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Alaska Native Claims Selection

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Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.


As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Sea Lion Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). These lands lie entirely within the Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Refuge established December 6, 1960, and January 20, 1969. The subsurface estate will be reserved to the United States in the conveyance to Sea Lion Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Hooper Bay, Alaska, and are described as: Lands Within the Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Refuge Public Land Order Nos. 2213 And 4584, Now Known as the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

Seward Meridian, Alaska

T. 17 N, R. 91 E.,

Sec. 26;

Sec. 35.

Containing approximately 85 acres.

Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Delta Discovery.


Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits:

1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until February 21, 2012 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.

3. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or email, will not be accepted as timely filed.

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.


The BLM by phone at (907) 271-5960 or by email at Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-(800) 877-8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours.

Jennifer Noe,

Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication II Branch.

[FR Doc. 2012-1044 Filed 1-19-12; 8:45 am]