Department Of The Interior Bureau Of Land Management [LLUTG02000. L14300000. FR0000.241A.00; UTU-83291]
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act
and Conveyance of Public Land in Emery County, UT
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found
suitable for classification and conveyance to Emery County under the
provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as
amended, a parcel of public land in Emery County, Utah. Emery County
proposes to establish a public shooting range
DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding this
classification and conveyance of public land until November 14, 2011.
ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to the Bureau of Land Management,
Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah, 84501 or
e-mail: UT_PR_Comments@blm.gov. Please reference ''Conveyance of
Federal Land to Emery County for Establishment of a Public Shooting
Range'' on all correspondence.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Leschin, BLM Price Field
Office, by phone at (435) 636-3610 or by e-mail at
Connie_Leschin@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service
(FIRS) at (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 questions with the above mentioned individual.
You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM has examined and found the
following described public land suitable for classification and
conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended (43 U.S.C.
869 et seq.) and 43 CFR part 2740. The following described land is
hereby classified accordingly pursuant to the Taylor Grazing Act, as
amended (43 U.S.C. 315(f)):
Salt Lake Meridian
T. 18 S., R. 8 E.
Sec. 9, SE1/4SW1/4.
The area described contains 40 acres, more or less, in Emery County.
This 40-acre parcel is proposed to be transferred to Emery County for
a trap shooting range and establishment of a rifle range. The BLM
conducted a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment in May of 2011. No
hazardous substances, petroleum products, or recognized environmental
conditions were identified on the 40 acre parcel; no further inquiry
is needed to assess
Recognized Environmental Conditions.
The land is not needed for any Federal purpose of National
significance. The classification is consistent with the BLM Price
Field Office Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan,
Lands and Realty Decision LAR-11, dated October 31, 2008, and is in
the public interest. An environmental assessment has been prepared to
analyze the Emery County application and proposed plans of development
and management. A conveyance would be subject to the provisions of the
R&PP Act, applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and
the following reservations to the United States:
1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the
authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C.
2. All minerals, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and
remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such
regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.
A conveyance would also be subject to the following terms and
1. All valid existing rights.
2. An indemnification clause protecting the United States from
claims arising out of the patentee's use, occupancy, or operations on
3. A limited reversionary provision stating that the title shall
revert to the United States upon a finding, after notice and
opportunity for a hearing, that the patentee has not substantially
developed the lands in accordance with the approved plan of
development on or before the date 5 years after the date of
conveyance. No portion of the land shall under any circumstance revert
to the United States if any such portion has been used for solid waste
disposal or for any other purpose which may result in the disposal,
placement, or release of any hazardous substance.
On September 29, 2011, the land described above is segregated from
all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including
the general mining laws, except for conveyance under the R&PP Act and
leasing under the mineral leasing laws. The grazing permittees have
waived the 2-year notification period in accordance with 43 CFR
Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments
involving the suitability of the land for a shooting facilities
complex. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the
land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will
maximize the future use (or uses) of the
land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning,
or whether the use is consistent with State and Federal programs.
Application Comments: Interested parties may submit comments
regarding the specific use proposed in the application, or any other
factors not directly related to the suitability of the land for a
shooting facilities complex.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.
The BLM State Director will review any adverse comments. In the
absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become
effective on November 28, 2011. The land will not be available for
conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. An
Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM- UT-G021-2009-0083) has been
completed with a finding of no significant impact and is available at
the address listed above.
Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5(h)
Published in the Emery County Progress October 4, 11 and 18, 2011.
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