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Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases TXNM 107338; TXNM 107329

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases.


Pursuant to the provisions of 43 CFR 3108.2-3(b)(2), Phillip R Rice, timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases TXNM 107338 and TXNM 107329 for lands in Wise County, Texas, and was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from December 1, 2005, the date of termination.

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Lourdes B. Ortiz, BLM, New Mexico State Office, (505) 438-7586.

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No valid lease has been issued that affect the lands. The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $20.00 per acre or fraction thereof and 182/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500.00 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice.

The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the lease effective December 1, 2005, subject to the original terms and conditions of the leases and the increased rental and royalty rate cited above.

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Dated: June 1, 2006.

Lourdes B. Ortiz,

Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team.

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[FR Doc. E6-8908 Filed 6-7-06; 8:45 am]