Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Arizona, 52578-52579 [E7-18190]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 52578 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 178 / Friday, September 14, 2007 / Notices or re-established after mining is completed. The surface estate of the tract is owned by Cordero Mining Company, Caballo Rojo, Inc. and Foundation Wyoming Land Company. The tract contains surface mineable coal reserves in the Wyodak seam currently being recovered in the adjacent, existing mine. On the LBA tract, the Wyodak seam is generally a single seam averaging approximately 70 feet thick. The overburden depths range from 170–360 feet thick on the LBA. The tract contains an estimated 54,657,000 tons of mineable coal. This estimate of mineable reserves includes the main Wyodak seam but does not include any tonnage from localized seams or splits containing less than 5 feet of coal. It does not include the adjacent private coal although these reserves are expected to be recovered in conjunction with the LBA. The total mineable stripping ratio (BCY/Ton) of the coal is about 3.7:1. Potential bidders for the LBA should consider the recovery rate expected from thick seam mining. The Maysdorf North LBA coal is ranked as subbituminous C. The overall average quality on an as-received basis is 8586 BTU/lb with about 0.27% sulfur. These quality averages place the coal reserves near the middle of the range of coal quality currently being mined in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin. The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount provided that the high bid meets or exceeds the BLM’s estimate of the fair market value of the tract. The minimum bid for the tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The bids should be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered. The Cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. Bids received after 4 p.m., on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, will not be considered. The minimum bid is not intended to represent fair market value. The fair market value of the tract will be determined by the Authorized Officer after the sale. The lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3.00 per acre, or fraction thereof, and a royalty payment to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of coal produced by strip or auger mining methods and 8 percent of the value of the coal produced by underground mining methods. The value of the coal will be determined in accordance with 30 CFR 206.250. Bidding instructions for the tract offered and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease are available VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:44 Sep 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 from the BLM Wyoming State Office at the addresses above. Case file documents, WYW154432, are available for inspection at the BLM Wyoming State Office. Dated: July 10, 2007. Alan Rabinoff, Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. [FR Doc. E7–18086 Filed 9–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–110–1492 ES; AZA–30975] Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Arizona Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The following public lands in Mohave County, Arizona, have been examined by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to Littlefield Unified School District #9 and under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and under Sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315(f), and Executive Order No. 6910. Gila and Salt River Meridian T. 39 N., R. 16 W., Sec. 10, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2W1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and E1⁄2E1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 35 acres, more or less, in Mohave County. The Littlefield Unified School District #9 has not applied for more than the 6,400 acre limitation for recreation uses in a year. The Littlefield Unified School District #9 has submitted a statement in compliance with the regulations at 43 CFR 2741.4(b). The Littlefield Unified School District #9 proposes to use the land as a site for public school building(s). The first phase of development would be to relocate one or more portable classrooms from the old elementary school campus in Littlefield. Later phases would include constructing permanent facilities for upper-level grades K–12. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 29, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Detailed information including but not limited to, a proposed development plan and documentation relating to compliance with applicable environmental and cultural resource laws, is available for review at the BLM, Arizona Strip Field Office, 345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George, Utah 84790. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Ford, Team Lead, 435–688–3271. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands are not needed for Federal purposes. Lease or conveyance of the lands for recreational or public purposes use is in conformance with the BLM Arizona Strip District Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, dated January 1992, as amended, and would be in the public interest. All interested parties will receive a copy of this notice once it is published in the Federal Register. The notice will be published in the newspaper of local circulation for three consecutive weeks. The regulations do not require a public meeting. Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the lands will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease or conveyance under the R&PP Act and leasing under the mineral leasing laws. The lease or conveyance of the land, when issued, will be subject to the following terms, conditions, and reservations: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States Act of August 30, 1890, 26 Stat. 391 (43 U.S.C. 945). 2. Provisions of the R&PP Act and to all applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior. 3. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the minerals, including all necessary access and exit. 4. All valid existing rights, documented on the official public land records at the time of lease or patent issuance. 5. CERCLA Term: ‘‘Pursuant to the requirements established by section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (43 U.S.C. 9620(h)) (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1988 (100 Stat. 1670), notice is hereby given that the above-described land has been examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any hazardous substances had been stored for one year or more, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 178 / Friday, September 14, 2007 / Notices nor had any hazardous substances been disposed of or released on the subject property.’’ 6. Indemnification Term: ‘‘All lessees, purchasers, or patentees, by accepting a lease or patent, covenant and agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the United States harmless from any costs, damages, claims, causes of action, penalties, fines, liabilities, and judgments of any kind or nature arising from the past, present, and future acts or omissions of the patentees or their employees, agents, contractors, or lessees, or any third-party, arising out of or in connection with the patentees’ use, occupancy, or operations on the patented real property. This indemnification and hold harmless agreement includes, but is not limited to, acts and omissions of the patentees and their employees, agents, contractors, or lessees, or any third party, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or occupancy of the patented real property which has already resulted or does hereafter result in: (1) Violations of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations that are now or may in the future become, applicable to the real property; (2) Judgments, claims, or demands of any kind assessed against the United States; (3) Costs, expenses, or damages of any kind incurred by the United States; (4) Releases or threatened releases of solid or hazardous waste(s) and/or hazardous substances(s), as defined by Federal or State environmental laws, off, on, into or under land, property and other interests of the United States; (5) Activities by which solids or hazardous substances or wastes, as defined by Federal and State environmental laws are generated, released, stored, used or otherwise disposed of on the patented real property, and any cleanup response, remedial action or other actions related in any manner to said solid or hazardous substances or wastes; or (6) Natural resource damages as defined by Federal and State law. Patentee shall stipulate that it will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local environmental and regulatory provisions, throughout the life of the facility, including any closure or postclosure requirements that may be imposed with respect to any physical plant or facility upon the real property under any Federal, State or local environmental laws or regulatory provisions. This covenant shall be construed as running with the above described parcel of land patented or otherwise conveyed by the United States, and may be enforced by the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:44 Sep 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 United States in a court of competent jurisdiction. 7. Terms and conditions identified through the site-specific environmental analysis. Classification Comments: Interested persons may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for development of public school building(s). Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Application Comments: Interested persons may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and Plan of Development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the lands for public school building(s). Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the BLM State Director. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on November 13, 2007. The lands will not be offered for conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. 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 2741.5) Becky J. Hammond, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–18190 Filed 9–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–070–1610–DP–011J] Notice of Availability of the Price Field Office Supplemental Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Non-Wilderness Study Area (WSA) Lands with Wilderness Characteristics AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 52579 Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Price Field Office Supplemental Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Supplemental DRMP/EIS) to augment the analysis of managing nonWilderness Study Area (WSA) lands with wilderness characteristics. This Notice announces the availability of the document and the beginning of a 90-day comment period. DATES: To ensure that public comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Supplemental DRMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501. • E-mail: UT_Pr_Comments@blm.gov. • Fax: (435) 636–3657. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Floyd Johnson, Assistant Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501; telephone (435) 636–3600; e-mail: floyd_johnson@blm.gov. Or, the public may go to http://www.blm.gov/ rmp/ut/price for additional information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Price Field Office planning area encompasses public lands managed by the BLM in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah. This includes approximately 2.5 million acres of BLM-administered surface lands and 2.8 million acres of federal mineral estate underlying federal, State, and private lands. The Price Field Office Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/EIS), prepared to guide management of these lands, was released for public review on July 16, 2004. (The DRMP/EIS is available on the internet at: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ut/ price/). There are multiple areas (totaling 933,440 acres) outside of existing WSAs, which have wilderness characteristics. The BLM’s land use planning handbook (Manual Handbook H–1601–1) provides guidance for consideration of non-WSA lands with wilderness characteristics in land use planning. The handbook E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 178 (Friday, September 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52578-52579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18190]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-110-1492 ES; AZA-30975]


Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act 
Classification; Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The following public lands in Mohave County, Arizona, have 
been examined by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and found suitable 
for classification for lease or conveyance to Littlefield Unified 
School District 9 and under the provisions of the Recreation 
and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and 
under Sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315(f), and Executive 
Order No. 6910.

Gila and Salt River Meridian

T. 39 N., R. 16 W.,
    Sec. 10, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/
4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\W\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, 
E\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and 
E\1/2\E\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\.
    The area described contains 35 acres, more or less, in Mohave 
County.

    The Littlefield Unified School District 9 has not applied 
for more than the 6,400 acre limitation for recreation uses in a year.
    The Littlefield Unified School District 9 has submitted a 
statement in compliance with the regulations at 43 CFR 2741.4(b). The 
Littlefield Unified School District 9 proposes to use the land 
as a site for public school building(s). The first phase of development 
would be to relocate one or more portable classrooms from the old 
elementary school campus in Littlefield. Later phases would include 
constructing permanent facilities for upper-level grades K-12.

DATES: Submit comments on or before October 29, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Detailed information including but not limited to, a 
proposed development plan and documentation relating to compliance with 
applicable environmental and cultural resource laws, is available for 
review at the BLM, Arizona Strip Field Office, 345 E. Riverside Dr., 
St. George, Utah 84790.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Ford, Team Lead, 435-688-3271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands are not needed for Federal 
purposes. Lease or conveyance of the lands for recreational or public 
purposes use is in conformance with the BLM Arizona Strip District 
Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
dated January 1992, as amended, and would be in the public interest.
    All interested parties will receive a copy of this notice once it 
is published in the Federal Register. The notice will be published in 
the newspaper of local circulation for three consecutive weeks. The 
regulations do not require a public meeting.
    Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the lands 
will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the 
public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease 
or conveyance under the R&PP Act and leasing under the mineral leasing 
laws.
    The lease or conveyance of the land, when issued, will be subject 
to the following terms, conditions, and reservations:
    1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches and canals constructed by the 
authority of the United States Act of August 30, 1890, 26 Stat. 391 (43 
U.S.C. 945).
    2. Provisions of the R&PP Act and to all applicable regulations of 
the Secretary of the Interior.
    3. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together 
with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the minerals, 
including all necessary access and exit.
    4. All valid existing rights, documented on the official public 
land records at the time of lease or patent issuance.
    5. CERCLA Term: ``Pursuant to the requirements established by 
section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation and Liability Act (43 U.S.C. 9620(h)) (CERCLA), as amended 
by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1988 (100 Stat. 
1670), notice is hereby given that the above-described land has been 
examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any hazardous 
substances had been stored for one year or more,

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nor had any hazardous substances been disposed of or released on the 
subject property.''
    6. Indemnification Term: ``All lessees, purchasers, or patentees, 
by accepting a lease or patent, covenant and agree to indemnify, 
defend, and hold the United States harmless from any costs, damages, 
claims, causes of action, penalties, fines, liabilities, and judgments 
of any kind or nature arising from the past, present, and future acts 
or omissions of the patentees or their employees, agents, contractors, 
or lessees, or any third-party, arising out of or in connection with 
the patentees' use, occupancy, or operations on the patented real 
property. This indemnification and hold harmless agreement includes, 
but is not limited to, acts and omissions of the patentees and their 
employees, agents, contractors, or lessees, or any third party, arising 
out of or in connection with the use and/or occupancy of the patented 
real property which has already resulted or does hereafter result in: 
(1) Violations of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations that 
are now or may in the future become, applicable to the real property; 
(2) Judgments, claims, or demands of any kind assessed against the 
United States; (3) Costs, expenses, or damages of any kind incurred by 
the United States; (4) Releases or threatened releases of solid or 
hazardous waste(s) and/or hazardous substances(s), as defined by 
Federal or State environmental laws, off, on, into or under land, 
property and other interests of the United States; (5) Activities by 
which solids or hazardous substances or wastes, as defined by Federal 
and State environmental laws are generated, released, stored, used or 
otherwise disposed of on the patented real property, and any cleanup 
response, remedial action or other actions related in any manner to 
said solid or hazardous substances or wastes; or (6) Natural resource 
damages as defined by Federal and State law. Patentee shall stipulate 
that it will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable 
Federal, State and local environmental and regulatory provisions, 
throughout the life of the facility, including any closure or post-
closure requirements that may be imposed with respect to any physical 
plant or facility upon the real property under any Federal, State or 
local environmental laws or regulatory provisions. This covenant shall 
be construed as running with the above described parcel of land 
patented or otherwise conveyed by the United States, and may be 
enforced by the United States in a court of competent jurisdiction.
    7. Terms and conditions identified through the site-specific 
environmental analysis.
    Classification Comments: Interested persons may submit comments 
involving the suitability of the land for development of public school 
building(s). Comments on the classification are restricted to whether 
the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will 
maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is 
consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent 
with State and Federal programs.
    Application Comments: Interested persons may submit comments 
regarding the specific use proposed in the application and Plan of 
Development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures 
in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to 
the suitability of the lands for public school building(s). Any adverse 
comments will be reviewed by the BLM State Director. In the absence of 
any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on 
November 13, 2007. The lands will not be offered for conveyance until 
after the classification becomes effective.
    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 2741.5)

Becky J. Hammond,
Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E7-18190 Filed 9-13-07; 8:45 am]
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