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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 the surface estate of certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Chefarnrmute Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Chefornak, Alaska, and are located in:

Lot 1, U.S. Survey No. 13364, Alaska.

Containing 80.00 acres.

U.S. Survey No. 13824, Alaska.

Containing 1.81 acres.

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Seward Meridian, Alaska.

T. 6 N., R. 75 W.,

Secs. 1, 2, and 3;

Secs. 10 to 15, inclusive;

Secs. 22 to 27, inclusive;

Secs. 34, 35, and 36.

Containing approximately 9,960 acres.

T. 6 N., R. 76 W.,

Sec. 2, those lands formerly within Native allotment application F-17723.

Containing approximately 130 acres.

T. 6 N., R. 78 W.,

Secs. 17 to 20, inclusive.

Containing approximately 2,419 acres.

T. 6 N., R. 79 W.,

Secs. 13, 14, and 15;

Secs. 22, 23, and 24.

Containing approximately 3,625 acres.

T. 1 N., R. 86 W.,

Sec. 18, those lands formerly within Native allotment application F-17714, Parcel D.

Containing approximately 43 acres.

T. 2 N., R. 86 W.,

Sec. 8;

Secs. 16 and 17.

Containing approximately 1,823 acres.

T. 1 S., R. 86 W.,

Secs. 5, 6, 7, and 8;

Secs. 17 and 18.

Containing approximately 2,300 acres.

T. 2 N., R. 87 W.,

Sec. 21.

Containing approximately 354 acres.

T. 1 S., R. 87 W.,

Secs. 1, 12, and 13.

Containing approximately 769 acres.

T. 1 N., R. 88 W.,

Secs. 1, 2, and 4;

Secs. 11 and 12.

Containing approximately 1,895 acres.

Aggregating approximately 23,401 acres.

A portion of the subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Chefarnrmute Incorporated. The remaining lands lie within the Kuskokwim National Wildlife Range, renamed the Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range, January 16, 1961. The subsurface estate in the refuge lands will be reserved to the United States at the time of conveyance. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Tundra Drums.


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 September 4, 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 (TTD) 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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Robin Middleton,

Land Law Examiner,

Land Transfer Adjudication II Branch.

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[FR Doc. E9-18713 Filed 8-4-09; 8:45 am]