.
    The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest 
cash amount provided that the high bid meet or exceeds the BLM's 
estimate of the fair market value (FMV) 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 
minimum bid is not intended to represent FMV. The FMV of the tract will 
be determined by the Authorized Officer after the sale.
    The BLM held a public hearing and requested comments on the 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the FMV of the Dry Canyon 
Tract on June 21, 2001. The BLM/U.S. Forest Service (USFS) prepared a 
Final Environmental Impact Statement and a Record of Decision on 
January 3, 2002. No appeals of the BLM decision to lease were filed 
during the appeal period. The USFS issued consent to lease on February 
4, 2013. On December 24, 2014, the Governor of the State of Utah 
recommended proceeding with this lease sale.
    The lease that may be 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 of 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 1206.250.
    The detailed statement for the offered tract, including bidding 
instructions and sales procedures under 43 CFR 3422.3-2, and the terms 
and conditions of the proposed coal lease, is available from the BLM-
Public Room, Utah State Office, Suite 500, 440 West 200 South, Salt 
Lake City, Utah 84101. Case file documents, UTU-77114, are available 
for inspection during normal business hours in the BLM-Public Room, 
Suite 500.

    Approved:
Jenna Whitlock,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-11845 Filed 5-14-15; 8:45 am]
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