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Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Nevada

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy (DOE) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 208,037 acres of public lands from surface entry and mining through December 27, 2015, to evaluate the lands for the potential construction, operation, and maintenance of a rail line for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the event the Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorizes a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain as provided for under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended. This notice segregates the lands from surface entry and mining for up to 2 years while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application.

DATES:

Comments and requests for a public meeting should be received on April 10, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Nevada State Director, BLM, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, Nevada 89520-0006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dennis J. Samuelson, BLM Nevada State Office, 775-861-6532.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The DOE has filed an application with the BLM requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw the following described public lands from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights:

Mount Diablo Meridian

A corridor 1-mile in width that contains a portion of, or is wholly encompassed within the following sections and/or quarter sections and government lots:

Caliente Rail Corridor (additional lands)

T. 1 S., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 36, E1/2SE1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 2, SE1/4;

Sec. 10, SE1/4;

Sec. 11;

Sec. 12, N1/2 and SW1/4;

Sec. 13, NW1/4NW1/4;

Secs. 14 and 15 (except patented land);

Sec. 22 (except patented land);

Sec. 23, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 26, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 (except patented land);

Secs. 27 and 34 (except patented land);

Sec. 35, W1/2 (except patented land).

T. 3 S., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 3 (except patented land);

Sec. 10, E1/2 and NE1/4NW1/4;

Secs. 11 and 12 (except patented land);

Sec. 13, N1/2 and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 14, NE1/4 and NE1/4NW1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 43 E.,

Sec. 33, SE1/4SW1/4 and SE1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 43 E.,

Sec. 4, W1/2;

Sec. 5, SE1/4NE1/4 and SE1/4;

Sec. 8, E1/2;

Sec. 9, W1/2;

Sec. 13, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 14, SW1/4;

Sec. 16, W1/2;

Sec. 17, E1/2;

Sec. 20;

Sec. 22, SE1/4;

Sec. 23, W1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 24, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 26;

Sec. 27, E1/2;

Sec. 29;

Sec. 30, E1/2 and SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 31;

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

Sec. 34, E1/2;

Sec. 35;

Sec. 36, W1/2 and W1/2SE1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 43 E.,

Sec. 1;

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

Sec. 6;

Sec. 7, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 8, E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 11;

Sec. 12, NW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 13, W1/2;

Sec. 14;

Sec. 17, SE1/4SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 20, NE1/4 and SE1/4SW1/4 (except patented land);

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

Sec. 24, NW1/4NE1/4, W1/2, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 25;

Sec. 26, NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 29, E1/2NW1/4 and E1/2SW1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 32, NE1/4NW1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 35, NE1/4;

Sec. 36, E1/2 and NW1/4.

T. 3 S., R. 43 E.,

Sec. 4, SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 7, (except patented land);

Sec. 8, S1/2 (except patented land);

Sec. 9, NE1/4NE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 13, SE1/4;

Sec. 16, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 17 (except patented land);

Sec. 18, lots 1, 2, and 3, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 19, E1/2 and SE1/4SW1/4;

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Sec. 21, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 27, SW1/4;

Sec. 28, S1/2NW1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 29;

Sec. 30, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and NE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 31, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 32, N1/2;

Sec. 33, N1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 34, W1/2.

T. 4 S., R. 43 E.,

Sec. 3, lot 3 and SE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 13, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 21, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 23, E1/2;

Sec. 24, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 28, SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 32, SE1/4SE1/4.

T. 5 S., R. 43 E.,

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

Sec. 29, NE1/4NE1/4.

T. 6 S., R. 44 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 7;

Sec. 18, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 19, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 20;

Secs. 28 and 29;

Sec. 30, E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 32, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 33.

T. 7 S., R. 44 E., Partially Surveyed

Sec. 3, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 4;

Sec. 5, S1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4SE1/4;

Secs. 8 and 9;

Sec. 10, SW1/4NW1/4 and SW1/4;

Secs. 15, 16, and 22;

Sec. 23, W1/2 and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 25, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 26;

Sec. 34, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 35;

Sec. 36, W1/2 and SW1/4SE1/4.

T. 8 S., R. 44 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 13, E1/2;

Sec. 24, NE1/4NE1/4.

T. 8 S., R. 45 E.,

Sec. 6, W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 7, W1/2 and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 17, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 19;

Sec. 20, W1/2.

T. 1 N., R 46 E.,

Sec. 30, lot 3.

T. 9 S., R. 46 E.,

Sec. 8, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 16, SW1/4 and SW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 22, NW1/4 and SE1/4;

Sec. 23, S1/2SW1/4.

T. 10 S., R. 46 E.,

Sec. 11, NE1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 47 E.,

Sec. 9, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 31, NE1/4SW1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 47 E.,

Sec. 24, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 35, SE1/4SW1/4.

T. 10 S., R. 47 E.,

Sec. 9, SE1/4;

Sec. 10, S1/2 and SE1/4NE1/4;

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

Sec. 13, W1/2;

Sec. 14 (except patented land);

Sec. 15, NE1/4;

Sec. 22, W1/2NE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 23, E1/2 and N1/2NW1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 24, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 26, W1/2NE1/4 and NW1/4SE1/4.

T. 11 S., R. 47 E.,

Sec. 10, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 23, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 24, E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 25, NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 36, E1/2NE1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 48 E.,

Sec. 8, SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 19, SE1/4NW1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 48 E.,

Sec. 23, SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 33, SE1/4SE1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 49 E.,

Sec. 7, SE1/4NE1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 50 E.,

Sec. 22, E1/2SE1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 51 E.,

Sec. 10, E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 14, E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 23, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 25, W1/2;

Sec. 36, E1/2NW1/4 and E1/2SW1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 51 E.,

Sec. 18, lot 2.

T. 2 S., R. 52 E.,

Sec. 24, N1/2NE1/4 and N1/2NW1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 53 E.,

Sec. 26, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 35, SE1/4NW1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 54 E.,

Sec. 1, lot 1;

Sec. 13, NW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 16, SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 20, NE1/4 and SE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 23, NW1/4NE1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 55 E.,

Sec. 22, SE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 29, S1/2NW1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 56 E.,

Sec. 12, NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 14, NW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 18, SE1/4NW1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 57 E.,

Sec. 2, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and S1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 3, NE1/4;

Sec. 4, S1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 5, NE1/4SW1/4 and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 7, lot 1.

T. 2 N., R. 57 E.,

Sec. 1, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 2;

Sec. 3, SE1/4NE1/4 and SE1/4;

Sec. 9, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, N1/2 and SW1/4;

Sec. 14, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 15;

Sec. 16, E1/2 and S1/2SW1/4;

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

Sec. 21;

Sec. 22, NW1/4NE1/4 and NW1/4;

Sec. 29, N1/2;

Sec. 30, E1/2 and SE1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 31, lots 1 and 2, and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 36, SE1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 57 E.,

Sec. 25, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 35, SE1/4;

Sec. 36.

T. 2 N., R. 58 E.,

Sec. 6, lot 4;

Sec. 25, S1/2;

Sec. 26, S1/2;

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

Sec. 32, S1/2;

Secs. 33 and 34;

Sec. 35, N1/2, SW1/4, and NW1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 36, NW1/4NW1/4.

T. 3. N., R. 58 E.,

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

Sec. 14, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 15, S1/2;

Sec. 16, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 20, SE1/4SW1/4 and SE1/4;

Secs. 21 and 22;

Sec. 23, N1/2;

Sec. 24, N1/2;

Sec. 27, NW1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 28, N1/2 and SW1/4;

Sec. 29;

Sec. 30, lots 3 and 4, S1/2NE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 31;

Sec. 32, NW1/4NE1/4 and NW1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 59 E.,

Sec. 5, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 7, SE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 20, NW1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 30, lots 1 and 2, and E1/2NW1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 59 E.,

Sec. 14, NE1/4 and SW1/4;

Sec. 17, SW1/4SW1/4;

Sec. 18, lots 2, 3, and 4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 19, lots 1 and 2, and W1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 33, NE1/4 and E1/2SW1/4.

T. 4 N., R. 60 E.,

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

Sec. 31, SE1/4NW1/4.

T. 4. N., R. 61 E.,

Sec. 19, S1/2NE1/4 and SE1/4NW1/4;

Sec. 20, SW1/4SE1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 62 E.,

Sec. 9, NE1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 15, NE1/4SE1/4;

Sec. 23, E1/2 and NE1/4NW1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 63 E.,

Sec. 22, SW1/4SW1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 64 E.,

Sec. 19, lot 1.

T 2 S., R. 65 E.,

Sec. 1, lots 3 and 4, and S1/2NW1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 66 E.,

Sec. 35, S1/2SW1/4 and S1/2SE1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 67 E.,

Sec. 21, E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 24, NE1/4SW1/4.

T. 3 S., R. 67 E.,

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

Sec. 26, E1/2NE1/4.

T. 4 S., R. 68 E.,

Sec. 7, E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 8, W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 17, NW1/4NE1/4.

The additional lands for the Caliente Corridor aggregate 68,646 acres in Esmeralda, Lincoln, and Nye Counties.

Mina Rail Corridor

T. 15 N., R. 26 E.,

Sec. 26, S1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 35, lots 2, 3, and 4, E1/2 NW1/4, NE1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 36.

T. 9 N., R. 31 E.,

Sec. 32, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, N1/2 SW1/4, and N1/2 SE1/4.

T. 8 N., R. 32 E.,

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Sec. 13, S1/2 SW1/4 and S1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 14, S1/2 SW1/4 and S1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 15, SW1/4 and S1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 16, S1/2 NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4;

Sec. 17, SE1/4 SW1/4;

Sec. 19, N1/2 NE1/4 and N1/2 NW1/4;

Sec. 20, NE1/4 and N1/2 NW1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2 and N1/2 SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 22, N1/2, N1/2 SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Secs. 23 and 24.

T. 8 N., R. 33 E.,

Sec. 17, S1/2 SW1/4 and S1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 18, lot 4, SE1/4 SW1/4, and S1/2 SE1/4;

Secs. 19 to 24, inclusive;

Sec. 25, N1/2;

Sec. 26, N1/2;

Sec. 27, N1/2 NE1/4 and N1/2 NW1/4;

Sec. 28, N1/2 NE1/4 and N1/2 NW1/4;

Sec. 29, N1/2 NE1/4 and N1/2 NW1/4.

T. 7 N., R. 34 E.,

Sec. 1, lot 1 and SE1/4 NE1/4.

T. 8 N., R. 34 E.,

Sec. 19, lots 2, 3, and 4, S1/2 NE1/4, SE1/4 NW1/4, W1/2 SW1/4, and SE1/4;

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

Sec. 21, S1/2 NE1/4, S1/2 NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 22, S1/2;

Sec. 23, S1/2;

Sec. 24, S1/2 (except patented land);

Sec. 25;

Sec. 26, N1/2, N1/2 SW1/4, and N1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 27, N1/2, N1/2 SW1/4, and N1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 28, N1/2 and N1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 29, N1/2;

Sec. 30, lots 1 and 2, NE1/4, and E1/2 NW1/4;

Sec. 36, E1/2 and N1/2 NW1/4.

T. 4 N., R. 35 E.,

Sec. 1, N1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 2, NE1/4;

Sec. 12, N1/2 NE1/4.

T. 5 N., R. 35 E.,

Sec. 1, S1/2 NE1/4, S1/2 NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 2;

Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, and 3, S1/2 NE1/4, and SE1/4;

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

Sec. 12, E1/2, NW1/4, and E1/2 SW1/4;

Sec. 13, NE1/4 and E1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 24, E1/2;

Sec. 25, E1/2, E1/2 NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 36.

T. 6 N., R. 35 E.,

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

Sec. 5;

Sec. 8 (except patented lands);

Sec. 9;

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

Sec. 15, W1/2 and W1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 16, E1/2, NW1/4, and E1/2 SW1/4;

Sec. 21, E1/2;

Sec. 22, W1/2 NE1/4, W1/2, and W1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 27, W1/2 NE1/4, W1/2, and W1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 28, NE1/4 and N1/2 SW1/4;

Sec. 33, E1/2 (except patented land);

Sec. 34;

Sec. 35, S1/2 SW1/4.

T. 7 N., R. 35 E.,

Sec. 5, lot 4, S1/2 NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 6;

Sec. 7, N1/2 NE1/4, E1/2 NW1/4, and SE1/4;

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

Sec. 16, W1/2 NW1/4 and SW1/4;

Sec. 17;

Sec. 18, E1/2 NE1/4;

Sec. 20;

Sec. 21, W1/2;

Sec. 28, NW1/4 and W1/2 SW1/4;

Sec. 29;

Sec. 30, S1/2 SE1/4;

Sec. 31, E1/2 NE1/4;

Sec. 32;

Sec. 33, W1/2 SW1/4.

T. 8 N., R. 35 E.,

Sec. 30, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2 NW1/4, E1/2 SW1/4, and W1/2 SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 31 (except patented land).

T. 3 N., R. 36 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 12, E1/2, E1/2 NW1/4, and E1/2 SW1/4;

Sec. 13, E1/2;

Sec. 24, E1/2;

Sec. 25, N1/2 NE1/4.

T. 4 N., R. 36 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 5, SW1/4;

Sec. 6;

Sec. 7, N1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 8, W1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 9, S1/2 SW1/4;

Sec. 15, SW1/4;

Sec. 16, W1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 17;

Sec. 18, NE1/4;

Sec. 20, NE1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 22;

Sec. 23, S1/2;

Sec. 25, W1/2;

Sec. 26;

Sec. 27, N1/2;

Sec. 35, N1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 36.

T. 5 N., R. 36 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 6, SW1/4;

Sec. 7, W1/2;

Sec. 18, W1/2;

Sec. 19, W1/2;

Sec. 30, W1/2;

Sec. 31, W1/2.

T. 2 N., R. 37 E.,

Sec. 4, W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 5;

Sec. 6, lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 8;

Sec. 9, W1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

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

Sec. 14, S1/2NE1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 15, NW1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 16;

Sec. 17, N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 21, NE1/4;

Sec. 22, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 23, N1/2 and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 24, N1/2.

T. 3 N., R. 37 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 6, W1/2;

Sec. 7, W1/2 and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 18, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 19;

Sec. 29, W1/2;

Sec. 30;

Sec. 31, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 32, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and W1/2SE1/4.

T. 4 N., R. 37 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 31, S1/2SW1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 38 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 3, W1/2NW1/4 and SW1/4;

Sec. 4;

Sec. 5, E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 9, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, SW1/4;

Sec. 14, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4;

Sec. 15, E1/2 , NW1/4, and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 16, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 22, NE1/4;

Sec. 23;

Sec. 24, W1/2 and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 25;

Sec. 26, NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 36, NE1/4 and N1/2NW1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 38 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 13, S1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4;

Sec. 16, S1/2NW1/4 and SW1/4;

Secs. 17 and 18;

Sec. 19, N1/2;

Sec. 20, E1/2 and NW1/4;

Sec. 21, W1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 22, S1/2;

Sec. 23, NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 24;

Sec. 25, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 26, N1/2;

Sec. 27, N1/2;

Sec. 28;

Sec. 29, E1/2;

Sec. 32, E1/2;

Sec. 33.

T. 1 N., R. 38.2 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 30, S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4, and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 31, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 32, W1/2 and SE1/4.

T. 2 N., R. 38.2 E.,

Sec. 4;

Sec. 5, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 7, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 8, E1/2, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 9;

Sec. 16, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 17, N1/2, SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 18;

Sec. 19, N1/2 and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 20, N1/2NW1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 39 E.,

Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 5;

Sec. 6, lots 1 and 2, and S1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 8, NE1/4;

Sec. 9;

Sec. 10, W1/2NW1/4 and SW1/4;

Sec. 14, W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 15;

Sec. 16, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 22;

Sec. 23, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 26, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 27, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 34, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 35, W1/2.

T. 2 N., R. 39 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 4, NW1/4;

Sec. 5, N1/2 and SW1/4;

Sec. 6;

Sec. 7, N1/2 and SW1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 39 E.,

Sec. 2, lot 4, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 3, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

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

Sec. 11, W1/2;

Sec. 14, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 15, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 22 (except patented land);

Sec. 23, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 25, S1/2SW1/4; Start Printed Page 1238

Sec. 26;

Sec. 27, E1/2;

Sec. 34, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 35;

Sec. 36, W1/2 and SE1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 39 E.,

Sec. 13, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 22, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 23, S1/2NE1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 24;

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

Secs. 26 and 27;

Sec. 28, S1/2NE1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 29, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 31, S1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4;

Secs. 32 and 33;

Sec. 34, N1/2 and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 35, N1/2NW1/4.

T. 3 S., R. 39 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 12, NE1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 40 E.,

Sec. 22, S1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4;

Sec. 23, S1/2 and S1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 24, NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 25, N1/2;

Sec. 26, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 27;

Sec. 28, lot 1 and lots 3 to 8, inclusive, and SW1/4;

Sec. 29, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 31, E1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4;

Sec. 32;

Sec. 33, N1/2, SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 34, NW1/4.

T. 3 N., R. 40 E.,

Sec. 8, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 9, S1/2NE1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 10 (except patented land);

Sec. 11 (except patented land);

Sec. 12, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 13, N1/2 and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 14, N1/2 (except patented land);

Sec. 15, N1/2 and N1/2SW1/4;

Secs. 16 and 17;

Sec. 18, lot 4, S1/2NE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 19;

Sec. 20, N1/2 and N1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 21, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 30, lot 1 and E1/2NW1/4.

T. 3 S., R. 40 E.,

Sec. 4, lot 4;

Sec. 5, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and SW1/4;

Sec. 6;

Sec. 7, lot 1, E1/2NW1/4, and N1/2NE1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 40.2 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 4, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 8, E1/2 and SW1/4;

Sec. 9;

Sec. 16, N1/2;

Sec. 17;

Sec. 18, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 19;

Sec. 20, NE1/4 and W1/2;

Sec. 30, N1/2.

T. 1 N., R. 41 E.,

Sec. 1;

Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 12, N1/2, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 13, E1/2.

T. 2 N., R. 41 E.,

Sec. 3, lots 2, 3, and 4, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 4, lots 1, 2, and 3, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 9, NE1/4;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, W1/2;

Sec. 14;

Sec. 15, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 22, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 23;

Sec. 24, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 25, W1/2;

Sec. 26, E1/2, NW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 35, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 36, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4.

T. 2 S., R. 41 E.,

Sec. 3, W1/2SW1/4;

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

Sec. 5, S1/2NE1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 6, lots 10 to 16, inclusive, and S1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 7, 8, and 9;

Sec. 10, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 15, W1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 16;

Sec. 17, E1/2 and SW1/4;

Sec. 18, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 19, E1/2NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 20;

Sec. 21, NW1/4 and N1/2SW1/4;

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

Sec. 30, E1/2;

Sec. 31, lots 8 to 11, inclusive, and E1/2;

Sec. 32, N1/2NE1/4 and W1/2.

T. 3 N., R. 41 E.,

Sec. 7, lots 3 and 4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 8, SW1/4;

Sec. 16, S1/2SW1/4; secs. 17 and 18;

Sec. 19, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 20;

Sec. 21, W1/2 and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 27, S1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 28;

Sec. 29, E1/2;

Sec. 32, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 33;

Sec. 34, W1/2 and S1/2SE1/4.

T. 3 S., R. 41 E.,

Sec. 4, lot 4 and S1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 5;

Sec. 6, lot 1, SE1/4NE1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 7, E1/2;

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

Sec. 16, SW1/4 and S1/2SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 17;

Sec. 18, E1/2;

Sec. 19, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 20, N1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 21;

Sec. 22, S1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4;

Sec. 23, S1/2;

Sec. 24, S1/2;

Sec. 25;

Sec. 26, N1/2, N1/2SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 27, N1/2;

Sec. 28, NE 1/4.

T. 1 N., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 6, lots 6 and 7, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1/2NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and W1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 17, SW1/4;

Sec. 18;

Sec. 19, lot 1, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2;

Sec. 20;

Sec. 21, SW1/4;

Sec. 28, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4;

Sec. 29;

Sec. 30, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 32, NE1/4;

Sec. 33;

Sec. 34, W1/2 and W1/2SE1/4.

T. 1 S., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 3;

Sec. 4, lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 9, E1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 14, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Secs. 15 and 22;

Sec. 23, W1/2;

Sec. 26, W1/2;

Sec. 27, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 34, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 35, W1/2.

T. 2 S., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 2, lots 3 and 4, S1/2NW1/4, and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, and 3, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 10;

Sec. 11, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 14, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 (except patented land);

Secs. 15 and 22 (except patented land);

Sec. 23, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 26, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 (except patented land);

Secs. 27 and 34 (except patented land);

Sec. 35, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4 (except patented land).

T. 3 S., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, and 3, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 10, NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 (except patented land);

Secs. 11 and 12 (except patented land);

Sec. 13, N1/2 (except patented land);

Sec. 14, N1/2NE1/4 (except patented land);

Sec. 19, lots 4 to 9 inclusive, and S1/2SE1/4;

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

Sec. 28, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2, and SE1/4;

Secs. 29 and 30;

Sec. 32, N1/2NE1/4 and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 33.

T. 4 S., R. 42 E.,

Sec. 4;

Sec. 5, lot 1, S1/2NE1/4, and SE1/4;

Sec. 8, E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 9, W1/2NE1/4 and W1/2;

Sec. 16, W1/2;

Sec. 17;

Sec. 18, S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 19, E1/2NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 20;

Sec. 23, S1/2SW1/4 and S1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 24, S1/2SW1/4 and S1/2SE1/4;

Secs. 25 and 26;

Sec. 27, NE1/4 and S1/2;

Sec. 28, W1/2NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4;

Secs. 29, 32, and 33;

Sec. 34, N1/2, SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4;

Sec. 35, N1/2NE1/4 and NW1/4.

T. 5 S., R. 42 E., Unsurveyed

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

Sec. 5, N1/2NE1/4.

T. 3 S., R. 43 E.,

Sec. 7 (except patented land);

Sec. 8, S1/2 (except patented land);

Sec. 16, W1/2NW1/4 and W1/2SW1/4;

Secs. 17 and 18 (except patented land); Start Printed Page 1239

Sec. 19, E1/2 and E1/2SW1/4;

Sec. 20;

Sec. 21, N1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 27, S1/2;

Sec. 28, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2;

Sec. 29;

Sec. 30, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 31, N1/2NE1/4;

Sec. 32, N1/2;

Sec. 33, N1/2 and SE1/4;

Sec. 34;

Sec. 35, E1/2NW1/4 and E1/2SW1/4.

T. 5 S., R. 43 E., Unsurveyed

Sec. 6;

Sec. 7, E1/2 and E1/2NW1/4;

Sec. 18, N1/2NE1/4.

The lands in the Mina Corridor aggregate 139,391 acres in Esmeralda, Lyon, and Mineral Counties.

Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7653, 70 FR 76854-76858 (December 28, 2005), withdrew approximately 308,600 acres of public lands from surface entry and mining for the purpose of evaluating a suite of alternative rail alignments along the Caliente Corridor, as described in the DOE's Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, February 2002. The evaluation is for the potential construction, operation, and maintenance of a rail line which would be used to transport spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository as part of the DOE's responsibility under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.

The DOE has identified an additional 68,646 acres of public lands for evaluation along the Caliente Corridor. Since PLO No. 7653 can not be amended to add lands, the DOE has filed this new withdrawal application for those additional lands.

The DOE's withdrawal application also includes 139,391 acres of public lands for the purpose of evaluating the potential construction, operation, and maintenance of a rail line along a suite of alternative rail alignments referred to by the DOE as the “Mina Route.” The width of the withdrawal is 1 mile.

The expiration date for this proposed withdrawal would be the same as the expiration date for PLO No. 7653, which is December 27, 2015.

The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain non-discretionary uses that could irrevocably affect the evaluation of these lands for a potential rail line alignment.

There are no suitable alternative sites, since the lands described identify the alternative alignments that need to be evaluated.

No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the withdrawal.

Possible mineral deposits present in the above-described land areas include some locatable and salable minerals.

For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM Nevada State Director.

Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, Nevada, during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by the law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

Notice is hereby given that in addition and subsequent to the 90-day public comment period mentioned above, there will be at least one public meeting in connection with the proposed withdrawal to be announced at a later date. A notice of the time, place, and date will be published in the Federal Register and a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of a meeting.

This withdrawal proposal will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.

For a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the lands described above will be segregated as specified above unless the application is denied or cancelled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date.

Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature which will not significantly impact the purpose of the proposed withdrawal may be allowed with the approval of the authorized officer of the BLM during the segregative period.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1(a))

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Dated: October 30, 2006.

Margaret L. Jensen,

Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, Lands, and Planning.

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[FR Doc. E7-84 Filed 1-9-07; 8:45 am]

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