Initial Classification of Public Lands and Minerals for State Indemnity Selection, Colorado, 62564-62566 [2015-26365]

Download as PDF 62564 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Notices above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR These surveys were requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands surveyed are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fourth Principal Meridian, Wisconsin T. 30 N., R. 16 E. The plat of survey represents the Dependent Resurvey of a portion of the south boundary, a portion of the subdivisional lines, and a portion of the certified survey map recorded on Page 149, volume 2, in section 26, the retracement of a portion of the eastern right of way of county road ‘‘AA’’ in section 35, the survey of the subdivision of sections 25, 26, 35, and 36 and the western boundary of document No. 310, recorded on Page 31, volume 3, in section 35, and the informational traverse of the northern shore and a portion of the eastern shore of Vejo Lake in section 35 in Township 30 North, Range 16 East, of the 4th Principal Meridian, in the State of Wisconsin, and was accepted September 16, 2015. Fourth Principal Meridian, Wisconsin T. 51 N., R. 3 W. The plat of survey represents the retracement of a portion of Blocks 4 and 5 of Buffalo’s Subdivision and the retracement, resurvey and monumentation of specified lot and block corners and right of way intersection points, in Blocks 1, 2, and 3 of Buffalo’s Subdivision, lands held in trust for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Government Lot 3, Section 31 of Township 51 North, Range 3 West, 4th Principle Meridian, in the State of Wisconsin, and was accepted September 1, 2015. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We will place a copy of the plats we described in the open files. They will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against these surveys, as shown on the plats, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file the plats until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: October 7, 2015. Dominica VanKoten, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 2015–26402 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 Bureau of Land Management [LLCO923000 L14400000.FR0000] Initial Classification of Public Lands and Minerals for State Indemnity Selection, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners (State) has filed a petition for classification and application to obtain public lands and mineral estate in lieu of lands to which the State was entitled but did not receive under its Statehood Act. The State did not receive title because the lands had been included in an Indian Reservation, Forest Reserve, National Forest, or other encumbrance at the time of statehood. Under the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may classify sufficient public lands and/or minerals in Colorado for title transfer to the State to satisfy this obligation. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the classification of lands and minerals on or before November 16, 2015. Persons asserting a claim to or interest in the lands or mineral estate described in this notice will find the requirements for filing such claims in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this Notice should be addressed to: State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215–7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John D. Beck, Chief, Branch of Lands and Realty; telephone 303–239–3882; email jbeck@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 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: Sections 2275 and 2276 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (43 U.S.C. 851 and 852), provide authority for Colorado to receive title to public lands in lieu of lands to which it was entitled under Section 7 of its statehood act of March 3, 1875, where it did not receive title because those lands had otherwise been encumbered. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act of June 8, 1934, clarified by the Supreme Court in Andrus v. Utah, 446 U.S. 500 (1980), requires that such public lands and/or minerals identified for proposed transfers out of Federal ownership under this authority must first be classified. The BLM is classifying these lands and minerals pursuant to 43 CFR 2400 and Section 7 of the Act of June 8, 1934 (48 Stat. 1272, as amended), 43 U.S.C. 315(f). The final acres conveyed will be determined after further environmental analysis is completed, will be based on a dollar value, and may be less than the aggregate acreage described in this notice. All persons who wish to submit comments on a motion of any protestant with this initial classification may present their views by any means shown under the ADDRESSES section above. The BLM Colorado State Director will evaluate any adverse comment and issue a notice of determination to proceed with, modify, or cancel the proposed action. In the absence of any action by the BLM State Director, this initial classification action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. The BLM will review any comments and may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification of the land described in this notice will become effective on December 15, 2015. 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. As provided by 43 CFR 2462.1, the BLM Colorado State Director will schedule a public hearing. The BLM will announce the public hearing date 15 days prior to the hearing. The lands and minerals included within this initial classification are in Chaffee, Custer, Dolores, Eagle, El Paso, Garfield, Grand, Huerfano, Jackson, Kiowa, La Plata, Moffat, Montezuma, Ouray, Park, Pueblo, Routt, San Miguel and Weld counties, Colorado, and are described as follows: New Mexico Principle Meridian, Colorado T. 44 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 11, lots 12 thru 14, excluding M.S. No. 9195; Sec. 13, lots 17, 28, 30, and 31; Sec. 14, E1⁄2SE1⁄4. T. 42 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 30, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Notices srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES T. 40 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 6, lot 13 and NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 41 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 28, S1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 29, SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 30, N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 31 N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, N1⁄2NW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 43 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, and S1⁄2NE1⁄4. T. 40 N., R. 15 W., Sec. 1, lots 1 thru 4; Sec. 3, lots 3 and 4; Sec. 4, lots 1 thru 4; Sec. 10, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 11, N1⁄2, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 50 N., R 8 E., Sec. 7, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. Sixth Principle Meridian, Colorado T. 19 S., R. 45 W., Sec. 10, S1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 11, SW1⁄4; Sec. 14, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, NE1⁄4. T. 20 S., R. 47 W., Sec. 4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 5; Sec. 8, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 9, NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 10, SW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 22, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, S1⁄2NW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4; Sec. 26, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 27, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 20 S., R. 48 W., Sec. 10, W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 13, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 22, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 23; Sec. 24, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 26, NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, E1⁄2NE1⁄4. T. 18 S., R. 61 W., Sec. 8, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 19, lots 3 and 4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 30, lots 2 thru 4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 32. T. 19 S., R. 61 W., Sec. 6; Sec. 7, E1⁄2NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 8, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 18; Sec. 19, lots 1 thru 4, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 20; Sec. 28, E1⁄2; Sec. 29, W1⁄2; Sec. 32, E1⁄2; Sec. 33. T. 20 S., R. 61 W., Sec. 4; Sec. 5, lots 1 and 2, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 2 and 3, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 9, E1⁄2; Sec. 18, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 16 S., R. 62 W., Sec. 24, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 T. 17 S., R. 62 W., Sec.1, lot 1 and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 9, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T 29 S., R. 69 W., Sec. 31, lots 3 and 4, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 29 S., R. 70 W., Sec. 35, lot 1. T. 22 S., R. 71 W., Sec. 5, lots 20 thru 23; Sec. 6, lot 13; Sec. 8, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 17, lot 24. T. 22 S., R. 72 W., Sec. 4, lots 41, 42, and 47, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and remaining public lands in SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 5, remaining public lands in S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 8, remaining public lands in SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 9, remaining public lands in W1⁄2; Sec. 12, lot 3 and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 16, lot 20, lots 23 thru 36, and lot 38; Sec. 17, remaining public lands in NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 22, N1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 26, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 28, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 11 S., R. 74 W., Sec. 20, NE1⁄4; Sec. 21, W1⁄2. T. 12 S., R. 75 W., Sec. 17, SW1⁄4; Sec. 18, lots 1 thru 4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 19, lots 1 and 2, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and E1⁄2NW1⁄4. T. 12 S., R. 76 W., Sec. 13, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, NE1⁄4. T. 13 S., R. 76 W., Sec. 4, lots 2 thru 4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 5; Sec. 6, lots 6 and 7, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4. T. 12 S., R. 77 W., Sec. 23, N1⁄2SW1⁄4 and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 25, S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 15 S., R. 78 W., Sec. 17, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, including geothermal steam; Sec. 18, N1⁄2SE1⁄4 and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, including geothermal steam. T. 4 S., R. 83 W., Sec. 17, lots 2 and 5, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, lots 6 thru 8, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4. T. 7 S., R. 88 W., Sec. 7, lots 12 and 13; Sec. 8, lot 7, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 17, lots 3 and 19. T. 7 S., R. 89 W., Sec. 3, lot 1, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, lot 22 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 13, NW1⁄4; T. 5 S., R. 92 W., Sec. 30, W1⁄2SE1⁄4. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62565 T. 5 S., R. 93 W., Sec. 36, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 1 N, R. 761⁄2 W., Sec. 1, lots 15 and 16; Sec. 12, lots 1 thru 6, and lots 11 and 12. T. 1 N., R 77 W., Sec. 12, E1⁄2NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 3 N., R. 77 W., Sec. 25, S1⁄2SW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 4 N., R. 81 W., Sec. 34, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 6 N., R. 81 W., Sec. 18, lot 5. T. 3 N., R. 82 W., Sec. 26, lot 1. T. 6 N., R. 82 W., Sec. 13, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 6 N., R. 84 W., Sec. 27, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 7 N., R. 85 W., Sec. 17, W1⁄2NE1⁄4. T. 8 N., R. 85 W., Sec. 16, lots 4 and 5. T. 6 N., R. 86 W., Sec. 33, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 7 N., R. 88 W., Sec. 2, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 8 N., R. 88 W., Sec. 34, lots 12 thru 15. T. 7 N., R. 93 W., Sec. 36. The areas described aggregate 23,077 acres. The State’s application requests conveyance of title to Federal mineral estate under surface owned by the State, described as follows: Sixth Principle Meridian, Colorado T. 9 N., R. 56 W., Sec. 24, SW1⁄4. T. 12 N., R. 56 W., Sec. 28, E1⁄2. T. 11 N., R. 59 W., Sec. 15, NE1⁄4. T. 5 N., R. 61 W., Sec. 33, SW1⁄4. T. 3 N., R. 62 W., Sec. 1, SE1⁄4. T. 17 S., R. 48 W., Sec. 18, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 21 S., R. 51 W., Sec. 35, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4 (oil and gas only). T. 22 S., R. 52 W., Sec. 15, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4 (oil and gas only). T. 28 S., R. 69 W., Sec. 17, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 20, NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 21, NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 27, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 6 N., R. 79 W., Sec. 3, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 5, lots 1 and 2, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 8, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 9; Sec. 10, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4. T. 7 N., R. 79 W., Sec. 32, SE1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 62566 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Notices Sec. 33, W1⁄2SW1⁄4. T. 5 N., R. 88 W., Sec. 12, NW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4. T. 7 N., R. 88 W., Sec. 1, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and those portions of SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4 lying west of Routt County Road 80A; Sec. 2, S1⁄2NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 10, NE1⁄4 and NW1⁄4; Sec. 11, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, those portions of W1⁄2 lying west of Routt County Road 80. The areas described aggregate 6,354 acres. If and when the selection is approved and certified to the State, the Clear List may either be subject to or reserve any rights-of-way granted by the BLM. Oil and gas, geothermal, or other leases issued under the authority of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C 181 et seq.) will remain in effect under the terms and conditions of the leases. Pursuant to 43 CFR 2462.2, publication of this notice of initial classification in the Federal Register segregates the above described lands from all forms of disposal under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except for the form of land disposal specified in this notice of initial classification. However, this notice does not alter the applicability of the public land laws governing the use of the lands under lease, license, or permit, or governing the disposal of their mineral and vegetative resources, other than under the mining laws. The segregative effect of a classification for this form of disposal will terminate in one of the following ways: (1) Disposal of the lands. (2) Publication in the Federal Register of a notice of termination of the classification. (3) An Act of Congress. Authority: 43 CFR 2400. Ruth Welch, BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–26365 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–19126; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to Natchez Trace Parkway. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Natchez Trace Parkway at the address in this notice by November 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Mary Risser, Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804–9715, telephone (662) 680–4005, email mary_risser@ nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Lee, Prentiss, and Tishomingo Counties, MS. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway. SUMMARY: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Natchez Trace Parkway professional staff in consultation with representatives of the PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, The Chickasaw Nation, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals, were removed from the Citizens Bank Property site in Lee County, MS. The exact details of removal are unknown, but documentation indicates that the remains were likely removed by Natchez Trace naturalist Francis Elmore. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1940, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from the Carr site in Lee County, MS, during Works Progress Administration (WPA) excavations. The site is dated to the Late Woodland-Early Mississippian period (circa 1000 B.C.– A.D. 1200). No known individuals were identified. The 287 associated funerary objects are 140 Mulberry Creek vessel fragments, 3 Furrs Cord Marked vessel fragments, 1 Mississippi Plain vessel fragment, 8 Baytown Plain vessel fragments, 1 Baldwin Plain vessel fragment, 6 untyped vessel fragments, 1 piece of daub, 5 flakes, 3 pieces of shatter, 1 piece of ochre, 2 flake tools, 1 scraper, 2 bifaces, 1 core tool, 2 pieces of sandstone, 29 deer bones, 1 turkey bone, 6 box turtle bones, 26 mammal bones, and 48 animal bones. In 1940, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Jennings Dig Number One in Lee County, MS, during WPA excavations. The site is dated to the Miller I–II periods (100 B.C.–A.D. 500). No known individuals were identified. The 22 associated funerary objects are 1 biface, 1 piece of shatter, 1 concretion, 3 Baytown Plain vessel fragments, 1 untyped vessel fragment, and 15 fossil fragments. In 1940, human remains representing, at minimum, 35 individuals were removed from Miller Mounds in Lee County, MS, during WPA excavations. The site is dated to the Woodland period (A.D. 500–1000). No known individuals were identified. The 39 associated funerary objects are 4 Saltillo Fabric Marked vessel fragments, 3 Saltillo Plain vessel fragments, 2 Baldwin Plain vessel fragments, 5 untyped vessel fragments, 7 projectile points, 1 Lowe Cluster projectile point, 3 bifaces, 4 flakes, 1 platform pipe, 1 busycon shell, 1 chert knife, 1 piece of shatter, 1 unmodified stone, 2 flake tools, 2 Baldwin Plain bowls, and 1 Furrs Cord Marked jar. E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 200 (Friday, October 16, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCO923000 L14400000.FR0000]


Initial Classification of Public Lands and Minerals for State 
Indemnity Selection, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners (State) has 
filed a petition for classification and application to obtain public 
lands and mineral estate in lieu of lands to which the State was 
entitled but did not receive under its Statehood Act. The State did not 
receive title because the lands had been included in an Indian 
Reservation, Forest Reserve, National Forest, or other encumbrance at 
the time of statehood. Under the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM) may classify sufficient public lands and/or 
minerals in Colorado for title transfer to the State to satisfy this 
obligation.

DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the 
classification of lands and minerals on or before November 16, 2015. 
Persons asserting a claim to or interest in the lands or mineral estate 
described in this notice will find the requirements for filing such 
claims in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this Notice should be addressed 
to: State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, 
2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215-7093.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John D. Beck, Chief, Branch of Lands 
and Realty; telephone 303-239-3882; email jbeck@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 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: Sections 2275 and 2276 of the Revised 
Statutes, as amended (43 U.S.C. 851 and 852), provide authority for 
Colorado to receive title to public lands in lieu of lands to which it 
was entitled under Section 7 of its statehood act of March 3, 1875, 
where it did not receive title because those lands had otherwise been 
encumbered.
    Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act of June 8, 1934, clarified by 
the Supreme Court in Andrus v. Utah, 446 U.S. 500 (1980), requires that 
such public lands and/or minerals identified for proposed transfers out 
of Federal ownership under this authority must first be classified. The 
BLM is classifying these lands and minerals pursuant to 43 CFR 2400 and 
Section 7 of the Act of June 8, 1934 (48 Stat. 1272, as amended), 43 
U.S.C. 315(f). The final acres conveyed will be determined after 
further environmental analysis is completed, will be based on a dollar 
value, and may be less than the aggregate acreage described in this 
notice.
    All persons who wish to submit comments on a motion of any 
protestant with this initial classification may present their views by 
any means shown under the ADDRESSES section above.
    The BLM Colorado State Director will evaluate any adverse comment 
and issue a notice of determination to proceed with, modify, or cancel 
the proposed action. In the absence of any action by the BLM State 
Director, this initial classification action will become the final 
determination of the Department of the Interior.
    The BLM will review any comments and may sustain, vacate, or modify 
this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, the 
classification of the land described in this notice will become 
effective on December 15, 2015.
    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. As provided by 43 CFR 2462.1, the BLM Colorado State 
Director will schedule a public hearing. The BLM will announce the 
public hearing date 15 days prior to the hearing.
    The lands and minerals included within this initial classification 
are in Chaffee, Custer, Dolores, Eagle, El Paso, Garfield, Grand, 
Huerfano, Jackson, Kiowa, La Plata, Moffat, Montezuma, Ouray, Park, 
Pueblo, Routt, San Miguel and Weld counties, Colorado, and are 
described as follows:

New Mexico Principle Meridian, Colorado

T. 44 N., R. 8 W.,
    Sec. 11, lots 12 thru 14, excluding M.S. No. 9195;
    Sec. 13, lots 17, 28, 30, and 31;
    Sec. 14, E\1/2\SE\1/4\.
T. 42 N., R. 13 W.,
    Sec. 30, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

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T. 40 N., R. 14 W.,
    Sec. 6, lot 13 and NE\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 41 N., R. 14 W.,
    Sec. 28, S\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, SW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 31 N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, N\1/2\NW\1/4\ and SW\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 43 N., R. 14 W.,
    Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, and S\1/2\NE\1/4\.
T. 40 N., R. 15 W.,
    Sec. 1, lots 1 thru 4;
    Sec. 3, lots 3 and 4;
    Sec. 4, lots 1 thru 4;
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 50 N., R 8 E.,
    Sec. 7, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

Sixth Principle Meridian, Colorado

T. 19 S., R. 45 W.,
    Sec. 10, S\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, NE\1/4\.
T. 20 S., R. 47 W.,
    Sec. 4, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 5;
    Sec. 8, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, 
NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and 
SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, SW\1/4\ and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, S\1/2\NW\1/4\ and SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 27, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 20 S., R. 48 W.,
    Sec. 10, W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23;
    Sec. 24, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/
4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, E\1/2\NE\1/4\.
T. 18 S., R. 61 W.,
    Sec. 8, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, lots 3 and 4, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, lots 2 thru 4, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and W\1/
2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32.
T. 19 S., R. 61 W.,
    Sec. 6;
    Sec. 7, E\1/2\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 18;
    Sec. 19, lots 1 thru 4, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and E\1/2\SW\1/
4\;
    Sec. 20;
    Sec. 28, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 29, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 32, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 33.
T. 20 S., R. 61 W.,
    Sec. 4;
    Sec. 5, lots 1 and 2, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lots 2 and 3, and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 18, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 16 S., R. 62 W.,
    Sec. 24, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 17 S., R. 62 W.,
    Sec.1, lot 1 and SE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T 29 S., R. 69 W.,
    Sec. 31, lots 3 and 4, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and 
SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 29 S., R. 70 W.,
    Sec. 35, lot 1.
T. 22 S., R. 71 W.,
    Sec. 5, lots 20 thru 23;
    Sec. 6, lot 13;
    Sec. 8, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, lot 24.
T. 22 S., R. 72 W.,
    Sec. 4, lots 41, 42, and 47, and NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, and remaining 
public lands in SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and 
SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 5, remaining public lands in S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, 
E\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, remaining public lands in SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, remaining public lands in W\1/2\;
    Sec. 12, lot 3 and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 16, lot 20, lots 23 thru 36, and lot 38;
    Sec. 17, remaining public lands in NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, N\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 28, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\.
T. 11 S., R. 74 W.,
    Sec. 20, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, W\1/2\.
T. 12 S., R. 75 W.,
    Sec. 17, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 18, lots 1 thru 4, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 19, lots 1 and 2, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and E\1/
2\NW\1/4\.
T. 12 S., R. 76 W.,
    Sec. 13, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, NE\1/4\.
T. 13 S., R. 76 W.,
    Sec. 4, lots 2 thru 4, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 5;
    Sec. 6, lots 6 and 7, and E\1/2\SW\1/4\.
T. 12 S., R. 77 W.,
    Sec. 23, N\1/2\SW\1/4\ and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 25, S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 15 S., R. 78 W.,
    Sec. 17, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, including geothermal steam;
    Sec. 18, N\1/2\SE\1/4\ and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, including geothermal 
steam.
T. 4 S., R. 83 W.,
    Sec. 17, lots 2 and 5, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, lots 6 thru 8, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\.
T. 7 S., R. 88 W.,
    Sec. 7, lots 12 and 13;
    Sec. 8, lot 7, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, lots 3 and 19.
T. 7 S., R. 89 W.,
    Sec. 3, lot 1, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\W\1/
2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, lot 22 and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, NW\1/4\;
T. 5 S., R. 92 W.,
    Sec. 30, W\1/2\SE\1/4\.
T. 5 S., R. 93 W.,
    Sec. 36, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, and NE\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 1 N, R. 76\1/2\ W.,
    Sec. 1, lots 15 and 16;
    Sec. 12, lots 1 thru 6, and lots 11 and 12.
T. 1 N., R 77 W.,
    Sec. 12, E\1/2\NE\1/4\ and NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 3 N., R. 77 W.,
    Sec. 25, S\1/2\SW\1/4\ and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 4 N., R. 81 W.,
    Sec. 34, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 6 N., R. 81 W.,
    Sec. 18, lot 5.
T. 3 N., R. 82 W.,
    Sec. 26, lot 1.
T. 6 N., R. 82 W.,
    Sec. 13, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 6 N., R. 84 W.,
    Sec. 27, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 7 N., R. 85 W.,
    Sec. 17, W\1/2\NE\1/4\.
T. 8 N., R. 85 W.,
    Sec. 16, lots 4 and 5.
T. 6 N., R. 86 W.,
    Sec. 33, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 7 N., R. 88 W.,
    Sec. 2, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 8 N., R. 88 W.,
    Sec. 34, lots 12 thru 15.
T. 7 N., R. 93 W.,
    Sec. 36.
    The areas described aggregate 23,077 acres.

    The State's application requests conveyance of title to Federal 
mineral estate under surface owned by the State, described as follows:

Sixth Principle Meridian, Colorado

T. 9 N., R. 56 W.,
    Sec. 24, SW\1/4\.
T. 12 N., R. 56 W.,
    Sec. 28, E\1/2\.
T. 11 N., R. 59 W.,
    Sec. 15, NE\1/4\.
T. 5 N., R. 61 W.,
    Sec. 33, SW\1/4\.
T. 3 N., R. 62 W.,
    Sec. 1, SE\1/4\.
T. 17 S., R. 48 W.,
    Sec. 18, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 21 S., R. 51 W.,
    Sec. 35, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\ (oil and gas only).
T. 22 S., R. 52 W.,
    Sec. 15, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\ (oil 
and gas only).
T. 28 S., R. 69 W.,
    Sec. 17, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, NE\1/4\ and NE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and NE\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\ and NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 6 N., R. 79 W.,
    Sec. 3, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, 
and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 5, lots 1 and 2, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9;
    Sec. 10, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\SW\1/4\.
T. 7 N., R. 79 W.,
    Sec. 32, SE\1/4\;

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    Sec. 33, W\1/2\SW\1/4\.
T. 5 N., R. 88 W.,
    Sec. 12, NW\1/4\ and SW\1/4\.
T. 7 N., R. 88 W.,
    Sec. 1, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and 
those portions of SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, 
and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\ lying west of Routt County Road 80A;
    Sec. 2, S\1/2\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, NE\1/4\ and NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, those portions of W\1/2\ lying west of Routt County 
Road 80.
    The areas described aggregate 6,354 acres.

    If and when the selection is approved and certified to the State, 
the Clear List may either be subject to or reserve any rights-of-way 
granted by the BLM. Oil and gas, geothermal, or other leases issued 
under the authority of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C 181 et 
seq.) will remain in effect under the terms and conditions of the 
leases. Pursuant to 43 CFR 2462.2, publication of this notice of 
initial classification in the Federal Register segregates the above 
described lands from all forms of disposal under the public land laws, 
including the mining laws, except for the form of land disposal 
specified in this notice of initial classification. However, this 
notice does not alter the applicability of the public land laws 
governing the use of the lands under lease, license, or permit, or 
governing the disposal of their mineral and vegetative resources, other 
than under the mining laws.
    The segregative effect of a classification for this form of 
disposal will terminate in one of the following ways:
    (1) Disposal of the lands.
    (2) Publication in the Federal Register of a notice of termination 
of the classification.
    (3) An Act of Congress.

    Authority: 43 CFR 2400.

Ruth Welch,
BLM Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-26365 Filed 10-15-15; 8:45 am]
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