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Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Wyoming

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Ark Land Company, WYW173720, Wyoming.

SUMMARY:

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 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3410, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land 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. 43 N., R. 71 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming

Sec. 20: Lots 5 through 16;

Sec. 21: Lots 1, 2, 5 through 16;

Sec. 22: Lots 1 through 16;

Sec. 27: Lots 1 through 16;

Sec. 28: Lots 1 through 16;

Sec. 34: Lots 1 through 16.

Containing 3,671.09 acres, more or less.

DATES:

Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management and Ark Land Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES:

Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW173720): 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. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Ark Land Company, Attn: Mike Lincoln, P.O. Box 460, Hanna, WY 82327, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Mavis Love, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Powder River Basin Known Coal Leasing Area. The purpose of the exploration program is to gain additional geologic knowledge of the coal underlying the exploration area for the purpose of assessing the reserves contained in a potential lease. 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 December 18, 2006, and in the Federal Register.

The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

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Dated: December 5, 2006.

Alan Rabinoff,

Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands.

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[FR Doc. 06-9880 Filed 12-22-06; 8:45 am]

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