Notice of Lease Sale BNI Coal, Ltd. Center Mine Lease-by-Application NDM 105513, Oliver County, ND, 80817-80818 [2020-27413]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Notices Americans. She provides executive leadership of a diverse staff of 30 employees and four regional training and technical assistant centers. During her time at HHS, Ms. Hovland created a $1 million funding opportunity designed to strengthen internal governance structures and capacity for tribes and tribal organizations. She also reestablished and Chairs the HHS Secretary’s Intradepartmental Council on Native American Affairs, comprised of leadership across the Department. 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[FR Doc. 2020–27464 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:51 Dec 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMF010000 L13100000.PP0000 212L1109AF] Notice of Public Meeting, Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: 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 (BLM) Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: Due to public health restrictions, the RAC will meet virtually on January 19, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. MST. To register to participate virtually in the RAC meeting, please visit: https:// blm.zoomgov.com/j/ 1607413707?pwd=SEtMTlFhTGNM dW94cWl6cVV4QjlVUT09. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held via the Zoom Webinar Platform. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting to the BLM address listed below or via email to jgaragon@bmm.gov. Please include ‘‘RAC Comment’’ in your submission. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jillian Aragon, Farmington District Office, Bureau of Land Management, 6251 College Boulevard, Suite A, Farmington, New Mexico 87402; 505–564–7722; jgaragon@ blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8229 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: The 12member Northern New Mexico RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the RAC’s area of jurisdiction. Planned agenda items include: member training; nominations of Chair and Vice Chair; an overview of the BLM Farmington, Taos, and Rio Puerco Field Offices major actions; and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and updates from the U.S. Forest Service ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80817 (USFS) for the Cibola and Santa Fe National Forests. In addition, the USFS would like to seek recommendations for two site fee proposals for the Aldo Leopold House and Amole Canyon Group Shelter in the Carson National Forest. The final agenda will be available online two weeks prior to the meeting at https://www.blm.gov/getinvolved/resource-advisory-council/ near-you/new-mexico/northern-rac. Public Comment Procedures The BLM welcomes comments from all interested parties. There will be a half-hour public comment period in the afternoon for any interested members of the public who wish to address the RAC. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak and time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2. Alfred M. Elser, BLM Farmington District Manager. [FR Doc. 2020–27447 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [212.LLMTC03200.L13200000.EM0000 MO # 4500149507] Notice of Lease Sale BNI Coal, Ltd. Center Mine Lease-by-Application NDM 105513, Oliver County, ND Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of coal lease sale. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Federal coal resources in lands in Oliver County, North Dakota, will be offered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended. SUMMARY: The lease sale will be held at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on January 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Main Conference Room of the 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. Social Distancing and limited seating will be applied during the sale due to COVID– 19. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Fesko, by telephone at 406–896–5080, or by email at gfesko@blm.gov. Persons DATES: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 80818 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Notices who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Fesko 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-byApplication filed by BNI Coal, Ltd. (BNI). The Federal coal resources to be offered are located on the following described lands: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota T. 141 N., R. 83 W., sec. 8, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 141 N., R. 84 W., sec. 14, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4 and SE1⁄4 T. 142 N., R. 84 W., sec. 20, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 630.00 acres. The coal in the tracts has one or two minable coal beds, which are designated as the Kinneman Creek and Hagel beds. The Kinneman Creek bed is present only on the section 20 tract and averages approximately 6.9 feet thick. The underlying Hagel bed is present in all three lease tracts and ranges in thickness from 7.1 feet to approximately 11.4 feet. The tracts are located adjacent to BNI’s current mining operation and contain approximately 11.21 million tons of coal. The composite coal quality of both coal beds is as follows: Heat Content (Btu/lb.): 6,784 Btu/lb. Moisture: 38.35% Ash Content: 6.05% Sulfur Content: 0.77% The tracts 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 tracts. The minimum bid for the tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is not intended to represent FMV. The authorized officer will determine if the bids meet FMV. The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the Public Room, BLM Montana State Office (see ADDRESSES), and clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for NDM 105513 Coal Sale—Not to be opened before 10:00 a.m. MST on January 15, 2020.’’ The Public Room representative will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. Bids received after 9:30 a.m. MST 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:51 Dec 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 $50,963.02, in addition to all processing costs incurred by the BLM 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 12.5 percent of the value of coal mined by surface methods. Bidding instructions for the tracts 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 Montana State Office (see ADDRESSES). Documents in case file NDM 105513 are available for public inspection at the BLM Montana State Office Public Room. Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3–2. John J. Mehlhoff, Montana/Dakotas State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–27413 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1212] Certain Electronic Candle Products and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not to Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Due to a Settlement Agreement; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 11) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement. The investigation is hereby terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2382. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 17, 2020, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by complainants The Sterno Group Companies, LLC of Corona, California, and Sterno Home, Inc. of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada (collectively, ‘‘Sterno’’). 85 FR 50048–49 (Aug. 17, 2020). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain electronic candle products and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more of the asserted claims of Sterno’s U.S. Patent Nos. 9,068,706; 10,024,507; 10,352,517; and 10,578,264. Id. at 50048. The complaint alleges a domestic industry exists. Id. The Commission’s notice of institution identified the following respondents: Shenzhen Liown Electronics Co. of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China; Luminara Worldwide, LLC of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; and L&L Candle Co. of Brea, California (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’). Id. at 50049. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) was also named as a party to this investigation. Id. On November 12, 2020, Sterno and Respondents filed a joint motion to terminate the present investigation based on a settlement agreement, pursuant to Commission Rule 210.21(b) (19 CFR 210.21(b)). The parties included a public version of their settlement agreement in their joint motion and filed a confidential version of their agreement on November 13, 2020. On November 18, 2020, OUII filed a statement in support of the joint motion to terminate. On November 23, 2020, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 11) granting the joint motion to terminate the investigation. Order No. 11 at 1, 3 (Nov. 23, 2020). The ID finds that the joint motion complied with the requirements of Commission Rule 210.21(b). Id. at 1–2. The ID also finds that the settlement agreement serves the public interest, which generally favors settlement of disputes, without adversely affecting public health or welfare, competitive conditions in the E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[212.LLMTC03200.L13200000.EM0000 MO # 4500149507]


Notice of Lease Sale BNI Coal, Ltd. Center Mine Lease-by-
Application NDM 105513, Oliver County, ND

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of coal lease sale.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Federal coal resources in lands in 
Oliver County, North Dakota, will be offered by the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) 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 10:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time 
(MST) on January 15, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Main Conference Room of 
the 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. Social Distancing and limited 
seating will be applied during the sale due to COVID-19.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Fesko, by telephone at 406-896-
5080, or by email at [email protected]. Persons

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who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Mr. Fesko 
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 filed by BNI Coal, Ltd. (BNI). The Federal coal 
resources to be offered are located on the following described lands:

Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota

T. 141 N., R. 83 W.,
    sec. 8, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 141 N., R. 84 W.,
    sec. 14, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\ and SE\1/4\
T. 142 N., R. 84 W.,
    sec. 20, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.
    The areas described aggregate 630.00 acres.

    The coal in the tracts has one or two minable coal beds, which are 
designated as the Kinneman Creek and Hagel beds. The Kinneman Creek bed 
is present only on the section 20 tract and averages approximately 6.9 
feet thick. The underlying Hagel bed is present in all three lease 
tracts and ranges in thickness from 7.1 feet to approximately 11.4 
feet. The tracts are located adjacent to BNI's current mining operation 
and contain approximately 11.21 million tons of coal. The composite 
coal quality of both coal beds is as follows:
Heat Content (Btu/lb.): 6,784 Btu/lb.
Moisture: 38.35%
Ash Content: 6.05%
Sulfur Content: 0.77%
    The tracts 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 tracts. The minimum bid 
for the tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is 
not intended to represent FMV. The authorized officer will determine if 
the bids meet FMV.
    The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return receipt 
requested, or be hand delivered to the Public Room, BLM Montana State 
Office (see ADDRESSES), and clearly marked ``Sealed Bid for NDM 105513 
Coal Sale--Not to be opened before 10:00 a.m. MST on January 15, 
2020.'' The Public Room representative will issue a receipt for each 
hand-delivered bid. Bids received after 9:30 a.m. MST 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 
$50,963.02, in addition to all processing costs incurred by the BLM 
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 12.5 percent of the value of coal mined 
by surface methods.
    Bidding instructions for the tracts 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 Montana State 
Office (see ADDRESSES). Documents in case file NDM 105513 are available 
for public inspection at the BLM Montana State Office Public Room.

    Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3-2.

John J. Mehlhoff,
Montana/Dakotas State Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-27413 Filed 12-11-20; 8:45 am]
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