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Competitive sale of public land proposed near Fernley



CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office proposes to offer one 628-acre parcel of federally-owned public land, about two miles southwest from downtown Fernley, Nev., for sale by competitive sale. BLM is seeking public comments regarding the proposed sale on or before January 15, 2010.

The sale will not be held sooner than February 1, 2010. Bidding will begin at the appraised fair market value which will be determined by an appraisal report to be prepared by a State certified appraiser.

The public land parcel is not required for any Federal purpose and is identified for disposal in the 2001 Carson City Consolidated Resource Management Plan. The parcel meets the disposal qualification of section 205 of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) of July 25, 2000. The parcel meets Federal disposal/sale criteria because it is intermingled with private land making it difficult and uneconomic to manage. The parcel is not suitable for management by another Federal department or agency, and has not been identified for transfer to the State or any other local government or nonprofit organization.

Under FLTFA, four percent of the land sale proceeds go to the State of Nevada for education. Eighty percent of the remaining proceeds are used to acquire environmentally sensitive land and 20 percent of the remainder is reserved for land disposal administration costs.

For information regarding the sale contact J. Fred Slagle, lead realty specialist (sales) at 775-885-6115.

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