Public Land Order No. 7880, Partial Revocation of Public Land Orders No. 5176 and 5179, Alaska, 32945-32946 [2019-14708]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 10, 2019 / Notices may submit your comments by any of the methods described in ADDRESSES. Please identify if you are commenting on the proposed IHAs (and which IHA), draft environmental assessments (and which environmental assessment), or both (IHAs and environmental assessments), make your comments as specific as possible, confine them to issues pertinent to the proposed authorization(s), and explain the reason for any changes you recommend. Where possible, your comments should reference the specific section or paragraph that you are addressing. The Service will consider all comments that are received before the close of the comment period (see DATES). Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will become part of the administrative record for this proposal. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comments to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: May 30, 2019. Gregory E. Siekaniec, Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2019–14667 Filed 7–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X.LLAK941000 L14100000.ET0000; AA– 65513, AA–61299] Public Land Order No. 7880, Partial Revocation of Public Land Orders No. 5176 and 5179, Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This Order partially revokes two Public Land Orders (PLOs) insofar as they affect 217,486 acres of public lands reserved for study and classification as appropriate by the Department of the Interior. The purposes for which these lands were withdrawn no longer exist as described in the analysis and decisions made through the 2007 East Alaska Resource Management Plan (East Alaska RMP). DATE: This PLO takes effect on July 10, 2019. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Jul 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David V. Mushovic, Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, Mailstop #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504, telephone: 907–271–4682, or email: dmushovi@ blm.gov. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Mushovic during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. This Order follows the recommendations made in the Bureau of Land Management’s 2007 East Alaska RMP. The Environmental Impact Statement accompanying the East Alaska RMP serves as the detailed statement required under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act. PLO No. 5176, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew land for selection by Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) village and regional corporations in the Chugach Region, and for classification. The selection period expired in 1974 making it possible for revocation of this withdrawal on any segregated land still under selection. PLO No. 5179, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew lands in aid of legislation concerning addition to or creation of units of the National Park, National Forest, Wildlife Refuge, and Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems, and to allow for classification of the lands. Any additions to or creation of new units of National Parks, National Forests, Wildlife Refuges or Wild and Scenic Rivers from the land withdrawn by PLO No. 5179 were accomplished by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980. The classification of the lands withdrawn by PLO No. 5176 and 5179 were satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the East Alaska RMP. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, and Section 22(h)(4) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, 43 U.S.C. 1621(h)(4), it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, PLOs No. 5176 (37 FR 5579 (1972)), 5179 (37 FR 5589 (1972)), and any amendments, modifications, or corrections to these orders, if any, are PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32945 hereby revoked insofar as they affect the following described Federal lands: Copper River Meridian, Alaska T. 18 S, R. 15 E, unsurveyed, secs. 19 thru 36. T. 16 S, R. 16 E, unsurveyed, secs. 25 thru 28 and secS, 33 thru 36. T. 18 S, R. 16 E, unsurveyed, secs. 1 thru 4, secs, 9 thru 16, and secS, 19 thru 36. T. 16 S, R. 17 E, unsurveyed, secs. 19 thru 36, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 17 S, R. 17 E, unsurveyed. T. 18 S, R. 17 E, unsurveyed. T. 19 S, R. 17 E, partly unsurveyed, secs. 1 thru 14, secs. 17 thru 20, secs. 23 thru 26, and secs. 35 and 36. T. 16 S, R. 18 E, unsurveyed, secs. 17 thru 20, and sec. 30, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 17 S, R. 18 E, unsurveyed, secs. 19 thru 23, and secs. 25 thru 36, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 18 S, R. 18 E, unsurveyed, secs. 1 thru 36, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 18 S, R. 19 E, unsurveyed, secs. 6 thru 9, secs. 15 thru 22, and secs. 27 thru 34, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 19 S, R. 19 E, unsurveyed, secs. 2 thru 36, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 20 S, R. 19 E. T. 19 S, R. 20 E, unsurveyed, secs. 17 thru 20, and secs. 27 thru 34, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 20 S, R. 20 E, unsurveyed, secs. 3 thru 10, secs. 15 thru 22, and secs. 27 thru 34, excepting PL 96–487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. T. 21 S, R. 20 E, partly unsurveyed, secs. 1 thru 3, secs. 10 thru 17, and secs. 20 thru 29. The areas described aggregate 217,486 acres. Some lands covered by the revocation of the above listed withdrawals as to the lands described above have been top-filed by the State of Alaska per the Alaska Statehood Act. 2. The lands subject to revocation in this Order will not be subject to additional withdrawal by PLO No. 5418, effective March 28, 1974, amending PLO No. 5180. 3. At 8 a.m. AKDT on August 9, 2019, the lands described in Paragraph 1 shall be open to all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including selection by the State of Alaska under the Alaska Statehood Act, location and entry under the mining laws, leasing under the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920, as amended, and selection by Regional Corporations under section 12 of the ANCSA, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 32946 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 10, 2019 / Notices applicable law. All valid applications received at or prior to 8 a.m. AKDT on August 9, 2019, shall be considered as simultaneously filed at that time. Those received thereafter shall be considered in the order of filing. Appropriation of any of the lands referenced in this Order under the general mining laws prior to the date and time of revocation is unauthorized. Any such attempted appropriation, including attempted adverse possession under 30 U.S.C. 38, shall vest no rights against the United States. State law governs acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right of possession where not in conflict with Federal law. The BLM will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts. Dated: June 26, 2019. Joseph R. Balash, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2019–14708 Filed 7–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [18X.LLAK941000 L14100000.ET0000; F– 16301, F–16302, AA–61299, F–16304, F– 85667, AA–61005, F–86064] Public Land Order No. 7879; Partial Revocation of Public Land Orders No. 5173, 5178, 5179, 5180, 5184, 5186 and 5187, Alaska AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Public Land Order. ACTION: This Order partially revokes seven Public Land Orders (PLOs) insofar as they affect 1,151,877.36 acres of public lands reserved for study and classification as appropriate by the Department of the Interior. The purposes for which these lands were withdrawn no longer exist as described in the analysis and decisions made through the Eastern Interior Fortymile Resource Management Plan (RMP). DATES: This PLO takes effect on July 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David V. Mushovic, Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, Mailstop #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504, 907–271– 4682, or dmushovi@blm.gov. People 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 jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Jul 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: This Order follows the recommendations made in the Bureau of Land Management’s 2016 Eastern Interior Fortymile RMP. The Environmental Impact Statement accompanying the Fortymile RMP serves as the detailed statement required under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act. PLOs 5173 and 5178, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew lands for selection by Village and Regional Corporations under Sec. 11(a)(3) of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), and for classification. Sec. 22(h)(4) of ANCSA states ‘‘the Secretary is authorized to terminate any withdrawal . . . whenever he determines the withdrawal is no longer necessary.’’ The purposes for which these lands were withdrawn were satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the Bureau of Land Management’s 2016 Eastern Interior Fortymile RMP. PLO No. 5179, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew lands in aid of legislation concerning addition to or creation of units of the National Park, National Forest, Wildlife Refuge, and Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems, and to allow for classification of the lands. Any additions to or creation of new units of National Parks, National Forests, Wildlife Refuges or Wild and Scenic Rivers from the land withdrawn by PLO No. 5179 were accomplished by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). The classification of the lands withdrawn by PLO No. 5179 has been satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the Fortymile RMP. PLO No. 5180, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew lands to allow for classification and for the protection of the public interest in these lands. The classification and protection of the public interest in the lands withdrawn by PLO No. 5180 has been satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the Fortymile RMP. PLO No. 5184, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew lands to allow for classification or reclassification of some of areas withdrawn by Section 11 of the ANCSA. These purposes were satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the Fortymile RMP. PLO No. 5186, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew lands for classification and protection of the public interest in lands not selected by PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the State of Alaska. These purposes for which these lands were withdrawn were satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the Fortymile RMP. PLO No. 5187, as amended, modified, or corrected, withdrew lands for classification and protection of the public interest in lands in military reservations. The classification of the lands withdrawn by PLO No. 5187 has been satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the Fortymile RMP. In addition, PLO No. 5418, effective March 28, 1974, amends PLO No. 5180 to add ‘‘All unreserved public lands in Alaska, or those that may become unreserved unless specified by order at that time.’’ Upon revocation, the lands in this Order will not be subject to the terms and conditions of PLO No. 5418, which amended PLO No. 5180, but will continue to be subject to the terms and conditions of any other withdrawal, application, or segregation of record. Some lands covered by the revocation of the above listed withdrawals have been top-filed by the State of Alaska per the Alaska Statehood Act. Upon revocation of the above listed withdrawals, the top filings will convert to selections, subject to valid existing rights. Lands validly selected by or conveyed to the State of Alaska are not subject to the subsistence management provisions of Title VIII of the ANILCA as they no longer meet the definition of public lands. The Sec. 810 analysis for the approved Fortymile RMP found no significant restriction on subsistence uses due to this action. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, and Section 22(h)(4) of the ANCSA of 1971, 43 U.S.C. 1621(h)(4), it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, PLOs 5173 (37 FR 5575 (1972)); 5178 (37 FR 5579 (1972)); 5179 (37 FR 5579 (1972)); 5180 (37 FR 5583 (1972)); 5184 (37 FR 5588 (1972)); 5186 (37 FR 5589 (1972)); and 5187 (37 FR 5591 (1972)), and any amendments, modifications, or corrections to these orders, if any, are hereby revoked insofar as they affect the following described Federal lands: Copper River Meridian, Alaska T. 22 N, R. 5 E, U.S. Survey No. 4359. T. 24 N, R. 5 E, sec. 31. T. 22 N, R. 6 E, Lot 2, U.S. Survey No. 4368. T. 27 N, R. 6 E, unsurveyed secs. 1, 2, 11, and 12. E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[19X.LLAK941000 L14100000.ET0000; AA-65513, AA-61299]


Public Land Order No. 7880, Partial Revocation of Public Land 
Orders No. 5176 and 5179, Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This Order partially revokes two Public Land Orders (PLOs) 
insofar as they affect 217,486 acres of public lands reserved for study 
and classification as appropriate by the Department of the Interior. 
The purposes for which these lands were withdrawn no longer exist as 
described in the analysis and decisions made through the 2007 East 
Alaska Resource Management Plan (East Alaska RMP).

DATE: This PLO takes effect on July 10, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David V. Mushovic, Bureau of Land 
Management Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, Mailstop #13, 
Anchorage, AK 99513-7504, telephone: 907-271-4682, or email: 
[email protected]. People who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
to contact Mr. Mushovic during normal business hours. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or 
question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Order follows the recommendations made 
in the Bureau of Land Management's 2007 East Alaska RMP. The 
Environmental Impact Statement accompanying the East Alaska RMP serves 
as the detailed statement required under section 102(2)(C) of the 
National Environmental Policy Act. PLO No. 5176, as amended, modified, 
or corrected, withdrew land for selection by Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act (ANCSA) village and regional corporations in the Chugach 
Region, and for classification. The selection period expired in 1974 
making it possible for revocation of this withdrawal on any segregated 
land still under selection. PLO No. 5179, as amended, modified, or 
corrected, withdrew lands in aid of legislation concerning addition to 
or creation of units of the National Park, National Forest, Wildlife 
Refuge, and Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems, and to allow for 
classification of the lands. Any additions to or creation of new units 
of National Parks, National Forests, Wildlife Refuges or Wild and 
Scenic Rivers from the land withdrawn by PLO No. 5179 were accomplished 
by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980. The 
classification of the lands withdrawn by PLO No. 5176 and 5179 were 
satisfied by the analysis conducted during the development of the East 
Alaska RMP.

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 
43 U.S.C. 1714, and Section 22(h)(4) of the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act of 1971, 43 U.S.C. 1621(h)(4), it is ordered as follows:
    1. Subject to valid existing rights, PLOs No. 5176 (37 FR 5579 
(1972)), 5179 (37 FR 5589 (1972)), and any amendments, modifications, 
or corrections to these orders, if any, are hereby revoked insofar as 
they affect the following described Federal lands:

Copper River Meridian, Alaska

T. 18 S, R. 15 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 19 thru 36.
T. 16 S, R. 16 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 25 thru 28 and secS, 33 thru 36.
T. 18 S, R. 16 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 1 thru 4, secs, 9 thru 16, and secS, 19 thru 36.
T. 16 S, R. 17 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 19 thru 36, excepting PL 96-487 Wrangell-St. Elias 
National Park.
T. 17 S, R. 17 E, unsurveyed.
T. 18 S, R. 17 E, unsurveyed.
T. 19 S, R. 17 E, partly unsurveyed,
    secs. 1 thru 14, secs. 17 thru 20, secs. 23 thru 26, and secs. 
35 and 36.
T. 16 S, R. 18 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 17 thru 20, and sec. 30, excepting PL 96-487 Wrangell-St. 
Elias National Park.
T. 17 S, R. 18 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 19 thru 23, and secs. 25 thru 36, excepting PL 96-487 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
T. 18 S, R. 18 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 1 thru 36, excepting PL 96-487 Wrangell-St. Elias National 
Park.
T. 18 S, R. 19 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 6 thru 9, secs. 15 thru 22, and secs. 27 thru 34, 
excepting PL 96-487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
T. 19 S, R. 19 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 2 thru 36, excepting PL 96-487 Wrangell-St. Elias National 
Park.
T. 20 S, R. 19 E.
T. 19 S, R. 20 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 17 thru 20, and secs. 27 thru 34, excepting PL 96-487 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
T. 20 S, R. 20 E, unsurveyed,
    secs. 3 thru 10, secs. 15 thru 22, and secs. 27 thru 34, 
excepting PL 96-487 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
T. 21 S, R. 20 E, partly unsurveyed,
    secs. 1 thru 3, secs. 10 thru 17, and secs. 20 thru 29.

    The areas described aggregate 217,486 acres. Some lands covered 
by the revocation of the above listed withdrawals as to the lands 
described above have been top-filed by the State of Alaska per the 
Alaska Statehood Act.

    2. The lands subject to revocation in this Order will not be 
subject to additional withdrawal by PLO No. 5418, effective March 28, 
1974, amending PLO No. 5180.
    3. At 8 a.m. AKDT on August 9, 2019, the lands described in 
Paragraph 1 shall be open to all forms of appropriation under the 
public land laws, including selection by the State of Alaska under the 
Alaska Statehood Act, location and entry under the mining laws, leasing 
under the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920, as amended, and 
selection by Regional Corporations under section 12 of the ANCSA, 
subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing 
withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of

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applicable law. All valid applications received at or prior to 8 a.m. 
AKDT on August 9, 2019, shall be considered as simultaneously filed at 
that time. Those received thereafter shall be considered in the order 
of filing. Appropriation of any of the lands referenced in this Order 
under the general mining laws prior to the date and time of revocation 
is unauthorized. Any such attempted appropriation, including attempted 
adverse possession under 30 U.S.C. 38, shall vest no rights against the 
United States. State law governs acts required to establish a location 
and to initiate a right of possession where not in conflict with 
Federal law. The BLM will not intervene in disputes between rival 
locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such 
determinations in local courts.

    Dated: June 26, 2019.
Joseph R. Balash,
Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2019-14708 Filed 7-9-19; 8:45 am]
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