Washington : Government Printing Office
By virtue of the authority vested in the President by section 1 of the act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 847, 43 U.S.C. 141), as amended, and pursuant to Executive Order No. 10355 of May 26, 1952 (17 F.R. 4831), it is ordered as follows:
1. Paragraph 1 of Public Land Order No. 4582 of January 17, 1969, as amended by Public Land Order No. 4962 of December 8, 1970, is modified to read as follows:
1. Subject to valid existing rights, and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth, all public lands in Alaska which are unreserved or which would otherwise become unreserved prior to the expiration of this order, are hereby withdrawn from all forms of appropriation and disposition under the public land laws (except locations for metalliferous minerals), including selection by the State of Alaska pursuant to the Alaska Statehood Act (72 Stat. 339), and from leasing under the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437; 30 U.S.C. 181, et seq.), as amended and
reserved under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for the determination and protection of the rights of the native Aleuts, Eskimos, and Indians of Alaska. The withdrawal and reservation created by this order shall expire at 12 (midnight), prevailing Alaska time, on the day the First Session of the 92d Congress of the United States shall be officially adjourned or 12 (midnight), prevailing Alaska time, on the day legislation for the determination and protection of the rights of the native Aleuts, Eskimos, and Indians of Alaska shall become law, whichever shall occur first. Said date shall be hereinafter referred to as the "Expiration Date."
2. All prior modifications and amendments of Public Land Order No. 4582, including Public Land Order No. 4962 and all modifications and amendments thereof, are hereby continued in full force and effect until the expiration date.
3. This order shall become effective upon publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER (6-24-71).
ROGERS C. B. MORTON,
Secretary of the Interior.