[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 22, 1996)]
[Pages 54813-54814]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-27043]


[AZ-040-7122-00-5513; AZA 28793]

Notice of Proposed Exchange of Additional Lands in Cochise, Pima, 
La Paz and Graham Counties, Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management is 
considering a proposal to exchange additional federal land pursuant to 
Section 206 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
U.S.C. 1716), as amended. The exchange has been proposed by the Phelps 
Dodge Corporation and is referred to as the Safford Exchange Project.
    In accordance with Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 
315f, and Executive Order No. 6910, the following described lands are 
hereby classified for disposal by exchange.

Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona

T. 5 S., R. 26 E.,
    Sec. 26, all unpatented lands;
    Sec. 36, all.
T. 6 S., R. 26 E.,
    Sec. 16, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 17, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 23, W\1/2\.
T. 6 S., R. 27 E.,
    Sec. 35, NE\1/4\ (part of).

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    The areas described aggregate approximately 2,015 acres.

    Subject to valid existing rights, the public land identified above 
has been segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, 
mineral laws, and mineral leasing laws for a period of four (4) years 
beginning on July 3, 1996.
    In exchange, the United States will acquire from Phelps Dodge 
Corporation the following additional described land:

T. 16 N., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 15, SW\1/4\ (part of);
    Sec. 22, NW\1/4\ (part of), N\1/2\SW\1/4\.
T. 10 N., R. 14 W.,
    Sec. 14, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 15, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 22, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, N\1/2\;
T. 19 S., R. 18 E.,
    Sec. 9, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\;
T. 23 S., R. 22 E.,
    Sec. 21, W\1/2\NE\1/4\ (part of).
T. 14 S., R. 28 E.,
    Sec. 4, S\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\W\1/
    Sec. 9, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\.

    The areas described aggregate approximately 2,380 acres.

Background Information

    The lands described above are lands that were not identified in the 
original Notice of Exchange Proposal (NOEP). The original NOEP notice 
was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 1995, Volume 60, Page 
27985, FR Doc. 95-12918. This Notice was also published on May 24, May 
31, June 7, and June 14, 1995 in the Eastern Arizona Courier newspaper; 
on May 25, June 1, June 8, and June 15, 1995 in the Arizona Business 
Gazette; and on June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28, 1995 in the 
Copper Era newspaper.
    More detailed information concerning the additional selected and 
offered lands in the proposed exchange may be obtained by contacting 
Tom Terry, Project Manager, Safford District Office, 711 14th Avenue, 
Safford, Arizona 85546, at telephone number (520) 428-4040, or Bill 
Ruddick, Team Leader, Arizona Exchange Team, Phoenix District Office, 
2015 West Dear Valley Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85027, at telephone number 
(602) 780-8090.
    Interested parties may submit comments concerning the above 
described lands to the District Manager, Safford District Office, at 
the above Safford address. In order to be considered in the 
environmental analysis of the proposed exchange, comments must be sent 
in writing to the District Manager, and be postmarked within 45 days 
after the publication of this notice.

    Dated: October 8, 1996.
Frank L. Rowley,
Acting District Manager.
[FR Doc. 96-27043 Filed 10-21-96; 8:45 am]