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Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMLC 066147, New Mexico

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease.


Under the Class II provisions of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, the Bureau of Land Management received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NMLC 066147 from the lessee(s), Estate of C.W. Trainer, Zia Royalty LLC, Grady Thompson, Collin S. Smith, R.G. Barton Jr., Trust, E.F. Howe, HOG Partnership LP, Phillip G. Herkenhuff, Gordon E. Herkenhuff, Edna Gay H. Dwyre, Devon Energy Production Company LP, College of Southwest, George W. Baker, for lands in Lea County, New Mexico. 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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Lourdes B. Ortiz, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-0115 or at (505) 954-2146.

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No valid lease has been issued that affects the lands. The lessees agree to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre or a fraction thereof, per year, and 18 2/3 percent, respectively. The lessees paid the required $500 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and the $166 cost for publishing this Notice in the Federal Register. The lessees 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). We are proposing to reinstate lease NMLC 066147, effective the date of termination, December 1, 2009, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above.

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Lourdes B. Ortiz,

Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team.

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[FR Doc. 2010-17421 Filed 7-15-10; 8:45 am]