Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Notice of invitation for coal exploration license.
Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted as 43 CFR 3410, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Jacobs Ranch Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands in Campbell County, WY:
T. 44 N., R. 70 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming
Sec. 17: Lots 1-16;
Sec. 18: Lots 5-20;
Sec. 19: Lots 5-20;
Sec. 20: Lots 1-16;
T. 44 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming
Sec. 13: Lots 1-16;
Sec. 14: Lots 1-16;
Sec. 23: Lots 1-16;
Sec. 24: Lots 1-16;
Sec. 26: Lots 1-16.
Containing 5,874.15 acres, more or less.
All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known Coal Leasing Area and the Powder River Basin Known Recoverable Coal Resources Area. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain coal quality data to supplement data from previous adjacent coal exploration programs.
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. Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW163341): Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003; and, Bureau of Land Management, Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 82604.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This notice of invitation will be published in The News-Record of Gillette, WY, once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning the week of May 23, 2005, and in the Federal Register. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management and Jacobs Ranch Coal Company no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, Attn: Darryl Maunder, Caller Box 3013, Gillette, WY 82717, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Julie Weaver, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003.
The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).Start Signature
Dated: April 12, 2005.
Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands.
[FR Doc. 05-10926 Filed 5-26-05; 4:53 pm]
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