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NOTICE OF COAL LEASE OFFERING BY SEALED BID


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    NOTICE OF COAL LEASE OFFERING BY SEALED BID
DRY CANYON B TRACT
UTU-89060

	U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Land Management, Utah
State Office, 440 W. 200 S., Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah
84145-0155.  Notice is hereby given that at 1:00 p.m., March 6, 2013,
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 March 6, 2013. 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, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt
Lake City, Utah 84101. No bids received after 10:00 a.m., March 6,
2013 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
minerals:

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 B 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
sulfur.

(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,  440 West 200 South, Suite 500,
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 February 5, 12 and 19, 2013.
    
    

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