Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sublette County, Wyoming, 37259-37260 [E7-13166]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–330–07–1610–DR–082A] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Lake Havasu Field Office located in Arizona and California. The Arizona State Director will sign the ROD making the decisions in the Lake Havasu RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Printed copies and electronic copies (on CD-ROM) of the ROD/Approved RMP are available upon request from the Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406. The document is also available via the internet http:// www.blm.gov/az. To receive a copy of the document, contact the BLM via email at Lake_Havasu@blm.gov or call (928) 505–1200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Trafton, Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406. Contact via e-mail at Lake_Havasu@blm.gov or call (928) 505–1200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: One of the BLM’s objectives during the planning process was to understand the views of various publics by providing opportunities for meaningful participation. Through communication media such as meetings, newsletters and news releases, the public was provided opportunities to identify issues that needed to be addressed. The public also provided comments during the 90-day public comment period on the Draft EIS; these comments were addressed in the Final EIS. The BLM coordinated with the four agencies that requested Cooperating Agency status (i.e. Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Reclamation and the Federal Highway Administration) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona State Land Department, California Department of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 Fish and Game, adjacent BLM field offices, and other land managing agencies within the boundaries of the planning areas. The BLM also initiated consultation with tribes, who have oral traditions or cultural concerns relating to the planning area, or who are documented as having occupied or used portions of the planning area during prehistoric or historic times. The Approved RMP includes strategies for protecting and preserving the biological, cultural, recreational, geological, educational, scientific, and scenic values that balance multiple uses of the BLM-administered lands throughout the Lake Havasu Field Office (LHFO) planning area. The planning area encompasses more than 1.3 million acres of BLM administered lands. The Approved RMP designated five Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs): Beale Slough Riparian and Cultural ACEC (2,395 acres); Bullhead Bajada Natural and Cultural ACEC (7,090 acres); Crossman Peak Scenic ACEC (48,855 acres); Swansea Historic District ACEC (5,973 acres); and Three Rivers Riparian ACEC (2,246 acres). The following types of resource use limitations apply to these ACECs: (1) Grazing prescriptions are designed to achieve the desired plant community objectives; (2) Recreation facilities are limited to projects that protect ACEC values; (3) Camping is limited to developed or signed sites; and (4) Motorized travel is permitted only on designated open and signed routes. The Preferred Alternative in the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft EIS (published September 20, 2005) was revised to include comments received during the 90-day public comment period. The resultant alternative became the Proposed Plan in the Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final EIS (PRMP/FEIS), published September 22, 2006. The BLM has determined that Proposed Plan will provide an optimal balance between authorized resource use and the protection and long-term sustainability of sensitive resources within the planning area. Neither the Arizona nor the California Governors’ Offices identified any inconsistencies between the PRMP/FEIS and state or local plans, policies, and programs following the 60-day Governors’ Consistency Reviews (initiated August 23, 2006, in accordance with planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.3-2(e)). One protest was received during the FEIS 30-day protest period. The Proposed Plan was clarified based on the one protest received. As a result, only minor editorial modifications were made in preparing the Approved RMP. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37259 These modifications provided further clarification of some of the decisions. Additional text was added to clarify the protection of wilderness characteristics as well as the impacts from Off-Highway Vehicles. The changes between the PRMP and the Approved RMP are clearly stated in sections entitled Modifications and Clarifications in the ROD. The resultant revised Proposed Plan is now called the ‘‘Approved RMP’’ and is attached to the ROD. The Approved RMP does not contain Implementation Decisions. Future activity-level plans will address the implementation of the Approved RMP. These implementation plans will be accompanied by any required additional site-specific planning and NEPA analysis. Approval of an activity plan is an appealable decision). The appeal process will be set forth in the future individual implementation (activity or project level) plans. Dated: May 1, 2007. Michael A. Taylor, Acting, Arizona State Director. [FR Doc. E7–13241 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–040–1430–EU; WYW–128339] Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sublette County, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 40-acre parcel of public land in Sublette County, Wyoming, for the appraised fair market value to G&E Livestock to resolve an unintentional unauthorized use of public lands. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM at the address below not later than August 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send all written comments concerning this proposed sale to the Field Manager, BLM-Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. Comments received in electronic form, such as email or facsimile, will not be considered. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Hamilton, Realty Specialist, at the above address or at 307–352–0334. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of 43 E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 37260 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices CFR part 2710, the following described public land is proposed to be sold pursuant to the authority provided in Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended (43 U.S.C. 1713): rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Sixth Principal Meridian T. 29 N., R. 106 W., sec. 34, SW1/4SE1/4. The area described contains 40 acres in Sublette County. The appraised market value for this parcel is $6,400. The proposed sale is consistent with the objectives, goals, and decision of the BLM Green River Resource Management Plan, dated August 8, 1997, and the land is not required for other Federal purposes. The direct sale of this land to G&E Livestock will resolve an unintentional, unauthorized occupancy of public land managed by the BLM. In accordance with 43 CFR 2710.0–6(c)(3)(iii) and 43 CFR 2711.3–3(a), direct sale procedures are appropriate to resolve an inadvertent unauthorized occupancy of the land or to protect existing equities in the land. The unauthorized occupancy involves encroachment by an access road, two residences, and various ranch related structures such as a garage, grain silos and fence on the public land. In 1988, the BLM discovered the encroachment, and initiated formal procedures to authorize the existing ranch structures. An annual permit was approved to temporarily authorize the occupancy while a permanent resolution was sought. The sale, when completed, would add the public land to G&E Livestock’s property, protect the improvements involved, and resolve the inadvertent encroachment. The parcel is the minimum size possible to ensure that all the improvements are included. G&E Livestock will be allowed 30 days from the receipt of a written offer to submit a deposit of at least 20 percent of the appraised value of the parcel, and 180 days thereafter to submit the balance. On July 9, 2007 the above described land is segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. The segregative effect of this notice shall terminate upon issuance of a patent, upon publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or 2 years from the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever comes first. The following reservations, rights, and conditions will be included in the patent that may be issued for the above parcel of Federal land: 1. A reservation of all minerals to the United States; VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 2. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States pursuant to the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); 3. Those rights for road purposes granted to Sublette County, its successors or assigns by Right-of-Way Serial No. WYW160624, under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1761–1771; and 4. Those rights for electric power purposes granted to Pacific Power & Light, its successors or assigns by Rightof-Way Serial No. WYW137000, Under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1761–1771. Detailed information concerning the proposed land sale, including sale procedures, appraisal, planning and environmental documents, and a mineral report is available for review at the BLM, Rock Springs Field Office at the above address. Normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For a period of 45 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the general public and interested parties may submit written comments to the BLM Field Manager at the above address. Comments received during this process, including respondent’s name, address, and other contact information, will be available for public review. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment— including your personal identifying information—may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to request that the BLM consider withholding your name, address, and other contact information (phone number, e-mail address, or fax number, etc.), from public review or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. The BLM will make available for public review, in their entirety, all comments submitted by businesses or organizations, including comments by an individual in his or her capacity as an official or representative of a business or organization. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of timely filed PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 objections, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. The land will not be offered for sale prior to September 7, 2007. Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a)). Michael R. Holbert, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–13166 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Colorado: Filing of Plats of Survey June 29, 2007. SUMMARY: The plats of survey of the following described land was officially filed in the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Lakewood, Colorado, effective 10 a.m., June 29, 2007. All inquiries should be sent to the Colorado State Office (CO– 956), Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215–7093. The plats and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurveys and corrective dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of certain sections, and metes-and-bounds surveys, in Townships 2 North, Ranges 76 (4 Sheets) and 77 West (5 Sheets), Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 10, 2007. The plat, and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurveys in Townships 17 South, Ranges 45 and 46 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 17, 2007. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 51 North, Range 1 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 26, 2007. This plat which includes the field notes, and is the entire record of this resurvey, in duplicate, in Township 331⁄2 North, Range 17 West, Sec. 21, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 26, 2007. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Townships 50 and 51 North, Range 8 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on April 27, 2007. The plat, and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and section subdivision of Section 23, Township 37 E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 130 (Monday, July 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37259-37260]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13166]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-040-1430-EU; WYW-128339]


Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sublette 
County, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 40-acre 
parcel of public land in Sublette County, Wyoming, for the appraised 
fair market value to G&E Livestock to resolve an unintentional 
unauthorized use of public lands.

DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM 
at the address below not later than August 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send all written comments concerning this proposed sale to 
the Field Manager, BLM-Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 
North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. Comments received in electronic 
form, such as e-mail or facsimile, will not be considered.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Hamilton, Realty Specialist, 
at the above address or at 307-352-0334.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of 43

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CFR part 2710, the following described public land is proposed to be 
sold pursuant to the authority provided in Section 203 of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended (43 U.S.C. 
1713):

Sixth Principal Meridian

T. 29 N., R. 106 W.,
    sec. 34, SW1/4SE1/4.

    The area described contains 40 acres in Sublette County.

    The appraised market value for this parcel is $6,400. The proposed 
sale is consistent with the objectives, goals, and decision of the BLM 
Green River Resource Management Plan, dated August 8, 1997, and the 
land is not required for other Federal purposes. The direct sale of 
this land to G&E Livestock will resolve an unintentional, unauthorized 
occupancy of public land managed by the BLM. In accordance with 43 CFR 
2710.0-6(c)(3)(iii) and 43 CFR 2711.3-3(a), direct sale procedures are 
appropriate to resolve an inadvertent unauthorized occupancy of the 
land or to protect existing equities in the land. The unauthorized 
occupancy involves encroachment by an access road, two residences, and 
various ranch related structures such as a garage, grain silos and 
fence on the public land. In 1988, the BLM discovered the encroachment, 
and initiated formal procedures to authorize the existing ranch 
structures. An annual permit was approved to temporarily authorize the 
occupancy while a permanent resolution was sought. The sale, when 
completed, would add the public land to G&E Livestock's property, 
protect the improvements involved, and resolve the inadvertent 
encroachment. The parcel is the minimum size possible to ensure that 
all the improvements are included. G&E Livestock will be allowed 30 
days from the receipt of a written offer to submit a deposit of at 
least 20 percent of the appraised value of the parcel, and 180 days 
thereafter to submit the balance.
    On July 9, 2007 the above described land is segregated from 
appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. 
The segregative effect of this notice shall terminate upon issuance of 
a patent, upon publication in the Federal Register of a termination of 
the segregation, or 2 years from the date of the publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register, whichever comes first.
    The following reservations, rights, and conditions will be included 
in the patent that may be issued for the above parcel of Federal land:
    1. A reservation of all minerals to the United States;
    2. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the 
authority of the United States pursuant to the Act of August 30, 1890 
(43 U.S.C. 945);
    3. Those rights for road purposes granted to Sublette County, its 
successors or assigns by Right-of-Way Serial No. WYW160624, under Title 
V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 
1761-1771; and
    4. Those rights for electric power purposes granted to Pacific 
Power & Light, its successors or assigns by Right-of-Way Serial No. 
WYW137000, Under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1761-1771.
    Detailed information concerning the proposed land sale, including 
sale procedures, appraisal, planning and environmental documents, and a 
mineral report is available for review at the BLM, Rock Springs Field 
Office at the above address. Normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For a period of 45 days from the date of publication of this notice 
in the Federal Register, the general public and interested parties may 
submit written comments to the BLM Field Manager at the above address. 
Comments received during this process, including respondent's name, 
address, and other contact information, will be available for public 
review. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 
Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to 
request that the BLM consider withholding your name, address, and other 
contact information (phone number, e-mail address, or fax number, 
etc.), from public review or disclosure under the Freedom of 
Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your comment. The BLM will make available for public review, in their 
entirety, all comments submitted by businesses or organizations, 
including comments by an individual in his or her capacity as an 
official or representative of a business or organization.
    Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director, who 
may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of 
timely filed objections, this realty action will become the final 
determination of the Department of the Interior.
    The land will not be offered for sale prior to September 7, 2007.

    Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1-2(a)).

Michael R. Holbert,
Field Manager.
[FR Doc. E7-13166 Filed 7-6-07; 8:45 am]
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