Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota, 45276-45277 [2018-19299]

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AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that coal resources in lands 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, as amended. DATES: The lease sale will be held at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on October 10, 2018. Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 10 a.m., October 10, 2018. 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 this same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Fesko by telephone at 406–896– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5080 or by email at gfesko@blm.gov. Persons who use telecommunication devices 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: This sale is being held in response to a Lease-byApplication (LBA) filed by BNI Coal, Ltd. (BNI). The Federal coal resources to be offered are located in the followingdescribed lands: T.141 N, R. 83 W, 5th P.M. sec. 18: NE1⁄4. The 160-acre tract, located in Oliver County, North Dakota, contains an estimated 2.4 million tons of surface mineable Federal coal resources. The tract contains one mineable coal bed, the Hagel A bed. The Hagel A bed averages approximately 9.0 feet in thickness with an average overburden thickness of 43 feet. The coal quality for the Hagel A bed averages 6,729 BTUs per pound in heating value, 39.31 percent moisture, 5.74 percent ash, 0.76 percent sulfur, and 6.23 percent sodium-in-ash 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 fairmarket 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 provided in the ADDRESSES section and clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for NDM 102083 Coal Sale—Not to be opened before 11 a.m. October 10, 2018.’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2018 / Notices 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 $240,321.00 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 require 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. Bidding instructions for the tract 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 102083 is also available for public inspection at the Montana State Office. Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3–2 Al Nash, Acting State Director, BLM Montana/Dakotas. [FR Doc. 2018–19299 Filed 9–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO260000.L10600000.PC0000. LXSIADVSBD00.18X] Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of advisory board meeting. AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Advisory Board Public Meeting In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Advisory Board will hold a public meeting Tuesday through Thursday, October 9–11, 2018; from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. A public comment period will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at the Courtyard Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, 345 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; hotel website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ slccd-courtyard-salt-lake-citySUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 downtown/; hotel phone: 385–290– 6500. Written comments and statements must be mailed to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Attention: Dorothea Boothe WO–260, 20 M Street SE, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003, or emailed to: whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov by October 2, 2018, in order for the Board to consider them at the October meeting. Please include ‘‘Advisory Board Comment’’ in the subject line of the email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Wild Horse and Burro Program Coordinator, at 202–912–7654, or by email at dboothe@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. 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: The Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM Director, and the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, on matters pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR part 1780, subpart 1784. The tentative agenda for the meeting is: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (7:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.) Field Tour of the Onaqui Horse Herd Management Area—7:00 a.m. to Noon (The field tour is open to limited public attendance with advanced signup on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees must provide for their own transportation (high-clearance vehicle recommended) and personal needs. Field tour attendees will depart from the Courtyard Marriott at 7:00 a.m. To sign up, contact Dorothea Boothe by email at dboothe@blm.gov by September 28, 2018.) Advisory Board Working Group Meetings—1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) Welcome, Introductions, Agenda Review Program Overview Advisory Board General Business PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45277 Thursday, October 11, 2018 (8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.) Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review Topics of Interest to the Board Advisory Board General Business Advisory Board Working Group Reports Public Comment Period Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM The detailed final agenda will be posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting at https://www.blm.gov/ programs/wild-horse-and-burro/getinvolved/advisory-board. The meeting will be live-streamed at www.blm.gov/live. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. Boothe no later than September 25, 2018. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange for it. II. Public Comment Procedures On Thursday, October 11, 2018, members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse and Burro Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period should register in person with the BLM by 2:00 p.m. (MDT) on October 11, 2018, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, the Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous meetings, comments have been limited to 2 minutes in length; however, this time may vary. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section above no later than October 2, 2018, or bring a written copy to the meeting. There will be a webcam present during the entire meeting and individual comments will be recorded. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not required to submit written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM considers comments that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most useful and likely to influence the BLM’s decisions E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45276-45277]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19299]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLMT921000-15X-L51100000.GA0000-LVEME15CE410; NDM 102083; MO# 
4500119938]


Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of coal lease sale.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that coal resources in lands 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, as amended.

DATES: The lease sale will be held at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on October 
10, 2018. Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 10 a.m., October 
10, 2018.

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 this same 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Fesko by telephone at 406-896-
5080 or by email at [email protected]. Persons who use telecommunication 
devices 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: This sale is being held in response to a 
Lease-by- Application (LBA) filed by BNI Coal, Ltd. (BNI). The Federal 
coal resources to be offered are located in the following-described 
lands:

T.141 N, R. 83 W, 5th P.M.
    sec. 18: NE\1/4\.

    The 160-acre tract, located in Oliver County, North Dakota, 
contains an estimated 2.4 million tons of surface mineable Federal 
coal resources. The tract contains one mineable coal bed, the Hagel 
A bed. The Hagel A bed averages approximately 9.0 feet in thickness 
with an average overburden thickness of 43 feet. The coal quality 
for the Hagel A bed averages 6,729 BTUs per pound in heating value, 
39.31 percent moisture, 5.74 percent ash, 0.76 percent sulfur, and 
6.23 percent sodium-in-ash 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 provided in the ADDRESSES section and clearly 
marked ``Sealed Bid for NDM 102083 Coal Sale--Not to be opened before 
11 a.m. October 10, 2018.'' 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

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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 
$240,321.00 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 require 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. Bidding instructions for the tract 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 102083 is also available for public inspection at the Montana State 
Office.

    Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3-2

Al Nash,
Acting State Director, BLM Montana/Dakotas.
[FR Doc. 2018-19299 Filed 9-5-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-DN-P