Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW185481, Wyoming, 14499 [2020-05055]

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[FR Doc. 2020–05044 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [LLWY920000.L57000000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW185481, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW185481 from Allen & Kirmse Limited for land in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Hite, Branch Chief for Fluid Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; phone 307–775–6176; email chite@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Hite 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. A reply will be sent during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Termination of a lease is automatic and statutorily imposed by Congress when rental fees are not paid in a timely manner. Similarly, reinstatement terms are also set by Congress upon submission of a petition for reinstatement from a lessee. Rental was not paid on time for competitive oil and gas lease WYW185481 prompting lease termination by operation of law. As provided for under the Mineral leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the BLM received a petition for reinstatement from the lessee of record, Allen & Kirmse Limited for land in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under operation of law. The lease will be reinstated 30 days after publication of the proposed reinstatement notice in the Federal Register. The lessee agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3% percent. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). Reinstatement of this lease conforms to the terms and conditions of all applicable land use plans, including the 2015 Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments for the Rocky Mountain Region, and other National SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14499 Environmental Policy Act documents. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease effective July 01, 2017, under the amended terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. (Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188 (e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2–3 (b)(2)(v)) Chris Hite, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. 2020–05055 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY920000.L57000000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW185480, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW185480 from BP America Production Company for land in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Hite, Branch Chief for Fluid Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; phone 307–775–6176; email chite@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Hite 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. A reply will be sent during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Termination of a lease is automatic and statutorily imposed by Congress when rental fees are not paid in a timely manner. Similarly, reinstatement terms are also set by Congress upon submission of a petition for reinstatement from a lessee. Rental was not paid on time for competitive oil and gas lease WYW185480 prompting lease termination by operation of law. As SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 49 (Thursday, March 12, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY920000.L57000000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR]


Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease 
WYW185481, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as 
amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for 
reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW185481 from Allen & 
Kirmse Limited for land in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The lessee filed 
the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease 
terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued 
before the petition was filed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Hite, Branch Chief for Fluid 
Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 
5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; phone 307-775-6176; 
email [email protected].
    Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call 
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Mr. Hite 
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. 
A reply will be sent during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Termination of a lease is automatic and 
statutorily imposed by Congress when rental fees are not paid in a 
timely manner. Similarly, reinstatement terms are also set by Congress 
upon submission of a petition for reinstatement from a lessee. Rental 
was not paid on time for competitive oil and gas lease WYW185481 
prompting lease termination by operation of law. As provided for under 
the Mineral leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the BLM received a 
petition for reinstatement from the lessee of record, Allen & Kirmse 
Limited for land in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the 
petition on time along with all rentals due since the lease terminated 
under operation of law. The lease will be reinstated 30 days after 
publication of the proposed reinstatement notice in the Federal 
Register.
    The lessee agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and 
royalties at rates of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 
16\2/3\% percent. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative 
fee and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the 
requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of 
the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188).
    Reinstatement of this lease conforms to the terms and conditions of 
all applicable land use plans, including the 2015 Approved Resource 
Management Plan Amendments for the Rocky Mountain Region, and other 
National Environmental Policy Act documents. The BLM proposes to 
reinstate the lease effective July 01, 2017, under the amended terms 
and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates 
cited above.

(Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188 (e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2-3 (b)(2)(v))

Chris Hite,
Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication.
[FR Doc. 2020-05055 Filed 3-11-20; 8:45 am]
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