Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Washington, 96481-96483 [2016-31746]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2016 / Notices avoid or lessen the proposed withdrawal’s environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure consideration of your comments on the proposal in the final EIS, it is important that the BLM receive your comments before March 28, 2017. After the comments are reviewed, any significant new issues will be investigated, modifications will be made to the draft EIS, and a final EIS will be published and distributed. The final EIS will contain the agency’s responses to timely comments received on the draft EIS. In accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR 2310.3–1(b)(2)(iv) and 40 CFR 1506.6(b), for a period until March 28, 2017, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal amendment as it relates to the lands in the six states and/or the draft EIS may present their views in writing to Mark Mackiewicz, BLM WO, C/O Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501, or by email to: sagebrush_withdrawals@blm.gov or by attending one of the public meetings on the dates and times as noted below. Notice is also hereby given that public meetings in connection with the proposed withdrawal and the release of the draft EIS will be held on the following dates, times, and locations: Monday, February 13, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.—Great Northern Hotel, 2 South 1st Street, Malta, MT 59538 Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—BLM West Desert District Office, 2370 S. Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City, UT 84119 Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Rock Springs BLM Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901 Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 5p.m. to 7 p.m.—Shiloh Suites Conference Hotel, 780 Lindsay Blvd., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—The Nugget, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Lakeview BLM District Office, 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, OR 97720 Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Elko Conference Center, 724 Moren Way, Elko, NV 89801 Friday, February 24, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Best Western Vista Inn, 2645 Airport Way, Boise, ID 83709 The public will have an opportunity to provide oral and written comments at the meetings. All comments received will be considered before any VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Dec 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 recommendation concerning the proposed withdrawal is submitted to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management for final action. Comments including names and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BLM Washington Office at the address noted above, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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. Jenna Whitlock, Acting Deputy Director, Operations, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2016–31629 Filed 12–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR936000.L14400000.ET0000 FUND. 17XL1109AF. WAOR068905 HAG17–0040] Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Washington Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior withdraw, for a period of 20 years, approximately 340,079 acres of National Forest System lands located in the Methow Valley, Okanagan National Forest. The purpose of the withdrawal is to protect the area while Congress considers legislation to permanently withdraw the lands, and to protect the value of ecological and recreational resources of the Methow Valley. Publication of this notice segregates the lands, subject to valid existing rights, for up to 2 years from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, location and entry under the United States mining laws, and operation of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws. This notice also gives the public an opportunity to comment on the application for withdrawal. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 96481 Comments must be received by March 30, 2017. The date(s) and location(s) of meetings related to the application for withdrawal will be announced at least 30 days in advance of the meetings through local media, newspapers and the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the BLM Oregon/Washington State Director, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208–2965. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Childers, BLM Oregon/ Washington State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208–2965 or by phone at 503–808–6225. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant is the USFS. The application requests the Secretary of the Interior withdraw for a period of 20 years, subject to valid existing rights, the following described National Forest System lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, location and entry under the United States mining laws, and operation of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws to protect the value of ecological and recreational resources of the Methow Valley and to protect the area while legislation to permanently withdraw the lands is being considered. Recreation accounts for a substantial share of the Methow Valley community’s economy while the watershed provides habitat for several threatened and endangered species. Legislation is currently pending in the 114th Congress as S.2991 and identified as the ‘‘Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016.’’ DATES: Okanogan National Forest Willamette Meridian T. 34 N., R. 20 E., Sec. 10, except that portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and south of the ridge dividing Little Bridge Creek and Wolf Creek; Sec. 11; Secs. 14 and 15, those portions lying northerly of the ridge dividing Little Bridge Creek and Wolf Creek; Tract 37; Protraction block 37; Protraction blocks 38 and 39, except those portions lying within the Lake ChelanSawtooth Wilderness; Protraction block 43, that portion lying westerly of the ridge beginning in the SW1⁄4 and termination in the NE1⁄4 dividing Wolf Creek and Rader Creek; E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 96482 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2016 / Notices Protraction block 44, that portion lying westerly of the ridge in the NW1⁄4. T. 34 N., R. 21 E., Sec. 6, W1⁄2, that portion lying north of the ridge in the SW1⁄4, except lots 4, 7, 8, and HES 218A. T. 35 N., R. 18 E., Secs. 10 thru 12, those portions lying southerly of ridge dividing Cedar Creek from Silver Star, Varden, and Early Winters Creeks; Secs. 13 and 14; Secs. 15, 16, and 21, those portions lying southerly and easterly of ridge dividing Cedar Creek from Early Winters Creek; Secs. 22 thru 24; Secs. 25 thru 27, except those portions within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness; Sec. 28, except that portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and including that portion lying easterly of ridge dividing Cedar Creek and Early Winters Creek; Secs. 33, 34, and 36, except those portions within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. T. 35 N., R. 19 E., Secs. 2 and 3; Sec. 4, that portion lying easterly of Cedar Creek and southwesterly of ridge in SW1⁄4; Secs. 5, 6 and 7, those portions lying southerly of ridge dividing Cedar Creek from Pekin and Varden Creeks; Secs. 8 thru 11; Sec. 14, except that portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness; Secs. 15 thru 21; Secs. 22 and 23 and 26 thru 31, except those portions within the Lake ChelanSawtooth Wilderness; Protraction blocks 37 and 38; Protraction blocks 39 and 40, except those portions within the Lake ChelanSawtooth Wilderness. T. 35 N., R. 20 E., Secs. 1 and 2; Sec. 3, lots 1 through 4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4; Sec. 4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 6, except HES 202; Sec. 7 and 8; Sec. 9, W1⁄2, except N1⁄2NW1⁄4 and HES 182; Sec. 10, lot 1, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Secs. 11 and 12; Sec. 13, N1⁄2; Sec. 14, N1⁄2, except HES 180; Sec. 16, lots 3 thru 11, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and S1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 17, except Mineral Survey No. 1005, Tip Top Lode; Sec. 18; Sec. 19 and 20, except those portions within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness; Sec. 21 and 22; Sec. 23, SW1⁄4; Secs. 26 thru 29 and 35, except those portions within the Lake ChelanSawtooth Wilderness. T. 35 N., R. 22 E., Secs. 1 thru 5; Secs. 8 thru 12; Secs. 13 and 14, those portions lying northerly of ridge dividing Perarrygin Creek from Bear and Blue Buck Creek; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Dec 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 Secs. 15 thru 17; Secs. 21 and 22, those portions lying northerly of ridge dividing Perarrygin Creek from Bear Creek; protraction block 37; Protraction blocks 38 and 39, except HES 211; Protraction block 40; Protraction blocks 41 and 43, those portions lying northerly of ridge dividing Perarrygin Creek from Bear Creek. T. 35 N., R. 23 E., Sec. 4, that portion lying northwesterly of the ridge that divides North Fork Boulder Creek and Granite Creek; Secs. 5 and 6; Secs. 7 thru 9; Sec. 18, those portions lying northerly of the ridge that divides Boulder Creek and Blue Buck Creek. T. 36 N., R. 17 E., Secs. 1 thru 3; Secs. 4, 5, 7 and 8, those portions lying in Okanogan County; Secs. 9 thru 17; Secs. 18 and 19, those portions lying in Okanogan County; Secs. 20 thru 24; Sec. 25, that portion lying northerly of ridge that divides Cataract Creek and Pine Creek; Sec. 26, that portion lying in Okanogan County and northerly of ridge that divides Cataract Creek and Pine Creek; Sec. 27, that portion lying in Okanogan County; Sec. 28; Sec. 29, 32 thru 34, that portion lying in Okanogan County. T. 36 N., R. 18 E., Secs. 1 thru 12; Secs. 13 thru 16, those portions lying northerly of ridge dividing Methow River and Early Winters Creek; Secs. 17 and 18; Secs. 19 thru 21 and 29 and 30, those portions lying northerly of ridge dividing Methow River and Early Winters Creek. T. 36 N., R. 19 E., Secs. 1 thru 3; Secs. 7, 11 and 12; Secs. 17, 18, 20 and 21, those portions lying northerly of ridge dividing Methow River and Early Winters Creek; Sec. 28, that portion of the E1⁄2, lying easterly of ridge and Cedar Creek; Sec. 33, that portion lying easterly of Cedar Creek; Secs. 34 and 35; HES 84, that portion purchased from Robert Wise, Jan. 1973, Forest Service case number OKA68, bk. 243 pg. 129; HES 89, that portion purchased from R.D. Merrill Company, Sept. 1994, Forest Service case number OKA060806, bk. 125 pg. 2403; HES 237; Purchase-Marco Inc., Dec. 1994, bk. 128 pg. 1334; HES 198, that portion purchased from Trust for Public Land, Aug. 2003, Forest Service case number OKA75TPL, AFN 3065255; Tracts 37, 39, 40, 42 and 43; Protraction blocks 37 thru 58. T. 36 N., R. 20 E., Secs. 5 thru 8, Secs. 10 thru 14, Secs. 17 thru 28; PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sec. 29, except HES199 and Mineral Survey 618; Sec. 30, except E1⁄2SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4, lot 5, HES 82, 113, 114 and 229 and Mineral Survey 618; Sec. 31, except N1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, HES 81, HES 82, HES 199, HES 200, HES 202, HES 203; Sec. 32, except HES 199, HES 201, HES 203; Secs. 33 thru 36. T. 36 N., R. 21 E., Secs. 1 thru 11; Sec. 12, except HES 74; Sec. 13, except HES 74 and 75; Sec. 14, except HES 75; Secs. 15 thru 22; Secs. 23 and 24, except HES 75; Secs. 25 and 26, except HES 77 Sec. 27; Secs. 28 and 29, except HES 80; Secs. 30 and 31; Sec. 32, except lots 9 thru 11 and HES 79, HES 80 and HES 210; Sec. 33, except HES 78, HES 79 and HES 210; Sec. 34, except N1⁄2NE1⁄4, lots 2 and 3; Sec. 35, except HES 76 and HES 77; Sec. 36. T. 36 N., R. 22 E., All. T. 36 N., R. 23 E., Secs. 7 thru 10; Secs. 11 and 14, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing Boulder Creek from Clark, Pelican and McCay Creeks; Secs. 15 thru 21; Secs. 22 and 23, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing Boulder Creek from McCay and Wilder Creeks; Secs. 27 and 28, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing Boulder Creek from Wilder and Jim Creeks; Secs. 29 thru 32; Sec. 33, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Boulder Creek from Jim and West Fork Salmon Creeks; Protraction block 38, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Boulder Creek from Peak and Clark Creeks, except Mineral Survey 1242; Protraction block 39, except Mineral Survey 1242; Protraction blocks 40 thru 42. T. 37 N., R. 17 E., Secs. 12, 13, Secs. 22 thru 24, those portions lying in Okanogan County; Secs. 25 and 26; Sec. 27, 33 and 34 those portions lying in Okanogan County; Secs. 35 and 36. T. 37 N., R. 18 E., Sec. 7, that portion lying in Okanogan County and except that portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness; Sec. 8 and 17, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 18 thru 20; Secs. 21, 25 thru 28, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 29 thru 36. T. 37 N., R. 19 E., Secs. 19 thru 24, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 25 thru 29; Secs. 30, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness; E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2016 / Notices Sec. 31, 33 thru 36; Protraction block 37. T. 37 N., R. 20 E., Secs. 1 thru 3; Secs. 4, 5, and 8, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 9 thru 16; Secs. 17 thru 19, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 20 thru 35; Protraction block 37. T. 37 N., R. 21 E., All. T. 37 N., R. 22 E., All. T. 37 N., R. 23 E., Secs. 2, that portion lying westerly of ridge that divides Twenty Mile Creek from Sinlahekin Creek; Secs. 3 thru 10; Sec. 11, that portion lying westerly of ridge that divides Twenty Mile Creek from Sinlahekin Creek; Sec. 14, that portion lying westerly of ridge that divides Twenty Mile Creek from Lone Frank Creek; Secs. 15 thru 22; Secs. 23, 26, and 27, those portions lying westerly of ridge that divides Twenty Mile Creek from Lone Frank and Salmon Creeks; Secs. 28 thru 33; Secs. 34 and 35, those portions lying westerly of ridge that divides Boulder Creek from Salmon and Peak Creeks. T. 38 N., R. 20 E., Secs. 9 thru 14, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Sec. 15; Secs. 16 and 21, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 22 thru 27; Secs. 28 and 33, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 34 thru 36. T. 38 N., R. 21 E., Secs. 7, 13, and Secs. 18 thru 24, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 25 thru 36. T. 38 N., R. 22 E., Secs. 9 thru 11, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 14 and 15; Secs. 16 thru 18, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 19 thru 23, and Secs. 26 thru 35; Protraction block 37, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness; protraction block 38; Protraction block 39, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness; protraction blocks 40 thru 43. T. 38 N., R. 23 E., Secs. 3, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Wildhorse and Dog Creeks from Hilltop Creek; Secs. 4 thru 9; Secs. 10, 14 and 15, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing Do and Thirty Mile Creeks from Hilltop and Crosby Creeks; Secs. 16 thru 21; Secs. 22, 23, and 26, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing Twenty Mile Creek from Crosby and Toasts Coulee Creeks; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Dec 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 Secs. 27 thru 33; Secs. 34 and 35, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing Twenty Mile Creek from Toasts Coulee Creek. T. 39 N., R. 22 E., Sec. 35, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness; Protraction block 42, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness. T. 39 N., R. 23 E., Secs. 8 and 9, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Sec. 15, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Queer Creek and Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek and except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 16 thru19, except those portions within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 20 and 21; Sec. 22 and 27, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Queer Creek and Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek; Secs. 28 and 29; Sec. 30, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness; Secs. 31 thru 33; Sec. 34, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Wildhorse Creek from Hilltop and Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creeks. The areas described aggregate 340,079 acres of National Forest System lands in Okanogan County, Washington. Non-Federal mineral lands located within the boundaries of the proposed withdrawal areas will not be affected. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature that will not significantly impact the values to be protected by the withdrawal may be allowed with the approval of the authorized FS officer during the temporary segregation period. FS surface occupancy regulations will not adequately constrain land uses allowed under the General Mining Law (as amended) and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (as amended). There are no suitable alternative sites for the withdrawal. No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. Records related to the application may be examined by contacting Jacob Childers, BLM Oregon/Washington State Office at the address or phone number listed above. For a period until March 30, 2017, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM Oregon/Washington State Office, State Director at the address indicated above. Information regarding the withdrawal application will be available for public review at the BLM Oregon State Office, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204 and at the PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 96483 Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA 98801 during regular business hours, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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. Individuals who submit written comments may request confidentiality by asking us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review; however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice is hereby given that a minimum of at least one public meeting will be held in conjunction with the withdrawal application. A notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register and a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of any meetings. For a period until December 31, 2018, subject to valid existing rights, the lands described in this notice will be segregated from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, location and entry under the United States mining laws, and operation of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. This application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. Lenore Heppler, Branch Chief, Land, Mineral and Energy Resources. [FR Doc. 2016–31746 Filed 12–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV912000. L13400000.PQ0000 LXSS006F0000 261A; 14–1109; MO#4500102930] Notice of Public Meetings: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front- SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLOR936000.L14400000.ET0000 FUND. 17XL1109AF. WAOR068905 HAG17-0040]


Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public 
Meeting; Washington

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 
(USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior withdraw, for a 
period of 20 years, approximately 340,079 acres of National Forest 
System lands located in the Methow Valley, Okanagan National Forest. 
The purpose of the withdrawal is to protect the area while Congress 
considers legislation to permanently withdraw the lands, and to protect 
the value of ecological and recreational resources of the Methow 
Valley. Publication of this notice segregates the lands, subject to 
valid existing rights, for up to 2 years from settlement, sale, 
location, and entry under the public land laws, location and entry 
under the United States mining laws, and operation of the mineral and 
geothermal leasing laws. This notice also gives the public an 
opportunity to comment on the application for withdrawal.

DATES: Comments must be received by March 30, 2017. The date(s) and 
location(s) of meetings related to the application for withdrawal will 
be announced at least 30 days in advance of the meetings through local 
media, newspapers and the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the BLM Oregon/Washington State 
Director, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208-2965.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Childers, BLM Oregon/Washington 
State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208-2965 or by phone at 
503-808-6225. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to contact 
the above individual. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a 
week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant is the USFS. The application 
requests the Secretary of the Interior withdraw for a period of 20 
years, subject to valid existing rights, the following described 
National Forest System lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry 
under the public land laws, location and entry under the United States 
mining laws, and operation of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws 
to protect the value of ecological and recreational resources of the 
Methow Valley and to protect the area while legislation to permanently 
withdraw the lands is being considered. Recreation accounts for a 
substantial share of the Methow Valley community's economy while the 
watershed provides habitat for several threatened and endangered 
species. Legislation is currently pending in the 114th Congress as 
S.2991 and identified as the ``Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 
2016.''

Okanogan National Forest

Willamette Meridian

T. 34 N., R. 20 E.,
    Sec. 10, except that portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth 
Wilderness and south of the ridge dividing Little Bridge Creek and 
Wolf Creek;
    Sec. 11;
    Secs. 14 and 15, those portions lying northerly of the ridge 
dividing Little Bridge Creek and Wolf Creek;
    Tract 37;
    Protraction block 37;
    Protraction blocks 38 and 39, except those portions lying within 
the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness;
    Protraction block 43, that portion lying westerly of the ridge 
beginning in the SW\1/4\ and termination in the NE\1/4\ dividing 
Wolf Creek and Rader Creek;

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    Protraction block 44, that portion lying westerly of the ridge 
in the NW\1/4\.
T. 34 N., R. 21 E.,
    Sec. 6, W\1/2\, that portion lying north of the ridge in the 
SW\1/4\, except lots 4, 7, 8, and HES 218A.
T. 35 N., R. 18 E.,
    Secs. 10 thru 12, those portions lying southerly of ridge 
dividing Cedar Creek from Silver Star, Varden, and Early Winters 
Creeks;
    Secs. 13 and 14;
    Secs. 15, 16, and 21, those portions lying southerly and 
easterly of ridge dividing Cedar Creek from Early Winters Creek;
    Secs. 22 thru 24;
    Secs. 25 thru 27, except those portions within the Lake Chelan-
Sawtooth Wilderness;
    Sec. 28, except that portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth 
Wilderness and including that portion lying easterly of ridge 
dividing Cedar Creek and Early Winters Creek;
    Secs. 33, 34, and 36, except those portions within the Lake 
Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.
T. 35 N., R. 19 E.,
    Secs. 2 and 3;
    Sec. 4, that portion lying easterly of Cedar Creek and 
southwesterly of ridge in SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 5, 6 and 7, those portions lying southerly of ridge 
dividing Cedar Creek from Pekin and Varden Creeks;
    Secs. 8 thru 11;
    Sec. 14, except that portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 15 thru 21;
    Secs. 22 and 23 and 26 thru 31, except those portions within the 
Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness;
    Protraction blocks 37 and 38;
    Protraction blocks 39 and 40, except those portions within the 
Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.
    T. 35 N., R. 20 E.,
    Secs. 1 and 2;
    Sec. 3, lots 1 through 4, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 4, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 6, except HES 202;
    Sec. 7 and 8;
    Sec. 9, W\1/2\, except N\1/2\NW\1/4\ and HES 182; Sec. 10, lot 
1, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 11 and 12;
    Sec. 13, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 14, N\1/2\, except HES 180;
    Sec. 16, lots 3 thru 11, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\ and S\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, except Mineral Survey No. 1005, Tip Top Lode;
    Sec. 18;
    Sec. 19 and 20, except those portions within the Lake Chelan-
Sawtooth Wilderness;
    Sec. 21 and 22;
    Sec. 23, SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 26 thru 29 and 35, except those portions within the Lake 
Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.
T. 35 N., R. 22 E.,
    Secs. 1 thru 5;
    Secs. 8 thru 12;
    Secs. 13 and 14, those portions lying northerly of ridge 
dividing Perarrygin Creek from Bear and Blue Buck Creek;
    Secs. 15 thru 17;
    Secs. 21 and 22, those portions lying northerly of ridge 
dividing Perarrygin Creek from Bear Creek; protraction block 37;
    Protraction blocks 38 and 39, except HES 211;
    Protraction block 40;
    Protraction blocks 41 and 43, those portions lying northerly of 
ridge dividing Perarrygin Creek from Bear Creek.
T. 35 N., R. 23 E.,
    Sec. 4, that portion lying northwesterly of the ridge that 
divides North Fork Boulder Creek and Granite Creek;
    Secs. 5 and 6;
    Secs. 7 thru 9;
    Sec. 18, those portions lying northerly of the ridge that 
divides Boulder Creek and Blue Buck Creek.
T. 36 N., R. 17 E.,
    Secs. 1 thru 3;
    Secs. 4, 5, 7 and 8, those portions lying in Okanogan County;
    Secs. 9 thru 17;
    Secs. 18 and 19, those portions lying in Okanogan County;
    Secs. 20 thru 24;
    Sec. 25, that portion lying northerly of ridge that divides 
Cataract Creek and Pine Creek;
    Sec. 26, that portion lying in Okanogan County and northerly of 
ridge that divides Cataract Creek and Pine Creek;
    Sec. 27, that portion lying in Okanogan County; Sec. 28;
    Sec. 29, 32 thru 34, that portion lying in Okanogan County.
T. 36 N., R. 18 E.,
    Secs. 1 thru 12;
    Secs. 13 thru 16, those portions lying northerly of ridge 
dividing Methow River and Early Winters Creek;
    Secs. 17 and 18;
    Secs. 19 thru 21 and 29 and 30, those portions lying northerly 
of ridge dividing Methow River and Early Winters Creek.
T. 36 N., R. 19 E.,
    Secs. 1 thru 3;
    Secs. 7, 11 and 12;
    Secs. 17, 18, 20 and 21, those portions lying northerly of ridge 
dividing Methow River and Early Winters Creek;
    Sec. 28, that portion of the E\1/2\, lying easterly of ridge and 
Cedar Creek;
    Sec. 33, that portion lying easterly of Cedar Creek;
    Secs. 34 and 35;
    HES 84, that portion purchased from Robert Wise, Jan. 1973, 
Forest Service case number OKA68, bk. 243 pg. 129;
    HES 89, that portion purchased from R.D. Merrill Company, Sept. 
1994, Forest Service case number OKA060806, bk. 125 pg. 2403;
    HES 237;
    Purchase-Marco Inc., Dec. 1994, bk. 128 pg. 1334;
    HES 198, that portion purchased from Trust for Public Land, Aug. 
2003, Forest Service case number OKA75TPL, AFN 3065255;
    Tracts 37, 39, 40, 42 and 43;
    Protraction blocks 37 thru 58.
T. 36 N., R. 20 E.,
    Secs. 5 thru 8, Secs. 10 thru 14, Secs. 17 thru 28;
    Sec. 29, except HES199 and Mineral Survey 618;
    Sec. 30, except E\1/2\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\SE\1/4\, lot 5, HES 82, 
113, 114 and 229 and Mineral Survey 618;
    Sec. 31, except N\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, HES 81, HES 82, HES 199, 
HES 200, HES 202, HES 203;
    Sec. 32, except HES 199, HES 201, HES 203;
    Secs. 33 thru 36.
T. 36 N., R. 21 E.,
    Secs. 1 thru 11;
    Sec. 12, except HES 74;
    Sec. 13, except HES 74 and 75;
    Sec. 14, except HES 75;
    Secs. 15 thru 22;
    Secs. 23 and 24, except HES 75;
    Secs. 25 and 26, except HES 77
    Sec. 27;
    Secs. 28 and 29, except HES 80;
    Secs. 30 and 31;
    Sec. 32, except lots 9 thru 11 and HES 79, HES 80 and HES 210;
    Sec. 33, except HES 78, HES 79 and HES 210;
    Sec. 34, except N\1/2\NE\1/4\, lots 2 and 3;
    Sec. 35, except HES 76 and HES 77;
    Sec. 36.
T. 36 N., R. 22 E.,
    All.
T. 36 N., R. 23 E.,
    Secs. 7 thru 10;
    Secs. 11 and 14, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing 
Boulder Creek from Clark, Pelican and McCay Creeks;
    Secs. 15 thru 21;
    Secs. 22 and 23, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing 
Boulder Creek from McCay and Wilder Creeks;
    Secs. 27 and 28, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing 
Boulder Creek from Wilder and Jim Creeks;
    Secs. 29 thru 32;
    Sec. 33, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Boulder 
Creek from Jim and West Fork Salmon Creeks;
Protraction block 38, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing 
Boulder Creek from Peak and Clark Creeks, except Mineral Survey 
1242;
Protraction block 39, except Mineral Survey 1242;
Protraction blocks 40 thru 42.
T. 37 N., R. 17 E.,
    Secs. 12, 13, Secs. 22 thru 24, those portions lying in Okanogan 
County;
    Secs. 25 and 26;
    Sec. 27, 33 and 34 those portions lying in Okanogan County;
    Secs. 35 and 36.
T. 37 N., R. 18 E.,
    Sec. 7, that portion lying in Okanogan County and except that 
portion within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness;
    Sec. 8 and 17, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 18 thru 20;
    Secs. 21, 25 thru 28, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 29 thru 36.
T. 37 N., R. 19 E.,
    Secs. 19 thru 24, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 25 thru 29;
    Secs. 30, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness;

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    Sec. 31, 33 thru 36;
    Protraction block 37.
T. 37 N., R. 20 E.,
    Secs. 1 thru 3;
    Secs. 4, 5, and 8, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 9 thru 16;
    Secs. 17 thru 19, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 20 thru 35;
    Protraction block 37.
T. 37 N., R. 21 E.,
    All.
T. 37 N., R. 22 E.,
    All.
T. 37 N., R. 23 E.,
    Secs. 2, that portion lying westerly of ridge that divides 
Twenty Mile Creek from Sinlahekin Creek;
    Secs. 3 thru 10;
    Sec. 11, that portion lying westerly of ridge that divides 
Twenty Mile Creek from Sinlahekin Creek;
    Sec. 14, that portion lying westerly of ridge that divides 
Twenty Mile Creek from Lone Frank Creek;
    Secs. 15 thru 22;
    Secs. 23, 26, and 27, those portions lying westerly of ridge 
that divides Twenty Mile Creek from Lone Frank and Salmon Creeks;
    Secs. 28 thru 33;
    Secs. 34 and 35, those portions lying westerly of ridge that 
divides Boulder Creek from Salmon and Peak Creeks.
T. 38 N., R. 20 E.,
    Secs. 9 thru 14, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Sec. 15;
    Secs. 16 and 21, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 22 thru 27;
    Secs. 28 and 33, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 34 thru 36.
T. 38 N., R. 21 E.,
    Secs. 7, 13, and Secs. 18 thru 24, except those portions within 
the Pasayten Wilderness;
    Secs. 25 thru 36.
T. 38 N., R. 22 E.,
    Secs. 9 thru 11, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 14 and 15;
    Secs. 16 thru 18, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 19 thru 23, and Secs. 26 thru 35;
    Protraction block 37, except that portion within the Pasayten 
Wilderness; protraction block 38;
    Protraction block 39, except that portion within the Pasayten 
Wilderness; protraction blocks 40 thru 43.
T. 38 N., R. 23 E.,
    Secs. 3, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Wildhorse 
and Dog Creeks from Hilltop Creek;
    Secs. 4 thru 9;
    Secs. 10, 14 and 15, those portions lying westerly of ridge 
dividing Do and Thirty Mile Creeks from Hilltop and Crosby Creeks;
    Secs. 16 thru 21;
    Secs. 22, 23, and 26, those portions lying westerly of ridge 
dividing Twenty Mile Creek from Crosby and Toasts Coulee Creeks;
    Secs. 27 thru 33;
    Secs. 34 and 35, those portions lying westerly of ridge dividing 
Twenty Mile Creek from Toasts Coulee Creek.
T. 39 N., R. 22 E.,
    Sec. 35, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness;
    Protraction block 42, except that portion within the Pasayten 
Wilderness.
T. 39 N., R. 23 E.,
    Secs. 8 and 9, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Sec. 15, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Queer 
Creek and Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek and except that portion 
within the Pasayten Wilderness;
    Secs. 16 thru19, except those portions within the Pasayten 
Wilderness;
    Secs. 20 and 21;
    Sec. 22 and 27, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing 
Queer Creek and Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek;
    Secs. 28 and 29;
    Sec. 30, except that portion within the Pasayten Wilderness;
    Secs. 31 thru 33;
    Sec. 34, that portion lying westerly of ridge dividing Wildhorse 
Creek from Hilltop and Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creeks.

    The areas described aggregate 340,079 acres of National Forest 
System lands in Okanogan County, Washington.

    Non-Federal mineral lands located within the boundaries of the 
proposed withdrawal areas will not be affected.
    Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land 
use authorizations of a temporary nature that will not significantly 
impact the values to be protected by the withdrawal may be allowed with 
the approval of the authorized FS officer during the temporary 
segregation period. FS surface occupancy regulations will not 
adequately constrain land uses allowed under the General Mining Law (as 
amended) and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (as amended).
    There are no suitable alternative sites for the withdrawal.
    No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the 
requested withdrawal.
    Records related to the application may be examined by contacting 
Jacob Childers, BLM Oregon/Washington State Office at the address or 
phone number listed above.
    For a period until March 30, 2017, all persons who wish to submit 
comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed 
withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM Oregon/
Washington State Office, State Director at the address indicated above. 
Information regarding the withdrawal application will be available for 
public review at the BLM Oregon State Office, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, 
Portland, OR 97204 and at the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, 215 
Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA 98801 during regular business hours, 8:45 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 
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. Individuals 
who submit written comments may request confidentiality by asking us in 
your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review; however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do 
so.
    Notice is hereby given that a minimum of at least one public 
meeting will be held in conjunction with the withdrawal application. A 
notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register 
and a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of any 
meetings.
    For a period until December 31, 2018, subject to valid existing 
rights, the lands described in this notice will be segregated from 
settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, 
location and entry under the United States mining laws, and operation 
of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, unless the application is 
denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date.
    This application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.

Lenore Heppler,
Branch Chief, Land, Mineral and Energy Resources.
[FR Doc. 2016-31746 Filed 12-29-16; 8:45 am]
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