Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Notice of coal lease offering by sealed bid, South Crandall Canyon Tract.
Notice is hereby given that at 1 p.m., June 12, 2003, certain coal resources in lands hereinafter described in Emery County, Utah will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid of $100.00 per acre or more to the qualified bidder submitting the highest bonus bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (41 Stat. 437). However, no bid will be accepted for less than fair market value as determined by the authorized officer. A company or individual is limited to one sealed bid. If a company or individual submits two or more sealed bids for this tract, all of the company's or individual's bids will be rejected.
T. 16 S., R. 7 E., SLM, Utah;
Sec. 4, W2SW, S2SWNW;
Sec. 5, SE, S2SENE;
Sec. 8, E2, NENW, S2NW;
Sec. 9, NW.
Containing 880.00 acres.
The tract has two potentially minable coal seams, the Blind Canyon and the Hiawatha. The minable portions of the seams in this area are from 6 to 8 feet in thickness. This tract contains more than 7.63 million tons of recoverable high volatile C bituminous coal.
The estimated coal quality using weighted averages of samples on an as-received basis is:
|Percent fixed carbon||45.88|
|Percent volatile matter||44.18|
|(Totals do not equal 100% due to rounding).|
Rental and Royalty: A lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for 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, and 8 percent of the value of coal mined by underground methods. The value of coal shall be determined in accordance with BLM Manual 3070.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Bidding instructions are included in the Detailed Statement of Lease Sale. A copy of the detailed statement and the proposed coal lease are available by mail at the Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, PO Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0155 or in the Public Room (Room 400), 324 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. All case file documents and written comments submitted by the public on Fair Market Value or royalty rates except those portions identified as proprietary by the commentator and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of Information Act, are available for public inspection in the Public Room (Room 400) of the Bureau of Land Management.Start Signature
Dated: May 13, 2003.
Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals.
[FR Doc. 03-14734 Filed 6-9-03; 8:45 am]
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