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[WY-923-1310-FI; WYW156556]

Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Equity Oil Company for competitive oil and gas lease WYW156556 for land in Big Horn County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775-6176.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, and 162/3percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of thisFederal Registernotice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW156556 effective October 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands.

Julie L. Weaver, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication.