Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
The following lands in LaPlata County, Colorado have been examined and found suitable for classification for lease and conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). The purpose of the classification and application for R&PP lease and potential conveyance is to allow construction and operation of a fire station by the Animas Fire Protection District, Durango, Colorado.
New Mexico Principal Meridian
T. 34 N., R. 10 W.,
Sec. 7: Lot 5: SW1/4SE1/4, more particularly described as:
Beginning at a point on the east line of said Lot 5 from which the center 1/16 monument bears N 0°11′00″ W a distance of 816.78 feet;
Thence S 0°11′00″ E along the east line of said Lot 5 a distance of 399.83 feet to the east 1/16 monument and the Ute Line;
Thence S 89°18′08″ W along said Ute Line a distance of 18.18 feet to BLM MP-49;
Thence S 89°50′02″ W along said Ute Line a distance of 577.50 feet;
Thence N 0°11′00″ W a distance of 400.00 feet;
Thence N 89°50′02″ E a distance of 595.68 feet to the point of beginning.
Less a 60 feet wide easement for County Road 141, less an access and utility easement, 60 feet wide, reserved to the United States, containing 4.33 acres more or less.
Lease and conveyance is consistent with current BLM land use planning and would be in the public interest. The lease/patent, if issued, would be subject to valid existing rights and the following terms, conditions and reservations:Start Printed Page 31191
1. Provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and to all applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior.
2. A right-of-way for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States.
3. All minerals should be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine and remove the minerals.
Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the lands will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease and conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and leasing under the mineral leasing laws. For a period of 45 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, interested persons may submit written comments regarding the classification and proposed lease and conveyance of the lands to the Field Manager, San Juan Field Office, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, Colorado, 81301.
Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for a fire station. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the further use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use if consistent with State and Federal programs.
Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director. In the absence of any adverse comments the classification will become effective 60 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Clyde Johnson, San Juan Field Office, phone (970) 385-1352. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be reviewed at the San Juan Field Office, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, Colorado.Start Signature
Associate Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 00-12196 Filed 5-15-00; 8:45 am]
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