Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Lands Managed by the Lake Havasu Field Office, Arizona and California With Request for Comment, 11662-11666 [E8-4120]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 11662 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, are available for public inspection in their entirety. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she expressed. Preliminary issues and management concerns have been identified by BLM, other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and user groups. They represent the BLM’s knowledge to date regarding the existing issues and concerns with current land management. The major issues that will be addressed in this planning effort include: Oil & gas leasing and development; management of threatened & endangered plant and animal species; land tenure adjustment; and recreation management. After public scoping comments are gathered, issues that are identified will be placed in one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan. The BLM will provide an explanation in the plan as to why issues are placed in categories two or three. In addition to these major issues, a number of management questions and concerns will be addressed in the plan. The public is encouraged to help identify these questions and concerns during the scoping phase. Preliminary planning criteria have been identified as: 1. The plan will establish new guidance and identify existing guidance upon which the BLM will rely in managing public lands within the Bakersfield Field Office. 2. The plan will be completed in compliance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and all other applicable laws. 3. The planning process will include an environmental impact statement that will comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) standards. 4. The RMP/EIS will incorporate by reference the Standards for Rangeland VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 Health and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing Management. 5. The RMP/EIS will incorporate by reference all prior wilderness designations and wilderness study area findings that affect public lands in the planning area. 6. The plan will provide determinations as required by special program and resource specific guidance detailed in Appendix C of the BLM’s Planning Handbook. 7. Decisions in the plan will strive to be compatible with the existing plans and policies of adjacent local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies as long as the decisions are in conformance with Bureau policies on management of public lands. 8. The scope of analysis will be consistent with the level of analysis in approved plans and in accordance with Bureau-wide standards and program guidance. 9. Resource allocations must be reasonable and achievable within available technological and budgetary constraints. 10. The lifestyles and concerns of area residents will be recognized in the plan. 11. All lands within the California Coastal National Monument and the Carrizo Plain National Monument—both of which will be covered under separate resource management plans—will be dropped from the revised Caliente Resource Management Plan. 12. Decisions and management actions within the existing plan will be evaluated; those that are determined to still be valid will be carried forward into this revised RMP. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Outdoor recreation, archaeology, wildlife biology, botany, rangeland management, oil & gas, geology, realty, and fire management. Dated: January 29, 2008. Timothy Z. Smith, Bakersfield Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E8–4071 Filed 3–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–330–07–1232–EB–AZ07] Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Lands Managed by the Lake Havasu Field Office, Arizona and California With Request for Comment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed Supplementary Rules for the Lake Havasu Field Office. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The BLM Lake Havasu Field Office is proposing supplementary rules to implement decisions of the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan (2007), to protect valuable and fragile natural and cultural resources, and to provide for public safety and enjoyment. DATES: We invite public comments until May 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver all comments concerning the proposed supplementary rules to the Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406. E-mailed comments may be sent to Lake_Havasu@blm.gov; or you may access the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Henderson, Assistant Field Manager, or Michael Dodson, Field Staff Law Enforcement Ranger, Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406; telephone 928–505–1200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedure II. Background III. Discussion of Supplementary Rules IV. Procedural Matters I. Public Comment Procedure Written comments on the proposed supplementary rules should be specific, confined to issues pertinent to the proposed supplementary rules, and should explain the reason for any recommended change. Where possible, comments should reference the specific section or paragraph of the rule that the comment is addressing. BLM need not consider: (a) comments that BLM receives after the close of the comment period (see DATES), unless they are postmarked or electronically dated before the deadline, or (b) comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). You may also access and comment on the proposed supplementary rules at the E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal eRulemaking Portal by following the instructions at that site (see ADDRESSES). Comments, including names, street addresses, and other contact information of respondents, will be available for public review at the Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. II. Background The following supplementary rules are created to implement the Lake Havasu Resource Management Plan on public lands within the planning area, and for continued management of these specific areas: Lake Havasu Shoreline, Parker Strip Recreation Management Area, Craggy Wash, and Swansea Townsite. The Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan covers 1.3 million acres of public lands in Arizona and California, adjacent to the Colorado River in the counties of Mohave, Maricopa, and La Paz (Arizona), and San Bernardino (California). Authority for the designation of fee sites is the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) in (16 U.S.C. 6801–6814), which authorizes the BLM to charge fees at recreation sites through December 8, 2014. It provides for different kinds of fees, criteria for charging fees, public participation in determining fees, and the establishment of one interagency recreation pass. The BLM can use the revenues collected without further appropriation, and most of the funds are used for improvements at the recreation fee sites. The proposed supplementary rules for the Lake Havasu Resource Management Plan are part of the management of the BLM Lake Havasu Shoreline Program, initiated in 1997 for the management of shoreline recreation and riparian resources. The area includes the shoreline and boat-in sites as Federal recreation fee sites. The sites were developed as designated fee sites by Arizona State Parks while the lands were under a lease administered by the BLM. The lease was voluntarily VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 terminated, leaving the sites to return to the jurisdiction of the BLM. The primary purpose of the Lake Havasu Shoreline Program is to provide areas for boating, camping, and day use. The recreation sites, designated as camps or day use sites, are in areas traditionally used by boat camping visitors. Arizona State Parks selected designated sites using criteria based on visitor use patterns, availability of shoreline access, and a need to establish sanitation facilities along heavily used shoreline areas. This program was established to accommodate the increasing demand for shoreline recreational sites, and to improve management of the natural resources. The designation of fee sites assures that specific locations are available for such use year after year. The Parker Strip Recreation Management Area experiences high visitor use and contains campgrounds, day use areas, off-highway vehicle use areas, boat ramps, picnic areas, concession operated resorts, and the Parker Dam Road National Backcountry Byway. The Craggy Wash area, located directly adjacent to the north side of the Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport and east of State Route 95, is heavily used for dispersed camping during the cooler months of the year (October to April). The area is also frequented by target shooters, off-highway vehicles, sightseers, bicyclists, and hikers. Frequently, as many as 300 visitors may be in the area at one time. These supplementary rules replace existing rules for the Lake Havasu Shoreline, Aubrey Hills area, Craggy Wash area, Standard Wash area, Desert Bighorn Sheep Lambing Grounds (in Lake Havasu City, AZ), the Parker Strip Recreation Area (adjacent to the Colorado River in AZ and CA), and the Swansea Townsite (in La Paz County, AZ). Existing supplementary rules were published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2003 (68 FR 54004– 54007). III. Discussion of Supplementary Rules The BLM has developed these proposed supplementary rules to manage continued multiple use of public lands. Under the authority of 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8365.1–6, the BLM establishes the following supplementary rules for public lands administered under the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan. These proposed supplementary rules replace previous rules published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2003 (68 FR 54004) and May 21, 1998 (63 FR 27995). The proposed supplementary PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11663 rules for the Lake Havasu Shoreline Area apply to the BLM-managed lands within 1,000 linear feet of the high water mark (450-foot elevation line) of Lake Havasu, located in Mohave and La Paz Counties in Arizona, and in San Bernardino County, California. These rules also apply to portions of Lake Havasu located within 500 linear feet of designated campsites, day use sites, fishing docks, boat docks, and swimming beaches. Included in this area are the following currently designated camps (listed by their location along the lake’s Arizona shoreline from north to south): Bluebird Wren Cove (2 sites). Mallard Cove (6 sites). Teal Point (2 sites). Widgeon Key. Road Runner (2 sites). Solitude Cove. Balance Rock Cove. Friendly Island (4 sites). Goose Bay (2 sites). Pilot Rock (3 sites). Steamboat Cove (4 sites). Buzzard Cove. Eagle Cove. Eagle Point. Ewe Camp. Rachel’s Camp. Linda’s Camp. Sand Isle (3 sites). Standard Wash (3 sites). Echo Cove (3 sites). Coyote Cove (2 sites). BLM Camp (2 sites). Whyte’s Retreat (2 sites). Rocky Landing (3 sites). Satellite Cove (3 sites). Hum Hum Cove (2 sites). Cove of the Little Foxes. Disneyland (3 sites). Gnat Keys (2 sites). Hi Isle (10 sites). Big Horn (2 sites). Bass Bay (2 sites). Larned Landing (3 sites). Bill Williams (5 sites). The proposed supplementary rules for the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area replace supplementary rules for the Parker Strip Recreation Area published on September 15, 2003 (68 FR 54004), and October 12, 1995 (60 FR 53194), and the supplementary rules for the Empire Landing and Crossroads Campgrounds, which are situated within the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area, published May 18, 1998 (63 FR 27316). These proposed supplementary rules apply to the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area, which is defined as: Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona T11N, R18W, E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 11664 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices Sec. 15, 16, 22, 28, and 34. T10N, R18W, Sec. 5 (W1/2, NW1/4, SW1/4), Sec. 6, Sec. 7, Lots 1–4, (NE1/4, N1/2, SE1/4, SW1/4, SE1/4) Sec. 18 (Lot 1, NW1/4, NE1/4). T10N, R19W, Sec. 12, Sec. 13 (N1/2, N1/2, N1/2, SW1/4, NE1/4, NW1/4, SE1/4, NE1/4, N1/2, SE1/4, NW1/4, SW1/4, NW1/4, W1/2, SW1/4), Sec. 14, 22 and 23, Section 24 (W1/2, NW1/4). San Bernardino Meridian, California T2N, R27E, all. T2N, R26E, Sec. 1, 11–15, 21–27 and 34–36. T1N, R26E, Sec. 2, 3, 10, and 11. The proposed rules for the Craggy Wash area replace supplementary rules for Craggy Wash published September 15, 2003 (68 FR 54004). The proposed supplementary rules for dispersed camping in the Craggy Wash area are necessary to manage the high volume of visitation to the area during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. The Craggy Wash area is defined as public lands located with the following legal description: Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona T14N, R20W, Sec. 4 (N1/2), Sec. 3 (N1/2), Sec. 2 (N1/2). T15N, R20W, Sec. 33, 34, 35, 36. The proposed supplementary rules for Swansea Townsite replace previously published rules. The Swansea Townsite area is defined as public lands located with the following legal description: Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona T10 N, R15W, Sec. 28, W1/2 SW1/4; Sec. 29, S1/2; Sec. 32, N1/2; Sec. 33, W1/2 NW1/4. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES IV. Procedural Matters The principal author of these supplementary rules is Michael Dodson, Field Staff Law Enforcement Ranger, BLM Lake Havasu Field Office. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order (EO) 12866) These supplementary rules are not significant and are not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under EO 12866. (1) These supplementary rules will not have an effect of $100 million or more on the economy. They will 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. (2) These supplementary rules will not create a serious inconsistency or VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency. (3) These supplementary rules do not alter the budgetary effects or entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights or obligations of their recipients. (4) These supplementary rules do not raise novel legal or policy issues. The supplementary rules will not affect legal commercial activity but merely contain rules of conduct for public use of a limited selection of public lands. significant takings implications. The enforcement provision in the supplementary rules does not include any language requiring or authorizing forfeiture of personal property or any property rights. Executive Order 12630 addresses concerns based on the Fifth Amendment dealing with private property taken for public use without compensation. The land covered by the supplementary rules is public land managed by the BLM; therefore, no private property is affected. A takings implications assessment is not required. Regulatory Flexibility Act Federalism (EO 13132) In accordance with EO 13132, the BLM finds that the supplementary rules do not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. The supplementary rules do not have substantial direct effects on the 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 do not preempt state law. The Department of the Interior certifies that these supplementary rules will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). The supplementary rules will not affect legal commercial activity but will govern conduct for public use of a limited selection of public lands. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) These supplementary rules do not constitute a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. These supplementary rules: (1) Do not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. (See the discussion under Regulatory Planning and Review, above.) (2) Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or geographic regions. (See the discussion above under Regulatory Flexibility Act, above.) (3) Do not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S. based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act These supplementary rules do not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 million per year. The supplementary rules do not have a significant or unique effect on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. The supplementary rules have no effect on governmental or tribal entities. A statement containing the information required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is not required. Takings (EO 12630) In accordance with EO 12630, the supplementary rules do not have PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Civil Justice Reform (EO 12988) In accordance with EO 12988, we have determined that these supplementary rules do not unduly burden the judicial system and meet the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order. Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments (EO 13175) In accordance with EO 13175, we have found that this final rule would not include policies that have tribal implications. The supplementary rules would not affect lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts, or Eskimos. Paperwork Reduction Act These supplementary rules do not contain information collection requirements that the Office of Management and Budget must approve under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). National Environmental Policy Act The NEPA analysis for the decisions outlined in the Supplementary Rules was presented in the Draft (BLM, 2005) and Final Environmental Impact Statements (BLM, 2006). The decisions were approved in the Record of Decision (ROD) and Resource Management Plan (RMP) on May 10, 2007. The proposed supplementary rules allow Law Enforcement Rangers to implement the RMP decisions. These supplementary rules do not constitute a E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Under the authority of 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8365.1–6, the BLM proposes to establish the following supplementary rules. Supplementary Rules for All Public Lands Administered Under the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan (2007) 1. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed only within 100 feet of a dispersed campsite and only for use in campfires as defined in 43 CFR 9212.0– 5(e). The amount of firewood collected may not exceed the amount reasonably necessary to enjoy a traditional campfire. Destruction, gathering or vandalism of live vegetation is prohibited. On-site collection or ignition of any other form of wood, such as building materials, artifacts, picnic tables, signs, or facilities from public lands is strictly prohibited. The use of commercially available firewood from off-site sources is recommended and strongly encouraged. Bonfires or other fire that exceeds a campfire as defined in 43 CFR 9212.0–5(e) are prohibited. Any person responsible for a campfire must possess on-site at least one means of rapidly extinguishing the fire, which may include but is not limited to shovel, fire blanket, at least five gallons of water, or a proper fire extinguisher. Leaving an active campfire unattended is prohibited (43 CFR 9212.1(d)). 2. All activities involving the use of paintballs are prohibited in any wilderness area, any wilderness study area, and any area of critical environmental concern, or within onequarter mile of any established facilities, sites, campgrounds, residences, trailheads, staging areas, roads or other special designations. This also applies to any other area posted as prohibiting paintball activities, and is in effect even if commercially available and marketed biodegradable paintball materials are being used. The use of any type of paintball materials is prohibited in these areas. In authorized areas, paintball materials must be commercially manufactured and biodegradable. 3. In the Standard Wash Off-Highway Vehicle Use Area (Open Area pending), and the Shea Road/Osborn Wash OffHighway Vehicle Use Area (Open Area pending), all motorized vehicle use and access shall be managed to restrict such use to existing roads and trails, until such time that appropriate environmental clearances are obtained. No person shall engage in motorized travel off existing routes (such as offhighway vehicle free-play or cross- VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 country travel) until such time as these areas are authorized opened for that use. Upon full environmental clearance of both Off-Highway Vehicle Use Areas and re-designation as Open Areas, this Supplementary Rule shall become null and void. However, each Open Area may obtain clearance and be opened for such use independently of each other and at different times. 4. Dispersed camping in undeveloped areas is authorized without permit for up to 14 days within any 28-day period. After the 14th day, campers must move beyond a 25-mile radius of their previous camp. This does not apply to concessions, public agency leases, and Long-Term Visitor Areas. 5. Overnight camping at the Lake Havasu Shoreline sites, Swansea Townsite, Beale Slough, and the Three Rivers Riparian District is limited to those recreation sites specifically designated for this use. Overnight camping at a site that is not specifically designated or assigned for such use is prohibited. Supplementary Rules for the Lake Havasu Shoreline Area 1. You must pay a fee in order to use a designated recreation site, including occupying a site for any use exceeding 20 minutes. 2. You must not moor any watercraft or floating platform at a recreation site, or offshore in the vicinity or cove of any such site for more than 20 minutes without paying the required amenity fee. The fees will be in accordance with the fee schedule, requirements, and procedures that the BLM established under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, and are payable in U.S. funds only. 3. You must present the appropriate fee receipt upon demand to any authorized BLM official inspecting the site. The fee receipt must be visibly displayed on the fee tube, in accordance with posted instructions, or in the manner directed by a BLM official. 4. You must not reassign or transfer your fee receipt to another individual or group, or to another campsite. 5. Any authorized BLM official may revoke your use privileges, without reimbursement, if you violate any BLM rule or regulation. If the BLM revokes your use privileges, you must remove all personal property and leave the recreation site within one hour of notice. 6. A recreation site is considered occupied after you have paid the appropriate amenity fee, have taken possession of the site by placing personal property at the site, and have displayed the fee receipt on the fee tube PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11665 in accordance with written instructions or as directed by a BLM official. You must not occupy a site in violation of instructions from a BLM official, or when there is reason to believe that the site is occupied by another person or persons. 7. Except for authorized Federal, State, or local personnel during the commission of their duties, a site cannot be occupied by other visitors without the consent of the party that paid the amenity use fee. 8. You must not occupy a site designated as ‘‘day use’’ between sunset and sunrise. 9. A single vessel and its occupants may not occupy more than one site. 10. During the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., in accordance with applicable state time zone standards, you must maintain quiet within normal hearing range of the designated recreation sites. 11. You must not cut or collect any firewood, including dead and down wood or any other vegetative material, at any shoreline site. 12. You must not moor vessels to vegetation, signs, shade ramadas, tables, grills or fire rings, toilets, trash receptacles, or other objects or structures not designed for such use. 13. You must not beach or moor a vessel in excess of posted time limits. 14. You must not discharge or possess any fireworks. 15. You must keep the site free of litter and trash during the period of occupancy. You must remove all personal property, and the site must be clean, upon your departure. 16. You must keep pets on a leash no longer than six (6) feet. 17. You must not leave pets unattended, and you must remove pet waste from the site or dispose of it in trash receptacles. 18. You must not violate any provisions of boating laws as described in Title 5, Chapter 3, of the Arizona Revised Statutes, or the California Harbors and Navigation Code (as applicable). 19. Possession of alcoholic beverages by a person under the age of 21 years is prohibited. 20. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by a person under the age of 21 years is prohibited. 21. You must not possess glass beverage containers on land or in the water. You may possess glass beverage containers only within the confines of a vessel. 22. Reserving recreation sites in any manner, including personal property left unattended overnight on site, is prohibited. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 11666 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 23. Recreation sites used for camping activities must be occupied overnight by the party that paid for such use. 24. You must not leave personal property unattended for more than 24 hours. Personal property left unattended beyond such time limit is subject to disposition under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 552). 25. It is prohibited to engage in any uses which are dependent upon, make contact with, or impact those public lands which make up the shoreline or bottom of Lake Havasu, without the proper written authorization or without having paid the appropriate amenity fees. Supplementary Rules for the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area The preceding Lake Havasu Shoreline Area Supplementary Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, and 25, also apply to the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area. In addition, the following rules apply to the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area: 26. You must not park or operate vehicles in violation of posted restrictions. 27. Disorderly conduct is prohibited. 28. On BLM-managed campgrounds, no more than eight (8) persons may occupy one campsite. 29. The operation of off-highway vehicles within any BLM-managed campground, concession resort, or facility is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, off-road only motorcycles, three to eight wheel all terrain vehicles, and those motor vehicles of which the primary manufactured purpose is for offhighway, rough terrain, or non-highway utility usage. This prohibited use applies to all off-highway vehicles on the California side of the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area that are not specifically registered, insured, or legal in the State of California for highway operation. This prohibition is in effect regardless of registration or highway operations laws of another state or foreign jurisdiction. This prohibited use also applies to all offhighway vehicles on the Arizona side of the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area that are not specifically registered, insured, or legal for highway operation in the State of Arizona. This prohibition is in effect regardless of registration or highway operations laws of another state or foreign jurisdiction. Nonhighway legal golf carts may be operated only within BLM-managed campgrounds, concession resorts, and facilities. Operation of an off-highway VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 vehicle or golf cart upon any public highway or road, or the shoulders thereof, is prohibited. The operation of a golf cart by a person under 16 years of age is prohibited, unless under the immediate and direct supervision of a person over 21 years of age. 30. Camping within the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area is authorized at concession resorts, designated BLM campgrounds, or at least one-half mile from paved roads. Camping is prohibited in the parking or staging areas of the Copper Dunes Basin Off-Highway Vehicle Area and the Crossroads Off-Highway Vehicle Area. Dispersed camping between Parker Dam Road, the Whipple Mountains, and the adjacent Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) lands is allowed only in connection with offhighway vehicle recreational activities. Camping activities may not interfere with active off-highway vehicle use in any manner. Supplementary Rules for Craggy Wash 1. You must maintain your campsite free of trash and litter. 2. You must not operate a motor vehicle at a speed more than 15 miles per hour. 3. You must maintain quiet between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. within hearing range of any other person or camp unit. You must not operate a generator during these hours. 4. You must not collect firewood in this area, including any dead and down wood, or any other vegetative material. 5. You must restrain a pet with a leash not longer than six (6) feet. 6. You must not leave a pet unattended. 7. You must not possess or discharge fireworks. 8. You must not leave personal property unattended for more than 24 hours. 9. In the Craggy Wash area, camping is prohibited within one mile of the Lake Havasu City limits. Camping at Craggy Wash is limited to 14 days. Supplementary Rules for Swansea Townsite 1. Taking any vehicle through, around, or beyond a restrictive sign, recognizable barricade, fence, or traffic control barrier is prohibited. Operation of a vehicle in a wash, off a roadway, or on an unsigned historic roadway is prohibited. 2. Camping is permitted only at designated sites. Camping stay is limited to 3 days in any 30-day period. 3. No wood collection is permitted within the Swansea Townsite, including but not limited to dead and down wood, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 live plants, and lumber from historic structures. 4. No item may be collected or removed from the Swansea Townsite without the written permission of the Lake Havasu Field Office Manager. This includes but is not limited to old cans, nails, lumber, bricks, or glassware, whole or broken. The use of metal detectors without written permission is prohibited. 5. Climbing, leaning, sitting, or walking on the remains of the walled structures at the Swansea Townsite inherently damages the structures, is unsafe, and is therefore prohibited. No person shall enter into any fenced area, shaft, tunnel, or structure. 6. Fires are allowed only at the designated sites and must be located in the fire ring provided. Construction of new fire rings is prohibited. Penalties Persons who are convicted of a violation of these supplementary rules may be sentenced to a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or both, in accordance with 43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 18 U.S.C. 3571. Elaine Y. Zielinski, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–4120 Filed 3–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–930–1430–ET; NMNM 116726] Public Land Order No. 7687; Revocation of Coal Classification Order No. 89 Dated July 9, 1962; New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This order revokes a Geological Survey Order in its entirety as it affects approximately 92,215 acres of public lands withdrawn from surface entry and reserved for coal classification purposes. The lands are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn. This order opens the lands to surface entry subject to other segregations of record. DATES: Effective Date: April 3, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gilda Fitzpatrick, BLM New Mexico State Office, 1474 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502, 505–438–7597. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands have been and will continue to be open E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-330-07-1232-EB-AZ07]


Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Lands Managed by 
the Lake Havasu Field Office, Arizona and California With Request for 
Comment

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed Supplementary Rules for the Lake Havasu Field Office.

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SUMMARY: The BLM Lake Havasu Field Office is proposing supplementary 
rules to implement decisions of the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource 
Management Plan (2007), to protect valuable and fragile natural and 
cultural resources, and to provide for public safety and enjoyment.

DATES: We invite public comments until May 5, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver all comments concerning the proposed 
supplementary rules to the Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field 
Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406. E-
mailed comments may be sent to Lake_Havasu@blm.gov; or you may access 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Henderson, Assistant Field 
Manager, or Michael Dodson, Field Staff Law Enforcement Ranger, Bureau 
of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, 
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406; telephone 928-505-1200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Public Comment Procedure
II. Background
III. Discussion of Supplementary Rules
IV. Procedural Matters

I. Public Comment Procedure

    Written comments on the proposed supplementary rules should be 
specific, confined to issues pertinent to the proposed supplementary 
rules, and should explain the reason for any recommended change. Where 
possible, comments should reference the specific section or paragraph 
of the rule that the comment is addressing. BLM need not consider: (a) 
comments that BLM receives after the close of the comment period (see 
DATES), unless they are postmarked or electronically dated before the 
deadline, or (b) comments delivered to an address other than those 
listed above (see ADDRESSES). You may also access and comment on the 
proposed supplementary rules at the

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Federal eRulemaking Portal by following the instructions at that site 
(see ADDRESSES).
    Comments, including names, street addresses, and other contact 
information of respondents, will be available for public review at the 
Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, 
Arizona 86406, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in 
your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

II. Background

    The following supplementary rules are created to implement the Lake 
Havasu Resource Management Plan on public lands within the planning 
area, and for continued management of these specific areas: Lake Havasu 
Shoreline, Parker Strip Recreation Management Area, Craggy Wash, and 
Swansea Townsite.
    The Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan covers 1.3 
million acres of public lands in Arizona and California, adjacent to 
the Colorado River in the counties of Mohave, Maricopa, and La Paz 
(Arizona), and San Bernardino (California).
    Authority for the designation of fee sites is the Federal Lands 
Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) in (16 U.S.C. 6801-6814), which 
authorizes the BLM to charge fees at recreation sites through December 
8, 2014. It provides for different kinds of fees, criteria for charging 
fees, public participation in determining fees, and the establishment 
of one interagency recreation pass. The BLM can use the revenues 
collected without further appropriation, and most of the funds are used 
for improvements at the recreation fee sites.
    The proposed supplementary rules for the Lake Havasu Resource 
Management Plan are part of the management of the BLM Lake Havasu 
Shoreline Program, initiated in 1997 for the management of shoreline 
recreation and riparian resources. The area includes the shoreline and 
boat-in sites as Federal recreation fee sites. The sites were developed 
as designated fee sites by Arizona State Parks while the lands were 
under a lease administered by the BLM. The lease was voluntarily 
terminated, leaving the sites to return to the jurisdiction of the BLM.
    The primary purpose of the Lake Havasu Shoreline Program is to 
provide areas for boating, camping, and day use. The recreation sites, 
designated as camps or day use sites, are in areas traditionally used 
by boat camping visitors. Arizona State Parks selected designated sites 
using criteria based on visitor use patterns, availability of shoreline 
access, and a need to establish sanitation facilities along heavily 
used shoreline areas. This program was established to accommodate the 
increasing demand for shoreline recreational sites, and to improve 
management of the natural resources. The designation of fee sites 
assures that specific locations are available for such use year after 
year.
    The Parker Strip Recreation Management Area experiences high 
visitor use and contains campgrounds, day use areas, off-highway 
vehicle use areas, boat ramps, picnic areas, concession operated 
resorts, and the Parker Dam Road National Backcountry Byway.
    The Craggy Wash area, located directly adjacent to the north side 
of the Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport and east of State Route 95, 
is heavily used for dispersed camping during the cooler months of the 
year (October to April). The area is also frequented by target 
shooters, off-highway vehicles, sightseers, bicyclists, and hikers. 
Frequently, as many as 300 visitors may be in the area at one time.
    These supplementary rules replace existing rules for the Lake 
Havasu Shoreline, Aubrey Hills area, Craggy Wash area, Standard Wash 
area, Desert Bighorn Sheep Lambing Grounds (in Lake Havasu City, AZ), 
the Parker Strip Recreation Area (adjacent to the Colorado River in AZ 
and CA), and the Swansea Townsite (in La Paz County, AZ). Existing 
supplementary rules were published in the Federal Register on September 
15, 2003 (68 FR 54004-54007).

III. Discussion of Supplementary Rules

    The BLM has developed these proposed supplementary rules to manage 
continued multiple use of public lands. Under the authority of 43 
U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8365.1-6, the BLM establishes the following 
supplementary rules for public lands administered under the Lake Havasu 
Field Office Resource Management Plan.
    These proposed supplementary rules replace previous rules published 
in the Federal Register on September 15, 2003 (68 FR 54004) and May 21, 
1998 (63 FR 27995). The proposed supplementary rules for the Lake 
Havasu Shoreline Area apply to the BLM-managed lands within 1,000 
linear feet of the high water mark (450-foot elevation line) of Lake 
Havasu, located in Mohave and La Paz Counties in Arizona, and in San 
Bernardino County, California. These rules also apply to portions of 
Lake Havasu located within 500 linear feet of designated campsites, day 
use sites, fishing docks, boat docks, and swimming beaches. Included in 
this area are the following currently designated camps (listed by their 
location along the lake's Arizona shoreline from north to south):

Bluebird

    Wren Cove (2 sites).
    Mallard Cove (6 sites).
    Teal Point (2 sites).
    Widgeon Key.
    Road Runner (2 sites).
    Solitude Cove.
    Balance Rock Cove.
    Friendly Island (4 sites).
    Goose Bay (2 sites).
    Pilot Rock (3 sites).
    Steamboat Cove (4 sites).
    Buzzard Cove.
    Eagle Cove.
    Eagle Point.
    Ewe Camp.
    Rachel's Camp.
    Linda's Camp.
    Sand Isle (3 sites).
    Standard Wash (3 sites).
    Echo Cove (3 sites).
    Coyote Cove (2 sites).
    BLM Camp (2 sites).
    Whyte's Retreat (2 sites).
    Rocky Landing (3 sites).
    Satellite Cove (3 sites).
    Hum Hum Cove (2 sites).
    Cove of the Little Foxes.
    Disneyland (3 sites).
    Gnat Keys (2 sites).
    Hi Isle (10 sites).
    Big Horn (2 sites).
    Bass Bay (2 sites).
    Larned Landing (3 sites).
    Bill Williams (5 sites).
    The proposed supplementary rules for the Parker Strip Recreation 
Management Area replace supplementary rules for the Parker Strip 
Recreation Area published on September 15, 2003 (68 FR 54004), and 
October 12, 1995 (60 FR 53194), and the supplementary rules for the 
Empire Landing and Crossroads Campgrounds, which are situated within 
the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area, published May 18, 1998 (63 
FR 27316). These proposed supplementary rules apply to the Parker Strip 
Recreation Management Area, which is defined as:

Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona

T11N, R18W,

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    Sec. 15, 16, 22, 28, and 34.
T10N, R18W,
    Sec. 5 (W1/2, NW1/4, SW1/4),
    Sec. 6,
    Sec. 7, Lots 1-4, (NE1/4, N1/2, SE1/4, SW1/4, SE1/4)
    Sec. 18 (Lot 1, NW1/4, NE1/4).
T10N, R19W,
    Sec. 12,
    Sec. 13 (N1/2, N1/2, N1/2, SW1/4, NE1/4, NW1/4, SE1/4, NE1/4, 
N1/2, SE1/4, NW1/4, SW1/4, NW1/4, W1/2, SW1/4),
    Sec. 14, 22 and 23,
    Section 24 (W1/2, NW1/4).

San Bernardino Meridian, California

T2N, R27E, all.
T2N, R26E,
    Sec. 1, 11-15, 21-27 and 34-36.
T1N, R26E,
    Sec. 2, 3, 10, and 11.

    The proposed rules for the Craggy Wash area replace 
supplementary rules for Craggy Wash published September 15, 2003 (68 
FR 54004). The proposed supplementary rules for dispersed camping in 
the Craggy Wash area are necessary to manage the high volume of 
visitation to the area during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. 
The Craggy Wash area is defined as public lands located with the 
following legal description:

Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona

T14N, R20W,
    Sec. 4 (N1/2),
    Sec. 3 (N1/2),
    Sec. 2 (N1/2).
T15N, R20W,
    Sec. 33, 34, 35, 36.

    The proposed supplementary rules for Swansea Townsite replace 
previously published rules. The Swansea Townsite area is defined as 
public lands located with the following legal description:

Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona

T10 N, R15W,
    Sec. 28, W1/2 SW1/4;
    Sec. 29, S1/2;
    Sec. 32, N1/2;
    Sec. 33, W1/2 NW1/4.

IV. Procedural Matters

    The principal author of these supplementary rules is Michael 
Dodson, Field Staff Law Enforcement Ranger, BLM Lake Havasu Field 
Office.

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order (EO) 12866)

    These supplementary rules are not significant and are not subject 
to review by the Office of Management and Budget under EO 12866.
    (1) These supplementary rules will not have an effect of $100 
million or more on the economy. They will 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.
    (2) These supplementary rules will not create a serious 
inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by 
another agency.
    (3) These supplementary rules do not alter the budgetary effects or 
entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights or 
obligations of their recipients.
    (4) These supplementary rules do not raise novel legal or policy 
issues.
    The supplementary rules will not affect legal commercial activity 
but merely contain rules of conduct for public use of a limited 
selection of public lands.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Department of the Interior certifies that these supplementary 
rules will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial 
number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 
601 et seq.). The supplementary rules will not affect legal commercial 
activity but will govern conduct for public use of a limited selection 
of public lands.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA)

    These supplementary rules do not constitute a major rule under 5 
U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. 
These supplementary rules:
    (1) Do not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or 
more. (See the discussion under Regulatory Planning and Review, above.)
    (2) Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for 
consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government 
agencies, or geographic regions. (See the discussion above under 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, above.)
    (3) Do not have significant adverse effects on competition, 
employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of 
U.S. based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    These supplementary rules do not impose an unfunded mandate on 
State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector of more than 
$100 million per year. The supplementary rules do not have a 
significant or unique effect on State, local, or tribal governments or 
the private sector. The supplementary rules have no effect on 
governmental or tribal entities. A statement containing the information 
required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is 
not required.

Takings (EO 12630)

    In accordance with EO 12630, the supplementary rules do not have 
significant takings implications. The enforcement provision in the 
supplementary rules does not include any language requiring or 
authorizing forfeiture of personal property or any property rights. 
Executive Order 12630 addresses concerns based on the Fifth Amendment 
dealing with private property taken for public use without 
compensation. The land covered by the supplementary rules is public 
land managed by the BLM; therefore, no private property is affected. A 
takings implications assessment is not required.

Federalism (EO 13132)

    In accordance with EO 13132, the BLM finds that the supplementary 
rules do not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the 
preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. The supplementary 
rules do not have substantial direct effects on the 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 do not preempt state law.

Civil Justice Reform (EO 12988)

    In accordance with EO 12988, we have determined that these 
supplementary rules do not unduly burden the judicial system and meet 
the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order.

Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments (EO 13175)

    In accordance with EO 13175, we have found that this final rule 
would not include policies that have tribal implications. The 
supplementary rules would not affect lands held for the benefit of 
Indians, Aleuts, or Eskimos.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    These supplementary rules do not contain information collection 
requirements that the Office of Management and Budget must approve 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

National Environmental Policy Act

    The NEPA analysis for the decisions outlined in the Supplementary 
Rules was presented in the Draft (BLM, 2005) and Final Environmental 
Impact Statements (BLM, 2006). The decisions were approved in the 
Record of Decision (ROD) and Resource Management Plan (RMP) on May 10, 
2007. The proposed supplementary rules allow Law Enforcement Rangers to 
implement the RMP decisions. These supplementary rules do not 
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major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human 
environment.
    Under the authority of 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8365.1-6, the 
BLM proposes to establish the following supplementary rules.

Supplementary Rules for All Public Lands Administered Under the Lake 
Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan (2007)

    1. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed only within 100 feet 
of a dispersed campsite and only for use in campfires as defined in 43 
CFR 9212.0-5(e). The amount of firewood collected may not exceed the 
amount reasonably necessary to enjoy a traditional campfire. 
Destruction, gathering or vandalism of live vegetation is prohibited. 
On-site collection or ignition of any other form of wood, such as 
building materials, artifacts, picnic tables, signs, or facilities from 
public lands is strictly prohibited. The use of commercially available 
firewood from off-site sources is recommended and strongly encouraged. 
Bonfires or other fire that exceeds a campfire as defined in 43 CFR 
9212.0-5(e) are prohibited. Any person responsible for a campfire must 
possess on-site at least one means of rapidly extinguishing the fire, 
which may include but is not limited to shovel, fire blanket, at least 
five gallons of water, or a proper fire extinguisher. Leaving an active 
campfire unattended is prohibited (43 CFR 9212.1(d)).
    2. All activities involving the use of paintballs are prohibited in 
any wilderness area, any wilderness study area, and any area of 
critical environmental concern, or within one-quarter mile of any 
established facilities, sites, campgrounds, residences, trailheads, 
staging areas, roads or other special designations. This also applies 
to any other area posted as prohibiting paintball activities, and is in 
effect even if commercially available and marketed biodegradable 
paintball materials are being used. The use of any type of paintball 
materials is prohibited in these areas. In authorized areas, paintball 
materials must be commercially manufactured and biodegradable.
    3. In the Standard Wash Off-Highway Vehicle Use Area (Open Area 
pending), and the Shea Road/Osborn Wash Off-Highway Vehicle Use Area 
(Open Area pending), all motorized vehicle use and access shall be 
managed to restrict such use to existing roads and trails, until such 
time that appropriate environmental clearances are obtained. No person 
shall engage in motorized travel off existing routes (such as off-
highway vehicle free-play or cross-country travel) until such time as 
these areas are authorized opened for that use. Upon full environmental 
clearance of both Off-Highway Vehicle Use Areas and re-designation as 
Open Areas, this Supplementary Rule shall become null and void. 
However, each Open Area may obtain clearance and be opened for such use 
independently of each other and at different times.
    4. Dispersed camping in undeveloped areas is authorized without 
permit for up to 14 days within any 28-day period. After the 14th day, 
campers must move beyond a 25-mile radius of their previous camp. This 
does not apply to concessions, public agency leases, and Long-Term 
Visitor Areas.
    5. Overnight camping at the Lake Havasu Shoreline sites, Swansea 
Townsite, Beale Slough, and the Three Rivers Riparian District is 
limited to those recreation sites specifically designated for this use. 
Overnight camping at a site that is not specifically designated or 
assigned for such use is prohibited.

Supplementary Rules for the Lake Havasu Shoreline Area

    1. You must pay a fee in order to use a designated recreation site, 
including occupying a site for any use exceeding 20 minutes.
    2. You must not moor any watercraft or floating platform at a 
recreation site, or offshore in the vicinity or cove of any such site 
for more than 20 minutes without paying the required amenity fee. The 
fees will be in accordance with the fee schedule, requirements, and 
procedures that the BLM established under the Federal Lands Recreation 
Enhancement Act, and are payable in U.S. funds only.
    3. You must present the appropriate fee receipt upon demand to any 
authorized BLM official inspecting the site. The fee receipt must be 
visibly displayed on the fee tube, in accordance with posted 
instructions, or in the manner directed by a BLM official.
    4. You must not reassign or transfer your fee receipt to another 
individual or group, or to another campsite.
    5. Any authorized BLM official may revoke your use privileges, 
without reimbursement, if you violate any BLM rule or regulation. If 
the BLM revokes your use privileges, you must remove all personal 
property and leave the recreation site within one hour of notice.
    6. A recreation site is considered occupied after you have paid the 
appropriate amenity fee, have taken possession of the site by placing 
personal property at the site, and have displayed the fee receipt on 
the fee tube in accordance with written instructions or as directed by 
a BLM official. You must not occupy a site in violation of instructions 
from a BLM official, or when there is reason to believe that the site 
is occupied by another person or persons.
    7. Except for authorized Federal, State, or local personnel during 
the commission of their duties, a site cannot be occupied by other 
visitors without the consent of the party that paid the amenity use 
fee.
    8. You must not occupy a site designated as ``day use'' between 
sunset and sunrise.
    9. A single vessel and its occupants may not occupy more than one 
site.
    10. During the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., in accordance with 
applicable state time zone standards, you must maintain quiet within 
normal hearing range of the designated recreation sites.
    11. You must not cut or collect any firewood, including dead and 
down wood or any other vegetative material, at any shoreline site.
    12. You must not moor vessels to vegetation, signs, shade ramadas, 
tables, grills or fire rings, toilets, trash receptacles, or other 
objects or structures not designed for such use.
    13. You must not beach or moor a vessel in excess of posted time 
limits.
    14. You must not discharge or possess any fireworks.
    15. You must keep the site free of litter and trash during the 
period of occupancy. You must remove all personal property, and the 
site must be clean, upon your departure.
    16. You must keep pets on a leash no longer than six (6) feet.
    17. You must not leave pets unattended, and you must remove pet 
waste from the site or dispose of it in trash receptacles.
    18. You must not violate any provisions of boating laws as 
described in Title 5, Chapter 3, of the Arizona Revised Statutes, or 
the California Harbors and Navigation Code (as applicable).
    19. Possession of alcoholic beverages by a person under the age of 
21 years is prohibited.
    20. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by a person under the age of 
21 years is prohibited.
    21. You must not possess glass beverage containers on land or in 
the water. You may possess glass beverage containers only within the 
confines of a vessel.
    22. Reserving recreation sites in any manner, including personal 
property left unattended overnight on site, is prohibited.

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    23. Recreation sites used for camping activities must be occupied 
overnight by the party that paid for such use.
    24. You must not leave personal property unattended for more than 
24 hours. Personal property left unattended beyond such time limit is 
subject to disposition under the Federal Property and Administrative 
Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 552).
    25. It is prohibited to engage in any uses which are dependent 
upon, make contact with, or impact those public lands which make up the 
shoreline or bottom of Lake Havasu, without the proper written 
authorization or without having paid the appropriate amenity fees.

Supplementary Rules for the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area

     The preceding Lake Havasu Shoreline Area Supplementary Rules 1, 2, 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, and 25, also apply to 
the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area. In addition, the following 
rules apply to the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area:
    26. You must not park or operate vehicles in violation of posted 
restrictions.
    27. Disorderly conduct is prohibited.
    28. On BLM-managed campgrounds, no more than eight (8) persons may 
occupy one campsite.
    29. The operation of off-highway vehicles within any BLM-managed 
campground, concession resort, or facility is prohibited. This 
includes, but is not limited to, off-road only motorcycles, three to 
eight wheel all terrain vehicles, and those motor vehicles of which the 
primary manufactured purpose is for off-highway, rough terrain, or non-
highway utility usage. This prohibited use applies to all off-highway 
vehicles on the California side of the Parker Strip Recreation 
Management Area that are not specifically registered, insured, or legal 
in the State of California for highway operation. This prohibition is 
in effect regardless of registration or highway operations laws of 
another state or foreign jurisdiction. This prohibited use also applies 
to all off-highway vehicles on the Arizona side of the Parker Strip 
Recreation Management Area that are not specifically registered, 
insured, or legal for highway operation in the State of Arizona. This 
prohibition is in effect regardless of registration or highway 
operations laws of another state or foreign jurisdiction. Non-highway 
legal golf carts may be operated only within BLM-managed campgrounds, 
concession resorts, and facilities. Operation of an off-highway vehicle 
or golf cart upon any public highway or road, or the shoulders thereof, 
is prohibited. The operation of a golf cart by a person under 16 years 
of age is prohibited, unless under the immediate and direct supervision 
of a person over 21 years of age.
    30. Camping within the Parker Strip Recreation Management Area is 
authorized at concession resorts, designated BLM campgrounds, or at 
least one-half mile from paved roads. Camping is prohibited in the 
parking or staging areas of the Copper Dunes Basin Off-Highway Vehicle 
Area and the Crossroads Off-Highway Vehicle Area. Dispersed camping 
between Parker Dam Road, the Whipple Mountains, and the adjacent 
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) lands is 
allowed only in connection with off-highway vehicle recreational 
activities. Camping activities may not interfere with active off-
highway vehicle use in any manner.

Supplementary Rules for Craggy Wash

    1. You must maintain your campsite free of trash and litter.
    2. You must not operate a motor vehicle at a speed more than 15 
miles per hour.
    3. You must maintain quiet between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
within hearing range of any other person or camp unit. You must not 
operate a generator during these hours.
    4. You must not collect firewood in this area, including any dead 
and down wood, or any other vegetative material.
    5. You must restrain a pet with a leash not longer than six (6) 
feet.
    6. You must not leave a pet unattended.
    7. You must not possess or discharge fireworks.
    8. You must not leave personal property unattended for more than 24 
hours.
    9. In the Craggy Wash area, camping is prohibited within one mile 
of the Lake Havasu City limits. Camping at Craggy Wash is limited to 14 
days.

Supplementary Rules for Swansea Townsite

    1. Taking any vehicle through, around, or beyond a restrictive 
sign, recognizable barricade, fence, or traffic control barrier is 
prohibited. Operation of a vehicle in a wash, off a roadway, or on an 
unsigned historic roadway is prohibited.
    2. Camping is permitted only at designated sites. Camping stay is 
limited to 3 days in any 30-day period.
    3. No wood collection is permitted within the Swansea Townsite, 
including but not limited to dead and down wood, live plants, and 
lumber from historic structures.
    4. No item may be collected or removed from the Swansea Townsite 
without the written permission of the Lake Havasu Field Office Manager. 
This includes but is not limited to old cans, nails, lumber, bricks, or 
glassware, whole or broken. The use of metal detectors without written 
permission is prohibited.
    5. Climbing, leaning, sitting, or walking on the remains of the 
walled structures at the Swansea Townsite inherently damages the 
structures, is unsafe, and is therefore prohibited. No person shall 
enter into any fenced area, shaft, tunnel, or structure.
    6. Fires are allowed only at the designated sites and must be 
located in the fire ring provided. Construction of new fire rings is 
prohibited.

Penalties

     Persons who are convicted of a violation of these supplementary 
rules may be sentenced to a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment 
not to exceed 12 months, or both, in accordance with 43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 
43 CFR 8360.0-7, and 18 U.S.C. 3571.

Elaine Y. Zielinski,
State Director.
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