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Bureau of Land Management

[MT-921-04-1320-EL-P; MTM 93477]

Notice of Invitation--Coal Exploration License Application MTM 93477

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Spring Creek Coal Company in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Big Horn County, Montana, encompassing 1937.92 acres.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Giovanini, Mining Engineer, or Connie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Solid Minerals (MT-921), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Montana State Office, P.O. Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107-6800, telephone (406) 896-5084 or (406) 896-5060, respectively.

The lands to be explored for coal deposits are described as follows:

T. 8 S., R. 38 E., P.M.M. Sec. 12: Lots 7, 10, E1/2SE1/4 T. 8 S., R. 39 E., P.M.M. Sec. 4: Lots 13-24, S1/2 Sec. 5: Lots 13-16, 18-24 Sec. 8: SE1/4 Sec. 9: E1/2 Sec. 14: NW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4

Any party electing to participate in this exploration program shall notify,in writing,both the State Director, BLM, P.O. Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107-6800, and Spring Creek Coal Company, P.O. Box 67, Decker, Montana 59025. Such written notice must refer to serial number MTM 93477 and be received no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Notice in theFederal Registeror 10 calendar days after the last publication of this Noticein theSheridan Pressnewspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in theSheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming.

The proposed exploration program is fully described, and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Spring Creek Coal Company, is available for public inspection at the Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday.

Dated: August 9, 2004. Randy D. Heuscher, Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals.