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Secretary of the Interior . . . . . . . . Rogers C. B. Morton
Office of Hearings and Appeals ... James M. Day, Director

Office of the Solicitor ... Mitchell Melich, Solicitor

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This volume of Decisions of the Department of the Interior covers the period from January 1, 1972 to December 31, 1972. It includes the most important administrative decisions and legal opinions that were rendered by officials of the Department during the period.

The Honorable Rogers C. B. Morton served as Secretary of the Interior during the period covered by this volume; Mr. William T. Pecora (deceased) served as Under Secretary; Messrs. Richard F. Bodman, Hollis M. Dole, John Larson, Harrison Loesch, Nathaniel Reed, James R. Smith served as Assistant Secretaries of the Interior; Mr. Mitchell Melich served as Solicitor of the Department of the Interior and Mr. Raymond C. Coulter as Deputy Solicitor. Mr. James M. Day, served as Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals.

This volume will be cited within the Department of the Interior as “79 I.D."

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Page 3—Footnote 5, correct sec. 3 (a) (4) to read 3 (e) (4).

Page 18—Headnote-Line 3 should read on such Known geologic structure, is also ***

Page 27—Headnote-Line 4 should read is scarce does not make it an “uncommon variety” ***

Page 44—Par. 1, line 9 the word seven is corrected to read eight.
Page 45—Par. 2 is changed to read: Of the claims involved in this case, the

Enterprize (Nevada 062291) is located in sec. 2, T. 15 N., R.
20 E., M.D.M., Ormisby County, Nevada, the Gypsite Placer
(Nevada 062290) in sec. 25 and 36, T. 16 N., R. 20 E., and the
War Bond, Gypsite, Gypsite Extensions 1-4, (Nevada 062289)

in sec. 31, T. 16 N., R. 21 E., M.D.M., Lyon County, Nevada.

Par. 3, the first word is changed to seven. Page 52—Right col. the fourth word of the first full paragraph is changed

to eight. Page 54—Footnote 9, correct citation to read (9th Cir. 1971).

Page 67—Right Column, Headnote 3, Line 5, begin new paragraph-Even if there is ***

Page 125—Column 2-Line 3 correct responsibility.
Page 160—Column 1, Headnote 2-Line 4 correct disclose.
Page 161-Left column, Line 4, delete a.
Page 213—Footnote 82, citation should read Koenig Aviation, Inc., ASBCA.
Page 256-Correct Pagination for Strawberry Valley from 256 to 526.
Page 382—Column 1, par. 2, 3rd line from the bottom, delete the word in.

Column 2, Line 18 delete figure 1 from citation United States

et al.
Page 397—1st col., line 1 add preceding Parentheses.
Page 398—Par. 3, line 2 add the word the survey.
Page 430_8 pt. par.—Correct stat, for treaty to read (1951.) sic.
Page 431—Renumber Preprint Nos. 7 and 8 should appear as 431A.

Page 444–Right Col. Caption "Separate Concurrence" Line 10 correct believer to believe.

Page 459-2d col.-line 8 correct citation to read United States v. United States Borax Co., 58 I.D. 426 (1943).

Page 625—2d Headnote Regulation should read 43 CFR 4.546(a).

Page 618—Col. 1, correct citation to read Public Utilities Commission v. United States, 355 U.S. 534, 539 (1958).

Page 635—Footnote 3, citations should read, Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. v. Veterans Administration, 301 F. Supp. 796 (1969) and 436 F. 2d 1363 (2d Cir. 1971).

Page 696—8 pt. par., line 20, correct citation to read 37 Stat. 678.
Page 706–Right Col. 1st par., line 8, add to citation, 79 I.D, 501.





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Eastern Associated Coal Cor391 poration 607 Estate of Akers, John J. (De

ceased Fort Peck Indian Al125 lottee No. 1921)....

Estate of Bear, Stephen, a/k/a 644 Steven Bear, Valjean Bear,

Steven P. Pete (Deceased 465 Sac and Fox)....

Estate of Blackburn, Basil. 57 Estate of Brown, Jennie L.

(Bearing Deceased Wind 539 River Allottee No. C323)..

Estate of Deepwater, Lucy 547

Hope (Deceased Shoshone

Flathead Allottee 1234, Pro 94 bate No. F-12–71)..

Estate of Feathers, Lucy 67

(Grace Medicinebird, Left532

hand, Bitner, Ridgby, White 431A

Plume or Geary) (Deceased

Arapaho of Oklahoma).......... Estate of Jones, Frank (De

ceased Fort Peck Allottee) .... 729

Estate of Kilkakhan, San

Pierre (Sam E. Hill).... 437

Estate of Reed, Crawford J. 422

(Unallotted Crow No. 6412)

Estate of Spear. 680

Estate of Stowhy, Benjamin

Harrison (Deceased Yakima 619

Allottee No. 2455 and Estate of Harrison, Mary G. Guiney

(Deceased Colville Allottee 43

No. S-925). 571 Estate of Tolbert (Talbert), 655 Grace First Eagle (Deceased

Allottee No. 1318 of the Fort 413

Peck Indian Reservation of

Estate of Track, Charles,

a/k/a Charles Afraid of His 108 Track (Deceased Fort Peck

Alaska, State of, Kenneth D.

Makepeace Appeal of C.I.C. Construction.. Appeal of Fire Detection Ser

vice, Inc...... Appeal of Granite Construc

tion Company. Appeal of John H. Moon &

Sons Appeal of Mishara Construc

tion Company, Inc... Appeal of R. A. Erwin, Con

tractor Appeal of R. H. Fulton, Con

tractor Appeal of Universal Engi

neered Systems, Inc.......... Arizona Public Service Com

Ashland Oil, Inc., et al..
Barton, Meritt N.....
Bear, Stephen, a/k/a Steven

Bear, Valjean Bear, Steven
P. Pete (Deceased Sac and

Fox) Estate of.....
Bitner, Kate and Rae Bitner,

Estates of. Blackburn, Basil, Estate of..... Branham, Wayne, t/a Mark

Alan Coal Company. Brown, Jennie L. (Bearing De

ceased Wind River Allottee

No. C323), Estate of.. Bunkowski, Henrietta and An

drew Julius Bunkowski,

United States v... Clear Creek Inn Corporation.... Clinchfield Coal Company.. Consolidation Coal Company,

Inc. Deepwater, Lucy Hope (De

ceased Shoshone-Flathead Allottee 1234, Probate No. F-12–71), Estate of...........




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