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Notice Of Coal Lease Offering By Sealed Bid Dry Canyon Tract Utu-85539

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 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Land Management, Utah
State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0155.  Notice
is hereby given that at 1:00 p.m., November 15, 2011, certain coal
resources in lands hereinafter described in Carbon County, Utah will
be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid of $100.00 per acre or
more to the qualified bidder submitting the highest bonus bid in
accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as
amended (41 Stat. 437).  However, no bid will be accepted for less
than fair market value as determined by the Authorized Officer.  A
company or individual is limited to one sealed bid. If a company or
individual submits two or more sealed bids for this tract, all of the
company's or individual's bids will be rejected.
 	This lease is being offered for sale under the provisions set forth
in the regulations for Leasing on Application at 43 CFR 3425.
 	The lease sale will be held in the Bureau of Land Management,
Monument Conference Room, on the fifth floor, 440 West 200 South, Salt
Lake City, Utah, at 1:00 p.m., on November 15, 2011. At that time, the
sealed bids will be opened and read.  Sealed bids can be hand
delivered to the cashier, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite
500, Salt Lake City, Utah, or may be mailed to the Bureau of Land
Management, Utah State Office, P. O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah
84145-0155. No bids received after 10:00 a.m.,November  15, 2011 will
be considered. Note that the lease will not be issued until any
appeals related to this sale are resolved.
 	COAL OFFERED:  The coal energy resources to be offered consist of
all recoverable reserves available in the following described lands
located in Carbon County, Utah, approximately three miles northeast of
Helper, Utah on a combination of private and federal (BLM)
administered surface with Bureau of Land Management administered
 T. 12 S., R.10 E., SLM, Carbon County, Utah
 Sec. 25, N½;
 Sec. 26, N½;
 Sec. 27, N½;
 Sec. 28, NE¼, E½NW¼, SW¼NW¼, S½;
 Sec. 29, E½SE¼;
 Sec. 33, all.
 T. 13 S., R.10 E., SLM, Carbon County, Utah
 Sec. 3, all;
 Sec.4, lots 1-4, S½N½, N½S½;
 Sec. 8, lot 4;
 Sec. 10, N½, W½SW¼;
 Sec. 11, N½, SE¼.
 Containing approximately 4,325.01 acres
 	The Dry Canyon coal tract has three minable coal beds; the Aberdeen,
the Kenilworth and the D seam bed.  The minable portions of the coal
beds in this area are approximately ten feet in thickness for the
Aberdeen; approximately eight feet in thickness for the Kenilworth and
approximately six feet in thickness for the D seam. The tract contains
approximately 42.2 million tons of recoverable high-volatile A/B
bituminous coal.  The coal quality in the coal beds on an  "as
received basis" is as follows: 1) Aberdeen: 13,414 Btu/lb., 2.35
percent moisture, 5.57 percent ash, 41.86 percent volatile matter,
49.83 percent fixed carbon and 0.49 percent sulfur; 2) Kenilworth:
13,287 Btu/lb., 2.06 percent moisture, 6.91 percent ash, 42.88 percent
volatile matter, 48.26 percent fixed carbon and 0.72 percent sulfur;
3) D:  12,470 Btu/lb., 6.00 percent moisture, 8.00 percent ash, 39.00
percent volatile matter, 47.00 percent fixed carbon and 0.50 percent
 (Totals do not equal 100% due to rounding)
 	RENTAL AND ROYALTY: A lease issued as a result of this offering will
provide for payment of an annual rental rate of $3.00 per acre and a
royalty payable to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of
coal mined by surface methods, and 8 percent of the value of coal
mined by underground methods.  The value of coal shall be determined
in accordance with BLM Manual 3070.
 	LEASE ISSUANCE REQUIREMENTS:  Prior to the issuance of a lease, if
the successful bidder is not the applicant, you must pay the accrued
case-by-case processing fees, the cost of the advertising of this
offering, and all subsequent processing cost incurred after the date
of the sale notice
 	NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY:  Bidding instructions are included in the
Detailed Statement of Lease Sale.  A copy of the detailed statement
and the proposed coal lease are available by mail at the Bureau of
Land Management, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City,
Utah 84145-015 or in the Public Room (Room 500), 440 West 200 South,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.  All case file documents and written
comments submitted by the public on Fair Market Value or royalty
rates, except those portions identified as proprietary by the
commentator and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of
Information Act, are available for public inspection in the Public
Room (Room 500) of the Bureau of Land Management.
 Juan Palma
 State Director
 Published in the Sun Advocate October 25, November 1 and 8, 2011.

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