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Recordable Disclaimer of Interest

This site is intended to provide general information on recordable disclaimers of interest (RDI) and the current status of activities in Utah. 

Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Code of Federal Regulations 43 CFR 1864 allows the Secretary of the Interior, under certain conditions, to issue a "disclaimer of interest" where the disclaimer will help remove a cloud on the title of such lands. 

The objective of the disclaimer is to eliminate the necessity for court action or private legislation in those instances where the United States asserts no ownership or record interest, based on a determination by the BLM that there is a cloud on the title to the lands, attributable to the United States, and that an interest of the United States has terminated by operation of law or is otherwise invalid. 

The original regulations on Conveyances, Disclaimers and Correction Documents (43 CFR 1864) were promulgated September 6, 1984. These regulations were revised on January 6, 2003, [Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 3] effective February 5, 2003. 

Manganese Road; Washington County

The State and Washington County withdrew their RDI application for the Manganese Road on January 13, 2021.

Manganese Road RDI Application

Attachment 1 - Beginning and Endpoints Manganese Road

Attachment 2 - Centerline Description Manganese Road

Maps and Imagery

Attachment 3 - Cedar City Topo Map (1953 Rev 1961) Attachment 4 - Cedar City Topo Map (1953 Rev 1971) Attachment 5 - Cedar City Topo Map (1953 Rev 1974) Attachment 6 - Cedar City Topo Map (1958) Attachment 7 - Cedar City Topo Map (1961) Attachment 8 - Cedar City Topo Map (1962)


Attachment 39 - Manganese Road Representative Widths

Attachment 23 - Instructions for Use of Roads Viewer

Attachment 24 - Summary of State of Utah Funding for Class B Roads


Attachment 25 - Deposition of Ralph McArthur_Biography and Foundation Attachment 26 - Deposition of Ralph McArthur_Excerpts Attachment 27 - Deposition of Charles Theobald_Biography and Foundation Attachment 28 - Deposition of Charles Theobald_Excerpts Attachment 29 - Deposition of Scott Nay_Biography and Foundation Attachment 30 - Deposition of Scott Nay_Excerpts Attachment 31 - Deposition of Edward Bowler_Biograhy and Foundation Attachment 32 - Deposition of Edward Bowler _Excerpts Attachment 33 - Deposition of Fenton Bowler_Biography and Foundation Attachment 34 - Deposition of Fenton Bowler_Excerpts Attachment 35 - Deposition of Jack Holt_Biography and Foundation Attachment 36 - Deposition of Jack Holt_Excerpts Attachment 37 - Deposition of Marvin Jones_Biography and Foundation Attachment 38 - Deposition of Marvin Jones_Excerpts

Point of Contact

Project Manager
Melinda Moffitt