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Public Land Order No. 7466; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Minerals for the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area; Colorado

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Public Land Order.

SUMMARY:

This order withdraws 12,237 acres of public lands from surface entry and mining and 1,020 acres of reserved Federal mineral interest from mining for 20 years to protect scenic and recreation values in the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area. In addition, 7,020 acres of non-Federal lands, if acquired by the United States, would also be withdrawn by this order. The lands have been and will remain open to mineral leasing.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 16, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Doris E. Chelius, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7093, 303-239-3706.

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 Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public lands are hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2 (1994)), but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws to protect scenic, wildlife, and recreation values in the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area:

Sixth Principal Meridian

T. 1 N., R. 79 W.,

Sec. 8, S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 17, NW1/4 and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 18, lot 3.

T. 1 N., R. 80 W.,

Sec. 13, lots 1 to 4, inclusive;

Sec. 14, SW1/4SE1/4 and a reconveyed parcel of land in the S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 15, lots 9 and 11, S1/2S1/2, and a reconveyed parcel of land in the N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 16, a reconveyed parcel of land in the S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 19, NE1/4SE1/4 and a reconveyed parcel in the N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 20, lots 2 and 3, S1/2N1/2, and NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and a reconveyed parcel of land in the N1/2N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 22, lots 1 to 4, inclusive.

T. 1 N., R. 81 W.,

Sec. 13, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 23, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4;

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

Sec. 27, N1/2, SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 28, SE1/4 and SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 32, E1/2 and SW1/4;

Sec. 33, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, and W1/2.

T. 1 S., R. 81 W.,

Sec. 5, lots 8 and 9;

Sec. 6, lots 6, 7, and lots 9 to 18, inclusive;

Sec. 7, lots 5 to 19, inclusive;

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

T. 1 S., R. 82 W.,

Sec. 12, lots 1 to 5, inclusive, SW1/4NE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 13, lots 1 to 9, inclusive, W1/2SW1/4 and that portion of Tract 53 lying westerly of the centerline of the Colorado River;

Sec. 14, SE1/4SW1/4, E1/2SE1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 22, SE1/4;

Sec. 23, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, N1/2S1/2, and S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 24, lots 1, 2, and 3, NW1/4NW1/4, and S1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 27, W1/2NW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, and reconveyed parcels in the W1/2NE1/4 and the E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 28, lots 4 to 6, inclusive, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 32, lots 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8, SW1/4SE1/4, those portions of unpatented Mineral Survey No.13963 lying within the E1/2 of sec. 32, and that portion of Tract 82 within the E1/2; Start Printed Page 61183

Sec. 33, lots 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6, lots 8 to 11, inclusive, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, and the Bona Dea Placer;

Sec. 34, lot 1 and NW1/4NW1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 82 W.,

Sec. 4, lots 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19, lots 26 to 30, inclusive, S1/2NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4, and Bona Dea Placer;

Sec. 5, lots 5, 6, and 11, lots 14 to 23, inclusive, lots 25 and 26, S1/2NE1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 6, lots 20, 30, 31, 32, 37, and 38, S1/2NE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 7, lots 5 to 7, inclusive, lots 11 to 21, inclusive, NE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 18, lots 5 to 12, inclusive, and lots 14 to 17, inclusive.

T. 2 S., R. 83 W.,

Sec. 12, lot 4;

Sec. 13, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W1/2E1/2, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 23, E1/2NE1/4, S1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, NE1/4SE1/4, N1/2SE1/4SE1/4, and N1/2S1/2SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 24, lot 1, W1/2E1/2 and W1/2;

Sec. 25, NW1/4;

Sec. 26, NW1/4NW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, and NW1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 12,237 acres in Grand and Eagle Counties.

2. Subject to valid existing rights, the reserved Federal mineral interest 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)), but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect scenic, wildlife, and recreation values in the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area:

Sixth Principal Meridian

T. 1 N., R. 80 W.,

Sec. 20, NW1/4NW1/4.

T. 1 N., R., 81 W.,

Sec. 28, N1/2SW1/4 and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 29, SE1/4SE1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 82 W.,

Sec. 14, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 22, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 23. NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 26, lot 1 and SW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 27, lots 1 and 2, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 33, that portion of Tract 70 lying within the NW1/4NW1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 82 W.,

Sec. 4, lot 22;

Sec. 7, that portion of Tract 41 lying in sec. 7.

The areas described aggregate approximately 1,020 acres in Grand and Eagle Counties.

3. The following described non-Federal lands, if acquired by the United States, will be subject to the terms and conditions of this withdrawal:

Sixth Principal Meridian

T. 1 N., R. 79 W.,

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

Sec. 18, lots 1 and 2, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 80 W.,

Sec. 12, S1/2S1/2;

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

Sec. 14, N1/2, N1/2S1/2, N1/2S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 15, lots 8 and 10, S1/2NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4, N1/2NW1/4SW1/4, and S1/2NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 16, N1/2S1/2, exclusive of a reconveyed parcel of land;

Sec. 17, S1/2;

Sec. 18, lots 2, 3, and 4, SE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 19, lots 1 to 3, inclusive, W1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4;

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

Sec. 21, N1/2NW1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 81 W.,

Sec. 13, S1/2NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 14, SE1/4 and E1/2SW1/4;

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

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

Sec. 24, N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 26, NW1/4;

Sec. 28, N1/2SW1/4 and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 29, SE1/4SE1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 81 W.,

Sec. 6, lots 4 and 5;

Sec. 7, lot l.

T. 1 S., R. 82 W.,

Sec. 12, NW1/4SW1/4 and that portion of Tract 37 in the NE1/4;

Sec. 13, that portion of Tract 53 lying easterly of the centerline of the Colorado River, and all of Tract 54;

Sec. 14, SW1/4SW1/4 and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 22, NE1/4 and SW1/4;

Sec. 23, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 24, Tract 76 lying in the E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 26, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 27, lots 1 and 2, E1/2NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, and those portions of W1/2NE1/4 and E1/2NW1/4 exclusive of reconveyed land;

Sec. 28, NE1/4SE1/4 and Tract 81 lying in the SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 32, Mineral Survey Nos. 13963, 18347A, and 18671;

Sec. 33, Mineral Survey Nos. 18801, 18671, 18347A and B, and that portion of Tract 70 lying within the NW1/4NW1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 82 W.,

Sec. 4, lot 22;

Sec. 5, that portion of Tract 39 lying within the S1/2SW1/4NW1/4 and NW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 7, Tract 38 and that portion of Tract 41 in sec. 7.

T. 2 S., R. 83 W.,

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

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

The areas described aggregate approximately 7,020 acres in Grand and Eagle Counties.

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

5. 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: October 3, 2000.

Sylvia V. Baca,

Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

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[FR Doc. 00-26434 Filed 10-13-00; 8:45 am]

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