Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sealed Bid Sale of Public Lands in Clark County, NV, 18578-18581 [2011-7871]

Download as PDF 18578 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices Daily Pass: $5.00 daily. Annual Pass: $35.00 annually. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Entrance Fees Support Refuge Visitor Facilities The Refuge plans to use additional collected fees to repair and maintain the following visitor facilities: Boat ramps at Bairs Cove, Beacon 42, and Bio Lab; Black Point Wildlife Drive; public access roads; parking lots; overlooks; and interpretive signs. Under the REA, in order to change fees, the site must have the staff and resources to manage a fee activity as well as to collect the deposit money. Under the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, we must allow only activities that are appropriate and compatible with the specific Refuge’s purposes. Authorities and Requirements of the REA In December 2004, the REA became law. The REA provides authority through December 2014 for the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture to establish, modify, charge, and collect recreation fees for use of some Federal recreation lands and waters, and contains specific provisions addressing public involvement in the establishment of recreation fees. The REA also directs the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture to publish advance notice in the Federal Register whenever bureaus establish new recreation fee areas under their respective jurisdictions. In accordance with our recreating fee program guidance, we are offering the public advance notice of our intent to collect entrance fees and an opportunity to comment on this fee collection before it goes into effect. The fees will be collected on the Refuge at Black Point Wildlife Drive and at the boat ramps at Bairs Cove, Beacon 42, and Bio Lab. If public comments were to provide substantive reasons why we should not collect entrance fees on the Refuge, we would reevaluate our plan and publish a subsequent notice in the Federal Register withdrawing this action. Otherwise, fee collection at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge—at Black Point Wildlife Drive, and at the Bairs Cove, Beacon 42, and Bio Lab boat ramps—will begin September 1, 2011, with fee types and amounts posted on site. Public Availability of Comments 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b). Dated: February 22, 2011. Mark J. Musaus, Deputy Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2011–7438 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAN01000.L10200000.XZ0000] Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, and land tenure topics in the BLM Arcata, Redding and Ukiah field offices. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may present written comments to the council. Each formal council meeting will have time allocated for public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, and the time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Members of the public are welcome on field tours, but they must provide their own transportation and food. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided above. Dated: March 21, 2011. Joseph J. Fontana, Public Affairs Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–7865 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. BILLING CODE 4310–40–P In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2011, Lake and Mendocino counties, California. On April 28, the RAC convenes at 8:30 a.m. at the BLM Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State Street, Ukiah, and departs immediately for a field tour to the Indian Valley Management Area in Lake County. Members of the public are welcome. They must provide their own transportation, beverages and food. On April 29, the council convenes at 8 a.m. in the conference room of the BLM Ukiah Field office. Time for public comment has been reserved for 11 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Haug, BLM Northern California District manager, (530) 224–2160; or BLM Public Affairs Officer Joseph J. Fontana, (530) 252–5332. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 12member council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Northwest California. At this meeting agenda topics include discussion of alternative energy projects, management of the Sacramento River Bend area in Shasta County, offhighway vehicle management grants, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS00560 L58530000 EU0000 241A; N– 89137; 11–08807; MO# 4500019774; TAS: 14X5232] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sealed Bid Sale of Public Lands in Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer one parcel of public land totaling approximately 5 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sealed bid sale at not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV). The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). If not sold, the parcel described in this Notice may be identified for sale at a later date without further legal notice. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed sale of public land and the Competitive Sealed Bid Sale, June 1, 2011 Environmental Assessment (EA) until May 19, 2011. The FMV for the parcel will be available on April 1, 2011, which is 60 days prior to the sale date. Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered to the BLM Las Vegas Field SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices Office beginning May 2, 2011, and must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, May 25, 2011, in accordance with the competitive sealed bid procedures. The bid opening for the proposed competitive sealed bid sale, if approved, will be conducted by the BLM on June 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed below. ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office Manager, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, or by e-mail: jill_pickren@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Pickren at jill_pickren@blm.gov or telephone: (702) 515–5194. For general information on previous BLM public land sales, go to: http://www.blm.gov/ nv/st/en/snplma/Land_Auctions.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The parcel proposed for sale is located in the south central Las Vegas Valley at Executive Airport Drive and Via Inspirada in Henderson, Nevada. The proposed parcel of public land is described as: Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Mount Diablo Meridian T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 10, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 5 acres, more or less, in Clark County. The map delineating the proposed sale parcel is available for public review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed above. The proposed SNPLMA sale parcel was analyzed in the Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), approved by Record of Decision on December 23, 2004. The sale parcel, N–89137, was analyzed in EA number DOI–BLM–NV– S010–2011–0194–EA, which tiers to the EIS. On publication of this notice, the EA is available at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed above for public review and comment. This proposed public sale is in conformance with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (RMP), approved by Record of Decision on October 5, 1998. The BLM has determined that the proposed action conforms to the RMP decision LD–1 under the authority of FLPMA. The land is being offered using competitive sealed bid sale procedures pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3–1. The parcel is subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, and prior to patent issuance, a holder of any right-of-way within the parcel may be given the opportunity to amend the right-of-way for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable, or an easement. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Sealed bids must be presented for the sale parcel. Sealed bid envelopes must be marked on the lower front left corner with the BLM Serial Number for the parcel (N–89137) and the proposed sale date of June 1, 2011. Bids must be for not less than the Federally approved FMV. Each sealed bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, or U.S. postal money order, and made payable in U.S. dollars to ‘‘Department of the Interior—Bureau of Land Management’’ for not less than 20 percent of the amount bid. Personal or company checks will not be accepted. The sealed bid envelope shall also include a completed and signed Certificate of Eligibility. Certificate of Eligibility forms are available at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed above and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/ snplma/Land_Auctions.html. Following the end of the sale, all bid deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders, if present, or will be returned by certified mail via postal service. If a bidder purchases the parcel and defaults on the parcel, the BLM may retain the bid deposit and cancel the sale. If the high bidder is unable to consummate the transaction for any other reasons, the second highest bid may be considered for award. The BLM will send the successful bidder(s) a high-bidder letter with detailed information for full payment. Federal law requires that bidders must be (1) United States citizens 18 years of age or older; (2) a corporation subject to the laws of any State or of the United States; (3) an entity including, but not limited to associations or partnerships capable of acquiring and owning real property, or interests therein, under the laws of the State of Nevada; or (4) a State, State instrumentality, or political subdivision authorized to hold real property. United States citizenship is evidenced by presenting a birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers. Failure to submit the above requested documents to BLM within 30 days from receipt of the high-bidder letter shall result in cancellation of the sale and forfeiture of the bid deposit. Within 30 days of the sale, the BLM will, in writing, either accept or reject all bids received. No contractual, or other rights against the United States, may accrue until the BLM officially accepts the offer to purchase and the full bid price is paid. Terms and Conditions: Certain minerals for the parcel will be reserved in accordance with the BLM’s approved Mineral Potential Report, dated January PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18579 22, 1999. Information pertaining to the reservation of minerals specific to the parcel is located in the case file and is available for public review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed above. The patent, when issued for sale parcel N–89137, will contain a mineral reservation to the United States for oil and gas and all saleable mineral deposits. An offer to purchase the parcel will constitute an application for mineral conveyance of the ‘‘no known value’’ mineral interests. In conjunction with the final payment, the applicant will be required to pay a $50 nonrefundable filing fee for processing the conveyance of the ‘‘no known value’’ mineral interests, which will be sold simultaneously with the surface interests. The following numbered terms and conditions will appear on the conveyance document for this parcel: 1. Oil, gas, and all saleable mineral deposits on the lands in Clark County, if any, are reserved to the United States, in accordance with the Mineral Potential Report. Permittees, licensees, and lessees of the United States retain the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such leasable and saleable minerals owned by the United States under applicable law and any regulations that the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, together with all necessary access and exit rights; 2. A right-of-way is reserved for ditches and canals constructed by authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); 3. The parcel is subject to valid existing rights; 4. The parcel is subject to reservations for road, public utilities and flood control purposes, both existing and proposed, in accordance with the local governing entities’ transportation plans; 5. By accepting this patent, the patentee 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 or nature arising from the past, present, and future acts or omissions of the patentee, its employees, agents, contractors, 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, its employees, agents, contractors, or lessees, or third party arising out of or in connection with the use and/or occupancy of the patented real property resulting in: (a) Violations of Federal, E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 18580 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices State, and local laws and regulations applicable to the real property; (b) Judgments, claims or demands of any kind assessed against the United States; (c) Costs, expenses, damages of any kind incurred by the United States; (d) Other releases or threatened releases on, into or under land, property and other interests of the United States by solid or hazardous waste(s) and/or hazardous substances(s), as defined by Federal or State environmental laws; (e) Other activities by which solid or hazardous substances or wastes, as defined by Federal and State environmental laws were generated, released, stored, used or otherwise disposed of on the patented real property, and any cleanup response, remedial action, or other actions related in any manner to said solid or hazardous substances or wastes; or (f) 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; and, 6. Pursuant to the requirements established by Section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9620(h) (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1988, 100 Stat. 1670, notice is hereby given that the described land has been examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any hazardous substances have been stored for 1 year or more, nor had any hazardous substances been disposed of or released on the subject property. No warranty of any kind, express or implied, is given by the United States as to the title, whether or to what extent the land may be developed, its physical condition, future uses, or any other circumstance or condition. The conveyance of any parcel will not be on a contingency basis. However, to the extent required by law, the parcel is subject to the requirements of Section 120(h) of the CERCLA. The parcel may be subject to land use applications received prior to publication of this Notice if processing the application would have no adverse effect on the marketability of title, or the FMV of the parcel. Encumbrances of record that may appear in the BLM public files for the parcel proposed for sale are available for review during business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, at the Las Vegas Field Office, except during Federal holidays. The BLM will notify valid existing right-of-way holders of their ability to convert their compliant rights-of-way to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 perpetual rights-of-way or easements. In accordance with Federal regulations at 43 CFR 2807.15, once notified, each valid holder may apply for the conversion of their current authorization. Unless other satisfactory arrangements are approved in advance by a BLM authorized officer, conveyance of title shall be through the use of escrow. Designation of the escrow agent shall be through mutual agreement between the BLM and the prospective patentee, and costs of escrow shall be borne by the prospective patentee. Requests for all escrow instructions must be received by the BLM Las Vegas Field Office prior to 30 days before the prospective patentee’s scheduled closing date. There are no exceptions. No contractual or other rights against the United States may accrue until the BLM officially accepts the offer to purchase, and the full bid price is submitted by the 180th day following the sale. All name changes and supporting documentation must be received at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office 30 days from the date on the high-bidder letter by 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time. Name changes will not be accepted after that date. To submit a name change, the apparent high bidder must submit the name change in writing on the Certificate of Eligibility form to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office. The remainder of the full bid price for the parcel must be paid prior to the expiration of the 180th day following the close of the sale. Payment must be submitted in the form of a certified check, postal money order, bank draft or cashier’s check made payable in U.S. dollars to the ‘‘Department of the Interior—Bureau of Land Management.’’ Personal or company checks will not be accepted. Arrangements for electronic fund transfer to BLM for payment of the balance due must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the payment date. Failure to pay the full bid price prior to the expiration of the 180th day will disqualify the apparent high bidder and cause the entire 20 percent bid deposit to be forfeited to the BLM. Forfeiture of the 20 percent bid deposit is in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3–1(d). No exceptions will be made. The BLM cannot accept the remainder of the bid price after the 180th day of the sale date. The BLM will not sign any documents related to 1031 Exchange transactions. The timing for completion of an exchange is the bidder’s responsibility in accordance with Internal Revenue PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Service regulations. The BLM is not a party to any 1031 Exchange. All sales are made in accordance with and subject to the governing provisions of law and applicable regulations. In accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3– 1(f), the BLM may accept or reject any or all offers to purchase, or withdraw any parcel of land or interest therein from sale, if, in the opinion of a BLM authorized officer, consummation of the sale would be inconsistent with any law, or for other reasons. The parcel, if not sold by competitive sealed bid sale, may be identified for sale at a later date without further legal notice. On publication of this notice and until completion of the sale, the BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting the parcel identified for sale. However, land use applications may be considered after the sale if the parcel is not sold. In order to determine the FMV, certain assumptions may have been made concerning 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 advises 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 Federal, State, and local government laws, regulations and policies that may 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 prospective uses of nearby properties. When conveyed out of Federal ownership, the lands will be subject to any applicable laws, regulations, and policies of the applicable local government for proposed future uses. It will be the responsibility of the purchaser to be aware through due diligence of those laws, regulations, and policies, and to seek any required local approvals for future uses. Buyers should also make themselves aware of any Federal or State law or regulation that may impact the future use of the property. 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. Information concerning the sale, appraisals, reservations, procedures and conditions, CERCLA and other environmental documents are available for review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed above. Only written comments will be considered properly filed. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices 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. Any adverse comments regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed by the BLM Nevada State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any valid adverse comments, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Beth Ransel, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands. Authority: 43 CFR 2711. [FR Doc. 2011–7871 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Correction; Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Standard Criteria for Agricultural and Urban Water Management Plans AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of correction. On March 25, 2011, the Bureau of Reclamation published a notice in the Federal Register at 76 FR 16818 on the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Standard Criteria for Agricultural and Urban Water Management Plans. In the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, the Web site in which to view copies of the finalized Criteria was incorrect. It should read: http://www.usbr.gov/ mp.watershare/news/ 2011_standard_criteria.pdf. SUMMARY: Ms. Melissa Crandell, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 410, Sacramento, California 95825, 916– 978–5208, or e-mail at mcrandell@usbr.gov. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard J. Woodley, Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2011–7870 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–M VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 18581 30-day notice of new information collection: Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals, 2010. —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 76, Number 20, pages 5401– 5402, on January 31, 2011, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment until May 4, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer. The best way to ensure your comments are received is to e-mail them to oira_submission@omb.eop.goiv or fax them to (202) 395–7285. All comments should reference the 8 digit OMB number for the collection or the title of the collection. If you have questions concerning the collection, please call Thomas H. Cohen at (202) 514–8344 or the DOJ Desk Officer at (202) 395–3176. Written comments and suggestions from the pubic and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; Overview of This Information (1) Type of information collection: New data collection, Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals (SSCCA), 2010. (2) The title of the form/collection: Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals or SSCCA, 2010 (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form labels are SSCCA—IAC and SSCCA—COLR, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required to Respond, as well as a Brief Abstract: State intermediate appellate courts and state courts of last resort. Abstract: The 2010 SSCCA will focus on criminal cases disposed in a national sample of state intermediate appellate courts and courts of last resort and will aim to obtain information on certain key case characteristics of these appeals. Some of the information collected will include the types of criminal cases appealed to state intermediate appellate courts and courts of last resort, the legal issues raised on appeal, the impact of the appellate process on trial court outcomes, the extent that appellate claims are decided on the merits, and case processing time for criminal appeals. The 2010 SSCCA will also attempt to examine all death penalty cases decided on appeal in 2010 as well as cases that were adjudicated in both intermediate appellate courts and courts of last resort. All data collected will be accurate as of December 2010. (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: The Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals (SSCCA) will collect data on a national sample of approximately 5,000 criminal appeals concluded in all of the nation’s 143 intermediate appellate courts and courts of last resort in 2010. The burden hour computation involves both sample list generation and case level data collection. Each of the nation’s 143 intermediate appellate courts and courts of last resort will be asked to generate a sample of all their direct criminal DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–New] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVS00560 L58530000 EU0000 241A; N-89137; 11-08807; MO 
4500019774; TAS: 14X5232]


Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sealed Bid Sale of Public 
Lands in Clark County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 
1998 (SNPLMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes 
to offer one parcel of public land totaling approximately 5 acres in 
the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sealed bid sale at not less than 
the appraised fair market value (FMV). The sale will be subject to the 
applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). If not sold, the parcel 
described in this Notice may be identified for sale at a later date 
without further legal notice.

DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the 
proposed sale of public land and the Competitive Sealed Bid Sale, June 
1, 2011 Environmental Assessment (EA) until May 19, 2011. The FMV for 
the parcel will be available on April 1, 2011, which is 60 days prior 
to the sale date.
    Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered to the BLM Las Vegas Field

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Office beginning May 2, 2011, and must be received no later than 4:30 
p.m. Pacific Time, May 25, 2011, in accordance with the competitive 
sealed bid procedures. The bid opening for the proposed competitive 
sealed bid sale, if approved, will be conducted by the BLM on June 1, 
2011 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the 
address listed below.

ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office 
Manager, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, or by e-
mail: jill_pickren@blm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Pickren at jill_pickren@blm.gov 
or telephone: (702) 515-5194. For general information on previous BLM 
public land sales, go to: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/snplma/Land_Auctions.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The parcel proposed for sale is located in 
the south central Las Vegas Valley at Executive Airport Drive and Via 
Inspirada in Henderson, Nevada. The proposed parcel of public land is 
described as:

Mount Diablo Meridian

T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.


    The area described contains 5 acres, more or less, in Clark County.
    The map delineating the proposed sale parcel is available for 
public review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed 
above.
    The proposed SNPLMA sale parcel was analyzed in the Las Vegas 
Valley Disposal Boundary Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), approved 
by Record of Decision on December 23, 2004. The sale parcel, N-89137, 
was analyzed in EA number DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2011-0194-EA, which tiers to 
the EIS. On publication of this notice, the EA is available at the BLM 
Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed above for public review 
and comment.
    This proposed public sale is in conformance with the BLM Las Vegas 
Resource Management Plan (RMP), approved by Record of Decision on 
October 5, 1998. The BLM has determined that the proposed action 
conforms to the RMP decision LD-1 under the authority of FLPMA.
    The land is being offered using competitive sealed bid sale 
procedures pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3-1.
    The parcel is subject to limitations prescribed by law and 
regulation, and prior to patent issuance, a holder of any right-of-way 
within the parcel may be given the opportunity to amend the right-of-
way for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable, 
or an easement.
    Sealed bids must be presented for the sale parcel. Sealed bid 
envelopes must be marked on the lower front left corner with the BLM 
Serial Number for the parcel (N-89137) and the proposed sale date of 
June 1, 2011. Bids must be for not less than the Federally approved 
FMV.
    Each sealed bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's check, 
certified check, or U.S. postal money order, and made payable in U.S. 
dollars to ``Department of the Interior--Bureau of Land Management'' 
for not less than 20 percent of the amount bid. Personal or company 
checks will not be accepted. The sealed bid envelope shall also include 
a completed and signed Certificate of Eligibility. Certificate of 
Eligibility forms are available at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at 
the address listed above and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/snplma/Land_Auctions.html.
    Following the end of the sale, all bid deposits will be returned to 
the unsuccessful bidders, if present, or will be returned by certified 
mail via postal service. If a bidder purchases the parcel and defaults 
on the parcel, the BLM may retain the bid deposit and cancel the sale. 
If the high bidder is unable to consummate the transaction for any 
other reasons, the second highest bid may be considered for award. The 
BLM will send the successful bidder(s) a high-bidder letter with 
detailed information for full payment.
    Federal law requires that bidders must be (1) United States 
citizens 18 years of age or older; (2) a corporation subject to the 
laws of any State or of the United States; (3) an entity including, but 
not limited to associations or partnerships capable of acquiring and 
owning real property, or interests therein, under the laws of the State 
of Nevada; or (4) a State, State instrumentality, or political 
subdivision authorized to hold real property. United States citizenship 
is evidenced by presenting a birth certificate, passport, or 
naturalization papers. Failure to submit the above requested documents 
to BLM within 30 days from receipt of the high-bidder letter shall 
result in cancellation of the sale and forfeiture of the bid deposit.
    Within 30 days of the sale, the BLM will, in writing, either accept 
or reject all bids received. No contractual, or other rights against 
the United States, may accrue until the BLM officially accepts the 
offer to purchase and the full bid price is paid.
    Terms and Conditions: Certain minerals for the parcel will be 
reserved in accordance with the BLM's approved Mineral Potential 
Report, dated January 22, 1999. Information pertaining to the 
reservation of minerals specific to the parcel is located in the case 
file and is available for public review at the BLM Las Vegas Field 
Office at the address listed above.
    The patent, when issued for sale parcel N-89137, will contain a 
mineral reservation to the United States for oil and gas and all 
saleable mineral deposits. An offer to purchase the parcel will 
constitute an application for mineral conveyance of the ``no known 
value'' mineral interests. In conjunction with the final payment, the 
applicant will be required to pay a $50 non-refundable filing fee for 
processing the conveyance of the ``no known value'' mineral interests, 
which will be sold simultaneously with the surface interests.
    The following numbered terms and conditions will appear on the 
conveyance document for this parcel:
    1. Oil, gas, and all saleable mineral deposits on the lands in 
Clark County, if any, are reserved to the United States, in accordance 
with the Mineral Potential Report. Permittees, licensees, and lessees 
of the United States retain the right to prospect for, mine, and remove 
such leasable and saleable minerals owned by the United States under 
applicable law and any regulations that the Secretary of the Interior 
may prescribe, together with all necessary access and exit rights;
    2. A right-of-way is reserved for ditches and canals constructed by 
authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 
U.S.C. 945);
    3. The parcel is subject to valid existing rights;
    4. The parcel is subject to reservations for road, public utilities 
and flood control purposes, both existing and proposed, in accordance 
with the local governing entities' transportation plans;
    5. By accepting this patent, the patentee 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 or nature arising from the past, present, and future acts 
or omissions of the patentee, its employees, agents, contractors, 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, its employees, agents, 
contractors, or lessees, or third party arising out of or in connection 
with the use and/or occupancy of the patented real property resulting 
in: (a) Violations of Federal,

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State, and local laws and regulations applicable to the real property; 
(b) Judgments, claims or demands of any kind assessed against the 
United States; (c) Costs, expenses, damages of any kind incurred by the 
United States; (d) Other releases or threatened releases on, into or 
under land, property and other interests of the United States by solid 
or hazardous waste(s) and/or hazardous substances(s), as defined by 
Federal or State environmental laws; (e) Other activities by which 
solid or hazardous substances or wastes, as defined by Federal and 
State environmental laws were generated, released, stored, used or 
otherwise disposed of on the patented real property, and any cleanup 
response, remedial action, or other actions related in any manner to 
said solid or hazardous substances or wastes; or (f) 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; 
and,
    6. Pursuant to the requirements established by Section 120(h) of 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 9620(h) (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments 
and Reauthorization Act of 1988, 100 Stat. 1670, notice is hereby given 
that the described land has been examined and no evidence was found to 
indicate that any hazardous substances have been stored for 1 year or 
more, nor had any hazardous substances been disposed of or released on 
the subject property.
    No warranty of any kind, express or implied, is given by the United 
States as to the title, whether or to what extent the land may be 
developed, its physical condition, future uses, or any other 
circumstance or condition. The conveyance of any parcel will not be on 
a contingency basis. However, to the extent required by law, the parcel 
is subject to the requirements of Section 120(h) of the CERCLA.
    The parcel may be subject to land use applications received prior 
to publication of this Notice if processing the application would have 
no adverse effect on the marketability of title, or the FMV of the 
parcel. Encumbrances of record that may appear in the BLM public files 
for the parcel proposed for sale are available for review during 
business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through 
Friday, at the Las Vegas Field Office, except during Federal holidays.
    The BLM will notify valid existing right-of-way holders of their 
ability to convert their compliant rights-of-way to perpetual rights-
of-way or easements. In accordance with Federal regulations at 43 CFR 
2807.15, once notified, each valid holder may apply for the conversion 
of their current authorization.
    Unless other satisfactory arrangements are approved in advance by a 
BLM authorized officer, conveyance of title shall be through the use of 
escrow. Designation of the escrow agent shall be through mutual 
agreement between the BLM and the prospective patentee, and costs of 
escrow shall be borne by the prospective patentee.
    Requests for all escrow instructions must be received by the BLM 
Las Vegas Field Office prior to 30 days before the prospective 
patentee's scheduled closing date. There are no exceptions.
    No contractual or other rights against the United States may accrue 
until the BLM officially accepts the offer to purchase, and the full 
bid price is submitted by the 180th day following the sale.
    All name changes and supporting documentation must be received at 
the BLM Las Vegas Field Office 30 days from the date on the high-bidder 
letter by 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time. Name changes will not be accepted 
after that date. To submit a name change, the apparent high bidder must 
submit the name change in writing on the Certificate of Eligibility 
form to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office.
    The remainder of the full bid price for the parcel must be paid 
prior to the expiration of the 180th day following the close of the 
sale. Payment must be submitted in the form of a certified check, 
postal money order, bank draft or cashier's check made payable in U.S. 
dollars to the ``Department of the Interior--Bureau of Land 
Management.'' Personal or company checks will not be accepted.
    Arrangements for electronic fund transfer to BLM for payment of the 
balance due must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the payment 
date. Failure to pay the full bid price prior to the expiration of the 
180th day will disqualify the apparent high bidder and cause the entire 
20 percent bid deposit to be forfeited to the BLM. Forfeiture of the 20 
percent bid deposit is in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3-1(d). No 
exceptions will be made. The BLM cannot accept the remainder of the bid 
price after the 180th day of the sale date.
    The BLM will not sign any documents related to 1031 Exchange 
transactions. The timing for completion of an exchange is the bidder's 
responsibility in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. 
The BLM is not a party to any 1031 Exchange.
    All sales are made in accordance with and subject to the governing 
provisions of law and applicable regulations.
    In accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3-1(f), the BLM may accept or reject 
any or all offers to purchase, or withdraw any parcel of land or 
interest therein from sale, if, in the opinion of a BLM authorized 
officer, consummation of the sale would be inconsistent with any law, 
or for other reasons.
    The parcel, if not sold by competitive sealed bid sale, may be 
identified for sale at a later date without further legal notice.
    On publication of this notice and until completion of the sale, the 
BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting the parcel 
identified for sale. However, land use applications may be considered 
after the sale if the parcel is not sold.
    In order to determine the FMV, certain assumptions may have been 
made concerning 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 advises 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 Federal, State, and local government laws, regulations and 
policies that may 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 prospective uses of nearby 
properties. When conveyed out of Federal ownership, the lands will be 
subject to any applicable laws, regulations, and policies of the 
applicable local government for proposed future uses. It will be the 
responsibility of the purchaser to be aware through due diligence of 
those laws, regulations, and policies, and to seek any required local 
approvals for future uses. Buyers should also make themselves aware of 
any Federal or State law or regulation that may impact the future use 
of the property. 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.
    Information concerning the sale, appraisals, reservations, 
procedures and conditions, CERCLA and other environmental documents are 
available for review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the address 
listed above.
    Only written comments will be considered properly filed.

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    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.
    Any adverse comments regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed 
by the BLM Nevada State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify 
this realty action. In the absence of any valid adverse comments, this 
realty action will become the final determination of the Department of 
the Interior.

Beth Ransel,
Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands.


    Authority: 43 CFR 2711.

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