[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 24, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 14262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-7203]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management
[CO-930-1430-01; COC-019069, COC-011495, COC-28246, COC-28268, COC-
28269]


Public Land Order No.7378; Revocation of Three Secretarial Orders 
and Three Public Land Orders, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public land order.

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SUMMARY: This order revokes, in their entireties, three Secretarial 
orders and three public land orders which withdrew public lands for the 
Juniper, White River, and Yampa River Storage Reclamation Projects. 
These projects were never developed and the lands are no longer needed 
for reclamation purposes. The Bureau of Reclamation has relinquished 
these withdrawals and this action will relieve the lands of the 
segregative effects of these withdrawals. The lands have been and will 
remain open to mineral leasing.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 23, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris E. Chelius, BLM Colorado State 
Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7076, 303-239-
3706.
    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 
43 U.S.C. 1714 (1994), it is ordered as follows:
    1. Public Land Order Nos. 3735, 3736, and 3805, and the Secretarial 
Orders dated March 25, 1905, June 18, 1909, and May 16, 1917, which 
withdrew public lands for the Juniper, White River, and Yampa River 
Storage Reclamation Projects, are hereby revoked in their entireties 
for lands within the following listed Townships:

Sixth Principal Meridian

Tps. 5 and 6 N., R. 91 W.,
Tps. 5 and 6 N., R. 92 W.,
Tps. 5 and 6 N., R. 93 W.,
Tps. 5 and 6 N., R. 94 W.,
T. 6 N., R. 95 W.,
T. 6 N., R. 97 W.,

    The areas described aggregate approximately 36,200 acres in 
Moffat County. More specific legal descriptions showing sections and 
subdivisions may be obtained by contacting Doris Chelius at the 
address or phone number listed above. The documents may also be 
examined by the public during regular working hours in the Colorado 
State Office.

    2. At 9 a.m. on April 23, 1999, the lands will be opened to the 
operation of the public land laws generally, subject to valid existing 
rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of 
record, and the requirements of applicable law. All valid applications 
received at or prior to 9 a.m. April 23, 1999 shall be considered as 
simultaneously filed at that time. Those received thereafter shall be 
considered in the order of filing.
    3. At 9 a.m. on April 23, 1999, the lands shall be opened to 
location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to 
valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other 
segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. 
Appropriation of any of the lands 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 (1994), 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 since Congress has provided for such 
determinations in local courts.

    Dated: March 12, 1999.
John Berry,
Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 99-7203 Filed 3-23-99; 8:45 am]
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