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Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Lincoln County, WY

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 40.00 acres of public land in Lincoln County, Wyoming. The Town of Star Valley Ranch proposes to use the land for municipal and recreation purposes.


Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed conveyance or classification of the lands until October 2, 2008.


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John Christensen, Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Kemmerer Field Office, at (307) 828-4502.

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In accordance with Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, (43 U.S.C. 315f), and Executive Order No. 6910, the following described public land in Lincoln County, Wyoming, has been examined and found suitable for classification for lease and conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended, (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.):

Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming

T. 34 N., R. 118 W.,

Sec. 6, SE1/4NE1/4.

The land described contains 40.00 acres, more or less.

In accordance with the R&PP Act, the Town of Star Valley Ranch filed an application for the above-described 40.00 acres of public land to be developed for municipal facilities and recreational activities. The municipal facilities include town offices and a maintenance building, equipment storage shed building, and parking areas. The recreation facilities include walking/bicycle pathways, sheltered picnic tables, health and fitness stations, and flora and fauna viewing areas. Additional detailed information pertaining to this application, plan of development, and site plan is in case file WYW-171184, located in the BLM Kemmerer Field Office at the above address.

The land is not needed for any Federal purpose. The lease and conveyance is consistent with the Kemmerer Resource Management Plan dated April 29, 1986, and would be in the public interest. The 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); and

2. All minerals, 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.

The patent will be subject to all valid existing rights documented on the official public land records at the time of patent issuance.

On August 18, 2008, 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 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 municipal and recreation uses. 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 to convey under the R&PP Act, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for R&PP use.

Confidentiality of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Only written comments submitted by postal service or overnight mail to the Field Manager—BLM Kemmerer Field Office will be considered properly filed. Electronic mail, facsimile or telephone comments will not be considered properly filed.

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 October 17, 2008. The lands will not be available for lease or conveyance until after the classification becomes effective.

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Authority: 43 CFR 2740.

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Dated: August 4, 2008.

Nancy Baker,

Acting Field Manager.

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[FR Doc. E8-19170 Filed 8-18-08; 8:45 am]