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Notice of Invitation To Participate in Coal Exploration License, Utah

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All interested qualified 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 Sanpete County, Utah.


The notice of invitation to participate in this coal exploration license was published once each week for 2 consecutive weeks in The Sanpete Messenger (beginning the last week of January 2012), and by virtue of this announcement in the Federal Register. Any person seeking to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Ark Land Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below no later than 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.


Copies of the exploration license and plan are available for review from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays (serial number UTU-88878) in the public room of the BLM State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The written notice to participate in the exploration program should be sent to Stan Perkes, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, Division of Lands and Minerals, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145 and to Paul Jensen, Geologist, Ark Land Company, c/o Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, Skylines Mines, HC35 Box 380, Helper, Utah 84526.


Stan Perkes by telephone 801-539-4036, or by email:


The exploration activities will be performed pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations at 43 CFR part 3410. 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 coal resources. The exploration program is fully described and is being conducted pursuant to an exploration license and plan approved by the BLM. The exploration plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. The area to be explored includes the following-described lands in Sanpete County, Utah:

Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

T. 13 S., R. 6 E.,

Sec. 33, E1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4,

T. 14 S., R. 6 E.,

Sec. 4, lots 1 through 4 inclusive, and S1/2N1/2.

Containing 595.04 acres.

The Federal coal within the above-described lands is currently not leased for development of Federal coal resources.

Authority: 43 CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

Shelley J. Smith

Associate State Director.

[FR Doc. 2012-10425 Filed 4-30-12; 8:45 am]