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Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federal Mineral Interests, Cochise County, AZ

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior.


Notice of realty action.


The surface owner of the land described in this notice, containing approximately 320 acres, has filed an application for the purchase of the federally-owned mineral interests in the land. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the mineral interests from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws.


Interested persons may submit written comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the address stated below. Comments must be received no later than October 8, 2009.


Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix District, 21605 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85027. Detailed information concerning this action, including appropriate environmental information, is available for review at this address.

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Matthew Magaletti, Lands and Realty Specialist, at the above address or at 623-580-5590.

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The surface owner of the following described land has filed an application pursuant to Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 United States Code (U.S.C.) Start Printed Page 426871719(b), for the purchase and conveyance of the federally-owned mineral interests in the land:

Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian

T. 15 S., R. 22 E.,

Sec. 28, SE1/4;

Sec. 34, NW1/4;

The area described contains 320 acres, more or less, in Cochise County.

Effective immediately, the BLM will process the pending application in accordance with the regulations stated in 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 2720. Written comments concerning the application must be received no later than the date specified above in this notice. The purpose of a purchase and conveyance is to allow consolidation of surface and subsurface minerals ownership (1) where there are no known mineral values or (2) in those instances where the Federal mineral interest reservation interferes with or precludes appropriate nonmineral development and such development is a more beneficial use of the land than the mineral development.

On August 24, 2009 the mineral interests owned by the United States in the above described land will be segregated to the extent that they will not be subject to appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. The segregative effect shall terminate upon issuance of a patent or deed of such mineral interests; upon final rejection of the mineral conveyance application; or August 24, 2011, whichever occurs first.

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. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must clearly state this at the beginning of your written comment. 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. The BLM will honor requests for confidentiality on a case-by-case basis to the extent allowed by 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. All persons who wish to present comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the pending application may do so by writing to Teresa A. Raml, Phoenix District Manager, at the above address.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2720.1-1(b))

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Teresa A. Raml,

District Manager.

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[FR Doc. E9-20251 Filed 8-21-09; 8:45 am]