[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 209 (Friday, October 29, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Page 63173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-23594]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-060-1320-EL; WYW151643]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the South 
Powder River Basin Coal Final Environmental Impact Statement, West 
Antelope Lease by Application Tract, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of 
the Record of Decision (ROD) for the South Powder River Basin Coal 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS); West Antelope Lease by 
Application Tract.

ADDRESSES: The document will be available electronically on the 
following Web site: http://www.wy.blm.gov/. Copies of the ROD are 
available for public inspection at the following BLM office locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 
Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
     Bureau of Land Management, Casper Field Office, 2987 
Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Janssen, Wyoming Coal 
Coordinator, (307) 775-6206 or Ms. Mavis Love, Land Law Examiner (307) 
775-6258. Both Mr. Janssen's and Ms. Love's offices are located at the 
BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 
82009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As stated in the FEIS, a ROD will be issued 
for each of the five Federal coal tracts considered for leasing in the 
South Powder River Coal FEIS. The ROD covered by this Notice of 
Availability is for the West Antelope coal tract (WYW151643) and 
addresses leasing an estimated 202.3 million tons of in-place Federal 
coal administered by the BLM Casper Field Office underlying 
approximately 2,809.13 acres of private surface land in Converse 
County, Wyoming. The ROD approves Alternative 3 as the selected 
alternative. A competitive lease sale will be announced in the Federal 
Register at a later date.
    Because the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Land and Minerals 
Management, has concurred in this decision, it is not subject to appeal 
to the Interior Board of Land Appeals as provided in 43 CFR part 4. 
This decision is the final action of the Department of the Interior.

Alan L. Kesterke,
Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 04-23594 Filed 10-28-04; 8:45 am]
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