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Opening of National Forest System Lands; Utah

Action

Notice Of Realty Action.

Summary

Public Land Order No. 7708 partially revoked 3 Public Land Orders and revoked 1 Public Land Order in its entirety. This order opens part of those previously withdrawn lands to mining and opens the remainder to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System lands and to mining.

 

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Effective Date: January 20, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Rhonda Flynn, BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345, 801-539-4132.

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1. Public Land Order No. 7708 (73 FR 31880 (2008)) revoked Public Land Order No. 1391 (22 FR 1003 (1957)) insofar as it affected the lands described below. The United States Forest Service has decided that those previously withdrawn lands, described below, can be opened to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System lands, including location and entry under the United States mining laws:

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Uinta Special Meridian

T. 1 N., R. 11 W.,

Sec. 29, SW1/4SW1/4SE1/4and SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 32, NW1/4NW1/4NE1/4, NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4, W1/2NE1/4NW1/4, and E1/2NW1/4NW1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 11 W.,

Sec. 23, SW1/4SW1/4SE1/4and SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 26, W1/2NW1/4NE1/4and E1/2NE1/4NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate 140 acres in Wasatch County.

2. Public Land Order No. 7708 (73 FR 31880 (2008)) revoked Public Land Order Nos. 4060 (31 FR 10033 (1966)), 4567 (34 FR 1139 (1969)), and 4664 (34 FR 8915 (1969)) insofar as they affected the lands described below. The United States Forest Service has decided that those previously withdrawn lands, described below, can be opened to location and entry under the United States mining laws:

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Uinta Special Meridian

T. 3 S., R. 12 W.,

Sec. 23, SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4SE1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 26, NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4, N1/2NW1/4NE1/4, and NW1/4NE1/4NE1/4.

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 4 S., R. 2 E.,

Sec. 1, all lands West of the 7,600 foot elevation contour in lots 1 and 8 (lands inside the Lone Peak Wilderness).

T. 10 S., R. 2 E.,

Sec. 3, SE1/4SE1/4NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4NE1/4, and NE1/4SW1/4NE1/4.

T. 12 S., R. 2 E.,

Sec. 20, NE1/4SE1/4NE1/4, W1/2SE1/4NE1/4, and SW1/4NE1/4.

T. 7 S., R. 4 E.,

Sec. 24, E1/2NW1/4SE1/4, SW1/4NW1/4SE1/4, and NW1/4NE1/4SE1/4.

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

Sec. 11, N1/2NW1/4NE1/4and SW1/4NW1/4NE1/4.

The areas described aggregate 287 acres in Utah and Wasatch Counties.

3. At 10 a.m. on January 20, 2009, the lands described in Paragraph 1 shall be opened to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System lands, including location and entry under the United States mining laws and the lands described in Paragraph 2 shall be opened to location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. Appropriation of lands described in this order under the general mining laws prior to the date and time of restoration is unauthorized. Any such attempted appropriation, including attempted adverse possession under 30 U.S.C. 38 (2000), shall vest no rights against the United States. Acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right of possession are governed by State law where not in conflict with Federal law. The Bureau of Land Management will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts.

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Dated: December 11, 2008.

Selma Sierra,

State Director.

[FR Doc. E8-29891 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]

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