Federal Register: May 2, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 86)
DOCID: fr02my08-114 FR Doc E8-9674
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Land Management Bureau
NV ID: [NV-030-08-1232-EA-NV15; 8-08807; TAS: 14X5413]
ACTION: Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted Events on Public Lands Managed by the Carson City Field Office, Nevada
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will effect temporary closure of certain public lands in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe, and Nye counties at various dates and locations to provide for public and participant safety and to protect adjacent natural and cultural resources during the conduct of permitted special recreation events.
Events on Public Lands Managed by the Carson City Field Office, Nevada,
These closures (Closure Number: NV-030-08-
001) are authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and
Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. This notice applies to
public lands directly affected by and adjacent to competitive special
events for which a BLM Special Recreation Permit (SRP) has been
authorized. Examples of events include: motorized offhighway vehicle
(OHV) races, mountain bike races; horse endurance rides and field dog
trials. Race and ride events are conducted along dirt roads, trails,
and washes approved for such use; field dog trials occur over specified
acreages. One or more special events occur monthly from April through
November. Unless otherwise posted, race closure periods are from 5 a.m.
race day until race finish or until the event has cleared between
affected check point locations. Closures may occupy 2 to 24 hour
periods. The general public will be advised of event and closure
specifics via ontheground signage, public letters, email, or local
newspaper notices. The public may call to confirm or discuss closures
at anytime prior to an announced event date. Locations commonly used for permitted events include, but are not limited to:
Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada
1. Lemmon Valley MX AreaWashoe County
T. 21 N., R.19 E., Sec. 8.
2. Hungry Valley Recreation AreaWashoe County
T. 2024 N., R.1821 E.
3. Pine Nut MountainsCarson, Douglas and Lyon Counties
T. 1116 N., R. 2024 E.
4. Virginia City/Jumbo AreasStorey and Washoe Counties
T.1617 N., R. 2021 E.
5. Yerington/Weeks AreasLyon County
T.1216 N., R. 2327 E.
6. Fallon Area (Including Sand Mountain)Churchill County
T.1418 N., R. 2732 E.
7. Hawthorne AreaMineral County
T. 514 N., R. 31\1/2\36 E.
8. Vegas to Reno OHV Race Route: Nye, Mineral, Churchill, and Lyon Counties in the Vicinity of Highway 95 From South to North
Marking and effect of closure: BLM lands to be temporarily closed to public use include the length, width and certain lands adjacent to those roads, trails or areas identified as the race route or event area by colorful flagging, chalk arrows in the dirt and directional arrows attached to wooden stakes. The authorized applicants or their representatives are authorized and required to post warning signs, control access to, and clearly mark the event routes and areas, common access roads and road crossings during closure periods. Spectator and support vehicles may be driven on open roads only. Spectators may observe motorized race events from specified locations (such as designated spectator, pit and check point areas) or as directed by event and agency officials.
Other permitted and recreational uses generally affected by a temporary
closure include: road and trail uses for livestock management and mineral exploration, utility maintenance, casual public land exploration, camping, hunting, or shooting of any kind of weapon including paint ball.
Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to event officials, medical/rescue, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events.
Penalties: In accordance with the applicable provisions of 43 U.S.C. 1733 any person failing to comply with the closure orders may be subject to imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or a fine in accordance with the applicable provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3571 or both.
Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 43 CFR, part 2930.
Dated: April 14, 2008.
Donald T. Hicks,
Manager, Carson City Field Office.
[FR Doc. E89674 Filed 5108; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310HCP
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Arthur Callan, (775) 885-6000.