Notice of Temporary Closures and Prohibitions of Certain Activities on Public Lands in Pershing County, NV, 41108-41111 [E8-16373]

Download as PDF 41108 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 138 / Thursday, July 17, 2008 / Notices Statement for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe on May 30, 2008, in the Federal Register (73 FR 31143). Please refer to that notice for project details. Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the mailing addresses shown in the ADDRESSES section, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comments—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. Authority: This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.), and the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: July 11, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–16398 Filed 7–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–6686–B; AA–6686–D, AA–6686–F, AA– 6686–I, AA–6686–K, AA–6686–L, AA–6686– M, AA–6686–O, AA–6686–A2, AK–964– 1410–KC–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Kijik Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nondalton, Alaska, and are located in: U.S. Survey No. 8995, Alaska. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Jul 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Containing 37.99 acres. T. 1 N., R. 30 W., Secs. 1 and 31. Containing 30.21 acres. T. 2 S., R. 30 W., Secs. 1, 2 and 3. Containing 1,919.13 acres. T. 2 S., R. 31 W., Sec. 18. Containing 551.01 acres. T. 1 N., R. 32 W., Secs. 29 and 30. Containing 1,277.48 acres. T. 1 S., R. 32 W., Secs. 8, 17, 20, and 23. Containing 1,930.49 acres. T. 3 S., R. 32 W., Secs. 5 and 8. Containing 1,181.29 acres. T. 1 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 36. Containing 640 acres. T. 1 S., 33 W., Secs. 4, 8 and 9; Secs. 16, 17 and 18. Containing 3,783.58 acres. T. 3 S., R. 33 W., Secs. 2 and 11. Containing 1,120 acres. T. 1 S., R. 34 W., Secs. 13 to 16, inclusive. Containing 2,392.12 acres. Aggregating 14,863.30 acres. week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Barbara Walker, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I (964). [FR Doc. E8–16347 Filed 7–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–020–5105–NX–SF31; 08–08807; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Temporary Closures and Prohibitions of Certain Activities on Public Lands in Pershing County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Temporary Closure. AGENCY: The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Kijik Corporation. Notice 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 August 18, 2008 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Certain lands located in northwestern Nevada partly within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area will be temporarily closed or restricted and certain activities will be temporarily prohibited in and around the Burning Man event site administered by the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca Field Office. These closures are authorized under the provisions of 43 CFR 8364.1. The specified closures, restrictions and prohibitions are made in the interest of public safety at and around the public lands location of an event known as the Burning Man Festival. This event is authorized on public lands under Special Recreation Permit #NV–025–06– 01 and is expected to attract approximately 50,000 participants. DATES: August 8, 2008 to September 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Cooper, National Conservation Area Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca Field Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445–2921, telephone: (775) 623–1500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Two areas are proposed for temporary closures during portions of August and September 2008. The smaller of the two areas, the Event Closure Area, is described in Section I and includes about 4,085 acres that will be subject to additional restrictions. During the 38 day period from August 8 through September 15 this area will be closed to public camping, public use, possession of weapons, possession of fireworks, building of fires on the ground, waste water discharge and other restrictions. The second and larger area is the Public E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 138 / Thursday, July 17, 2008 / Notices Closure Area as described in Section II and encompasses about 8,750 acres. This area will be closed to camping and discharge of weapons during the same 38 day period. Additional restrictions including public use and aircraft landing will apply during an 11 day period that corresponds to the actual event which is August 22 through September 1, 2008. I. Event Closure Area: Within the following legally described locations: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Unsurveyed T. 33 N., R. 24 E. Secs. 3, 4, 5, and 9; portions within 50 yards of the Event Entrance Road. Unsurveyed T. 331⁄2 N., R. 24 E. Sec. 25; Sec. 26, portions within event perimeter fence and 50 yards outside the fence; Sec. 34, portions within 50 yards of the Event Entrance Road; Sec. 35, portions within event perimeter fence, 50 yards outside the fence and within 50 yards of the Event Entrance Road; Sec. 36, portions within event perimeter fence, 50 yards outside the fence and the Airport tie-down area. Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 24 E. Secs. 25, 26, 34, 35 and 36, portions within event perimeter fence and 50 yards outside the fence. Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 25 E. Secs. 21, 27, 28, 33 and 34, portions within event perimeter fence and 50 yards outside the fence. Between August 8, 2008 to September 15, 2008 inclusive: A. Aircraft Landing. Aircraft as defined in Title 18, United States Code, section 31(a)(1) and includes lighter-than-air craft, ultra-light craft, and remotely controlled powered craft are prohibited from landing, taking off, or taxiing. The following exceptions apply: 1. Aircraft operations conducted through the authorized event landing strip and such ultra-light and helicopter take-off and landing areas designated for Burning Man event staff and participants, law enforcement, and emergency medical services. 2. Helicopters providing emergency medical services may land in other locations when required for medical incidents. 3. Landings or take-offs of lighterthan-air craft previously approved by the BLM authorized officer. B. Alcohol. 1. Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage by the driver or operator of any motorized vehicle, whether or not the vehicle is in motion is prohibited. 2. Possession of alcohol by minors. (a) The following are prohibited: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Jul 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 (1) Consumption or possession of any alcoholic beverage by a person under 21 years of age on public lands. (2) Selling, offering to sell, or otherwise furnishing or supplying any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on public lands. (b) This section does not apply to the selling, handling, serving or transporting of alcoholic beverages by a person in the course of his lawful employment by a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of alcoholic beverages. 3. Operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence. (a) Title 43 CFR 8341.1(f)3 prohibits the operation of an off-road motor vehicle on public land while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or dangerous drugs. (b) In addition to the prohibition found in 43 CFR 8341.1(f)3, it is prohibited for any person to operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while: (1) The operator is under the combined influence of alcohol, a drug, or drugs to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation of that vehicle; or (2) The alcohol concentration in the operator’s blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. (c) Tests. (1) At the request or direction of any law enforcement officer authorized by the Department of the Interior to enforce this regulation, who has probable cause to believe that an operator of a motor vehicle has violated a provision of paragraph (a) or (b) of this section the operator shall submit to one or more tests of the blood, breath, saliva, or urine for the purpose of determining blood alcohol and drug content. (2) Refusal by an operator to submit to a test is prohibited and proof of refusal may be admissible in any related judicial proceeding. (3) Any test or tests for the presence of alcohol and drugs shall be determined by and administered at the direction of an authorized person. (4) Any test shall be conducted by using accepted scientific methods and equipment of proven accuracy and reliability operated by personnel certified in its use. (d) Presumptive levels. (1) The results of chemical or other quantitative tests are intended to supplement the elements of probable cause used as the basis for the arrest of an operator charged with a violation of paragraph (a) of this section. If the alcohol concentration in the operator’s PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41109 blood or breath at the time of testing is less than alcohol concentrations specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, this fact does not give rise to any presumption that the operator is or is not under the influence of alcohol. (2) The provisions of paragraph (d)(1) of this section are not intended to limit the introduction of any other competent evidence bearing upon the question of whether the operator, at the time of the alleged violation, was under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof. 4. Definitions: (a) Open container: any bottle, can, or other container which contains an alcoholic beverage, if that container does not have a closed top or lid for which the seal has not been broken. If the container has been opened one or more times, and the lid or top has been replaced, that container is an open container. (b) Possession of an open container: includes any open container which is physically possessed by the driver or operator, or which is adjacent to and reachable by, that driver or operator. This includes but is not limited to containers in a cup holder or rack adjacent to the driver or operator, containers on a vehicle floor next to the driver or operator, and containers on a seat or console area next to a driver or operator. C. Drug Paraphernalia. 1. The possession of drug paraphernalia is prohibited. 2. Definition: Drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of any state or federal law, or regulation issued pursuant to law. D. Eviction of Persons. 1. The Event Closure Area is closed to any person who: (a) Has been evicted from the event by the permit holder, Black Rock City LLC, (BRC LLC) whether or not such eviction was requested by BLM. (b) Has been ordered by a BLM law enforcement officer to leave the area of the permitted event. 2. Any person evicted from the event forfeits any privileges to be present within the perimeter fence or anywhere else within the event area even if they possess a ticket to attend the event. E. Fires. E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 41110 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 138 / Thursday, July 17, 2008 / Notices The ignition of fires on the surface of the Black Rock Playa without a burn blanket or burn pan is prohibited. F. Fireworks. The use, sale or possession of personal fireworks is prohibited except for uses of fireworks approved by BRC LLC and used as part of a Burning Man sanctioned art burn event. G. Motor Vehicles. 1. Motor vehicle use is prohibited, except as provided below. (a) Motor vehicles may be operated within the event area under these circumstances: (1) Participant arrival and departure on designated routes; (2) vehicles operated by BRC LLC staff and displaying appropriate current staff identification; (3) BLM, medical, law enforcement, and firefighting vehicles; (4) mutant vehicles, art cars, or other vehicles registered with the Burning Man event organizers and operated within the scope of that registration. Such vehicles must display evidence of registration at all times in such manner that it is visible to the rear of the vehicle while it is in motion; (5) motorized skateboards or Go-Peds with or without handlebars. 2. Vehicle use that creates a dust plume higher than the top of the vehicle is prohibited. 3. Definitions: (a) A motor vehicle is any device designed for and capable of travel over land and which is self-propelled by a motor, but does not include any vehicle operated on rails or any motorized wheelchair. Motorized wheelchair means a selfpropelled wheeled device, designed solely for and used by a mobilityimpaired person for locomotion. H. Public Camping. Public camping is prohibited. Burning Man event ticket holders who are camped in designated areas provided by BRC LLC and ticket holders who are camped in the authorized ‘‘pilot camp’’ and BLM-authorized event management-related camps are exempt from the camping closure. BRC LLC authorized staff, contractors, and other authorized participants are exempt from the camping closure. I. Public Use. No person shall be present within the event area unless that person: possesses a valid ticket to attend the event; is an employee or authorized volunteer with the BLM, a law enforcement agency, emergency medical service provider, fire protection provider, or another public agency working at the event and the employee is assigned to the event; or is a person working at or attending VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Jul 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 the event on behalf of the event organizers, BRC LLC. J. Waste Water Discharge. The dumping or discharge to the ground of grey water is prohibited. Grey water is water used for cooking, washing, dishwashing, or bathing and which contains soap, detergent, food scraps, or food residue. K. Weapons. 1. Weapons. (a) The possession of any weapon is prohibited; (b) The discharge of any weapon is prohibited; (c) The prohibitions above shall not apply to county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement personnel, or any person authorized by federal law to possess a weapon. Additionally ‘‘art projects’’ that include weapons and are sanctioned by BRC LLC will be permitted after obtaining authorization from the BLM authorized officer. 2. Definitions: (a) Weapon means a firearm, compressed gas or spring powered pistol or rifle, bow and arrow, cross bow, blowgun, spear gun, hand thrown spear, sling shot, irritant gas device, electric stunning or immobilization device, explosive device, or any implement designed to expel a projectile, and includes any weapon the possession of which is prohibited by state law. (b) Firearm means any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, or other device which is designed to, or may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the ignition of a propellant. (c) Discharge means the expelling of a projectile from a weapon. II. Public Closure Area: Within the following legally described locations: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada Unsurveyed T. 33 N., R. 24 E. Sec. 1, N1⁄2, portion west of the east playa road; Sec. 2, N1⁄2; Sec. 3, N1⁄2, SW1⁄4, portions outside the Event Area; Sec. 4, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34 and outside the Event Area; Sec. 5, E1⁄2, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34 and outside the Event Area; Sec. 8, NE1⁄4; Sec. 9, N1⁄2, portion outside the Event Area; Sec. 10, NW1⁄4. Unsurveyed T. 331⁄2 N., R. 24 E. Secs. 26, portion outside the Event Area; Sec. 27; Sec. 28, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34; Sec. 33, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34; Secs. 34, 35 and 36, portions outside the Event Area. Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 24 E. Sec. 23 & 24, S1⁄2; Sec. 25 & 26; portions outside the Event Area; PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sec. 27, SE1⁄4, E1⁄2 NE1⁄2, E1⁄2 SW1⁄4; Sec. 33, SE1⁄4, S1⁄2 NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4 NE1⁄4; Sec. 34 & 35, portions outside the Event Area; T. 33 N., R. 25 E. Sec. 4, Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, portions west of the east playa road. Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 25 E. Sec. 15, SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4; Sec. 16, S1⁄2; Sec. 21, portion outside the Event Area; Sec. 22, SW1⁄4, W1⁄2 NW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2, portion outside the Event Area; Sec. 28, portion outside the Event Area; Sec. 33, portion west of the east playa road and outside the Event Area; Sec. 34; W1⁄2, portion west of the east playa road. A. Between August 8, 2008 and September 15, 2008 inclusive: 1. Public Camping. Public camping is prohibited. 2. Discharge of Weapons. Discharge of weapons as defined in paragraph (K)(2) of Section (I) is prohibited. B. Between August 22, 2008 and September 1, 2008 inclusive: 1. Aircraft Landing. Aircraft are prohibited from landing, taking off, or taxiing except as described in paragraph (A) of Section I. 2. Eviction of Persons. The Public Closure Area is closed to any person who: (a) Has been evicted from the event by the permit holder, BRC LLC, whether or not such eviction was requested by BLM. (b) Has been ordered by a BLM law enforcement officer to leave the area of the permitted event. Any person evicted from the event forfeits any privileges to be present within the public closure area even if they possess a ticket to attend the event. 3. Fireworks. The use, sale or possession of personal fireworks is prohibited. 4. Public Use. Public use is prohibited, except for: (a) Passage through, without stopping, the Public Closure Area on the West or East Playa Roads; (b) Pedestrians with Burning Man tickets outside the fence. 5. Motor Vehicles. Motor vehicle use is prohibited, except for passage through, without stopping, the Public Closure Area on the West or East Playa Roads. Vehicles passing through the closure area in this manner are limited to a speed that does not create a dust plume higher than the top of the vehicle. Motor vehicle is defined in paragraph (G)(3) of Section (I). 6. Waste Water Discharge. The dumping or discharge to the ground of grey water is prohibited. Grey E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 138 / Thursday, July 17, 2008 / Notices water is water used for cooking, washing, dishwashing, or bathing and which contains soap, detergent, food scraps, or food residue. 7. Weapons. The possession of any weapon as defined in paragraph (K)(2) of Section (I) is prohibited except weapons within motor vehicles passing through the closure area, without stopping on the West or East Playa Roads. Penalty: Any person failing to comply with the closure orders may be subject to imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or a fine in accordance with the applicable provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3571, or both. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. Dated: July 7, 2008. Gail G. Givens, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E8–16373 Filed 7–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service (MMS) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Western Planning Area (WPA) Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207 Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Final Notice of Sale (FNOS) 207. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On Wednesday, August 20, 2008, the MMS will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in WPA Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207, pursuant to the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331–1356, as amended) and the regulations issued thereunder (30 CFR Part 256). The Final Notice of Sale 207 Package (FNOS 207 Package) contains information essential to bidders, and bidders are charged with the knowledge of the documents contained in the Package. Public bid reading for the WPA Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207 will begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the Grand Ballroom, located at 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. All times referred to in this document are local New Orleans times, unless otherwise specified. ADDRESSES: Bidders can obtain a FNOS 207 Package containing this Notice of Sale and several supporting and essential documents referenced herein from the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region Public Information Unit, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, (504) 736–2519 or (800) 200-GULF or via the MMS GOM mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Jul 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Homepage Address on the Internet: http://www.gomr.mms.gov. Filing of Bids: Bidders must submit sealed bids to the Regional Director (RD), MMS Gulf of Mexico Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on normal working days, and from 8 a.m. to the Bid Submission Deadline of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, the day before the lease sale. If bids are mailed, please address the envelope containing all of the sealed bids as follows: Attention: Supervisor, Sales and Support Unit (MS 5422), Leasing Activities Section, MMS Gulf of Mexico Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, Contains Sealed Bids for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207, Please Deliver to Ms. Nancy Kornrumpf 6th Floor, Immediately. Please note: Bidders mailing their bid(s) are advised to call Ms. Nancy Kornrumpf (504) 736–2726, immediately after putting their bid(s) in the mail. If the RD receives bids later than the time and date specified above, he will return those bids unopened to bidders. Should an unexpected event such as flooding or travel restrictions be significantly disruptive to bid submission, the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region may extend the Bid Submission Deadline. Bidders may call (504) 736–0557 or access our Web site at: http:// www.gomr.mms.gov for information about the possible extension of the Bid Submission Deadline due to such an event. Areas Offered for Leasing: The MMS is offering for leasing in Western Planning Area OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207, all blocks and partial blocks listed in the document ‘‘List of Blocks Available for Leasing’’ included in the FNOS 207 Package. All of these blocks are shown on the following leasing maps and Official Protraction Diagrams (OPD’s): Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Maps—Texas Map Numbers 1 Through 8 (These 16 maps sell for $2.00 each.) TX1 South Padre Island Area (revised November 1, 2000) TX1A South Padre Island Area, East Addition (revised November 1, 2000) TX2 North Padre Island Area (revised November 1, 2000) TX2A North Padre Island Area, East Addition (revised November 1, 2000) TX3 Mustang Island Area (revised November 1, 2000) TX3A Mustang Island Area, East Addition (revised September 3, 2002) TX4 Matagorda Island Area (revised November 1, 2000) TX5 Brazos Area (revised November 1, 2000) PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41111 TX5B Brazos Area, South Addition (revised November 1, 2000) TX6 Galveston Area (revised November 1, 2000) TX6A Galveston Area, South Addition (revised November 1, 2000) TX7 High Island Area (revised November 1, 2000) TX7A High Island Area, East Addition (revised November 1, 2000) TX7B High Island Area, South Addition (revised November 1, 2000) TX7C High Island Area, East Addition, South Extension (revised November 1, 2000) TX8 Sabine Pass Area (revised November 1, 2000) Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Maps—Louisiana Map Numbers 1A, 1B, and 12 (These 3 maps sell for $2.00 each.) LA1A West Cameron Area, West Addition (revised February 28, 2007) LA1B West Cameron Area, South Addition (revised February 28, 2007) LA12 Sabine Pass Area (revised February 28, 2007) Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams (OPD’s) (These 7 diagrams sell for $2.00 each.) NG14–03 Corpus Christi (revised November 1, 2000) NG14–06 Port Isabel (revised November 1, 2000) NG15–01 East Breaks (revised November 1, 2000) NG15–02 Garden Banks (revised February 28, 2007) NG15–04 Alaminos Canyon (revised November 1, 2000) NG15–05 Keathley Canyon (revised February 28, 2007) NG15–08 Sigsbee Escarpment (revised February 28, 2007) Please note: A CD–ROM (in ARC/INFO and Acrobat (.pdf) format) containing all of the GOM leasing maps and OPD’s, except for those not yet converted to digital format, is available from the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region Public Information Unit for a price of $15. These GOM leasing maps and OPD’s are also available for free online in .pdf and .gra format at http://www.gomr.mms.gov/ homepg/lsesale/map_arc.html. For the current status of all Western GOM leasing maps and OPD’s, please refer to 66 FR 28002 (published May 21, 2001), 67 FR 60701 (published September 26, 2002), and 72 FR 27590 (published May 16, 2007). In addition, Supplemental Official OCS Block Diagrams (SOBDs) for these blocks are available for blocks which contain the U.S. 200 Nautical Mile Limit line and the U.S.-Mexico Maritime Boundary line. These SOBDs are also available from the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region Public Information Unit. For additional information, please call Ms. Tara Montgomery (504) 736–5722. All blocks are shown on these leasing maps and OPD’s. The available Federal E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-020-5105-NX-SF31; 08-08807; TAS: 14X5017]


Notice of Temporary Closures and Prohibitions of Certain 
Activities on Public Lands in Pershing County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Temporary Closure.

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SUMMARY: Certain lands located in northwestern Nevada partly within the 
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National 
Conservation Area will be temporarily closed or restricted and certain 
activities will be temporarily prohibited in and around the Burning Man 
event site administered by the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca 
Field Office. These closures are authorized under the provisions of 43 
CFR 8364.1. The specified closures, restrictions and prohibitions are 
made in the interest of public safety at and around the public lands 
location of an event known as the Burning Man Festival. This event is 
authorized on public lands under Special Recreation Permit NV-
025-06-01 and is expected to attract approximately 50,000 participants.

DATES: August 8, 2008 to September 15, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Cooper, National Conservation 
Area Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca Field Office, 5100 
E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445-2921, telephone: (775) 623-
1500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Two areas are proposed for temporary 
closures during portions of August and September 2008. The smaller of 
the two areas, the Event Closure Area, is described in Section I and 
includes about 4,085 acres that will be subject to additional 
restrictions. During the 38 day period from August 8 through September 
15 this area will be closed to public camping, public use, possession 
of weapons, possession of fireworks, building of fires on the ground, 
waste water discharge and other restrictions. The second and larger 
area is the Public

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Closure Area as described in Section II and encompasses about 8,750 
acres. This area will be closed to camping and discharge of weapons 
during the same 38 day period. Additional restrictions including public 
use and aircraft landing will apply during an 11 day period that 
corresponds to the actual event which is August 22 through September 1, 
2008.
    I. Event Closure Area: Within the following legally described 
locations:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

Unsurveyed T. 33 N., R. 24 E.
    Secs. 3, 4, 5, and 9; portions within 50 yards of the Event 
Entrance Road.
Unsurveyed T. 33\1/2\ N., R. 24 E.
    Sec. 25;
    Sec. 26, portions within event perimeter fence and 50 yards 
outside the fence;
    Sec. 34, portions within 50 yards of the Event Entrance Road;
    Sec. 35, portions within event perimeter fence, 50 yards outside 
the fence and within 50 yards of the Event Entrance Road;
    Sec. 36, portions within event perimeter fence, 50 yards outside 
the fence and the Airport tie-down area.
Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 24 E.
    Secs. 25, 26, 34, 35 and 36, portions within event perimeter 
fence and 50 yards outside the fence.
Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 25 E.
    Secs. 21, 27, 28, 33 and 34, portions within event perimeter 
fence and 50 yards outside the fence.

    Between August 8, 2008 to September 15, 2008 inclusive:
    A. Aircraft Landing.
    Aircraft as defined in Title 18, United States Code, section 
31(a)(1) and includes lighter-than-air craft, ultra-light craft, and 
remotely controlled powered craft are prohibited from landing, taking 
off, or taxiing. The following exceptions apply:
    1. Aircraft operations conducted through the authorized event 
landing strip and such ultra-light and helicopter take-off and landing 
areas designated for Burning Man event staff and participants, law 
enforcement, and emergency medical services.
    2. Helicopters providing emergency medical services may land in 
other locations when required for medical incidents.
    3. Landings or take-offs of lighter-than-air craft previously 
approved by the BLM authorized officer.
    B. Alcohol.
    1. Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage by the 
driver or operator of any motorized vehicle, whether or not the vehicle 
is in motion is prohibited.
    2. Possession of alcohol by minors.
    (a) The following are prohibited:
    (1) Consumption or possession of any alcoholic beverage by a person 
under 21 years of age on public lands.
    (2) Selling, offering to sell, or otherwise furnishing or supplying 
any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on public 
lands.
    (b) This section does not apply to the selling, handling, serving 
or transporting of alcoholic beverages by a person in the course of his 
lawful employment by a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of 
alcoholic beverages.
    3. Operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence.
    (a) Title 43 CFR 8341.1(f)3 prohibits the operation of an off-road 
motor vehicle on public land while under the influence of alcohol, 
narcotics, or dangerous drugs.
    (b) In addition to the prohibition found in 43 CFR 8341.1(f)3, it 
is prohibited for any person to operate or be in actual physical 
control of a motor vehicle while:
    (1) The operator is under the combined influence of alcohol, a 
drug, or drugs to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe 
operation of that vehicle; or
    (2) The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 
0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 
grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
    (c) Tests.
    (1) At the request or direction of any law enforcement officer 
authorized by the Department of the Interior to enforce this 
regulation, who has probable cause to believe that an operator of a 
motor vehicle has violated a provision of paragraph (a) or (b) of this 
section the operator shall submit to one or more tests of the blood, 
breath, saliva, or urine for the purpose of determining blood alcohol 
and drug content.
    (2) Refusal by an operator to submit to a test is prohibited and 
proof of refusal may be admissible in any related judicial proceeding.
    (3) Any test or tests for the presence of alcohol and drugs shall 
be determined by and administered at the direction of an authorized 
person.
    (4) Any test shall be conducted by using accepted scientific 
methods and equipment of proven accuracy and reliability operated by 
personnel certified in its use.
    (d) Presumptive levels.
    (1) The results of chemical or other quantitative tests are 
intended to supplement the elements of probable cause used as the basis 
for the arrest of an operator charged with a violation of paragraph (a) 
of this section. If the alcohol concentration in the operator's blood 
or breath at the time of testing is less than alcohol concentrations 
specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, this fact does not give 
rise to any presumption that the operator is or is not under the 
influence of alcohol.
    (2) The provisions of paragraph (d)(1) of this section are not 
intended to limit the introduction of any other competent evidence 
bearing upon the question of whether the operator, at the time of the 
alleged violation, was under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or 
drugs, or any combination thereof.
    4. Definitions:
    (a) Open container: any bottle, can, or other container which 
contains an alcoholic beverage, if that container does not have a 
closed top or lid for which the seal has not been broken. If the 
container has been opened one or more times, and the lid or top has 
been replaced, that container is an open container.
    (b) Possession of an open container: includes any open container 
which is physically possessed by the driver or operator, or which is 
adjacent to and reachable by, that driver or operator. This includes 
but is not limited to containers in a cup holder or rack adjacent to 
the driver or operator, containers on a vehicle floor next to the 
driver or operator, and containers on a seat or console area next to a 
driver or operator.
    C. Drug Paraphernalia.
    1. The possession of drug paraphernalia is prohibited.
    2. Definition: Drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and 
materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for 
use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, 
manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, preparing, testing, 
analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, 
injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human 
body a controlled substance in violation of any state or federal law, 
or regulation issued pursuant to law.
    D. Eviction of Persons.
    1. The Event Closure Area is closed to any person who:
    (a) Has been evicted from the event by the permit holder, Black 
Rock City LLC, (BRC LLC) whether or not such eviction was requested by 
BLM.
    (b) Has been ordered by a BLM law enforcement officer to leave the 
area of the permitted event.
    2. Any person evicted from the event forfeits any privileges to be 
present within the perimeter fence or anywhere else within the event 
area even if they possess a ticket to attend the event.
    E. Fires.

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    The ignition of fires on the surface of the Black Rock Playa 
without a burn blanket or burn pan is prohibited.
    F. Fireworks.
    The use, sale or possession of personal fireworks is prohibited 
except for uses of fireworks approved by BRC LLC and used as part of a 
Burning Man sanctioned art burn event.
    G. Motor Vehicles.
    1. Motor vehicle use is prohibited, except as provided below.
    (a) Motor vehicles may be operated within the event area under 
these circumstances:
    (1) Participant arrival and departure on designated routes;
    (2) vehicles operated by BRC LLC staff and displaying appropriate 
current staff identification;
    (3) BLM, medical, law enforcement, and firefighting vehicles;
    (4) mutant vehicles, art cars, or other vehicles registered with 
the Burning Man event organizers and operated within the scope of that 
registration. Such vehicles must display evidence of registration at 
all times in such manner that it is visible to the rear of the vehicle 
while it is in motion;
    (5) motorized skateboards or Go-Peds with or without handlebars.
    2. Vehicle use that creates a dust plume higher than the top of the 
vehicle is prohibited.
    3. Definitions:
    (a) A motor vehicle is any device designed for and capable of 
travel over land and which is self-propelled by a motor, but does not 
include any vehicle operated on rails or any motorized wheelchair.
    Motorized wheelchair means a self-propelled wheeled device, 
designed solely for and used by a mobility-impaired person for 
locomotion.
    H. Public Camping.
    Public camping is prohibited. Burning Man event ticket holders who 
are camped in designated areas provided by BRC LLC and ticket holders 
who are camped in the authorized ``pilot camp'' and BLM-authorized 
event management-related camps are exempt from the camping closure. BRC 
LLC authorized staff, contractors, and other authorized participants 
are exempt from the camping closure.
    I. Public Use.
    No person shall be present within the event area unless that 
person: possesses a valid ticket to attend the event; is an employee or 
authorized volunteer with the BLM, a law enforcement agency, emergency 
medical service provider, fire protection provider, or another public 
agency working at the event and the employee is assigned to the event; 
or is a person working at or attending the event on behalf of the event 
organizers, BRC LLC.
    J. Waste Water Discharge.
    The dumping or discharge to the ground of grey water is prohibited. 
Grey water is water used for cooking, washing, dishwashing, or bathing 
and which contains soap, detergent, food scraps, or food residue.
    K. Weapons.
    1. Weapons.
    (a) The possession of any weapon is prohibited;
    (b) The discharge of any weapon is prohibited;
    (c) The prohibitions above shall not apply to county, state, tribal 
and federal law enforcement personnel, or any person authorized by 
federal law to possess a weapon. Additionally ``art projects'' that 
include weapons and are sanctioned by BRC LLC will be permitted after 
obtaining authorization from the BLM authorized officer.
    2. Definitions:
    (a) Weapon means a firearm, compressed gas or spring powered pistol 
or rifle, bow and arrow, cross bow, blowgun, spear gun, hand thrown 
spear, sling shot, irritant gas device, electric stunning or 
immobilization device, explosive device, or any implement designed to 
expel a projectile, and includes any weapon the possession of which is 
prohibited by state law.
    (b) Firearm means any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, or other 
device which is designed to, or may be readily converted to, expel a 
projectile by the ignition of a propellant.
    (c) Discharge means the expelling of a projectile from a weapon.
    II. Public Closure Area: Within the following legally described 
locations:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

Unsurveyed T. 33 N., R. 24 E.
    Sec. 1, N\1/2\, portion west of the east playa road;
    Sec. 2, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 3, N\1/2\, SW\1/4\, portions outside the Event Area;
    Sec. 4, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34 and outside the Event 
Area;
    Sec. 5, E\1/2\, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34 and outside 
the Event Area;
    Sec. 8, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, N\1/2\, portion outside the Event Area;
    Sec. 10, NW\1/4\.
Unsurveyed T. 33\1/2\ N., R. 24 E.
    Secs. 26, portion outside the Event Area;
    Sec. 27;
    Sec. 28, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34;
    Sec. 33, portion east of Washoe Co. Rd. 34;
Secs. 34, 35 and 36, portions outside the Event Area.
Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 24 E.
    Sec. 23 & 24, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 25 & 26; portions outside the Event Area;
    Sec. 27, SE\1/4\, E\1/2\ NE\1/2\, E\1/2\ SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 33, SE\1/4\, S\1/2\ NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\ NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34 & 35, portions outside the Event Area;
T. 33 N., R. 25 E.
    Sec. 4, Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, portions west of the east playa 
road.
Unsurveyed T. 34 N., R. 25 E.
    Sec. 15, SW\1/4\ SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 16, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 21, portion outside the Event Area;
    Sec. 22, SW\1/4\, W\1/2\ NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\, portion outside the Event Area;
    Sec. 28, portion outside the Event Area;
    Sec. 33, portion west of the east playa road and outside the 
Event Area;
    Sec. 34; W\1/2\, portion west of the east playa road.

    A. Between August 8, 2008 and September 15, 2008 inclusive:
    1. Public Camping.
    Public camping is prohibited.
    2. Discharge of Weapons.
    Discharge of weapons as defined in paragraph (K)(2) of Section (I) 
is prohibited.
    B. Between August 22, 2008 and September 1, 2008 inclusive:
    1. Aircraft Landing.
    Aircraft are prohibited from landing, taking off, or taxiing except 
as described in paragraph (A) of Section I.
    2. Eviction of Persons.
    The Public Closure Area is closed to any person who:
    (a) Has been evicted from the event by the permit holder, BRC LLC, 
whether or not such eviction was requested by BLM.
    (b) Has been ordered by a BLM law enforcement officer to leave the 
area of the permitted event.
    Any person evicted from the event forfeits any privileges to be 
present within the public closure area even if they possess a ticket to 
attend the event.
    3. Fireworks.
    The use, sale or possession of personal fireworks is prohibited.
    4. Public Use.
    Public use is prohibited, except for:
    (a) Passage through, without stopping, the Public Closure Area on 
the West or East Playa Roads;
    (b) Pedestrians with Burning Man tickets outside the fence.
    5. Motor Vehicles.
    Motor vehicle use is prohibited, except for passage through, 
without stopping, the Public Closure Area on the West or East Playa 
Roads. Vehicles passing through the closure area in this manner are 
limited to a speed that does not create a dust plume higher than the 
top of the vehicle. Motor vehicle is defined in paragraph (G)(3) of 
Section (I).
    6. Waste Water Discharge.
    The dumping or discharge to the ground of grey water is prohibited. 
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water is water used for cooking, washing, dishwashing, or bathing and 
which contains soap, detergent, food scraps, or food residue.
    7. Weapons.
    The possession of any weapon as defined in paragraph (K)(2) of 
Section (I) is prohibited except weapons within motor vehicles passing 
through the closure area, without stopping on the West or East Playa 
Roads.
    Penalty: Any person failing to comply with the closure orders may 
be subject to imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or a fine in 
accordance with the applicable provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3571, or both.

    Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1.

    Dated: July 7, 2008.
Gail G. Givens,
Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E8-16373 Filed 7-16-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-HC-P