Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Kanektok River System Including Pegati and Kagati Lakes, Alaska, 5802-5803 [2018-02679]

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Dated: January 30, 2018. Dana Wade, General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2018–02655 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [12X.LLAK942000.L54200000.FR0000. LVDIL0490000; AA093210] Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Kanektok River System Including Pegati and Kagati Lakes, Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest (RDI) from the United States in those lands underlying the Kanektok River System, including Pegati and Kagati Lakes, a major drainage into Kuskokwim Bay in southwestern Alaska. The State asserts that the Kanektok River System, including Pegati and Kagati Lakes, was navigable and unreserved at the time of Alaska Statehood in 1959. DATES: The BLM should receive all comments to this action on or before May 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail or email on the State of Alaska’s application for an RDI or on the BLM draft ‘‘Summary Report on the Federal Interest in Lands underlying the Kanektok River System (including Pegati and Kagati Lakes).’’ To file comments by mail, send to: RDI Program Manager (AK–942), Division of Lands and Cadastral, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513. To submit comments by email, send to anichols@ blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angie Nichols, RDI Program Manager, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513; 907–271–3359; anichols@ blm.gov; or visit the BLM RDI website at https://www.blm.gov/programs/landsand-realty/regional-information/alaska/ RDI/kuskokwim. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay System (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or a question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Feb. 28, 2012, the State filed an application (AA–93210) for an RDI pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for the lands underlying the Kanektok River System, including Pegati and Kagati Lakes. The State asserts that this river system was navigable at the time of Alaska Statehood. As such, the State contends that ownership of the lands underlying this river system automatically passed from the United States to the State in 1959 at the time of Statehood under the Equal Footing Doctrine; the Submerged Lands Act of 1953; the Alaska Statehood Act; and other title navigability law. Section 315 of FLPMA authorizes the BLM to issue an RDI when it determines that a record interest of the United States in lands has terminated by law or is otherwise invalid, and a disclaimer will help remove a cloud on title to such lands. The State’s application is for an RDI for all submerged lands underlying the portion of the Kanektok River System, including Pegati and Kagati Lakes. Specifically, these are the submerged lands and bed up to, and including, the ordinary high water line of Pegati and Kagati Lakes within: Townships 3–4 south, range 63 west, Seward Meridian, Alaska and for the submerged lands and bed of the Kanektok River lying between the ordinary high water lines of the right and left banks of that river from the outlet of Pegati Lake within township 3 south, range 63 west, Seward Meridian, Alaska, downstream to the location where the river enters the Kuskokwim Bay within township 5 south, range 74 west, Seward Meridian, Alaska, USGS 1:63,360 series topographic map Goodnews C–5, 6, 8, and D–3–8. The State’s application for the Kanektok River System starting at Pegati and Kagati Lakes downstream to Kuskokwim Bay flows through the following area: Townships 3–4 south, range 63 west; E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 28 / Friday, February 9, 2018 / Notices township 3 south, range 64 west; township 3 south, range 65 west; township 3 south, range 66 west; township 4 south, range 66 west; township 4 south, range 67 west; township 5 south, range 68 west; township 5 south, range 69 west; township 4 south, range 69 west; township 4 south, range 70 west; township 4 south, range 71 west; township 4 south, range 72 west; township 4 south, range 73 west; township 5 south, range 73 west; township 5 south, range 74 west, Seward Meridian, Alaska. Over time, the precise location of the submerged lands described above may vary between townships due to the ambulatory nature of these water bodies. An RDI is a legal document through which the BLM disclaims the United States’ interest in, or ownership of, specified lands, but the disclaimer does not grant, convey, transfer, or renounce any title or interest in the lands, nor does it release any tax, judgment, or lien. This Notice of Application is to inform the public of the pending application and the State supporting evidence, as well as to provide the opportunity to comment or provide additional information to the BLM. The BLM will not make a final decision on the merits of the State’s application before May 10, 2018. During this 90-day period, interested parties may comment on the State’s application, AA–93210, and supporting evidence. During this 90-day comment period, interested parties may also comment on the BLM’s draft ‘‘Summary Report on the Federal Interest in Lands underlying the Kanektok River System including Pegati and Kagati Lakes’’ for the State’s application for a RDI, which is available on the BLM’s RDI website (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT above). Copies of the State application, supporting evidence, the BLM Draft Summary Report, and comments, including names and street addresses of commenters, will be available for public review at the Alaska State Office, Public Room, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personally identifying information VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Feb 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If the BLM determines the State’s evidence and any additional information the agency receives concerning the State’s application is sufficient to find a favorable determination, and neither the records nor a valid objection discloses a reason not to disclaim, the BLM may decide to approve the application for the RDI. Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2. Erika L. Reed, Deputy State Director, Division of Lands and Cadastral, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2018–02679 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORN00100.L63340000.PH0000. 18XL1116AF.LXSSH1020000.HAG 18–0024] Notice of Public Meeting for the Northwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Northwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Northwest Oregon RAC will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The Northwest Oregon RAC will meet at the BLM Northwest Oregon District Office, 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, OR 97306. Written comments may also be sent to the Northwest Oregon District office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Velez, Public Affairs Officer, 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, OR 97306; (541) 222–9241; jvelez@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1 (800) 877–8339 to contact the above individuals during normal business hours. The FRS 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 5803 The Northwest Oregon RAC consists of 15 members chartered and appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve in an advisory capacity concerning the planning and management of the public land resources located within the BLM’s Northwest Oregon District. Members represent an array of stakeholder interests in the land and resources from within the local area and statewide. All advisory council meetings are open to the public. The public comment period will begin at 3:30 p.m. and continue to 4:00 p.m. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and the time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited. Persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period should register in person with the BLM, at the meeting location, preceding that meeting day’s comment period. The public may also submit written comments to Jennifer Velez, Public Affairs Officer, 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, OR 97306; by telephone (541) 222–9241; or by email jvelez@ blm.gov, no later than Wednesday, February 21, 2018. All written comments received prior to the meeting will be provided to the council members. At the February 22 meeting, RAC members will receive an orientation of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and may make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for a variety of sites within the Northwest Oregon District. Other topics will include general updates and a review of minutes from the July 2017 meeting. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, please 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2. Jose Linares, Northwest Oregon District Manager. [FR Doc. 2018–02680 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 28 (Friday, February 9, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[12X.LLAK942000.L54200000.FR0000. LVDIL0490000; AA093210]


Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for 
Lands Underlying the Kanektok River System Including Pegati and Kagati 
Lakes, Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application with the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest 
(RDI) from the United States in those lands underlying the Kanektok 
River System, including Pegati and Kagati Lakes, a major drainage into 
Kuskokwim Bay in southwestern Alaska. The State asserts that the 
Kanektok River System, including Pegati and Kagati Lakes, was navigable 
and unreserved at the time of Alaska Statehood in 1959.

DATES: The BLM should receive all comments to this action on or before 
May 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail or email on the State of 
Alaska's application for an RDI or on the BLM draft ``Summary Report on 
the Federal Interest in Lands underlying the Kanektok River System 
(including Pegati and Kagati Lakes).'' To file comments by mail, send 
to: RDI Program Manager (AK-942), Division of Lands and Cadastral, BLM 
Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513. To 
submit comments by email, send to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angie Nichols, RDI Program Manager, 
222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513; 907-271-3359; 
[email protected]; or visit the BLM RDI website at https://www.blm.gov/programs/lands-and-realty/regional-information/alaska/RDI/kuskokwim.
    People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Relay System (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the 
above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 
hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or a question with 
the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business 
hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Feb. 28, 2012, the State filed an 
application (AA-93210) for an RDI pursuant to Section 315 of the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the 
regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for the lands underlying 
the Kanektok River System, including Pegati and Kagati Lakes. The State 
asserts that this river system was navigable at the time of Alaska 
Statehood. As such, the State contends that ownership of the lands 
underlying this river system automatically passed from the United 
States to the State in 1959 at the time of Statehood under the Equal 
Footing Doctrine; the Submerged Lands Act of 1953; the Alaska Statehood 
Act; and other title navigability law. Section 315 of FLPMA authorizes 
the BLM to issue an RDI when it determines that a record interest of 
the United States in lands has terminated by law or is otherwise 
invalid, and a disclaimer will help remove a cloud on title to such 
lands.
    The State's application is for an RDI for all submerged lands 
underlying the portion of the Kanektok River System, including Pegati 
and Kagati Lakes. Specifically, these are the submerged lands and bed 
up to, and including, the ordinary high water line of Pegati and Kagati 
Lakes within: Townships 3-4 south, range 63 west, Seward Meridian, 
Alaska and for the submerged lands and bed of the Kanektok River lying 
between the ordinary high water lines of the right and left banks of 
that river from the outlet of Pegati Lake within township 3 south, 
range 63 west, Seward Meridian, Alaska, downstream to the location 
where the river enters the Kuskokwim Bay within township 5 south, range 
74 west, Seward Meridian, Alaska, USGS 1:63,360 series topographic map 
Goodnews C-5, 6, 8, and D-3-8. The State's application for the Kanektok 
River System starting at Pegati and Kagati Lakes downstream to 
Kuskokwim Bay flows through the following area: Townships 3-4 south, 
range 63 west;

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township 3 south, range 64 west; township 3 south, range 65 west; 
township 3 south, range 66 west; township 4 south, range 66 west; 
township 4 south, range 67 west; township 5 south, range 68 west; 
township 5 south, range 69 west; township 4 south, range 69 west; 
township 4 south, range 70 west; township 4 south, range 71 west; 
township 4 south, range 72 west; township 4 south, range 73 west; 
township 5 south, range 73 west; township 5 south, range 74 west, 
Seward Meridian, Alaska. Over time, the precise location of the 
submerged lands described above may vary between townships due to the 
ambulatory nature of these water bodies. An RDI is a legal document 
through which the BLM disclaims the United States' interest in, or 
ownership of, specified lands, but the disclaimer does not grant, 
convey, transfer, or renounce any title or interest in the lands, nor 
does it release any tax, judgment, or lien. This Notice of Application 
is to inform the public of the pending application and the State 
supporting evidence, as well as to provide the opportunity to comment 
or provide additional information to the BLM.
    The BLM will not make a final decision on the merits of the State's 
application before May 10, 2018. During this 90-day period, interested 
parties may comment on the State's application, AA-93210, and 
supporting evidence.
    During this 90-day comment period, interested parties may also 
comment on the BLM's draft ``Summary Report on the Federal Interest in 
Lands underlying the Kanektok River System including Pegati and Kagati 
Lakes'' for the State's application for a RDI, which is available on 
the BLM's RDI website (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT above).
    Copies of the State application, supporting evidence, the BLM Draft 
Summary Report, and comments, including names and street addresses of 
commenters, will be available for public review at the Alaska State 
Office, Public Room, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, 
during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personally identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personally identifying information--may be made publicly available at 
any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your 
personally identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    If the BLM determines the State's evidence and any additional 
information the agency receives concerning the State's application is 
sufficient to find a favorable determination, and neither the records 
nor a valid objection discloses a reason not to disclaim, the BLM may 
decide to approve the application for the RDI.

    Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2.

Erika L. Reed,
Deputy State Director, Division of Lands and Cadastral, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2018-02679 Filed 2-8-18; 8:45 am]
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