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Release Date: 05/01/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-19

BLM to Offer Modified Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Camp Valley

Ely, Nev.-- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Schell Field Office is proposing to offer to the public through a modified competitive sale three parcels of agency-administered public lands totaling approximately 26.39 acres located in Camp Valley, about 35 miles northeast of Pioche, Nev.  The parcels will be sold as a single unit.  The BLM will accept written comments on the proposal during a 60-day public comment period which ends July 1, 2013.

The proposed sale is being conducted in accordance with the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, complies with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and is in conformance with the Ely Resource Management Plan.  Five percent of the proceeds from the proposed land sale would go to the Nevada State General Education Fund, 10 percent to Lincoln County, and the remainder deposited in a special account to be used for wilderness planning and natural resource protection, and recreation and other opportunities in Lincoln County.

Publication of the Notice of Realty Action in the Federal Register segregates the three parcels from all appropriations under the public land laws, including the general mining and mineral laws, except the sale provisions of FLPMA.

Written comments may be submitted to the BLM Ely District Office, Attn: Cynthia Longinetti HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301, fax: 775-289-1910, or email:  A map delineating the proposed sale parcels are available by clicking here and at the BLM Caliente Field Office, 1400 South Front Street, in Caliente, Nev., and BLM Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, in Ely.

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.

If, after reviewing the comments, the BLM determines to proceed with the sale, a sale date will be scheduled and announced on the Ely District web site and in the local media at least 15 days in advance.

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: 05-02-2013