Over the years, a significant portion of the land in the area left the public domain through mining laws, resulting in a highly fragmented pattern of public land ownership. The BLM is proposing to modify the mineral withdrawal in Public Land Order Number 184 to open lands to all forms of appropriation and entry under public land laws, while remaining closed to location and entry under U.S. general mining and leasing laws. These lands were originally withdrawn for purposes incident to national emergency and prosecution of World War II.
This notice gives the public an opportunity to raise any concerns and to comment on the proposal to modify the existing withdrawal. If the modification is approved and processed, the BLM would announce any intentions to dispose of public lands in a separate Federal Register Notice.
The public will have through May 11, 2015 to comment on the proposed withdrawal modification or to request a public meeting. If a meeting is needed, a formal meeting notice will be published in the Federal Register.
Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215-7093. For additional information, please contact John D. Beck, Branch of Lands and Realty, at the address above or by telephone at 303–239–3882.
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.