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North Porcupine LBA

Serial Number

WYW-173408

Applicant

BTU WESTERN RESOURCES, INC.

Mine Name

North Antelope Rochelle Mine

Application Date

September 27, 2006 (original)
October 12, 2007 (modified)
March 11, 2008 (lease was split into North and South)

Application Tonnage

598 million (original)
1,179 million (modified)

Application Acreage

5,116.65 acres (original)
8,981.74 acres (modified)

Regional Coal Team Review

January 18, 2007 (original)

Scoping Meeting

July 24, 2007 (original)

Draft EA/Draft EIS

 June 26, 2009

Hearing

 July 29, 2009

Final EA/Final EIS

 July 30, 2010

Record of Decision Signed

  October 17, 2011

Coal Offered-Amount

6,364.28 acres

721,154,828 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb
8892

Ash
3.88

Sulfur
.20 %

Moisture
27.02

NA
%

Strip Ratio
4:1 bcy/ton

Sale Date

 June 28, 2012

Number of Bidders

 1 - BTU Western Resources, Inc.

Bids Received

$793,270,311

$124,644.16/acre

$1.10/ton

 Bid Accepted - BTU Western Resources, Inc.

Lease Effective

October 1, 2012