The United States Army is requesting the withdrawal of 33.125 square miles of public land. This process will add 21,200 acres to the Yuma Proving Ground and prohibit mining and other forms of multiple use within the area.
Notice of Withdrawal Application and Notice of Public Meetings for the Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona
Published on 2022-04-04 in the Federal Register.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR – Notice of withdrawal application.
The United States Army (Army) filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting a withdrawal and reservation of 21,200 acres of public lands from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including location and entry under the United States mining laws, and from leasing under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, and 800 acres of Federal surface estate public lands from appropriation under the public land laws for an indefinite period for defense purposes as an addition to the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) located in La Paz and Yuma Counties, Arizona, subject to valid existing rights. Any decision about the application will be made by the United States Congress. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years and announces to the public an opportunity to comment and participate in public meetings on the Army's application for withdrawal.
How To Comment:Comments close on: 2022-07-05
Comments must be received by July 5, 2022. In addition, the Army and the BLM will host virtual public meetings addressing the requested withdrawal and the associated environmental review process. The dates and instructions for the public meetings are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
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