Notice of Proposed Legislative Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California, 53269-53273 [E8-21397]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices land, 1,640 acres of private land, and 1,600 acres of private surface estate with Federal mineral estate patented under the Stock Raising Homestead Act. The mine area is located almost entirely in Three Rivers Resource Area of Burns District BLM with 35 acres in Vale District BLM. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop the EIS in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified through the scoping process. Disciplines involved in the planning process will include (but not be limited to) those with expertise in air quality, American Indian traditional practices, biological soil crusts, cultural heritage, fire management, fisheries, grazing management, migratory birds, minerals, noxious weeds, recreation, soils, transportation/roads, vegetation, visual resources, water quality, riparian zones, wildlife, and wilderness characteristics. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Public Participation Cooperating agencies having specific expertise or interests in the project are invited to participate. The public and interest groups will have every opportunity to participate during formal comment periods. In addition, public meetings will be held during the public comment period for the Draft EIS. Public meetings will be held in Burns, Oregon, and Vale, Oregon, plus other communities if the interest warrants. Early participation is encouraged and will help determine the future management of the Celatom Mine. Meetings and comment deadlines will be announced through the local news media and the Burns BLM Web site (http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/burns). Written comments will be accepted throughout the planning process at the address above. 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. Background Information The Celatom Mine currently consists of three open pit mines located within four miles of each other in Harney and Malheur Counties, Oregon. One mine is on land managed by BLM’s Burns District; another mine is on land managed by the State of Oregon, and the third mine is on private land. EP VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Minerals excavates diatomaceous earth during the summer, stockpiles ore and waste rock in the vicinity of each mine, and hauls the ore approximately 60 miles year-round to their mill located on private land west of Vale, Oregon. Some ore is stockpiled at a site on land administered by BLM in the vicinity of the mill. Mill waste is backhauled to the mine site and used in backfilling the open pits as part of reclamation. Brendan J. Cain, Acting Burns District Manager. [FR Doc. E8–21491 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–680–1430–ET; CACA 50194] Notice of Proposed Legislative Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of withdrawal application and segregation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Act of February 28, 1958 (43 U.S.C. 155–158), sometimes referred to as the Engle Act, places on the Secretary of the Interior the responsibility to process Department of Defense applications for national defense withdrawals, reservations or restrictions aggregating 5,000 acres or more for any one project or facility. These withdrawals, reservations or restrictions may only be made by an act of Congress, except in time of war or national emergency declared by the President or the Congress and except as otherwise expressly provided in the Act of February 28, 1958. The U.S. Department of the Navy, in accordance with the Engle Act, has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to process a proposed legislative withdrawal and reservation of public lands for military training exercises involving the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California. The proposal seeks the transfer of jurisdiction and the withdrawal of approximately 365,906 acres of public lands and approximately 507 acres of Federal subsurface mineral estate from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including surface entry, mining, mineral leasing, and the Materials Act of 1947. This notice temporarily segregates for two years the public lands and mineral estate described from settlement, sale, PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53269 location, or entry under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and the operation of the mineral leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947. In addition, the surface estate of the 507 acres of mineral estate and the surface and mineral estate of an approximately 72,186 acres of other non-federally owned property in the proposed withdrawal area, if they should be acquired by or returned to the United States by any means, would also be included in the proposed withdrawal and subject to the temporary segregation authorized by this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 15, 2008. In addition, at least one public meeting will be held during the comment period to help the public understand both the proposed action and the decisionmaking processes. The public meeting will be announced at least 30 days in advance through local news media, public notices, mailings, and agency Web sites. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Roxie Trost, Field Manager, Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxie Trost, BLM Barstow Field Office, 760–252–6000; or Joseph Ross, USMC MCAGCC, 760–830–7683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acting on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), the Department of the Navy has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to process a legislative withdrawal pursuant to the Engle Act (43 U.S.C. 155–158). The proposal would withdraw the following areas, as described below, and located adjacent to the exterior boundaries of the USMC’s Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), located in Twentynine Palms, California: 1. Federally owned surface and mineral estate: Subject to valid existing rights, the following described federally owned surface and mineral estate are withdrawn from settlement, sale, location or entry under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and to the operation of the mineral leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947: All Are San Bernardino Meridian Western Expansion Area T. 4 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 1, all; Sec. 2, lots 3 to 90, inclusive. T. 5 N., R. 2 E., Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive; Secs. 11 to 14, all, inclusive; Secs. 23 to 26, all, inclusive; Sec. 35, all. T. 6 N., R. 2 E., E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 53270 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Sec. 1, SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, E1⁄2; Sec. 13, all; Secs. 23 to 26, all, inclusive; Sec. 35, all. T. 4 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 1, lots 1 and 2 of NE1⁄4, lots 1 and 2 of NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 2, all; Sec. 3, E1⁄2 of lot 1 of NE1⁄4, lot 2 of NE1⁄4, lot 2 of NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2S1⁄2; Sec. 4, lots 1 and 2 of NE1⁄4, lots 1 and 2 of NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Secs 5 to 6, all, inclusive; Sec. 7, E1⁄2; Secs. 8 to 9, all, inclusive; Sec. 10, N1⁄2N1⁄2; Sec. 11, N1⁄2 and SW1⁄4; Sec. 12, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 13, S1⁄2; Sec. 14, SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, N1⁄2. T. 5 N., R. 3 E., Secs. 2 to 6, all, inclusive; Sec. 8, E1⁄2; Secs. 9 to 15, all, inclusive; Sec. 16, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 17, NE1⁄4; Sec. 21, E1⁄2; Secs. 22 to 28, all, inclusive; Sec. 29, NE1⁄4; Sec. 33, all; Sec. 34, W1⁄2; Sec. 35, NE1⁄4; and the following whole or partial sections which are all protracted Sec. 7, all; Sec. 8, W1⁄2; Sec. 16, SW1⁄4; Sec. 17, NW1⁄4 and S1⁄2; Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive; Sec. 21, W1⁄2; Sec. 29, NW1⁄4 and S1⁄2; Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive; Sec. 34, E1⁄2; Sec. 35, NW1⁄4 and S1⁄2; Sec. 36, SW1⁄4. T. 6 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 1, all except for S1⁄2 of lot 4; Secs. 2 to 3, all, inclusive; Sec. 4, all except for Mineral Survey no. 6716; Secs. 5 to 9, all, inclusive; Secs. 10 to 11, all except for Mineral Survey no. 6717, inclusive; Secs. 12 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 17 to 24, all, inclusive; Secs. 26 to 30, all, inclusive; Sec. 31, all except for Mineral Survey no. 5878; Secs. 32 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 3 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 1, all. T. 4 N., R. 4 E., Secs. 1 to 15, all, inclusive; Sec. 17, all; Sec. 18, N1⁄2; Sec. 20, N1⁄2; Secs. 21 to 27, all, inclusive; Sec. 28, N1⁄2; Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 5 N., R. 4 E., Secs. 2 to 11, all, inclusive; Sec. 12, all except for Mineral Survey no. 6336; Sec. 13, E1⁄2, E1⁄2E1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and E1⁄2W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Secs. 14 to 16, all, inclusive; Sec. 17, NW1⁄4 and S1⁄2; VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:46 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Secs. 18 to 24, all, inclusive; Sec. 25, N1⁄2, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 26, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 27, N1⁄2 and SW1⁄4; Secs. 28 to 33, all, inclusive; Sec. 34, W1⁄2; Sec. 35, E1⁄2; Sec. 36, all; and the following partial sections which are all protracted Sec. 26, SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, E1⁄2; Sec. 35, W1⁄2. T. 6 N., R. 4 E., Secs. 1 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 17 to 24, all, inclusive; Sec. 26, all; Secs. 27 to 28, all except for Mineral Survey nos. 3000 and 3980, inclusive; Secs. 29 to 35, all, inclusive; Sec. 36, N1⁄2 and SW1⁄4. T. 3 N., R. 5 E., Secs. 1 to 3, all, inclusive; Sec. 4, lots 1 to 12, inclusive; Secs. 5 to 6, all, inclusive; Sec. 9, lots 1 and 2, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 10, lots 1 to 7, inclusive, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2 NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4. Sec. 11, all; Sec. 12, lots 1 to 12, inclusive, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 4 N., R. 5 E., Secs. 2 to 9, all, inclusive; Secs. 11 to 12, all, inclusive; Sec. 16, all; and the following sections which are all protracted Sec. 10, all; Secs. 13 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 5 N., R. 5 E., Secs. 4 to 5, all, inclusive; Sec. 6, lots 1 to 10, inclusive, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, lots 6 to 7, inclusive, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 8, all; Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive; Secs. 22 to 23, all, inclusive; Secs. 26 to 28, all, inclusive; Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive; Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 6 N., R. 5 E., Secs. 17 to 20, all, inclusive; Secs. 29 to 32, all, inclusive. Southern Expansion Area T. 2 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 25, all; Sec. 26, all except for N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, E1⁄2 except for W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 W1⁄2W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 35, N1⁄2 except for N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 2 N., R. 10 E., Secs. 2 to 11, all, inclusive; Sec. 14, that portion lying north and west of the boundary of the Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Area; Sec. 15, all; Secs. 17 to 22, all, inclusive; Sec. 23, that portion lying west of the boundary of the Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Area; Sec. 26, that portion lying west and south of the boundary of the Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Area; Secs. 27 to 35, all, inclusive. Eastern Expansion Area T. 4 N., R. 11 E., Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive; Secs. 11 to 12, all, inclusive; Sec. 14, all. T. 5 N., R. 11 E., Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive; Secs. 11 to 14, all, inclusive; Secs. 23 to 26, all, inclusive; Sec. 35, all. T. 6 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 35, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 Corridor. T. 3 N., R. 12 E., Secs. 1 to 3, all, inclusive; Secs. 10 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 22 to 24, all, inclusive; Sec. 25, that portion lying west of the boundary of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; Secs. 26 to 27, all, inclusive; Sec. 34, that portion lying north and east of the boundary of Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Area; Sec. 35, all, inclusive. T. 4 N., R. 12 E., Secs. 1 to 8, all, inclusive; Secs. 10 to 12, all, inclusive; Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive; Sec. 18, all except for Mineral Survey no. 5802; Sec. 19, N1⁄2 except for Mineral Survey nos. 5802 and 5805; Sec. 21, E1⁄2; Secs. 23 to 27, all, inclusive; Sec. 28, E1⁄2; Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 5 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 2, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 Corridor; Secs. 3 to 4, those portions lying south of the Historic Route 66 Corridor except for the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000677, inclusive; Sec. 5, lots 3 to 4, inclusive, lots 15 to 22, inclusive, and lots 31 to 38, inclusive; Sec. 6, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 Corridor; Sec. 7, all; Sec. 8, all except for the land conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000678; E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Sec. 9, all; Secs. 10 to 11, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000677, inclusive; Secs. 12 to 15, all, inclusive; Sec. 17, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000678; Sec. 18, all; Secs. 19 to 20, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000678, inclusive; Secs. 21 to 27, all, inclusive; Sec. 28, N1⁄2 and SW1⁄4; Secs. 29 to 30, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000678, inclusive; Secs. 31 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 3 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 4, that portion lying west of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; Secs. 5 to 7, all, inclusive; Sec. 8, that portion lying west of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; Secs. 17 to 19, those portions lying west of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive. T. 4 N., R. 13 E., Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive; Secs. 6 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 17 to 22, all, inclusive; Secs. 23 to 24, those portions lying northwesterly of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive; Sec. 27, that portion lying northwesterly of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; Secs. 28 to 32, all, inclusive; Secs. 33 to 34, that portion lying northwesterly of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive. T. 5 N., R. 13 E., Secs. 2 to 4, all, inclusive; Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive; Secs. 10 to 12, all, inclusive; Secs. 13 to 14, all, inclusive; Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive; Sec. 22, W1⁄2; Secs. 23 to 28, all, inclusive; Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive; Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 3 N., R. 14 E., Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive; Secs. 3 to 4, those portions lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive; Sec. 10, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; Secs. 11 to 13, all, inclusive; Secs. 14 to 15, those portions lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive; Sec. 23, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; Sec. 24, all; Secs. 25 to 26, those portions lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive; Sec. 36, that portion of NW1⁄4 lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area. T. 4 N., R. 14 E., Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive; Secs. 10 to 12, all, inclusive; Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 17 to 18, all, inclusive; Sec. 20, that portion lying northeasterly of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Secs. 21 to 24, all, inclusive; Sec. 25, that portion lying northwesterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area; Secs. 26 to 28, all, inclusive; Sec. 29, that portion lying northeasterly of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area; Secs. 33 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 5 N., R. 14 E., Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive; Secs. 6 to 7, all, inclusive; Sec. 10, all; Sec. 11, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 12, all; Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 30 to 31, all, inclusive. T. 2 N., R. 15 E., Secs. 4 to 5, all, inclusive; Secs. 6 to 8, those portions lying northeasterly of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive. T. 3 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 15, that portion lying west of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area; Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive; Sec. 22, that portion lying west of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area; Secs. 25 to 28, all, inclusive; Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive; Sec. 34, N1⁄2; Sec. 35, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4. T. 4 E., R. 15 E., Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive; Sec. 5, all except for railroad rights-of-way; Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive; Sec. 9, all except for railroad rights-of-way; Secs. 10 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 18 to 21, all, inclusive; Secs. 22 to 25, those portions lying northwesterly or northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area, inclusive; Secs. 28 to 30, those portions lying northwesterly or northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area, inclusive; Sec. 32, that portion lying northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area. T. 5 N., R. 15 E., Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive; Secs. 6 to 7, all, inclusive; Sec. 9, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Secs. 10 to 15, all, inclusive; Secs. 19 to 35, all, inclusive. T. 3 N., R. 16 E., Sec. 3, that portion lying northeasterly of the pipeline authorized by CACA 14013 and lying northwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area. T. 4 N., R. 16 E., Secs. 4 to 5, those portions lying southwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive; Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive; Sec. 9, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area; Sec. 16, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area; Secs. 17 to 20, all, inclusive; Secs. 21 to 22, those portions lying southwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive; Secs. 27, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area; Sec. 28, all; PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53271 Sec. 29, all except for that portion contained in railroad right-of-way containing 17 acres; Secs. 30 to 32, those portions lying northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area, inclusive; Sec. 33, that portion lying northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area except for that portion contained in railroad right-of-way containing 14.55 acres; Sec. 34, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area. T. 5 N., R. 16 E., Secs. 6 to 7, those portions lying westerly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive; Secs. 18 to 20, those portions lying westerly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive; Sec. 29, that portion lying westerly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area; Secs. 30 to 31, all, inclusive; Sec. 32, that portion lying westerly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area. Northern Expansion Area T. 6 N., R. 7 E., Sec, 12, all. T. 7 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 24, all. The areas described aggregate 365,906 acres, more or less. 2. Federally owned mineral estate and non-federally owned surface estate. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described federally owned mineral estate is hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale, location or entry under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and to the operations of the mineral leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947: All Are San Bernardino Meridian Southern Expansion Area T. 2 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 26, N1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 35, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. Eastern Expansion Area T. 5 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 5, lot 1 of NE1⁄4, W1⁄2 of lot 1 of NW1⁄4, lots 5 and 6 inclusive, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2. The areas described aggregate 507 acres, more or less. In the event, the non-federally owned surface estate, of the approximately 507 acres described above, returns to public ownership, those lands would be subject to the terms and conditions of this withdrawal as described above. 3. Non-federally owned surface and mineral estate. The following described non-federally owned lands are located within the proposed boundaries of the proposed withdrawal areas: (a) Privately owned surface and mineral estate: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 53272 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES All Are San Bernardino Meridian Western Expansion Area T. 5 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 36, all. T. 6 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 36, all. T. 4 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 10, S1⁄2N1⁄2 and S1⁄2; Sec. 11, SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, SW1⁄4; Sec. 13, N1⁄2. T. 5 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 1, all; Sec. 36, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4. T. 6 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 1, S1⁄2 of lot 4; Sec. 4, that land described by metes and bounds in patent number 04–67–0117 and containing 180.445 acres, more or less; Secs. 10 to 11, that land described by metes and bounds in patent number 04–68– 0173 and containing 20.104 acres, more or less, inclusive; Sec. 25, all; Sec. 31, that land described by metes and bounds in patent number 994392 and containing 41.322 acres, more or less; Sec. 36, all. T. 4 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 16, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 18, S1⁄2; Sec. 36, all. T. 5 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 1, all; Sec. 12, E1⁄2NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 13, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, west 20 rods of the E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 17, NE1⁄4; Sec. 25, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4. T. 6 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 16, all; Sec. 25, all; Secs. 27 to 28, that land described by metes and bounds in patent numbers 24783, 38438, and 38980, and containing 151.250 acres, more or less, inclusive; Sec. 36, SE1⁄4. T. 3 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 9, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 12, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2W1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 4 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 1, all; Sec. 36, all. T. 5 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 6, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lot 5; Sec. 9, all; Sec. 17, all; VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Sec. 21, all; Sec. 29, all; Sec. 33, all. Southern Expansion Area T. 2 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 26, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2S1⁄2, E1⁄2W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 35, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 36, all. T. 2 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 36, all. Eastern Expansion Area T. 4 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 13, all. T. 5 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 36, all. T. 6 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 35, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 Corridor. T. 3 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 36, that portion lying west of the boundary of the Sheephold Valley Wilderness Area. T. 4 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 9, all; Sec. 13, all; Secs. 16 to 17, all, inclusive; Secs. 18 to 19, that land described by metes and bounds in patent numbers 973412 and 968382, and containing 82.310 acres, more or less, inclusive; Sec. 22, all; Sec. 36, all. T. 5 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 1, all; Secs. 3, 4, 10, and 11, all the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000677, containing 480 acres, inclusive; Sec. 5, lot 1 of NE1⁄4, W1⁄2 of lot 1 of NW1⁄4, W1⁄2 of lot 2 of NE1⁄4, W1⁄2 of lot 2 of NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Secs. 8, 17, 19, 20, 29, and 30, all the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by patent number 1000678, containing 1, 342.40 acres, inclusive; Sec. 16, all; Sec. 28, SE1⁄2; Sec. 36, all. T. 4 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 5, all; Sec. 16, all. T. 5 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 1, all; Sec. 5, all; Sec. 9, all; Sec. 13, all; Secs. 16 to 17, all, inclusive; Sec. 21, all; Sec. 22, E1⁄2; Sec. 29, all; Sec. 33, all; Sec. 36, SW1⁄2. T. 3 N., R. 14 E., Sec. 36, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 T. 4 N., R. 14 E., Secs. 1 to 5, all, inclusive; Sec. 9, all; Sec. 13, all; Sec. 16, all; Sec. 36, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area. T. 5 N., R. 14 E., Sec. 5, all; Secs. 8 to 9, all, inclusive; Sec. 11, W1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 13, all; Secs. 16 to 29, all, inclusive; Secs. 32 to 36, all, inclusive. T. 3 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 17, all; Sec. 21, all; Sec. 29, all; Sec. 33, all; Sec. 34, S1⁄2. T. 4 N., R. 15 E., Secs. 16 to 17, all, inclusive; Sec. 33, that portion lying northwesterly of the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area. T. 5 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 5, all; Sec. 8, all; Sec. 9, N1⁄2, SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Secs. 17 to 18, all, inclusive. T. 4 N., R. 16E Sec. 29, that portion contained in railroad right-of-way containing 17 acres; Sec. 33, that portion contained in railroad right-of-way containing 14.55 acres. T. 5 N., R. 16 E., Sec. 29, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area. Northern Expansion Area T. 6 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 1, all; Sec. 13, all. The areas described aggregate 64,407 acres, more or less. (b) State of California owned surface and mineral estate: All Are San Bernardino Meridian Western Expansion Area T. 4 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 1, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and S1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 3, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and N1⁄2S1⁄2; Sec. 4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, N1⁄2; Sec. 15, S1⁄2. T. 6 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 16, all. T. 4 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 16, SW1⁄4; Sec. 19, E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 20, S1⁄2; Sec. 28, S1⁄2; Sec. 29, E1⁄2. T. 5 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 16, all. Southern Expansion Area T. 2 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 16, all. Eastern Expansion Area T. 5 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 36, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices T. 3 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 16, that portion lying southwesterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area. T. 5 N., R. 15 E., Sec. 16, all; Sec. 36, all. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Northern Expansion Area T. 7 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 36, all. The areas described aggregate 7,779 acres, more or less. In the event that these non-federally owned lands return to public ownership in the future, they would be subject to the terms and conditions described above in ‘‘1. Federally owned surface and mineral estate.’’ The purpose of the proposed legislative withdrawal is to withdraw and reserve the lands for use as a military training range, involving livefire exercises, necessary for national security. The legislative withdrawal would provide sufficient area for realistic integrated training to a Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) sized Marine Air Ground Task Force, the USMC’s premier force for responding to smaller scale contingencies. Effective training of MEBs is critical to ensuring the full spectrum of military operations. The withdrawal would be established by an Act of Congress, and approved by the President. The duration of the legislative withdrawal would be determined by Congress. The Department of the Navy has indicated that the use of a right-of-way or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate authorization for safety and control of access for the use of these lands due to the broad scope of military training exercises. The USMC analyzed alternative sites in three regions of the United States (i.e., Middle Atlantic Coast—North Carolina and Virginia; Gulf of Mexico— Florida and Louisiana; and Southwest— California and Arizona). The USMC concluded that expanding the USMC’s MCAGCC, located in Twentynine Palms, California was the only reasonable and feasible option. The lands hereinabove described, have been selected by the USMC for the proposed legislative withdrawal, because they are located adjacent to the existing exterior boundaries of the USMC’s MCAGCC, located in Twentynine Palms, California. The application and the records relating to the application can be examined by interested persons at the BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311. On or before December 15, 2008, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 with the proposed legislative withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM, Field Manager, Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Barstow Field Office at the address above during regular business hours. Before including your address, telephone 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 from public review your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. This withdrawal proposal will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. Until September 15, 2010, the lands will be segregated as specified above unless the withdrawal application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. Land uses currently authorized or permitted may continue during the segregation period. If the proposed legislative withdrawal has been submitted to Congress but not enacted into law by the end of the 2year segregation period, consideration will be given to entertaining an application for a temporary withdrawal in aid of pending legislation. During the segregation period, BLM may, after consulting with the USMC, allow uses of a temporary nature that are compatible with the military purposes for which the land is being withdrawn. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1(b)(1)) Dated: September 9, 2008. Thomas Pogacnik, Acting Deputy State Director, Natural Resources (CA–930), Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. E8–21397 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] 53273 Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97–451, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease TXNM 118200 from the lessee, Woodward Development LLC, for lands in Houston County, Texas. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lourdes B. Ortiz, BLM, New Mexico State Office, at (505) 438–7586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued that affect the lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee paid the required $500.00 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166.00 cost for publishing this Notice in the Federal Register. The lessee met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate lease TXNM 118200, effective the date of termination, June 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. 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. Dated: September 9, 2008. Lourdes B. Ortiz, Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team. [FR Doc. E8–21413 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [NM–920–1310–08; TXNM 118200] [NM–920–1310–08; TXNM 118211] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease TXNM 118200 Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease TXNM 118211 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, PO 00000 Frm 00086 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Interior. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 179 (Monday, September 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53269-53273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-21397]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-680-1430-ET; CACA 50194]


Notice of Proposed Legislative Withdrawal and Opportunity for 
Public Meeting; California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal application and segregation.

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SUMMARY: The Act of February 28, 1958 (43 U.S.C. 155-158), sometimes 
referred to as the Engle Act, places on the Secretary of the Interior 
the responsibility to process Department of Defense applications for 
national defense withdrawals, reservations or restrictions aggregating 
5,000 acres or more for any one project or facility. These withdrawals, 
reservations or restrictions may only be made by an act of Congress, 
except in time of war or national emergency declared by the President 
or the Congress and except as otherwise expressly provided in the Act 
of February 28, 1958.
    The U.S. Department of the Navy, in accordance with the Engle Act, 
has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to 
process a proposed legislative withdrawal and reservation of public 
lands for military training exercises involving the Marine Corps Air 
Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, 
California. The proposal seeks the transfer of jurisdiction and the 
withdrawal of approximately 365,906 acres of public lands and 
approximately 507 acres of Federal subsurface mineral estate from all 
forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including surface 
entry, mining, mineral leasing, and the Materials Act of 1947.
    This notice temporarily segregates for two years the public lands 
and mineral estate described from settlement, sale, location, or entry 
under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and the 
operation of the mineral leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947. In 
addition, the surface estate of the 507 acres of mineral estate and the 
surface and mineral estate of an approximately 72,186 acres of other 
non-federally owned property in the proposed withdrawal area, if they 
should be acquired by or returned to the United States by any means, 
would also be included in the proposed withdrawal and subject to the 
temporary segregation authorized by this notice.

DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 15, 2008. In 
addition, at least one public meeting will be held during the comment 
period to help the public understand both the proposed action and the 
decision-making processes. The public meeting will be announced at 
least 30 days in advance through local news media, public notices, 
mailings, and agency Web sites.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Roxie Trost, Field Manager, 
Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxie Trost, BLM Barstow Field Office, 
760-252-6000; or Joseph Ross, USMC MCAGCC, 760-830-7683.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acting on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps 
(USMC), the Department of the Navy has filed an application with the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the 
Interior to process a legislative withdrawal pursuant to the Engle Act 
(43 U.S.C. 155-158). The proposal would withdraw the following areas, 
as described below, and located adjacent to the exterior boundaries of 
the USMC's Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), located in 
Twentynine Palms, California:
    1. Federally owned surface and mineral estate: Subject to valid 
existing rights, the following described federally owned surface and 
mineral estate are withdrawn from settlement, sale, location or entry 
under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and to the 
operation of the mineral leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947:

All Are San Bernardino Meridian

Western Expansion Area

T. 4 N., R. 2 E.,
    Sec. 1, all;
    Sec. 2, lots 3 to 90, inclusive.
T. 5 N., R. 2 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 11 to 14, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 23 to 26, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 35, all.
T. 6 N., R. 2 E.,

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    Sec. 1, SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 13, all;
    Secs. 23 to 26, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 35, all.
T. 4 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 1, lots 1 and 2 of NE\1/4\, lots 1 and 2 of NW\1/4\, NW\1/
4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 2, all;
    Sec. 3, E\1/2\ of lot 1 of NE\1/4\, lot 2 of NE\1/4\, lot 2 of 
NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Sec. 4, lots 1 and 2 of NE\1/4\, lots 1 and 2 of NW\1/4\, SW\1/
4\, and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Secs 5 to 6, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 7, E\1/2\;
    Secs. 8 to 9, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\N\1/2\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\ and SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 14, SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, N\1/2\.
T. 5 N., R. 3 E.,
    Secs. 2 to 6, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 8, E\1/2\;
    Secs. 9 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 16, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, E\1/2\;
    Secs. 22 to 28, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 29, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 33, all;
    Sec. 34, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 35, NE\1/4\; and the following whole or partial sections 
which are all protracted
    Sec. 7, all;
    Sec. 8, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 16, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, NW\1/4\ and S\1/2\;
    Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 21, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 29, NW\1/4\ and S\1/2\;
    Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 34, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 35, NW\1/4\ and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 36, SW\1/4\.
T. 6 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 1, all except for S\1/2\ of lot 4;
    Secs. 2 to 3, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 4, all except for Mineral Survey no. 6716;
    Secs. 5 to 9, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 10 to 11, all except for Mineral Survey no. 6717, 
inclusive;
    Secs. 12 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 17 to 24, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 26 to 30, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 31, all except for Mineral Survey no. 5878;
    Secs. 32 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 3 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 1, all.
T. 4 N., R. 4 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 17, all;
    Sec. 18, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 20, N\1/2\;
    Secs. 21 to 27, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 28, N\1/2\;
    Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 5 N., R. 4 E.,
    Secs. 2 to 11, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 12, all except for Mineral Survey no. 6336;
    Sec. 13, E\1/2\, E\1/2\E\1/2\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and E\1/
2\W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 14 to 16, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 17, NW\1/4\ and S\1/2\;
    Secs. 18 to 24, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 25, N\1/2\, SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, NW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, N\1/2\ and SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 28 to 33, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 34, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 35, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 36, all; and the following partial sections which are all 
protracted
    Sec. 26, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 35, W\1/2\.
T. 6 N., R. 4 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 17 to 24, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 26, all;
    Secs. 27 to 28, all except for Mineral Survey nos. 3000 and 
3980, inclusive;
    Secs. 29 to 35, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 36, N\1/2\ and SW\1/4\.
T. 3 N., R. 5 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 3, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 4, lots 1 to 12, inclusive;
    Secs. 5 to 6, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 9, lots 1 and 2, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/
4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\W\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, 
NE\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/
4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and 
E\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, lots 1 to 7, inclusive, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\ NW\1/4\, 
and W\1/2\SW\1/4\.
    Sec. 11, all;
    Sec. 12, lots 1 to 12, inclusive, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/
2\W\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\W\1/
2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, W\1/2\E\1/2\SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\, and W\1/
2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 4 N., R. 5 E.,
    Secs. 2 to 9, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 11 to 12, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 16, all; and the following sections which are all 
protracted
    Sec. 10, all;
    Secs. 13 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 5 N., R. 5 E.,
    Secs. 4 to 5, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 6, lots 1 to 10, inclusive, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, 
N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, lots 6 to 7, inclusive, S\1/
2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, all;
    Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 22 to 23, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 26 to 28, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 6 N., R. 5 E.,
    Secs. 17 to 20, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 29 to 32, all, inclusive.

Southern Expansion Area

T. 2 N., R. 9 E.,
    Sec. 25, all;
    Sec. 26, all except for N\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, E\1/2\ except for W\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, 
W\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/
2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\N\1/
2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, W\1/
2\W\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, NE\1/4\NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/
4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, N\1/2\ except for N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and S\1/
2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 2 N., R. 10 E.,
    Secs. 2 to 11, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 14, that portion lying north and west of the boundary of 
the Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Area;
    Sec. 15, all;
    Secs. 17 to 22, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 23, that portion lying west of the boundary of the Cleghorn 
Lakes Wilderness Area;
    Sec. 26, that portion lying west and south of the boundary of 
the Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 27 to 35, all, inclusive.

Eastern Expansion Area

T. 4 N., R. 11 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 11 to 12, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 14, all.
T. 5 N., R. 11 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 11 to 14, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 23 to 26, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 35, all.
T. 6 N., R. 11 E.,
    Sec. 35, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 
Corridor.
T. 3 N., R. 12 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 3, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 10 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 22 to 24, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 25, that portion lying west of the boundary of the 
Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 26 to 27, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 34, that portion lying north and east of the boundary of 
Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Area;
    Sec. 35, all, inclusive.
T. 4 N., R. 12 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 8, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 10 to 12, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 18, all except for Mineral Survey no. 5802;
    Sec. 19, N\1/2\ except for Mineral Survey nos. 5802 and 5805;
    Sec. 21, E\1/2\;
    Secs. 23 to 27, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 28, E\1/2\;
    Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 5 N., R. 12 E.,
    Sec. 2, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 
Corridor;
    Secs. 3 to 4, those portions lying south of the Historic Route 
66 Corridor except for the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company by 
patent number 1000677, inclusive;
    Sec. 5, lots 3 to 4, inclusive, lots 15 to 22, inclusive, and 
lots 31 to 38, inclusive;
    Sec. 6, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 
Corridor;
    Sec. 7, all;
    Sec. 8, all except for the land conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company 
by patent number 1000678;

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    Sec. 9, all;
    Secs. 10 to 11, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum 
Company by patent number 1000677, inclusive;
    Secs. 12 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 17, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum Company 
by patent number 1000678;
    Sec. 18, all;
    Secs. 19 to 20, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum 
Company by patent number 1000678, inclusive;
    Secs. 21 to 27, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 28, N\1/2\ and SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 29 to 30, all except the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum 
Company by patent number 1000678, inclusive;
    Secs. 31 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 3 N., R. 13 E.,
    Sec. 4, that portion lying west of the Sheephole Valley 
Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 5 to 7, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 8, that portion lying west of the Sheephole Valley 
Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 17 to 19, those portions lying west of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive.
T. 4 N., R. 13 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 6 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 17 to 22, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 23 to 24, those portions lying northwesterly of the 
Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Sec. 27, that portion lying northwesterly of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 28 to 32, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 33 to 34, that portion lying northwesterly of the 
Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive.
T. 5 N., R. 13 E.,
    Secs. 2 to 4, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 10 to 12, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 13 to 14, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 22, W\1/2\;
    Secs. 23 to 28, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 34 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 3 N., R. 14 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 2, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 3 to 4, those portions lying east of the Sheephole Valley 
Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Sec. 10, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley 
Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 11 to 13, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 14 to 15, those portions lying east of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Sec. 23, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley 
Wilderness Area;
    Sec. 24, all;
    Secs. 25 to 26, those portions lying east of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Sec. 36, that portion of NW\1/4\ lying east of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area.
T. 4 N., R. 14 E.,
    Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 10 to 12, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 17 to 18, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 20, that portion lying northeasterly of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 21 to 24, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 25, that portion lying northwesterly of the Cadiz Dunes 
Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 26 to 28, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 29, that portion lying northeasterly of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 33 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 5 N., R. 14 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 6 to 7, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 10, all;
    Sec. 11, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, and S\1/
2\;
    Sec. 12, all;
    Secs. 14 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 30 to 31, all, inclusive.
T. 2 N., R. 15 E.,
    Secs. 4 to 5, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 6 to 8, those portions lying northeasterly of the 
Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area, inclusive.
T. 3 N., R. 15 E.,
    Sec. 15, that portion lying west of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness 
Area;
    Secs. 18 to 20, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 22, that portion lying west of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness 
Area;
    Secs. 25 to 28, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 30 to 32, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 34, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 35, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\.
T. 4 E., R. 15 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 5, all except for railroad rights-of-way;
    Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 9, all except for railroad rights-of-way;
    Secs. 10 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 18 to 21, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 22 to 25, those portions lying northwesterly or 
northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Secs. 28 to 30, those portions lying northwesterly or 
northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Sec. 32, that portion lying northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes 
Wilderness Area.
T. 5 N., R. 15 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 4, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 6 to 7, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 9, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 10 to 15, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 19 to 35, all, inclusive.
T. 3 N., R. 16 E.,
    Sec. 3, that portion lying northeasterly of the pipeline 
authorized by CACA 14013 and lying northwesterly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area.
T. 4 N., R. 16 E.,
    Secs. 4 to 5, those portions lying southwesterly of the Old 
Woman Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Secs. 6 to 8, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 9, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area;
    Sec. 16, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 17 to 20, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 21 to 22, those portions lying southwesterly of the Old 
Woman Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Secs. 27, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area;
    Sec. 28, all;
    Sec. 29, all except for that portion contained in railroad 
right-of-way containing 17 acres;
    Secs. 30 to 32, those portions lying northeasterly of the Cadiz 
Dunes Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Sec. 33, that portion lying northeasterly of the Cadiz Dunes 
Wilderness Area except for that portion contained in railroad right-
of-way containing 14.55 acres;
    Sec. 34, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area.
T. 5 N., R. 16 E.,
    Secs. 6 to 7, those portions lying westerly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Secs. 18 to 20, those portions lying westerly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area, inclusive;
    Sec. 29, that portion lying westerly of the Old Woman Mountains 
Wilderness Area;
    Secs. 30 to 31, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 32, that portion lying westerly of the Old Woman Mountains 
Wilderness Area.

Northern Expansion Area

T. 6 N., R. 7 E.,
    Sec, 12, all.
T. 7 N., R. 7 E.,
    Sec. 24, all.

    The areas described aggregate 365,906 acres, more or less.

    2. Federally owned mineral estate and non-federally owned surface 
estate.
    Subject to valid existing rights, the following described federally 
owned mineral estate is hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale, 
location or entry under the public land laws, including the mining 
laws, and to the operations of the mineral leasing laws and the 
Materials Act of 1947:

All Are San Bernardino Meridian

Southern Expansion Area

T. 2 N., R. 9 E.,
    Sec. 26, N\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and S\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/
4\NE\1/4\.

Eastern Expansion Area

T. 5 N., R. 12 E.,
    Sec. 5, lot 1 of NE\1/4\, W\1/2\ of lot 1 of NW\1/4\, lots 5 and 
6 inclusive, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\.

    The areas described aggregate 507 acres, more or less.
    In the event, the non-federally owned surface estate, of the 
approximately 507 acres described above, returns to public ownership, 
those lands would be subject to the terms and conditions of this 
withdrawal as described above.
    3. Non-federally owned surface and mineral estate.
    The following described non-federally owned lands are located 
within the proposed boundaries of the proposed withdrawal areas:
    (a) Privately owned surface and mineral estate:

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All Are San Bernardino Meridian

Western Expansion Area

T. 5 N., R. 2 E.,
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 6 N., R. 2 E.,
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 4 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 10, S\1/2\N\1/2\ and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 11, SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, N\1/2\.
T. 5 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 1, all;
    Sec. 36, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\.
T. 6 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 1, S\1/2\ of lot 4;
    Sec. 4, that land described by metes and bounds in patent number 
04-67-0117 and containing 180.445 acres, more or less;
    Secs. 10 to 11, that land described by metes and bounds in 
patent number 04-68-0173 and containing 20.104 acres, more or less, 
inclusive;
    Sec. 25, all;
    Sec. 31, that land described by metes and bounds in patent 
number 994392 and containing 41.322 acres, more or less;
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 4 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 16, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 18, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 5 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 1, all;
    Sec. 12, E\1/2\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, west 20 rods of the E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and 
W\1/2\W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 25, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\.
T. 6 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 16, all;
    Sec. 25, all;
    Secs. 27 to 28, that land described by metes and bounds in 
patent numbers 24783, 38438, and 38980, and containing 151.250 
acres, more or less, inclusive;
    Sec. 36, SE\1/4\.
T. 3 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 4, W\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, W\1/
2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/
4\SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, W\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/
4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, W\1/2\W\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, 
NW\1/4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, W\1/
2\W\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\E\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\, and E\1/
2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 4 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 1, all;
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 5 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 6, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lot 5;
    Sec. 9, all;
    Sec. 17, all;
    Sec. 21, all;
    Sec. 29, all;
    Sec. 33, all.

Southern Expansion Area

T. 2 N., R. 9 E.,
    Sec. 26, N\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/
4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\N\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/
2\S\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/
4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\S\1/2\, E\1/
2\W\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/
4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 2 N., R. 10 E.,
    Sec. 36, all.

Eastern Expansion Area

T. 4 N., R. 11 E.,
    Sec. 13, all.
T. 5 N., R. 11 E.,
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 6 N., R. 11 E.,
    Sec. 35, that portion lying south of the Historic Route 66 
Corridor.
T. 3 N., R. 12 E.,
    Sec. 36, that portion lying west of the boundary of the 
Sheephold Valley Wilderness Area.
T. 4 N., R. 12 E.,
    Sec. 9, all;
    Sec. 13, all;
    Secs. 16 to 17, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 18 to 19, that land described by metes and bounds in 
patent numbers 973412 and 968382, and containing 82.310 acres, more 
or less, inclusive;
    Sec. 22, all;
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 5 N., R. 12 E.,
    Sec. 1, all;
    Secs. 3, 4, 10, and 11, all the lands conveyed to U. S. Gypsum 
Company by patent number 1000677, containing 480 acres, inclusive;
    Sec. 5, lot 1 of NE\1/4\, W\1/2\ of lot 1 of NW\1/4\, W\1/2\ of 
lot 2 of NE\1/4\, W\1/2\ of lot 2 of NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Secs. 8, 17, 19, 20, 29, and 30, all the lands conveyed to U. S. 
Gypsum Company by patent number 1000678, containing 1, 342.40 acres, 
inclusive;
    Sec. 16, all;
    Sec. 28, SE\1/2\;
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 4 N., R. 13 E.,
    Sec. 5, all;
    Sec. 16, all.
T. 5 N., R. 13 E.,
    Sec. 1, all;
    Sec. 5, all;
    Sec. 9, all;
    Sec. 13, all;
    Secs. 16 to 17, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 21, all;
    Sec. 22, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 29, all;
    Sec. 33, all;
    Sec. 36, SW\1/2\.
T. 3 N., R. 14 E.,
    Sec. 36, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley 
Wilderness Area.
T. 4 N., R. 14 E.,
    Secs. 1 to 5, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 9, all;
    Sec. 13, all;
    Sec. 16, all;
    Sec. 36, that portion lying east of the Sheephole Valley 
Wilderness Area.
T. 5 N., R. 14 E.,
    Sec. 5, all;
    Secs. 8 to 9, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 11, W\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, all;
    Secs. 16 to 29, all, inclusive;
    Secs. 32 to 36, all, inclusive.
T. 3 N., R. 15 E.,
    Sec. 17, all;
    Sec. 21, all;
    Sec. 29, all;
    Sec. 33, all;
    Sec. 34, S\1/2\.
T. 4 N., R. 15 E.,
    Secs. 16 to 17, all, inclusive;
    Sec. 33, that portion lying northwesterly of the Sheephole 
Valley Wilderness Area.
T. 5 N., R. 15 E.,
    Sec. 5, all;
    Sec. 8, all;
    Sec. 9, N\1/2\, SW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 17 to 18, all, inclusive.
T. 4 N., R. 16E
    Sec. 29, that portion contained in railroad right-of-way 
containing 17 acres;
    Sec. 33, that portion contained in railroad right-of-way 
containing 14.55 acres.
T. 5 N., R. 16 E.,
    Sec. 29, that portion lying southwesterly of the Old Woman 
Mountains Wilderness Area.

Northern Expansion Area

T. 6 N., R. 7 E.,
    Sec. 1, all;
    Sec. 13, all.
    The areas described aggregate 64,407 acres, more or less.

    (b) State of California owned surface and mineral estate:

All Are San Bernardino Meridian

Western Expansion Area

T. 4 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 1, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\ and S\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 3, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and N\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Sec. 4, N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 15, S\1/2\.
T. 6 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 16, all.
T. 4 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 16, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, E\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 20, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 28, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 29, E\1/2\.
T. 5 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 16, all.

Southern Expansion Area

T. 2 N., R. 10 E.,
    Sec. 16, all.

Eastern Expansion Area

T. 5 N., R. 13 E.,
    Sec. 36, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\.

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T. 3 N., R. 15 E.,
    Sec. 16, that portion lying southwesterly of the Cadiz Dunes 
Wilderness Area.
T. 5 N., R. 15 E.,
    Sec. 16, all;
    Sec. 36, all.

Northern Expansion Area

T. 7 N., R. 7 E.,
    Sec. 36, all.

    The areas described aggregate 7,779 acres, more or less.

    In the event that these non-federally owned lands return to public 
ownership in the future, they would be subject to the terms and 
conditions described above in ``1. Federally owned surface and mineral 
estate.''
    The purpose of the proposed legislative withdrawal is to withdraw 
and reserve the lands for use as a military training range, involving 
live-fire exercises, necessary for national security. The legislative 
withdrawal would provide sufficient area for realistic integrated 
training to a Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) sized Marine Air 
Ground Task Force, the USMC's premier force for responding to smaller 
scale contingencies. Effective training of MEBs is critical to ensuring 
the full spectrum of military operations. The withdrawal would be 
established by an Act of Congress, and approved by the President. The 
duration of the legislative withdrawal would be determined by Congress. 
The Department of the Navy has indicated that the use of a right-of-way 
or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate authorization for 
safety and control of access for the use of these lands due to the 
broad scope of military training exercises.
    The USMC analyzed alternative sites in three regions of the United 
States (i.e., Middle Atlantic Coast--North Carolina and Virginia; Gulf 
of Mexico--Florida and Louisiana; and Southwest--California and 
Arizona). The USMC concluded that expanding the USMC's MCAGCC, located 
in Twentynine Palms, California was the only reasonable and feasible 
option. The lands hereinabove described, have been selected by the USMC 
for the proposed legislative withdrawal, because they are located 
adjacent to the existing exterior boundaries of the USMC's MCAGCC, 
located in Twentynine Palms, California. The application and the 
records relating to the application can be examined by interested 
persons at the BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, 
California 92311.
    On or before December 15, 2008, all persons who wish to submit 
comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed 
legislative withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM, 
Field Manager, Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, 
California 92311.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the BLM Barstow Field Office at the 
address above during regular business hours.
    Before including your address, telephone 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 from public review your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    This withdrawal proposal will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.
    Until September 15, 2010, the lands will be segregated as specified 
above unless the withdrawal application is denied or canceled or the 
withdrawal is approved prior to that date. Land uses currently 
authorized or permitted may continue during the segregation period. If 
the proposed legislative withdrawal has been submitted to Congress but 
not enacted into law by the end of the 2-year segregation period, 
consideration will be given to entertaining an application for a 
temporary withdrawal in aid of pending legislation.
    During the segregation period, BLM may, after consulting with the 
USMC, allow uses of a temporary nature that are compatible with the 
military purposes for which the land is being withdrawn.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1(b)(1))

    Dated: September 9, 2008.
Thomas Pogacnik,
Acting Deputy State Director, Natural Resources (CA-930), Bureau of 
Land Management.
[FR Doc. E8-21397 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]
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