[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 193 (Friday, October 3, 2008)]
[Pages 57648-57649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23440]



Bureau of Land Management

[CO-160-1430-EQ; COC-73222]

Notice of Realty FLPMA Section 302 Permit/Lease, Gunnison County, 

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.


SUMMARY: Gunnison Aggregate Resources has submitted a proposal for a 
land use authorization to operate an asphalt batch plant and other 
materials processing and temporary storage pursuant to Section 302 of 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and regulations at 
Title 43 CFR 2920. The land consists of approximately 1.25 acres of 
public lands approximately 5 miles southwest of Gunnison in Gunnison 
County, Colorado, within a portion of the SW\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\ of 
Section 17, T.49N., R.1W., New Mexico Principal Meridian. The land is 
within a 50-acre parcel of public land designated as the McCabe Lane 
community gravel pit. The proponent is a permit holder authorized to 
extract gravel from the McCabe Lane pit.

DATES: Interested parties may submit comments concerning the proposed 
permit/lease until November 17, 2008. Only written comments will be 

ADDRESSES: Address all written comments concerning this notice to the 
Field Manager, BLM Gunnison Field Office, 216 N. Colorado St., 
Gunnison, Colorado 81230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marnie Medina, Realty Specialist, at 
the above address, or call (970) 642-4457.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a notice of a proposal for a land 
use authorization. No additional proposals will be accepted. After 
review, the BLM has determined that the proposed use is in conformance 
with the Gunnison Resource Area Resource Management Plan, and that the 
above described land is available for that use. Therefore, pursuant to 
section 302(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 
(43 U.S.C. 1732(b)) and the implementing regulations at Title 43 CFR 
2920, the BLM will accept for processing an application to be filed by 
Gunnison Aggregate Resources, or its duly qualified designee, for a 
noncompetitive permit/lease of the above described lands, to be used, 
occupied, and developed as stated above. It is the judgment of the 
authorized officer that, as provided for in 43 CFR 2920.5-4(b), no 
competitive interest exists, or competitive bidding would represent 
unfair competitive and economic disadvantage to the originator of the 
unique land use concept that is compatible with the public interest. 
The rental for the noncompetitive permit/lease shall not be less than 
fair market value.
    The BLM will estimate the costs of processing the permit/lease 
application. Before the BLM begins to process the application, the 
applicant must pay the full amount of the estimated costs to the United 
States. If a lease is not granted, the applicant must pay to the United 
States, in addition to the estimated costs, the reasonable costs 
incurred by the BLM in processing the application in excess of the 
estimated costs. Rent, payable annually or otherwise in advance, will 
be determined by the BLM, if and when a lease application is

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granted and periodically thereafter. If a permit or lease is granted, 
the permittee/lessee shall reimburse the United States for all 
reasonable administrative and other costs incurred by the United States 
in processing the application and for monitoring construction, 
operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the land and facilities 
authorized. The reimbursement of costs shall be in accordance with the 
provisions of 43 CFR 2920.6.
    The permit/lease application must include a reference to this 
notice and comply in all respects with the regulations pertaining to 
land use authorization applications at 43 CFR 2920.5-2 and 2920.5-5(b). 
If authorized, the permit/lease would be subject to valid existing 
    Comments must be received by the BLM Gunnison Field Manager, at the 
above address, on or before the date stated above. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Any adverse comments 
will be reviewed by the BLM Gunnison Field Manager, who may sustain, 
vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any objections 
or adverse comments, this proposed realty action will become the final 
determination of the Department of the Interior.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2920.4)

Kenny McDaniel,
Field Manager, Gunnison.
[FR Doc. E8-23440 Filed 10-2-08; 8:45 am]