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Notice of Realty Action: Application for Segregation and Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Adams County, IL

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA), to convey the 50 percent undivided mineral interest owned by the United States in 39 acres located in Adams County, Illinois, to surface owner, Marilyn Shriver and Sons. Upon publication of this notice, the BLM is temporarily segregating the federally owned mineral interests in the land covered by the application from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, for up to 2 years while the BLM processes the application. If the application meets the requirements in the statute and the regulation, the BLM may convey the United States' entire 50 percent interest in the minerals within the tract.


Interested persons may submit written comments to the BLM at the Start Printed Page 67188address listed below. Comments must be received no later than December 29, 2014.


Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States State Office, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, VA 22153. Detailed information concerning this action is available for review at this address.

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Charles Johnson, Land Law Examiner, by telephone at 703-440-1528 or by email at or you may contact Frankie Morgan, Land Law Examiner by telephone at 703-440-1595 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 above individuals during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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The federally owned mineral interest segregated by this Notice is located in Adams County, Illinois, in a parcel described as follows:

TRACT II, as described in the Warranty Deed to Marilyn Shriver and Sons, dated December 13, 2007.

Fourth Principal Meridian, Illinois

T. 1 N., R. 8 W.,

Sec. 19, a portion of SW1/4NE1/4.

The area described contains 39 acres.

Under certain conditions, Section 209(b) of FLPMA authorizes the sale and conveyance of the federally owned mineral interests in land to the current surface owner. The applicant has deposited, as required under Section 209(3)(i) of FLPMA, a sum of money determined sufficient to cover administrative costs, but not limited to, the cost for the Mineral Potential Report. The objective is to allow consolidation of the surface and mineral interests when either one of the following conditions exist: (1) There are no known mineral values in the land; or (2) Where continued Federal ownership of the mineral interests interferes with or precludes appropriate non-mineral development and such development is a more beneficial use of the land than mineral development. Marilyn Shriver and Sons, the surface owner, filed an application for the conveyance of federally owned mineral interests in the above-described tract of land. Subject to valid existing rights, on November 12, 2014 the federally owned mineral interests in the land described above are hereby segregated from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, while the application is being processed to determine if either one of the two specified conditions exists and, if so, to otherwise comply with the procedural requirements of 43 CFR part 2720. The segregation shall terminate upon: (1) Issuance of a patent or other document of conveyance as to such mineral interests; (2) Final rejection of the application; or (3) On November 14, 2016, whichever occurs first. Please submit all comments in writing to the individuals at the address listed above.

Before including your address, phone number, email 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 available to the public at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Authority: 43 CFR 2720.1-1(b).

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John F. Ruhs,

Director, Eastern States Office.

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[FR Doc. 2014-26707 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]