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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4415-4416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00770]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLOR936000.L14400000.ET0000.16XL1109AF; OR68370]


Public Land Order No. 7859; Withdrawal of National Forest System
and Bureau of Land Management Public Lands in Southwestern Oregon;
Oregon


AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY
: This order withdraws, subject to valid existing rights,
approximately 5,216.18 acres of public domain and Revested Oregon and
California Railroad lands and 95,805.53 acres of National Forest System
lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land
laws; location and entry under the United States mining laws; and
operation of the mineral and geothermal leasing laws for a period of 20
years while Congress considers legislation to permanently withdraw
those areas and to protect the Southwestern Oregon watershed from
possible adverse effects of mineral development.

DATES: This Public Land Order is effective on December 30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Childers, Land Law Examiner, at
503-808-6225, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington State
Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208-2965. Persons who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to reach the above individual. The FRS
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: The purpose of this order is to protect the
lands while Congress considers legislation to permanently withdraw
those areas and to protect the Southwestern Oregon watershed from
possible adverse effects of mineral development.

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior
by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976,
43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows:
    1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public
domain, Revested Oregon and California Railroad lands, and National
Forest System lands, are hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale,
location, and entry under the public land laws, location and entry
under the United States mining laws, and operation of the mineral and
geothermal leasing laws while Congress considers legislation to
permanently withdraw those areas and to protect the Southwestern Oregon
watershed from possible adverse effects of mineral development.

Willamette Meridian

Public Lands

T. 36 S., R. 14 W.,
    Sec. 24, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 25, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 37 S., R. 14 W.,
    Sec. 1, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, S\1/2\N\1/2\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\,
SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, E\1/2\;
    Sec. 12, E\1/2\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and S\1/2\SW\1/
4\;
    Sec. 13, N\1/2\N\1/2\ and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/
2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\.
T. 40 S., R. 8 W.,
    Sec. 18, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\,
W\1/2\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 41 S., R. 9 W.,
    Sec. 3, lots 2, 3, and 4, and S\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 9.

    The areas described aggregate 4,235.61 acres in Josephine and
Curry Counties.

Revested Oregon and California Railroad Lands

T. 39 S., R. 8 W.,
    Sec. 31, un-numbered lots in the W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\SW\1/
4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and NE\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 40 S., R. 8 W.,
    Sec. 7, lots 1 and 2, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/
4\.
    The areas described aggregate 980.57 acres in Josephine and
Curry Counties.

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National Forest System Lands

Siskiyou National Forest

T. 36 S., R. 13 W.,
    Sec. 19, lots 2 thru 6, lots 12, 13, 15, and 16;
    Sec. 20, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, E\1/2\ and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, NW\1/4\;
    Secs. 30 and 31;
    Protraction Blocks 43 thru 46.
T. 37 S., R. 13 W.,
    Secs. 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, and 29;
    Protraction Blocks 39 thru 51.
T. 38 S., R. 13 W.,
    Sec. 5, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 6, lots 1 thru 7, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lots 1, 2, 3, and 5, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, N\1/2\.
T. 39 S., R. 9 W.,
    Sec. 19;
    Sec. 20, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 29 thru 32;
    Sec. 35, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\.
T. 39 S., R. 10 W.,
    Protraction Block 46.
T. 40 S., R. 9 W.,
    Sec. 1, un-numbered lots in the N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\NW\1/4\,
SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 2, lots 1 thru 7, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\,
and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 3, lots 1 and 2, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 4, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 5, lots 2, 3, and 4, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/
2\;
    Secs. 6 thru 11;
    Sec. 13, NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/
2\;
    Sec. 14, NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, SE\1/
4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\NW\1/
4\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 15 thru 22;
    Sec. 23, W\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/
4\NW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 27 thru 33;
    Sec. 34, lots 1 thru 8, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and NW\1/
4\SE\1/4\.
T. 40 S., R. 10 W.,
    Sec. 2, lot 1, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\,
and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 3, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 4, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec 8, SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 10;
    Sec. 11, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/
2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 14, 15, and 16;
    Sec. 17, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, SW\1/
4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, S\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and
SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 20 thru 23, and 26 thru 30;
    Protraction Blocks 37 thru 47.
T. 40 S., R. 11 W.,
    Sec. 4, lots 3 and 4, and SW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Secs. 5 and 8;
    Sec. 9, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\ and SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 16;
    Sec. 17, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and S\1/
2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, E\1/2\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 21;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 28;
    Sec. 29, NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Protraction Blocks 39, 40, 41, and 43.
T. 41 S., R. 9 W.,
    Secs, 4 thru 8;
    Secs 17 and 18.
T. 41 S, R. 10 W.,
    Secs. 1 thru 18.
T. 41 S., R. 11 W.,
    Sec. 1;
    Sec. 2, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\,
W\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 3 and 4;
    Sec. 5, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 8, E\1/2\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/
4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 9 thru 15;
    Sec. 17, lots 1 thru 4, NE\1/4\, and N\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Sec. 18, lots, 9, 10, 11, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\.
    The areas described aggregate 95,805.53 acres in Josephine and
Curry Counties.

    2. The following described non-Federal lands are within the
exterior boundaries of the Southwestern Oregon watershed. If title to
these non-Federal lands is subsequently acquired by the United States,
the lands will be subject to the terms and conditions of the
withdrawal.

Willamette Meridian

T. 37 S., R. 14 W.,
    Sec. 1, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 13, S\1/2\N\1/2\;
    Sec. 24, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\ and NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.
T. 39 S., R. 9 W.,
    Sec. 36.
T. 41 S., R. 11 W.,
    Sec. 16.
    The areas described aggregate 1,680 acres in Josephine and Curry
Counties.

    3. This withdrawal will expire 20 years from the effective date of
this order, unless as a result of a review conducted prior to the
expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy
and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines
that the withdrawal shall be extended.

    Dated: December 30, 2016.
Janice M. Schneider,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-00770 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P
 

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