Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW185631, Wyoming, 41647 [2017-18505]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 169 / Friday, September 1, 2017 / Notices Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Michaela Noble, Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–18526 Filed 8–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY922000–L13200000–EL0000–17X, WYW185631] Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW185631, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Bridger Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. DATES: This notice of invitation will be published in the Rock Springs RocketMiner once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning the week of September 1, 2017. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the BLM and Bridger Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, no later than October 2, 2017. ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW185631): BLM, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; and, BLM, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Bridger Coal Company, c/o Interwest Mining Co., Attn: Scott M. Child, 1407 W. North Temple, #310, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 and the BLM Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Jackie Madson, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Madson, Land Law Examiner, at 307–775–6258 or jmadson@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Aug 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 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: Bridger Coal Company has applied to the BLM for a coal exploration license on public land to the northwest of the Jim Bridger power plant and underground coal mine. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain structural and quality information on the coal. The BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3410.2 require the publication of an invitation to participate in the coal exploration in the Federal Register. The Federal coal resources included in the exploration license application are located in the following described lands in Wyoming: Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 21 N., R. 101 W., sec. 4; sec. 8, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4. T. 22 N., R. 101 W., sec. 28, lots 5 thru 7, 10 thru 14, and NW1/ 4SE1/4; sec. 32, lots 1, 2, 7 thru 10, 14, and 15. The area described contains 1,560.85 acres. The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the BLM. Authority: 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Mary Jo Rugwell, State Director. [FR Doc. 2017–18505 Filed 8–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB00000.L51100000GN0000LVEMF 1604460.211B.16XMO#4500106342] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Greater Phoenix Project, Lander County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41647 and is announcing the beginning of the public comment period to solicit public comments on the Draft EIS. Newmont USA Limited (Newmont) is proposing to expand its existing Phoenix Mine, which is located approximately 12 miles southwest of the Town of Battle Mountain in Lander County, Nevada. The Greater Phoenix Project (Project) includes expanding the life of the Phoenix mine from 2040 to 2063; expanding the boundary of the mine by 10,611 acres from 8,228 acres to 18,839 acres; and increasing surface disturbance by 3,497 acres, from 8,374 to 11,871 acres, of which 5,896 acres involve public lands and 5,975 acres are private land. DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft EIS within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The date(s) and location(s) of any public meetings or other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, local media, newspapers, mailings, and the BLM Web site at: goo.gl/JwgwXA. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Project by any of the following methods: • Web site: goo.gl/JwgwXA. • Email: blm_nv_bmdo_ GreaterPhoenixProject@blm.gov. • Fax: 775–635–4034. • Mail: BLM Mount Lewis Field Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Mount Lewis Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Gabriel, Project Manager; telephone: 775–635–4000; address: 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820; or email: blm_nv_bmdo_ GreaterPhoenixProject@blm.gov. Contact Christine Gabriel to have your name added to BLM’s mailing list. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 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: Newmont is proposing to expand its existing operations in the Phoenix Mine area, located approximately 12 miles southwest of the Town of Battle E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY922000-L13200000-EL0000-17X, WYW185631]


Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License 
Application WYW185631, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the 
Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited 
to participate with Bridger Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing 
basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the 
United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

DATES: This notice of invitation will be published in the Rock Springs 
Rocket-Miner once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning the 
week of September 1, 2017. Any party electing to participate in this 
exploration program must send written notice to both the BLM and 
Bridger Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, no 
later than October 2, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review 
during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under 
number WYW185631): BLM, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, 
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; and, BLM, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 
Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. The written notice 
should be sent to the following addresses: Bridger Coal Company, c/o 
Interwest Mining Co., Attn: Scott M. Child, 1407 W. North Temple, #310, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84116 and the BLM Wyoming State Office, Branch of 
Solid Minerals, Attn: Jackie Madson, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 
82003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Madson, Land Law Examiner, at 
307-775-6258 or jmadson@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 
1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business 
hours. The FRS 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: Bridger Coal Company has applied to the BLM 
for a coal exploration license on public land to the northwest of the 
Jim Bridger power plant and underground coal mine. The purpose of the 
exploration program is to obtain structural and quality information on 
the coal. The BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3410.2 require the publication 
of an invitation to participate in the coal exploration in the Federal 
Register. The Federal coal resources included in the exploration 
license application are located in the following described lands in 
Wyoming:

Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming

T. 21 N., R. 101 W.,
    sec. 4;
    sec. 8, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4.

T. 22 N., R. 101 W.,
    sec. 28, lots 5 thru 7, 10 thru 14, and NW1/4SE1/4;
    sec. 32, lots 1, 2, 7 thru 10, 14, and 15.
    The area described contains 1,560.85 acres.

    The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be 
conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the BLM.

    Authority:  43 CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

Mary Jo Rugwell,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-18505 Filed 8-31-17; 8:45 am]
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