Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Public Land Order.
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6880, as corrected by Public Land Order No. 6918, for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the scientific and ecological research values, and the investment of Federal funds at the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest and Research Natural Areas which would otherwise expire on September 29, 2011.
Effective Date: September 30, 2011.Start Further Info
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Mike Barnes, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington State Office, 503-808-6155, or Dianne Torpin, United States Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, 503-808-2422. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to reach the BLM contact during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The purpose for which the withdrawal was first made requires this extension in order to continue the protection of the scientific and ecological research values, along with the investment of Federal funds at the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest and Research Natural Areas. The withdrawal extended by this order will expire on September 29, 2031, unless as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be further extended.
By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows:
Public Land Order No. 6880 (56 FR 49416 (1991)), as corrected by Public Land Order No. 6918 (56 FR 66602 (1991)), which withdrew approximately 11,675.51 acres of National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. ch 2), but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest and Research Natural Areas, is hereby extended for an additional 20-year period until September 29, 2031.Start Signature
Dated: September 9, 2011.
Rhea S. Suh,
Assistant Secretary—Policy, Management and Budget.
[FR Doc. 2011-25615 Filed 10-4-11; 8:45 am]
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