[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 209 (Friday, October 29, 1999)]
[Page 58439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-28383]



Bureau of Land Management
[MT-924-1430-ET; MTM 89384]

Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; 

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management, proposes to withdraw 
approximately 2,244 acres of public land to protect resources in the 
Beaverhead River area acquired by the United States with Land and Water 
Conservation Fund and North American Wetlands Conservation Act funding. 
This notice segregates the land described below upon acquisition by the 
United States for up to 2 years from location and entry under the 
general land laws, including the mining laws, subject to valid existing 

DATES: Comments must be received by January 27, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the State 
Director, Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, P.O. Box 
36800, Billings, Montana 59107.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russ Sorensen, Dillon Field Office, 
100 Selway Drive, Dillon, Montana 59725, (406) 683-2337.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 5, 1999, a petition was approved 
allowing the Bureau of Land Management to file an application to 
withdraw the following described land from settlement, sale, location 
and entry under the general land laws, including location and entry 
under the mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing 

Tract 1--

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 8 S., R. 10 W.,
    Sec. 35, lots 3 and 4, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 9 S., R. 10 W.,
    Sec. 1, lots 6 to 22, inclusive;
    Sec. 2, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S\1/2\N\1/2\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 11, lot 1 and N\1/2\, Excepting Therefrom that tract of 
land described in Deed dated June 22, 1946, recorded in Book 110 of 
Deeds, Page 263, records of Beaverhead County, Montana;
    Sec. 12, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, 
NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\.
    Sec. 13, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, Excepting Therefrom, 
Certificate of Survey 889, all those portions conveyed to the State 
of Montana for State Highway purposes, those portions conveyed for 
railroad purposes, and those portions taken by the Declaration of 
Taking dated September 13, 1960.

Tract 2--

Certificate of Survey 889 which is a parcel of land located in the 
NW\1/4\ of sec. 11,
    Sec. 2, and lots 9 and 10 of sec. 1, T. 9 S., R. 10 W., PMM.

    The above described land contains approximately 2,244.00 acres 
in Beaverhead County.

    Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is 
afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested 
persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on 
the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the Montana 
State Director within 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public 
meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published 
in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of 
the meeting.
    The application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2300.
    For a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice 
in the Federal Register, the lands will be segregated as specified 
above, subject to valid existing rights, unless the proposal is denied 
or canceled or the withdrawal is finalized prior to the end of the 
segregation. Further, the segregation does not preclude the issuance of 
land use permits, rights-of-way, or other authorizations that are 
needed to accommodate valid existing rights and previously authorized 
actions. All previously authorized activities and permitted uses of the 
segregated lands may be continued in accordance with the terms of the 

    Dated: October 19, 1999.
John E. Moorhouse,
Acting Deputy State Director, Division of Resources.
[FR Doc. 99-28383 Filed 10-28-99; 8:45 am]