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Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance For Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Clark County, NV

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of Realty Action.


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 5 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) proposes to use the land for a church and related facilities.


Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed lease/conveyance or classification of the lands until June 19, 2006.


Send written comments to the Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130.

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Sharon DiPinto, Assistant Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Las Vegas Field Office, at (702) 515-5062. Start Printed Page 26392

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On September 2, 2004, the Church filed an R&PP Act application for 5 acres of public land to be developed as a church and related facilities. These related facilities include a multipurpose building (a worship center, offices, classrooms, nursery, kitchen, restrooms, utility/storage rooms, and a lobby), sidewalks, landscaped areas, paved parking areas, and off site improvements. Additional detailed information pertaining to this application, plan of development, and site plan is in case file N-79030 located in the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the above address. A Notice of Realty Action was previously published and the land segregated with a slightly different legal description on July 28, 2005 (70 FR 43704). The Church proposes to use the following described public land for a church and related facilities:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,

Sec. 11, SE1/4NE1/4NW1/4SE1/4, NE1/4SE1/4NW1/4SE1/4,

Containing 5 acres, more or less.

Churches are a common applicant under the “public purposes” provision of the R&PP Act. The Church is an Internal Revenue Service registered non-profit organization and is therefore, a qualified applicant under the R&PP Act. The land is not required for any federal purpose.

The lease/conveyance is consistent with the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan, dated October 5, 1998, and would be in the public interest. The lease/patent, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP 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 in favor of Clark County for roads, public utilities and flood control purposes.

2. All valid existing rights documented on the official public land records at the time of lease/patent issuance.

On May 4, 2006, the land described above 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 R&PP Act, leasing under the mineral leasing laws, and disposals under the mineral material disposal laws.


Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for a church and related facilities. 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 R&PP use.

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 July 3, 2006. The lands will not be offered for lease/conveyance until after the classification becomes effective.

On May 4, 2006, the R&PP classification and segregation will terminate and the following lands will be opened to the operation of the public land laws:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

T. 23 S., R. 61 E.,

Sec. 11, NW1/4SE1/4NW1/4SE1/4.

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Authority: 43 CFR Part 2741.

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Sharon DiPinto,

Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas, NV.

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[FR Doc. E6-6716 Filed 5-3-06; 8:45 am]