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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 Chevak Company. The decision approves for conveyance the surface estate in the lands described below, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). These lands lie entirely within Public Land Orders 2213 and 4584, Clarence Rhodes National Wildlife Range now known as the Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge. The subsurface estate will be reserved to the United States in the conveyance to Chevak Company. The lands are in the vicinity of the village of Chevak, Alaska, and are described as:

Lot 2, U.S. Survey 12912, Alaska.

Containing 159.97 acres.

Seward Meridian, Alaska

T. 15 N., R. 93 W.,

Sec. 15.

Containing 3.95 acres.

T. 17 N., R. 90 W.,

Secs. 24, 25, and 26.

Containing 85.54 acres.

Aggregating 249.46 acres.

Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.


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 May 23, 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.

Judy A. Kelley,

Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication II Branch.

[FR Doc. 2012-9686 Filed 4-20-12; 8:45 am]