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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT


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   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Fair Market Value Hearing for the Long Canyon Coal Tract, Carbon
County, Utah

	The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public hearing on
July 31, 2013, for the proposed  competitive sale, of the Long Canyon
Coal Tract.  BLM requests public comment on the fair market  value and
environmental effects of this tract.  An Environmental Assessment (EA)
that  addresses  the environmental effects of mining this tract has
been prepared. The lands included in the delineated 

	Federal coal lease tract are located in Carbon County, Utah
approximately one mile north and east of Scofield, Utah on private
surface lands with federally administered minerals and are described
as  follows:

	T. 12 S., R.7 E., SLM, Carbon County, Utah
		sec. 28, E½E½;
		sec. 33, E½NE¼;

	T. 13 S., R.7 E., SLM, Carbon County, Utah
		sec.  1, SW¼NW¼;
		sec.  2, all;
		sec.  3, NE¼, S½;
		sec.  9, NE¼, S½NW¼, E½SW¼, E½SE¼;
		sec. 10, all;
		sec. 11, all
		sec. 12, W½W½;
		sec. 13, W½W½;
		sec. 14, all;
		sec. 15, all;
		sec. 16, E½E½;
		sec. 23, all;
		sec. 24, W½NW¼, NW¼SW¼.

	Containing approximately 5,586.90 acres
    
	Wasatch Natural Resources, LLC submitted the application for the coal
lease.  The Long Canyon coal tract Is estimated to contain around
40,500,000 tons of recoverable high-volatile B bituminous coal, in two
Minable beds; the Hiawatha and the UP seam beds.   The coal quality in
the 1) Hiawatha coal bed on an "as received basis" is as follows:
12,056 Btu/lb., 9.50 percent moisture, 6.10 percent ash, 40.80 percent
volatile matter, 46.00 percent fixed carbon and 0.65 percent sulfur
and 2) UP coal bed on an "as received basis" is as follows: 12,200
Btu/lb., 9.50 percent moisture, 5.90 percent ash, 40.40 percent
volatile matter, 45.60 percent fixed carbon and 0.60 percent sulfur. 
The public is invited to the hearing to make public and/or written
comments on the environmental implications of  leasing the proposed
tract, and also to submit comments on the Fair Market Value and the
Maximum Economic Recovery of the tract.

	SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Federal coal management
regulations 43 CFR 3422 and 3425, the public hearing is being held on
the proposed sale to allow public comment on and discussion of the
potential effects of mining and proposed lease.  The hearing is being
advertised in the Sun Advocate located in Price, Utah.  The regulation
at 43 CFR 3422 state that, no less than 30 days prior to the
publication of the notice of sale, the Secretary shall solicit public
comments on the Fair Market Value appraisal and Maximum Economic
Recovery and on factors that may affect these two determinations. 
Proprietary data marked as confidential may be submitted to the Bureau
of Land Management in response to this solicitation of public
comments.  Data so marked shall be treated in accordance with the laws
and regulations governing the confidentially of such information.  A
copy of the comments submitted by the public on fair market value and
maximum economic recovery, except those portions identified as
proprietary by the author and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom
of Information Act, will be available for public inspection at the
Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office during regular business
hours (8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday.  Comments on the
Fair Market Value and Maximum Economic Recovery should be sent to the
Bureau of Land Management and should address, but not necessarily be
limited to the following information.

	1.  The quality and quantity of the coal resource;
	2.  The mining methods or methods which would achieve maximum
economic recovery of the coal, including specifications of seams to be
mined and the most desirable timing and rate of production;
	3.  Whether this tract is likely to be mined as part of an existing
mine and therefore should be evaluated on a realistic incremental
basis, in relation to the existing mine to which it has the greatest
value;
	4.  Whether the tract should be evaluated as part of a potential
larger mining unit and evaluated as a portion of a new potential mine
(i.e., a tract which does not in itself form a logical mining unit);
	5.  Restrictions to mining that may affect coal recovery;
	6.  The price that the mined coal would bring when sold;
	7.  Costs, including mining and reclamation, of producing the coal
and the time of production.
	8.  The percentage rate at which anticipated income streams should be
discounted, either with inflation or in the absence of inflation, in
which case the anticipated rate of inflation should be given;
	9.  Depreciation, depletion, amortization and other tax accounting
factors;
	10.  The value of any surface estate where held privately;
	11.  Documented information on the terms and conditions of recent and
similar coal land transactions in the lease sale area;
	12.  Any comparable sales data of similar coal lands; and coal
quantities and the Fair Market Value of the coal developed by BLM may
or may not change as a result of comments received from the public and
changes in the market conditions between now and when final economic
evaluations are completed.  

	DATES: The public hearing is being held on Tuesday, July 31, 2013 at
the Price Field Office, address 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah,
starting at 7:00 p.m.

	FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments on the Fair Market
Value and Maximum Economic Recovery should be received no later than
August 8, 2013 and should be addressed to Mr. Jeff McKenzie,
801-539-4038, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, Division
of Lands and Minerals, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City,
Utah 84101 or E-mail to jmckenzie@blm.gov.  Please note "Coal Lease By
Application UTU-88953" in the subject line for all emails or mailing
envelops.  Information on the Decision Notice/Finding of No
Significant Impact can be obtained by contacting Mr. Steve Rigby,
435-636-3604 at the Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price,
Utah 84501.  
							
						Juan Palma
						State Director
Published in the Sun Advocate June 16 and 23, 2013.
    
    

These legal notices, along with those from other fine Utah newspapers, can be viewed at www.utahlegals.com.


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