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Public Land Order No. 7626; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 3480; Utah

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Bureau of Land Management.


Public Land Order.


This order partially revokes a Public Land Order insofar as it affects approximately 150 acres of National Forest System lands withdrawn for Birch and Sulphur Campgrounds and South Fork Recreation Area. This order opens the lands to mining.


Effective Date: April 4, 2005.

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Marsha Fryer, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, 324-25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401-2310, 801-625-5802.

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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.


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. 3480, which withdrew National Forest System lands for campgrounds, administrative sites, and other public purposes, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described lands:

Uinta National Forest

Birch Campground

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 7 S., R. 4 E.,

Sec. 26, N1/2SW1/4NW1/4 and SW1/4SW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 27, SE1/4SE1/4NE1/4

Sulphur Campground

T. 7 S., R. 4 E.,

Sec. 27, SW1/4SE1/4NE1/4 and SE1/4SW1/4NE1/4 (part of lot 1)

Ashley National Forest

South Fork Recreation Area

Uintah Special Meridian

T. 2 N., R. 7 W.,

Sec. 20, S1/2NE1/4SE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4SE1/4, NW1/4SE1/4SE1/4, and S1/2SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 21, SW1/4NW1/4SW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4SW1/4

The areas described aggregate approximately 150 acres in Duchesne and Utah Counties.

2. At 10 a.m. on April 4, 2005, the lands described in Paragraph 1 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 these lands 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.

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Dated: February 11, 2005.

Rebecca W. Watson,

Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management.

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[FR Doc. 05-4149 Filed 3-2-05; 8:45 am]