Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands (N-87866) in White Pine County, NV, 1948-1950 [2015-00348]

Download as PDF 1948 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices Village of Clarks Point Village of Crooked Creek Village of Dot Lake Village of Iliamna Village of Kalskag Village of Kaltag Village of Kotlik Village of Lower Kalskag Village of Ohogamiut Village of Old Harbor Village of Red Devil Village of Salamatoff Village of Sleetmute Village of Solomon Village of Stony River Village of Venetie (See Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government) Village of Wainwright Wrangell Cooperative Association Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Yupiit of Andreafski [FR Doc. 2015–00509 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCA930; CACA 032220] Notice of Application for Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7179 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7179 withdrew 45 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the seismic integrity of the University of California—Berkeley Seismic Observatory located in Siskiyou County, California. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7179 will expire on January 24, 2016, unless extended. This notice provides an opportunity to comment on the withdrawal extension application and to request a public meeting. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by April 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be sent to the California State Director, Bureau of Land Management, 2800 Cottage Way, W–1928, Sacramento, CA 95814. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Easley, BLM California State Office, 916–978–4673 or David Betz, Klamath National Forest Headquarters, 530–842–6131, during regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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 USFS has filed an application requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend PLO No. 7179 (61 FR 2137, January 25, 1996), which withdrew 45 acres of land in the Klamath National Forest, Siskiyou County, California, from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2), but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, for an additional 20-year term, subject to valid existing rights. PLO No. 7179 is incorporated herein by reference. The purpose of the withdrawal is to protect the seismic integrity of a University of California—Berkeley Seismic Observatory. The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses and would not provide adequate protection for the improvements located on the lands. There are no suitable alternative sites with equal or greater benefit to the government. No water rights are required to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension. Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting the BLM-California State Office, Public Room at the above address. For a period until April 14, 2015, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension may present their views in writing to the BLM California State Office at the address listed above. Before including your address, phone 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. If you are submitting comments as an individual you may request confidentiality by asking us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from public review; however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice is also hereby given that the opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the withdrawal extension application. All interested parties who desire a public meeting on the withdrawal extension application must submit a written request to BLM California State Office at the address listed above by April 14, 2015. If it is determined that a public meeting will be held, a notice will be published to announce the time and place in the Federal Register and a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. This withdrawal extension proposal will be processed in accordance with the applicable regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4. Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1. Sandra McGinnis, Acting Associate Deputy State Director, Natural Resources. [FR Doc. 2015–00420 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVL01000.L14300000.EU0000 LXSS122F0000 241A; N–87866; 12–08807; MO#4500066682;TAS: 14X5232] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands (N–87866) in White Pine County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by competitive sale, a 38.02-acre parcel of public land in White Pine County, NV, at no less than the appraised fair market value (FMV) of $135,000. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and applicable BLM land sale regulations. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments to the BLM at the address below. The BLM must receive your comments on or before March 2, 2015. The oral auction will be held on April 1, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time at the Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301. SUMMARY: Send written comments concerning the proposed sale to the BLM Ely District Office, HC 33 Box ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices 33500, or 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Podborny, Schell Field Manager, at Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, or by telephone at 775– 289–1800, or by email at ppodborny@ blm.gov; or Jill A. Moore, Egan Field Manager, by telephone at 775–289– 1800, or by email at jmoore@blm.gov, or email at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/ fo/ely_field_office.html. 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 during normal business hours. 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 BLM will conduct a competitive sale for a 38.02-acre parcel of public land located approximately one-quarter mile northwest of Ely, NV, in White Pine County NV. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 16 N., R. 63 E., Sec. 16, lot 4. The area described contains 38.02 acres. This tract of public land has been identified for disposal by the BLM in the Ely District Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan (ROD/RMP), dated August 20, 2008, as referenced in the Lands and Realty objectives LR–11, page 67, and Appendix B, page B–4. Disposal of the Parcel with be conducted consistent with Section 203 of FLPMA and Public Law 109–432, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, Title III—White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act (WPCCRDA), enacted on December 20, 2006. This parcel is among the 45,000 acres chosen for disposal in accordance with Public Law 109–432. The parcel is not required for any other Federal purposes, and its disposal would be in the public interest and meets the intent of the WPCCRDA. The use of the competitive, oral-bid sale method is consistent with 43 CFR 2710.0–6. Under that provision, public land is being offered for sale utilizing competitive bidding procedures when the authorized officer determines there would be a number of interested parties bidding for the lands and lands are within a developing or urbanizing area and land values are increasing due to their location and interest on the competitive market. Competitive sale procedures: In accordance with 43 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 2711.3–1, oral bids may be made by a principal or a duly qualified agent. The highest qualifying oral bid received shall be publicly declared by the authorized officer. The person declared to have entered the highest qualifying bid shall submit payment by certified check, U.S. postal money order, bank draft or cashier’s check made payable to the Department of the Interior—Bureau of Land Management for the amount not less than 20 percent of the amount of the bid immediately following the close of the sale. The successful bidder shall submit the full bid price prior to the expiration of 180 days from the date of the sale. Failure to submit the full bid price within the allotted time, shall result in cancellation of the sale of the specific parcel and the deposit shall be forfeited and disposed of as other receipts of sale. In the event the authorized officer rejects the highest qualified bid or releases the bidder from it, the authorized officer shall determine whether the public lands shall be withdrawn from the market or be reoffered. The acceptance or rejection of any offer to purchase shall be in writing no later than 30 days after receipt of such offer unless the officer waives his right to a decision within such 30-day period. Until the acceptance of the offer and payment of the purchase price, the bidder has no contractual or other rights against the United States, and no action taken shall create any contractual or other obligations of the United States. The WPCCRDA (P.L. 109–432), section 311(h)(1), provides that Federal land described in subsection (a) of that Act is withdrawn from all forms of entry and appropriation under the public land laws and mining laws; all minerals will be retained by the Federal Government. A Mineral Potential Report was completed on June 7, 2013. Upon publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the described lands will be segregated from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except for the sale provisions of FLPMA. Upon publication of this Notice and until completion of the sale, the BLM will no longer accept land use applications affecting the identified public lands, except applications for the amendment of previously filed right-of-way (ROW) applications or existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 2886.15. The segregative effect will terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or January 16, 2017, unless extended by the BLM State Director, Nevada, in PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1949 accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1–2(d) prior to the termination date. Any conveyance document issued would be subject to the following terms, conditions, and reservations: 1. A reservation for any right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); 2. All minerals, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe shall be reserved to the United States; 3. The parcel will be subject to all valid existing rights, including ROW N– 55259 for an access road granted to Tom and Margaret Bath; and N–17924 for an overhead power line granted to Mt. Wheeler Power, their successors or assigns pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1761); 4. By accepting this patent, the patentees agree 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 any 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, 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, or damages of any kind incurred by the United States; (d) Releases or threatened releases of solid or hazardous waste(s) and/or hazardous substance(s), as defined by Federal or State environmental laws, off, on, into or under land, property and other interests of the United States; (e) Activities by which solid waste or hazardous substances or waste, as defined by Federal and State environmental laws are generated, released, stored, used or otherwise disposed of on the patented real property, and any cleanup response, remedial action or other actions related in any manner to said solid or hazardous substances or wastes; or (f) Natural resource damages as defined by Federal and State law. This covenant E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1950 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices shall be construed as running with the patented real property, and may be enforced by the United States in a court of competent jurisdiction; 5. Pursuant to the requirements established by section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, U.S.C. 9620(h), notice is hereby given that the described lands have been examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any hazardous substances have been stored for 1 year or more; and 6. No warranty of any kind, express or implied, is given by the United States, its officers or employees, as to title, access to or from the above described parcel of land, whether or to what extent the land may be developed, its physical condition, or past, present or future use, or any other circumstances or condition. The conveyance of any such parcel will not be on a contingency basis. Bidders must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the authorized officer that they meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2711.2 to hold real property in the United States. Failure to submit documentation to the BLM within 30 days from receipt of the high bidder letter shall result in the cancellation of the bid. Information concerning the sale, appraisals, reservations, sale procedures and conditions, maps, other environmental documents, and mineral report are available for review during business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday, at the Ely District Office, except during federally recognized holidays. The parcel is subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, and prior to patent issuance, a holder of any ROW within the parcel will have the opportunity to amend the ROW for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable, or to an easement. The BLM will notify valid existing ROW holders of their ability to convert their compliant ROW to perpetual ROW or easements. Each valid holder will be notified in writing of their rights and then must 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 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. The Ely District Office must receive request for escrow instructions prior to VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 30 days before the scheduled closing date. There are no exceptions. All name changes and supporting documentation must be received at the Ely District 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 on the Certificate of Eligibility form to the Ely District Office in writing. Certificate of Eligibility forms are available at the Ely District Office and at the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_ field_office. The BLM will not sign any documents related to 1031 Exchange transactions. The timing for completion of the exchange is the bidder’s responsibility in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. The BLM is not a party to any 1031 Exchange. 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 the BLM authorized officer, consummation of the sale would be inconsistent with any law, or for other reasons. 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 units of local Government may not endorse or approve these assumptions. The buyer must 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 make themselves aware of any Federal or State law or regulation that may affect the future use of the property. Lands lacking access from a public road or highway will be conveyed as such, and future access acquisition will be the responsibility of the buyer. The BLM will only consider written comments as properly filed. No facsimiles, emails, or telephone calls PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will be considered as validly submitted comments. Before including your address, phone 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 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 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 adverse comments, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a) and (c). Jill A. Moore, Manager, Egan Field Office. [FR Doc. 2015–00348 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVL02000 L14300000.EU0000 241A; N– 89521; 12–08807; MO #4500069451; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Competitive Sale (N–89521) of Public Land in White Pine County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 40-acre parcel of public land in White Pine County, NV by competitive sale. Bidding on the subject parcel will begin at not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV) of $81,580. The BLM is proposing to use the competitive sale procedures consistent with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the applicable BLM land sale regulations. SUMMARY: Interested persons may submit written comments to the BLM at the address below. The BLM must receive the comments on or before March 2, 2015. The oral auction will be held on April 1, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time at the Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301. DATES: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 9 (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVL01000.L14300000.EU0000 LXSS122F0000 241A; N-87866; 12-08807; 
MO#4500066682;TAS: 14X5232]


Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands (N-
87866) in White Pine County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by 
competitive sale, a 38.02-acre parcel of public land in White Pine 
County, NV, at no less than the appraised fair market value (FMV) of 
$135,000. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and 
applicable BLM land sale regulations.

DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments to the BLM at the 
address below. The BLM must receive your comments on or before March 2, 
2015. The oral auction will be held on April 1, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., 
Pacific Standard Time at the Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial 
Way, Ely, NV 89301.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments concerning the proposed sale to the 
BLM Ely District Office, HC 33 Box

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33500, or 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Podborny, Schell Field Manager, 
at Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, or by 
telephone at 775-289-1800, or by email at ppodborny@blm.gov; or Jill A. 
Moore, Egan Field Manager, by telephone at 775-289-1800, or by email at 
jmoore@blm.gov, or email at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_office.html. 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 during normal business 
hours. 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 BLM will conduct a competitive sale for 
a 38.02-acre parcel of public land located approximately one-quarter 
mile northwest of Ely, NV, in White Pine County NV.

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

T. 16 N., R. 63 E.,
    Sec. 16, lot 4.

    The area described contains 38.02 acres.
    This tract of public land has been identified for disposal by the 
BLM in the Ely District Record of Decision and Approved Resource 
Management Plan (ROD/RMP), dated August 20, 2008, as referenced in the 
Lands and Realty objectives LR-11, page 67, and Appendix B, page B-4. 
Disposal of the Parcel with be conducted consistent with Section 203 of 
FLPMA and Public Law 109-432, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 
2006, Title III--White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and 
Development Act (WPCCRDA), enacted on December 20, 2006. This parcel is 
among the 45,000 acres chosen for disposal in accordance with Public 
Law 109-432. The parcel is not required for any other Federal purposes, 
and its disposal would be in the public interest and meets the intent 
of the WPCCRDA.
    The use of the competitive, oral-bid sale method is consistent with 
43 CFR 2710.0-6. Under that provision, public land is being offered for 
sale utilizing competitive bidding procedures when the authorized 
officer determines there would be a number of interested parties 
bidding for the lands and lands are within a developing or urbanizing 
area and land values are increasing due to their location and interest 
on the competitive market. Competitive sale procedures: In accordance 
with 43 CFR 2711.3-1, oral bids may be made by a principal or a duly 
qualified agent. The highest qualifying oral bid received shall be 
publicly declared by the authorized officer. The person declared to 
have entered the highest qualifying bid shall submit payment by 
certified check, U.S. postal money order, bank draft or cashier's check 
made payable to the Department of the Interior--Bureau of Land 
Management for the amount not less than 20 percent of the amount of the 
bid immediately following the close of the sale. The successful bidder 
shall submit the full bid price prior to the expiration of 180 days 
from the date of the sale. Failure to submit the full bid price within 
the allotted time, shall result in cancellation of the sale of the 
specific parcel and the deposit shall be forfeited and disposed of as 
other receipts of sale. In the event the authorized officer rejects the 
highest qualified bid or releases the bidder from it, the authorized 
officer shall determine whether the public lands shall be withdrawn 
from the market or be reoffered.
    The acceptance or rejection of any offer to purchase shall be in 
writing no later than 30 days after receipt of such offer unless the 
officer waives his right to a decision within such 30-day period.
    Until the acceptance of the offer and payment of the purchase 
price, the bidder has no contractual or other rights against the United 
States, and no action taken shall create any contractual or other 
obligations of the United States.
    The WPCCRDA (P.L. 109-432), section 311(h)(1), provides that 
Federal land described in subsection (a) of that Act is withdrawn from 
all forms of entry and appropriation under the public land laws and 
mining laws; all minerals will be retained by the Federal Government. A 
Mineral Potential Report was completed on June 7, 2013.
    Upon publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the 
described lands will be segregated from all forms of appropriation 
under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except for the 
sale provisions of FLPMA. Upon publication of this Notice and until 
completion of the sale, the BLM will no longer accept land use 
applications affecting the identified public lands, except applications 
for the amendment of previously filed right-of-way (ROW) applications 
or existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in 
accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 2886.15. The segregative effect will 
terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal 
Register of a termination of the segregation, or January 16, 2017, 
unless extended by the BLM State Director, Nevada, in accordance with 
43 CFR 2711.1-2(d) prior to the termination date.
    Any conveyance document issued would be subject to the following 
terms, conditions, and reservations:
    1. A reservation for any right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals 
constructed by authority of the United States under the Act of August 
30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945);
    2. All minerals, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and 
remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such 
regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe shall be 
reserved to the United States;
    3. The parcel will be subject to all valid existing rights, 
including ROW N-55259 for an access road granted to Tom and Margaret 
Bath; and N-17924 for an overhead power line granted to Mt. Wheeler 
Power, their successors or assigns pursuant to the Act of October 21, 
1976 (43 U.S.C. 1761);
    4. By accepting this patent, the patentees agree 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 any 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, 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, or damages of any kind incurred by the United States; (d) 
Releases or threatened releases of solid or hazardous waste(s) and/or 
hazardous substance(s), as defined by Federal or State environmental 
laws, off, on, into or under land, property and other interests of the 
United States; (e) Activities by which solid waste or hazardous 
substances or waste, as defined by Federal and State environmental laws 
are generated, released, stored, used or otherwise disposed of on the 
patented real property, and any cleanup response, remedial action or 
other actions related in any manner to said solid or hazardous 
substances or wastes; or (f) Natural resource damages as defined by 
Federal and State law. This covenant

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shall be construed as running with the patented real property, and may 
be enforced by the United States in a court of competent jurisdiction;
    5. Pursuant to the requirements established by section 120(h) of 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act, U.S.C. 9620(h), notice is hereby given that the described lands 
have been examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any 
hazardous substances have been stored for 1 year or more; and
    6. No warranty of any kind, express or implied, is given by the 
United States, its officers or employees, as to title, access to or 
from the above described parcel of land, whether or to what extent the 
land may be developed, its physical condition, or past, present or 
future use, or any other circumstances or condition. The conveyance of 
any such parcel will not be on a contingency basis.

Bidders must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the authorized officer 
that they meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2711.2 to hold real property 
in the United States. Failure to submit documentation to the BLM within 
30 days from receipt of the high bidder letter shall result in the 
cancellation of the bid.
    Information concerning the sale, appraisals, reservations, sale 
procedures and conditions, maps, other environmental documents, and 
mineral report are available for review during business hours, 7:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday, at the Ely 
District Office, except during federally recognized holidays.
    The parcel is subject to limitations prescribed by law and 
regulation, and prior to patent issuance, a holder of any ROW within 
the parcel will have the opportunity to amend the ROW for conversion to 
a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable, or to an easement. The 
BLM will notify valid existing ROW holders of their ability to convert 
their compliant ROW to perpetual ROW or easements. Each valid holder 
will be notified in writing of their rights and then must 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 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.
    The Ely District Office must receive request for escrow 
instructions prior to 30 days before the scheduled closing date. There 
are no exceptions.
    All name changes and supporting documentation must be received at 
the Ely District 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 on the Certificate of Eligibility form to the Ely District 
Office in writing. Certificate of Eligibility forms are available at 
the Ely District Office and at the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_office.
    The BLM will not sign any documents related to 1031 Exchange 
transactions. The timing for completion of the exchange is the bidder's 
responsibility in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. 
The BLM is not a party to any 1031 Exchange. 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 the BLM authorized officer, consummation of the 
sale would be inconsistent with any law, or for other reasons.
    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 
units of local Government may not endorse or approve these assumptions. 
The buyer must 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 make themselves aware of any Federal or State law or 
regulation that may affect the future use of the property. Lands 
lacking access from a public road or highway will be conveyed as such, 
and future access acquisition will be the responsibility of the buyer.
    The BLM will only consider written comments as properly filed. No 
facsimiles, emails, or telephone calls will be considered as validly 
submitted comments. Before including your address, phone 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 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 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 adverse comments, this realty 
action will become the final determination of the Department of the 
Interior.

    Authority:  43 CFR 2711.1-2(a) and (c).

Jill A. Moore,
Manager, Egan Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2015-00348 Filed 1-13-15; 8:45 am]
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