An electronic version of this Exposure Draft is available in English and Spanish from GAO's World Wide Web server at the following address:

Additional hard copies of this draft can also be obtained from Room 1100 at 700 4th St. NW, Washington, D.C., by request to U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C. 20548, or by calling (202) 512-6000, or TDD (202) 512-2537. Copies of this draft will be available in New Mexico in both languages. We are issuing this report as an Exposure Draft to identify and to gather information about community land grants that is not readily available to us in published research and public documents and to obtain comments about our definition and our identification of community land grants. We will use such information and comments to prepare a final report.

If you have any information or supporting documentation about the matters included in this Exposure Draft, we would appreciate receiving them during the comment period. All comments will be reviewed in preparation of a final GAO report.

Comments in English or Spanish should be sent by April 2, 2001, electronically through GAO’s web page (listed above), or by e-mail to, fax to 202-512-7703, or mail to the following:

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All comments should contain your name, address, phone number, fax, e-mail address, interest in land grants (e.g., heir, scholar, government official, or interested organization), and supporting documentation. For comments sent via the web page or e-mail, supporting data should be subsequently sent to Mr. Kasdan by fax or at the address above.

We will consider all comments and supporting documentation provided to us in preparation of a final report. Changes will be based on documentation. Original documentation should not be provided to GAO; we cannot return any material submitted to GAO. Any questions concerning this notice should be addressed to Mr. Kasdan or to Ms. Susan A. Poling at (202) 512-7648.

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