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Opening of National Forest System Lands; Wyoming

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




This notice terminates the temporary segregative effect as to 1902.02 acres of Nations Forest System lands which were originally included in the applications for exchanges in the Shoshone and Medicine Bow National Forests.


September 3, 2002.

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Jimi Metzger, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Rd., P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003, 307-775-6250.

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Pursuant to the regulations contained in 43 CFR 2091.3-2(b), at 9 a.m. on September 3, 2002, the following described lands will be relieved of the temporary segregative effect of exchange in applications WYW 149160 and WYW 155131.

WYW 149160

T. 46 N., R. 103 W., 6th Principal Meridian, Wyoming Sec. 21, NW1/4Se1/4, W1/2NE1/4SE1/4.

The area described contains 60.00 acres in Park County, Wyoming.

WYW 155131

T. 28 N., R. 75 W., 6th Principal Meridian, Wyoming

Sec. 1, lots 5, 6, 7, 8;

Sec. 2, lots, 5, 6, 7, 8, NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 3, NW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 4, NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 10, W1/2NW1/4, N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 11, S1/2NE1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 12, S1/2N1/2, SW1/4;

Sec. 20, SW1/4NE1/4, W1/2, W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 25, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 27, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 28, S1/2NE1/4, NW1/4SW1/4.

The area described contains 1842.020 acres in Albany County, Wyoming.

At 9 a.m. on September 3, 2002, the lands shall be opened to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System lands, including 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 lands described in this order 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 BLM will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determination in local courts.

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Dated: May 31, 2002.

Mel Schlagel,

Realty Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-22401 Filed 8-30-02; 8:45 am]