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Expiration of Withdrawals and Opening of Lands; Arizona

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Four public land orders, which withdrew 2,051 total acres of public lands from surface entry and mining, have expired. This order opens the lands to surface entry and mining.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cliff Yardley, BLM Arizona State Office, 222 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2203, 602-417-9437.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

1. The following public land orders (PLOs), which withdrew public lands for the areas listed below, have expired:

PLOFR citationArea nameExpiredAcres
575645 FR 63850 (1980)Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation District9/25/20001,468
578845 FR 82934 (1980)Burro Creek Campground12/16/2000310
595446 FR 31892 (1981)Border Patrol, Yuma Area Station6/17/200120
647548 FR 45394 (1983)Yuma Proving Grounds—Dept of Army10/4/2003253

2. Copies of the public land orders for the expired withdrawals, showing the lands involved, are available at the BLM Arizona State Office (address above).

3. In accordance with 43 CFR 2091.6, at 10 a.m. on June 4, 2004, the lands withdrawn by the public land orders listed in Paragraph 1 above will be opened to the operation of the public land laws generally, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. All valid applications received at or prior to 10 a.m. on June 4, 2004, shall be considered as simultaneously filed at that time. Those received thereafter shall be considered in the order of filing.

4. In accordance with 43 CFR 2091.6, at 10 a.m. on June 4, 2004, the lands withdrawn by the public land orders listed in Paragraph 1 above will be opened to location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing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 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. State law governs acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right of possession 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: April 21, 2004.

Steven J. Gobat,

Acting Deputy State Director, Resources Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-10130 Filed 5-4-04; 8:45 am]

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