Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Sandoval County, NM, 6155-6157 [2011-2361]

Download as PDF jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 23 / Thursday, February 3, 2011 / Notices additional sealed bids. The highest qualifying bid will be declared the high bid and the high bidder will receive written notice. The BLM will return checks submitted by unsuccessful bidders by U.S. mail or in person on the day of the sale. The successful bidder must submit the remainder of the full bid price prior to the expiration of 180 days from the date of the sale, in the form of a certified check, money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable in U.S. dollars to the Bureau of Land Management. Personal checks will not be accepted. Failure to submit the full bid price prior to, but not including the 180th day following the day of the sale, will disqualify the apparent high bidder and cause the entire bid deposit to be forfeited to the BLM. No exceptions will be made. The BLM may accept or reject any or all offers, or withdraw the land from sale, if, in the opinion of the BLM authorized officer, consummation of the sale would not be fully consistent with the FLPMA or other applicable law or is determined to not be in the public interest. Under Federal law, the public lands may only be conveyed to U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older; a corporation subject to the laws of any State or of the United States; a State, State instrumentality, or political subdivision authorized to hold property, or an entity legally capable of conveying and holding lands under the laws of the State of California. If not sold, the land described in this Notice may be identified for sale later without further legal notice and may be offered for sale by sealed bid, Internet auction, or oral auction. In order to determine the value, through appraisal, of the land proposed to be sold, certain extraordinary assumptions may have been made of the attributes and limitations of the lands and potential effects of local regulations and policies on potential future land uses. Through publication of this Notice, the BLM gives notice that these assumptions may not be endorsed or approved by units of local government. It is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all applicable local government policies, laws, and regulations that would affect the subject lands, including any required dedication of lands for public uses. It is also the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of existing or projected uses of nearby properties. When conveyed out of Federal ownership, the lands will be subject to any applicable reviews and approvals by the respective unit of local government for proposed future uses, and any such reviews and approvals will be the responsibility of the buyer. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:31 Feb 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 Detailed information concerning the proposed land sale including the sale procedures and conditions, appraisal, planning and environmental documents, and a mineral report are available for review at the location identified in ADDRESSES above. Public Comments regarding the proposed sale may be submitted in writing to the attention of the BLM Hollister Field Manager (see ADDRESSES above) on or before March 21, 2011. 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 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 identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a) and (c). Karla Norris, Associate Deputy State Director, Natural Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–2362 Filed 2–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMA01000 L14300000.KD0000; NMNM 123371] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Sandoval County, NM Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer, by competitive sale, a parcel of Federally owned land near Golden, New Mexico, containing approximately 130.56 acres. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6155 respectively, and the BLM land sale regulations. The purpose of the sale is to dispose of lands which are difficult and uneconomic to manage. The sale will be conducted in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a competitive sealed bid auction in which interested bidders must submit written sealed bids equal to or greater than the appraised fair market value of the land. DATES: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed sale to the Field Manager, Rio Puerco Field Office, on or before March 21, 2011. Sealed bids must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Mountain Standard Time on April 5, 2011. Other deadline dates for the receipt of payments, and arranging for certain payments to be made by electronic transfer, are specified in ‘‘ADDITIONAL INFORMATION’’ section of this Notice. The BLM will open the sealed bids at the BLM, Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 ˜ Montano NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 10 a.m. on April 6, 2011 which will be the sale date. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the proposed sale, as well as sealed bids to be submitted to the BLM, should be sent to the Field Manager, BLM, Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 ˜ Montano, NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107. Additional information including bid forms, times, and bidding procedures will be available in an Invitation for Bids available in the Rio Puerco Field Office. More detailed information regarding the proposed sale and the lands involved, including maps and current appraisal may be reviewed during normal business hours between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Rio Puerco Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Maestas, Realty Specialist, (505) 761–8907 or via e-mail at cmaestas@nm.blm.gov. The following public land, situated in Sandoval County, New Mexico, has been authorized and designated for disposal in the BLM Rio Puerco Resource Management Plan, dated November 1986, maintained and reprinted in October 1992, and, therefore, meets the disposal qualifications of Section 203 of the FLPMA (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1701 and 1713). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Mexico Principal Meridian T. 12 N., R. 6 E., Sec. 23, lots 1 to 4, inclusive. The area described contains 130.56 acres in Sandoval County, according to the official E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 6156 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 23 / Thursday, February 3, 2011 / Notices jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES plat of the survey of the said land, on file in the BLM. This land will be offered through competitive sale procedures pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3–1. The purpose of this sale is to dispose of a tract of land that will serve important public objectives, including but not limited to, expansion of communities and economic development, which cannot be achieved prudently or feasibly on land other than public land. The sale of this land outweighs other public objectives and values, including, but not limited to, recreation and scenic values, which would be served by maintaining such tract in Federal ownership. The land is intermingled with State and private land. No significant resource values will be affected by this transfer. In the event of a sale, conveyance will be made of surface interest only; the United States will retain all mineral rights. Any patent issued will contain the following numbered reservations, covenants, terms, and conditions: The land will be conveyed with a reservation of a right-of-way to the United States for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States pursuant to the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). All minerals, including coal, will be reserved to the United States with the right to prospect for or mine, and remove the minerals. The land will be conveyed subject to: 1. Valid existing rights-of-way and easements. 2. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the lessees/ patentee’s use, occupancy, or operations on the leased/patented lands. 3. No warranty of any kind, express or implied, is given by the United States as to the title, physical condition, or potential uses of the parcel of land proposed for sale; and the conveyance of any such parcel will not be on a contingency basis. To the extent required by law, all such parcels are subject to the requirements of Section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)). 4. The patentee, by accepting the patent and covenants, agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the United States harmless from any costs, damages, claims, causes of action, penalties, fines, liabilities, and judgments of any kind arising from the past, present, or future acts or omissions of the patentee, its employees, agents, contractor, or lessees, or any third party, arising out of, or in connection with, the patentee’s use, occupancy or operations VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:31 Feb 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 on the patented real property. This indemnification and hold harmless agreement includes, but is not limited to, acts and omissions of the patentee and its employees, agents, contractors or lessees, or any third party, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or occupancy of the patented real property that has already resulted or does hereafter result in: (1) Violations of Federal, State and local laws and regulations that are now, or may in the future, become applicable to the real property; (2) Judgments, claims, or demands of any kind assessed against the United States; (3) Costs, expenses, or damages of any kind incurred by the United States; (4) Releases or threatened releases of solid or hazardous waste(s) and/or hazardous substance(s) as defined by Federal or State environmental laws, off, on, into, or under land, property, and other interests of the United States; (5) Activities by which solids or hazardous substances or wastes, as defined by Federal and State environmental laws are generated, released, stored, used, or otherwise disposed of on the patented real property, and any cleanup response, remedial action, or other actions related in any manner to said solid or hazardous substance(s) or waste(s); or (6) natural resource damages as defined by Federal and State law. This covenant shall be construed as running with the patented real property and may be enforced by the United States in a court of competent jurisdiction. Additional Information: Sealed bids shall be considered only if received at the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 ˜ Montano NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico, by no later than 4:30 p.m., MST April 4, 2011. Bids must be made by the principal or his duly qualified agent. Each bid must include a completed sealed bid form and be accompanied by a certified check, money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable in U.S. dollars to the order of the BLM, for 10 percent of the amount of the bid. Bids must be for not less than the Federally approved FMV. Each bid shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked on the lower front left corner with the BLM Serial Number, NMNM 123371, and the sale date. In the event that two or more sealed bids are received containing valid bids of the same amount, the high bidders will be notified and allowed to submit additional sealed bids. If not sold, the lands described in this Notice may be identified for sale later without further legal notice and may be offered for sale by sealed bid or oral auction. The highest qualifying bid received will be publicly declared the high bid PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and the high bidder will receive written notification by the authorized officer. The successful bidder must submit the remainder of the full bid price within 180 calendar days of the sale date in the form of a certified check, money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check, made payable in U.S. dollars to the BLM. Personal checks will not be accepted. Failure to pay the full price within the 180 days will disqualify the apparent high bidder and cause the entire bid deposit to be forfeited to the BLM. If you were not declared the high bidder, your check will be returned to you at the sale upon proof of identification. If you do not attend the sale, your check will be returned according to your instructions. Federal law requires all bidders to be United States citizens 18 years of age or older; a corporation subject to the laws of any State or of the United States; a State, State instrumentality, or political subdivision authorized to hold property; or an entity legally capable of conveying and holding lands or interests therein under the laws of the State of New Mexico. Certification of qualification, including citizenship, corporation or partnership, must accompany the bid deposit. The Certification of Qualification form is available at the BLM, Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 ˜ Montano, NE., New Mexico 87107, or by calling (505) 761–8700. To establish the fair market value for the subject public land through appraisal, certain assumptions have been made of the attitudes and limitations of the land and potential effects of local regulations and policies on potential future land uses. Through publication of this Notice, the BLM gives notice that these assumptions may not be endorsed or approved by units of local government. It is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all applicable local government policies, laws, and regulations that would affect the subject lands, including any required dedication of lands for public uses. It is also the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all existing or projected use of nearby properties. When conveyed out of Federal ownership, the lands will be subject to any applicable reviews and approvals by the respective unit of local government for proposed future uses, and any such reviews and approvals will be the responsibility of the buyer. Any land lacking access from a public road or highway will be conveyed as such and future access acquisition will be the responsibility of the buyer. No warranty of any kind shall be given or implied by the United States as to the potential uses of the lands offered for sale. Furthermore, conveyance of the E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 23 / Thursday, February 3, 2011 / Notices subject lands will not be on a contingency basis. Termination of Segregation: On April 18, 2010, this parcel was segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA. The segregative effect shall terminate upon issuance of patent or other document of conveyance to such lands, upon publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or on April 11, 2011, whichever occurs first. Public Comment: Interested parties may submit written comments, in letter format, regarding the proposed sale to the Field Manager, Rio Puerco Field Office, up to 45 days after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. Facsimiles, e-mails and telephone calls are unacceptable means for the transmission of comments. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the New Mexico BLM State Director, or other authorized official, 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 Interior. Any comments received during this process, as well as the commentor’s name and address, will be available to the public in the administrative record and/or pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request. You may indicate for the record that you do not wish to have your name and/or address made available to the public. Any determination by the BLM to release or withhold the names and/or addresses of those who comment will be made on a case-by-case basis. A request from a commentor to have their name and/or address withheld from public release will be honored to the extent permissible by law. Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2. Edwin Singleton, District Manager. [FR Doc. 2011–2361 Filed 2–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–AG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES [NPS–WASO–DPOL–0111–6600; 0004–SYP] Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:31 Feb 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, and Parts 62 and 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet April 12–13, 2011, in San Francisco, California. The agenda will include the review of proposed actions regarding the National Historic Landmarks Program and the National Natural Landmarks Program. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations that will be presented to the Board. Interested parties also may attend the Board meeting and upon request may address the Board concerning an area’s national significance. DATES: (a) Written comments regarding any proposed National Historic Landmarks matter or National Natural Landmarks matter listed in this notice will be accepted by the National Park Service until April 4, 2011. (b) The Board will meet on April 12–13, 2011. Location: The meeting will be held in room Golden Gate C of the Argonaut Hotel, Beach and Jefferson Streets, San Francisco, California 94109, telephone 415–563–0800. Information: (a) For information concerning the National Park System Advisory Board or to request to address the Board, contact Shirley Sears Smith, Office of Policy, National Park Service, 1201 I Street, NW., 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, telephone 202– 354–3955, e-mail Shirley_S_Smith@nps.gov. (b) To submit a written statement specific to, or request information about, any National Historic Landmarks matter listed below, or for information about the National Historic Landmarks Program or National Historic Landmarks designation process and the effects of designation, contact J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW., (2280), Washington, DC 20240, e-mail Paul_Loether@nps.gov. (c) To submit a written statement specific to, or request information about, any National Natural Landmarks matter listed below, or for information about the National Natural Landmarks Program or National Natural Landmarks designation process and the effects of designation, contact Dr. Margaret Brooks, Program Manager, National Natural Landmarks Program, National Park Service, 225 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, Arizona 85745, email Margi_Brooks@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 12, the Board will tour national park sites in the San Francisco area. On April SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6157 13, the Board will convene its business meeting at 8:30 a.m., and adjourn at 5 p.m. During the course of the two days, the Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis and will be briefed by other National Park Service officials regarding education, partnerships, and youth programs; deliberate and make recommendations concerning National Historic Landmarks Program and National Natural Landmarks Program proposals; and receive status briefings on matters pending before committees of the Board. A. National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program NHL Program matters will be considered in the morning session of the business meeting, during which the Board may consider the following: Nominations for New NHL Designations Delaware • Lightship Overfalls, Lewes, DE. District of Columbia • Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 23 (Thursday, February 3, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6155-6157]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2361]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNMA01000 L14300000.KD0000; NMNM 123371]


Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in 
Sandoval County, NM

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer, by 
competitive sale, a parcel of Federally owned land near Golden, New 
Mexico, containing approximately 130.56 acres. The sale will be subject 
to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), respectively, and the BLM land sale 
regulations. The purpose of the sale is to dispose of lands which are 
difficult and uneconomic to manage. The sale will be conducted in 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a competitive sealed bid auction in which 
interested bidders must submit written sealed bids equal to or greater 
than the appraised fair market value of the land.

DATES: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed 
sale to the Field Manager, Rio Puerco Field Office, on or before March 
21, 2011. Sealed bids must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., 
Mountain Standard Time on April 5, 2011. Other deadline dates for the 
receipt of payments, and arranging for certain payments to be made by 
electronic transfer, are specified in ``ADDITIONAL INFORMATION'' 
section of this Notice. The BLM will open the sealed bids at the BLM, 
Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 Monta[ntilde]o NE, Albuquerque, New 
Mexico, at 10 a.m. on April 6, 2011 which will be the sale date.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the proposed sale, as well as 
sealed bids to be submitted to the BLM, should be sent to the Field 
Manager, BLM, Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 Monta[ntilde]o, NE., 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107. Additional information including bid 
forms, times, and bidding procedures will be available in an Invitation 
for Bids available in the Rio Puerco Field Office. More detailed 
information regarding the proposed sale and the lands involved, 
including maps and current appraisal may be reviewed during normal 
business hours between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Rio Puerco Field 
Office at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Maestas, Realty Specialist, 
(505) 761-8907 or via e-mail at cmaestas@nm.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following public land, situated in 
Sandoval County, New Mexico, has been authorized and designated for 
disposal in the BLM Rio Puerco Resource Management Plan, dated November 
1986, maintained and reprinted in October 1992, and, therefore, meets 
the disposal qualifications of Section 203 of the FLPMA (90 Stat. 2750, 
43 U.S.C. 1701 and 1713).

New Mexico Principal Meridian

T. 12 N., R. 6 E.,
    Sec. 23, lots 1 to 4, inclusive.

    The area described contains 130.56 acres in Sandoval County, 
according to the official

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plat of the survey of the said land, on file in the BLM.

    This land will be offered through competitive sale procedures 
pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3-1. The purpose of this sale is to dispose of 
a tract of land that will serve important public objectives, including 
but not limited to, expansion of communities and economic development, 
which cannot be achieved prudently or feasibly on land other than 
public land. The sale of this land outweighs other public objectives 
and values, including, but not limited to, recreation and scenic 
values, which would be served by maintaining such tract in Federal 
ownership. The land is intermingled with State and private land. No 
significant resource values will be affected by this transfer.
    In the event of a sale, conveyance will be made of surface interest 
only; the United States will retain all mineral rights. Any patent 
issued will contain the following numbered reservations, covenants, 
terms, and conditions:
    The land will be conveyed with a reservation of a right-of-way to 
the United States for ditches and canals constructed by the authority 
of the United States pursuant to the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 
945).
    All minerals, including coal, will be reserved to the United States 
with the right to prospect for or mine, and remove the minerals. The 
land will be conveyed subject to:
    1. Valid existing rights-of-way and easements.
    2. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United 
States from claims arising out of the lessees/patentee's use, 
occupancy, or operations on the leased/patented lands.
    3. No warranty of any kind, express or implied, is given by the 
United States as to the title, physical condition, or potential uses of 
the parcel of land proposed for sale; and the conveyance of any such 
parcel will not be on a contingency basis. To the extent required by 
law, all such parcels are subject to the requirements of Section 120(h) 
of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)).
    4. The patentee, by accepting the patent and covenants, agrees to 
indemnify, defend, and hold the United States harmless from any costs, 
damages, claims, causes of action, penalties, fines, liabilities, and 
judgments of any kind arising from the past, present, or future acts or 
omissions of the patentee, its employees, agents, contractor, or 
lessees, or any third party, arising out of, or in connection with, the 
patentee's use, occupancy or operations on the patented real property. 
This indemnification and hold harmless agreement includes, but is not 
limited to, acts and omissions of the patentee and its employees, 
agents, contractors or lessees, or any third party, arising out of or 
in connection with the use and/or occupancy of the patented real 
property that has already resulted or does hereafter result in: (1) 
Violations of Federal, State and local laws and regulations that are 
now, or may in the future, become applicable to the real property; (2) 
Judgments, claims, or demands of any kind assessed against the United 
States; (3) Costs, expenses, or damages of any kind incurred by the 
United States; (4) Releases or threatened releases of solid or 
hazardous waste(s) and/or hazardous substance(s) as defined by Federal 
or State environmental laws, off, on, into, or under land, property, 
and other interests of the United States; (5) Activities by which 
solids or hazardous substances or wastes, as defined by Federal and 
State environmental laws are generated, released, stored, used, or 
otherwise disposed of on the patented real property, and any cleanup 
response, remedial action, or other actions related in any manner to 
said solid or hazardous substance(s) or waste(s); or (6) natural 
resource damages as defined by Federal and State law. This covenant 
shall be construed as running with the patented real property and may 
be enforced by the United States in a court of competent jurisdiction.
    Additional Information: Sealed bids shall be considered only if 
received at the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 Monta[ntilde]o NE., 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, by no later than 4:30 p.m., MST April 4, 2011. 
Bids must be made by the principal or his duly qualified agent. Each 
bid must include a completed sealed bid form and be accompanied by a 
certified check, money order, bank draft, or cashier's check made 
payable in U.S. dollars to the order of the BLM, for 10 percent of the 
amount of the bid. Bids must be for not less than the Federally 
approved FMV. Each bid shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked on 
the lower front left corner with the BLM Serial Number, NMNM 123371, 
and the sale date. In the event that two or more sealed bids are 
received containing valid bids of the same amount, the high bidders 
will be notified and allowed to submit additional sealed bids. If not 
sold, the lands described in this Notice may be identified for sale 
later without further legal notice and may be offered for sale by 
sealed bid or oral auction.
    The highest qualifying bid received will be publicly declared the 
high bid and the high bidder will receive written notification by the 
authorized officer. The successful bidder must submit the remainder of 
the full bid price within 180 calendar days of the sale date in the 
form of a certified check, money order, bank draft, or cashier's check, 
made payable in U.S. dollars to the BLM. Personal checks will not be 
accepted. Failure to pay the full price within the 180 days will 
disqualify the apparent high bidder and cause the entire bid deposit to 
be forfeited to the BLM. If you were not declared the high bidder, your 
check will be returned to you at the sale upon proof of identification. 
If you do not attend the sale, your check will be returned according to 
your instructions.
    Federal law requires all bidders to be United States citizens 18 
years of age or older; a corporation subject to the laws of any State 
or of the United States; a State, State instrumentality, or political 
subdivision authorized to hold property; or an entity legally capable 
of conveying and holding lands or interests therein under the laws of 
the State of New Mexico. Certification of qualification, including 
citizenship, corporation or partnership, must accompany the bid 
deposit. The Certification of Qualification form is available at the 
BLM, Rio Puerco Field Office, 435 Monta[ntilde]o, NE., New Mexico 
87107, or by calling (505) 761-8700.
    To establish the fair market value for the subject public land 
through appraisal, certain assumptions have been made of the attitudes 
and limitations of the land and potential effects of local regulations 
and policies on potential future land uses.
    Through publication of this Notice, the BLM gives notice that these 
assumptions may not be endorsed or approved by units of local 
government. It is the buyer's responsibility to be aware of all 
applicable local government policies, laws, and regulations that would 
affect the subject lands, including any required dedication of lands 
for public uses. It is also the buyer's responsibility to be aware of 
all existing or projected use of nearby properties. When conveyed out 
of Federal ownership, the lands will be subject to any applicable 
reviews and approvals by the respective unit of local government for 
proposed future uses, and any such reviews and approvals will be the 
responsibility of the buyer. Any land lacking access from a public road 
or highway will be conveyed as such and future access acquisition will 
be the responsibility of the buyer.
    No warranty of any kind shall be given or implied by the United 
States as to the potential uses of the lands offered for sale. 
Furthermore, conveyance of the

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subject lands will not be on a contingency basis.
    Termination of Segregation: On April 18, 2010, this parcel was 
segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the 
mining laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA. The segregative 
effect shall terminate upon issuance of patent or other document of 
conveyance to such lands, upon publication in the Federal Register of a 
termination of the segregation, or on April 11, 2011, whichever occurs 
first.
    Public Comment: Interested parties may submit written comments, in 
letter format, regarding the proposed sale to the Field Manager, Rio 
Puerco Field Office, up to 45 days after publication of this Notice in 
the Federal Register. Facsimiles, e-mails and telephone calls are 
unacceptable means for the transmission of comments. Any adverse 
comments will be reviewed by the New Mexico BLM State Director, or 
other authorized official, 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 Interior. Any comments received during this process, 
as well as the commentor's name and address, will be available to the 
public in the administrative record and/or pursuant to a Freedom of 
Information Act request. You may indicate for the record that you do 
not wish to have your name and/or address made available to the public. 
Any determination by the BLM to release or withhold the names and/or 
addresses of those who comment will be made on a case-by-case basis. A 
request from a commentor to have their name and/or address withheld 
from public release will be honored to the extent permissible by law.

    Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1-2.

Edwin Singleton,
District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2011-2361 Filed 2-2-11; 8:45 am]
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