Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Gilpin County, Colorado, 23933-23934 [2018-10960]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Notices UTU89234 Salt Lake Meridian, Utah T. 12 S., R 15 E., Sec. 10, NE1/4; Sec. 14, NW1/4; Sec. 15, NE1/4. The area described contains 480.00 acres. As the lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), the BLM is proposing to reinstate the lease 30 days following publication of the notice, with the effective date of February 1, 2016, subject to increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Authority: Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188) 43 CFR 3108.2–3. Edwin L. Roberson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2018–10967 Filed 5–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF020000 L54400000.EU0000. LVCLC14C0290; 14X] Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Gilpin County, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a noncompetitive (direct) sale of four parcels of public land totaling 6.72 acres in Gilpin County, Colorado, to the City of Black Hawk (Black Hawk) under Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, (FLPMA), and BLM land sale regulations, 43 CFR 2711. The combined appraised fair market value of the four parcels is $47,000. This property valuation is approved by the Office of Valuation Services and is in conformance with the Uniform Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellowbook) and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). DATES: Written comments must be received no later than July 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, Field ˜ Manager, 3028 E. Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212. Written comments may also be submitted electronically at https://go.usa.gov/xnWrN, or by fax to 719–269–8599. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Valladares, Realty Specialist, BLM daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 May 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Royal Gorge Field Office, at 719–269– 8513. 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 individual 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 individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under FLPMA, Section 203(a)(3) and 43 CFR 2710.0–3(a)(2), the disposal of these lands will serve important public objectives, which cannot be achieved prudently or feasibly on lands other than these public lands. In this case, the objectives may include, but are not limited to, expansion of communities and economic development. The BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest would be best served by disposing of these public lands that are difficult and uneconomical to manage as public lands, and are not suitable for management by another Federal department or agency. The parcels are isolated, not contiguous with each other and not contiguous with other federallymanaged lands. Continued Federal ownership of the parcels does not provide public benefit. Black Hawk owns the adjacent lands surrounding the parcels and intends to use the parcels for potential water storage infrastructure and inundation by a reservoir proposal being analyzed by the United States Army Corp of Engineers. Black Hawk will also manage the parcels for public recreation and open space. The four parcels, which are located on Maryland Mountain near Chase Gulch Road in Gilpin County, Colorado, are legally described as: Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado T. 3 S., R. 73 W., Sec. 12, lots 20, 21, 23, and 24. The areas described aggregate 6.72 acres. This sale is in conformance with the BLM Northeast Resource Management Plan, approved September 16, 1986. The offered lands consist of small, irregularly shaped, and isolated remnants resulting from a pattern of intermingled mining claim patents. The BLM prepared a parcel-specific Environmental Assessment (EA) document numbered DOI–BLM–CO– F020–2017–0022–EA in connection with this Notice of Realty Action. A copy of the EA is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xnWrN. The proposed direct sale will be conducted in compliance with PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23933 regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3– 3(a)(1), which allow the BLM to conduct direct sales of public lands when a competitive sale is not appropriate and the public interest is best served by a direct sale. The direct sale is to a local government to meet its need for future water storage, public recreation and open space. The above lands were segregated on May 6, 2014, from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except for the sale provisions of the FLPMA (79FR25887). The BLM published a Second Notice of Segregation on May 3, 2016 (81FR26579), to extend the segregation to May 5, 2018. The segregative effect will terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or expiration of the segregation, whichever comes first. Upon publication of this notice and until completion of the sale, the BLM will not accept land use applications affecting the identified public lands, except applications for the amendment of previously-filed right-of-way applications or existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 2886.15. Pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.1–2, the lands will not be sold until after July 23, 2018, and notice will be published once a week for three weeks in the Mountain Ear and the Weekly RegisterCall. The patent, if issued, will be subject to the following terms, conditions, and reservations: 1. A reservation of a right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C 945); 2. A reservation of all mineral deposits in the land 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 such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe are reserved to the United States, together with all necessary access and exit rights; 3. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the lessee’s/ patentee’s use, occupancy, or occupation on the leased/patented lands; 4. Valid existing rights and encumbrances of record, including, but not limited to, rights-of-way for roads and public utilities. Information concerning the sale, appraisal, reservations, procedures and conditions, and other environmental E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 23934 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Notices documents that may appear in the BLM public files for the four parcels are available for review during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, except during Federal holidays. Submit comments on this notice to the address in the ADDRESSES section above. 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 may 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. Any adverse comments regarding this sale will be reviewed by the BLM Colorado State Director or other authorized official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action in whole or in part. In the absence of timely filed objections, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. (Authority: 43 CFR 2711) 3753, jfairbairn@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 individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or questions with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee agrees to the new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent respectively. The lessee paid the required $500 administrative fee for lease reinstatement and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease effective June 1, 2017, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188(e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2–3. Gregory P. Shoop, Acting BLM Colorado State Director. Gregory P. Shoop, Acting BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2018–10968 Filed 5–22–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–10960 Filed 5–22–18; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLCO922000–L13100000–FI0000–18X] [LLWY920000. L51040000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC77678, Colorado Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW180627, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, AGENCY: Interior. Notice. Interior. Notice of reinstatement. ACTION: As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease COC77678 from Contex Energy Company, LLC for land in Archuleta and La Plata counties, Colorado. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases were issued that affect these lands prior to receiving the petition. The BLM proposes to reinstate this lease. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Johnathan Fairbairn, Branch Chief for Fluid Minerals Adjudication, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215, 303–239– SUMMARY: SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 May 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW180627 from Kirkwood Oil & Gas LLC for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due, since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik Norelius, Acting Branch Chief for Fluid Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2018–10963 Filed 5–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P Bureau of Land Management AGENCY: Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188(e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(b)(2)(v). Erik Norelius, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P Bureau of Land Management Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003; phone 307– 775–6176; email enoreliu@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact Mr. Norelius 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 individual. A reply will be sent during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee also agreed to the amended stipulations as required by the Casper Approved Resource Management Plan. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease effective April 1, 2016, under the revised terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 189S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 18XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029–0025] Agency Information Collection Activities: Maintenance of State Programs and Procedures for Substituting Federal Enforcement of State Programs and Withdrawing Approval of State Programs Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for the maintenance of state programs and procedures for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23933-23934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10960]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCOF020000 L54400000.EU0000. LVCLC14C0290; 14X]


Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Gilpin 
County, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non-
competitive (direct) sale of four parcels of public land totaling 6.72 
acres in Gilpin County, Colorado, to the City of Black Hawk (Black 
Hawk) under Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, (FLPMA), and BLM land sale regulations, 43 CFR 2711. The 
combined appraised fair market value of the four parcels is $47,000. 
This property valuation is approved by the Office of Valuation Services 
and is in conformance with the Uniform Standards for Federal Land 
Acquisitions (Yellowbook) and the Uniform Standards of Professional 
Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

DATES: Written comments must be received no later than July 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, 
Field Manager, 3028 E. Main Street, Ca[ntilde]on City, CO 81212. 
Written comments may also be submitted electronically at https://go.usa.gov/xnWrN, or by fax to 719-269-8599.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Valladares, Realty Specialist, 
BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, at 719-269-8513. 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 individual 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 individual. You 
will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under FLPMA, Section 203(a)(3) and 43 CFR 
2710.0-3(a)(2), the disposal of these lands will serve important public 
objectives, which cannot be achieved prudently or feasibly on lands 
other than these public lands. In this case, the objectives may 
include, but are not limited to, expansion of communities and economic 
development. The BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest 
would be best served by disposing of these public lands that are 
difficult and uneconomical to manage as public lands, and are not 
suitable for management by another Federal department or agency.
    The parcels are isolated, not contiguous with each other and not 
contiguous with other federally-managed lands. Continued Federal 
ownership of the parcels does not provide public benefit. Black Hawk 
owns the adjacent lands surrounding the parcels and intends to use the 
parcels for potential water storage infrastructure and inundation by a 
reservoir proposal being analyzed by the United States Army Corp of 
Engineers. Black Hawk will also manage the parcels for public 
recreation and open space.
    The four parcels, which are located on Maryland Mountain near Chase 
Gulch Road in Gilpin County, Colorado, are legally described as:

Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado

T. 3 S., R. 73 W.,
    Sec. 12, lots 20, 21, 23, and 24.

    The areas described aggregate 6.72 acres.

    This sale is in conformance with the BLM Northeast Resource 
Management Plan, approved September 16, 1986. The offered lands consist 
of small, irregularly shaped, and isolated remnants resulting from a 
pattern of intermingled mining claim patents. The BLM prepared a 
parcel-specific Environmental Assessment (EA) document numbered DOI-
BLM-CO-F020-2017-0022-EA in connection with this Notice of Realty 
Action. A copy of the EA is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xnWrN.
    The proposed direct sale will be conducted in compliance with 
regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3-3(a)(1), which allow the BLM to 
conduct direct sales of public lands when a competitive sale is not 
appropriate and the public interest is best served by a direct sale. 
The direct sale is to a local government to meet its need for future 
water storage, public recreation and open space.
    The above lands were segregated on May 6, 2014, from all forms of 
appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, 
except for the sale provisions of the FLPMA (79FR25887). The BLM 
published a Second Notice of Segregation on May 3, 2016 (81FR26579), to 
extend the segregation to May 5, 2018. The segregative effect will 
terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal 
Register of a termination of the segregation, or expiration of the 
segregation, whichever comes first. Upon publication of this notice and 
until completion of the sale, the BLM will not accept land use 
applications affecting the identified public lands, except applications 
for the amendment of previously-filed right-of-way applications or 
existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in 
accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 2886.15. Pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.1-
2, the lands will not be sold until after July 23, 2018, and notice 
will be published once a week for three weeks in the Mountain Ear and 
the Weekly Register-Call.
    The patent, if issued, will be subject to the following terms, 
conditions, and reservations:
    1. A reservation of a right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals 
constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 
1890 (43 U.S.C 945);
    2. A reservation of all mineral deposits in the land 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 
such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe are 
reserved to the United States, together with all necessary access and 
exit rights;
    3. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United 
States from claims arising out of the lessee's/patentee's use, 
occupancy, or occupation on the leased/patented lands;
    4. Valid existing rights and encumbrances of record, including, but 
not limited to, rights-of-way for roads and public utilities.
    Information concerning the sale, appraisal, reservations, 
procedures and conditions, and other environmental

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documents that may appear in the BLM public files for the four parcels 
are available for review during normal business hours, Monday through 
Friday, at the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, except during Federal 
holidays.
    Submit comments on this notice to the address in the ADDRESSES 
section above. 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 may 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. Any adverse comments regarding this sale will be 
reviewed by the BLM Colorado State Director or other authorized 
official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or 
modify this realty action in whole or in part. In the absence of timely 
filed objections, this realty action will become the final 
determination of the Department of the Interior.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2711)

Gregory P. Shoop,
Acting BLM Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-10960 Filed 5-22-18; 8:45 am]
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