Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Recreation and Public Purpose lease/conveyance.
The following described public land in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada has been examined and found suitable for lease/conveyance for recreational or public purposes under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) (R&PP). The City of Las Vegas proposes to use the land for a public park. Portions of these lands were previously segregated and leased under the R&PP Act as serial numbers N-61840, N-41567-31 and N-41567-36 and those leases have been relinquished. The purpose of this action is to combine all of these lands under BLM serial number N-63022.
Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada
T. 19 S., R. 60 E., sec. 21
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The land is not required for any federal purpose. The lease/conveyance is consistent with current Bureau planning for this area and would be in the public interest. The lease/patent, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following reservations to the United States:
1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945).
2. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.
And will be subject to:
1. An easement 50 feet in width along the east boundary, 30 feet in width along the south boundary, 50 feet in width along the north boundary, and 30 feet in width along the west boundary in favor of the City of Las Vegas for roads, public utilities and flood control purposes.
2. Those rights for public utility purposes which have been granted to Nevada Power Company by Permit Nos. N-38447 and N-66254, the City of Las Vegas by Permit Nos. N-61048 and N-75501, and the Las Vegas Valley Water District by Permit No. N-74511 under the Act of October 26, 1978 (FLPMA).
Detailed information concerning this action is available for review at the office of the Bureau of Land Management, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the above described land will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease/conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, leasing under the mineral leasing laws and disposals under the mineral material disposal laws.
For a period of 45 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed lease/conveyance for classification of the lands to the Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office, Las Vegas, Nevada 89108.
Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for a public park. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs.
Application Comments: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for a public park.
Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director.
In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification of the land described in this notice will become effective 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. The lands will not be offered for lease/conveyance until after the classification becomes effective.Start Signature
Dated: October 24, 2002.
Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas, NV.
[FR Doc. 02-32062 Filed 12-19-02; 8:45 am]
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