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Notice of Intent/Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Non-Competitive Direct Sale for the Expansion of the San Jose Cemetery, Luis Lopez, Socorro County, NM 

 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering to sell a parcel of public land containing 2.72 acres through a non-competitive (direct) sale for the expansion of an existing cemetery at not less than the appraised fair market value of $7,400 to the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe San Miguel Parish. The sale is subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the BLM land sale and mineral conveyance regulations. In accordance to Section 203 of FLPMA disposal criteria for sales, a resource management plan (RMP) amendment is required establishing the disposal criteria using the Section 202 FLPMA planning process. 

The BLM is proposing a direct sale for the following public land located in the unincorporated community of Luis Lopez in Socorro County, New Mexico. Luis Lopez lies between Socorro and San Antonio along the Rio Grande. The parcel of public land is legally described as: New Mexico Principal Meridian, New Mexico: T. 4 S., R. 1 W., Section 1, Lot 11. The area described contains 2.72 acres, in Socorro County, New Mexico. 

Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the resource management plan amendment and classification of the land for direct sale, on or before January 10, 2020.

Send written comments to the BLM Field Manager, Socorro Field Office, 901 S. Hwy 85, Socorro, New Mexico 87801. 

For further information contact: BLM Realty Specialist Virginia Alguire at (575) 838–1290 or valguire@blm.gov. 

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