Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, Interior.
Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Western Minerals, Inc., and KCP, Inc., a joint venture d/b/a Decker Coal Company, in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands located in Big Horn County, Montana:
T. 9 S., R. 40 E., P.M.M.
Sec. 4: Lot 4, SW1/4NW1/4,
Sec. 5: S1/2 of Lot 1, S1/2NE1/4, N1/2N1/2SE1/4.
220.355 acres.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Any party electing to participate in this Start Printed Page 17305exploration program shall notify, in writing, both the State Director, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107-6800; and Decker Coal Company, P.O. Box 12, Decker, Montana 59025. Such written notice must refer to serail number MTM 89848 and be received no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register or 10 calendar days after the last publication of this Notice in the Big Horn County News newspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the Big Horn County News, Hardin, Montana.
The proposed exploration program is fully described, and will be conducted, pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Decker Coal Company, is available for public inspection at the Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Either Robert Giovanini, Mining Engineer, or Bettie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Solid Minerals (MT-921), Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, P.O. Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59017-6800, telephone (406) 896-5084 or (406) 896-5063, respectively.Start Signature
Dated: March 27, 2000.
Randy D. Heuscher,
Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals.
[FR Doc. 00-7953 Filed 3-30-00; 8:45 am]
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