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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

 

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

 

TITLES, ABORIGINAL AND CORPORATE RELATIONS DIVISION

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TENDER

 

COMPETITION FOR THE RIGHT TO EXPLORE

CROWN GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES

 

October 26, 2010

 

 

 

Pursuant to Section 5 of the Geothermal Resources Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, Chapter 171, (the “Act”) sealed bids addressed to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, and mailed or delivered to the office of the Executive Director, Oil and Gas Titles Branch, Titles, Aboriginal and Corporate Relations Division, 6th floor, 1810 Blanshard Street, PO Box 9326 Stn Prov Gov’t, Victoria BC V8W 9N3, must be received before 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, for the privilege of obtaining Geothermal Resources, as detailed below and depicted on the attached map.  Accepted bids will be determined, based on the highest acceptable cash bonus and will be announced after 12 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

 

Bidding procedures and conditions are defined in Information Letter TITLES-10-01 available from the Titles, Aboriginal and Corporate Relations Division, 6th floor, 1810 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, telephone (250) 952-0333.

 

Bids that do not meet the requirements specified in Information Letter TITLES-10-01 will not be accepted.

 

The terms included in this Notice of Public Tender are a condensed version of referral comments received from provincial resource management agencies, regional districts, municipalities and First Nations.  Some parcels may be located in areas with active guide outfitter territories and traplines.  Tenure holders should seek direction/guidance from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources when planning exploration activities.  General information on the location and contacts for specific guide outfitter territories and traplines is available from the Wildlife Technician, Nanaimo Regional Office, Ministry of Environment, telephone (250) 751-3166.  For more information about referral comments received from participating agencies, please contact the Director, Resource Policy and Planning, Titles Branch, Titles, Aboriginal and Corporate Relations Division at (250) 952-0333 or fax (250) 952-0331.

 

In addition to any  terms listed in this notice, successful bidders should be aware that they will be required to abide by the various acts and regulations governing exploration and development whether or not specific restrictions are listed in this notice.

 

The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.

 

DATED at Victoria, British Columbia                                           Bill Bennett                                                              this 14th day of September, 2010                                                Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

 

 

 


 

GEOTHERMAL PERMITS
PARCEL LEGAL DESCRIPTION HA
63297 TRACT 1 2,200
  NTS 083-D-10 BLK D UNITS 71 81-84 91-94

NTS 083-D-10 BLK E UNITS 1-4 11-14 21-24 31-34

NTS 083-D-10 BLK E UNITS 42-44

INC : GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES

ALL ZONES

THE SIMPCW FIRST NATION HAS REQUESTED EARLY ENGAGEMENT PRIOR TO THE PROPONENT SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ON-THE-GROUND ACTIVITIES TO PROVIDE THE PROPONENT WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE SIMPCW FIRST NATION'S INTERESTS.
PARCEL IS LOCATED WITHIN THE LHEIDLI-T'ENNEH BAND'S TRADITIONAL TERRITORY.
PARCEL IS LOCATED WITHIN THE SHUSWAP FIRST NATION'S TRADITIONAL TERRITORY.
PARCEL OVERLAPS TRAPLINE REGISTERED TO FIRST NATION COMMUNITY MEMBER
THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF FRASER-FORT GEORGE REQUESTS ENGAGEMENT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ON-THE-GROUND ACTIVITIES WITHIN THEIR REGIONAL BOUNDARIES.
TENURE HOLDER MAY BE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE ACCESS AND EXPLORATION OR DEVELOPMENT PLANS WITH OTHER TENURE HOLDERS AND RECREATIONAL USERS AND, WHERE AND WHEN APPROPRIATE, UTILIZE EXISTING ACCESS.
BC HYDRO MUST BE NOTIFIED OF ANY ACTIVITY CONDUCTED WITHIN OR IN PROXIMITY TO BC HYDRO CORRIDORS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND/OR FACILITIES.
PARCEL LOCATED WITHIN THE KINBASKET LAKE RESERVOIR (OIC), B.C. HYDRO & POWER AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE A PERMIT AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE MAXIMUM RESERVOIR FLOODING LIMIT.
ACCESS AND WELLSITE CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING TO PROTECT:
WILDLIFE, VEGETATION AND CULTURAL VALUES OF A FIRST NATION
TRAPPER'S CABIN
WATER QUALITY AND WATERSHED VALUES
GROWTH AND YIELD FORESTRY PLOTS
VISUAL QUALITY AND RECREATIONAL VALUES
ACCESS AND WELLSITE CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY WITHIN:
OLD GROWTH MANAGEMENT AREA
GUIDE OUTFITTER AREA CERTIFICATE
POTENTIAL FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES EXISTS; ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
TERM : 1 YEARS
FEES : $500.00
RENT PER HA : $1.00
NO FURTHER TRACTS
REF.NO 10GEO008

63298

TRACT 1 4,474
NTS 083-D-10 BLK D UNITS 95 96

NTS 083-D-10 BLK E UNITS 5-8 15-18 25 26 28-30

NTS 083-D-10 BLK E UNITS 35 39 40 45 49 50 55-60

NTS 083-D-10 BLK E UNITS 65-70 76-80 86-90

NTS 083-D-10 BLK E UNITS 96-100

NTS 083-D-10 BLK L UNITS 8-10 18-20 28-30

INC : GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES

ALL ZONES

THE SIMPCW FIRST NATION HAS REQUESTED EARLY ENGAGEMENT PRIOR TO THE PROPONENT SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ON-THE-GROUND ACTIVITIES TO PROVIDE THE PROPONENT WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE SIMPCW FIRST NATION'S INTERESTS.
PARCEL IS LOCATED WITHIN THE LHEIDLI-T'ENNEH BAND'S TRADITIONAL TERRITORY.
PARCEL IS LOCATED WITHIN THE SHUSWAP FIRST NATION'S TRADITIONAL TERRITORY.
PARCEL OVERLAPS TRAPLINE REGISTERED TO FIRST NATION COMMUNITY MEMBER
THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF FRASER-FORT GEORGE REQUESTS ENGAGEMENT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ON-THE-GROUND ACTIVITIES WITHIN THEIR REGIONAL BOUNDARIES.
THE THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT REQUESTS ENGAGEMENT PRIOR TO THE PROPONENT SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ON-THE-GROUND ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT'S REGIONAL BOUNDARIES.
TENURE HOLDER MAY BE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE ACCESS AND EXPLORATION OR DEVELOPMENT PLANS WITH OTHER TENURE HOLDERS AND RECREATIONAL USERS AND, WHERE AND WHEN APPROPRIATE, UTILIZE EXISTING ACCESS.
BC HYDRO MUST BE NOTIFIED OF ANY ACTIVITY CONDUCTED WITHIN OR IN PROXIMITY TO BC HYDRO CORRIDORS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND/OR FACILITIES.
PARCEL LOCATED WITHIN THE KINBASKET LAKE RESERVOIR (OIC), B.C. HYDRO & POWER AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE A PERMIT AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE MAXIMUM RESERVOIR FLOODING LIMIT.
ACCESS AND WELLSITE CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING TO PROTECT:
WILDLIFE, VEGETATION AND CULTURAL VALUES OF A FIRST NATION
TRAPPER'S CABIN
WATER QUALITY AND WATERSHED VALUES
GROWTH AND YIELD FORESTRY PLOTS
VISUAL QUALITY AND RECREATIONAL VALUES
ACCESS AND WELLSITE CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY WITHIN:
OLD GROWTH MANAGEMENT AREA
GUIDE OUTFITTER AREA CERTIFICATE
POTENTIAL FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES EXISTS; ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
TERM : 1 YEARS
FEES : $500.00
RENT PER HA : $1.00
NO FURTHER TRACTS
REF.NO 10GEO010
63299 TRACT 1 5,174
NTS 083-D-11 BLK H UNITS 41 42 51 52 61-63 71-73

NTS 083-D-11 BLK H UNITS 81-85 91-96

NTS 083-D-11 BLK I UNITS 1-7 11-17 21-27 31-38

NTS 083-D-11 BLK I UNITS 41-48 51-58

INC : GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES

ALL ZONES

THE SIMPCW FIRST NATION HAS REQUESTED EARLY ENGAGEMENT PRIOR TO THE PROPONENT SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ON-THE-GROUND ACTIVITIES TO PROVIDE THE PROPONENT WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE SIMPCW FIRST NATION'S INTERESTS.
PARCEL IS LOCATED WITHIN THE LHEIDLI-T'ENNEH BAND'S TRADITIONAL TERRITORY.
PARCEL IS LOCATED WITHIN THE SHUSWAP FIRST NATION'S TRADITIONAL TERRITORY.
PARCEL OVERLAPS TRAPLINE REGISTERED TO FIRST NATION COMMUNITY MEMBER
THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF FRASER-FORT GEORGE REQUESTS ENGAGEMENT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ON-THE-GROUND ACTIVITIES WITHIN THEIR REGIONAL BOUNDARIES.
TENURE HOLDER MAY BE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE ACCESS AND EXPLORATION OR DEVELOPMENT PLANS WITH OTHER TENURE HOLDERS AND RECREATIONAL USERS AND, WHERE AND WHEN APPROPRIATE, UTILIZE EXISTING ACCESS.
BC HYDRO MUST BE NOTIFIED OF ANY ACTIVITY CONDUCTED WITHIN OR IN PROXIMITY TO BC HYDRO CORRIDORS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND/OR FACILITIES.
PARCEL LOCATED WITHIN THE KINBASKET LAKE RESERVOIR (OIC), B.C. HYDRO & POWER AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE A PERMIT AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE MAXIMUM RESERVOIR FLOODING LIMIT.
ACCESS AND WELLSITE CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING TO PROTECT:
WILDLIFE, VEGETATION AND CULTURAL VALUES OF A FIRST NATION
TRAPPER'S CABIN
WATER QUALITY AND WATERSHED VALUES
GROWTH AND YIELD FORESTRY PLOTS
VISUAL QUALITY AND RECREATIONAL VALUES
ACCESS AND WELLSITE CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY WITHIN:
OLD GROWTH MANAGEMENT AREA
GUIDE OUTFITTER AREA CERTIFICATE
POTENTIAL FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES EXISTS; ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
TERM : 1 YEARS
FEES : $500.00
RENT PER HA : $1.00
NO FURTHER TRACTS
REF.NO 10GEO011