Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying Aniak River and Lake in Alaska, 45604-45605 [2011-19215]

Download as PDF 45604 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2011 / Notices Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. III. Request for Comments On March 14, 2011 we published a Federal Register notice (76 FR 13658) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on May 13, 2011. We did not receive any comments in response to that notice. We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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, 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: July 22, 2011. Anne E. Kinsinger, Associate Director for Ecosystems. [FR Doc. 2011–19245 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [AA–9373; LLAK–965000–L14100000– HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance. AGENCY: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Calista Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are located south west of Sheldon Point, Alaska, and contain 20.55 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until August 29, 2011 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. 3. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or e-mail, will not be accepted as timely filed. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. DATES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960 or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@blm.gov. Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Branch of Land Transfer Adjudication II. [FR Doc. 2011–19213 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jul 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK927000 L54200000 FR0000 LVDIL0440000; AA–086372] Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying Aniak River and Lake in Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States in those lands underlying the Aniak River and Lake in southwestern Alaska. The State asserts that the Aniak River and Lake were navigable and unreserved at the time of statehood; therefore, title to the submerged lands passed to the State at the time of statehood (1959). This river system is partially within the exterior boundaries of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, created by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487 of December 2, 1980, and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. DATES: All comments to this action should be received on or before October 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments on the State of Alaska application or the BLM Draft Summary Report must be filed with the Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and Preparation (AK–9270), Division of Cadastral Survey, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Frost, Navigable Waters Specialist, 907– 271–5531; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513; e-mail jfrost@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual; or visit the BLM Recordable Disclaimer of Interest Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/ en/prog/rdi.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 10, 2006, the State filed an application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for the lands underlying the Aniak River and Lake (AA–086372). A Recordable Disclaimer of Interest, if issued, will confirm that the United States has no valid interest SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2011 / Notices in the subject lands. This notice is to notify the public of the pending application and the State’s grounds for supporting it. The State asserts that this river system is navigable; therefore, under the Equal Footing Doctrine, the Submerged Lands Act of 1953, the Alaska Statehood Act, the Alaska Right of Way Act of 1898, and other title navigability law, ownership of these lands underlying the river automatically passed from the United States to the State at the time of statehood in 1959. The State’s application, AA–086372, is for ‘‘all submerged lands lying within the bed of Aniak River, below the ordinary high water lines of the left and right banks beginning at its source in Section 20 of Township 3 North, Range 57 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, northerly to its confluence with the Kuskokwim River in Section 7 of Township 17 North, Range 56 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; and the submerged lands encompassed by the ordinary high water line of Aniak Lake within the following townships and ranges in the Seward Meridian, Township 5 North, Range 56 West; Township 4 North, Range 57 West.’’ The State did not identify any known adverse claimant or occupant of the affected lands. A final decision on the merits of the application will not be made before October 27, 2011. During the 90-day period, interested parties may comment on the State’s application, AA–086372, and supporting evidence. Interested parties may also comment during this time on the BLM’s Draft Summary Report. The State’s application and the BLM’s Draft Summary Report may be viewed on the BLM Recordable Disclaimer of Interest Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/ rdi.html, or in the BLM Public Room located at 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. Comments filed with the BLM Division of Cadastral Survey, including names and street addresses of commenters, will be available for public inspection at the BLM Alaska State Office (see ADDRESSES above), during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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 may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public view, we VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jul 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If no valid objection is received and all else is proper, a Disclaimer of Interest may be approved stating that the United States does not have a valid interest in these lands. Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a). Craig Frichtl, Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and Preparation. [FR Doc. 2011–19215 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK927000 L54200000 FR0000 LVDIL0440000; AA–086375] Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying Whitefish Lake and Its Outlet in Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States in those lands underlying Whitefish Lake and its outlet in southwestern Alaska. The State asserts that Whitefish Lake and its outlet were navigable and unreserved at the time of statehood; therefore, title to the submerged lands passed to the State at the time of statehood (1959). The lake and its outlet are partially within the exterior boundaries of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, created by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487 of December 2, 1980, and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. DATES: All comments to this action should be received on or before October 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments on the State of Alaska application or the BLM Draft Summary Report must be filed with the Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and Preparation (AK–9270), Division of Cadastral Survey, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Ralph Basner, Navigable Waters Specialist, 907–271–3329; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513; e-mail rbasner@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45605 Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual; or visit the BLM Recordable Disclaimer of Interest Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/ en/prog/rdi.html. On March 10, 2006, the State filed an application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for the lands underlying Whitefish Lake and its Outlet (AA–086375). A Recordable Disclaimer of Interest, if issued, will confirm that the United States has no valid interest in the subject lands. This notice is to notify the public of the pending application and the State’s grounds for supporting it. The State asserts that this river system is navigable; therefore, under the Equal Footing Doctrine, the Submerged Lands Act of 1953, the Alaska Statehood Act, the Alaska Right of Way Act of 1898, and other title navigability law, ownership of these lands underlying the river automatically passed from the United States to the State at the time of statehood in 1959. The State’s application, AA–086375, is for the submerged lands encompassed by the ordinary high water line of Whitefish Lake within the following townships and ranges in the Seward Meridian: Township 14 North, Range 60 West; Township 15 North, Ranges 59–60 West. The State also submitted application for the submerged lands within the bed of the Whitefish Lake Outlet between the ordinary high water lines of the left and right banks of the Outlet, beginning at its source, Whitefish Lake, in the SW1⁄4SW1⁄4 of Section 3 in Township 15 North, Range 60 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence west-northwest to its confluence with two other unnamed streams in the NE1⁄4SW1⁄4 of Section 1 in Township 15 North, Range 61 West, Seward Meridian Alaska. On February 11, 2010, the State amended Section I (Description of Waterways), clarifying its application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for the lands underlying Whitefish Lake and the entirety of its outlet, from Whitefish Lake to its confluence with the Kuskokwim River. In its amended application, the State claims to own the land underlying Whitefish Lake and its outlet (from where it flows out of Whitefish Lake to where it flows into the Kuskokwim River). The State did not identify any known adverse claimant or occupant of the affected lands. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLAK927000 L54200000 FR0000 LVDIL0440000; AA-086372]


Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for 
Lands Underlying Aniak River and Lake in Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application with the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest 
from the United States in those lands underlying the Aniak River and 
Lake in southwestern Alaska. The State asserts that the Aniak River and 
Lake were navigable and unreserved at the time of statehood; therefore, 
title to the submerged lands passed to the State at the time of 
statehood (1959). This river system is partially within the exterior 
boundaries of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, created by the 
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96-487 of 
December 2, 1980, and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.

DATES: All comments to this action should be received on or before 
October 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the State of Alaska application or the BLM Draft 
Summary Report must be filed with the Chief, Branch of Survey Planning 
and Preparation (AK-9270), Division of Cadastral Survey, BLM Alaska 
State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, 13, Anchorage, Alaska 
99513-7504.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Frost, Navigable Waters 
Specialist, 907-271-5531; 222 West 7th Avenue, 13, Anchorage, 
Alaska 99513; e-mail jfrost@blm.gov. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above 
individual; or visit the BLM Recordable Disclaimer of Interest Web site 
at http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/rdi.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 10, 2006, the State filed an 
application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest pursuant to Section 
315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the 
regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for the lands underlying 
the Aniak River and Lake (AA-086372). A Recordable Disclaimer of 
Interest, if issued, will confirm that the United States has no valid 
interest

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in the subject lands. This notice is to notify the public of the 
pending application and the State's grounds for supporting it. The 
State asserts that this river system is navigable; therefore, under the 
Equal Footing Doctrine, the Submerged Lands Act of 1953, the Alaska 
Statehood Act, the Alaska Right of Way Act of 1898, and other title 
navigability law, ownership of these lands underlying the river 
automatically passed from the United States to the State at the time of 
statehood in 1959.
    The State's application, AA-086372, is for ``all submerged lands 
lying within the bed of Aniak River, below the ordinary high water 
lines of the left and right banks beginning at its source in Section 20 
of Township 3 North, Range 57 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, northerly 
to its confluence with the Kuskokwim River in Section 7 of Township 17 
North, Range 56 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; and the submerged lands 
encompassed by the ordinary high water line of Aniak Lake within the 
following townships and ranges in the Seward Meridian, Township 5 
North, Range 56 West; Township 4 North, Range 57 West.'' The State did 
not identify any known adverse claimant or occupant of the affected 
lands.
    A final decision on the merits of the application will not be made 
before October 27, 2011. During the 90-day period, interested parties 
may comment on the State's application, AA-086372, and supporting 
evidence. Interested parties may also comment during this time on the 
BLM's Draft Summary Report. The State's application and the BLM's Draft 
Summary Report may be viewed on the BLM Recordable Disclaimer of 
Interest Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/rdi.html, or in 
the BLM Public Room located at 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 
99513.
    Comments filed with the BLM Division of Cadastral Survey, including 
names and street addresses of commenters, will be available for public 
inspection at the BLM Alaska State Office (see ADDRESSES above), during 
regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    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 may 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able 
to do so.
    If no valid objection is received and all else is proper, a 
Disclaimer of Interest may be approved stating that the United States 
does not have a valid interest in these lands.

    Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a).

Craig Frichtl,
Chief, Branch of Survey Planning and Preparation.
[FR Doc. 2011-19215 Filed 7-28-11; 8:45 am]
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