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Opening of National Forest System Land; Wyoming

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




This notice terminates the temporary segregative effect as to 40.00 acres of National Forest System lands which were originally included in an application for exchange in the Teton National Forest.


May 20, 2003.

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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 May 20, 2003, the following described lands will be relieved of the temporary segregative effect of exchange application WYW 147166:

Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming

T. 39 N., R. 116 W.,

sec. 13, N1/2N1/2SE1/4.

The area described contains 40.00 acres in Teton County.

At 9 a.m. on May 20, 2003, 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. Start Printed Page 27580Any 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: March 31, 2003.

Michael Madrid,

Chief, Fluid Minerals, Lands, and Appraisal.

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[FR Doc. 03-12512 Filed 5-19-03; 8:45 am]