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Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WAOR60871; Washington

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition of reinstatement from Mr. Steven J. Buchanan of competitive oil and gas lease WAOR60871 for lands in Yakima County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.

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Donna Kauffman, Land Law Examiner, Minerals Section, BLM Oregon/Washington State Office, PO Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208, (503) 808-6162.

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The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 162/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $155 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). Therefore, the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WAOR60871, effective October 1, 2005, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. No other valid lease has been issued affecting the lands.

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Dated: February 22, 2006.

Eric G. Hoffman,

Acting Chief, Minerals Section.

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[FR Doc. 06-1924 Filed 3-1-06; 8:45 am]