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March 3, 10 and 17, 2016

NOTICE is hereby given that on January 21, 2016; Gregory Rockhouse Ranch Inc c/o MStapleton LLC, 1108 W. Pierce Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 and
Bar "W" Farms c/o MStapleton LLC, 1108 W. Pierce Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 filed application No. C-540 & C-540-S into C-3769 (T) for a permit under the Water-Use Leasing Act (NMSA 1978, Sections 72-6-1 thru-7) to temporarily change the point of diversion, and the place and purpose of use of 21.0 acre-feet per annum (14.7 acre-feet per annum Consumptive Use) of ground water diverted from the following described wells:

WELL NO.C-540 C-540-SSUBDIVISIONSW1/4NW1/4SW1/4 SW1/4SE1/4NW1/4SECTION20 20TOWNSHIP22 S. 22 S.RANGE27 E. 27 E.

The applicant proposes to temporarily stop the irrigation of 7.0 acres of land from the stacked irrigation of land described as follows:

SUBDIVISIONPt. NE1/4SW/4 Pt. NE1/4SW1/4 Pt. SE1/4NW1/4SECTION20 20 20TOWNSHIP22 S. 22 S. 22 S.RANGE27 E. 27 E. 27 E.ACRES35.0 35.015.6 85.6

The applicant proposes to temporarily commence the diversion of 14.7 acre-feet per annum (Consumptive Use), of ground water to be diverted from the following described point of diversion:

WELL NO.C-3679SUBDIVISIONNW/4NE/4SE/4SECTION14TOWNSHIP24S.RANGE33E.

for commercial purposes (oil and gas well development) on State, Private and BLM lands in southern Eddy County, New Mexico. This application is filed under the Water-Use Leasing Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 72-6-1 through 72-6-7. Application is made for a permit to temporarily transfer 14.7 acre-feet per annum of consumptive irrigation water right to Gregory Rockhouse Ranch Inc that, if granted, would expire on December 31, 2019. Upon termination or expiration of the desired permit, the subject water right will automatically revert to the move-from point of diversion and the move-from place and purpose of use pursuant to the applicable provisions in that permit. The above described move-from points of diversion and place of use are located near the intersection of Old Cavern Highway and Ferris Street, south of the City of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico. The move-to point of diversion is located approximately 2.2 miles North of Jal Highway, Eddy County, New Mexico. The move-to places of use are located on State, BLM and private lands in southern Eddy County, New Mexico. Any person, firm or corporation or other entity having standing to file objections or protests shall do so in writing (legible, signed, and to include the writer's complete name, mailing address and telephone number). The objection or protest to the granting of the application shall be specific as to how the granting of the application will adversely affect the objector or protestant. The written protest must be filed, in triplicate, with the State Engineer, 1900 W. Second St., Roswell, New Mexico 88201 within 10 days after the date of the last publication of this Notice. A facsimile ("fax") will be accepted as a timely protest as long as the hard copy is mailed and postmarked within 24 hours of the fax. Protests can be faxed to 575-623-8559. A copy of the written protest filed with the State Engineer must be sent to the applicant by certified mail within 10 days after the date of the last publication of this Notice. If no timely protest or objection is filed, the State Engineer will evaluate the application in accordance with the Water-Use Leasing Act.

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