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Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands for a Park in the Northwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of realty action.


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance to the City of Las Vegas, approximately 10 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, and the Taylor Grazing Act. The City of Las Vegas proposes to use the 10 acres of land for a community park that will help meet future expanding needs in the northwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley.


Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed classification for lease and conveyance of the land until August 30, 2018.


Mail written comments to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Vanessa L. Hice, Assistant Field Manager, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, or faxed to 775-515-5010.

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Roger Ketterling at the above address, or by telephone at 702-515-5087, or by email to Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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The parcel is located south of Kyle Canyon Road, at Iron Mountain Road and Alpine Ridge Way in northwest Las Vegas and is legally described as:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

T. 19 S, R. 59 E,

sec. 1, SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4.

The area described contains 10.00 acres in Clark County, Nevada.

In accordance with the R&PP Act, the City of Las Vegas has filed an application to develop the above-described land as a community park consisting of large and small picnic shelters, ball parks, children's play area, pedestrian walkways, parking and turf open space play areas. Additional detailed information pertaining to this Notice, plan of development, and site plan is located in case file N-94460, which is available for review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the above address.

The City of Las Vegas is a political subdivision of the State of Nevada and is therefore a qualified applicant under the R&PP Act.

Subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, prior to patent Start Printed Page 32893issuance, the holder of any right-of-way grant within the lease area may be given the opportunity to amend the right-of-way grant for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable.

The land identified is not needed for any Federal purpose. The lease and/or conveyance is in conformance with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan decision LD-1, approved on October 5, 1998, and would be in the public interest. The Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision issued on December 23, 2004, analyzed the sale parcels. A parcel-specific Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy (DNA), document number DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2017-0092-DNA, was prepared in connection with this Notice of Realty Action. The City of Las Vegas has not applied for more than the 640-acre limitation for public purpose uses in a year and has submitted a statement in compliance with the regulations at 43CFR 2741.4(b).

The lease and conveyance, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following reservations to the United States:

1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); and

2. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits for the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.

Any lease and conveyance will also be subject to valid existing rights, will contain any terms or conditions required by law (including, but not limited to, any terms or conditions required by 43 CFR 2741.4), and will contain an appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the lessee's/patentee's use, occupancy, or operations on the leased/patented lands. It will also contain any other terms and conditions deemed necessary and appropriate by the Authorized Officer.

Upon publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the land described above will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, as well as issuance of any rights-of-way, except for lease and conveyance under the R&PP Act, leasing under the mineral leasing laws, and disposals under the mineral material disposal laws.

Interested parties may submit written comments on the suitability of the land for a public park in the City of Las Vegas. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Interested parties may also submit written comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, and whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision to lease and convey under the R&PP Act.

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 publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Only written comments submitted to the Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, will be considered properly filed. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the BLM Nevada State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action.

In the absence of any adverse comments, the decision will become effective on September 14, 2018. The lands will not be available for lease and conveyance until after the decision becomes effective.

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Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5.

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Vanessa L. Hice,

Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas Field Office.

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[FR Doc. 2018-15062 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]