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Notice of Proposed Class II Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Utah

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In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act, Quinex Energy Corporation timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU88055 for lands in Uintah County, Utah, and paid all required rentals and royalties accruing from March 1, 2012, the date of termination.


Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals, Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84145, phone 801-539-4063.

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.


The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rental and royalty. The rental for UTU88055 will increase to $10 per acre and royalty to 16 2/3 percent. The $500 administrative fee for the leases has been paid, and the lessee has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) $159 for the cost of publishing this notice.

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 6 S., R 23 E.,

Sec. 29, S1/2;

Sec. 30, all;

Sec. 31, all.

1,374.98 acres

Uintah County, Utah.

The public has 30 days after publication in the Federal Register to comment on the issuance of the Class II reinstatement. If no objections are received within that 30-day period, the BLM will issue a decision to the lessee reinstating the lease. Written comments will be accepted by fax at 801-539-4200, email:, or letter to: Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, Attn: Kent Hoffman, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, UT 84145. As the lessee has 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), the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the lease, effective March 1, 2012, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above.

Juan Palma,

State Director.

[FR Doc. 2012-31080 Filed 12-21-12; 4:15 pm]