Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted Events: Nevada, Carson City Field Office, 49301 [E7-16992]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 28, 2007 / Notices Total Estimated Burden Hours: 17,288. Status: New Collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: August 21, 2007. Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16927 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–030–07–1232–EA–NV15; Closure Number: NV–030–07–002] Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted Events: Nevada, Carson City Field Office Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Temporary closure of affected public lands in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe and Nye Counties. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City Field Office, announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its administration in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe, and Nye Counties. This action is taken to provide for public and participant safety and to protect adjacent natural and cultural resources during the conduct of permitted special recreation events. EFFECTIVE DATES: March through November 2007. Events may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice due to weather, sudden change in resource conditions, emergency actions, or at the discretion of the authorizing officer. Fran Hull or Arthur Callan, Outdoor Recreation Planners, Carson City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada 89701, Telephone: (775) 885– 6000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) races, mountain bike races; horse pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Aug 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 March 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 on-the-ground signage, public letters, e-mail, 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: 1. Lemmon Valley MX Area: Washoe Co., T.21N R.19E Sec. 8. 2. Hungry Valley Recreation Area: Washoe Co., T.20–24N R.18–21E. 3. Pine Nut Mountains—Carson, Douglas & Lyon Counties: T.11–16N R.20–24E. 4. Virginia City/Jumbo Areas—Storey & Washoe Counties: T.16–17N R.20– 21E. 5. Yerington / Weeks Areas—Lyon Co.: T.12–16N R.23–27E. 6. Fallon Area (Including Sand Mtn.)—Churchill Co.: T.14–18N R.27– 32E. 7. Hawthorne Area—Mineral County: T.5–14N R.311/2–36E. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49301 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. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 43 CFR, part 2930. Penalties. 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. Dated: March 20, 2007. Bryant Smith, Acting Manager, Carson City Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–16992 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–200–0777–XZ–241A] Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council (Colorado) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATE: The meeting will be held September 26, 2007 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: Holy Cross Abbey Community Center, 2951 E. Highway 50, Canon City, Colorado 81212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Smith, (719) 269–8500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15 member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the Royal Gorge Field Office and San Luis Valley, Colorado. Planned agenda topics include: Manager updates on current land management issues including; a summary of current Environmental Analysis in the Royal Gorge Field Office, Travel Management Planning in the San Luis Valley and a tour, for RAC members, of the Wild Horse and Burro facility in Canon City. All meetings are open to the public. The E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-030-07-1232-EA-NV15; Closure Number: NV-030-07-002]


Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special 
Recreation Permitted Events: Nevada, Carson City Field Office

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Temporary closure of affected public lands in Lyon, Storey, 
Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe and Nye Counties.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City Field Office, 
announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its 
administration in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, 
Washoe, and Nye Counties. This action is taken to provide for public 
and participant safety and to protect adjacent natural and cultural 
resources during the conduct of permitted special recreation events.

EFFECTIVE DATES: March through November 2007. Events may be canceled or 
rescheduled with short notice due to weather, sudden change in resource 
conditions, emergency actions, or at the discretion of the authorizing 
officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fran Hull or Arthur Callan, Outdoor 
Recreation Planners, Carson City Field Office, Bureau of Land 
Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada 89701, 
Telephone: (775) 885-6000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Off Highway 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 March 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 on-the-ground 
signage, public letters, e-mail, 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:
    1. Lemmon Valley MX Area: Washoe Co., T.21N R.19E Sec. 8.
    2. Hungry Valley Recreation Area: Washoe Co., T.20-24N R.18-21E.
    3. Pine Nut Mountains--Carson, Douglas & Lyon Counties: T.11-16N 
R.20-24E.
    4. Virginia City/Jumbo Areas--Storey & Washoe Counties: T.16-17N 
R.20-21E.
    5. Yerington / Weeks Areas--Lyon Co.: T.12-16N R.23-27E.
    6. Fallon Area (Including Sand Mtn.)--Churchill Co.: T.14-18N R.27-
32E.
    7. Hawthorne Area--Mineral County: T.5-14N R.311/2-36E.
    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.

    Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 43 CFR, part 2930.

    Penalties. 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.

    Dated: March 20, 2007.
Bryant Smith,
Acting Manager, Carson City Field Office.
 [FR Doc. E7-16992 Filed 8-27-07; 8:45 am]
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