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Public Land Order No. 7460; Withdrawal of Federal Mineral Estate Within the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve; Utah

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Public land order.

SUMMARY:

This order withdraws approximately 40,550 acres of Federal mineral estate from location and entry under the United States mining laws for 20 years for the Bureau of Land Start Printed Page 49011Management to protect Mojave Desert Tortoise habitat within the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Additional non-Federal mineral estate within the boundaries of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve would become subject to the withdrawal if acquired by the United States.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

August 10, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Randy Massey, BLM St. George Field Office, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84790, 435-688-3274.

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 (1994), it is ordered as follows:

1. Subject to valid existing rights, the Federal mineral estate in the following described lands is hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2 (1994)), to protect Mojave Desert Tortoise habitat within the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve:

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 41 S., R. 13 W.,

Sec. 17, lot 3, lots 5 to 8, inclusive, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 18, lots 2, 7, 8, lots 19 to 23, inclusive, west 10.486 chains of lot 24, lots 25 and 26, W1/2NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 19, lots 1 to 11, inclusive, lots 13 to 18, inclusive, N1/2NE1/4, and SW1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 20, lots 1 and 2, E1/2, E1/2W1/2, NW1/4NW1/4, and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W1/2E1/2, and W1/2;

Sec. 22, lots 2, 3, 8, and 9, and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 27, NW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, and NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 28, N1/2NE1/4NE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4NE1/4NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4SW1/4NE1/4NE1/4, and SE1/4NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 29, lots 1 and 5, N1/2N1/2, N1/2SW1/4NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4SW1/4NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, N1/2SE1/4NW1/4, and N1/2NW1/4NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 30, lots 2, 3, 4, lots 13 to 18, inclusive, lot 21, and SE1/4NE1/4.

T. 41 S., R. 14 W.,

Sec. 13, SE1/4NE1/4, S1/2S1/2, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 15, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, W1/2E1/2, and W1/2;

Sec. 17, E1/2, SE1/4NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 18, lots 7 and 8, SE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 19, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2; secs. 20 and 21;

Sec. 22, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, W1/2E1/2, and W1/2;

Sec. 23, W1/2SW1/4, embracing that portion of land west of the Interstate 15 corridor;

Sec. 24, N1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, N1/2NW1/4SW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4NW1/4SW1/4, E1/2SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 25, lots 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 10, SW1/4NE1/4, E1/2NE1/4SW1/4, E1/2W1/2SE1/4SW1/4, E1/2SE1/4SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 26, lot 4, embracing that portion of land west of the Interstate 15 corridor;

Sec. 27, lots 1 to 9, inclusive, N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4, embracing that portion of land west of the Interstate 15 corridor; secs. 28 and 29;

Sec. 30, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 34, N1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4NW1/4, embracing that portion of land north and west of the Interstate 15 corridor.

T. 41 S., R. 15 W.,

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

Sec. 14;

Sec. 15, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 16, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 17, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, N1/2, and S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 18, lots 1 to 9, inclusive, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, and NE1/4SW1/4;

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

Sec. 20, E1/2, NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and SW1/4SW1/4SW1/4;

Secs. 21 to 25, inclusive;

Sec. 26, N1/2 and SE1/4;

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

Sec. 28;

Sec. 29, NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4NE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4NE1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SE1/4NW1/4, E1/2W1/2SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 30, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W1/2E1/2, SE1/4NE1/4, E1/2W1/2, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 31, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2;

Secs. 32 and 33;

Sec. 34, NW1/4.

T. 42 S., R. 15 W.,

Sec. 6, lots 1 to 7, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 17, lots 7, 9, and 10;

Sec. 20, NW1/4SW1/4, and W1/2NW1/4.

T. 41 S., R. 16 W.,

Sec. 5, lots 1 to 11, inclusive, SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 6, lots 1 to 11, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 8, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W1/2E1/2, and W1/2;

Sec. 10, lot 4;

Sec. 11, lots 1 and 4, E1/2, and SE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 12;

Sec. 13, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, S1/2N1/2, and S1/2;

Sec. 14, lots 1, 2, 7, and 8, S1/2N1/2, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 15, E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 17, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W1/2E1/2, and W1/2;

Sec. 18, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2;

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

Sec. 20;

Sec. 21, W1/2;

Sec. 24, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 25, E1/2, E1/2NE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NE1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 29;

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

Sec. 31, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 36.

T. 42 S., R. 16 W.,

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

Sec. 3, lot 1, SE1/4NE1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 11, SW1/4NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 12, N1/2, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 14, N1/2NE1/4 and NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4.

T. 41 S., R. 17 W.,

Sec. 1, lots 1 to 12, inclusive, and S1/2;

Secs. 12 and 13;

Sec. 24, N1/2N1/2, SW1/4NE1/4, and SE1/4NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 40,550 acres in Washington County.

2. All mineral estate acquired in the future by the United States within the boundaries of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve as depicted on the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve map maintained in the St. George BLM Field Office, will be subject to the terms and conditions of this withdrawal as described in Paragraph 1.

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) (1994), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended.

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Dated: July 25, 2000.

Sylvia V. Baca,

Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

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[FR Doc. 00-20286 Filed 8-9-00; 8:45 am]

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