[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Page 7810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02360]



Bureau of Land Management

[LLWYP070000; L14300000.EU0000; WYW-168342]

Notice of Realty Action: Proposed (Non-Competitive) Direct Sale 
of Public Lands in Sheridan County, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering eight 
parcels of public land totaling 208.12 acres in Sheridan County, 
Wyoming, for direct sale under the provisions of the Federal Land 
Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), at no less than the appraised 
fair market value.

DATES: In order to ensure consideration in the environmental analysis 
of the proposed sale, comments must be received by March 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Field 
Manager, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Buffalo Field Office, 1425 
Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834. Comments may also be emailed to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Oliverius, Realty Specialist, 
BLM, Buffalo Field Office at the above address or phone 307-684-1178.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following-described public land in 
Sheridan County, Wyoming, is being considered for direct sale under the 
authority of Section 203 FLPMA, (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713):

Sixth Principal Meridian

T. 56 N., R. 79 W.,
    Tract 51 B;
    Sec. 17, lot 1;
    Sec. 23, lot 1;
    Sec. 26, lots 1 and 2.
T. 55 N., R. 80 W.,
    Sec. 23, NE1/4SE1/4;
    Sec. 24, SW1/4SW1/4;
    Sec. 26, NE1/4SW1/4.

    The areas described aggregate 208.12 acres in Sheridan County, 

    The 1985 BLM Buffalo Resource Management Plan identifies these 
parcels of public land as suitable for disposal. Conveyance of the 
identified public land will be subject to valid existing rights and 
encumbrances of record, including but not limited to, rights-of-way for 
roads and public utilities.
    Farmland Reserve, Inc., has submitted a formal proposal for the 
acquisition of 208.12 acres of public land in Sheridan County. A direct 
sale was initiated to purchase only lands solely within the boundaries 
of a ranch where there is no legal access or adjacent landowners. The 
parcels are difficult for the BLM to manage. The lands would continue 
to be used for ranching operations. The proposed sale of the identified 
public land is in the initial stages of processing.
    On February 4, 2013, the above-described land will be segregated 
from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining 
laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA. Until completion of the 
sale, the BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting 
the identified public land, except applications for the amendment of 
previously-filed right-of-way applications or existing authorizations 
to increase the term of the grants in accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 
and 2886.15. The segregative effect will terminate upon issuance of a 
patent, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the 
segregation, or February 4, 2015, unless extended by the BLM State 
Director in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1-2(d) prior to the termination 

Public Comments

    For a period until March 21, 2013, interested parties and the 
general public may submit in writing any comments concerning the land 
being considered for sale, including notification of any encumbrances 
or other claims relating to the identified land, to Field Manager, BLM 
Buffalo Field Office, at the above address. In order to ensure 
consideration in the environmental analysis of the proposed sale, 
comments must be in writing and postmarked or delivered within 45 days 
of the initial date of publication of this Notice. Comments transmitted 
via email will not be accepted. Comments, including names and street 
addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the 
BLM Buffalo Field Office during regular business hours, except 
holidays. Before including your address, phone number, email 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 may 
ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal 
identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do 

    Authority: 43 CFR 2711.

Donald A. Simpson,
State Director, Wyoming.
[FR Doc. 2013-02360 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]