Public Land Order No. 7755; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Reserved Federal Minerals for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, 77658 [2010-31209]

Download as PDF 77658 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 238 / Monday, December 13, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV930000 L14300000.ET0000 241A; NVN–62752; MO# 4500011865; 10–08807; TAS: 14X1109] Public Land Order No. 7755; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Reserved Federal Minerals for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Public Land Order. ACTION: This order withdraws approximately 9,460.66 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, and 5,570.02 acres of reserved Federal minerals from location under the mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, for a period of 20 years to protect the habitat of 12 endangered species. This order also transfers jurisdiction of the public lands within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge boundary to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. DATES: Effective Date: December 13, 2010. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Gratton, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520, 775–861– 6532. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public lands and the reserved Federal minerals described in this order are within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge boundary. Non-Federal lands within the Refuge boundary are not affected by this withdrawal. This action would protect Federal lands and minerals from surface disturbance, mining and other uses that could interfere with efforts to protect and implement recovery efforts for 12 Federally-listed threatened or endangered plant and animal species found only at Ash Meadows. The lands and Federal minerals would remain open to the mineral leasing and mineral material laws. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the public lands described in (a) below are hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:42 Dec 10, 2010 Jkt 223001 (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2), and jurisdiction is transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for administration under the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee). The reserved Federal minerals underlying the lands described in (b) below are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2). Mount Diablo Meridian (a) Public Lands T. 17 S., R. 50 E., Sec. 9, lots 7 and 8; Sec. 10, lot 12; Sec. 14, lot 11; Sec. 15, lots 1 to 4, inclusive; Sec. 17, E1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 19, lot 14; Sec. 21, lots 5 and 6; Sec. 22, lots 1 to 5, inclusive, W1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, lots 3 and 4; Sec. 26, S1⁄2; Sec. 27; Sec. 28, E1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 29, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 32, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, NE1⁄4; Sec. 35, NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 36, W1⁄2 and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 17 S., R. 51 E., Sec. 31, lot 4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, S1⁄2NW1⁄4. T. 18 S., R. 50 E., Sec. 1, lots 1 to 4, inclusive; Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 3, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 9, W1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 10, E1⁄2; Sec. 11, N1⁄2NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 12, W1⁄2NE1⁄4 and NW1⁄4; Sec. 13, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, E1⁄2 and E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 23; Sec. 24, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 25, S1⁄2N1⁄2 and NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 26, NE1⁄4. T. 18 S., R. 51 E., Sec. 5, lot 1; Sec. 6, lots 2 to 6, inclusive, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 8, NW1⁄4; Sec. 18, lots 2 to 4, inclusive, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 19, lots 1 and 2, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 20, W1⁄2E1⁄2 and W1⁄2; Sec. 29, W1⁄2NE1⁄4 and NW1⁄4; Sec. 30, lot 2, NE1⁄4 (excluding Patent #27– 70–0091), and E1⁄2NW1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 9,460.66 acres, more or less, in Nye County. (b) Reserved Federal Minerals T. 17 S., R. 50 E., PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sec. 10, lots 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14; Sec. 16, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 20, NE1⁄4; Sec. 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive; Sec. 28, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 29, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 33, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 34, W1⁄2 and SE1⁄4. T. 18 S., R. 50 E., Sec. 2, lots 3 and 4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4; Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, 3, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 4, lot 3, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 9, E1⁄2NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 10, NW1⁄4 and NE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 11, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, E1⁄2NE1⁄4. T. 17 S., R. 51 E., Sec. 31, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, SW1⁄4. T. 18 S., R. 51 E., Sec. 5, lots 2, 3, 4, S1⁄2N1⁄2, and S1⁄2; Sec. 6, lots 1 and 7, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 8, E1⁄2 and SW1⁄4; Sec. 17, W1⁄2E1⁄2 and W1⁄2; Sec. 18, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 30, Patent #27–70–0091(within NE1⁄4). The areas described aggregate 5,570.02 acres, more or less, in Nye County. 2. This withdrawal will expire 20 years from the effective date of this order unless, as a result of a review conducted before the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended. Dated: November 24, 2010. Wilma A. Lewis, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2010–31209 Filed 12–10–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB00000.L14300000.ET0000; NVN– 50507; 10–08807; MO; TAS:14X1109] Public Land Order No. 7754; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6818, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6818 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Federal investment of the Bureau of Land Management’s Tonopah Administrative SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNV930000 L14300000.ET0000 241A; NVN-62752; MO 4500011865; 
10-08807; TAS: 14X1109]


Public Land Order No. 7755; Withdrawal of Public Lands and 
Reserved Federal Minerals for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 
Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This order withdraws approximately 9,460.66 acres of public 
lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land 
laws, including the mining laws, and 5,570.02 acres of reserved Federal 
minerals from location under the mining laws, subject to valid existing 
rights, for a period of 20 years to protect the habitat of 12 
endangered species. This order also transfers jurisdiction of the 
public lands within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge boundary 
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

DATES: Effective Date: December 13, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Gratton, Bureau of Land 
Management, Nevada State Office, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520, 775-
861-6532.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public lands and the reserved Federal 
minerals described in this order are within the Ash Meadows National 
Wildlife Refuge boundary. Non-Federal lands within the Refuge boundary 
are not affected by this withdrawal. This action would protect Federal 
lands and minerals from surface disturbance, mining and other uses that 
could interfere with efforts to protect and implement recovery efforts 
for 12 Federally-listed threatened or endangered plant and animal 
species found only at Ash Meadows. The lands and Federal minerals would 
remain open to the mineral leasing and mineral material laws.

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 
43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows:
    1. Subject to valid existing rights, the public lands described in 
(a) below are hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, and 
entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws (30 U.S.C. 
Ch. 2), and jurisdiction is transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service for administration under the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Administration Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee). The 
reserved Federal minerals underlying the lands described in (b) below 
are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the mining laws (30 
U.S.C. Ch. 2).

Mount Diablo Meridian

(a) Public Lands

T. 17 S., R. 50 E.,
    Sec. 9, lots 7 and 8;
    Sec. 10, lot 12;
    Sec. 14, lot 11;
    Sec. 15, lots 1 to 4, inclusive;
    Sec. 17, E\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, lot 14;
    Sec. 21, lots 5 and 6;
    Sec. 22, lots 1 to 5, inclusive, W\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 23, lots 3 and 4;
    Sec. 26, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 27;
    Sec. 28, E\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, 
E\1/2\SE\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 36, W\1/2\ and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 17 S., R. 51 E.,
    Sec. 31, lot 4, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, S\1/2\NW\1/4\.
T. 18 S., R. 50 E.,
    Sec. 1, lots 1 to 4, inclusive;
    Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 3, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, W\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, W\1/2\NE\1/4\ and NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/
2\W\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and E\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, E\1/2\ and E\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 23;
    Sec. 24, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, and W\1/
2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 25, S\1/2\N\1/2\ and NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, NE\1/4\.
T. 18 S., R. 51 E.,
    Sec. 5, lot 1;
    Sec. 6, lots 2 to 6, inclusive, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, 
NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 18, lots 2 to 4, inclusive, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, 
and E\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, lots 1 and 2, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SW\1/
4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, W\1/2\E\1/2\ and W\1/2\;
    Sec. 29, W\1/2\NE\1/4\ and NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, lot 2, NE\1/4\ (excluding Patent 27-70-0091), 
and E\1/2\NW\1/4\.

    The areas described aggregate 9,460.66 acres, more or less, in 
Nye County.

(b) Reserved Federal Minerals

T. 17 S., R. 50 E.,
    Sec. 10, lots 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14;
    Sec. 16, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive;
    Sec. 28, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 33, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, W\1/2\ and SE\1/4\.
T. 18 S., R. 50 E.,
    Sec. 2, lots 3 and 4, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, 3, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 4, lot 3, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, E\1/2\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 10, NW\1/4\ and NE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, E\1/2\NE\1/4\.
T. 17 S., R. 51 E.,
    Sec. 31, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, SW\1/4\.
    T. 18 S., R. 51 E.,
    Sec. 5, lots 2, 3, 4, S\1/2\N\1/2\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 6, lots 1 and 7, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lots 1 and 2;
    Sec. 8, E\1/2\ and SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, W\1/2\E\1/2\ and W\1/2\;
    Sec. 18, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, Patent 27-70-0091(within NE\1/4\).

    The areas described aggregate 5,570.02 acres, more or less, in 
Nye County.

    2. This withdrawal will expire 20 years from the effective date of 
this order unless, as a result of a review conducted before the 
expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines 
that the withdrawal shall be extended.

    Dated: November 24, 2010.
Wilma A. Lewis,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2010-31209 Filed 12-10-10; 8:45 am]
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