Notice of Special Recreation Permit Fee Adjustments and Supplementary Rule Revision for Use of All Arizona and California Long-Term Visitor Areas, 54450-54454 [E7-18896]

Download as PDF 54450 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices of the decision will also be published four times in the Bristol Bay Times. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until October 25, 2007 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Michael Bilancione, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E7–18880 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–027–1020–PI–020H; HAG–07–0204] Date Change for Steens Mountain Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Burns District, Interior. ACTION: Change of Meeting Date. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The November 15 and 16, 2007, Steens Mountain Advisory Council meeting has been changed to December 6 and 7, 2007. The original Federal Register notice announcing the meeting was published January 18, 2007, page 2306. The meeting session will begin both days at 8 a.m., local time, and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. on day one and at approximately 2 p.m. on day two. The entire meeting is open to the public with public comment scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. both days. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Land Management, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the Steens Mountain Advisory Council may be obtained from Rhonda Karges, Environmental Protection Specialist, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, (541) 573– 4433 or Rhonda_Karges@blm.gov. Dated: September 19, 2007. Dana R. Shuford, Burns District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–18878 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–320–07–1232–FH–AZ21; 1232] Notice of Special Recreation Permit Fee Adjustments and Supplementary Rule Revision for Use of All Arizona and California Long-Term Visitor Areas Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Adjustment of Special Recreation Permit fees and revision of supplementary rules for Long-Term Visitor Areas managed by the California Desert District, California, and the Colorado River District, Arizona. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma, Palm Springs-South Coast, and El Centro Field Offices are: (1) Adjusting the Special Recreation Permit (SRP) fees for recreational use of Long-Term Visitor Areas (LTVA), and (2) amending the supplementary rules applying to the LTVA Program. The BLM State Directors are authorized to adjust SRP fees for recreational use of special areas, as they find it necessary (43 CFR 2932.31(d)). The amendment of the supplementary rules is only a technical change that eliminates the need to reprint the Supplementary Rule pamphlet after every change in the LTVA fee schedule. The amendment is not a substantive change in the visitor rules of conduct for the LTVAs. DATES: Effective date: September 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may send inquiries or suggestions to the BLM Yuma Field Office, 2555 East Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, Arizona 85365; the BLM Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office, P.O. Box 581260 (690 West Garnet Avenue); the North Palm Springs, California 92258; or the BLM El Centro Field Office, 1661 South 4th Street, El Centro, California 92243. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BLM Yuma Field Office, Mark Lowans, PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Assistant Field Manager for Recreation and Visitor Services, 928–317–3200; BLM Palm Springs Field Office, Mona Daniels, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 760–251–4800; or BLM El Centro Field Office, Dallas Meeks, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 760–337–4400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Discussion of the LTVA Program The BLM’s LTVA program was established in 1983 to meet the longterm camping needs of winter visitors staying on the public lands. The LTVAs have been designated as ‘‘special areas’’ where it has been determined that the resources require special management and control measures for their protection, and where a permit system for individual use would achieve management objectives. All of the LTVAs have been designated as special areas in compliance with the BLM’s land use planning process, outlined in 43 CFR part 1600 et seq. The designation of LTVAs ensures that suitable locations are available for longterm use year after year and that areas with sensitive natural and cultural resources are not used for extended periods of time. The requirements for special areas can be found in 43 CFR part 2932 et seq. The BLM manages seven LTVAs. The Yuma Field Office manages the La Posa and Imperial Dam LTVAs; the El Centro Field Office manages the Tamarisk, Pilot Knob, and Hot Spring LTVAs; and the Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office manages the Mule Mountain and Midland LTVAs. The LTVAs are located in La Paz County, Arizona, and Imperial and Riverside Counties, California. II. Discussion of Special Recreation Permit Fees Visitors must purchase a long-term or short-visit SRP for recreational use of the LTVAs. An SRP for use of the LTVAs is valid at all seven LTVAs for the duration of the permit’s validity. Except for areas closed to camping and other designated recreation fee sites, visitors may stay free of charge on public lands outside of LTVAs for up to 14 days in any 28-day period. The BLM has periodically adjusted SRP fees for use of the LTVAs since the LTVA program began to cover rising labor, administrative, and supply costs. The LTVA SRP fees were last adjusted in 2003. The following LTVA fee adjustments will be implemented on September 25, 2007: Increase the longterm (7-month) permit fee from $140 to $180, and increase the short-visit (14day) permit fee from $30 to $40. The authority for the BLM to require the purchase of a SRP for recreational E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES use within special areas is contained in 43 CFR 2932.11(b). The authority for the BLM State Directors to adjust SRP fees for use of special areas is contained in 43 CFR 2932.31(d)(2). III. Discussion of Public Outreach Efforts The LTVA fees were originally proposed to be adjusted in the BLM Yuma Field Office’s Draft Recreation and Visitor Services Business Plan. The draft business plan was released for a 30-day public review and comment period in November 2005 and again in December 2006. During both public review and comment periods, the BLM posted the business plan on the BLM Yuma Field Office Web site and placed public notices in two local newspapers and on all LTVA informational kiosks. For the 2005 public review and comment period, postcards were sent to over 1,700 individuals, organizations, and agencies notifying them of the business plan’s proposals and their opportunity to comment. During the 2006 public review and comment period, the BLM held two informational meetings at the LTVAs to describe the proposed fee adjustments. Approximately 150 people attended the meetings. The BLM received 111 written comments concerning the LTVA fee adjustment proposals, with 55 comments received in 2005 and 56 received in 2006. Of these 111 comments, 22 supported the proposed LTVA fees; 28 supported the proposed fees, but recommended reducing the amount of the increase; 51 opposed the proposed fees; 9 did not support or oppose the fees, but recommended recreation facility improvement projects for the BLM to prioritize; and 1 comment was outside the scope of the business plan. Comments were accepted via mail, fax, or e-mail, and no comment was received from recreational clubs or organizations. The BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service recreation fee proposals in Arizona. On March 8, 2007, the BLM presented the LTVA fee adjustment proposal and public comment results to the Arizona RAC. A Federal Register notice was published alerting the public of the March meeting and their opportunity to provide comments on the fee proposals, and no public comment was received. After the hearing, the Arizona RAC voted to support the LTVA fee proposal as presented and recommended that the BLM proceed with its implementation. The public had opportunity to comment on this procedure during the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 comment periods discussed in this section of the preamble, and this technical amendment of the supplementary rules simply effectuates the procedure for adjusting fees presented in the Federal Register notice of February 26, 2007 (72 FR 8396), which invited comment at the RAC meeting that it announced. The Department of the Interior, therefore, for good cause finds under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d)(3) that notice and public comment procedures are unnecessary, and that the rule may be effective the date of publication. IV. Discussion of Supplementary Rules The supplementary LTVA rules apply year-round to all public land users within the LTVAs in Arizona and California. The BLM has determined that these supplementary rules for visitor conduct are necessary to provide for public safety and health and to reduce the potential damage to natural and cultural resources of the public lands. The supplementary rules have been developed to meet the goals and objectives of the three Field Office resource management plans. Pamphlets with these rules are available in each Field Office managing an LTVA, are posted at all LTVA sites and facilities, and are provided to all visitors who purchase an LTVA permit. The revision of the supplementary LTVA rules would affect Section 1 only. Section 1 currently reads as follows: Section 1. Permit Requirements and Fees You must have a permit to camp in a designated LTVA between September 15 and April 15. The permit authorizes you to camp within any designated LTVA using those camping or dwelling unit(s) indicated on the permit between the periods from September 15 to April 15. There are two types of permits: Long-Term and Short-Visit. The long-term permit fee is $140, U.S. funds only, for the entire season or any part of the season. The short-visit permit is $30, U.S. funds only, for 14 consecutive days. The short-visit permit may be renewed an unlimited number of times for the cost of $30 for 14 consecutive days. The BLM will not refund permit fees. The BLM is revising Section 1 of the supplementary LTVA rules to read as follows: Section 1. Permit Requirements and Fees You must have a permit to use a designated LTVA between September 15 and April 15. The permit authorizes you to camp within any designated LTVA using those camping or dwelling unit(s) indicated on the permit between the periods from September 15 to April 15. There are two types of permits: Long-Term and Short-Visit. The long-term permit is valid for the entire season or any part of the season. The short-visit permit is valid for 14 consecutive days, and may be PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54451 renewed an unlimited number of times for the cost of the permit. LTVA users must pay the cost of the fee indicated on the LTVA permit, U.S. funds only, before or upon arrival. The BLM will not refund permit fees. As Section 1 of the supplementary LTVA rules now reads, the BLM must pay to have the entire LTVA rule pamphlet reprinted and redistributed every time the LTVA fees are adjusted. The revision of the supplementary LTVA rules will reduce the BLM’s longterm costs associated with the printing and distribution of the LTVA rule pamphlet. The BLM would continue to allow for comment on future LTVA fee adjustment proposals through public review meetings, announcements, and comment periods of LTVA program business plans, Federal Register notices, and other appropriate means as required by Federal law and BLM policy. The authority for establishing supplementary rules is contained in 43 CFR 8365.1–6. Violations of supplementary rules are punishable by a fine not to exceed $100,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, as provided in Section 303 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1733), and the Sentencing Reform Act (18 U.S.C. 3571). V. Procedural Information Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review The LTVA fee adjustments and supplementary rule revision are not significant regulatory actions and are not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under E.O. 12866. The actions would not have an effect of $1,000,000 or more on the economy. They are directed at the effective management of the BLM’s LTVA Program. They would not adversely affect, in a material way, the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or communities. These actions do not create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency. The actions would not alter the budgetary effects of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights or obligations of their recipients; nor would they raise novel legal or policy issues. Clarity of the Proposed SRP Fee Adjustments and Supplementary Rule Revision E.O. 12866 requires each agency to write regulations that are simple and easy to understand. We invite your E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 54452 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES comments on how to make these proposed supplementary rules easier to understand, including answers to questions such as the following: (1) Are the requirements in the proposed supplementary rules clearly stated? (2) Do the proposed supplementary rules contain technical language or jargon that interferes with their clarity? (3) Does the format of the supplementary rules (grouping and order of sections, use of headings, paragraphing, etc.) aid or reduce their clarity? (4) Would the supplementary rules be easier to understand if they were divided into more (but shorter) sections? (5) Is the description of the supplementary rules in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this preamble helpful to your understanding of the proposed supplementary rules? (6) How could this description be more helpful in making the supplementary rules easier to understand? Please send any comments you have on the clarity of the supplementary rules to the address specified in the ADDRESSES section. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 The BLM has prepared National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, including the Yuma District Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (1988), the La Posa Interdisciplinary Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (1997), and the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (1980), for the delineation and management of the LTVA program that this amended supplementary rule supports. These NEPA documents concluded that the designation of LTVAs, the collection of SRP fees, and the supplementary LTVA rules do not constitute major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment under Section 102(2)(C) of NEPA and 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C). All relevant NEPA documents are available for public review within the BLM Field Offices listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Furthermore, the BLM has determined that this rule is administrative and involves only procedural changes addressing fee requirements. Therefore, it is categorically excluded from environmental review under Section 102(2)(C) of NEPA, pursuant to 516 Departmental Manual (DM) 2.3A and 516 DM 2, Appendix 1, Item 1.10. In addition, the rule does not meet any of the 10 criteria for exceptions to categorical exclusions listed in 516 DM 2, Appendix 2. Pursuant to Council on VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1508.4) and the environmental policies and procedures of the DOI, the term ‘‘categorical exclusions’’ means categories of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and which have been found to have no such effect in procedures adopted by a Federal agency and therefore require neither an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement. Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 Congress enacted the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, to ensure that government regulations do not unnecessarily or disproportionately burden small entities. The RFA requires a regulatory flexibility analysis if a rule would have a significant economic impact, either detrimental or beneficial, on a substantial number of small entities. The fees and supplementary rules for the BLM’s LTVA Program do not pertain specifically to commercial or governmental entities of any size but contain rules to protect the health and safety of individuals, property, and resources on the public lands. Therefore, the BLM has determined under the RFA that the proposals do not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 The supplementary LTVA rules do not constitute a major rule as defined in the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act at 5 U.S.C. 804(2). The supplementary rules pertain only to individuals who purchase an SRP for recreational use of the LTVAs. In this respect, the regulation of such use is necessary to protect the public lands, facilities, and those, including small business concessionaires, who use them. The supplementary rules have no effect on business, commercial, or industrial uses of the public lands. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 The actions do not impose an unfunded mandate on state, local, or tribal governments or the private sector of more than $1,000,000 per year, nor do these proposals have a significant or unique effect on state, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. The actions do not require any actions of state, local, or tribal governments. Therefore, the BLM is not required to prepare a statement containing the information required by the Unfunded PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference With Constitutionally Protected Property Rights (Takings) The actions do not represent a government action capable of interfering with constitutionally protected property rights. The proposals do not address property rights in any form and do not cause the impairment of anyone’s property rights. Therefore, DOI has determined that the proposals would not cause a taking of private property or require further discussion of takings implications under this E.O. E.O. 13132, Federalism The actions would not have a substantial direct effect on states, on the relationship between the National Government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. The supplementary rules apply in Arizona and California and do not address jurisdictional issues involving the State governments. Therefore, in accordance with E.O. 13132, the BLM has determined that these actions do not have sufficient Federalism implications to warrant preparation of a Federalism Assessment. E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments In accordance with E.O. 13175, we have found that these actions would not include policies that have tribal implications. The actions would not affect lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos. The supplementary rules would apply only to persons engaged in long-term camping on certain designated public lands in Arizona and California. E.O. 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use The actions are not a significant energy action and would not have an adverse effect on energy supplies. The actions would have no discernible effect on the production or sale of energy minerals. Any effect on the consumption of energy minerals, either from visitors traveling to the LTVAs or from the manufacture of camping, mobile home, or trailer equipment, would be imperceptible. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 The supplementary rules do not contain information collection requirements that the Office of E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices Management and Budget must approve under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Author The principal author of this notice is Aaron Curtis, assisted by Mark Lowans, both of the BLM Yuma Field Office, Arizona. Notwithstanding the fact that only Section 1 of the supplementary rules for LTVAs is being amended by removing reference to specific dollar amounts, we present in this notice the new fee schedule and the entire set of supplementary rules for the convenience of the public. If there is a future need to adjust the LTVA fees, notice of that adjustment would be provided in accordance with the requirements of the Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108– 447) and/or other applicable authority, and specific dollar amounts would be posted on site and published in local newspapers of general circulation. For the reasons stated in the Preamble, and under the authority of 43 CFR 2932.31 and 43 CFR 8365.1–6, the BLM is adjusting the Special Recreation Permit fees and revising the supplementary rules for recreational use of Long-Term Visitor Areas in Arizona and California as follows: Special recreation permit fees for use of long term visitor areas in Arizona and California, effective September 25, 2007. Long-term permit (valid for up to 7 months): $180.00 Short-visit permit (valid for 14 days): $40.00 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Supplementary Rules for Use of LongTerm Visitor Areas in Arizona and California The following are the supplementary rules for the designated Long-Term Visitor Areas (LTVA), and are in addition to the rules of conduct set forth in 43 CFR subpart 8365. The supplementary rules apply year-long to all public land users who enter the LTVAs. Section 1. Permit Requirements and Fees You must have a permit to use a designated LTVA between September 15 and April 15. The permit authorizes you to camp within any designated LTVA using those camping or dwelling unit(s) indicated on the permit between the periods from September 15 to April 15. There are two types of permits: Longterm and Short-visit. The long-term permit is valid for the entire season or any part of the season. The short-visit permit is valid for 14 consecutive days, and may be renewed an unlimited VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 number of times for the cost of the permit. LTVA users must pay the cost of the fee indicated on the LTVA permit, U.S. funds only, upon arrival. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will not refund permit fees. Section 2. Displaying the Permit To make it valid, at the time of purchase, you must affix your short-visit permit decal or long-term permit decal, using the adhesive backing, to the bottom right-hand corner of the windshield of all transportation vehicles and in a clearly visible location on all camping units. You may use no more than two secondary vehicles within the LTVA. Section 3. Permit Transfers You may not reassign or transfer your permit. Section 4. Permit Revocation An authorized BLM officer may revoke, without reimbursement, your LTVA permit if you violate any BLM rule or regulation, or if your conduct or that of your family, guest, or pets is inconsistent with the goal of BLM’s LTVA Program. Failure to return any LTVA permit to an authorized BLM officer upon demand is a violation of these supplementary rules. If the BLM revokes your permit, you must remove all of your property and leave the LTVA system within 12 hours of notice, and you may not enter any other LTVA in Arizona or California for the remainder of the LTVA season. Section 5. Unoccupied Camping Units Do not leave your LTVA camping unit or campsite unoccupied for a period of greater than 5 days unless an authorized BLM officer approves in advance. Section 6. Parking For your safety and privacy, you must maintain a minimum of 15 feet of space between dwelling units. Section 7. Removal of Wheels and Campers Campers, trailers, and other dwelling units must remain mobile. Wheels must remain on all wheeled vehicles. You may set trailers and pickup campers on jacks manufactured for that purpose. Section 8. Quiet Hours Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. under applicable state time zone standards, or as otherwise posted. Section 9. Noise Do not operate audio devices or motorized equipment, including generators, in a manner that makes PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54453 unreasonable noise as determined by the authorized BLM officer. Outdoor amplified music is allowed only within La Posa and Imperial Dam LTVAs and only in locations designated by the BLM and when approved in advance by an authorized BLM officer. Section 10. Access Do not block roads or trails commonly in public use with your parked vehicles, stones, wooden barricades, or by any other means. Section 11. Structures and Landscaping a. Fixed fences, dog runs, storage units, windbreaks, and other such structures are prohibited. Temporary structures of these types must conform to posted policies. b. Do not alter the natural landscape by painting rocks or defacing or damaging any natural or archaeological feature. Section 12. Livestock Boarding or keeping livestock (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, etc.) within LTVA boundaries is prohibited. Section 13. Pets Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Keep an eye on your pets. Unattended and unwatched pets may fall prey to coyotes or other desert predators. You are responsible for cleanup and sanitary disposal of your pet’s waste. Section 14. Cultural Resources Do not disturb any archaeological or historical values including, but not limited to, petroglyphs, ruins, historic buildings, and artifacts that may occur on public lands. Section 15. Trash You must place all trash in designated receptacles. Public trash facilities are shown in the LTVA brochure. Do not deposit trash or holding-tank sewage in vault toilets. An LTVA permit is required for trash disposal within all LTVA campgrounds. You may not change motor oil, vehicular fluids, or dispose of or possess these used substances within an LTVA. Section 16. Dumping Do not dump sewage, gray water, or garbage on the ground. This includes motor oil and any other waste products. Federal, State, and county sanitation laws and county ordinance specifically prohibit these practices. Sanitary dump station locations are shown in the LTVA brochure. You must have an LTVA permit for dumping within all LTVA campgrounds. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 54454 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices Section 17. Self-Contained Vehicles a. In Pilot Knob, Midland, Tamarisk, and Hot Springs LTVAs, you may camp only in self-contained camping units. The La Posa, Imperial Dam, and Mule Mountain LTVAs are restricted to selfcontained camping units, except within 500 feet of a vault or restroom. b. Self-contained camping units must have a permanent, affixed waste water holding tank of 10-gallon minimum capacity. The BLM does not consider port-a-potty systems, systems that utilize portable holding tanks, or permanent holding tanks of less than 10-gallon capacity, to be self-contained. Section 27. Hot Springs Spa and Day Use Area Food, beverages, glass containers, soap, pets, and/or motorized vehicles are prohibited within the fenced-in area at the Hot Springs Spa. Day use hours are 5 a.m. to midnight. Section 28. Mule Mountain LTVA You may camp only at designated sites within Wiley’s Well and Coon Hollow campgrounds. You may have only 1 camping or dwelling unit per site. You may have campfires in LTVAs, subject to all local, State, and Federal regulations. You must comply with posted rules. Section 19. Wood Collection Do not collect wood within LTVAs. You may not possess native firewood(i.e., mesquite, ironwood, palo verde) within LTVAs. Please contact the nearest BLM office for current regulations concerning wood collection. Section 20. Speed Limit The speed limit in LTVAs is 15 miles per hour or as otherwise posted. Section 21. Off-Highway Vehicle Use Bureau of Land Management [CO 931 1220 PA] AGENCY: You may enter La Posa LTVA only by legal access roads along U.S. Highway 95. Do not create or use any other access points. Do not remove or modify barricades, such as fences, ditches, and berms. Section 31. Posted Rules You must observe and obey all posted rules. Individual LTVAs may have additional specific rules in addition to these supplementary rules. If posted rules differ from these supplementary rules, the posted rules take precedence. Do not operate any vehicle in violation of State or local laws and regulations relating to use, standards, registration, operation, and inspection. If you hold an LTVA permit, you must observe and obey all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations applicable to the LTVA. Section 33. Campsite Maintenance Section 23. Firearms Do not discharge or otherwise use firearms or weapons inside or within 1/ 2 mile of LTVAs. You must keep the LTVA and, specifically, your campsite, in a neat, orderly, and sanitary condition. Section 34. Length of Stay Section 24. Vending Permits You must have a vending permit to carry on any commercial activity. Please contact the nearest BLM office for information on vending or concession permits. Section 25. Aircraft Use Do not land or take off in aircraft, including ultralights and hot air balloons, in LTVAs. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Proposed Supplementary Rule to Establish Application Fees for Commercial, Competitive, and Organized Group Activity and Event Special Recreation Permits Section 22. Vehicle Use Section 26. Perimeter Camping Do not camp within 1 mile outside the boundaries of Hot Springs, Tamarisk, and Pilot Knob LTVAs and within 2 miles outside the boundary of Midland LTVA. Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 4310–32–P Section 29. Imperial Dam and La Posa LTVAs Do not camp overnight in desert washes in Imperial Dam and La Posa LTVAs. Section 32. Other Laws Motorized vehicles must remain on existing roads, trails, and washes. 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Helen M. Hankins, Arizona Associate State Director. Mike Pool, California State Director. [FR Doc. E7–18896 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] Section 30. La Posa LTVA Section 18. Campfires VerDate Aug<31>2005 Authorities: 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. Between April 16 and September 14, you may stay in an LTVA only 14 days in any 28-day period. After your 14th day of occupation at an LTVA, you must move outside of a 25-mile radius of that LTVA. Section 35. Penalties Under 43 CFR 2932.56(b), if you knowingly and willfully violate or fail to comply with any of the supplementary rules provided in this notice, the BLM will revoke your LTVA permit. You may also be subject to issuance of a citation and/or arrest with a fine under 18 U.S.C. 3571 and/or imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. 3581, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)). PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed supplementary rule; Correction. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register of September 11, 2007, a document concerning a proposal to establish supplementary rules addressing Special Recreation Permit (SRP) fees. Inadvertently an effective date, October 1, 2007, was inserted in the SUMMARY section of the proposed rule. The document also included a penalty section that was inappropriate for the requirement in the proposed supplementary rule. This correction notice also removes that penalty provision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Placchi, Outdoor Recreation Planner Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield, Lakefield, Colorado 80215, (303) 239–3832. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM published a document in the Federal Register of September 11, 2007 (72 FR 51835) giving the incorrect date of October 1, 2007, as the date the proposed fees would become effective. This correction removes that date and revises the language published on September 11, 2007. Corrections In the Federal Register of September 11, 2007, in FR Doc. E7–17827, make the following corrections: On page 51834, in the third column, correct the sixth (6th) sentence of the SUMMARY to read as follows: SUMMARY: * * * The proposed application fees are: New Special Recreation Permits— $100 Renewals (re-issuance of expiring/ expired permits)—$50 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-320-07-1232-FH-AZ21; 1232]


Notice of Special Recreation Permit Fee Adjustments and 
Supplementary Rule Revision for Use of All Arizona and California Long-
Term Visitor Areas

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Adjustment of Special Recreation Permit fees and revision of 
supplementary rules for Long-Term Visitor Areas managed by the 
California Desert District, California, and the Colorado River 
District, Arizona.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma, Palm Springs-South 
Coast, and El Centro Field Offices are: (1) Adjusting the Special 
Recreation Permit (SRP) fees for recreational use of Long-Term Visitor 
Areas (LTVA), and (2) amending the supplementary rules applying to the 
LTVA Program. The BLM State Directors are authorized to adjust SRP fees 
for recreational use of special areas, as they find it necessary (43 
CFR 2932.31(d)). The amendment of the supplementary rules is only a 
technical change that eliminates the need to reprint the Supplementary 
Rule pamphlet after every change in the LTVA fee schedule. The 
amendment is not a substantive change in the visitor rules of conduct 
for the LTVAs.

DATES: Effective date: September 25, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may send inquiries or suggestions to the BLM Yuma Field 
Office, 2555 East Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, Arizona 85365; the BLM Palm 
Springs/South Coast Field Office, P.O. Box 581260 (690 West Garnet 
Avenue); the North Palm Springs, California 92258; or the BLM El Centro 
Field Office, 1661 South 4th Street, El Centro, California 92243.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BLM Yuma Field Office, Mark Lowans, 
Assistant Field Manager for Recreation and Visitor Services, 928-317-
3200; BLM Palm Springs Field Office, Mona Daniels, Outdoor Recreation 
Planner, 760-251-4800; or BLM El Centro Field Office, Dallas Meeks, 
Outdoor Recreation Planner, 760-337-4400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Discussion of the LTVA Program

    The BLM's LTVA program was established in 1983 to meet the long-
term camping needs of winter visitors staying on the public lands. The 
LTVAs have been designated as ``special areas'' where it has been 
determined that the resources require special management and control 
measures for their protection, and where a permit system for individual 
use would achieve management objectives. All of the LTVAs have been 
designated as special areas in compliance with the BLM's land use 
planning process, outlined in 43 CFR part 1600 et seq. The designation 
of LTVAs ensures that suitable locations are available for long-term 
use year after year and that areas with sensitive natural and cultural 
resources are not used for extended periods of time. The requirements 
for special areas can be found in 43 CFR part 2932 et seq.
    The BLM manages seven LTVAs. The Yuma Field Office manages the La 
Posa and Imperial Dam LTVAs; the El Centro Field Office manages the 
Tamarisk, Pilot Knob, and Hot Spring LTVAs; and the Palm Springs/South 
Coast Field Office manages the Mule Mountain and Midland LTVAs. The 
LTVAs are located in La Paz County, Arizona, and Imperial and Riverside 
Counties, California.

II. Discussion of Special Recreation Permit Fees

    Visitors must purchase a long-term or short-visit SRP for 
recreational use of the LTVAs. An SRP for use of the LTVAs is valid at 
all seven LTVAs for the duration of the permit's validity. Except for 
areas closed to camping and other designated recreation fee sites, 
visitors may stay free of charge on public lands outside of LTVAs for 
up to 14 days in any 28-day period.
    The BLM has periodically adjusted SRP fees for use of the LTVAs 
since the LTVA program began to cover rising labor, administrative, and 
supply costs. The LTVA SRP fees were last adjusted in 2003. The 
following LTVA fee adjustments will be implemented on September 25, 
2007: Increase the long-term (7-month) permit fee from $140 to $180, 
and increase the short-visit (14-day) permit fee from $30 to $40.
    The authority for the BLM to require the purchase of a SRP for 
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use within special areas is contained in 43 CFR 2932.11(b). The 
authority for the BLM State Directors to adjust SRP fees for use of 
special areas is contained in 43 CFR 2932.31(d)(2).

III. Discussion of Public Outreach Efforts

    The LTVA fees were originally proposed to be adjusted in the BLM 
Yuma Field Office's Draft Recreation and Visitor Services Business 
Plan. The draft business plan was released for a 30-day public review 
and comment period in November 2005 and again in December 2006. During 
both public review and comment periods, the BLM posted the business 
plan on the BLM Yuma Field Office Web site and placed public notices in 
two local newspapers and on all LTVA informational kiosks. For the 2005 
public review and comment period, postcards were sent to over 1,700 
individuals, organizations, and agencies notifying them of the business 
plan's proposals and their opportunity to comment. During the 2006 
public review and comment period, the BLM held two informational 
meetings at the LTVAs to describe the proposed fee adjustments. 
Approximately 150 people attended the meetings.
    The BLM received 111 written comments concerning the LTVA fee 
adjustment proposals, with 55 comments received in 2005 and 56 received 
in 2006. Of these 111 comments, 22 supported the proposed LTVA fees; 28 
supported the proposed fees, but recommended reducing the amount of the 
increase; 51 opposed the proposed fees; 9 did not support or oppose the 
fees, but recommended recreation facility improvement projects for the 
BLM to prioritize; and 1 comment was outside the scope of the business 
plan. Comments were accepted via mail, fax, or e-mail, and no comment 
was received from recreational clubs or organizations.
    The BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) has the authority 
to review all BLM and Forest Service recreation fee proposals in 
Arizona. On March 8, 2007, the BLM presented the LTVA fee adjustment 
proposal and public comment results to the Arizona RAC. A Federal 
Register notice was published alerting the public of the March meeting 
and their opportunity to provide comments on the fee proposals, and no 
public comment was received. After the hearing, the Arizona RAC voted 
to support the LTVA fee proposal as presented and recommended that the 
BLM proceed with its implementation.
    The public had opportunity to comment on this procedure during the 
comment periods discussed in this section of the preamble, and this 
technical amendment of the supplementary rules simply effectuates the 
procedure for adjusting fees presented in the Federal Register notice 
of February 26, 2007 (72 FR 8396), which invited comment at the RAC 
meeting that it announced. The Department of the Interior, therefore, 
for good cause finds under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d)(3) that notice 
and public comment procedures are unnecessary, and that the rule may be 
effective the date of publication.

IV. Discussion of Supplementary Rules

    The supplementary LTVA rules apply year-round to all public land 
users within the LTVAs in Arizona and California. The BLM has 
determined that these supplementary rules for visitor conduct are 
necessary to provide for public safety and health and to reduce the 
potential damage to natural and cultural resources of the public lands. 
The supplementary rules have been developed to meet the goals and 
objectives of the three Field Office resource management plans. 
Pamphlets with these rules are available in each Field Office managing 
an LTVA, are posted at all LTVA sites and facilities, and are provided 
to all visitors who purchase an LTVA permit.
    The revision of the supplementary LTVA rules would affect Section 1 
only. Section 1 currently reads as follows:

Section 1. Permit Requirements and Fees

    You must have a permit to camp in a designated LTVA between 
September 15 and April 15. The permit authorizes you to camp within 
any designated LTVA using those camping or dwelling unit(s) 
indicated on the permit between the periods from September 15 to 
April 15. There are two types of permits: Long-Term and Short-Visit. 
The long-term permit fee is $140, U.S. funds only, for the entire 
season or any part of the season. The short-visit permit is $30, 
U.S. funds only, for 14 consecutive days. The short-visit permit may 
be renewed an unlimited number of times for the cost of $30 for 14 
consecutive days. The BLM will not refund permit fees.

    The BLM is revising Section 1 of the supplementary LTVA rules to 
read as follows:

Section 1. Permit Requirements and Fees

    You must have a permit to use a designated LTVA between 
September 15 and April 15. The permit authorizes you to camp within 
any designated LTVA using those camping or dwelling unit(s) 
indicated on the permit between the periods from September 15 to 
April 15. There are two types of permits: Long-Term and Short-Visit. 
The long-term permit is valid for the entire season or any part of 
the season. The short-visit permit is valid for 14 consecutive days, 
and may be renewed an unlimited number of times for the cost of the 
permit. LTVA users must pay the cost of the fee indicated on the 
LTVA permit, U.S. funds only, before or upon arrival. The BLM will 
not refund permit fees.

    As Section 1 of the supplementary LTVA rules now reads, the BLM 
must pay to have the entire LTVA rule pamphlet reprinted and 
redistributed every time the LTVA fees are adjusted. The revision of 
the supplementary LTVA rules will reduce the BLM's long-term costs 
associated with the printing and distribution of the LTVA rule 
pamphlet. The BLM would continue to allow for comment on future LTVA 
fee adjustment proposals through public review meetings, announcements, 
and comment periods of LTVA program business plans, Federal Register 
notices, and other appropriate means as required by Federal law and BLM 
policy.
    The authority for establishing supplementary rules is contained in 
43 CFR 8365.1-6. Violations of supplementary rules are punishable by a 
fine not to exceed $100,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 
months, as provided in Section 303 of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1733), and the Sentencing Reform Act (18 
U.S.C. 3571).

V. Procedural Information

Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review

    The LTVA fee adjustments and supplementary rule revision are not 
significant regulatory actions and are not subject to review by the 
Office of Management and Budget under E.O. 12866. The actions would not 
have an effect of $1,000,000 or more on the economy. They are directed 
at the effective management of the BLM's LTVA Program. They would not 
adversely affect, in a material way, the economy, productivity, 
competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or state, 
local, or tribal governments or communities. These actions do not 
create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action 
taken or planned by another agency. The actions would not alter the 
budgetary effects of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs 
or the rights or obligations of their recipients; nor would they raise 
novel legal or policy issues.

Clarity of the Proposed SRP Fee Adjustments and Supplementary Rule 
Revision

    E.O. 12866 requires each agency to write regulations that are 
simple and easy to understand. We invite your

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comments on how to make these proposed supplementary rules easier to 
understand, including answers to questions such as the following: (1) 
Are the requirements in the proposed supplementary rules clearly 
stated? (2) Do the proposed supplementary rules contain technical 
language or jargon that interferes with their clarity? (3) Does the 
format of the supplementary rules (grouping and order of sections, use 
of headings, paragraphing, etc.) aid or reduce their clarity? (4) Would 
the supplementary rules be easier to understand if they were divided 
into more (but shorter) sections? (5) Is the description of the 
supplementary rules in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
preamble helpful to your understanding of the proposed supplementary 
rules? (6) How could this description be more helpful in making the 
supplementary rules easier to understand?
    Please send any comments you have on the clarity of the 
supplementary rules to the address specified in the ADDRESSES section.

National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

    The BLM has prepared National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
documents, including the Yuma District Resource Management Plan and 
Environmental Impact Statement (1988), the La Posa Interdisciplinary 
Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (1997), and the California 
Desert Conservation Area Plan and Environmental Impact Statement 
(1980), for the delineation and management of the LTVA program that 
this amended supplementary rule supports. These NEPA documents 
concluded that the designation of LTVAs, the collection of SRP fees, 
and the supplementary LTVA rules do not constitute major Federal 
actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment 
under Section 102(2)(C) of NEPA and 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C). All relevant 
NEPA documents are available for public review within the BLM Field 
Offices listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice.
    Furthermore, the BLM has determined that this rule is 
administrative and involves only procedural changes addressing fee 
requirements. Therefore, it is categorically excluded from 
environmental review under Section 102(2)(C) of NEPA, pursuant to 516 
Departmental Manual (DM) 2.3A and 516 DM 2, Appendix 1, Item 1.10.
    In addition, the rule does not meet any of the 10 criteria for 
exceptions to categorical exclusions listed in 516 DM 2, Appendix 2. 
Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 
1508.4) and the environmental policies and procedures of the DOI, the 
term ``categorical exclusions'' means categories of actions which do 
not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment and which have been found to have no such effect in 
procedures adopted by a Federal agency and therefore require neither an 
Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement.

Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980

    Congress enacted the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended, 
5 U.S.C. 601-612, to ensure that government regulations do not 
unnecessarily or disproportionately burden small entities. The RFA 
requires a regulatory flexibility analysis if a rule would have a 
significant economic impact, either detrimental or beneficial, on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    The fees and supplementary rules for the BLM's LTVA Program do not 
pertain specifically to commercial or governmental entities of any size 
but contain rules to protect the health and safety of individuals, 
property, and resources on the public lands. Therefore, the BLM has 
determined under the RFA that the proposals do not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    The supplementary LTVA rules do not constitute a major rule as 
defined in the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act at 5 
U.S.C. 804(2). The supplementary rules pertain only to individuals who 
purchase an SRP for recreational use of the LTVAs. In this respect, the 
regulation of such use is necessary to protect the public lands, 
facilities, and those, including small business concessionaires, who 
use them. The supplementary rules have no effect on business, 
commercial, or industrial uses of the public lands.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    The actions do not impose an unfunded mandate on state, local, or 
tribal governments or the private sector of more than $1,000,000 per 
year, nor do these proposals have a significant or unique effect on 
state, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. The actions 
do not require any actions of state, local, or tribal governments. 
Therefore, the BLM is not required to prepare a statement containing 
the information required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.).

E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference With Constitutionally 
Protected Property Rights (Takings)

    The actions do not represent a government action capable of 
interfering with constitutionally protected property rights. The 
proposals do not address property rights in any form and do not cause 
the impairment of anyone's property rights. Therefore, DOI has 
determined that the proposals would not cause a taking of private 
property or require further discussion of takings implications under 
this E.O.

E.O. 13132, Federalism

    The actions would not have a substantial direct effect on states, 
on the relationship between the National Government and the states, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government. The supplementary rules apply in Arizona and 
California and do not address jurisdictional issues involving the State 
governments. Therefore, in accordance with E.O. 13132, the BLM has 
determined that these actions do not have sufficient Federalism 
implications to warrant preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal 
Governments

    In accordance with E.O. 13175, we have found that these actions 
would not include policies that have tribal implications. The actions 
would not affect lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts, and 
Eskimos. The supplementary rules would apply only to persons engaged in 
long-term camping on certain designated public lands in Arizona and 
California.

E.O. 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect 
Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

    The actions are not a significant energy action and would not have 
an adverse effect on energy supplies. The actions would have no 
discernible effect on the production or sale of energy minerals. Any 
effect on the consumption of energy minerals, either from visitors 
traveling to the LTVAs or from the manufacture of camping, mobile home, 
or trailer equipment, would be imperceptible.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    The supplementary rules do not contain information collection 
requirements that the Office of

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Management and Budget must approve under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 
44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

Author

    The principal author of this notice is Aaron Curtis, assisted by 
Mark Lowans, both of the BLM Yuma Field Office, Arizona.
    Notwithstanding the fact that only Section 1 of the supplementary 
rules for LTVAs is being amended by removing reference to specific 
dollar amounts, we present in this notice the new fee schedule and the 
entire set of supplementary rules for the convenience of the public. If 
there is a future need to adjust the LTVA fees, notice of that 
adjustment would be provided in accordance with the requirements of the 
Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-447) and/or other 
applicable authority, and specific dollar amounts would be posted on 
site and published in local newspapers of general circulation.
    For the reasons stated in the Preamble, and under the authority of 
43 CFR 2932.31 and 43 CFR 8365.1-6, the BLM is adjusting the Special 
Recreation Permit fees and revising the supplementary rules for 
recreational use of Long-Term Visitor Areas in Arizona and California 
as follows:
    Special recreation permit fees for use of long term visitor areas 
in Arizona and California, effective September 25, 2007.

Long-term permit (valid for up to 7 months): $180.00
Short-visit permit (valid for 14 days): $40.00

Supplementary Rules for Use of Long-Term Visitor Areas in Arizona and 
California

    The following are the supplementary rules for the designated Long-
Term Visitor Areas (LTVA), and are in addition to the rules of conduct 
set forth in 43 CFR subpart 8365. The supplementary rules apply year-
long to all public land users who enter the LTVAs.

Section 1. Permit Requirements and Fees

    You must have a permit to use a designated LTVA between September 
15 and April 15. The permit authorizes you to camp within any 
designated LTVA using those camping or dwelling unit(s) indicated on 
the permit between the periods from September 15 to April 15. There are 
two types of permits: Long-term and Short-visit. The long-term permit 
is valid for the entire season or any part of the season. The short-
visit permit is valid for 14 consecutive days, and may be renewed an 
unlimited number of times for the cost of the permit. LTVA users must 
pay the cost of the fee indicated on the LTVA permit, U.S. funds only, 
upon arrival. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will not refund 
permit fees.

Section 2. Displaying the Permit

    To make it valid, at the time of purchase, you must affix your 
short-visit permit decal or long-term permit decal, using the adhesive 
backing, to the bottom right-hand corner of the windshield of all 
transportation vehicles and in a clearly visible location on all 
camping units. You may use no more than two secondary vehicles within 
the LTVA.

Section 3. Permit Transfers

    You may not reassign or transfer your permit.

Section 4. Permit Revocation

    An authorized BLM officer may revoke, without reimbursement, your 
LTVA permit if you violate any BLM rule or regulation, or if your 
conduct or that of your family, guest, or pets is inconsistent with the 
goal of BLM's LTVA Program. Failure to return any LTVA permit to an 
authorized BLM officer upon demand is a violation of these 
supplementary rules. If the BLM revokes your permit, you must remove 
all of your property and leave the LTVA system within 12 hours of 
notice, and you may not enter any other LTVA in Arizona or California 
for the remainder of the LTVA season.

Section 5. Unoccupied Camping Units

    Do not leave your LTVA camping unit or campsite unoccupied for a 
period of greater than 5 days unless an authorized BLM officer approves 
in advance.

Section 6. Parking

    For your safety and privacy, you must maintain a minimum of 15 feet 
of space between dwelling units.

Section 7. Removal of Wheels and Campers

    Campers, trailers, and other dwelling units must remain mobile. 
Wheels must remain on all wheeled vehicles. You may set trailers and 
pickup campers on jacks manufactured for that purpose.

Section 8. Quiet Hours

    Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. under applicable state time 
zone standards, or as otherwise posted.

Section 9. Noise

    Do not operate audio devices or motorized equipment, including 
generators, in a manner that makes unreasonable noise as determined by 
the authorized BLM officer. Outdoor amplified music is allowed only 
within La Posa and Imperial Dam LTVAs and only in locations designated 
by the BLM and when approved in advance by an authorized BLM officer.

Section 10. Access

    Do not block roads or trails commonly in public use with your 
parked vehicles, stones, wooden barricades, or by any other means.

Section 11. Structures and Landscaping

    a. Fixed fences, dog runs, storage units, windbreaks, and other 
such structures are prohibited. Temporary structures of these types 
must conform to posted policies.
    b. Do not alter the natural landscape by painting rocks or defacing 
or damaging any natural or archaeological feature.

Section 12. Livestock

    Boarding or keeping livestock (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, etc.) 
within LTVA boundaries is prohibited.

Section 13. Pets

    Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Keep an eye on your 
pets. Unattended and unwatched pets may fall prey to coyotes or other 
desert predators. You are responsible for clean-up and sanitary 
disposal of your pet's waste.

Section 14. Cultural Resources

    Do not disturb any archaeological or historical values including, 
but not limited to, petroglyphs, ruins, historic buildings, and 
artifacts that may occur on public lands.

Section 15. Trash

    You must place all trash in designated receptacles. Public trash 
facilities are shown in the LTVA brochure. Do not deposit trash or 
holding-tank sewage in vault toilets. An LTVA permit is required for 
trash disposal within all LTVA campgrounds. You may not change motor 
oil, vehicular fluids, or dispose of or possess these used substances 
within an LTVA.

Section 16. Dumping

    Do not dump sewage, gray water, or garbage on the ground. This 
includes motor oil and any other waste products. Federal, State, and 
county sanitation laws and county ordinance specifically prohibit these 
practices. Sanitary dump station locations are shown in the LTVA 
brochure. You must have an LTVA permit for dumping within all LTVA 
campgrounds.

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Section 17. Self-Contained Vehicles

    a. In Pilot Knob, Midland, Tamarisk, and Hot Springs LTVAs, you may 
camp only in self-contained camping units. The La Posa, Imperial Dam, 
and Mule Mountain LTVAs are restricted to self-contained camping units, 
except within 500 feet of a vault or restroom.
    b. Self-contained camping units must have a permanent, affixed 
waste water holding tank of 10-gallon minimum capacity. The BLM does 
not consider port-a-potty systems, systems that utilize portable 
holding tanks, or permanent holding tanks of less than 10-gallon 
capacity, to be self-contained.

Section 18. Campfires

    You may have campfires in LTVAs, subject to all local, State, and 
Federal regulations. You must comply with posted rules.

Section 19. Wood Collection

    Do not collect wood within LTVAs. You may not possess native 
firewood(i.e., mesquite, ironwood, palo verde) within LTVAs. Please 
contact the nearest BLM office for current regulations concerning wood 
collection.

Section 20. Speed Limit

    The speed limit in LTVAs is 15 miles per hour or as otherwise 
posted.

Section 21. Off-Highway Vehicle Use

    Motorized vehicles must remain on existing roads, trails, and 
washes.

Section 22. Vehicle Use

    Do not operate any vehicle in violation of State or local laws and 
regulations relating to use, standards, registration, operation, and 
inspection.

Section 23. Firearms

    Do not discharge or otherwise use firearms or weapons inside or 
within 1/2 mile of LTVAs.

Section 24. Vending Permits

    You must have a vending permit to carry on any commercial activity. 
Please contact the nearest BLM office for information on vending or 
concession permits.

Section 25. Aircraft Use

    Do not land or take off in aircraft, including ultralights and hot 
air balloons, in LTVAs.

Section 26. Perimeter Camping

    Do not camp within 1 mile outside the boundaries of Hot Springs, 
Tamarisk, and Pilot Knob LTVAs and within 2 miles outside the boundary 
of Midland LTVA.

Section 27. Hot Springs Spa and Day Use Area

    Food, beverages, glass containers, soap, pets, and/or motorized 
vehicles are prohibited within the fenced-in area at the Hot Springs 
Spa. Day use hours are 5 a.m. to midnight.

Section 28. Mule Mountain LTVA

    You may camp only at designated sites within Wiley's Well and Coon 
Hollow campgrounds. You may have only 1 camping or dwelling unit per 
site.

Section 29. Imperial Dam and La Posa LTVAs

    Do not camp overnight in desert washes in Imperial Dam and La Posa 
LTVAs.

Section 30. La Posa LTVA

    You may enter La Posa LTVA only by legal access roads along U.S. 
Highway 95. Do not create or use any other access points. Do not remove 
or modify barricades, such as fences, ditches, and berms.

Section 31. Posted Rules

    You must observe and obey all posted rules. Individual LTVAs may 
have additional specific rules in addition to these supplementary 
rules. If posted rules differ from these supplementary rules, the 
posted rules take precedence.

Section 32. Other Laws

    If you hold an LTVA permit, you must observe and obey all Federal, 
State, and local laws and regulations applicable to the LTVA.

Section 33. Campsite Maintenance

    You must keep the LTVA and, specifically, your campsite, in a neat, 
orderly, and sanitary condition.

Section 34. Length of Stay

    Between April 16 and September 14, you may stay in an LTVA only 14 
days in any 28-day period. After your 14th day of occupation at an 
LTVA, you must move outside of a 25-mile radius of that LTVA.

Section 35. Penalties

    Under 43 CFR 2932.56(b), if you knowingly and willfully violate or 
fail to comply with any of the supplementary rules provided in this 
notice, the BLM will revoke your LTVA permit. You may also be subject 
to issuance of a citation and/or arrest with a fine under 18 U.S.C. 
3571 and/or imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. 3581, and the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)).

    Authorities: 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.

Helen M. Hankins,
Arizona Associate State Director.
Mike Pool,
California State Director.
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