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Alaska Native Claims Selection

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.


As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Sitnasuak Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nome, Alaska, and are located in:

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Kateel River Meridian, Alaska

T. 11 S., R. 32 W.,

Secs. 6 and 7;

Secs. 18 and 32.

Containing 2,317.16 acres.

T. 9 S., R. 33 W.,

Sec. 35.

Containing 640 acres.

T. 9 S., R. 34 W.,

Secs. 29 and 32.

Containing 1,280 acres.

T. 10 S., R. 34 W.,

Secs. 5, 8, and 17.

Containing 1,852.78 acres.

T. 9 S., R. 35 W.,

Secs. 6, 7, and 18.

Containing approximately 350 acres.

T. 9 S., R. 36 W.,

Secs. 12 and 13;

Secs. 24 and 25.

Containing approximately 630 acres.

Aggregating approximately 7,069 acres.

The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Bering Straits Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Sitnasuak Native Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget.


The time limits for filing an appeal are:

1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until June 15, 2009 to file an appeal.

2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal.

Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights.


A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7504.

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The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907-271-5960, or by e-mail at Persons who use a telecommunication device (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management.

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Eileen Ford,

Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Land Transfer Adjudication II.

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[FR Doc. E9-11384 Filed 5-14-09; 8:45 am]