Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Stikine River in Alaska, 47067 [E7-16491]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices The closure is effective immediately, and will remain in place through the duration of the Shower Bath Fire, or until such time as the Authorized Officer determines the roads are again safe for public use. ADDRESSES: The address of the BLM Authorized Officer is: Field Manager, Challis Field Office (CFO), 801 Blue Mountain Road, Challis, Idaho 83226. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Rosenkrance, BLM Challis Field Manager, (208) 879–6206. DATES: Authority: This emergency closure notice is issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1(a). Violations of this closure are punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. Persons who are administratively exempt from the closure include any Federal, State, or local officer or employee acting within the scope of their duties, members of any organized rescue or fire-fighting force in the performance of an official duty, or any person holding written permission from the BLM. Dated: August 15, 2007. David Rosenkrance, Challis Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–16620 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–930–5420–FR–L042; AA–085787] Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Stikine River in Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States in those lands underlying the Stikine River, located in Southeast Alaska. The State asserts that the Stikine River was navigable and unreserved at the time of statehood; therefore, title to the submerged lands passed to the State at the time of statehood (1959). The lands included in the application are within the exterior boundary of the Tongass National Forest, created by Presidential Proclamation of February 16, 1909, and administered by the U.S. Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture. DATES: Comments on the State of Alaska’s application should be submitted on or before November 20, 2007. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Summary Report. Comments on the Draft VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 Summary Report should be submitted on or before October 22, 2007. The State’s application and the BLM Draft Summary Report will be posted on the BLM-Alaska Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/ak/ak930/rdi/index.html ADDRESSES: Comments on the State of Alaska’s application or the BLM Draft Summary Report should be sent to the Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and Preparation (AK–927), Division of Cadastral Survey, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7599. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Brown at (907) 271–3602 or Mike_C_Brown@ak.blm.gov or visit the BLM-Alaska Web site http:// www.blm.gov/ak/ak930/rdi/index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 17, 2005, the State of Alaska (State) filed an application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for those lands underlying the Stikine River (AA–085787). A Recordable Disclaimer of Interest, if issued, will confirm the United States has no valid interest in the subject lands. The notice is intended to notify the public of the pending application and the State’s grounds for supporting it. The State asserts that the Stikine River is navigable and unreserved; therefore, under the Equal Footing Doctrine and Submerged Lands Act of 1953, ownership of these lands automatically passed from the United States to the State at the time of statehood in 1959. The State did not identify any known adverse claimant or occupant of the affected lands. The applied for lands are within the exterior boundary of the Tongass National Forest, created by Presidential Proclamation of February 16, 1909, and administered by the U.S. Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture. A final decision on the merits of the application will not be made before November 20, 2007. During the ninety (90) day notice period, interested parties may comment upon the State’s application (AA–085787) and supporting evidence. Interested parties may also comment on the evidence presented in the BLM Draft Summary Report within sixty (60) days of the date of this notice. The State’s application and the BLM Draft Summary Report will be posted on the BLM-Alaska Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ak/ak930/rdi/ index.html. Comments, including names and street addresses of the commenters, will be available for public review at the PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47067 Alaska State Office (see address above), during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a)). Dated: June 28, 2007. Craig Frichtl, Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and Preparation. [FR Doc. E7–16491 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–930–5420–FR–L040; FF–94671 and FF– 94672] Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimers of Interest for Lands Underlying Little Scottie Creek and Scottie Creek in Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed applications for Recordable Disclaimers of Interest from the United States in those lands underlying Little Scottie Creek and Scottie Creek, located in the Tanana River region in Interior, Alaska. The State asserts that Scottie Creek and Little Scottie Creek were navigable and unreserved at the time of statehood; therefore, title to the submerged lands passed to the State at the time of statehood (1959). A portion of these lands are within the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. DATES: Comments on the State of Alaska’s applications should be submitted on or before November 20, 2007. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared two Draft Summary Reports, one for each water body. Comments on the Draft Summary Reports should be submitted on or before October 22, 2007. The State’s applications and the BLM Draft Summary Reports will be posted on the E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AK-930-5420-FR-L042; AA-085787]


Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for 
Lands Underlying the Stikine River in Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application for a 
Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States in those lands 
underlying the Stikine River, located in Southeast Alaska. The State 
asserts that the Stikine River was navigable and unreserved at the time 
of statehood; therefore, title to the submerged lands passed to the 
State at the time of statehood (1959). The lands included in the 
application are within the exterior boundary of the Tongass National 
Forest, created by Presidential Proclamation of February 16, 1909, and 
administered by the U.S. Forest Service in the Department of 
Agriculture.

DATES: Comments on the State of Alaska's application should be 
submitted on or before November 20, 2007. The Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) has prepared a Draft Summary Report. Comments on the Draft 
Summary Report should be submitted on or before October 22, 2007. The 
State's application and the BLM Draft Summary Report will be posted on 
the BLM-Alaska Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ak/ak930/rdi/index.html

ADDRESSES: Comments on the State of Alaska's application or the BLM 
Draft Summary Report should be sent to the Chief, Branch of Survey 
Planning and Preparation (AK-927), Division of Cadastral Survey, BLM 
Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, 13, Anchorage, 
Alaska 99513-7599.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Brown at (907) 271-3602 or Mike--
C--Brown@ak.blm.gov or visit the BLM-Alaska Web site http://
www.blm.gov/ak/ak930/rdi/index.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 17, 2005, the State of Alaska 
(State) filed an application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest 
pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for those lands 
underlying the Stikine River (AA-085787). A Recordable Disclaimer of 
Interest, if issued, will confirm the United States has no valid 
interest in the subject lands. The notice is intended to notify the 
public of the pending application and the State's grounds for 
supporting it. The State asserts that the Stikine River is navigable 
and unreserved; therefore, under the Equal Footing Doctrine and 
Submerged Lands Act of 1953, ownership of these lands automatically 
passed from the United States to the State at the time of statehood in 
1959. The State did not identify any known adverse claimant or occupant 
of the affected lands. The applied for lands are within the exterior 
boundary of the Tongass National Forest, created by Presidential 
Proclamation of February 16, 1909, and administered by the U.S. Forest 
Service in the Department of Agriculture.
    A final decision on the merits of the application will not be made 
before November 20, 2007. During the ninety (90) day notice period, 
interested parties may comment upon the State's application (AA-085787) 
and supporting evidence. Interested parties may also comment on the 
evidence presented in the BLM Draft Summary Report within sixty (60) 
days of the date of this notice. The State's application and the BLM 
Draft Summary Report will be posted on the BLM-Alaska Web site: http://
www.blm.gov/ak/ak930/rdi/index.html.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of the commenters, 
will be available for public review at the Alaska State Office (see 
address above), during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your 
address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying 
information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a)).

    Dated: June 28, 2007.
Craig Frichtl,
Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and Preparation.
 [FR Doc. E7-16491 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]
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