ELY—The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is proposing to offer through a competitive sale three parcels totaling approximately 431.53 acres of public lands in White Pine County, Nevada. The legal land descriptions for these parcels are as follows:

•Parcel N-94524 is located approximately three miles north of Ely, Nevada off of Highway 93 in White Pine County, Nevada

T. 17 N., R. 63 E., sec. 22; NW¼SW¼, SW¼SW¼

The area described contains 80.00 acres.

•Parcel N-94525 is located approximately three miles southeast of Ely, Nevada on the west side of Highway 6 (Pioche Highway) in White Pine County, Nevada

T. 16 N., R. 63 E., sec. 26; Lot 6, Lot 8,

sec. 35; Lot4, E½NW¼NW¼, SE¼NW¼, E½SW¼NW¼

The area described contains 111.53 acres.• Parcel N-89337 is located approximately seven miles north of Ely, Nevada on the west side of Highway 93 in White Pine County, Nevada.  T. 17 N., R. 64 E., sec. 7 E½SW¼, SE;

The area described contains 240 acres.

The BLM will accept written comments on the proposal during a 15-day public comment period that concludes Monday, May 21, 2018.

The proposed sale would be conducted in accordance with the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006, complies with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and is in conformance with the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan.  Five percent of the proceeds from the proposed land sale would go to the Nevada State General Education Fund, 10-percent to White Pine County, and the remainder deposited in a special account for archaeological resources, natural resource protection, recreation and wilderness planning, and other opportunities in White Pine County.

The preliminary environmental assessment is available for the public to review at https://go.usa.gov/xQBpk. Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Bristlecone Field Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, Attn: Mindy Seal. Comments may also be submitted electronically at https://go.usa.gov/xQBpk. Maps of the proposed sale parcels are available at https://go.usa.gov/xQBpk and the Bristlecone Field Office.  Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

If, after reviewing the comments, the BLM decides to proceed with the sale, a sale date will be scheduled and announced on the BLM website and in the local media at least 15 days in advance of the sale, and a Notice of Realty Action would be published in the Federal Register at least 60 days before the sale.

For more information, contact BLM Ely District Realty Specialist Susan Grande at (775) 289-1809.