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Public Land Order No. 7479; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for Guadalupe Cave Resource Protection Area; New Mexico

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Public land order.

SUMMARY:

This order withdraws 27,299.50 acres of National Forest System land from mining and mineral leasing, for 20 years to protect the Guadalupe Cave Resource Protection Area.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

January 22, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jeanette Espinosa, BLM New Mexico State Office, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-0115, 505-438-7597.

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 Subject to valid existing rights, the following described National Forest System land is hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2 (1994)), and from leasing under the mineral leasing laws (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq. and 30 U.S.C. 351 et seq. (1994)), to protect the Guadalupe Cave Resource Protection Area.:

New Mexico Principal Meridian

Lincoln National Forest

T. 25 S., R. 21 E.,

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

T. 26 S., R. 21 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 2, E1/2;

Sec. 10, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 11, E1/2 and SW1/4;

Secs. 12, 13, and 14;

Sec. 15, E1/2, S1/2 NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 16, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 20, SE1/4;

Secs. 21 to 28, inclusive;

Sec. 29, E1/2;

Sec. 32, lots 1 and 2, and N1/2 NE1/4;

Sec. 33, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and N1/2N1/2;

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

Sec. 35, lots 1 to 4 inclusive, and N1/2N1/2;

Sec. 36, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and N1/2N1/2.

T. 25 S., R. 22 E.,

Sec. 13, S1/2;

Sec. 14, S1/2;

Sec. 15, S1/2 and NW1/4;

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

Sec. 20, SE1/4SW1/4 and SE1/4; secs. 21 to 29, inclusive;

Sec. 31, E1/2, E1/2W1/2, and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 32, 33, and 34.

T. 26 S., R. 22 E., secs. 3, 4, and 5;

Sec. 6, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2;

Sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2, and E1/2W1/2; secs. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17;

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

The area described contains approximately 27,299.50 acres in Eddy County.

2. 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: January 16, 2001.

Sylvia V. Baca,

Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

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[FR Doc. 01-1817 Filed 1-19-01; 8:45 am]

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