Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Arizona, 42663-42664 [E6-12008]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 144 / Thursday, July 27, 2006 / Notices Sec. 9, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The areas described aggregate approximately 25,133 acres in Duchesne and Utah Counties. 2. At 10 a.m. on August 28, 2006, the lands described in Paragraph 1(a) shall be opened to such forms of disposition as may by law be authorized on National Forest System lands, including location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. Appropriation of any of the lands described in Paragraph 1(a) under the general mining laws prior to the date and time of restoration is unauthorized. Any such attempted appropriation, including attempted adverse possession under 30 U.S.C. 38 (2000), shall vest no rights against the United States. Acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right of possession are governed by State law where not in conflict with Federal law. The Bureau of Land Management will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts. Dated: July 3, 2006. R. Thomas Weimer, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–12007 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [ES–960–1430–ET; WIES–032707] Public Land Order No. 7667; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6619; Wisconsin Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Public Land Order. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This order extends Public Land Order No. 6619 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to manage the land as part of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. DATES: Effective Date: July 25, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ida Doup, BLM Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153, 703–440–1541. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:18 Jul 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.4) Dated: July 3, 2006. R. Thomas Weimer, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–12006 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–931–06–5870–HN] Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Arizona Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for public nomination of qualified properties for potential purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Arizona. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management AGENCY: Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. Public Land Order No. 6619 (51 FR 26687, July 25, 1986), which withdrew 4,107 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location and entry under the general land laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, and reserved the land for use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in conjunction with the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, is hereby extended for an additional 20-year period. 2. Public Land Order No. 6619 will expire on July 24, 2026, unless, as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f) (2000), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act of 2000 (43 U.S.C. 2303) (FLTFA), this notice provides the public the opportunity to nominate lands within the State of Arizona for possible acquisition by the Federal agencies identified below. Such lands must be (1) inholdings within a federally designated area or (2) lands that are adjacent to federally designated areas and contain exceptional resources. DATES: Nominations may be submitted at any time following the publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed to the attention of the FLTFA Program Manager for the agency listed below having jurisdiction over the adjacent federally designated area: • Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office (AZ–931), One PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42663 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–4427. • National Park Service (IMSF–LR), P.O. Box 728, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504–0728. • National Park Service (PWR–LP), 1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700, Oakland, California 94607–4807. • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 333 Broadway, Southeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue, Southwest, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Decker, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office (AZ–931), One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–4427, (602) 417–9234 or e-mail julie_decker@blm.gov. In accordance with the FLTFA, the four agencies noted above are offering to the public at large the opportunity to nominate lands in the State of Arizona that meet FLTFA eligibility requirements for possible Federal acquisition. Under the provisions of FLTFA, only the following lands are eligible for nomination: (1) Inholdings within a federally designated area; or (2) lands that are adjacent to federally designated areas and contain exceptional resources. An inholding is any right, title, or interest held by a non-Federal entity, in or to a tract of land that lies within the boundary of a federally designated area. A federally designated area is land that on July 25, 2000, was within the boundary of: A unit of the National Park System; a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System; an area of the National Forest System designated for special management; a national monument, national conservation area, national riparian conservation area, national recreation area, national scenic area, research natural area, national outstanding natural area, national natural landmark, or an area of critical environmental concern managed by the BLM; a wilderness or wilderness study area; or a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System or National Trails System. If you are not sure of whether a particular area meets the statutory definition of a federally designated area in FLTFA, you should consult the statute or contact the BLM at the above address. An exceptional resource refers to a resource of scientific, natural, historic, cultural, or recreational value that has been documented by a Federal, State, or local government authority, and for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATON: E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 42664 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 144 / Thursday, July 27, 2006 / Notices which there is a compelling need for conservation and protection under the jurisdiction of a Federal agency in order to maintain the resource for the benefit of the public. Nominations meeting the above criteria may be submitted by any individual, group, or governmental body. If submitted by a party other than the landowner, the landowner must also sign the nomination to confirm their willingness to sell. Pursuant to FLTFA, nominations will only be considered eligible by the agencies if: (1) The nomination package is complete; (2) acquisition of the nominated land or interest in land would be consistent with an agency approved land use plan; (3) the land does not contain a hazardous substance and is not otherwise contaminated and would not be difficult or uneconomic to manage as Federal lands; and (4) acceptable title can be conveyed in accordance with Federal title standards. Priority will be placed on nominations for areas where there is no local or tribal government objection to Federal acquisition. Nominations may be made at any time following publication of this notice and will continue to be accepted for consideration during the life of the FLTFA, which ends on July 24, 2010, unless extended by an Act of Congress. Nominations may be made on forms available from the BLM at the above address. Request for the forms may also be made by telephone, e-mail, or U.S. Postal Service mail. The agencies will assess the nominations for public benefits and rank the nominations in accordance with a jointly prepared State-level Interagency Implementation Agreement for FLTFA and a national-level Interagency Memorandum of Understanding among the agencies. The nomination and identification of an inholding does not obligate the landowner to convey the property nor does it obligate the United States to acquire the property. All Federal land acquisitions must be made at fair market value established by applicable provisions of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions. Further information, including the required contents for a nomination package and details of the State-level Interagency Implementation Agreement, may be obtained by contacting Julie Decker at the aforementioned address and phone number. Elaine Y. Zielinski, State Director. [FR Doc. E6–12008 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 30-Day Notice of Request for Clearance of Collection of Information to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service invites comments on a proposed new collection of information (1024–xxxx). DATES: Public comments on the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) will be accepted on or before thirty days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1024– xxxx), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, by fax at 202– 395–6566, or by electronic mail to OIRA_docket@omb.eop.gov. Please also send, mail, or hand carry a copy of your comments and your request for a copy of the draft ‘‘Application’’ to James H. Charleton, Office of International Affairs, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW., (0050) Washington, DC 20005. E-mail: james_charleton@contractor.nps.gov. Phone: 202–354–1802. Fax 202–371– 1446. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James H. Charleton, 202–354–1802 or April Brooks, 202–354–1808. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free-of-charge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Inclusion of a Property in the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List. Bureau Form #: None. OMB Number: To be requested. Expiration Date: To be requested. Type of Request: New collection. Description of Need: The primary purpose of the ICR is to gather the information necessary to evaluate the potential of properties for possible nomination by the United States to the World Heritage List by preparing a Tentative List of candidate sites. The World Heritage List is an international list of cultural and natural properties nominated by the signatories of the PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 World Heritage Convention (1972). In 1973, the United States was the first nation to ratify the treaty. U.S. participation and the roles of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are authorized by Title IV of the Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 and conducted in accordance with 36 CFR part 73—World Heritage Convention. A Tentative List is a national list of natural and cultural properties appearing to meet the eligibility criteria for nomination to the World Heritage List. It is an annotated list of candidate sites which a country intends to nominate within a given time period. The World Heritage Committee has issued Operational Guidelines asking participating nations to provide Tentative Lists, which aid in evaluating properties for the World Heritage List on a comparative international basis and help the Committee to schedule its work over the long term. The Guidelines recommend that a nation review its Tentative List at least once every decade. The current U.S. Tentative List (formerly Indicative Inventory) dates to 1982. The new U.S. Tentative List will serve as a guide for at least the next decade 2009–2019) of U.S. nominations to the World Heritage List, commencing with nominations expected to be submitted in final form to the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO on or before February 1, 2009. The Tentative List will be structured so as to meet the World Heritage Committee’s December 2004 request that the Tentative List allow for the nomination of no more than two sites per year by any one nation, at least one of which must be a natural site (excluding potential emergency nominations not at present foreseen). The National Park Service Office of International Affairs (NPS–OIA) and the George Wright Society (GWS) are working together under a cooperative agreement to prepare the new U.S. Tentative List. After various reviews and approvals and an opportunity for owners and the public to comment on the Tentative List and the accompanying explanatory essay, the Secretary of the Interior, through the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, will determine the composition of the new Tentative List and will submit it through the U.S. Department of State to the World Heritage Committee. The proposed ‘‘Application’’ invites owners and other preparers to document properties proposed for inclusion in the Tentative List and for potential nomination by the United States to the E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 144 (Thursday, July 27, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-12008]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-931-06-5870-HN]


Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for 
Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for public nomination of qualified properties 
for potential purchase by the Federal Government in the State of 
Arizona.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation 
Act of 2000 (43 U.S.C. 2303) (FLTFA), this notice provides the public 
the opportunity to nominate lands within the State of Arizona for 
possible acquisition by the Federal agencies identified below. Such 
lands must be (1) inholdings within a federally designated area or (2) 
lands that are adjacent to federally designated areas and contain 
exceptional resources.

DATES: Nominations may be submitted at any time following the 
publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed to the attention of the FLTFA 
Program Manager for the agency listed below having jurisdiction over 
the adjacent federally designated area:
     Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office (AZ-931), 
One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4427.
     National Park Service (IMSF-LR), P.O. Box 728, Santa Fe, 
New Mexico 87504-0728.
     National Park Service (PWR-LP), 1111 Jackson Street, Suite 
700, Oakland, California 94607-4807.
     U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 333 
Broadway, Southeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.
     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue, 
Southwest, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Decker, Bureau of Land 
Management, Arizona State Office (AZ-931), One North Central Avenue, 
Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4427, (602) 417-9234 or e-mail 
julie_decker@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATON: In accordance with the FLTFA, the four 
agencies noted above are offering to the public at large the 
opportunity to nominate lands in the State of Arizona that meet FLTFA 
eligibility requirements for possible Federal acquisition. Under the 
provisions of FLTFA, only the following lands are eligible for 
nomination: (1) Inholdings within a federally designated area; or (2) 
lands that are adjacent to federally designated areas and contain 
exceptional resources.
    An inholding is any right, title, or interest held by a non-Federal 
entity, in or to a tract of land that lies within the boundary of a 
federally designated area.
    A federally designated area is land that on July 25, 2000, was 
within the boundary of: A unit of the National Park System; a unit of 
the National Wildlife Refuge System; an area of the National Forest 
System designated for special management; a national monument, national 
conservation area, national riparian conservation area, national 
recreation area, national scenic area, research natural area, national 
outstanding natural area, national natural landmark, or an area of 
critical environmental concern managed by the BLM; a wilderness or 
wilderness study area; or a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System or National Trails System. If you are not sure of whether a 
particular area meets the statutory definition of a federally 
designated area in FLTFA, you should consult the statute or contact the 
BLM at the above address.
    An exceptional resource refers to a resource of scientific, 
natural, historic, cultural, or recreational value that has been 
documented by a Federal, State, or local government authority, and for

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which there is a compelling need for conservation and protection under 
the jurisdiction of a Federal agency in order to maintain the resource 
for the benefit of the public.
    Nominations meeting the above criteria may be submitted by any 
individual, group, or governmental body. If submitted by a party other 
than the landowner, the landowner must also sign the nomination to 
confirm their willingness to sell. Pursuant to FLTFA, nominations will 
only be considered eligible by the agencies if: (1) The nomination 
package is complete; (2) acquisition of the nominated land or interest 
in land would be consistent with an agency approved land use plan; (3) 
the land does not contain a hazardous substance and is not otherwise 
contaminated and would not be difficult or uneconomic to manage as 
Federal lands; and (4) acceptable title can be conveyed in accordance 
with Federal title standards. Priority will be placed on nominations 
for areas where there is no local or tribal government objection to 
Federal acquisition.
    Nominations may be made at any time following publication of this 
notice and will continue to be accepted for consideration during the 
life of the FLTFA, which ends on July 24, 2010, unless extended by an 
Act of Congress.
    Nominations may be made on forms available from the BLM at the 
above address. Request for the forms may also be made by telephone, e-
mail, or U.S. Postal Service mail.
    The agencies will assess the nominations for public benefits and 
rank the nominations in accordance with a jointly prepared State-level 
Interagency Implementation Agreement for FLTFA and a national-level 
Interagency Memorandum of Understanding among the agencies. The 
nomination and identification of an inholding does not obligate the 
landowner to convey the property nor does it obligate the United States 
to acquire the property.
    All Federal land acquisitions must be made at fair market value 
established by applicable provisions of the Uniform Appraisal Standards 
for Federal Land Acquisitions.
    Further information, including the required contents for a 
nomination package and details of the State-level Interagency 
Implementation Agreement, may be obtained by contacting Julie Decker at 
the aforementioned address and phone number.

Elaine Y. Zielinski,
State Director.
 [FR Doc. E6-12008 Filed 7-26-06; 8:45 am]
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