Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Washington County, UT, 49098-49100 [2014-19609]

Download as PDF 49098 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [14X L1109AF LLUTG02100 L14300000 EU0000; UTU–89282] Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Carbon County, UT AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a noncompetitive (direct) sale of 280 acres of public land in Carbon County, Utah, to Hunt Consolidated, Inc., under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, at not less than the fair market value of $196,000. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM on or before October 3, 2014. The land will not be offered for sale until at least 60 days after publication of this notice. SUMMARY: You may submit comments concerning this notice to the BLM Price Field Office, Attn: Patricia A. Clabaugh, 125 South 600 West, Price, UT 84501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Leschin, Realty Specialist, 435– 636–3610, at the above address or email to cleschin@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. ADDRESSES: The following described public lands in Carbon County, Utah, are proposed for direct sale, subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of FLPMA and 43 CFR parts 2711 and 2720: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Salt Lake Meridian, Utah T. 14 S., R. 15 E., Sec. 8, SE1/4SE1/4; Sec. 28, E1/2NE1/4; Sec. 33, SE1/4SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4 and SW1/4SE1/4. The areas described aggregate 280 acres. These parcels are small isolated tracts that are difficult to manage as they are surrounded entirely by land owned by Hunt Consolidated, Inc. The proposed sale is in conformance with the BLM Price Field Office Resource Management Plan, approved in October 2008, which has designated the parcels for disposal. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 The BLM will offer the lands to Hunt Consolidated, Inc., on a non-competitive basis pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3–3(a)(4) because the ownership pattern adjoining the parcels indicates that a direct sale would be appropriate. The lands are not suitable for management by other Federal agencies. A mineral report concluded that the parcels have known mineral values; therefore, the mineral estate will be reserved to the United States pursuant to 43 CFR 2720.0–6. Conveyance of the identified public land would be subject to valid existing rights of record and the following terms, conditions, and reservations: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches and canals constructed by authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). 2. A reservation of all minerals to the United States, and the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the minerals under applicable law and any regulations that the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, including all necessary access and exit rights. On February 5, 2013, the lands were segregated from the public land laws, including the mining laws, except for the sale provisions of FLPMA (78 FR 8188). Detailed information concerning the proposed land sale including the appraisal report, environmental assessment, and mineral report are available for review at the BLM Price Field Office. Public comments regarding the proposed sale may be submitted in writing to the Field Manager (see the ADDRESSES Section) on or before October 3, 2014. Email will also be accepted and should be sent to: BLM_ UT_PR_Comments@blm.gov with ‘‘Public Land Sale’’ inserted in the subject line. Any 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 not less than 60 days after August 19, 2014. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 43 CFR parts 2710, 2711 and 2720. Jenna Whitlock, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–19610 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [XXXL8069TF LLUTC03000.L71220000. EU0000.LVTFJ0995850; UTU–87604 et al.] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Washington County, UT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer six parcels of public land totaling 191 acres in Washington County, Utah, by competitive, sealed bid followed by a live oral auction, at not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV). The sale parcels will be offered pursuant to Section 203 and Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the applicable BLM land-sale regulations. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed sale until October 3, 2014. Only written comments will be accepted. Comments may be mailed, hand delivered, or faxed to 435–688– 3252. Emails will not be accepted. The public sale will not be held prior to October 20, 2014. The period to submit sealed bids and the sale date will be published in local and online media at least 30 days prior to the sale. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed sale to the BLM, St. George Field Office, Field Manager, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Burke by email: tsburke@ blm.gov, or by telephone: 435–688– 3326. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM proposes to offer the following described parcels of public land in the St. George area for competitive sale: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices Salt Lake Meridian, Utah Parcel 1, Green Valley, UTU–87603 T. 42 S., R. 16 W., Sec. 35, lot 2, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 12.47 acres. Parcel 2, Coral Canyon, UTU–87605 T. 42 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 13, lots 2, 5, 8. The area described contains 8.74 acres. Parcel 3, Washington Dome, UTU–87600 T. 42 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 25, lots 1, 4, 6, 7, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 145.01 acres. Parcel 4, Sand Hollow East, UTU–87604 T. 42 S., R. 13 W., Sec. 18, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 5 acres. Parcel 5, Mesa Palms, UTU–87602 T. 43 S., R. 16 W., Sec. 1, lot 16. The area described contains 10 acres. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Parcel 6, Santa Clara, UTU–89024 T. 42 S., R. 16 W., Sec. 15, a portion of the NW1⁄4NW1⁄4 as described in the quit claim deed to the United States recorded in Washington County on February 21, 2008, as document No. 2008007148; 8.008 acres; and, a portion of lot 3 as described in the quit claim deed to the United States recorded in Washington County on February 21, 2008, as document No. 2008007147; 1.848 acres. The area described contains 9.856 acres more or less. The parcels described above aggregate approximately 191 acres. Information specific to each sale parcel including parcel number, legal description, encumbrances of record, acreage, and appraised FMV are provided on a sales matrix available on BLM’s Web site at http://blm.gov/hdld. The Santa Clara Parcel involves lands that have revested with the United States pursuant to provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act under 43 U.S.C. 869–1(a). Publication of this notice serves to open the lands to operation of the public land and mineral laws. If sold, the Santa Clara Parcel will be conveyed by a quit claim deed rather than a Federal patent. The conveyance documents for the parcels identified above will contain the following, terms, conditions, and reservations: 1. A right-of-way reservation for ditches or canals constructed by authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). 2. The conveyance will be subject to all valid existing rights of records. 3. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the patentee’s use, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 occupancy, or occupations on the patented land. All parcels identified for sale have no known mineral values and the proposed sale would include the conveyance of both the surface and minerals interests of the United States. A bid to purchase the land will constitute an application for conveyance of the mineral interest. 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 mineral interest. 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 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The parcels are subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, and certain encumbrances in favor of third parties. In accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 43 CFR 2886.15, all valid existing right-of-way holders of record are in receipt of notification of their ability to convert their compliant rightof-way to a perpetual right-of-way or easement. This proposed competitive land sale is in conformance with the BLM, St. George Resource Management Plan (RMP) approved in March 1999. Parcels 1–5 are identified as suitable for disposal in the RMP, and Parcel 6, includes lands reconveyed to the United States, is identified for disposal in the Record of Plan Maintenance, dated December 20, 2007. The proposed sale has been analyzed in a site specific Environmental Assessment (DOI–BLM– UT–C030–2011–0005–EA), and the sale will be in compliance with Sections 203 and 209 of FLPMA. The six parcels at issue were segregated for a 2-year period from appropriation under the public land and mining laws on August 7, 2012, (77 FR 47090). An extension of this segregation period was determined to be necessary by the State Director in writing on July 1, 2014, in order to provide sufficient time to complete the proposed sale. Publication of this notice serves to extend the segregation for an additional 2 years, ending on August 6, 2016, in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1–3(d). This one-time 2-year extension of the existing segregation does not affect valid existing rights authorized or acquired prior to the original segregation. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49099 Sale Procedures: Upon announcement of the sale date, sealed bids must be submitted for the sale parcels described above prior to or on the day of the sale. Sealed-bid envelopes must be clearly marked on the front lower left corner with ‘‘Competitive Sealed-Bid Land Sale’’ and the parcel number. A separate bid must be submitted for each parcel, and each sealed bid must include a certified check, postal money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable in United States dollars to the ‘‘Department of Interior-Bureau of Land Management’’ in an amount not less than 20 percent of the total amount bid. The BLM will not accept personal or company checks. The sealed-bid envelope must also contain a signed ‘‘Certificate of Eligibility’’ form stating the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the entity or person submitting the bid. Certificate of Eligibility forms are available at the BLM, St. George Field Office at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section and on the BLM Web site at http:// blm.gov/hdld. All sealed bids will be opened on the day of the sale, to be followed by oral bidding. The highest sealed bid for each parcel will establish the minimum starting bid amount for each parcel. Bids for less than the federally approved FMV will not be accepted. The high bidders will be declared on the day of the sale, and each will receive a high bidder letter within 30 days following the sale that will provide detailed information for making full payment. The successful bidders will be allowed 180 days from the date of the sale to submit the remainder of the full purchase price. All funds submitted with unsuccessful bids will be returned to the bidders or their authorized representative upon presentation of acceptable photo identification at the BLM, George Field Office on the day of the sale or by certified mail if not present at the sale. If a successful high bidder purchases a parcel and defaults, the BLM will retain the bid deposit and cancel the sale of that parcel. If a high bidder is unable to consummate the transaction for any other reasons, the second highest bid may be considered. If there are no acceptable bids, the parcels may remain available for sale at a future date in accordance sale procedures and subject to an updated appraisal. 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 E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49100 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices owning real property, or interests therein, under the laws of the State of Utah; or (4) A State, State instrumentality, or political subdivision authorized to hold real property. Failure to submit the above documentation to the BLM within 30 days from receipt of the high-bidder letter would result in cancellation of the sale of the parcel and forfeiture of the bid deposit. High bidders will be required to submit the remainder of the full bid price for the parcel no later than 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time, within 180 days following the day of the sale. Failure to pay the full bid price prior to the expiration of the 180th day will disqualify the high bidder and cause the entire 20 percent bid deposit to be forfeited to the BLM, 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 cannot be a party to and will not sign any documents related to 1031 Exchange transactions. The timing for completion of such an exchange is the responsibility of the bidder. In accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3– 1(f), within 30 days from the sale date, the BLM will 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 as may be provided by applicable law or regulations. 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. 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. 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. Information concerning the sale, encumbrances of record, appraisals, reservations procedures and conditions, CERCLA, and other environmental documents that may appear in the BLM public files for the proposed sale parcels are available for review during business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, at the BLM, St. George Field Office, except during Federal holidays. In order to determine FMV through appraisal, certain extraordinary assumptions and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 hypothetical conditions may have been made concerning the attributes and limitations of the lands and potential effects of local regulation 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 the responsibility of the buyer to be aware of existing or prospective uses of nearby properties. When conveyed out of Federal ownership, the lands would be subject to any applicable laws, regulations, and policies of the applicable local government for proposed future uses. It is the responsibility of the buyer 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 affect the future use of the property. Any land lacking access from a public road or highway would be conveyed as such, and future access acquisition would be the responsibility of the buyer. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that your entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. 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 the absence of any adverse comments, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Authority: 43 CFR part 2711 and 43 CFR part 2720. Jenna Whitlock, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–19609 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES003420.L14300000.FR0000;MIES– 057953] Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance, Alpena County, MI Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification and conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43.08 acres of land on Thunder Bay Island in Alpena Township, Michigan. Alpena Township proposes to acquire the lighthouse and surrounding land on Thunder Bay Island to use as a historic site. DATES: Comments must be received by the Northeastern States Field Office at the address listed below by October 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Field Manager, BLM, Northeastern States Field Office, 626 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202–4617. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Grundman, Realty Specialist, at the above address or at 414–297–4447. 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 above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public land on Thunder Bay Island in Alpena County, Michigan, reserved under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Homeland Security, has been examined and found suitable for conveyance under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315f, and the provision of the R&PP Act as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.: SUMMARY: Michigan Meridian, T. 30 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 3. The area described contains 43.08 acres in Alpena County, Michigan. Alpena Township has applied to acquire the public land and lighthouse structures on Thunder Bay Island under the R&PP Act. The Township proposes to protect and manage the lighthouse E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49098-49100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19609]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[XXXL8069TF LLUTC03000.L71220000.EU0000.LVTFJ0995850; UTU-87604 et al.]


Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in 
Washington County, UT

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 six 
parcels of public land totaling 191 acres in Washington County, Utah, 
by competitive, sealed bid followed by a live oral auction, at not less 
than the appraised fair market value (FMV). The sale parcels will be 
offered pursuant to Section 203 and Section 209 of the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the applicable BLM land-
sale regulations.

DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the 
proposed sale until October 3, 2014. Only written comments will be 
accepted. Comments may be mailed, hand delivered, or faxed to 435-688-
3252. Emails will not be accepted. The public sale will not be held 
prior to October 20, 2014. The period to submit sealed bids and the 
sale date will be published in local and online media at least 30 days 
prior to the sale.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed sale to the BLM, St. 
George Field Office, Field Manager, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, 
UT 84790.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Burke by email: 
tsburke@blm.gov, or by telephone: 435-688-3326. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message 
or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business 
hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM proposes to offer the following 
described parcels of public land in the St. George area for competitive 
sale:

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Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

Parcel 1, Green Valley, UTU-87603

T. 42 S., R. 16 W.,
    Sec. 35, lot 2, E\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 12.47 acres.

Parcel 2, Coral Canyon, UTU-87605

T. 42 S., R. 15 W.,
    Sec. 13, lots 2, 5, 8.

    The area described contains 8.74 acres.

Parcel 3, Washington Dome, UTU-87600

T. 42 S., R. 15 W.,
    Sec. 25, lots 1, 4, 6, 7, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, 
N\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 145.01 acres.

Parcel 4, Sand Hollow East, UTU-87604

T. 42 S., R. 13 W.,
    Sec. 18, S\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 5 acres.

Parcel 5, Mesa Palms, UTU-87602

T. 43 S., R. 16 W.,
    Sec. 1, lot 16.

    The area described contains 10 acres.

Parcel 6, Santa Clara, UTU-89024

T. 42 S., R. 16 W.,
    Sec. 15, a portion of the NW\1/4\NW\1/4\ as described in the 
quit claim deed to the United States recorded in Washington County 
on February 21, 2008, as document No. 2008007148; 8.008 acres; and, 
a portion of lot 3 as described in the quit claim deed to the United 
States recorded in Washington County on February 21, 2008, as 
document No. 2008007147; 1.848 acres.

    The area described contains 9.856 acres more or less.

    The parcels described above aggregate approximately 191 acres. 
Information specific to each sale parcel including parcel number, legal 
description, encumbrances of record, acreage, and appraised FMV are 
provided on a sales matrix available on BLM's Web site at http://blm.gov/hdld. The Santa Clara Parcel involves lands that have revested 
with the United States pursuant to provisions of the Recreation and 
Public Purposes Act under 43 U.S.C. 869-1(a). Publication of this 
notice serves to open the lands to operation of the public land and 
mineral laws. If sold, the Santa Clara Parcel will be conveyed by a 
quit claim deed rather than a Federal patent.
    The conveyance documents for the parcels identified above will 
contain the following, terms, conditions, and reservations:
    1. A right-of-way reservation for ditches or canals constructed by 
authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 
U.S.C. 945).
    2. The conveyance will be subject to all valid existing rights of 
records.
    3. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United 
States from claims arising out of the patentee's use, occupancy, or 
occupations on the patented land.
    All parcels identified for sale have no known mineral values and 
the proposed sale would include the conveyance of both the surface and 
minerals interests of the United States. A bid to purchase the land 
will constitute an application for conveyance of the mineral interest. 
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 mineral interest. 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 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act 
(CERCLA).
    The parcels are subject to limitations prescribed by law and 
regulation, and certain encumbrances in favor of third parties. In 
accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 43 CFR 2886.15, all valid existing 
right-of-way holders of record are in receipt of notification of their 
ability to convert their compliant right-of-way to a perpetual right-
of-way or easement.
    This proposed competitive land sale is in conformance with the BLM, 
St. George Resource Management Plan (RMP) approved in March 1999. 
Parcels 1-5 are identified as suitable for disposal in the RMP, and 
Parcel 6, includes lands reconveyed to the United States, is identified 
for disposal in the Record of Plan Maintenance, dated December 20, 
2007. The proposed sale has been analyzed in a site specific 
Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-UT-C030-2011-0005-EA), and the sale 
will be in compliance with Sections 203 and 209 of FLPMA. The six 
parcels at issue were segregated for a 2-year period from appropriation 
under the public land and mining laws on August 7, 2012, (77 FR 47090). 
An extension of this segregation period was determined to be necessary 
by the State Director in writing on July 1, 2014, in order to provide 
sufficient time to complete the proposed sale. Publication of this 
notice serves to extend the segregation for an additional 2 years, 
ending on August 6, 2016, in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1-3(d). This 
one-time 2-year extension of the existing segregation does not affect 
valid existing rights authorized or acquired prior to the original 
segregation.
    Sale Procedures: Upon announcement of the sale date, sealed bids 
must be submitted for the sale parcels described above prior to or on 
the day of the sale. Sealed-bid envelopes must be clearly marked on the 
front lower left corner with ``Competitive Sealed-Bid Land Sale'' and 
the parcel number. A separate bid must be submitted for each parcel, 
and each sealed bid must include a certified check, postal money order, 
bank draft, or cashier's check made payable in United States dollars to 
the ``Department of Interior-Bureau of Land Management'' in an amount 
not less than 20 percent of the total amount bid. The BLM will not 
accept personal or company checks. The sealed-bid envelope must also 
contain a signed ``Certificate of Eligibility'' form stating the name, 
mailing address, and telephone number of the entity or person 
submitting the bid. Certificate of Eligibility forms are available at 
the BLM, St. George Field Office at the address listed in the ADDRESSES 
section and on the BLM Web site at http://blm.gov/hdld. All sealed bids 
will be opened on the day of the sale, to be followed by oral bidding. 
The highest sealed bid for each parcel will establish the minimum 
starting bid amount for each parcel. Bids for less than the federally 
approved FMV will not be accepted. The high bidders will be declared on 
the day of the sale, and each will receive a high bidder letter within 
30 days following the sale that will provide detailed information for 
making full payment. The successful bidders will be allowed 180 days 
from the date of the sale to submit the remainder of the full purchase 
price.
    All funds submitted with unsuccessful bids will be returned to the 
bidders or their authorized representative upon presentation of 
acceptable photo identification at the BLM, George Field Office on the 
day of the sale or by certified mail if not present at the sale. If a 
successful high bidder purchases a parcel and defaults, the BLM will 
retain the bid deposit and cancel the sale of that parcel. If a high 
bidder is unable to consummate the transaction for any other reasons, 
the second highest bid may be considered. If there are no acceptable 
bids, the parcels may remain available for sale at a future date in 
accordance sale procedures and subject to an updated appraisal.
    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

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owning real property, or interests therein, under the laws of the State 
of Utah; or (4) A State, State instrumentality, or political 
subdivision authorized to hold real property. Failure to submit the 
above documentation to the BLM within 30 days from receipt of the high-
bidder letter would result in cancellation of the sale of the parcel 
and forfeiture of the bid deposit.
    High bidders will be required to submit the remainder of the full 
bid price for the parcel no later than 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time, within 
180 days following the day of the sale. Failure to pay the full bid 
price prior to the expiration of the 180th day will disqualify the high 
bidder and cause the entire 20 percent bid deposit to be forfeited to 
the BLM, 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 cannot be a party to and will not sign any documents 
related to 1031 Exchange transactions. The timing for completion of 
such an exchange is the responsibility of the bidder.
    In accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3-1(f), within 30 days from the sale 
date, the BLM will 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 as may be provided by 
applicable law or regulations. 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.
    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. 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. Information 
concerning the sale, encumbrances of record, appraisals, reservations 
procedures and conditions, CERCLA, and other environmental documents 
that may appear in the BLM public files for the proposed sale parcels 
are available for review during business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, at the BLM, St. George Field 
Office, except during Federal holidays. In order to determine FMV 
through appraisal, certain extraordinary assumptions and hypothetical 
conditions may have been made concerning the attributes and limitations 
of the lands and potential effects of local regulation 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 the responsibility of the buyer to be 
aware of existing or prospective uses of nearby properties. When 
conveyed out of Federal ownership, the lands would be subject to any 
applicable laws, regulations, and policies of the applicable local 
government for proposed future uses. It is the responsibility of the 
buyer 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 affect the future use of the property. Any land 
lacking access from a public road or highway would be conveyed as such, 
and future access acquisition would be the responsibility of the buyer.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that 
your entire comment--including personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal 
identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the 
BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.
    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 the absence of any adverse comments, this realty 
action will become the final determination of the Department of the 
Interior.

    Authority:  43 CFR part 2711 and 43 CFR part 2720.

Jenna Whitlock,
Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-19609 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
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