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Public Land Order No. 7666; Partial Revocation of Six Bureau of Reclamation Project Withdrawal Orders; Utah

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Public Land Order.


This order partially revokes four Secretarial Orders, one Bureau of Reclamation Order, and one Public Land Order insofar as they affect approximately 25,133 acres of lands withdrawn for the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Utah and Strawberry Valley Projects. This order opens approximately 24,293 acres of Federal lands to such forms of disposition as may by law be authorized on National Forest System lands and to mining.


Effective Date: August 28, 2006.

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Reed Murray, Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, 302 East 1860 South, Provo, Utah 84606-7317, 801-379-1237.

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The lands are no longer needed for reclamation purposes and the Bureau of Reclamation and the Forest Service concur with the partial revocation. This is a record-clearing action only for the non-Federal 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. The Secretarial Orders dated May 6, 1905, November 16, 1905, January 30, 1906, and November 17, 1916, which withdrew lands for the Bureau of Reclamation's Strawberry Valley Project; and the Bureau of Reclamation Order dated December 17, 1954 (20 FR 8580), and Public Land Order No. 3682 (30 FR 7821), which withdrew lands for the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Utah Project, are hereby revoked insofar as they affect the following described lands:

(a) Federal Lands

Uinta National Forest

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 8 S., R. 4 E.,

Sec. 36, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, lots 6, 7, 8, 12, and 13, and NW1/4.

T. 9 S., R. 4 E.,

Sec. 1, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 3, lots 1 and 2, SE1/4NE1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 9, NE1/4NE1/4 and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 10, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 17, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, and NE1/4NW1/4.

T. 8 S., R. 5 E.,

Sec. 1, lots 2, 3, and 4, and S1/2S1/2;

Sec. 2, lots 1, 2, and 7;

Sec. 12, N1/2, SW1/4, NE1/4SE1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 13, NW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, and NW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 20, E1/2NE1/4SE1/4 and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 21, S1/2NE1/4, E1/2SW1/4NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 22, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, and N1/2S1/2;

Sec. 23, E1/2E1/2 and W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 24, E1/2E1/2, NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4, and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 25, NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 26, W1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 27, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 28, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 29, E1/2, SE1/4NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 31, lots 1, 3, and 4, NW1/4NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 32, N1/2NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 33, NW1/4NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 34, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 35, NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 36.

T. 7 S., R. 6 E.,

Sec. 32, N1/2, W1/2SW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 33, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, and NW1/4;

Sec. 34, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 35, N1/2 and N1/2S1/2.

T. 8 S., R. 6 E.,

Sec. 2, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, lots 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16;

Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, and 3, lots 5 to 16, inclusive, N1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 4, lots 4 to 16, inclusive, and S1/2;

Sec. 5, lots 1, lots 6 to 16, inclusive, and S1/2;

Sec. 6, lots 2 and16, and SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 7, E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 8, NE1/4, E1/2W1/2, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 9, NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 10, E1/2, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Secs. 11 and 16;

Sec. 17, E1/2E1/2;

Sec. 18, SE1/4;

Sec. 19;

Sec. 20, E1/2E1/2 and SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 29, E1/2NE1/4, W1/2W1/2, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Secs. 30 and 31.

Uintah Special Meridian

T. 3 S., R. 12 W.,

Sec. 11;

Sec. 13, W1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 14;

Sec. 24, NE1/4NE1/4, W1/2E1/2, and W1/2;

Sec. 25, N1/2, SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 36, S1/2SW1/4.

T. 4 S., R. 12 W.,

Sec. 1, S1/2NE1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 2, NW1/4NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, 4, and 5, and NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 10, lots 3 and 4, SE1/4NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 11, N1/2N1/2, SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and NW1/4SW1/4;

Secs. 12, 13, 24, 25, and 35.

(b) Non-Federal Lands

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 9 S., R. 3 E.,

Sec. 16.

T. 9 S., R. 4 E.,

Sec. 3, SW1/4NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4; Start Printed Page 42663

Sec. 9, NW1/4SE1/4.

The areas described aggregate approximately 25,133 acres in Duchesne and Utah Counties.

2. At 10 a.m. on August 28, 2006, the lands described in Paragraph 1(a) shall be opened to such forms of disposition as may by law be authorized on 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 any of the lands described in Paragraph 1(a) 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: July 3, 2006.

R. Thomas Weimer,

Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

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[FR Doc. E6-12007 Filed 7-26-06; 8:45 am]