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Powder River LBA

Serial Number

WYW-136142

Applicant

POWDER RIVER COAL COMPANY

Mine Name

North Antelope/Rochelle

Application Date

March 23, 1995

Application Tonnage

515 million

Application Acreage

4,023 acres

Regional Coal Team Review

April 23, 1996

Scoping Meeting

June 27, 1996

Draft EA/Draft EIS

August 1997

Hearing

October 8, 1997

Final EA/Final EIS

Final EIS for the Powder River Coal Lease Application (WYW16142) &
Thundercloud Coal Lease Application (WYW136458)

Record of Decision Signed

April 20, 1989

Coal Offered-Amount

4,224.225 acres532,000,000 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb
8,742

Ash
44.21%

Sulfur
.18%

Moisture
27.93%

NA
1.84%

Strip Ratio
3.O1 bcy**/ton

Sale Date

June 30, 1998

Number of Bidders

1 - Powder River Coal Co.

Bids Received

$109,596,500$25,944.76/acres$0.206/tonBid Accepted - North Antelope/ Rochelle Mine

Lease Effective

September 1, 1998