Federal Register: April 12, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 71)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-8158
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Land Management Bureau
AZ ID: [AZ 020-04-1430-EU; AZA-31774FD]
ACTION: Opening of public lands:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Termination of Segregation, Opening Order; Arizona
EFFECTIVE DATES: May 12, 2004.
This notice cancels and terminates the segregative effect of a proposed land exchange of 3,912.67 acres. The land will be opened to location and entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law.
A Decision was issued on May 16, 2001, which
segregated the land described therein from location and entry under the
general land laws, including the mining laws, subject to valid existing
rights, for a 5year period. The Bureau of Land Management has
determined that the proposed land exchange of the following described lands will not be needed and has been canceled:
Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona
T. 12 N., R. 1 E.
Secs. 16, 22, 23, and 26 (Portions of).
T. 12 N., R. 2 E.
Sec. 17 (Portions of).
T. 13 N., R. 1 E.
Secs. 4, 8, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 29, 30 and 31 (Portions of).
Above described property aggregates approximately 3,912.67 acres in Yavapai County.
At 9 a.m. on May 12, 2004 the land will be opened to the operation
of the general land laws and to location and entry under the United
States mining laws, subject to valid existing right, the provision of
existing withdrawals, and other segregations of record. Appropriation
of any of the land described in this order under the general mining
laws prior to the date and time of restoration is unauthorized. Any
such attempted appropriation, including attempted adverse possession
under 30 U.S.C. 38 (1988), shall vest no rights against the United
States. Acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right
of possession are governed by State law where not in conflict with
Federal law. The Bureau of Land Management will not intervene in
disputes between rival locators over possessory rights, because
Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts. All
valid applications under any other general land laws received at or
prior to 9 a.m. on May 12, 2004 shall be considered as simultaneously
filed at that time. Those received thereafter shall be considered in the order of filing.
Dated: March 2, 2004.
Teresa A. Raml,
[FR Doc. 048158 Filed 4904; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 431032P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Jim Andersen, BLM Phoenix Field Office, 21605 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85027, 6235805500.