Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Lands in Minidoka County, ID, 39580-39581 [2010-16712]

Download as PDF 39580 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW161375] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Craig Settle for competitive oil and gas lease WYW161375 for land in Natrona County, Wyoming. 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: Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate lease WYW161375 effective April 1, 2010, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. The BLM has not issued a valid lease to any other interest affecting the lands. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Quaneco LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW154704 for land in Uinta County, Wyoming. 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: Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 16–2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has 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), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW154704 effective December 1, 2009, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. The BLM has not issued a valid lease to any other interest affecting the lands. Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. 2010–16607 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDT03000.L58740000.EU0000. LXSS025D0000; IDI–35904] Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Lands in Minidoka County, ID [FR Doc. 2010–16764 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. BILLING CODE 4310–22–P wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW154704] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell four parcels of public land totaling 262.11 acres in Minidoka County, Idaho, to the owners of the surrounding private land for the appraised fair market value of $85,200. The private land surrounding the public land is owned by the Western Mortgage and Realty Company. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM by August 23, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning the proposed sale should be sent to Ruth A. Miller, BLM Shoshone Field Manager, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Hagen, Realty Specialist, BLM Shoshone Field Office, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352 or (208) 732– 7205. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public land is being proposed for direct sale to the Western Mortgage and Realty Company in accordance with sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719), at not less than the appraised fair market value: Boise Meridian T. 6 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 30, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 31, lots 1, 4, 5, and 6, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 7 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4. The area described contains 262.11 acres in Minidoka County. The appraised fair market value is $85,200. The public land is identified as suitable for disposal in the 1985 BLM Monument Resource Management Plan (RMP), as amended, and is not needed for any other Federal purposes. The direct sale will allow for the subject parcel to be formally consolidated with adjacent private property, the owner of which currently holds a land use authorization (Cooperative Farm Management Agreement or Land Use Permit) for agricultural purposes. The subject parcels are somewhat isolated and uneconomical to manage due to their location and authorized use for agricultural purposes. Disposal would alleviate the processing and administration of these land use authorizations, as well as generate funding pursuant to the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) that can be utilized to purchase lands with higher resource values. The public land was identified for disposal in an approved land use plan in effect on July 25, 2000; therefore, proceeds from this sale will be deposited into the Federal Land Disposal Account authorized under section 206 of FLTFA. FLTFA directs the revenues generated from the sale or disposal of public lands identified for disposal in land use plans as of July 25, 2000, to an account that can be used by the BLM, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to purchase lands located within Federally designated areas or with higher resources from willing sellers. E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices Regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3–3 make allowances for direct sales when a competitive sale is inappropriate and when the public interest would best be served by a direct sale, including the need to recognize an authorized use, such as an existing business which could suffer a substantial economic loss if the tract were purchased by someone other than the authorized user. In accordance with 43 CFR 2710, the BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest would best be served by authorizing the direct sale to the Western Mortgage and Realty Company, which would allow the identified lands to be consolidated with Western Mortgage and Realty Company’s adjacent private property to continue to be used for agricultural purposes. It has been determined that the subject parcel contains no known mineral values; therefore, the BLM proposes that the conveyance of the Federal mineral interests occur simultaneously with the sale of the land. On August 25, 2008, the above described land was segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. The segregation terminates: (1) Upon issuance of a patent; (2) publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation; or (3) 2 years from the date of segregation, whichever occurs first. The lands will not be sold until at least 60 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Western Mortgage and Realty Company will be required to pay a $50 nonrefundable filing fee for the conveyance of the available mineral interests. Any patent issued will contain the following terms, conditions and reservations: a. A reservation of right-of-way to the United States for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890, 43 U.S.C. 945; b. A condition that the conveyance be subject to all valid existing rights of record; c. A notice and indemnification statement under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9620(W)), indemnifying and holding the United States harmless from any release of hazardous materials that may have occurred; and d. additional terms and conditions that the authorized officer deems appropriate. Detailed information concerning the proposed land sale including the appraisal, planning and environmental VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 documents and a mineral report are available for review at the Shoshone Field Office at the location identified in the ADDRESSES section above. Normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. Public Comments Public comments regarding the proposed sale may be submitted in writing to the BLM Shoshone Field Manager (see ADDRESSES above) on or before August 23, 2010. Comments received in electronic form, such as email or facsimile, will not be considered. Any adverse comments regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed by the BLM Idaho State Director or other authorized official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action in whole or in part. In the absence of timely filed objections, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal indentifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a) and (c). Ruth A. Miller, Shoshone Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2010–16712 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Yosemite Valley Plan; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa, Madera, and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Revised Record of Decision SUMMARY: On December 29, 2000, the National Park Service (NPS) executed a Record of Decision selecting Alternative 2 from the Final Yosemite Valley Plan/ Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for implementation (as noticed in the Federal Register on January 12, 2001). As explained below, the NPS has subsequently approved a revised Record of Decision for the Final Yosemite Valley Plan and will implement Modified Alternative 2 instead. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39581 Decision: The NPS has approved adoption of a Modified Alternative 2 which consists of completed actions and projects that conform to four broad purposes and goals. These are to restore natural processes in Yosemite Valley, to ameliorate environmental impacts, to preserve cultural resource values, and to continue providing opportunities for high-quality visitor experiences. Excluded from the approved Modified Alternative 2 were certain projects yet to be initiated, including but not limited to consolidation of some parking and facilities in the eastern end of Yosemite Valley, relocation of equestrian facilities, removal of Sugar Pine Bridge, and several traffic recirculation plans. Also revised were Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI decisions) for Yosemite Lodge area redevelopment and improvements at Curry Village and East Yosemite Valley campgrounds. Background: In 2006, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the 2000 Final Yosemite Valley Plan. Concurrently, the NPS was involved in a separate lawsuit filed by the same plaintiffs challenging the 2005 Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (Merced River Plan). Because the Yosemite Valley Plan and the Merced River Plan were integrally related, the NPS and the plaintiffs agreed to suspend proceedings on the Yosemite Valley Plan lawsuit until the courts reached a final decision on the Merced River Plan lawsuit. In March 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling affirming that the 2005 Merced River Plan did not adequately fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act nor the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Following that decision, the NPS and the plaintiffs began settlement discussions to resolve the two lawsuits and to establish a framework for moving forward on a new version of the Merced River Plan. A settlement was reached in September 2009 (the Settlement Agreement is available on the park’s Web site: http://www.nps.gov/yose/ parkmgmt/upload/ mrpsettlementagreement.pdf). Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the NPS agreed to revise the Record of Decision for the Yosemite Valley Plan, as well as two related FONSI decisions. The three revised documents were filed with the District Court on January 29, 2010. Copies: Interested parties may review the revised Record of Decision and FONSI decisions on the park’s Web site, and copies can also be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, P. O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389; via E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 131 (Friday, July 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39580-39581]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLIDT03000.L58740000.EU0000.LXSS025D0000; IDI-35904]


Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Lands in Minidoka 
County, ID

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell four 
parcels of public land totaling 262.11 acres in Minidoka County, Idaho, 
to the owners of the surrounding private land for the appraised fair 
market value of $85,200. The private land surrounding the public land 
is owned by the Western Mortgage and Realty Company.

DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM 
by August 23, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning the proposed sale should be sent 
to Ruth A. Miller, BLM Shoshone Field Manager, 400 West F Street, 
Shoshone, Idaho 83352.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Hagen, Realty Specialist, BLM 
Shoshone Field Office, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352 or 
(208) 732-7205.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public land is being 
proposed for direct sale to the Western Mortgage and Realty Company in 
accordance with sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719), at not 
less than the appraised fair market value:

Boise Meridian

T. 6 S., R. 24 E.,
    Sec. 30, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 31, lots 1, 4, 5, and 6, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 7 S., R. 24 E.,
    Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4.

    The area described contains 262.11 acres in Minidoka County.

    The appraised fair market value is $85,200. The public land is 
identified as suitable for disposal in the 1985 BLM Monument Resource 
Management Plan (RMP), as amended, and is not needed for any other 
Federal purposes. The direct sale will allow for the subject parcel to 
be formally consolidated with adjacent private property, the owner of 
which currently holds a land use authorization (Cooperative Farm 
Management Agreement or Land Use Permit) for agricultural purposes. The 
subject parcels are somewhat isolated and uneconomical to manage due to 
their location and authorized use for agricultural purposes. Disposal 
would alleviate the processing and administration of these land use 
authorizations, as well as generate funding pursuant to the Federal 
Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) that can be utilized to 
purchase lands with higher resource values.
    The public land was identified for disposal in an approved land use 
plan in effect on July 25, 2000; therefore, proceeds from this sale 
will be deposited into the Federal Land Disposal Account authorized 
under section 206 of FLTFA. FLTFA directs the revenues generated from 
the sale or disposal of public lands identified for disposal in land 
use plans as of July 25, 2000, to an account that can be used by the 
BLM, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service to purchase lands located within Federally 
designated areas or with higher resources from willing sellers.

[[Page 39581]]

    Regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3-3 make allowances for direct 
sales when a competitive sale is inappropriate and when the public 
interest would best be served by a direct sale, including the need to 
recognize an authorized use, such as an existing business which could 
suffer a substantial economic loss if the tract were purchased by 
someone other than the authorized user. In accordance with 43 CFR 2710, 
the BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest would best be 
served by authorizing the direct sale to the Western Mortgage and 
Realty Company, which would allow the identified lands to be 
consolidated with Western Mortgage and Realty Company's adjacent 
private property to continue to be used for agricultural purposes.
    It has been determined that the subject parcel contains no known 
mineral values; therefore, the BLM proposes that the conveyance of the 
Federal mineral interests occur simultaneously with the sale of the 
land. On August 25, 2008, the above described land was segregated from 
appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. 
The segregation terminates: (1) Upon issuance of a patent; (2) 
publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the 
segregation; or (3) 2 years from the date of segregation, whichever 
occurs first. The lands will not be sold until at least 60 days after 
the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
    The Western Mortgage and Realty Company will be required to pay a 
$50 nonrefundable filing fee for the conveyance of the available 
mineral interests. Any patent issued will contain the following terms, 
conditions and reservations:
    a. A reservation of right-of-way to the United States for ditches 
and canals constructed by the authority of the United States under the 
Act of August 30, 1890, 43 U.S.C. 945;
    b. A condition that the conveyance be subject to all valid existing 
rights of record;
    c. A notice and indemnification statement under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 
9620(W)), indemnifying and holding the United States harmless from any 
release of hazardous materials that may have occurred; and
    d. additional terms and conditions that the authorized officer 
deems appropriate.
    Detailed information concerning the proposed land sale including 
the appraisal, planning and environmental documents and a mineral 
report are available for review at the Shoshone Field Office at the 
location identified in the ADDRESSES section above. Normal business 
hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for 
Federal holidays.

Public Comments

    Public comments regarding the proposed sale may be submitted in 
writing to the BLM Shoshone Field Manager (see ADDRESSES above) on or 
before August 23, 2010. Comments received in electronic form, such as 
e-mail or facsimile, will not be considered. Any adverse comments 
regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed by the BLM Idaho State 
Director or other authorized official of the Department of the 
Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action in 
whole or in part. In the absence of timely filed objections, this 
realty action will become the final determination of the Department of 
the Interior.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in 
your comment to withhold from public review your personal indentifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Authority  43 CFR 2711.1-2(a) and (c).

Ruth A. Miller,
Shoshone Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 2010-16712 Filed 7-8-10; 8:45 am]
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