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Public Land Order No. 7795; Withdrawal of Public Lands, Clear Creek Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern; California

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Public Land Order.

Summary

This order withdraws 28,727 acres, more or less, of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years, to minimize impacts to human health, safety, and the environment from hazardous emissions of airborne asbestos fibers within the Clear Creek Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern. In addition, approximately 3,889 acres of non-Federal lands located inside of the boundary of the withdrawal area, if acquired by or returned to the United States, will also be included in the withdrawal. The withdrawal will have no effect on the non-Federal lands until such time as title passes to the United States.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Effective Date: August 7, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Christine Sloand, Realty Specialist, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023, 831-630-5022 or via email at csloand@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Services (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

The BLM ordered the temporary closure of the public lands in the Clear Creek Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern on May 1, 2008 (72 FR 24087 (2008)), in response to a human health risk assessment by the United States Environmental Protection Agency that concluded “public use activities could expose an individual to excess lifetime cancer risks.”

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, it is ordered as follows:

1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following-described public lands are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2), to minimize impacts to human health, safety, and the environment from hazardous emissions of airborne asbestos fibers within the Clear Creek Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern.

(a) Federal Lands Back to Top

Mount Diablo Meridian Back to Top

T. 17 S., R. 11 E.,

Sec. 25, lots 5, 6, and lots 10 to 15, inclusive;

Sec. 26, lots 15, 16, and 20;

Sec. 34, lots 16, 18, and 19, and Mineral Survey No. 5253, not patented;

Sec. 35, lots 13 to 24, inclusive, Mineral Survey No. 5062, portions of Mineral Survey Nos. 5251, 5252 and 5957;

Sec. 36, lots 10 to 16, inclusive.

T. 18 S., R. 11 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 2, lots 1 to 9, inclusive, S1/2N1/2, NW1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 3, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 10, E1/2and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 11, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, SW1/4NE1/4, W1/2, NW1/4SE1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 12, lots 1 to 5, inclusive, E1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 13, lots 1 to 5, inclusive, NW1/4NW1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 14;

Sec. 15, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 23, N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, and NE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 24, N1/2and SE1/4.

T. 17 S., R. 12 E.,

Sec. 31, lots 3, 4, and lots 6 to 20, inclusive;

Sec. 32, lots 11 to 14, inclusive, and lot 16;

Sec. 33, W1/2W1/2and SE1/4SW1/4.

T. 18 S., R. 12 E.,

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

Sec. 4, lots 1 to 17, inclusive, SW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 5, 6, and 7;

Sec. 8, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12, NW1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SW1/4;

Secs. 9 and 10;

Sec. 11, lots 2, 3, and 4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 12, SW1/4;

Sec. 13, lots 2 to 6, inclusive, lot 8, W1/2NE1/4, NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Secs. 14 and 15;

Sec. 17, lots 1 and 2, NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, W1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 18, lots 1 to 14, inclusive, and N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 19, lots 1 to 6, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, E1/2W1/2, and SE1/4;

Sec. 20, E1/2, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2;

Sec. 22, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, NW1/4, and S1/2;

Secs. 23 and 24;

Sec. 25, lot 1, lots 3 to 6, inclusive, lots 8, 9, 11, and 14, W1/2, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 26, N1/2;

Sec. 27, N1/2, N1/2S1/2, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 28, NE1/4and SE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 29, N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 30, lot 1 and NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 34, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 35, N1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4.

T. 18 S., R. 13 E.,

Sec. 16, NW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 17, SW1/4NE1/4and S1/2;

Sec. 18, lots 2, 3, and 4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 19, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and E1/2E1/2;

Secs. 20 and 21;

Sec. 22, NW1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 27, NW1/4NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, S1/2SE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2S1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 28 to 31, inclusive;

Sec. 32, all excluding Mineral Survey Nos. 6696 and 6724, both patented;

Sec. 33, all excluding that portion of Mineral Survey Nos. 6680, patented and contained therein;

Sec. 34, N1/2and N1/2S1/2excluding that portion of Mineral Survey No. 6680, patented and contained therein;

Sec. 35, N1/2N1/2NW1/4.

T. 19 S., R. 13 E.,

Sec. 2, lot 4 and SW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 3, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S1/2N1/2, and SW1/4;

Sec. 4, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S1/2N1/2, and S1/2;

Sec. 5, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S1/2N1/2, N1/2S1/2, and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 6, lot 1 and SE1/4NE1/4.

The areas described aggregate 28,727 acres, more or less, in Fresno and San Benito Counties.

(b) Non-Federal Lands Back to Top

The following described non-Federal lands are located within the boundaries of the withdrawal. In the event that these non-Federal lands return to public ownership, they would be subject to the terms and conditions described above.

Mount Diablo Meridian Back to Top

T. 18 S., R. 11 E.,

Sec. 2, portion of Mineral Survey No. 29, patented;

Sec. 11, portion of Mineral Survey No. 29, patented, portion of Mineral Survey No. 504, patented;

Sec. 12, portion of Mineral Survey No. 29, patented, portion of Mineral Survey No. 504, patented;

Sec. 13, portion of Mineral Survey No. 1417, patented.

T. 18 S., R. 12 E.,

Sec. 4, Mineral Survey Nos. 1087, 1099, and 1185, patented;

Sec. 7, portion of Mineral Survey No. 1417, patented;

Sec. 8, lots 3, 6, and 10, and NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 13, lot 7, S1/2SW1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 16;

Sec. 17, SE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4, portion of Mineral Survey No. 1418, patented;

Sec. 18, portion of Mineral Survey No. 1417, patented, portion of Mineral Survey No. 1418, patented;

Sec. 19, portion of Mineral Survey No. 1417, patented, portion of Mineral Survey No. 1418, patented;

Sec. 20, lot 1, NE1/4NW1/4, and portion of Mineral Survey No. 1418, patented;

Sec. 22, NW1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 25, lots 2, 7, 10, 12, and 13, and Mineral Survey No. 4976, patented;

Sec. 26, S1/2;

Sec. 36.

T. 18 S., R. 13 E.,

Sec. 32, Mineral Survey Nos. 6696 and 6724, both patented;

Sec. 33, portion of Mineral Survey No. 6680, patented;

Sec. 34, portion of Mineral Survey No. 6680, patented;

Sec. 34, S1/2S1/2.

The areas described aggregate 3,889 acres, more or less, in Fresno and San Benito Counties.

2. The withdrawal made by this order does not alter the applicability of those public land laws governing the use of lands under lease, license, or permit, or governing the disposal of their mineral or vegetative resources other than under the mining laws.

3. This withdrawal will expire 20 years from the effective date of this order, unless, as a result of a review conducted before the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended.

Dated: August 1, 2012.

David J. Hayes,

Deputy Secretary.

[FR Doc. 2012-19242 Filed 8-2-12; 4:15 pm]

BILLING CODE 4310-40-P

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