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Coal Exploration License, WY

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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. 3: Lots 7-10, 14-19;

Sec. 4: Lots 5-20;

Sec. 5: Lots 5-20;

Sec. 6: Lots 8-10, 13-18, 21-23;

Sec. 7: Lots 5-20;

Sec. 8: Lots 1-16;

Sec. 9: Lots 1-10, 13-15;

Sec. 10: Lots 4, 5, 11, 12;

Sec. 15: Lots 3-5, 7-10;

T. 45 N., R. 70 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming

Sec. 31: Lots 13, 14, 19, 20;

Sec. 32: Lots 9-16;

Sec. 33: Lots 9-16;

Sec. 34: Lots 9-16.

Containing 5,623.02 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. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain geotechnical data and coal quality data to assist with the planning of future expansions to the Jacobs Ranch Mine.


Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW176470): 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: Jacobs Ranch Coal Company, c/o Rio Tinto Energy America, Attn: Tom Suchomel, Caller Box 3009, Gillette, WY 82717, 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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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 July 14, 2008, 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, as provided in the ADDRESSES section above, no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation 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: July 9, 2008.

Pamela J. Lewis,

Acting Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands.

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[FR Doc. E8-16069 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]