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Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases; Nevada

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




Pursuant to the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Gasco Production Company for noncompetitive oil and gas leases NVN-080833, NVN-080834, NVN-080835, and NVN-080836 on land in White Pine County, Nevada. The petition was timely filed and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the leases terminated under the law. No valid leases have been issued affecting the lands.

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Elaine Guenaga, BLM Nevada State Office, 775-861-6539, or e-mail: Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rental and royalty at the rate of $5 per acre or fraction thereof per year and 16-2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all of the requirements for reinstatement of the leases as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate the leases effective November 1, 2010 under the original terms and conditions of the leases and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. The BLM has not issued a lease affecting the lands encumbered by the leases to any other interest in the interim.

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Authority: 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a)

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Gary Johnson,

Deputy State Director, Minerals Management.

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[FR Doc. 2011-27569 Filed 10-24-11; 8:45 am]