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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 05/31/12
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Non-Competitive Direct Sale


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to sell a 5-acre parcel of land located north of Eastern Avenue and west of Channel 10 Drive.  The Notice of Realty Action was published in the May 24 Federal Register, which opens a 45-day comment period.
 
The proposed non-competitive sale would be to The Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas at the established fair market value of $435,000.  The BLM finds the conveyance is consistent with the current land use plan for this area and that it would be in the public interest. The purpose of the direct sale is to dispose of certain reservations, conditions, and limitations contained in Patent No. 27-82-0020. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas wants to buy the reversionary interest in the parcel in order to obtain a fee simple title to then sell the parcel without conditions of reversion. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas asked to relinquish the parcel without conditions of reversion. The parcel requires continual and costly maintenance to remove brush and shrubs which facilitates unauthorized occupancy. The BLM does not wish to take relinquishment of the parcel because it is completely surrounded by private lands and would be difficult for the BLM to manage.

Written comments will be accepted until July 9 and must be addressed to the BLM Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV  89130.  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.

For more information, please contact:  Jill Pickren, BLM Realty Specialist, at 702-515-5194 or jpickren@blm.gov.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 06-04-2012