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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 08/09/13
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    
  307-775-6158    

Federal Coal Lease Sale Set for September 18


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a competitive coal lease sale by sealed bid at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The sale will be held in the first floor conference room (Room 107) at the BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyo.

The Hay Creek II Coal Tract, a 1,253.27-acre area containing an estimated 167 million tons of mineable coal, will be offered for lease to the qualified high bidder of the highest cash amount. The high bid must meet or exceed BLM’s estimate of the fair market value of the tract. 

Once a lease is issued, an annual rental payment of $3 per acre is required, along with a royalty payment of 12.5 percent of the value of coal produced by surface mining methods.

Sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or have them hand delivered to the Cashier, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. Bids must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

For more information, or to obtain further bidding instructions, please contact Kathy Muller Ogle, (307) 775-6206, or Mavis Love, (307) 775-6258, at the BLM Wyoming State Office.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 08-09-2013