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Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal; Partial Termination of Segregative Effect; Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah

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The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget has approved an amendment to a previously filed application to withdraw public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, including the United States mining laws, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to protect and preserve Solar Energy Zones (SEZ) for future solar energy development. This Notice amends the prior proposal notice of which was published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2011 (76 FR 22414), to increase the proposed withdrawal term from 5 to 20 years, decrease the acreage proposed for withdrawal, and provide revised legal descriptions for the 17 remaining SEZs presented in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (Programmatic EIS). This Notice also terminates the segregative effect as to lands no longer included in the application. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal has also changed so that the lands would now be protected for future solar energy development.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Comments must be received by March 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

Written comments should be sent to the BLM Director, 1849 C Street NW. (WO-350), Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Ray Brady, BLM, by telephone at 202-912-7312, or by email at rbrady@blm.gov; or one of the BLM state offices listed below.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

The applicant is the BLM at the address above, and its amended application requests the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget to withdraw, subject to valid existing rights, approximately 303,900 acres of public lands located in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not the mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, or the mineral material laws. Copies of maps depicting the revised land descriptions are available at the Programmatic EIS Web site (http://solareis.anl.gov) and are also available from the BLM offices listed below:

Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004;California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-1623, Sacramento, California 95825;Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215;Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502;New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508;Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.

The proposed SEZs depicted on the maps are described as follows:

ARIZONA—AZ 035131 Back to Top

Gila and Salt River Meridian

Brenda SEZ

T. 5 N., R. 15 W.,

Sec. 31, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4.

T. 4 N., R. 16 W.,

Sec. 1, lots 3 and 4, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Secs. 2, 3, and 4;

Sec. 9, NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 10, N1/2, N1/2S1/2, and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 11, NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 3,343 acres.

Gillespie SEZ

T. 2 S., R. 6 W.,

Sec. 6, SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 7, N1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 8, SE1/4NW1/4, W1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, S1/2SE1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 9, SW1/4SW1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 15, NW1/4SW1/4, N1/2SW1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SW1/4SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 16, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, and N1/2NE1/4SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 17, N1/2NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, and N1/2NW1/4NW1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 22, S1/2NE1/4NE1/4, NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, and N1/2NE1/4NW1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 23, SW1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, S1/2NE1/4SE1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, and S1/2SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 24, S1/2NW1/4SW1/4and S1/2SW1/4, unsurveyed.

T. 2 S., R. 7 W.,

Sec. 1, SE1/4SW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 12, N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, and NE1/4NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 2,607 acres.

CALIFORNIA—CA 050951 Back to Top

San Bernardino Meridian

Riverside East SEZ

T. 4 S., R. 15 E.,

Sec. 25, NE1/4NE1/4, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, W1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4, excluding fee easement CARI 07041;

Sec. 26, N1/2, S1/2SW1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4SW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4SE1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4SE1/4, excluding fee easements CALA 053581 and CARI 07041;

Sec. 27, N1/2NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2NE1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NE1/4SW1/4, E1/2SE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SE1/4, and S1/2NW1/4SE1/4, excluding the Chuckwalla Desert Wildlife Management Area (DWMA) and fee easements CALA 053581 and CARI 07041;

Sec. 34, E1/2and E1/2E1/2W1/2, excluding the Chuckwalla DWMA;

Sec. 35, lot 2, SW1/4NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4NE1/4, W1/2, N1/2SE1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4, excluding fee easements CALA 053581, CARI 07041, and CALA 057221.

T. 5 S., R. 15 E.,

Sec. 3, lot 1 in the NE1/4, E1/2lot 2 in the NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4, excluding the Chuckwalla DWMA;

Sec. 10, E1/2NE1/4and NE1/4SE1/4, excluding the Chuckwalla DWMA;

Sec. 13, S1/2;

Sec. 14, S1/2;

Sec. 15, E1/2SE1/4, excluding the Chuckwalla DWMA;

Sec. 22, E1/2NE1/4, N1/2S1/2, SW1/4SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4SW1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4SW1/4, excluding the Chuckwalla DWMA;

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

Sec. 24, N1/2, SW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 25, those portions of N1/2N1/2and NW1/4SW1/4NW1/4, northerly of right-of-way boundary CACA 18888;

Sec. 27, NW1/4NW1/4, northerly of the northern ROW boundary CARI 07303, excluding the Chuckwalla DWMA;

T. 4 S., R. 16 E.,

Sec. 31, S1/2of lot 3 in the SW1/4, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

T. 5 S., R 16 E.,

Secs. 1 and 2;

Sec. 3, lot 1 in the NE1/4, lot 2 in the NE1/4, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, and SE1/4, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

Sec. 4, lot 1 in the NE1/4and lot 2 in the NE1/4, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

Sec. 6, lot 1 in the NE1/4, lot 2 in the NE1/4, lot 1 in the NW1/4, and lot 2 in the NW1/4, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

Sec. 8, S1/2NW1/4SW1/4and SW1/4SW1/4;

Secs. 10, 11, and 13, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

Sec. 14, E1/2;

Sec. 15, S1/2;

Sec. 17, S1/2NE1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, and S1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 18, lot 1 in the SW1/4, lot 2 in the SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Secs. 19 and 20;

Sec. 21, N1/2;

Sec. 22;

Sec. 23, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 24;

Sec. 25, W1/2;

Sec. 26;

Sec. 27, northerly of the northern right-of-way boundary CARI 05498;

Sec. 28, N1/2N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 29, N1/2N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 30, lot 1 in the NW1/4, N1/2of lot 2 in the NW1/4, and N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 34, those portions of N1/2N1/2NE1/4, and NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4, lying northerly of the northern right-of-way boundary CARI 05498;

Sec. 35, N1/2N1/2N1/2.

T. 5 S., R. 17 E.,

Secs. 1 and 2, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness Area CACA 35105;

Sec. 3, excluding fee easement CALA 053588;

Sec. 5, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 6;

Sec. 7, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

Sec. 8, W1/2and SE1/4;

Sec. 9, SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4SE1/4, W1/2SE1/4SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 10, E1/2E1/2E1/2, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

Sec. 11, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness Area CACA 35105;

Sec. 14, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness Area CACA 35105, and excluding fee easement CALA 053588;

Sec. 15, NE1/4NE1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NW1/4SW1/4, W1/2SW1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4SW1/4, excluding fee easement CALA 053588;

Secs. 17 and 18, excluding fee easement CALA 053581;

Sec. 19, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, lot 1 in the SW1/4, lot 2 in the SW1/4, and NE1/4;

Sec. 20, W1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 21;

Sec. 22, excluding fee easement CALA 053588;

Sec. 23, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness Area CACA 35105, and fee easement CALA 053588;

Sec. 26, SW1/4NW1/4and SW1/4;

Sec. 27, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 28;

Sec. 29, NE1/4and S1/2;

Secs. 31 to 34, inclusive;

Sec. 35, N1/2NW1/4and SW1/4NW1/4.

T. 6 S., R. 17 E.,

Sec. 1, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 2;

Sec. 3, E1/2lot 1 in the NE1/4, lot 2 in the NE1/4, W1/2lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 4, that portion lying north of the northern right-of-way of CARI 05498;

Sec. 5, lot 2 in the NE1/4and lot 2 in the NW1/4;

Sec. 6 and secs. 9 to 12, inclusive, those portions north of the northerly right-of-way of CARI 05498;

T. 6 S., R. 18 E.,

Secs. 1 to 4, inclusive, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness area CACA 35105;

Sec. 7, lot 1 in the SW1/4, lot 2 in the SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 9;

Sec. 10, N1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 11, 12, and 13;

Sec. 14, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Secs. 17 and 18, those portions lying north of the northerly right-of-way line of CARI 05498;

Sec. 23, N1/2NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, and that portion of the N1/2SE1/4, lying north of the northerly right-of-way line of CARI 05498;

Sec. 24, that portion of the S1/2lying north of the northerly right-of-way line of CARI 05498.

T. 6 S., R. 19 E.,

Secs. 3 to 6, inclusive, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness area CACA 35105;

Secs. 7, 8, and 9;

Secs. 10 to 13, inclusive, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness area CACA 35105;

Secs. 14, 15, 17, and 18;

Sec. 19, N1/2lot 1 in the NW1/4, N1/2lot 2 in the NW1/4, S1/2lot 1 in the SW1/4, S1/2lot 2 in the SW1/4, NW1/4NE1/4, and SE1/4;

Secs. 20 to 24, inclusive;

Sec. 25, W1/2;

Secs. 26 and 27;

Secs. 28, 29, 34, and 35, lying north of the northerly right-of-way line of CALA 0107395.

T. 6 S., R. 20 E.,

Sec. 3, partially unsurveyed;

Secs. 5, 7, and 8, excluding the Palen McCoy Wilderness area CACA 35105;

Secs. 9, 10, and 15;

Sec. 16, NE1/4NW1/4and S1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 17, N1/2and SE1/4;

Sec. 18;

Sec. 19, lot 1 in the SW1/4, lot 2 in the SW1/4, and W1/2E1/2;

Sec. 20, W1/2, NE1/4SE1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 21, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 22, N1/2and SE1/4, partly unsurveyed;

Sec. 23, S1/2;

Sec. 24, S1/2;

Sec. 25, N1/2and SE1/4;

Sec. 26;

Sec. 27, N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 28, NE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Secs. 29 and 30;

Sec. 31, N1/2lot 1 in the NW1/4, and N1/2N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 32, N1/2N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 33, N1/2N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 34, N1/2N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 35, NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, and S1/2.

T. 7 S., R. 20 E.,

Sec. 1, lot 1 in the NE1/4, lot 2 in the NE1/4, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 2, lot 1 in the NE1/4, lot 2 in the NE1/4, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 11, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, and S1/2;

Secs. 12, 13, 24, and 25.

T. 4 S., R. 21 E.,

Sec. 2, SW1/4, partly unsurveyed;

Secs. 3 and 4;

Sec. 5, E1/2lot 1 in the NE1/4, lots 5 to 12, inclusive, and SE1/4;

Sec. 8, E1/2;

Secs. 9 to 15, inclusive, partly unsurveyed, and secs. 21 to 35, inclusive.

T. 5 S., R. 21 E.,

Secs. 1 to 14, inclusive;

Sec. 15, S1/2;

Secs. 17 to 23, inclusive, partly unsurveyed;

Sec. 24, S1/2;

Secs. 25 to 30, inclusive, and secs. 32 to 35, inclusive, partly unsurveyed.

T. 6 S., R. 21 E.,

Secs. 4, 5, 8, and 9;

Sec. 15, lots 1 and 2, SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 19 and 22;

Sec. 23, lots 2, 3, 5, and 6, and W1/2W1/2;

Sec. 26, lot 1;

Sec. 27;

Sec. 29, N1/2and SW1/4;

Sec. 30;

Sec. 31, lots 5, 6, 9 to 12, inclusive, 17, and 18, S1/2NE1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 32, NW1/4;

Tracts 37 to 47, inclusive, 49 to 56, inclusive, 58, 59, 61, 62, 68, 69, 71, 73 to 78 A, inclusive, and 78 B to 80, inclusive.

T. 7 S., R. 21 E.,

Sec. 2, lots 3 to 6, inclusive, S1/2N1/2, E1/2SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 3;

Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4, S1/2NE1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 5, S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 6, SE1/4;

Sec. 7;

Sec. 8, SW1/4;

Sec. 9, NE1/4and S1/2;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, N1/2and SW1/4;

Sec. 12, NW1/4and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 13;

Sec. 14, S1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4;

Sec. 15, W1/2and SE1/4;

Sec. 17, NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 18;

Secs. 19, 20, and 21, excluding the Mule Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC);

Sec. 22, N1/2and SW1/4;

Secs. 23 and 24;

Sec. 25, S1/2NW1/4and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 26, E1/2;

Secs. 27 to 34, inclusive, excluding the Mule Mountain ACEC;

Sec. 35.

T. 4 S., R 22 E.,

Sec. 7, unsurveyed;

Sec. 8, excluding the Big Maria Mountain Wilderness Area CACA 35061, unsurveyed;

Secs. 17 to 20, inclusive, and secs. 29 to 33, inclusive, unsurveyed.

T. 5 S., R. 22 E.,

Secs. 2 to 6, inclusive;

Sec. 7, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, and E1/2;

Secs. 8 to 14, inclusive;

Sec. 15, E1/2;

Sec. 17;

Sec. 18, lot 1 in the NW1/4, lot 2 in the NW1/4, lot 1 in the SW1/4, lot 2 in the SW1/4, and NE1/4;

Secs. 19 and 20;

Sec. 21, S1/2;

Secs. 22, 23, and 24;

Sec. 25, W1/2NE1/4, NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, excluding Midland Road as designated on record of survey map on file in Book 11 pages 49 and 50 of record of survey, Records of Riverside County California;

Sec. 26, N1/2;

Sec. 27, N1/2and SW1/4;

Sec. 28, S1/2;

Sec. 29, N1/2and SW1/4;

Sec. 30;

Sec. 31, E1/2;

Sec. 32;

Sec. 33, SW1/4.

T. 6 S., R. 22 E.,

Sec. 3, lot 1 in the NW1/4and lot 2 in the NW1/4;

Secs. 4 to 7, inclusive;

Sec. 8, lots 1 to 6, inclusive, N1/2NE1/4, and NW1/4;

Sec. 9, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 10, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 17, lot 1;

Sec. 18, lots 1 to 6, inclusive.

T. 7 S., R. 22 E.,

Sec. 18, lot 4,

Tract 62;

Tract 63, lot 1;

Tracts 64, 113, and 115.

The areas described aggregate approximately 159,457 acres.

Imperial East SEZ

T. 16 S., R. 17 E.,

Secs. 21 to 28, inclusive, those portions lying south of the southerly right-of-way of Interstate 8 and east of Lake Cahuilla No. 5 ACEC;

Sec. 33, except that portion lying in Lake Cahuilla No. 5 ACEC;

Secs. 34 and 35.

T. 16 S., R. 18 E.,

Secs. 29 and 30, those portions lying south of the southerly right-of-way of Interstate 8;

Sec. 31, lot 3, NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 32, that portion of the N1/2N1/2lying south of the southerly right-of-way of Interstate 8, S1/2NW1/4SW1/4, and S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 33, that portion of the N1/2lying south of the southerly right-of-way of Interstate 8 and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 34, those portions of the N1/2SW1/4and the NW1/4SE1/4lying south of the southerly right-of-way of Interstate 8.

The areas described aggregate approximately 5,722 acres.

COLORADO—CO 073899 Back to Top

New Mexico Principal Meridian

Antonito Southeast SEZ

T. 32 N., R. 9 E.,

Sec. 3, lot 4, SW1/4NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 4, 9, 10, and 11;

Sec. 12, W1/2and SE1/4;

Secs. 13, 14, 15, and Secs 21 to 24, inclusive.

T. 32 N., R. 10 E.,

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

Sec. 8, S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 9, SW1/4SW1/4;

Secs. 17 to 20, inclusive;

Sec. 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W1/2NE1/4, and NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 10,318 acres.

Fourmile East SEZ

T. 37 N., R. 12 E.,

Sec. 2, lots 3 and 4, and S1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 3, lots 3 and 4, and S1/2N1/2.

T. 38 N., R. 12 E.,

Sec. 13, SW1/4and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 23;

Sec. 24, W1/2and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 25, W1/2NE1/4and W1/2;

Sec. 26;

Sec. 35, NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 2,882 acres.

Los Mogotes East SEZ

T. 34 N., R. 8 E.,

Secs. 1 and 12;

Sec. 13, NE1/4NE1/4, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 24, W1/2and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 25, W1/2and W1/2E1/2.

The areas described aggregate approximately 2,640 acres.

DeTilla Gulch SEZ

T. 45 N., R. 9 E.,

Sec. 29, that portion of the S1/2lying one-quarter mile or more southeasterly and parallel to the centerline of Highway 285;

Sec. 30, that portion of the SE1/4SE1/4lying one-quarter mile or more southeasterly and parallel to the centerline of Highway 285;

Sec. 31, those portions of the NE1/4and the SE1/4NW1/4lying one-quarter mile or more southeasterly and parallel to the centerline of Highway 285; and those portions of the NE1/4SW1/4and the N1/2SE1/4lying one-quarter mile or more north of and parallel to the centerline of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail as mapped by the National Park Service;

Sec. 32, N1/2, and that portion of the N1/2SW1/4, lying one-quarter mile or more north of and parallel to the centerline of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail as mapped by the National Park Service;

Sec. 33, N1/2NE1/4and NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 1,064 acres.

NEVADA—NV 087208 Back to Top

Mount Diablo Meridian

Amargosa Valley SEZ

T. 13 S., R. 47 E.,

Sec. 35, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, W1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 36, that portion lying southerly and westerly of the centerline of U.S. Highway No. 95.

T. 14 S., R. 47 E.,

Sec. 8, E1/2, unsurveyed;

Sec. 9, unsurveyed;

Secs. 10, 11, 13, and 14, those portions lying southerly and westerly of the centerline of U.S. Highway No. 95, unsurveyed;

Secs. 15 and 16, unsurveyed;

Sec. 21, E1/2, unsurveyed;

Secs. 22 and 23, unsurveyed;

Sec. 24, that portion lying southerly and westerly of the centerline of U.S. Highway No. 95, unsurveyed;

Sec. 25, W1/2NE1/4, and W1/2, unsurveyed;

Secs. 26 and 27, unsurveyed;

Sec. 34, E1/2, unsurveyed;

Sec. 35, unsurveyed;

Sec. 36, W1/2, unsurveyed.

T. 15 S., R. 47 E.,

Sec. 1, W1/2W1/2, unsurveyed;

Sec. 2, unsurveyed;

Sec. 12, NW1/4NW1/4, unsurveyed.

The areas described aggregate approximately 9,690 acres.

Dry Lake SEZ

T. 17 S., R. 63 E.,

Sec. 33, lots 9, 10, 13, and 14, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 34, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and N1/2S1/2;

Secs. 35 and 36.

T. 18 S., R. 63 E.,

Secs. 1 and 2;

Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 to 10, inclusive, 13, and 14, S1/2NE1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 4, lot 5;

Sec. 10, lot 1;

Sec. 11, lots 1, 3, 4, 5, and 9, NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 12; that portion lying northerly and westerly of the centerline of the southbound lane of I-15;

Sec. 13, those portions lying northerly and westerly of the centerline of the southbound lane of I-15 and northerly and easterly of the centerline of U.S. Highway No. 93;

Sec. 14, lot 1.

T. 17 S., R. 64 E.,

Sec. 31, lots 5 to 8, inclusive, SW1/4NE1/4, E1/2W1/2, and that portion of the SE1/4lying northerly and westerly of the centerline of the southbound lane of I-15;

Sec. 32, that portion of the SW1/4lying northerly and westerly of the centerline of the southbound lane of I-15.

T. 18 S., R. 64 E.,

Secs. 6 and 7, those portions lying northerly and westerly of the centerline of the southbound lane of I-15, respectively.

The areas described aggregate approximately 6,160 acres.

Dry Lake Valley North SEZ

T. 1 N., R. 64 E.,

Sec. 35, S1/2;

Sec. 36, S1/2.

T. 1 S., R. 64 E.,

Secs. 1, 12, and 13;

Sec. 21, E1/2and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 22 to 27, inclusive;

Sec. 28, E1/2;

Sec. 33, E1/2E1/2and NW1/4NE1/4;

Secs. 34, 35, and 36.

T. 2 S., R. 64 E.,

Secs. 1, 2, and 3;

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

Sec. 10, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Secs. 11 to 14, inclusive;

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

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

Sec. 24;

Sec. 25, N1/2NE1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 65 E.,

Sec. 31, S1/2;

Sec. 32, W1/2SW1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 65 E.,

Sec. 6, lots 3, 4, and 7 to 13, inclusive;

Secs. 7, 8, 17 to 20, inclusive, 29, 30, and 31;

Sec. 32, N1/2, SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 65 E.,

Sec. 5, lots 2, 3, and 4, SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 6 and 7;

Sec. 8, W1/2E1/2and W1/2;

Sec. 17, W1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4;

Secs. 18 and 19;

Sec. 20, W1/2NE1/4and W1/2;

Sec. 29, NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 30, lot 1, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 28,726 acres.

Gold Point SEZ

T. 6 S., R. 41 E.,

Sec. 13, S1/2;

Sec. 14, E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 23, E1/2E1/2and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 24;

Sec. 25, N1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 26, NE1/4NE1/4.

T. 6 S., R. 411/2E.,

Sec. 13, N1/2SW1/4and SW1/4SW1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 14, S1/2, unsurveyed;

Sec. 15, S1/2, unsurveyed;

Sec. 16, S1/2, unsurveyed;

Secs. 21 and 22, unsurveyed;

Sec. 23, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, W1/2, and NW1/4SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 26, NW1/4NW1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 27 N1/2, SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4, unsurveyed;

Sec. 28, unsurveyed.

The areas described aggregate approximately 4,810 acres.

Millers SEZ

T. 3 N., R. 39 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 2, lot 1, S1/2NE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

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

Sec. 12, N1/2NW1/4.

T. 4 N., R. 39 E.,

Sec. 36, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 40 E.,

Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4, S1/2NW1/4, and NW1/4SW1/4;

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

Sec. 6.

T. 4 N., R. 40 E.,

Sec. 10, S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 11, S1/2;

Sec. 12, SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 13, W1/2E1/2and W1/2;

Secs. 14, 15, and 16;

Sec. 17, S1/2N1/2and S1/2;

Sec. 18, SE1/4;

Sec. 19, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and NE1/4SW1/4;

Secs. 20 to 23, inclusive;

Sec. 24, W1/2E1/2and W1/2;

Sec. 25, NW1/4and W1/2SW1/4;

Secs. 26 to 29, inclusive;

Sec. 30, lot 4, E1/2, and E1/2SW1/4;

Secs. 31 and 32;

Sec. 33, N1/2, SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 34;

Sec. 35, N1/2, SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 16,560 acres.

NEW MEXICO—NM 114441 Back to Top

New Mexico Principal Meridian

Afton SEZ

T. 25 S., R. 1 E.,

Secs. 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, and 18;

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

Sec. 20, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, and W1/2SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2, N1/2S1/2, SE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 22 to 30, inclusive, and secs. 33, 34, and 35.

T. 24 S., R. 1 W.,

Sec. 19 and secs. 28 to 35, inclusive.

T. 25 S., R. 1 W.,

Secs. 1, 3 to 6 inclusive, and 8 to 15, inclusive.

T. 24 S., R. 2 W.,

Secs. 23 to 26, inclusive, and sec. 35.

T. 25 S., R. 2 W.,

Sec. 1.

The areas described aggregate approximately 30,706 acres.

UTAH—087557 Back to Top

Salt Lake Meridian

Escalante Valley SEZ

T. 33 S., R. 14 W.,

Sec. 8, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 9, E1/2NE1/4, S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, W1/2and W1/2SE1/4, those portions lying west of Railroad Right-of-Way Grant UTSL 0032533;

Sec. 14, E1/2, that portion lying west of Railroad Right-of-Way Grant UTSL 0032533;

Secs. 15, 17, 19, and 30;

Sec. 31, excluding the dry intermittent lake bed in lots 3 and 4.

T. 34 S., R. 14 W.,

Sec. 6, lot 4.

T. 33 S., R. 15 W.,

Sec. 24, NW1/4;

Sec. 25.

The areas described aggregate approximately 6,837 acres.

Milford Flats South SEZ

T. 30 S., R. 10 W.,

Sec. 18, lots 1 and 2, and E1/2NW1/4.

T. 30 S., R. 11 W.,

Sec. 7, lots 3 and 4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 8, SW1/4and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 10, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 12, W1/2;

Sec. 13, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Secs. 14 and 15, excluding the Minersville Canal;

Secs. 17 and 18;

Sec. 19, lots 1 and 2, NE1/4, and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 20, excluding the Minersville Canal;

Sec. 21, N1/2, N1/2S1/2, and SW1/4SW1/4, excluding the Minersville Canal;

Sec. 22, N1/2NE1/4and NW1/4, excluding the Minersville Canal;

Sec. 29, N1/2NW1/4, excluding the Minersville Canal;

Sec. 30, N1/2NE1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 6,320 acres.

Wah Wah Valley SEZ

T. 27 S., R. 14 W.,

Sec. 8, E1/2and SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 9, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, lots 1 and 2, SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4, excluding the WahWah Wash;

Sec. 13, lot 1;

Sec. 14, excluding the WahWah Wash;

Sec. 15;

Sec. 17, NW1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 21, lots 1 and 6, and E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 22;

Sec. 23, excluding the WahWah Wash;

Sec. 26, N1/2and N1/2S1/2, excluding the WahWah Wash;

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

Sec. 28, NE1/4and N1/2SE1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 6,058 acres.

The total areas described aggregate approximately 303,900 acres of public lands in the following counties: La Paz and Maricopa, Arizona; Imperial and Riverside, California; Conejos, Saguache, and Alamosa, Colorado; Nye, Lincoln, Clark, and Esmeralda, Nevada; Dona Ana, New Mexico; Iron and Beaver, Utah.

The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget has approved the BLM's proposed amendment. Therefore, this document constitutes a withdrawal proposal of the Secretary of the Interior (43 CFR 2310.1-3(e)).

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to protect and preserve 17 proposed SEZs for a 20-year period for future solar energy development.

The use of a right-of-way, interagency or cooperative agreement, or surface management by the BLM under 43 CFR 3715 or 43 CFR 3809 regulations will not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses, which could result in loss of adequate protection and preservation of the subject lands for future solar energy development.

There are no suitable alternative sites for the withdrawal.

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

Records relating to the amended application may be examined by contacting Shannon C. Stewart at the above address or by calling 202-912-7219.

The amended application for the proposed withdrawal will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.

For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the amended proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM Director at the address noted above.

All comments received will be considered before any final action is taken on the proposed withdrawal.

The lands described in this notice are segregated until June 29, 2013, pursuant to 43 CFR 2091.3-1(e) and 43 CFR 2804.25(e) (76 FR 38416 (2011)) and the Federal Register notice published on June 30, 2011 (76 FR 38416). The remaining lands described in the April 21, 2011, Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal, as published in the Federal Register (76 FR 22414), are no longer applicable to the purpose for which the withdrawal was proposed and are hereby cancelled from the application. The lands cancelled from the application include about 373,852 acres in 7 areas and also near the remaining SEZs. Pursuant to 43 CFR 2091.3-1(e) and 43 CFR 2804.25(e), the segregative effect established by the Federal Register notice published on June 30, 2011 (76 FR 38416) is hereby terminated as to those remaining lands.

Comments including names and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BLM Washington Office at the address noted above, during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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 can 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.

Mike Pool,

Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management.

[FR Doc. 2012-30295 Filed 12-14-12; 8:45 am]

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