[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 143 (Friday, July 25, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 40103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-19618]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management
[AZA 30005]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; 
Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
has filed an application to withdraw 387.50 acres of National Forest 
System land to protect an area of Arizona Hedgehog Cactus. This notice 
closes the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the 
United States mining laws. The lands will remain open to all other uses 
which may be made of National Forest System lands.

DATES: Comments and requests for a meeting should be received on or 
before October 23, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Arizona 
State Director, BLM, Arizona State Office, 222 N. Central Ave., 
Phoenix, Arizona 85004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cliff Yardley, BLM, Arizona State 
Office, 602-417-9437.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 22, 1996, the United States 
Department of Agriculture filed an application to withdraw the 
following described National Forest System lands from location and 
entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing 
rights:

Gila and Salt River Meridian

Tonto National Forest

T. 1 S., R. 13 E.,
    Sec. 12, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/
4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\E\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, 
and NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, S\1/2\N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/
2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\S\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/
4\NE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 1 S., R. 14 E.,
    Sec. 7, S\1/2\N\1/2\N\1/2\ of lot 2, S\1/2\N\1/2\ of lot 2, S\1/
2\ of lot 2, lot 3, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/
4\, W\1/2\E\1/2\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\N\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, lot 5, 
E\1/2\W\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and E\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, except MS 
4036B;
    Sec. 18, lots 1 and 2, and E\1/2\NW\1/4\, except a portion of MS 
2337.

    The area described contains 387.50 acres in Gila and Pinal 
Counties.

    For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or 
objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their 
views in writing to the Arizona State Director of the Bureau of Land 
Management.
    Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is 
afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested 
persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on 
the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the Arizona 
State Director within 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public 
meeting will be held, a notice of time and place will be published in 
the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the 
meeting.
    The application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.
    For a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice 
in the Federal Register, the lands will be segregated as specified 
above unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is 
approved prior to that date.

    Dated: July 18, 1997.
Michael A. Ferguson,
Deputy State Director, Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 97-19618 Filed 7-24-97; 8:45 am]
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