[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 37826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16056]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Public Land Order No. 7773; Emergency Withdrawal of Public and 
National Forest System Lands, Coconino and Mohave Counties; AZ

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This Order withdraws, subject to valid existing rights, 
approximately 1,010,776 acres of public and National Forest System 
lands from location and entry under the 1872 Mining Law for a period of 
6 months under the Secretary's emergency withdrawal authority in 
section 204(e) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

DATES: Effective date is July 21, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Florence, District Manager, BLM 
Arizona Strip District, 435-688-3200.

Order

    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, and in accordance with subsection 204(e) of that Act, 
it is determined that an emergency situation exists and that 
extraordinary measures must be taken to preserve values that would 
otherwise be lost. It is therefore ordered as follows:
    1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public 
lands are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the 1872 
Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 22 et seq.), to protect the Grand Canyon 
Watershed from adverse effects of locatable hardrock mineral 
exploration and mining:

Gila and Salt River Meridian

Tps. 28 to 31 N., R. 1 E.,
Tps. 40 and 41 N., R. 1 E.,
Tps. 28 to 30 N., R. 2 E.,
Tps. 27 to 30 N., Rs. 3 to 6 E.,
Tps. 37 to 40 N., R. 3 E.,
Tps. 36 and 37 N., Rs. 4 and 5 E.,
T. 38 N., Rs. 3 to 5 E.,
T. 37 N., R. 6 E.,
Tps. 38 and 39 N., R. 6 E.,
Tps. 39 and 40 N., R. 7 E.,
T. 31 N., R. 1 W.,
Tps. 38 to 41 N., R. 1 W.,
Tps. 38 to 40 N., R. 2 W.,
Tps. 36 to 40 N., R. 3 W.,
Tps. 35 to 40 N., Rs. 4 and 5 W.,
Tps. 35 to 39 N., Rs. 6 and 7 W.
    The areas described above aggregate approximately 1,010,776 
acres public and National Forest System lands in Coconino and Mohave 
Counties.

    2. The withdrawal made by this Order does not alter the 
applicability of the public land laws other than the 1872 Mining Law 
(30 U.S.C. 22 et seq.).
    3. This withdrawal will expire 6 months from the effective date of 
this Order.

    Dated: June 21 2011.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2011-16056 Filed 6-27-11; 8:45 am]
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