Bureau of Land Management Accepting Comments on Proposed Rhyolite Withdrawal Extension

Nye County, NV. —The Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office is accepting comments on a proposed withdrawal extension of Public Land Order No. 7566 to protect and preserve significant cultural and recreational resources in the historic town of Rhyolite, Nevada, located in Nye County. The proposed withdrawal extension would protect 277.05 acres of public lands at the town and associated cemetery for a period of 20 years from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not the mineral leasing laws.   

The BLM today published a notice of proposed withdrawal extension in the Federal Register. This notice initiates a 90-day public comment period, allowing people to provide comments on the proposal and request a public meeting if they would like to learn more about the proposed withdrawal. 

All comments, including the name and address of respondents, will be available for public review and should be submitted to the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd, Reno, NV 89502. Comments must be received by March 20, 2023. If you would like to request a public meeting, you must also send a written request to the BLM Nevada State Director at the address above. 

If the BLM determines that a meeting is appropriate based on requests, we will notify the public of the meeting’s date, time, and location in local newspapers and on the BLM Nevada website at least 30 days before the scheduled meeting.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Perry Wickham