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[LLWY922000-L13200000-EL0000, WYW180996]

Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW180996, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Kiewit Mining Properties, Inc., on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Campbell County, Wyoming.
DATES: This notice of invitation was published in theGillette News-Recordonce each week for 2 consecutive weeks beginning the week of June 11, 2012, and in theFederal Register. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the BLM and Kiewit Mining Properties, Inc., as provided in theADDRESSESsection below, no later than 30 days after publication of this invitation in theFederal Register.
ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW180996): BLM, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003; and BLM, High Plains District Office, 2987 Prospector Circle, Casper, Wyoming 82604. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Kiewit Mining Properties, Inc., Attn: Vince Mazzarella, P.O. Box 3027, Gillette, Wyoming 82717, and the BLM, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Joyce Gulliver, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Gulliver, Land Law Examiner, at 307-775-6208. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

Kiewit Mining Properties, Inc., has applied to the BLM for a coal exploration license on public land adjacent to their Buckskin Mine. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain structural and quality information of the coal. The BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3410 require the publication of an invitation to participate in the coal exploration in theFederal Register. The Federal coal resources included in the exploration license application are located in the following-described lands in Wyoming:

Sixth Principal Meridian T. 52 N., R. 72 W., Sec. 7, lots 5 to 20, inclusive; Sec. 8, lots 3 to 5, inclusive; Sec. 18, lots 6 to 11, inclusive, and lots 15 and 16; Sec. 19, lots 8, 9, and 16. T. 52 N., R. 73 W., Sec. 13, lots 9 to 11, inclusive, and lots 14 to 16, inclusive; Sec. 24, lots 1 to 3, inclusive, and lots 6 to 12, inclusive.

Containing 2,045.06 acres, more or less, in Campbell County.

The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the BLM.

Larry Claypool, Acting State Director. Authority:

43 CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).