Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands for the Burning Man Event (Permitted Event), Pershing County, NV, 43228-43232 [2016-15681]

Download as PDF 43228 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 1610.5. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NCA Proposed RMP/Final EIS and at 43 CFR 1610.5–2. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Emailed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the emailed protest as an advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct emails to protest@blm.gov. Unlike land use planning decisions, implementation decisions included in this Proposed RMP/Final EIS are not subject to protest under the BLM planning regulations, but are subject to an administrative review process through appeals to the Office of Hearings and Appeals, Interior Board of Land Appeals, pursuant to 43 CFR part 4 Subpart E. Implementation decisions generally constitute the BLM’s final approval allowing on-the-ground actions to proceed. Where implementation decisions are made as part of the land use planning process, they are subject to the appeals process or other administrative review as prescribed by specific resource program regulations once the BLM resolves the protests to land use planning decisions and issues an Approved RMP and ROD. The Approved RMP and ROD will, therefore, identify the implementation decisions made in the plan that may be appealed to the Office of Hearing and Appeals. Before including your phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware that your entire protest—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 33 N., R. 24 E., unsurveyed, Sec. 1, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road; Sec. 2, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road; Sec. 3; Sec. 4, that portion lying southeasterly of Washoe County Road 34; Sec. 5; Sec. 8, NE1⁄4; Sec. 9, N1⁄2; Ruth Welch, BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–15526 Filed 6–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 Bureau of Land Management [LLNVW03500.L51050000.EA0000. LVRCF1604630 241A; MO#] Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands for the Burning Man Event (Permitted Event), Pershing County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, will implement a temporary closure and temporary restrictions to protect public safety and resources on public lands within and adjacent to the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert playa. DATES: The temporary closure and temporary restrictions will be in effect from August 1 to September 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Mack, Jr., Black Rock Field Office Manager, Winnemucca District, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445–2921, telephone: 775–623–1500, email: wmack@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The temporary closure and temporary restrictions affect public lands within and adjacent to the Burning Man event permitted on the Black Rock Desert playa within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area in Pershing County, Nevada. The legal description of the affected public lands in the temporary public closure area is: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sec. 10, N1⁄2; Sec. 11, that portion of the N1⁄2 lying northwesterly of East Playa Road. T. 331⁄2 N., R. 24 E., unsurveyed, Secs. 25, 26, and 27; Sec. 28, that portion lying easterly of Washoe County Road 34; Sec. 33, that portion lying easterly of Washoe County Road 34; Secs. 34, 35, and 36. T. 34 N., R. 24 E., partly unsurveyed, Sec. 23, S1⁄2; Sec. 24, S1⁄2; Secs. 25 and 26; Sec. 27, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4; Sec. 33, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, that portion of the SW1⁄4 lying northeasterly of Washoe County Road 34, SE1⁄4; Secs. 34, 35, and 36. T. 33 N., R. 25 E., Sec. 4, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road. T. 34 N., R. 25 E., unsurveyed, Sec. 16, S1⁄2; Sec. 21; Sec. 22, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2; Sec. 28; Sec. 33, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road; Sec. 34, that portion of the W1⁄2 lying northwesterly of East Playa Road. The temporary closure area comprises approximately 14,153 acres in Pershing County, Nevada. The public closure is necessary for the period of time from August 1 through September 21, 2016, because of the Burning Man event activities in the area, starting with fencing the site perimeter, final setup, the actual event (August 28 through September 5), initial phases of cleanup, and concluding with final site cleanup. The public closure area comprises about 13 percent of the Black Rock Desert playa. Public access to other areas of the playa will remain open and the other 87 percent of the playa outside the temporary closure area will remain open to dispersed casual use. The event area is contained within the temporary closure area. The event area is defined as the portion of the temporary closure area (1) entirely contained within the event perimeter fence, including 50 feet from the outside of the event perimeter fence; and (2) within 25 feet from the outside edge of the event access road; and includes the entirety of the aircraft parking area outside the event perimeter fence. The temporary closure and temporary restrictions are necessary to provide a safe environment for the participants of the permitted event and for members of the public visiting the Black Rock Desert, and to protect public land resources by addressing law enforcement and public safety concerns associated with the event. The event is expected to attract approximately E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2016 / Notices 70,000 paid participants to a remote rural area, more than 90 miles from urban infrastructure and support, including public safety, transportation, and communication services. During the event, Black Rock City, the temporary city associated with the event, becomes one of the largest population areas in Nevada. This event is authorized on public land under Special Recreation Permit #NVW03500–16–01. The permitted event takes place within Pershing County, a rural county with a small population and a small Sheriff’s Department. The temporary closure and temporary restrictions are necessary to enable BLM law enforcement personnel to provide for public safety and to protect the public lands, as well as to support and assist state and local agencies with enforcement of existing laws. A temporary closure and temporary restrictions order, under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1, is appropriate for a single event. A temporary closure and temporary restrictions order is specifically tailored to the timeframe that is necessary to provide a safe environment for the public and for participants at the Burning Man event, and to protect public land resources while avoiding imposing restrictions that may not be necessary in the area during the remainder of the year. The BLM will post information signs and maps about the temporary closure and temporary restrictions at main entry points around the playa, at the BLM Winnemucca District Office, at the Nevada State Office, at the Black Rock Visitor Center and on the BLM’s Web site: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo.html. In addition to the Nevada Collateral Forfeiture and Bail Schedule as authorized by the United States District Court, District of Nevada and under the authority of Section 303(a) of FLPMA, 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce a temporary public closure and the following temporary restrictions will apply within and adjacent to the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert playa from August 1 through September 21, 2016: Temporary Restrictions asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (a) Environmental Resource Management and Protection (1) No person may deface, disturb, remove, or destroy any natural object. (2) Fires/Campfires: The ignition of fires on the surface of the Black Rock playa without a burn blanket or burn pan is prohibited. Campfires may only be burned in containers that are stably elevated above the playa/ground surface and in a manner that do not pose a risk VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 of fire debris falling onto the playa/ ground surface. Plastic and other nonflammable materials may not be burned in campfires. The ignition of fires other than a campfire is prohibited. This restriction does not apply to eventsanctioned and regulated art burns during the event. (3) Fireworks: The use, sale, or possession of personal fireworks is prohibited except for uses of fireworks approved by the permit holder and used as part of a Burning Man-sanctioned art burn event. (4) Grey and Black Water Discharge: The discharge and dumping of grey water and black water onto the playa/ ground surface is prohibited. Grey water is defined as water that has been used for cooking, washing, dishwashing, or bathing and/or contains soap, detergent, food scraps, or food residue, regardless of whether such products are biodegradable or have been filtered or disinfected. Black water is defined as waste water containing feces, urine, and/or flush water. (5) Human Waste: The depositing of human waste (liquid and/or solid) on the playa/ground surface is prohibited. (6) Trash: The discharge of any and all trash/litter (Matter Out Of Place (MOOP)) onto the playa/ground surface is prohibited. All event participants must pack out and properly dispose of all trash at an appropriate disposal facility off the playa. (7) Hazardous Materials: The dumping or discharge of vehicle oil, petroleum products, or other hazardous household, commercial, or industrial refuse or waste onto the playa/ground surface is prohibited. This applies to all recreational vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, port-a-potties, generators, and other camp infrastructure. (8) Fuel Storage: All fuel must be stored in a designated fuel storage area located at least ten feet away from any flammable materials, including vehicles and camping trailers. Fuel storage areas must be provided with shade to prevent fuel containers from bloating, leaking, or spilling. The storage of more than 110 gallons of fuel in a single camp is prohibited. Storage areas for over 20 gallons of fuel must include a secondary containment measure capable of holding 110 percent of the fuel being stored to prevent leaks and spills onto the playa/ ground surface. Storage areas for less than 20 gallons of fuel must include a tarp, plywood, or other measure to prevent leaks and spills onto the playa/ ground surface. (9) Water Discharge: The unauthorized dumping or discharge of water onto the playa/ground surface, onto city streets and/or other public PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43229 areas, or onto camp electric systems in a manner that creates a hazard or nuisance is prohibited. This provision does not prohibit the use of water trucks contracted by the event organizer to provide dust abatement measures. (b) Commercial Activities In accordance with Handbook H– 2930–1 Chapter 1–C. Vending and the 2016 Special Recreation Permit Stipulation for the permitted event, ALL venders and air carrier services must provide proof of authorization to operate at the event issued by the permitting agency and/or the permit holder upon request. Failure to provide such authorization would potentially result in eviction from the event. (c) Aircraft Landing The public closure area is closed to aircraft landing, taking off, and taxiing. Aircraft is defined in Title 18, U.S.C., section 31(a)(1) and includes lighterthan-air craft and ultra-light craft. The following exceptions apply: (1) All aircraft operations, including ultra-light and helicopter landings and takeoffs will occur at the designated 88NV Black Rock City Airport landing strips and areas defined by airport management. All takeoffs and landings will occur only during the hours of operation of the airport as described in the Burning Man Operating Plan. All pilots that use the Black Rock City Airport must agree to and abide by the published airport rules and regulations; (2) Only helicopters providing emergency medical services may land at the designated Emergency Medical Services helicopter pad or at other locations when required for medical incidents. The BLM authorized officer or his/her delegated representative may approve other helicopter landings and takeoffs when deemed necessary for the benefit of the law enforcement operation; and (3) Landings or takeoffs of lighterthan-air craft previously approved by the BLM authorized officer may occur. (d) Alcohol/Prohibited Substance (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: The following are prohibited: (i) Consumption or possession of any alcoholic beverage by a person under 21 years of age on public lands; and (ii) Selling, offering to sell, or otherwise furnishing or supplying any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on public lands. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 43230 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2016 / Notices (3) Operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or dangerous drugs: (i) 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. (ii) In addition to the prohibition found at 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: (A) 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 (B) 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) The amount of a prohibited substance in the operator’s urine or blood is equal to or greater than the following nanograms per milliliter (ng/ ml): (1) Amphetamine: Urine, 500 ng/ml; blood, 100 ng/ml; (2) Cocaine: Urine, 150 ng/ml; blood, 50 ng/ml; (3) Cocaine metabolite: Urine,150 ng/ ml; blood, 50 ng/ml; (4) Heroin: Urine, 2,000 ng/ml; blood, 50 ng/ml; (5) Heroin metabolite: (i) Morphine: Urine, 2,000 ng/ml; blood, 50 ng/ml; (ii) 6-monoacetyl morphine: Urine, 10 ng/ml; blood, 10 ng/ml; (6) Lysergic acid diethylamide: Urine, 25 ng/ml; blood, 10 ng/ml; (7) Marijuana: Urine, 10 ng/ml; blood, 2 ng/ml; (8) Marijuana metabolite: Urine, 15 ng/ml; blood, 5 ng/ml; (9) Methamphetamine: Urine, 500 ng/ ml; blood, 100 ng/ml; (10) Phencyclidine: Urine, 25 ng/ml; blood,10 ng/ml; (iii) Tests: (A) At the request or direction of any law enforcement officer authorized by the Department of the Interior to enforce this closure and restriction order, who has probable cause to believe that an operator of a motor vehicle has violated a provision of paragraph (i) or (ii) 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. (B) Refusal by an operator to submit to a test is prohibited, and proof of refusal may be admissible in any related judicial proceeding. (C) Any test or tests for the presence of alcohol and drugs shall be VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 determined by and administered at the direction of an authorized law enforcement officer. (D) Any test shall be conducted using accepted scientific methods and equipment of proven accuracy and reliability operated by personnel certified in its use. (iiii) Presumptive levels: (A) 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 (i) 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 (ii)(B) of this section, this fact does not give rise to any presumption that the operator is or is not under the influence of alcohol. (B) The provisions of paragraph (iv)(A) 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, a drug or multiple drugs, or any combination thereof. iv. 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 that is physically possessed by the driver or operator, or 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. (e) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 violation of any state or Federal law, or regulation issued pursuant to law. (f) Disorderly Conduct (1) Disorderly conduct is prohibited. Disorderly conduct means that an individual, with the intent of recklessly causing public alarm, nuisance, jeopardy, or violence, or recklessly creating a risk thereof: (i) Engages in fighting or violent behavior; (ii) Uses language, an utterance, or gesture, or engages in a display or act that is physically threatening or menacing, or done in a manner that is likely to inflict injury or incite an immediate breach of the peace. (iii) Obstructs, resists, or attempts to elude a law enforcement officer, or fails to follow their orders or directions. (g) Eviction of Persons (1) The public closure area is closed to any person who: (i) Has been evicted from the event by the permit holder, whether or not the eviction was requested by the BLM; (ii) Has been evicted from the event by the BLM; or (iii) Has been ordered by a law enforcement officer to leave the area of the permitted event. (2) Any person evicted from the event forfeits all privileges to be present within the perimeter fence or anywhere else within the public closure area even if they possess a ticket to attend the event. (h) Motor Vehicles (1) Motor vehicles must comply with the following requirements: (i) The operator of a motor vehicle must possess a valid driver’s license. (ii) Motor vehicles and trailers must possess evidence of valid registration, except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of that registration. (iii) Motor vehicles must possess evidence of valid insurance, except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of that registration. (iv) Motor vehicles and trailers must not block a street used for vehicular travel or a pedestrian pathway. (v) Motor vehicles must not exceed the posted speed limit. (vi) No person shall occupy a trailer while the motor vehicle is in transit upon a roadway, except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of that registration. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2016 / Notices (vii) Motor vehicles, other than a motorcycle or golf cart, must be equipped with at least two working headlamps, at least two functioning tail lamps and at least two functioning brake lights, except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of that registration, so long as they are adequately lit according to Black Rock City, LLC Department of Mutant Vehicle requirements. (viii) Trailers pulled by motor vehicles must be equipped with at least two functioning tail lamps and at least two functioning brake lights. (ix) Motor vehicles must display an unobstructed rear license plate that is in a place and position to be clearly visible, maintained free from foreign materials, and in a condition to be clearly legible, except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of that registration. (2) The public closure area is closed to motor vehicle use, except as provided below. Motor vehicles may be operated within the public closure area under the circumstances listed below: (i) Participant arrival and departure on designated routes; (ii) BLM, medical, law enforcement, and firefighting vehicles are authorized at all times; (iii) Vehicles, mutant vehicles, or art cars operated by the permit holder’s staff or contractors and service providers on behalf of the permit holder are authorized at all times. These vehicles must display evidence of event registration at all times in such manner that it is visible to the rear of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion; (iv) Vehicles used by disabled drivers and displaying official state disabled driver license plates or placards are authorized at all times; (v) Motorized skateboards, electric assist bicycles, or Go-Peds with or without handlebars; (vi) Participant drop-off of approved burnable(s) and wood to the Burn Garden/Wood Reclamation Stations (located on open playa at 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 Promenades and the Man base) from 10:00 a.m. Sunday through the end of day Tuesday, post event; and (vii) Passage through, without stopping, the public closure area on the west or east playa roads. (viii) Support vehicles for art vehicles, mutant vehicles and theme camps will be allowed to drive to and from fueling stations. (3) Definitions: (i) A motor vehicle is any device designed for and capable of travel over VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 land and which is self-propelled by a motor, but does not include any vehicle operated on rails or any motorized wheelchair. (ii) Motorized wheelchair means a self-propelled wheeled device, designed solely for and used by a mobilityimpaired person for locomotion. (iii) ‘‘Trailer’’ means every vehicle without motive power designed to carry property or passengers wholly on its own structure and to be drawn by a motor vehicle. This includes a U-Haul, Camp trailer, pop-up trailer, 4′ x 7′ or larger flatbed trailer, enclosed cargo trailer, or RV style trailer. (i) Public Camping The public closure area is closed to public camping with the following exceptions: (1) The permitted event’s ticket holders, who are camped in designated event areas provided by the permit holder; (2) Ticket holders who are camped in the authorized pilot camp; (3) The permit holder’s authorized staff, contractors, and BLM authorized event managers. (j) Public Use The public closure area is closed to use by members of the public, unless that person is traveling through, without stopping, the public closure area on the west or east playa roads; possesses a valid ticket to attend the event; is an employee or authorized volunteer with the BLM, a law enforcement officer, emergency medical service provider, fire protection provider, or another public agency employee working at the event and that individual is assigned to the event; is a person working at or attending the event on behalf of the permit holder; or is authorized by the permit holder to be onsite prior to the commencement of the event for the primary purpose of constructing, creating, designing or installing art, displays, buildings, facilities or other items and structures in connection with the event; or is a commercial operation to provide services to the event organizers and/or participants authorized by the permit holder through a contract or agreement and authorized by BLM through a Special Recreation Permit. (k) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (1) The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is prohibited, unless the operator is registered through and complies with the Remote Control BRC program (RCBRC) and operates the UAS in accordance with Federal laws and regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43231 (2) Definitions: (i) Unmanned aircraft means an aircraft operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft. (ii) An UAS is the unmanned aircraft and all of the associated support equipment, control station, data links, telemetry, communications and navigation equipment, etc., necessary to operate the unmanned aircraft. (l) Lasers (1) The possession and/or use of handheld lasers are prohibited. A laser means any hand held laser beam device or demonstration laser product that emits a single point of light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye. (m) Weapons (1) The possession of any weapon is prohibited except weapons within motor vehicles passing, without stopping, through the public closure area on the west or east playa roads. (2) The discharge of any weapon is prohibited. (3) The prohibitions above shall not apply to county, state, tribal and Federal law enforcement personnel who are working in their official capacity at the event. (4) ‘‘Art projects’’ that include weapons and are sanctioned by the permit holder will be permitted after obtaining authorization from the BLM authorized officer. (5) Definitions: (i) 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, any implement designed to expel a projectile, switch-blade knife, any blade which is greater than 10 inches in length from the tip of the blade to the edge of the hilt or finger guard nearest the blade (e.g., swords, dirks, daggers, machetes), or any other weapon the possession of which is prohibited by state law. Exception: This rule does not apply in a kitchen or cooking environment or where an event worker is wearing or utilizing a construction knife for their duties at the event. (ii) 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. (iii) Discharge means the expelling of a projectile from a weapon. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 43232 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2016 / Notices (n) Penalties Any person who violates the above rules and restrictions may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.0–7, or both. In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1–7, State or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of Nevada law. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. William Mack, Jr., Black Rock Field Office Manager, Winnemucca District. [FR Doc. 2016–15681 Filed 6–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–856 (Third Review)] Ammonium Nitrate From Russia; Institution of a Five-Year Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on ammonium nitrate from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is August 1, 2016. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 14, 2016. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 16–5–359, expiration date June 30, 2017. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 15 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this proceeding may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On May 19, 2000, the Department of Commerce suspended an antidumping duty investigation on imports of ammonium nitrate from Russia (65 FR 37759, June 16, 2000). Following five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective April 5, 2006, Commerce issued a continuation of the suspended investigation on imports of ammonium nitrate from Russia (71 FR 17080). Effective May 2, 2011, Commerce terminated the suspension agreement and issued an antidumping duty order (76 FR 23569, April 27, 2011). Following the second five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective August 10, 2011, Commerce issued a continuation of the antidumping duty order on imports of ammonium nitrate from Russia (76 FR 49449). The Commission is now conducting a third review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), to determine whether revocation of the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. Provisions concerning the conduct of this proceeding may be found in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure at 19 CFR parts 201, Subparts A and B and 19 CFR part 207, subparts A and F. The Commission will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct a full review or an expedited review. The Commission’s determination in any expedited review will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions.—The following definitions apply to this review: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year review, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Country in this review is Russia. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determination, its full first five-year review determination, and its expedited second five-year review, the Commission defined the Domestic Like Product as all ammonium nitrate corresponding to Commerce’s scope. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original determination, its full first five-year review determination, and its expedited second five-year review determination, the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as all domestic producers of the Domestic Like Product. (5) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or through its selling agent. Participation in the proceeding and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the proceeding as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11(b)(4) of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the proceeding. Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission five-year reviews are advised that they may appear in a review even if they participated personally and substantially in the corresponding underlying original investigation or an earlier review of the same underlying investigation. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43228-43232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15681]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVW03500.L51050000.EA0000. LVRCF1604630 241A; MO#]


Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of 
Specific Uses on Public Lands for the Burning Man Event (Permitted 
Event), Pershing County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that under the authority of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, 
will implement a temporary closure and temporary restrictions to 
protect public safety and resources on public lands within and adjacent 
to the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert playa.

DATES: The temporary closure and temporary restrictions will be in 
effect from August 1 to September 21, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Mack, Jr., Black Rock 
Field Office Manager, Winnemucca District, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., 
Winnemucca, NV 89445-2921, telephone: 775-623-1500, email: 
wmack@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-
877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. 
The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message 
or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during 
normal hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The temporary closure and temporary 
restrictions affect public lands within and adjacent to the Burning Man 
event permitted on the Black Rock Desert playa within the Black Rock 
Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area in 
Pershing County, Nevada. The legal description of the affected public 
lands in the temporary public closure area is:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

T. 33 N., R. 24 E., unsurveyed,
    Sec. 1, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road;
    Sec. 2, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road;
    Sec. 3;
    Sec. 4, that portion lying southeasterly of Washoe County Road 
34;
    Sec. 5;
    Sec. 8, NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 11, that portion of the N\1/2\ lying northwesterly of East 
Playa Road.
T. 33\1/2\ N., R. 24 E., unsurveyed,
    Secs. 25, 26, and 27;
    Sec. 28, that portion lying easterly of Washoe County Road 34;
    Sec. 33, that portion lying easterly of Washoe County Road 34;
    Secs. 34, 35, and 36.
T. 34 N., R. 24 E., partly unsurveyed,
    Sec. 23, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 24, S\1/2\;
    Secs. 25 and 26;
    Sec. 27, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 33, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, that portion of the 
SW\1/4\ lying northeasterly of Washoe County Road 34, SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 34, 35, and 36.
T. 33 N., R. 25 E.,
    Sec. 4, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road.
T. 34 N., R. 25 E., unsurveyed,
    Sec. 16, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 21;
    Sec. 22, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 28;
    Sec. 33, that portion lying northwesterly of East Playa Road;
    Sec. 34, that portion of the W\1/2\ lying northwesterly of East 
Playa Road.

The temporary closure area comprises approximately 14,153 acres in 
Pershing County, Nevada.

    The public closure is necessary for the period of time from August 
1 through September 21, 2016, because of the Burning Man event 
activities in the area, starting with fencing the site perimeter, final 
setup, the actual event (August 28 through September 5), initial phases 
of cleanup, and concluding with final site cleanup.
    The public closure area comprises about 13 percent of the Black 
Rock Desert playa. Public access to other areas of the playa will 
remain open and the other 87 percent of the playa outside the temporary 
closure area will remain open to dispersed casual use.
    The event area is contained within the temporary closure area. The 
event area is defined as the portion of the temporary closure area (1) 
entirely contained within the event perimeter fence, including 50 feet 
from the outside of the event perimeter fence; and (2) within 25 feet 
from the outside edge of the event access road; and includes the 
entirety of the aircraft parking area outside the event perimeter 
fence.
    The temporary closure and temporary restrictions are necessary to 
provide a safe environment for the participants of the permitted event 
and for members of the public visiting the Black Rock Desert, and to 
protect public land resources by addressing law enforcement and public 
safety concerns associated with the event. The event is expected to 
attract approximately

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70,000 paid participants to a remote rural area, more than 90 miles 
from urban infrastructure and support, including public safety, 
transportation, and communication services. During the event, Black 
Rock City, the temporary city associated with the event, becomes one of 
the largest population areas in Nevada. This event is authorized on 
public land under Special Recreation Permit #NVW03500-16-01.
    The permitted event takes place within Pershing County, a rural 
county with a small population and a small Sheriff's Department. The 
temporary closure and temporary restrictions are necessary to enable 
BLM law enforcement personnel to provide for public safety and to 
protect the public lands, as well as to support and assist state and 
local agencies with enforcement of existing laws.
    A temporary closure and temporary restrictions order, under the 
authority of 43 CFR 8364.1, is appropriate for a single event. A 
temporary closure and temporary restrictions order is specifically 
tailored to the timeframe that is necessary to provide a safe 
environment for the public and for participants at the Burning Man 
event, and to protect public land resources while avoiding imposing 
restrictions that may not be necessary in the area during the remainder 
of the year.
    The BLM will post information signs and maps about the temporary 
closure and temporary restrictions at main entry points around the 
playa, at the BLM Winnemucca District Office, at the Nevada State 
Office, at the Black Rock Visitor Center and on the BLM's Web site: 
www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo.html.
    In addition to the Nevada Collateral Forfeiture and Bail Schedule 
as authorized by the United States District Court, District of Nevada 
and under the authority of Section 303(a) of FLPMA, 43 CFR 8360.0-7, 
and 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce a temporary public closure and 
the following temporary restrictions will apply within and adjacent to 
the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert playa from August 1 
through September 21, 2016:

Temporary Restrictions

(a) Environmental Resource Management and Protection
    (1) No person may deface, disturb, remove, or destroy any natural 
object.
    (2) Fires/Campfires: The ignition of fires on the surface of the 
Black Rock playa without a burn blanket or burn pan is prohibited. 
Campfires may only be burned in containers that are stably elevated 
above the playa/ground surface and in a manner that do not pose a risk 
of fire debris falling onto the playa/ground surface. Plastic and other 
nonflammable materials may not be burned in campfires. The ignition of 
fires other than a campfire is prohibited. This restriction does not 
apply to event-sanctioned and regulated art burns during the event.
    (3) Fireworks: The use, sale, or possession of personal fireworks 
is prohibited except for uses of fireworks approved by the permit 
holder and used as part of a Burning Man-sanctioned art burn event.
    (4) Grey and Black Water Discharge: The discharge and dumping of 
grey water and black water onto the playa/ground surface is prohibited. 
Grey water is defined as water that has been used for cooking, washing, 
dishwashing, or bathing and/or contains soap, detergent, food scraps, 
or food residue, regardless of whether such products are biodegradable 
or have been filtered or disinfected. Black water is defined as waste 
water containing feces, urine, and/or flush water.
    (5) Human Waste: The depositing of human waste (liquid and/or 
solid) on the playa/ground surface is prohibited.
    (6) Trash: The discharge of any and all trash/litter (Matter Out Of 
Place (MOOP)) onto the playa/ground surface is prohibited. All event 
participants must pack out and properly dispose of all trash at an 
appropriate disposal facility off the playa.
    (7) Hazardous Materials: The dumping or discharge of vehicle oil, 
petroleum products, or other hazardous household, commercial, or 
industrial refuse or waste onto the playa/ground surface is prohibited. 
This applies to all recreational vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, port-
a-potties, generators, and other camp infrastructure.
    (8) Fuel Storage: All fuel must be stored in a designated fuel 
storage area located at least ten feet away from any flammable 
materials, including vehicles and camping trailers. Fuel storage areas 
must be provided with shade to prevent fuel containers from bloating, 
leaking, or spilling. The storage of more than 110 gallons of fuel in a 
single camp is prohibited. Storage areas for over 20 gallons of fuel 
must include a secondary containment measure capable of holding 110 
percent of the fuel being stored to prevent leaks and spills onto the 
playa/ground surface. Storage areas for less than 20 gallons of fuel 
must include a tarp, plywood, or other measure to prevent leaks and 
spills onto the playa/ground surface.
    (9) Water Discharge: The unauthorized dumping or discharge of water 
onto the playa/ground surface, onto city streets and/or other public 
areas, or onto camp electric systems in a manner that creates a hazard 
or nuisance is prohibited. This provision does not prohibit the use of 
water trucks contracted by the event organizer to provide dust 
abatement measures.
(b) Commercial Activities
    In accordance with Handbook H-2930-1 Chapter 1-C. Vending and the 
2016 Special Recreation Permit Stipulation for the permitted event, ALL 
venders and air carrier services must provide proof of authorization to 
operate at the event issued by the permitting agency and/or the permit 
holder upon request. Failure to provide such authorization would 
potentially result in eviction from the event.
(c) Aircraft Landing
    The public closure area is closed to aircraft landing, taking off, 
and taxiing. Aircraft is defined in Title 18, U.S.C., section 31(a)(1) 
and includes lighter-than-air craft and ultra-light craft. The 
following exceptions apply:
    (1) All aircraft operations, including ultra-light and helicopter 
landings and takeoffs will occur at the designated 88NV Black Rock City 
Airport landing strips and areas defined by airport management. All 
takeoffs and landings will occur only during the hours of operation of 
the airport as described in the Burning Man Operating Plan. All pilots 
that use the Black Rock City Airport must agree to and abide by the 
published airport rules and regulations;
    (2) Only helicopters providing emergency medical services may land 
at the designated Emergency Medical Services helicopter pad or at other 
locations when required for medical incidents. The BLM authorized 
officer or his/her delegated representative may approve other 
helicopter landings and takeoffs when deemed necessary for the benefit 
of the law enforcement operation; and
    (3) Landings or takeoffs of lighter-than-air craft previously 
approved by the BLM authorized officer may occur.
(d) Alcohol/Prohibited Substance
    (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:
    The following are prohibited:
    (i) Consumption or possession of any alcoholic beverage by a person 
under 21 years of age on public lands; and
    (ii) Selling, offering to sell, or otherwise furnishing or 
supplying any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on 
public lands.

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    (3) Operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of 
alcohol, narcotics, or dangerous drugs:
    (i) 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.
    (ii) In addition to the prohibition found at 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:
    (A) 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
    (B) 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) The amount of a prohibited substance in the operator's urine or 
blood is equal to or greater than the following nanograms per 
milliliter (ng/ml):
    (1) Amphetamine: Urine, 500 ng/ml; blood, 100 ng/ml;
    (2) Cocaine: Urine, 150 ng/ml; blood, 50 ng/ml;
    (3) Cocaine metabolite: Urine,150 ng/ml; blood, 50 ng/ml;
    (4) Heroin: Urine, 2,000 ng/ml; blood, 50 ng/ml;
    (5) Heroin metabolite:
    (i) Morphine: Urine, 2,000 ng/ml; blood, 50 ng/ml;
    (ii) 6-monoacetyl morphine: Urine, 10 ng/ml; blood, 10 ng/ml;
    (6) Lysergic acid diethylamide: Urine, 25 ng/ml; blood, 10 ng/ml;
    (7) Marijuana: Urine, 10 ng/ml; blood, 2 ng/ml;
    (8) Marijuana metabolite: Urine, 15 ng/ml; blood, 5 ng/ml;
    (9) Methamphetamine: Urine, 500 ng/ml; blood, 100 ng/ml;
    (10) Phencyclidine: Urine, 25 ng/ml; blood,10 ng/ml;
    (iii) Tests:
    (A) At the request or direction of any law enforcement officer 
authorized by the Department of the Interior to enforce this closure 
and restriction order, who has probable cause to believe that an 
operator of a motor vehicle has violated a provision of paragraph (i) 
or (ii) 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.
    (B) Refusal by an operator to submit to a test is prohibited, and 
proof of refusal may be admissible in any related judicial proceeding.
    (C) Any test or tests for the presence of alcohol and drugs shall 
be determined by and administered at the direction of an authorized law 
enforcement officer.
    (D) Any test shall be conducted using accepted scientific methods 
and equipment of proven accuracy and reliability operated by personnel 
certified in its use.
    (iiii) Presumptive levels:
    (A) 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 (i) 
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 (ii)(B) of this section, this fact does not give 
rise to any presumption that the operator is or is not under the 
influence of alcohol.
    (B) The provisions of paragraph (iv)(A) 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, a drug or 
multiple drugs, or any combination thereof.

iv. 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 
that is physically possessed by the driver or operator, or 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.
(e) 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.
(f) Disorderly Conduct
    (1) Disorderly conduct is prohibited. Disorderly conduct means that 
an individual, with the intent of recklessly causing public alarm, 
nuisance, jeopardy, or violence, or recklessly creating a risk thereof:
    (i) Engages in fighting or violent behavior;
    (ii) Uses language, an utterance, or gesture, or engages in a 
display or act that is physically threatening or menacing, or done in a 
manner that is likely to inflict injury or incite an immediate breach 
of the peace.
    (iii) Obstructs, resists, or attempts to elude a law enforcement 
officer, or fails to follow their orders or directions.
(g) Eviction of Persons
    (1) The public closure area is closed to any person who:
    (i) Has been evicted from the event by the permit holder, whether 
or not the eviction was requested by the BLM;
    (ii) Has been evicted from the event by the BLM; or
    (iii) Has been ordered by a law enforcement officer to leave the 
area of the permitted event.
    (2) Any person evicted from the event forfeits all privileges to be 
present within the perimeter fence or anywhere else within the public 
closure area even if they possess a ticket to attend the event.
(h) Motor Vehicles
    (1) Motor vehicles must comply with the following requirements:
    (i) The operator of a motor vehicle must possess a valid driver's 
license.
    (ii) Motor vehicles and trailers must possess evidence of valid 
registration, except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered 
with the permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of 
that registration.
    (iii) Motor vehicles must possess evidence of valid insurance, 
except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the 
permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of that 
registration.
    (iv) Motor vehicles and trailers must not block a street used for 
vehicular travel or a pedestrian pathway.
    (v) Motor vehicles must not exceed the posted speed limit.
    (vi) No person shall occupy a trailer while the motor vehicle is in 
transit upon a roadway, except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles 
registered with the permitted event organizers and operated within the 
scope of that registration.

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    (vii) Motor vehicles, other than a motorcycle or golf cart, must be 
equipped with at least two working headlamps, at least two functioning 
tail lamps and at least two functioning brake lights, except for mutant 
vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the permitted event 
organizers and operated within the scope of that registration, so long 
as they are adequately lit according to Black Rock City, LLC Department 
of Mutant Vehicle requirements.
    (viii) Trailers pulled by motor vehicles must be equipped with at 
least two functioning tail lamps and at least two functioning brake 
lights.
    (ix) Motor vehicles must display an unobstructed rear license plate 
that is in a place and position to be clearly visible, maintained free 
from foreign materials, and in a condition to be clearly legible, 
except for mutant vehicles, or other vehicles registered with the 
permitted event organizers and operated within the scope of that 
registration.
    (2) The public closure area is closed to motor vehicle use, except 
as provided below. Motor vehicles may be operated within the public 
closure area under the circumstances listed below:
    (i) Participant arrival and departure on designated routes;
    (ii) BLM, medical, law enforcement, and firefighting vehicles are 
authorized at all times;
    (iii) Vehicles, mutant vehicles, or art cars operated by the permit 
holder's staff or contractors and service providers on behalf of the 
permit holder are authorized at all times. These vehicles must display 
evidence of event registration at all times in such manner that it is 
visible to the rear of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion;
    (iv) Vehicles used by disabled drivers and displaying official 
state disabled driver license plates or placards are authorized at all 
times;
    (v) Motorized skateboards, electric assist bicycles, or Go-Peds 
with or without handlebars;
    (vi) Participant drop-off of approved burnable(s) and wood to the 
Burn Garden/Wood Reclamation Stations (located on open playa at 3:00, 
6:00, 9:00 Promenades and the Man base) from 10:00 a.m. Sunday through 
the end of day Tuesday, post event; and
    (vii) Passage through, without stopping, the public closure area on 
the west or east playa roads.
    (viii) Support vehicles for art vehicles, mutant vehicles and theme 
camps will be allowed to drive to and from fueling stations.
    (3) Definitions:
    (i) 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.
    (ii) Motorized wheelchair means a self-propelled wheeled device, 
designed solely for and used by a mobility-impaired person for 
locomotion.
    (iii) ``Trailer'' means every vehicle without motive power designed 
to carry property or passengers wholly on its own structure and to be 
drawn by a motor vehicle. This includes a U-Haul, Camp trailer, pop-up 
trailer, 4' x 7' or larger flatbed trailer, enclosed cargo trailer, or 
RV style trailer.
(i) Public Camping
    The public closure area is closed to public camping with the 
following exceptions:
    (1) The permitted event's ticket holders, who are camped in 
designated event areas provided by the permit holder;
    (2) Ticket holders who are camped in the authorized pilot camp;
    (3) The permit holder's authorized staff, contractors, and BLM 
authorized event managers.
(j) Public Use
    The public closure area is closed to use by members of the public, 
unless that person is traveling through, without stopping, the public 
closure area on the west or east playa roads; possesses a valid ticket 
to attend the event; is an employee or authorized volunteer with the 
BLM, a law enforcement officer, emergency medical service provider, 
fire protection provider, or another public agency employee working at 
the event and that individual is assigned to the event; is a person 
working at or attending the event on behalf of the permit holder; or is 
authorized by the permit holder to be onsite prior to the commencement 
of the event for the primary purpose of constructing, creating, 
designing or installing art, displays, buildings, facilities or other 
items and structures in connection with the event; or is a commercial 
operation to provide services to the event organizers and/or 
participants authorized by the permit holder through a contract or 
agreement and authorized by BLM through a Special Recreation Permit.
(k) Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    (1) The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is prohibited, 
unless the operator is registered through and complies with the Remote 
Control BRC program (RCBRC) and operates the UAS in accordance with 
Federal laws and regulations.
    (2) Definitions:
    (i) Unmanned aircraft means an aircraft operated without the 
possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the 
aircraft.
    (ii) An UAS is the unmanned aircraft and all of the associated 
support equipment, control station, data links, telemetry, 
communications and navigation equipment, etc., necessary to operate the 
unmanned aircraft.
(l) Lasers
    (1) The possession and/or use of handheld lasers are prohibited. A 
laser means any hand held laser beam device or demonstration laser 
product that emits a single point of light amplified by the stimulated 
emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye.
(m) Weapons
    (1) The possession of any weapon is prohibited except weapons 
within motor vehicles passing, without stopping, through the public 
closure area on the west or east playa roads.
    (2) The discharge of any weapon is prohibited.
    (3) The prohibitions above shall not apply to county, state, tribal 
and Federal law enforcement personnel who are working in their official 
capacity at the event.
    (4) ``Art projects'' that include weapons and are sanctioned by the 
permit holder will be permitted after obtaining authorization from the 
BLM authorized officer.
    (5) Definitions:
    (i) 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, any implement designed to 
expel a projectile, switch-blade knife, any blade which is greater than 
10 inches in length from the tip of the blade to the edge of the hilt 
or finger guard nearest the blade (e.g., swords, dirks, daggers, 
machetes), or any other weapon the possession of which is prohibited by 
state law. Exception: This rule does not apply in a kitchen or cooking 
environment or where an event worker is wearing or utilizing a 
construction knife for their duties at the event.
    (ii) 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.
    (iii) Discharge means the expelling of a projectile from a weapon.

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(n) Penalties
    Any person who violates the above rules and restrictions may be 
tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 
U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) 
and 43 CFR 8360.0-7, or both.
    In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1-7, State or local officials may 
also impose penalties for violations of Nevada law.

    Authority:  43 CFR 8364.1.

William Mack, Jr.,
Black Rock Field Office Manager, Winnemucca District.
[FR Doc. 2016-15681 Filed 6-30-16; 8:45 am]
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