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Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meeting; Utah

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The Department of the Interior, Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, proposes to withdraw, for a term of 20 years, approximately 6,450 acres of National Forest System lands to protect the Utah Lake and the Diamond Fork Systems. This notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The lands will remain open to all other uses which may by law be made of National Forest System lands. This notice also announces a public meeting.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Comments should be received on or before January 20, 2005. A public meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

Comments should be sent to the Program Director, Central Utah Project (CUP) Completion Act Office, 302 East 1860 South, Provo, Utah 84606-7317.

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Reed Murray, CUP Completion Act Office, 801-379-1237.

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The Department of the Interior, Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, has filed an application to withdraw, pursuant to section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, the following described National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, for a period of 20 years, subject to valid existing rights:

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T. 7 S., R. 3 E.,

Sec. 21, SW1/4NE1/4SW1/4.

T. 9 S., R. 3 E.,

Sec. 1, S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 2, SW1/4NE1/4and NE1/4NW1/4.

T. 9 S., R. 4 E.,

Sec. 18, NE1/4NE1/4.

T. 8 S., R. 5 E.,

Sec. 2, lots 9, 10, 15 and 16, NE1/4SE1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 11, W1/2E1/2;

Sec. 14, W1/2NE1/4and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 22, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 28, E1/2SE1/4and SW1/4SE1/4.

T. 9 S., R. 5 E.,

Sec. 25, NE1/4NE1/4and S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 35, E1/2;

Sec. 36.

T. 10 S., R. 5 E.,

Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2.

T. 8 S., R. 6 E.,

Sec. 32, E1/2and E1/2W1/2.

T. 9 S., R. 6 E.,

Sec. 5, lot 4 and SW1/4;

Sec. 6, lots 1 and 2, and SE1/4;

Sec. 7, E1/2;

Sec. 8, W1/2;

Sec. 17, W1/2;

Sec. 18, E1/2;

Sec. 19, lots 5 to 8, inclusive, lots 10, 11, and 12, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 20, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 30;

Sec. 31, lots 1 to10, inclusive, and NE1/4NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 6,450 acres in Utah County.

The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect the Federal investment in the proposed Utah Lake and the Diamond Fork Systems, Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project.

Discretionary land use authorizations may be allowed during the segregative period, but only with the approval of an authorized office of the Forest Service and with the concurrence of an authorized officer of the Department of the Interior.

The use of a right-of-way or an interagency agreement is not considered to be a desirable or acceptable alternative.

There are no other sites where the systems could be economically constructed.

No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal.

All persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing, by the date specified above, to the Program Director, CUP Completion Act Office.

Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the CUP Completion Act Office, 302 East 1860 South, Provo, Utah 84606-7317, during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held to provide an opportunity for public comment regarding the proposed withdrawal. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at the CUP Completion Act Office, 302 East 1860 South, Provo, Utah.

The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2300.

For a period of 2 years from October 22, 2004, in accordance with 43 CFR 2310.2(a), the lands will be segregated from location and entry under the United States mining laws, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date.

(Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1714(b)(1); 43 CFR 2310.3-1(a))

Dated: October 12, 2004.

Kent Hoffman,

Deputy State Director, Division of Land and Minerals.

[FR Doc. 04-23683 Filed 10-21-04; 8:45 am]

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