Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 39 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV, 793-796 [2016-00016]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–00032 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLNVS00560 L58530000 EU0000 241A; 14– 08807; MO# 4500087351] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 39 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 39 parcels of public land totaling 608.57 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values (FMV). The BLM is proposing to offer the parcels for sale pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the sale until February 22, 2016. The sale by sealed bid and oral public auction will occur on April 26, 2016, at Clark County Government Center, Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89155 at 10 a.m., Pacific Time (PT). The FMV for the parcels will be available 30 days prior to the sale. The BLM will start accepting sealed bids beginning April 12, 2016. Sealed bids must be received by the BLM, Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO) no later than 4:30 p.m. PT on April 21, 2016. The BLM will open sealed bids on the day of the sale just prior to the oral bidding. ADDRESSES: Mail written comments and submit sealed bids to the BLM LVFO, Assistant Field Manager, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuela Johnson by email: m15johns@ rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 The BLM proposes to offer 39 parcels of public land in the southwest and southeast areas of the Las Vegas Valley. The subject public lands are legally described as: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: blm.gov, or by telephone: 702–515– 5224. General information on previous BLM public land sales can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/snplma/ Land_Auctions.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. N–80692, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 30, lot 22. N–80694, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 30, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–80695, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 30, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–92827, 20.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 12, W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94200, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 13, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94201, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 15, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94202, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 15, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94203, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 15, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–79533, 14.25 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 32. N–79552, 10.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94204, 47.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–84196, 15.57 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, lots 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and 67. N–79545, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 19, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94205, 25.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 23, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 793 NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94206, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 24, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94207, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 24, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94208, 5.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 26, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94209, 1.25 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94210, 1.25 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94211, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. N–94212, 2.50 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 30, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94213, 20.00 acres: T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 32, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94214, 28.75 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 17, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94215, 5.00 acres: T. 19 S., R. 59 E., Sec. 36, E1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94216, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 8, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94217, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 9, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94218, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 9, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–94293, 105.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61E., Sec. 9, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–85668, 20.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 9, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94219, 20.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 9, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94224, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 9, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94220, 10.00 acres: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 794 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 10, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–81969, 25.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 10, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94221, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 10, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–81970, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 10, N1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–81978, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 10, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. N–79699, 10.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 10, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. N–94222, 140.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 16, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. N–94223, 5.00 acres: T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 16, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 608.57 acres. A sales matrix is available on the BLM Web site at http://www.blm.gov/snplma. The sales matrix provides information specific to each sale parcel such as legal description, physical location, encumbrances, acreage, and FMV. The FMV for each parcel will be available in the sales matrix as soon as approved by the BLM and no later than 30 days prior to the sale. This competitive sale is in conformance with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan and decision LD–1, approved by Record of Decision on October 5, 1998, and complies with Section 203 of FLPMA. The Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Environmental Impact Statement analyzed the sale parcels and the Record of Decision on December 23, 2004 approved the suitability for the sale of these parcels. A parcel-specific Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy document numbered DOI–BLM–NV– S010–2015–0120–DNA was prepared in connection with this Notice of Realty Action. Submit comments on this sale Notice to the address in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including any 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. The BLM will also publish this Notice once a week for 3 consecutive weeks in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Sale procedures: Registration for oral bidding will begin at 8 a.m. PT and will end at 10 a.m. PT at the Clark County Government Center, Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155, on the day of the sale, April 26, 2016. There will be no prior registration before the sale date. To participate in the competitive sale, all registered bidders must submit a bid guarantee deposit in the amount of $10,000 by certified check, postal money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable to the Department of the Interior-Bureau of Land Management on the day of the sale or submit the bid guarantee deposit along with the sealed bids. The public sale auction will be through sealed and oral bids. Sealedbids will be opened and recorded on the day of the sale to determine the high bids among the qualified bids received. Sealed-bids above the FMV will set the starting point for oral bidding on a parcel. Parcels that receive no qualified sealed bids will begin at the established FMV. Bidders who are participating and attending the oral auction on the day of the sale are not required to submit a sealed-bid but may choose to do so. Sealed-bid envelopes must be clearly marked on the lower front left corner with the parcel number and name of the sale, for example: ‘‘N–XXXXX, 39-parcel SNPLMA Spring Sale 2016.’’ Sealed bids must include an amount not less than 20 percent of the total bid amount and the $10,000 bid guarantee noted above by certified check, postal money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable to the ‘‘Department of the Interior-Bureau of Land Management.’’ The bid guarantee and bid deposit may be combined into one form of deposit; the bidder must specify the amounts of the bid deposit and the bid guarantee. The BLM will not accept personal or company checks. The sealed-bid envelope must contain the 20 percent bid deposit, bid guarantee, and a completed and signed ‘‘Certificate of Eligibility’’ form stating the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the entity or person submitting the bid. Certificate of Eligibility and registration forms are available at the BLM LVFO at the address listed in the PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES section and on the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/ snplma/Land_Auctions.html. Pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3–1(c), if two or more sealed-bid envelopes containing valid bids of the same amount are received, oral bidding will start at the sealed-bid amount. If there are no oral bids on the parcel, the authorized officer will determine the winning bidder. Bids for less than the federally approved FMV will not be qualified. The highest qualifying bid for any parcel will be declared the high bid. The apparent high bidder must submit a deposit of not less than 20 percent of the successful bid by 3 p.m. PT on the day of the sale in the form of a certified check, postal money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable in U.S. dollars to the ‘‘Department of the Interior—Bureau of Land Management.’’ Funds must be delivered no later than 3 p.m. PT on the day of the sale to the BLM Collection Officers at the Clark County Government Center, Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155. The BLM–LVFO will not accept any funds. The BLM will send the successful bidder(s) a highbidder letter with detailed information for full payment. All funds submitted with unsuccessful bids will be returned to the bidders or their authorized representative upon presentation of an acceptable photo identification at the BLM–LVFO or by certified mail. The apparent high bidder may choose to apply the bid guarantee towards the required deposit. Failure to submit the deposit following the close of the sale under 43 CFR 2711.3–1(d) will result in forfeiture of the bid guarantee. If the successful bidder offers to purchase more than one parcel and fails to submit the 20 percent bid deposit resulting in default on any single parcel following the sale, the BLM will retain the $10,000 bid guarantee, and may cancel the sale of all the parcels to that bidder. If a high bidder is unable to consummate the transaction for any reason, the BLM may offer the parcel to the second highest bidder for their bid. If there are no acceptable bids, a parcel may remain available for sale at a future date in accordance with competitive sale procedures without further legal notice. Federal law requires that bidders must be: (1) A citizen of the United States 18 years of age or older; (2) A corporation subject to the laws of any State or of the United States; (3) A State, State instrumentality, or political subdivision authorized to hold property; or (4) An entity legally capable of conveying and holding lands or E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices interests therein under the laws of the State of Nevada. Evidence of United States citizenship is a birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers. Failure to submit the above requested documents to the BLM within 30 days from receipt of the high-bidder letter will result in cancellation of the sale and forfeiture of the bid deposit. Citizenship documents and Articles of Incorporation (as applicable) must be provided to the BLM–LVFO for each sale. The successful bidder is allowed 180 days from the date of the sale to submit the remainder of the full purchase price. According to SNPLMA as amended, Public Law 105–263 section 4(c), lands identified within the Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary are withdrawn from location and entry, under the mining laws and from operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws until such time as the Secretary terminates the withdrawal or the lands are patented. Any subsequent applications will not be accepted, will not be considered as filed, and will be returned to the applicant. The segregative effect of this Notice terminates upon issuance of a patent or other document of conveyance to such lands. Terms and Conditions: All minerals for the sale parcels will be reserved to the United States. The patents will contain a mineral reservation to the United States for all minerals. The BLM refers interested parties to the regulation at 43 CFR 3601.71(b), which provides that the owner of the surface estate of lands with reserved Federal minerals may ‘‘use a minimal amount of mineral materials for personal use’’ within the boundaries of the surface estate without a sales contract or permit. The regulation provides that all other use, absent statutory or other express authority, requires a sales contract or permit. We also refer interested parties to the explanation of this regulatory language in the preamble to the final rule published in the Federal Register in 2001, which stated that minimal use ‘‘would not include large-scale use of mineral materials, even within the boundaries of the surface estate.’’ 66 FR 58894 (Nov. 23, 2001). Further explanation is contained in BLM Instruction Memorandum No. 2014–085 (April 23, 2014), available on BLM’s Web site at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/ en/info/regulations/Instruction_Memos_ and_Bulletins/national_instruction/ 2014/im_2014-085__unauthorized.html. The parcels are subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, and certain encumbrances in favor of third parties. Prior to patent issuance, a VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 holder of any right-of-way (ROW) within the sale parcels will have the opportunity to amend the ROW for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable, or conversion to an easement. The BLM will notify valid existing ROW holders of record of their ability to convert their compliant ROWs to perpetual ROWs or easement. In accordance with Federal regulations at 43 CFR 2807.15, once notified, each valid holder may apply for the conversion of their current authorization. The following numbered terms and conditions will appear on the conveyance documents for the sale parcels: 1. All mineral deposits in the lands so patented, and to it, or persons authorized by it, the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and regulations to be established by the Secretary of the Interior are reserved to the United States, together with all necessary access and exit rights; 2. A right-of-way is reserved for ditches and canals constructed by authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); 3. The parcels are subject to valid existing rights; 4. The parcels are subject to reservations for road, public utilities and flood control purposes, both existing and proposed, in accordance with the local governing entities’ transportation plans; and 5. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the lessee’s/ patentee’s use, occupancy, or occupations on the leased/patented lands. Pursuant to the requirements established by Section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9620(h) (CERCLA), as amended, notice is hereby given that the lands have been examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any hazardous substances have been stored for 1 year or more, nor had any hazardous substances been disposed of or released on the subject property. No warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, is given by the United States as to the title, whether or to what extent the land may be developed, its physical condition, future uses, or any other circumstance or condition. The conveyance of a parcel will not be on a contingency basis. However, to the extent required by law, the parcel is subject to the requirements of Section 120(h) of the CERCLA. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 795 Unless the BLM authorized officer approved other satisfactory arrangements in advance, conveyance of title will be through escrow. Designation of the escrow agent will be through mutual agreement between the BLM and the prospective patentee, and costs of escrow will be borne by the prospective patentee. The BLM–LVFO must receive the request for escrow instructions prior to 30 days before the prospective patentee’s scheduled closing date. There are no exceptions. All name changes and supporting documentation must be received at the BLM–LVFO 30 days from the date on the high-bidder letter by 4:30 p.m. PT. There are no exceptions. To submit a name change, the apparent high bidder must submit the name change in writing on the Certificate of Eligibility form to the BLM–LVFO. The remainder of the full bid price for the parcel must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PT, within 180 days following the day of the sale. Payment must be submitted in the form of a certified check, postal money order, bank draft, cashier’s check, or made available by electronic fund transfer made payable in U.S. dollars to the ‘‘Department of the Interior—Bureau of Land Management’’ to the BLM–LVFO. The BLM will not accept personal or company checks. Arrangements for electronic fund transfer to the BLM for payment of the balance due must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the payment date. Failure to pay the full bid price prior to the expiration of the 180th day will disqualify the high bidder and cause the entire 20 percent bid deposit to be forfeited to the BLM. Forfeiture of the 20 percent bid deposit is in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3–1(d). No exceptions will be made. The BLM cannot accept the remainder of the bid price after the 180th day of the sale date. The BLM will not sign any documents related to 1031 Exchange transactions. The timing for completion of such an exchange is the bidder’s responsibility. The BLM cannot be a party to any 1031 Exchange. In accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3– 1(f), within 30 days the BLM may accept or reject any or all offers to purchase, or withdraw any parcel of land or interest therein from sale if the BLM authorized officer determines consummation of the sale would be inconsistent with any law, or for other reasons as may be provided by applicable law or regulations. No contractual or other rights against the United States may accrue until the BLM officially accepts E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 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

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Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 39 Parcels of Public 
Land in Clark County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 39 
parcels of public land totaling 608.57 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by 
competitive sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values 
(FMV). The BLM is proposing to offer the parcels for sale pursuant to 
the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as 
amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land 
sale regulations.

DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the 
sale until February 22, 2016. The sale by sealed bid and oral public 
auction will occur on April 26, 2016, at Clark County Government 
Center, Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central 
Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89155 at 10 a.m., Pacific Time (PT). The 
FMV for the parcels will be available 30 days prior to the sale. The 
BLM will start accepting sealed bids beginning April 12, 2016. Sealed 
bids must be received by the BLM, Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO) no 
later than 4:30 p.m. PT on April 21, 2016.
    The BLM will open sealed bids on the day of the sale just prior to 
the oral bidding.

ADDRESSES: Mail written comments and submit sealed bids to the BLM 
LVFO, Assistant Field Manager, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las 
Vegas, NV 89130.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuela Johnson by email: 
m15johns@blm.gov, or by telephone: 702-515-5224. General information on 
previous BLM public land sales can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/snplma/Land_Auctions.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 proposes to offer 39 parcels of 
public land in the southwest and southeast areas of the Las Vegas 
Valley. The subject public lands are legally described as:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

N-80692, 5.00 acres:
T. 19 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 30, lot 22.

N-80694, 5.00 acres:
T. 19 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 30, E\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-80695, 5.00 acres:
T. 19 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 30, W\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-92827, 20.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 12, W\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94200, 5.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 13, W\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

N-94201, 2.50 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 15, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-94202, 5.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 15, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\.

N-94203, 2.50 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 15, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-79533, 14.25 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 19, lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 32.

N-79552, 10.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 19, S\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/
4\.

N-94204, 47.50 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 19, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, 
N\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, N\1/
2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-84196, 15.57 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 19, lots 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 and 67.

N-79545, 2.50 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 19, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94205, 25.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 23, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, 
S\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, SE\1/
4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-94206, 5.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 24, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/
4\NW\1/4\.

N-94207, 2.50 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 24, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94208, 5.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 60 E.,
    Sec. 26, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94209, 1.25 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 30, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

N-94210, 1.25 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 30, W\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

N-94211, 2.50 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 30, E\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

N-94212, 2.50 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 30, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94213, 20.00 acres:
T. 22 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 32, S\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, 
N\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.

N-94214, 28.75 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 17, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\, 
SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94215, 5.00 acres:
T. 19 S., R. 59 E.,
    Sec. 36, E\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.

N-94216, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61E.,
    Sec. 8, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94217, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61E.,
    Sec. 9, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-94218, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61E.,
    Sec. 9, S\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-94293, 105.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61E.,
    Sec. 9, S\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/
4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/
2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/
4\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-85668, 20.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 9, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/
2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.

N-94219, 20.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 9, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/
4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
N-94224, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 9, N\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

N-94220, 10.00 acres:

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T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/
4\.

N-81969, 25.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 10, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/
2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\.

N-94221, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-81970, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-81978, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 10, S\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

N-79699, 10.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 10, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/
4\.

N-94222, 140.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 16, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/
2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/
4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, 
N\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/
2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/
4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\.

N-94223, 5.00 acres:
T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,
    Sec. 16, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

The areas described aggregate 608.57 acres.

    A sales matrix is available on the BLM Web site at http://www.blm.gov/snplma. The sales matrix provides information specific to 
each sale parcel such as legal description, physical location, 
encumbrances, acreage, and FMV. The FMV for each parcel will be 
available in the sales matrix as soon as approved by the BLM and no 
later than 30 days prior to the sale.
    This competitive sale is in conformance with the BLM Las Vegas 
Resource Management Plan and decision LD-1, approved by Record of 
Decision on October 5, 1998, and complies with Section 203 of FLPMA. 
The Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Environmental Impact Statement 
analyzed the sale parcels and the Record of Decision on December 23, 
2004 approved the suitability for the sale of these parcels. A parcel-
specific Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy 
document numbered DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2015-0120-DNA was prepared in 
connection with this Notice of Realty Action.
    Submit comments on this sale Notice to the address in the ADDRESSES 
section. 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 any 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. The BLM will also publish this Notice once a week for 3 
consecutive weeks in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
    Sale procedures: Registration for oral bidding will begin at 8 a.m. 
PT and will end at 10 a.m. PT at the Clark County Government Center, 
Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las 
Vegas, NV 89155, on the day of the sale, April 26, 2016. There will be 
no prior registration before the sale date. To participate in the 
competitive sale, all registered bidders must submit a bid guarantee 
deposit in the amount of $10,000 by certified check, postal money 
order, bank draft, or cashier's check made payable to the Department of 
the Interior-Bureau of Land Management on the day of the sale or submit 
the bid guarantee deposit along with the sealed bids. The public sale 
auction will be through sealed and oral bids. Sealed-bids will be 
opened and recorded on the day of the sale to determine the high bids 
among the qualified bids received. Sealed-bids above the FMV will set 
the starting point for oral bidding on a parcel. Parcels that receive 
no qualified sealed bids will begin at the established FMV. Bidders who 
are participating and attending the oral auction on the day of the sale 
are not required to submit a sealed-bid but may choose to do so.
    Sealed-bid envelopes must be clearly marked on the lower front left 
corner with the parcel number and name of the sale, for example: ``N-
XXXXX, 39-parcel SNPLMA Spring Sale 2016.'' Sealed bids must include an 
amount not less than 20 percent of the total bid amount and the $10,000 
bid guarantee noted above by certified check, postal money order, bank 
draft, or cashier's check made payable to the ``Department of the 
Interior-Bureau of Land Management.'' The bid guarantee and bid deposit 
may be combined into one form of deposit; the bidder must specify the 
amounts of the bid deposit and the bid guarantee. The BLM will not 
accept personal or company checks. The sealed-bid envelope must contain 
the 20 percent bid deposit, bid guarantee, and a completed and signed 
``Certificate of Eligibility'' form stating the name, mailing address, 
and telephone number of the entity or person submitting the bid. 
Certificate of Eligibility and registration forms are available at the 
BLM LVFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section and on the BLM 
Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/snplma/Land_Auctions.html. 
Pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3-1(c), if two or more sealed-bid envelopes 
containing valid bids of the same amount are received, oral bidding 
will start at the sealed-bid amount. If there are no oral bids on the 
parcel, the authorized officer will determine the winning bidder. Bids 
for less than the federally approved FMV will not be qualified. The 
highest qualifying bid for any parcel will be declared the high bid. 
The apparent high bidder must submit a deposit of not less than 20 
percent of the successful bid by 3 p.m. PT on the day of the sale in 
the form of a certified check, postal money order, bank draft, or 
cashier's check made payable in U.S. dollars to the ``Department of the 
Interior--Bureau of Land Management.'' Funds must be delivered no later 
than 3 p.m. PT on the day of the sale to the BLM Collection Officers at 
the Clark County Government Center, Clark County Commission Chambers, 
500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155. The BLM-LVFO will 
not accept any funds. The BLM will send the successful bidder(s) a 
high-bidder letter with detailed information for full payment.
    All funds submitted with unsuccessful bids will be returned to the 
bidders or their authorized representative upon presentation of an 
acceptable photo identification at the BLM-LVFO or by certified mail. 
The apparent high bidder may choose to apply the bid guarantee towards 
the required deposit. Failure to submit the deposit following the close 
of the sale under 43 CFR 2711.3-1(d) will result in forfeiture of the 
bid guarantee. If the successful bidder offers to purchase more than 
one parcel and fails to submit the 20 percent bid deposit resulting in 
default on any single parcel following the sale, the BLM will retain 
the $10,000 bid guarantee, and may cancel the sale of all the parcels 
to that bidder. If a high bidder is unable to consummate the 
transaction for any reason, the BLM may offer the parcel to the second 
highest bidder for their bid. If there are no acceptable bids, a parcel 
may remain available for sale at a future date in accordance with 
competitive sale procedures without further legal notice.
    Federal law requires that bidders must be: (1) A citizen of the 
United States 18 years of age or older; (2) A corporation subject to 
the laws of any State or of the United States; (3) A State, State 
instrumentality, or political subdivision authorized to hold property; 
or (4) An entity legally capable of conveying and holding lands or

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interests therein under the laws of the State of Nevada.
    Evidence of United States citizenship is a birth certificate, 
passport, or naturalization papers. Failure to submit the above 
requested documents to the BLM within 30 days from receipt of the high-
bidder letter will result in cancellation of the sale and forfeiture of 
the bid deposit. Citizenship documents and Articles of Incorporation 
(as applicable) must be provided to the BLM-LVFO for each sale. The 
successful bidder is allowed 180 days from the date of the sale to 
submit the remainder of the full purchase price.
    According to SNPLMA as amended, Public Law 105-263 section 4(c), 
lands identified within the Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary are 
withdrawn from location and entry, under the mining laws and from 
operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws until 
such time as the Secretary terminates the withdrawal or the lands are 
patented. Any subsequent applications will not be accepted, will not be 
considered as filed, and will be returned to the applicant. The 
segregative effect of this Notice terminates upon issuance of a patent 
or other document of conveyance to such lands.
    Terms and Conditions: All minerals for the sale parcels will be 
reserved to the United States. The patents will contain a mineral 
reservation to the United States for all minerals. The BLM refers 
interested parties to the regulation at 43 CFR 3601.71(b), which 
provides that the owner of the surface estate of lands with reserved 
Federal minerals may ``use a minimal amount of mineral materials for 
personal use'' within the boundaries of the surface estate without a 
sales contract or permit. The regulation provides that all other use, 
absent statutory or other express authority, requires a sales contract 
or permit. We also refer interested parties to the explanation of this 
regulatory language in the preamble to the final rule published in the 
Federal Register in 2001, which stated that minimal use ``would not 
include large-scale use of mineral materials, even within the 
boundaries of the surface estate.'' 66 FR 58894 (Nov. 23, 2001). 
Further explanation is contained in BLM Instruction Memorandum No. 
2014-085 (April 23, 2014), available on BLM's Web site at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/regulations/Instruction_Memos_and_Bulletins/national_instruction/2014/im_2014-085__unauthorized.html.
    The parcels are subject to limitations prescribed by law and 
regulation, and certain encumbrances in favor of third parties. Prior 
to patent issuance, a holder of any right-of-way (ROW) within the sale 
parcels will have the opportunity to amend the ROW for conversion to a 
new term, including perpetuity, if applicable, or conversion to an 
easement. The BLM will notify valid existing ROW holders of record of 
their ability to convert their compliant ROWs to perpetual ROWs or 
easement. In accordance with Federal regulations at 43 CFR 2807.15, 
once notified, each valid holder may apply for the conversion of their 
current authorization.
    The following numbered terms and conditions will appear on the 
conveyance documents for the sale parcels:
    1. All mineral deposits in the lands so patented, and to it, or 
persons authorized by it, the right to prospect for, mine, and remove 
such deposits from the same under applicable law and regulations to be 
established by the Secretary of the Interior are reserved to the United 
States, together with all necessary access and exit rights;
    2. A right-of-way is reserved for ditches and canals constructed by 
authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 
U.S.C. 945);
    3. The parcels are subject to valid existing rights;
    4. The parcels are subject to reservations for road, public 
utilities and flood control purposes, both existing and proposed, in 
accordance with the local governing entities' transportation plans; and
    5. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United 
States from claims arising out of the lessee's/patentee's use, 
occupancy, or occupations on the leased/patented lands.
    Pursuant to the requirements established by Section 120(h) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 
42 U.S.C. 9620(h) (CERCLA), as amended, notice is hereby given that the 
lands have been examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any 
hazardous substances have been stored for 1 year or more, nor had any 
hazardous substances been disposed of or released on the subject 
property.
    No warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, is given by the 
United States as to the title, whether or to what extent the land may 
be developed, its physical condition, future uses, or any other 
circumstance or condition. The conveyance of a parcel will not be on a 
contingency basis. However, to the extent required by law, the parcel 
is subject to the requirements of Section 120(h) of the CERCLA.
    Unless the BLM authorized officer approved other satisfactory 
arrangements in advance, conveyance of title will be through escrow. 
Designation of the escrow agent will be through mutual agreement 
between the BLM and the prospective patentee, and costs of escrow will 
be borne by the prospective patentee.
    The BLM-LVFO must receive the request for escrow instructions prior 
to 30 days before the prospective patentee's scheduled closing date. 
There are no exceptions.
    All name changes and supporting documentation must be received at 
the BLM-LVFO 30 days from the date on the high-bidder letter by 4:30 
p.m. PT. There are no exceptions. To submit a name change, the apparent 
high bidder must submit the name change in writing on the Certificate 
of Eligibility form to the BLM-LVFO.
    The remainder of the full bid price for the parcel must be received 
no later than 4:30 p.m. PT, within 180 days following the day of the 
sale. Payment must be submitted in the form of a certified check, 
postal money order, bank draft, cashier's check, or made available by 
electronic fund transfer made payable in U.S. dollars to the 
``Department of the Interior--Bureau of Land Management'' to the BLM-
LVFO. The BLM will not accept personal or company checks.
    Arrangements for electronic fund transfer to the BLM for payment of 
the balance due must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the payment 
date. Failure to pay the full bid price prior to the expiration of the 
180th day will disqualify the high bidder and cause the entire 20 
percent bid deposit to be forfeited to the BLM. Forfeiture of the 20 
percent bid deposit is in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3-1(d). No 
exceptions will be made. The BLM cannot accept the remainder of the bid 
price after the 180th day of the sale date.
    The BLM will not sign any documents related to 1031 Exchange 
transactions. The timing for completion of such an exchange is the 
bidder's responsibility. The BLM cannot be a party to any 1031 
Exchange.
    In accordance with 43 CFR 2711.3-1(f), within 30 days the BLM may 
accept or reject any or all offers to purchase, or withdraw any parcel 
of land or interest therein from sale if the BLM authorized officer 
determines consummation of the sale would be inconsistent with any law, 
or for other reasons as may be provided by applicable law or 
regulations. No contractual or other rights against the United States 
may accrue until the BLM officially accepts

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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.

    Authority:  43 CFR 2711.1-2.

Vanessa L. Hice,
Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands.
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