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Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California.

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




The Forest Service proposes to withdraw approximately 44,575 acres of National Forest System lands in the San Bernardino National Forest to maintain and conserve habitat for listed threatened and endangered species. This notice closes the lands for up to 2 years from mining. The lands will remain open to mineral leasing and the Materials Act of 1947.


Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by January 28, 2002.


Brent Handley, Director, Lands & Minerals Management, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, California 94592-1110.

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Scott Eliason, San Bernardino National Forest, 909-866-3437, extension 3904.

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On April 27, 2001, the San Bernardino National Forest, Forest Service, filed an application to withdraw the following described National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2), subject to valid existing rights:

San Bernardino Meridian

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

Sec. 1, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 2, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, SW1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 3, lots 1 and 2, SE1/4NE1/4, NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 5, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 7, lots 3 and 4, NE1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 12, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 20, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 22, NE1/4SW1/4, portion of SE1/4SW1/4 and portion of SE1/4, both outside of wilderness;

Sec. 23, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 26, portion of NW1/4NW1/4 outside of wilderness.

T. 2 N., R. 1 E.,

Secs. 1 to 5, inclusive;

Sec. 6, lots 1 thru 5, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4;

Secs. 7 to 9, inclusive;

Sec. 10, lots 1 and 2, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, portion of MS 1491;

Sec. 11, lots 1 and 2, N1/2NE1/2, SW1/4NE1/4, portion of MS 1491;

Sec. 12, N1/2N1/2, N1/2SW1/4NE 1/4, SE1/4SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 16, Portion of NW1/4 above lake;

Sec. 17, Portion of N1/2 above lake;

Sec. 18, Portion of N1/2 above lake;

Sec. 23, S1/2NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, S1/2NW1/4;

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

Sec. 26, S1/2SW1/4;

Sec, 27, NW1/4NW1/4, S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 28, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 30, lots 1, 2, and 4, NW1/4NE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 31, lots 3 and 5;

Sec. 33, E1/2NE1/4; Start Printed Page 54537

Sec. 34, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4;

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

Sec. 36, NE1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, 1/2.

T. 3 N., R. 1 E.,

Sec. 17, N1/2SW1/4, N1/2SW1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 19, W1/2NE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, E1/2W1/2SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4;

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

Sec. 21, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 22, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 23, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 25, NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, S1/2NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4 , N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 26, lots 1 thru 3, inclusive, SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, portions of MS 911 and MS 320A;

Sec. 27, NE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4;

Sec. 28, E1/2NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 29, S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 30, NE1/4, E1/2NE1/4NW1/4, S1/2NW1/4, S1/2;

Sec. 31, lots 1, 5, and 12, portion of lot 3, portion of lot 6, MS 2559, MS 3056, portion of MS 3055, portion of MS 6485;

Sec. 32, lots 1 thru 5, inclusive, lots 7, 8, 10, and 18, portions of lots 13 thru 16, inclusive, S1/2NW1/4SE1/4, S1/2SE1/4, S1/2S1/2NE1/4SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2S1/2NW1/4SE1/4NW1/4, portion of SW1/4SE1/4NE1/4, portion of SE1/4SW1/4NE1/4, portion of MS 100, portion of MS 3055,portion of MS 6409, portion of MS 6485;

Sec. 33, SW1/4NE1/4 except portion of MS 95, NW1/4NW1/4 except portion of MS 92, S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 34, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 35, NW1/4NE1/4 except portion of MS 3989 and portion of MS 3815, NW1/4 except portion of MS 3988 and portion of MS 3989, NW1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 36, SE1/4NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 2 E.,

Sec. 1, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, portion of N1/2SW1/4, portion of SE1/4SW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4, S1/2SE1/4 ;

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

Sec. 3, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 4, lots 1 thru 3, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4;

Sec. 5, lots 3 and 4, SE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 6, lots 1 thru 7, inclusive, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4;

Sec. 9, NE1/4, N1/2 NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 10, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 11, NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 12, N1/2NE1/4, N1/2S1/2NE1/4, NW1/4;

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

Sec. 16, S1/2NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4 ;

Sec. 18, NE1/4SW1/4, portion of S1/2SE1/4 south of Hwy 38;

Sec. 19, Portion of NE1/4NE1/4 south of Hwy 38, NW1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 20, S1/2NE1/4, portion of NW1/4 south of Hwy 38, N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 21, NE1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 23, SE1/4NE1/4, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 24, S1/2NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 26, N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 27, NW1/4;

Sec. 34, N1/2SE1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 2 E.,

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

Sec. 6, N1/2E1/2 lot 2 of NE1/4, SE1/4E1/2 lot 2 of NE1/4, E1/2E1/2 lot 1 of NE1/4, lot 2 of SW1/4, S1/2 lot 1 of SW1/4;

Sec. 7, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, N1/2 and N1/2S1/2 lot 1 of NW1/4 , N1/2 lot 2 of NW1/4 , N1/2S1/2 lot of NW1/4;

Sec. 8, NW1/4NW1/4NW1/4, S1/2NW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4NW1/4 , NW1/4SW1/4 , E1/2SW1/4SW1/4 , SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 10, NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 13, SE1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 14, S1/2NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 15, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 17, SE1/4NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4NW1/4, S1/2N1/2, N1/2S1/2, NE1/4SE1/4SW1/4, N1/2SW1/4SE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 18, S1/2N1/2NE1/4, N1/2S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 20, E1/2SE1/4SW1/4, S1/2NE1/4SE1/4, S1/2SE1/4, S1/2NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2NE1/4, N1/2NE1/4NW1/4, S1/2N1/2S1/2, S1/2S1/2;

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

Sec. 23, W1/2NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE 1/4;

Sec. 25, SE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4 , E1/2NE1/4SE1/4, S1/2SW1/4SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 26, SW1/4NW1/4, S1/2;

Sec. 27, E1/2NE1/4NE1/4, NW1/4NE1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2N1/2NW1/4, S1/2 except portion of NE1/4SW1/4, portion of NE1/4NW1/4SW1/4, portion of NE1/4SE1/4SW1/4, portion of N1/2SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 28, N1/2N1/2NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, S1/2;

Sec. 29, All except NE1/4NW1/4NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4NW1/4, portion of NE1/4SE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 30, lots 2 of NW1/4;

Sec. 31, lots 2 thru 4, inclusive, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4;

Sec. 32, N1/2, SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4;

Secs. 33 and 34, inclusive;

Sec. 35, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4;

Sec. 36, all.

T. 3 N., R. 2 E.,

Sec. 17, W1/2E1/2NE1/4, W1/2E1/2, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 19, W1/2NW1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2N1/2SE1/4NE1/4, S1/2SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 20, N1/2N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 27, S1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 29, SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 30, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 31, NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, S1/2;

Sec. 32, N1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 3 E.,

Sec. 5, lot 4, SW1/4NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 6, all;

Sec. 7, Portion of lots 1, 2, and 5, and lot 6;

Sec. 8, NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 19, NW1/4NW1/4;

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

T. 2 N., R. 3 E.,

Sec. 17, S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 18, lot 4, SE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4;

Sec. 19, lot 1, lots 4 thru 6, inclusive, NW1/4NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4;

Sec. 20, lots 1,2, 4, and 5, NE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SW1/4, portion of SE1/4 outside Wilderness;

Sec. 27, W1/2W1/2;

Sec. 28, Portion of SW1/4NW1/4 outside Wilderness, portion of NE1/4SE1/4 outside Wilderness, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 29, Portion of N1/2NE1/4 outside Wilderness, NE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 30, lots 2 thru 4, inclusive, SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 31, lots 1 & 2, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 32, NW1/4;

Sec. 33, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 34, NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4.

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

Sec. 12, NE1/4SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 13, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 15, portion of SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 22, NW1/4NE1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 1 W.,

Sec. 2, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 3, lot 1 of NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 12, NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 14, Portion of E1/2NE1/4 west of Hwy 18, portion of NE1/4SW1/4 north of Hwy 18;

Sec. 16, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 22, Portion of NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 25, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 34, SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 35, W1/2NE1/4, NW1/4;

Sec. 36, NE1/4NW1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 1 W.,

Sec. 10, SE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 14, W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 16, W1/2SW1/4;

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

Sec. 18, lots 2 thru 5, inclusive, SE1/4;

Sec. 22, S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 25, lots 2 and 3, W1/2NE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 26, NE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 27, lots 1thru 4, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 28, lots 1 and 2, E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 30, lots 4 and 5;

Sec. 31, lot 6 & 7, SW1/4NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 32, SE1/4NE1/4, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 33, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 36, lot 1, lots 4 thru 8, inclusive, portion of MS 2559 and MS 3059 in NE1/4NE1/4 and S1/2NE1/4, portion of MS 3059 in SE1/4NW1/4,SW1/4, portion of MS 3056 in N1/2SE1/4;

T. 2 N., R. 2 W.,

Sec. 25, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4.

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Sec. 11, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 12, NE1/4NE1/4, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 13, NW1/4SW1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4;

Sec. 14, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, S1/2, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 15, S1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 21, NE1/4NE1/4, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 22, N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4;

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

Sec. 24, SW1/4SW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 25, lots 2 and 3, W1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 26, lots 3 and 4, NE1/4, W1/2NW1/4, portion of HES 235;

Sec. 27, E1/2NE1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 5 W.,

Sec. 28, S1/2;

Sec. 29, S1/2NW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, S1/2N1/2SE1/4NE1/4, S1/2SE1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, S1/2.

The areas described aggregate approximately 44,575 acres in San Bernardino County.

The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to conserve listed threatened and endangered species and the habitat upon which they depend. The proposed withdrawal will facilitate implementation of several provisions of a court settlement resulting from a lawsuit filed against the Bureau of Land Management regarding the Endangered Species Act.

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 proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the Director, Lands & Minerals Management, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, at the address listed above. Since the Forest Service is requesting this withdrawal, it is responsible for preparing any studies, analyses, and reports that are required by applicable statutes for the processing of this application. Those studies, analyses, and reports will be used by the Secretary of the Interior to make a decision as to whether this withdrawal should be authorized.

Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the Director, Lands & Minerals Management, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, at the address listed above, within 90 days from the date of publication of this notice. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting.

The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2300.

For a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the lands will be segregated as specified above unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. The temporary uses which may be permitted during this segregative period are those which are determined to be compatible with the use of the lands by Forest Service.

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Dated: September 7, 2001.

Angela Williams,

Acting Chief, Branch of Lands.

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[FR Doc. 01-27094 Filed 10-26-01; 8:45 am]