Bureau of Land Management.
Public Land Order.
This order partially revokes a public land order insofar as it affects approximately 70 acres of National Forest System lands withdrawn for the Ferndell, Humboldt Peak Lookout, and Pine Administrative Sites. This order opens the National Forest System lands to mining.
November 26, 2003.Start Further Info
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Cliff Yardley, BLM Arizona State Office, 222 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2203, 602-417-9437.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Forest Service has determined that a withdrawal is no longer needed on the lands described in Paragraph 1 and has requested the partial revocation. The lands withdrawn for the Pine Administrative Site have been conveyed out of Federal ownership and this is a record clearing action only for those lands.
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 (2000), it is ordered as follows:
1. Public Land Order No. 3965, which withdrew National Forest System lands for several Forest Service administrative sites, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described lands:
Tonto National Forest
Gila and Salt River Meridian
(a) Ferndell Administrative Site
T. 2 S., R. 15 E.,
Sec. 5, W1/2NE1/4SE1/4.
Humboldt Peak Lookout Administrative Site
T. 7 N., R. 5 E.,
Sec. 1, SE1/4SW1/4NW1/4, NE1/4NW1/4SW1/4, and NW1/4NE1/4SW1/4.
(b) Pine Administrative Site
T. 12 N., R. 8 E.,
Sec. 36, W1/2NE1/4SE1/4.
The areas described aggregate approximately 70 acres.
2. At 10 a.m. on November 26, 2003, the lands described in Paragraph 1(a) will be opened to location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, Start Printed Page 61231other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. Appropriation of any of the 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 (2000), 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.Start Signature
Dated: October 6, 2003.
Rebecca W. Watson,
Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 03-27004 Filed 10-24-03; 8:45 am]
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