Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Notice of Public Meeting; Montana, 796-798 [2016-00015]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 796 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices the offer to purchase and the full bid price is paid. 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. PT, Monday through Friday, at the BLM– LVFO, except during Federal holidays. In order to determine the 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 regulations and policies on potential future land uses. Through publication of this Notice, the BLM advises that these assumptions may not be endorsed or approved by units of local government. It is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all applicable Federal, State, and local government laws, regulations and policies that may affect the subject lands, including any required dedication of lands for public uses. It is also the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of existing or prospective uses of nearby properties. When conveyed out of Federal ownership, the lands will be subject to any applicable laws, regulations, and policies of the applicable local government for proposed future uses. It is 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. Any land lacking access from a public road or highway will be conveyed as such, and future access acquisition will be the responsibility of the buyer. Any comments regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed by the BLM Nevada State Director or other authorized official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action in response to such comments. In the absence of any comments, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2. Vanessa L. Hice, Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands. [FR Doc. 2016–00016 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [16X LLAK910000.L13100000. DB0000.LXSINSSI0000] Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative—Science Technical Advisory Panel Bureau of Land Management Alaska, North Slope Science Initiative, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)—Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held February 8–10, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The meeting will be held in the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 930 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775. The meeting will begin on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 417. The meeting will continue in Room 501 on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9–10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. There will be an opportunity for public comment from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denny Lassuy, Acting Director, North Slope Science Initiative, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271– 4212 or email dlassuy@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, seven 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 NSSI STAP provides advice and recommendations to the NSSI Oversight Group regarding priority information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 needs for management decisions across the North Slope of Alaska. These priority information needs may include recommendations on inventory, monitoring, and research activities that contribute to informed resource management decisions. This meeting will include introductions of new appointees, review of STAP procedures, continued review of emerging issues, and application of North Slope Scenarios implications to inventory, monitoring and research priorities. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, transportation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the NSSI Director. The public may present written comments to the STAP through the NSSI Acting Director. 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. 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. Bud C. Cribley, State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–00002 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTM03000–L14400000.ET0000 16X1109AF; MTM 82330] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Notice of Public Meeting; Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7254, as corrected, for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7254 withdrew 19,687 acres of public mineral estate in Toole and Liberty Counties, Montana, from location and entry under the United States mining law to provide enhanced protection of the unique resources within the Sweet Grass Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and surrounding areas. The lands have been and will remain open to the mineral and geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials disposal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES under the Materials Act. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7254 will expire on April 9, 2017, unless it is extended. This notice amends the land description in PLO No. 7254 and gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action. This notice also announces the date, time, and location of the public meeting to be held in conjunction with the proposed extension. DATES: Comments must be received by April 6, 2016. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public meeting in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension on February 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the BLM Havre Field Manager, 3990 HWY 2 West, Havre, Montana 59501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Micah Lee, BLM Havre Field Office, 406–262–2851, or Debby Sorg, BLM Montana/Dakotas State Office, 406–896– 5045. 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 either of the above individuals. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7254 (62 FR 17633 (1997)), as corrected (62 FR 22964 (1997)), will expire April 9, 2017, unless it is extended, and is incorporated herein by reference. The BLM has filed an application requesting that the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management extend PLO No. 7254 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7254 withdrew 19,687 acres of public mineral estate in Toole and Liberty Counties, Montana, from location and entry under the United States mining law, subject to valid existing rights. This notice amends the land description as the result of a resurvey due to the cancellation of mineral survey 3418. The public mineral estate withdrawn by PLO No. 7254 is now described as follows: Principal Meridian, Montana T. 37 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 1, lots 5 thru 8; Sec. 2, lots 5 and 6, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 11, E1⁄2NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, lots 1 thru 8, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, and S1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 13, lots 1 thru 5, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, lots 1, 2, and 3, N1⁄2, SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, E1⁄2NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, E1⁄2NE1⁄4; VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Sec. 23, lot 1, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, lots 1 thru 4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 25, lots 1 thru 10, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 26, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 27, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 35, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 36 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 5, lot 4; Sec. 6, lots 1 and 2, and SW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 23, E1⁄2NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 25, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4. T. 37 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 5, lot 8; Sec. 6, lots 6 thru 10; Sec. 7, lots 1 thru 4, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 17, W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 18, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 19, lots 2, 3, and 4, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 20, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 30, lots 1 thru 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 31, lots 1, 2, and 3, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4. T. 35 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 3, lot 4 and SW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 4, lots 1 and 2, and S1⁄2NE1⁄4. T. 36 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 7, lot 2, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 9, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 10, S1⁄2SW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 11, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 15, NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 17, lots 1 and 2, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 18, lots 5, 6, 11, and 12, and NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 19, lots 3 and 4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 20, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 21, NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 22, NW1⁄4; Sec. 28, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 29, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 30, lots 1 and 2, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 31, lots 2 and 3, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 33, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 35 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 2, lot 2, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 36 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 1, lots 1, 2, and 3, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 9, SE1⁄4; Sec. 10, lots 3 and 4, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 24, lots 1 thru 4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 25, lots 1 thru 6, NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 26, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 797 Sec. 34, E1⁄2NE1⁄4 and SW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 35, E1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 36, lots 1, 2, 3, and 5. T. 37 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 34, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 35, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 35 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 5, lot 4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 6, lots 1, 2, and 5, and SW1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 36 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 3, lot 1 and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 5, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 6, lot 6, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lot 1, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 8, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and W1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 9, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 14, S1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 18, N1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 19, lots 1 thru 9, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 20, lot 1, lots 5 thru 8, N1⁄2, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 21, N1⁄2NE1/4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1/4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 26, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 28, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 29, lots 1 thru 5, lots 7 thru 10, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 30, lots 1 thru 4, E1⁄2, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 31, lots 1 thru 4, lot 6, E1⁄2, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 32, lots 1 thru 5, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 34, N1⁄2NE1⁄4. T. 37 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 29, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 30, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 19,686.09 acres of public mineral estate in Toole and Liberty Counties. The purpose of the proposed extension is to continue to protect the unique resources within the Sweet Grass Hills ACEC and surrounding areas. The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate protection. There are no suitable alternative sites available where the withdrawal would facilitate the protection necessary. No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension. 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 Havre Field Manager by April 6, 2016, at the address above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Havre E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 798 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices Field Office, 3990 HWY 2 West, Havre, Montana 59501, during regular business hours. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice is hereby given that a public meeting in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension will be held at the Chester Senior Center, 618 E. Adams Ave., Chester, Montana 59522 on February 10, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. The BLM will publish a notice of the time and place in at least one newspaper of general circulation no less than 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. This application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4. Peter A. McFadden, Chief, Branch of Realty, Lands, and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–00015 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–19846; PCU00RP14.R50000–PPWOCRDN0] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address in this notice by February 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390– 6343, email Anna.Pardo@bia.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 under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the physical custody of the Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ. The human remains were removed from areas around Pyramid Lake, Washoe County, NV. 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 museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada. History and Description of the Remains In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from a site located on the Northwest corner of Pyramid Lake in Washoe County, NV, by F.A. Riddell (State of California Division of Beaches and Parks) and H. Norcross, and donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. At the request of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, these human remains were transferred to the Arizona State Museum in 2013 for documentation and PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 temporary custody. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date prior to 1955, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a small cave in ‘‘Paul Bunyan’s Corral’’ located on the east side of Pyramid Lake in Washoe County, NV. They were donated by M. Wheat to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in 1955. At the request of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, these human remains were transferred to the Arizona State Museum in 2013 for documentation and temporary custody. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date prior to 1922, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the east side of Pyramid Lake in Washoe County, NV, by Peterson Pancho and donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in 1922. At the request of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, these human remains were transferred to the Arizona State Museum in 2013 for documentation and temporary custody. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date prior to 1923, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from south of Pyramid Lake in Washoe County, NV, by Peterson Pancho and donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in 1923. At the request of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, these human remains were transferred to the Arizona State Museum in 2013 for documentation and temporary custody. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on physical characteristics including cranial and dental morphology. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 11 E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLMTM03000-L14400000.ET0000 16X1109AF; MTM 82330]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Notice of Public 
Meeting; Montana

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals 
Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) 
No. 7254, as corrected, for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7254 
withdrew 19,687 acres of public mineral estate in Toole and Liberty 
Counties, Montana, from location and entry under the United States 
mining law to provide enhanced protection of the unique resources 
within the Sweet Grass Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern 
(ACEC) and surrounding areas. The lands have been and will remain open 
to the mineral and geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials 
disposal

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under the Materials Act. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7254 will 
expire on April 9, 2017, unless it is extended. This notice amends the 
land description in PLO No. 7254 and gives an opportunity to comment on 
the proposed action. This notice also announces the date, time, and 
location of the public meeting to be held in conjunction with the 
proposed extension.

DATES: Comments must be received by April 6, 2016. The Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) will hold a public meeting in connection with the 
proposed withdrawal extension on February 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the BLM Havre Field Manager, 3990 
HWY 2 West, Havre, Montana 59501.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Micah Lee, BLM Havre Field Office, 
406-262-2851, or Debby Sorg, BLM Montana/Dakotas State Office, 406-896-
5045. 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 either of the above individuals. The FIRS is available 24 
hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the 
above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business 
hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7254 (62 
FR 17633 (1997)), as corrected (62 FR 22964 (1997)), will expire April 
9, 2017, unless it is extended, and is incorporated herein by 
reference. The BLM has filed an application requesting that the 
Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management extend PLO No. 
7254 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7254 withdrew 19,687 acres 
of public mineral estate in Toole and Liberty Counties, Montana, from 
location and entry under the United States mining law, subject to valid 
existing rights. This notice amends the land description as the result 
of a resurvey due to the cancellation of mineral survey 3418. The 
public mineral estate withdrawn by PLO No. 7254 is now described as 
follows:

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 37 N., R. 1 E.,
    Sec. 1, lots 5 thru 8;
    Sec. 2, lots 5 and 6, and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, E\1/2\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, lots 1 thru 8, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and S\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, lots 1 thru 5, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, 
SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, lots 1, 2, and 3, N\1/2\, SW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, E\1/2\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, E\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, lot 1, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, S\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, lots 1 thru 4, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\, and W\1/2\SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 25, lots 1 thru 10, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 27, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and 
NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 36 N., R. 2 E.,
    Sec. 5, lot 4;
    Sec. 6, lots 1 and 2, and SW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, E\1/2\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 25, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\.
T. 37 N., R. 2 E.,
    Sec. 5, lot 8;
    Sec. 6, lots 6 thru 10;
    Sec. 7, lots 1 thru 4, and E\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 18, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, lots 2, 3, and 4, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and 
NE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, lots 1 thru 4, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 31, lots 1, 2, and 3, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/
4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\.
T. 35 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 3, lot 4 and SW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 4, lots 1 and 2, and S\1/2\NE\1/4\.
T. 36 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 7, lot 2, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, 
and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\ and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, S\1/2\SW\1/4\ and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, lots 1 and 2, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 18, lots 5, 6, 11, and 12, and NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, lots 3 and 4, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 28, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, and SW\1/
4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, lots 1 and 2, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/
2\NW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 31, lots 2 and 3, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, 
W\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 33, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 35 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 2, lot 2, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/
4\.
T. 36 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 1, lots 1, 2, and 3, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and NE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, lots 3 and 4, and E\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, lots 1 thru 4, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and NW\1/
4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 25, lots 1 thru 6, NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SW\1/
4\;
    Sec. 26, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, E\1/2\NE\1/4\ and SW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, E\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 36, lots 1, 2, 3, and 5.
T. 37 N., R. 4 E.,
    Sec. 34, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and N\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 35 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 5, lot 4, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, and NE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 6, lots 1, 2, and 5, and SW\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 36 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 3, lot 1 and NE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 4, W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 5, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 6, lot 6, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lot 1, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, and NE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and W\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, S\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 18, N\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, lots 1 thru 9, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, SE\1/
4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, lot 1, lots 5 thru 8, N\1/2\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, N\1/2\NE1/4, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW1/4, N\1/2\SW\1/
4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 28, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, lots 1 thru 5, lots 7 thru 10, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, lots 1 thru 4, E\1/2\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and E\1/2\SW\1/
4\;
    Sec. 31, lots 1 thru 4, lot 6, E\1/2\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, lots 1 thru 5, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, N\1/2\NE\1/4\.
T. 37 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 29, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

    The areas described aggregate 19,686.09 acres of public mineral 
estate in Toole and Liberty Counties.

    The purpose of the proposed extension is to continue to protect the 
unique resources within the Sweet Grass Hills ACEC and surrounding 
areas.
    The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative 
agreement would not provide adequate protection.
    There are no suitable alternative sites available where the 
withdrawal would facilitate the protection necessary.
    No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the 
requested withdrawal extension.
    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 Havre Field Manager by April 6, 2016, at 
the address above.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the Havre

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Field Office, 3990 HWY 2 West, Havre, Montana 59501, during regular 
business hours.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Notice is hereby given that a public meeting in connection with the 
proposed withdrawal extension will be held at the Chester Senior 
Center, 618 E. Adams Ave., Chester, Montana 59522 on February 10, 2016 
from 3 to 5 p.m. The BLM will publish a notice of the time and place in 
at least one newspaper of general circulation no less than 30 days 
before the scheduled date of the meeting.
    This application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4.

Peter A. McFadden,
Chief, Branch of Realty, Lands, and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-00015 Filed 1-6-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DN-P