[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Page 24231]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09669]



Bureau of Land Management

[LLORM070.L63100000.EU0000.13XL1116AF; OR-67105;HAG13-0126]

Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Direct Sale of Public Land in 
Josephine County, Oregon

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 0.66-
acre parcel of public land in Josephine County, Oregon, by direct sale 
procedures to Joan Conklin for the approved appraised fair market value 
of $300.

DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM 
on or before June 10, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this proposed sale may be 
submitted to Grants Pass Field Manager, Grants Pass Interagency Office, 
2164 NE. Spalding Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Dent, Realty Specialist, at 3040 
Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504 or phone 541-618-2477. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above 
individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above 
individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Sections 203 and 209 of the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended (43 
U.S.C. 1713 and 1719) and regulations at 43 CFR subparts 2710 and 2720, 
this conveyance will be made by direct sale procedures to Joan Conklin 
to resolve an inadvertent occupancy trespass that has been in existence 
since 1999 for the land described as follows:

Willamette Meridian, Oregon

T. 34 S., R. 5 W.,
    Sec. 30, lots 5, 7 and 8.

    Containing 0.66 acre, more or less.

    The disposals of these lands are in conformance with the 1995 BLM 
Medford District Resource Management Plan as amended on August 2, 2002. 
Due to the location of the unintentional encroachments, the parcel is 
difficult and uneconomic to manage as public land. The BLM is proposing 
a direct sale of the 0.66 acre parcel which is the smallest legal 
subdivision that would wholly encompass the improvements that have been 
in existence on the parcel since 1999. A direct sale is appropriate 
because the corner of the residential house is located on this parcel. 
The public interest would be best served by disposing of this parcel to 
the occupant by direct sale. The disposal parcel contains no known 
mineral, geothermal or oil/gas values, and the mineral interests will 
be conveyed with the sale of the land. Conveyance of the identified 
public land will be subject to all valid existing rights of record and 
contain the following terms, conditions, and reservations.
    a. A reservation of a right-of-way to the United States for ditches 
and canals constructed by the authority of the United States under the 
Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); and
    b. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United 
States from claims arising out of the patentee's use, occupancy, or 
operation on the patented lands.
    On April 24, 2013, the above described land will be segregated from 
appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, 
except the sale provisions of FLPMA. Until completion of the sale, the 
BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting the 
identified public land. The temporary segregation effect will terminate 
upon issuance of a conveyance document, publication in the Federal 
Register of a termination of the segregation, or April 24, 2015, unless 
extended by the BLM Oregon/Washington State Director in accordance with 
43 CFR 2711.1-2(d) prior to the termination date. Detailed information 
concerning the proposed land sale including the appraisal, planning and 
environmental documents, and mineral report are available for review at 
the BLM Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504. 
Normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Public comments regarding the proposed sale may be submitted in 
writing to the BLM Grants Pass Resource Area Field Manager (see 
ADDRESSES section) on or before June 10, 2013. Comments received by 
telephone or in electronic form, such as email or facsimile, will not 
be considered. Any adverse comments regarding the proposed sale will be 
reviewed by the BLM Oregon/Washington State Director or other 
authorized official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, 
vacate, or modify this realty action in whole or in part. In the 
absence of timely filed objections, this realty action will become the 
final determination of the Department of the Interior not less than 60 
days from April 24, 2013.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment; you should be 
aware 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 your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

(Authorities: 43 CFR 2710, 2711 and 2720.)

Allen Bollschweiler,
Field Manager, Grants Pass Resource Area.
[FR Doc. 2013-09669 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]