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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Battle Mountain Office
 
Release Date: 05/20/14
   

BLM Proposes Sale of Public Land for Mt. Moriah Cemetery


Tonopah, NV -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed sale of seven and one-half (7½) acres of public land, one-half mile west of Manhattan, Nev. The sale of this parcel, which includes the existing Mt. Moriah Cemetery, as well as an area to accommodate future expansion, is proposed to be conducted via direct sale to Nye County. Nye County has requested the land sale so that they may expand the cemetery which is currently at capacity. Comments on the proposed sale will be accepted during a 45-day comment period ending July 7, 2014.

Comments may be submitted in writing to: BLM Tonopah Field Office, Attn: Timothy J. Coward, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. Comments may also be submitted by fax at 775- 482-7810 or by e-mail at tcoward@blm.gov.

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 the public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

A Notice of Realty Action for the proposed sale was published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2014.

For additional information regarding the proposed sale of this parcel, contact Wendy Seley, BLM Realty Specialist, at 775-482-7804, or e-mail wseley@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: 05-21-2014