Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Application COC-78825, Dunn Ranch Tract, Colorado, 13919-13920 [2020-04847]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Notices U.S. Survey No. 5, accepted February 13, 2020, situated within: T. 51 S., R. 68 E. Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 11 S., R. 12 E., accepted February 13, 2020 U.S. Survey No. 14458, accepted February 21, 2020, situated within: Tps. 24, 25, and 26 S., R. 13 W., Tps. 23 and 24 S., R. 14 W. Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska T. 7 N., R. 14 E., officially filed October 1, 1991, Correction of Field Notes, dated February 21, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 1 N., R. 54 W., accepted February 12, 2020 T. 1 N., R. 55 W., accepted February 12, 2020 T. 1 S., R. 54 W., accepted February 12, 2020 T. 1 S., R. 55 W., accepted February 19, 2020 T. 3 S., R. 57 W., accepted February 11, 2020 T. 1 N., R. 73 W., officially filed October 11, 1996, Correction of Survey Plat, dated February 18, 2020. T. 2 N., R. 75 W., officially filed October 11, 1996, Correction of Survey Plat, dated February 13, 2020. T. 2 N., R. 75 W., officially filed December 16, 1998, Correction of Photogrammetric Resurvey and Segregation Survey Plat, dated February 14, 2020. T. 3 N., R. 72 W., officially filed October 11, 1996, Correction of Survey Plat, dated February 13, 2020. T. 49 S., R. 78 W., officially filed October 12, 1982, Amended Field Notes, dated February 21, 2020. U.S. Survey No. 8211, officially filed October 17, 1986, Correction of Field Notes, dated February 21, 2020, situated within: T. 1 N., R. 74 W. U.S. Survey No. 8236, officially filed October 17, 1986, Correction of Survey Plat, dated February 13, 2020, situated within: T. 2 N., R. 73 W. U.S. Survey No. 8237, officially filed October 17, 1986, Correction of Survey Plat, dated February 13, 2020, situated within: T. 2 N., R. 73 W. 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A notice of protest is considered filed on the date it is received by the State Director for the BLM in Alaska during VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 regular business hours; if received after regular business hours, a notice of protest will be considered filed the next business day. A written statement of reasons in support of a protest, if not filed with the notice of protest, must be filed with the State Director for the BLM in Alaska within 30 calendar days after the notice of protest is filed. If a notice of protest against a plat of survey is received prior to the scheduled date of official filing, the official filing of the plat of survey identified in the notice of protest will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat of survey will not be officially filed until the dismissal or resolution of all protests of the plat. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in a notice of protest or statement of reasons, you should be aware that the documents you submit, including your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly available in their entirety at any time. While you can ask the BLM to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 U.S.C. Chap. 3. Douglas N. Haywood, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2020–04882 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOS01000.L51100000.GA0000. LVEMC18CC400.20X] Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Application COC–78825, Dunn Ranch Tract, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of coal lease sale. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the coal resources in the lands described below in La Plata County, Colorado, will be offered for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended. DATES: The lease sale will be held at 10 a.m. on April 10, 2020. Sealed bids must be received by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office Public Room on or before 9:30 a.m. on April 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the 4th floor conference room of the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13919 Sealed bids must be submitted to the Public Room, BLM Colorado State Office, at this same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Siple, Mining Engineer, at 303– 239–3774 or dsiple@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 Mr. Siple during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. 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 GCC Energy, LLC (GCCE). These lands, known as the Dunn Ranch Tract (Tract), are located in La Plata County, Colorado, southwest of Hesperus, Colorado. The Federal coal resources to be offered are located in the following described lands: New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado T. 35 N., R. 11 W., sec. 18, lots 2 thru 5, 8, 9, and 10, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SW1⁄4; sec. 19, lots 1, 2, 6, and 7, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 35 N., R. 12 W., sec. 13, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; sec. 14, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; sec. 15, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; sec. 22, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; sec. 23, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; sec. 24, N1⁄2, SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; sec. 26, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4NW1⁄4; sec. 27, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. The area described contains 2,462.07 acres. The coal in the Tract has one minable coal bed, which is designated as the Upper Menefee coal seam. This seam is approximately 8.4 feet thick. The Tract is adjacent to GCCE’s King II Mine and contains approximately 9.54 million tons of recoverable high-volatile bituminous coal. The coal quality in the Upper Menefee coal seam is as follows: British Thermal Unit (BTU) ... Moisture ................................ Sulfur Content ....................... Ash Content .......................... 12,700 BTU/lb 6.24% 0.89% 7.04% 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 (FMV) of the Tract. The minimum bid for the Tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is not intended to E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13920 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Notices represent FMV. The authorized officer will determine if the bids meet FMV after the sale. The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the Public Room, BLM Colorado State Office (see ADDRESSES), and clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for COC–78825 Coal Sale—Not to be opened before 10 a.m. on April 10, 2020.’’ The Public Room representative will issue a receipt for each handdelivered bid. Bids received after 9:30 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 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 the BLM the cost recovery fee in the amount of $117,668.15, in addition to all processing costs the BLM incurs after the date of this sale notice (43 CFR 3473.2(f)). 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 8 percent of the value of coal mined by underground 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, with copies available at the BLM Colorado State Office (see ADDRESSES). Documents for case file COC–78825 are available for public inspection at the BLM Colorado State Office Public Room. (Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3–2) 22, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by March 25, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before February 22, 2020. Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Nominations submitted by State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers: CALIFORNIA Los Angeles County Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Can˜ada Flintridge, SG100005157 Riverside County Miller, Grace Lewis, House, 2311 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, SG100005158 MONTANA Gregory P. Shoop, Colorado Associate State Director. Lewis and Clark County Quinn’s Garage, 206 Main St., Augusta, SG100005163 [FR Doc. 2020–04847 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–29926; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] Grafton County Lyme-East Thetford Bridge, VT 113/East Thetford Rd. over the Connecticut R., Lyme, SG100005159 National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before February SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Rockingham County Kensington Social Library, 126 Amesbury Rd., Kensington, SG100005160 Old Deerfield Center Historic District 51, 58, 68, 70 Church St.; 23 Lang Rd.; 49, 51, 53 Meetinghouse Hill Rd.; 8, 20, 24, Mt. Delight Rd.; Cemetery, north side of PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 NEW JERSEY Cumberland County Siloam Cemetery, 550 North Valley Ave., Vineland, SG100005155 RHODE ISLAND Providence County First Universalist Church, 78 Earle St., Woonsocket, SG100005156 VERMONT Orange County Lyme-East Thetford Bridge, VT 113/East Thetford Rd. over the Connecticut R., Thetford, SG100005159 Additional documentation has been received for the following resource: OREGON Multnomah County Ladd’s Addition Historic District, Bounded by SE Division, Hawthorne, Twelfth, and Twentieth Sts., Portland, AD88001310 (Authority: Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60) Dated: February 24, 2020. Julie H. Ernstein, Supervisory Archeologist, National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program. [FR Doc. 2020–04803 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 201S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 20XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029–0055] Agency Information Collection Activities; Rights of Entry Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to the Mark Gehlhar, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1849 C Street NW, Room 4556–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to mgehlhar@osmre.gov. Please SUMMARY: Cheshire County Faulkner & Colony Woolen Mill, 222 West St., Keene, SG100005161 National Park Service Meetinghouse Hill Rd., Deerfield, SG100005162 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 47 (Tuesday, March 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13919-13920]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04847]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCOS01000.L51100000.GA0000.LVEMC18CC400.20X]


Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Application COC-
78825, Dunn Ranch Tract, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of coal lease sale.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the coal resources in the lands 
described below in La Plata County, Colorado, will be offered for 
competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the Mineral Leasing 
Act of 1920, as amended.

DATES: The lease sale will be held at 10 a.m. on April 10, 2020. Sealed 
bids must be received by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado 
State Office Public Room on or before 9:30 a.m. on April 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the 4th floor conference room 
of the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 
80215. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Public Room, BLM Colorado 
State Office, at this same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Siple, Mining Engineer, at 303-
239-3774 or [email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-
877-8339 to contact Mr. Siple during normal business hours. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or 
question. 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 GCC Energy, LLC (GCCE). These 
lands, known as the Dunn Ranch Tract (Tract), are located in La Plata 
County, Colorado, southwest of Hesperus, Colorado. The Federal coal 
resources to be offered are located in the following described lands:

New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado

T. 35 N., R. 11 W.,
    sec. 18, lots 2 thru 5, 8, 9, and 10, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\;
    sec. 19, lots 1, 2, 6, and 7, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/
4\NW\1/4\.
T. 35 N., R. 12 W.,
    sec. 13, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\, NE\1/
4\SE\1/4\, and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    sec. 14, S\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/
4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    sec. 15, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\ and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    sec. 22, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/
4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/
4\, and E\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    sec. 23, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, SE\1/
4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    sec. 24, N\1/2\, SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    sec. 26, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/
4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/
4\, and SE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    sec. 27, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\.

The area described contains 2,462.07 acres.

    The coal in the Tract has one minable coal bed, which is designated 
as the Upper Menefee coal seam. This seam is approximately 8.4 feet 
thick. The Tract is adjacent to GCCE's King II Mine and contains 
approximately 9.54 million tons of recoverable high-volatile bituminous 
coal. The coal quality in the Upper Menefee coal seam is as follows:

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British Thermal Unit (BTU)..............................   12,700 BTU/lb
Moisture................................................           6.24%
Sulfur Content..........................................           0.89%
Ash Content.............................................           7.04%
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    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 (FMV) of the Tract. The minimum bid 
for the Tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is 
not intended to

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represent FMV. The authorized officer will determine if the bids meet 
FMV after the sale.
    The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return receipt 
requested, or be hand delivered to the Public Room, BLM Colorado State 
Office (see ADDRESSES), and clearly marked ``Sealed Bid for COC-78825 
Coal Sale--Not to be opened before 10 a.m. on April 10, 2020.'' The 
Public Room representative will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered 
bid. Bids received after 9:30 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 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 the BLM the cost recovery fee in the amount of 
$117,668.15, in addition to all processing costs the BLM incurs after 
the date of this sale notice (43 CFR 3473.2(f)).
    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 8 percent of the value of coal mined by 
underground 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, with copies available at the BLM Colorado 
State Office (see ADDRESSES). Documents for case file COC-78825 are 
available for public inspection at the BLM Colorado State Office Public 
Room.

(Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3-2)

Gregory P. Shoop,
Colorado Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-04847 Filed 3-9-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-JB-P