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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Project: State of Oregon Indemnity Selection

Project Status: Project Under Implementation
Office Location: Roseburg
Resource Area: Roseburg DO
NEPA #: OR-104-05-11  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 8/20/2007
Summary: On August 16, 2006, the State of Oregon (the State) filed application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to select public lands in lieu of certain school lands that were encumbered by other rights or reservations before the State's title could attach. The need for this action was established under Revised Statutes 2275 and 2276 (43 U.S.C. 851 & 852) and by a federal court decision, Civil No. 85-646-MA. This application was assigned serial number OR 061026.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Lands/Realty
NEPA #: OR-104-05-11  FONSI/Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 6/25/2007
Summary: The State of Oregon has filed application OR061026 for the selection of approximately 180 acres of BLM-administered lands on the Roseburg District as Indemnity School Selections under the provisions of Revised Statutes 2275 and 2276 (43 U.S.C. 851 & 852) and by a federal court decision, Civil No. 85-646-MA. The BLM must respond to this application for lands, in lieu of those which were originally granted to the State of Oregon when it entered the Union in 1859. The federal court decision in 1992 found the State of Oregon was entitled to a remaining 5,202.29 acres of public lands and ordered BLM to fulfill the remaining debt to the State of Oregon and allow land transfers to the State to "proceed to patent". This proposed action selection partially fulfills this outstanding debt.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Other
NEPA #: OR-104-05-11  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 6/14/2007
Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is required to transfer federal land to the State of Oregon (the State) in order to fulfill a legal obligation dating back to Oregon Statehood. The State filed an application with BLM on August 16, 2006 requesting the transfer of approximately 180 acres of public lands to its management. This request was made as an indemnity selection for school lands granted under the provisions of the Oregon Admission Acts, approved February 14, 1859 (11 Stat. 383).
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Roseburg District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 440-4930
Program Areas: Lands/Realty