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Public Land Order No. 7508; Partial Revocation of the Executive Order Which Created Public Water Reserve No. 107; Colorado

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Public Land Order.

SUMMARY:

This order partially revokes an Executive Order insofar as it affects 45.77 acres of public land withdrawn for Bureau of Land Management Public Water Reserve No. 107. This action will open 45.77 acres to surface entry under the public land laws and to nonmetalliferous location and entry under the United States mining laws. The land has been and will remain open to mineral leasing and to metalliferous mining.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

February 14, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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. The Executive Order dated April 17, 1926, which established Public Water Reserve No. 107, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described land:

Sixth Principal Meridian

T. 5 N., R. 81 W.,

sec. 9, lot 13.

The area described contains 45.77 acres in Jackson County.

2. At 9 a.m. on February 14, 2002, the land described in Paragraph 1 will be opened to the operation of the public land laws generally, subject to valid Start Printed Page 1984existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. All valid applications received at or prior to 9 a.m. on February 14, 2002, shall be considered as simultaneously filed at that time. Those received thereafter shall be considered in the order of filing.

3. At 9 a.m. on, February 14, 2002, the land described in Paragraph 1 will be opened to nonmetalliferous location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. Appropriation of any of the land described in this order to nonmetalliferous mining under the general mining laws prior to the date and time of restoration is unauthorized. Any such attempted appropriation, including attempted adverse possession under 30 U.S.C. 38 (1994), shall vest no rights against the United States. Acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right of possession are governed by State law where not in conflict with Federal law.

The Bureau of Land Management will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts.

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Dated: December 13, 2001.

J. Steven Griles,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-978 Filed 1-14-02; 8:45 am]

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