Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands for the 2019 Burning Man Event (Permitted Event), Pershing County, NV, 31904-31908 [2019-14231]

Download as PDF 31904 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2019 / Notices management activities on their managed properties until June 20, 2048, or the current time remaining under the template CCAA. Each permit application includes a proposed site plan that describes the lands to be covered by the permit and the required conservation measures of the template CCAA as they will be specifically enacted by the individual applicant. Primary conservation measures common to all five site plans include: • Allowing access to covered lands to conduct fisher surveys; • Protecting denning fisher and their young by limiting disturbance and impacts to denning structures; • Limiting trapping/nuisance control for other animals that could pose a risk to fisher (note: Trapping of fisher is prohibited by State law); • Allowing the potential future translocation of the fisher onto enrolled lands; and • Promoting the development of habitat structures that would support the fisher. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Public Comments We are making the five permit application packages, including the individual site plans and the five draft EASs, available for public review and comment (see ADDRESSES). The final template CCAA and EAS that were finalized and signed by the Service on June 20, 2018, are also available for reference. You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party on our proposed Federal action, including adequacy of the site plan in relation to the template CCAA, pursuant to the requirements for permits at 50 CFR parts 13 and 17. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Jul 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation, will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES). Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22, and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Robyn Thorson, Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–14206 Filed 7–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVW035.L51050000.EA0000.LVRCF1 805950.241A.18XL5017APMO #4500134707] Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands for the 2019 Burning Man Event (Permitted Event), Pershing County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of temporary closure and restrictions. AGENCY: 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 both within and adjacent to the proposed Permitted Event on the Black Rock Desert playa. DATES: The temporary closure and temporary restrictions takes effect from 12:01 a.m. July 25, 2019, to 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark E. Hall, Field Manager, BLM Black Rock Field Office, Winnemucca District, 5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard, Winnemucca, NV 89445–2921; telephone: 775–623–1500; email: mehall@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 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 both within and adjacent to the Permitted Event authorized on the Black Rock Desert playa within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area in Pershing County, Nevada. The temporary closure of public lands will be conducted in two phases in order to reduce impacts on the general public outside of the Permitted Event. Phase 1 will encompass a smaller temporary closure area during the building and tear-down of Black Rock City, and Phase 2 will encompass the larger, full temporary closure area during the event itself. Phase 2 includes all of the Phase 1 area. The Phase 2 temporary closure is the same size as the temporary closure area for the Permitted Event in previous years. The legal description of the affected public lands in the temporary public closure area of both stages is: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada Phase 1, encompassing the smaller area of 9,715 acres, will be effective for 31 days before the main event from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 2019, until 6:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019. Phase 1 resumes for 24 days following the event at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2019. Phase 1 T. 33 N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed Sec. 1, N1⁄2, those portions lying northwesterly of East Playa Highway; Sec. 2, N1⁄2 and SW1⁄4; Sec. 3; Secs. 4 and 5, those portions lying southeasterly of Washoe County Road 34; Sec. 9, N1⁄2; T. 331⁄2 N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed Secs. 25 and 26; Sec. 27, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa Highway; Sec. 33, S1⁄2, those portions lying easterly and northeasterly of Washoe County Road 34; Sec. 34, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa Highway; Secs. 35 and 36. T. 34 N, R. 24 E, partly unsurveyed Sec. 25; Sec. 26, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa Highway; Sec. 27, SE1⁄4, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa Highway; Sec. 34, E1⁄2, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa Highway; Secs. 35 and 36. T. 34 N, R. 25 E, unsurveyed E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2019 / Notices Sec. 16, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 21; Sec. 27, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 28; Sec. 33, N1⁄2 and SW1⁄4; sec. 34; W1⁄2NW1⁄4. Phase 2, encompassing the larger area of 14,153 acres which includes all of Phase 1, will be effective for 19 days from 6:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019, until 6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Phase 2 T. 33 N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed Secs. 1 and 2, those portions 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; Secs. 9 and 10, N1⁄2; Sec. 11, N1⁄2, those portions lying northwesterly of East Playa Road. T. 33 1⁄2 N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed Secs. 25 thru 27; Secs. 28, 29 and 33, those portions lying easterly and northeasterly of Washoe County Road 34; Secs. 34 thru 36. T. 34 N, R. 24 E, partly unsurveyed Secs. 23 and 24, S1⁄2; Secs. 25 and 26; Sec. 27, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 33, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, that portion of the SW1⁄4 lying northeasterly of Washoe County Road 34, and SE1⁄4; Secs. 34 thru 36. T. 33 N, R. 25 E, Sec. 4, lots 2 thru 4, those portions lying northwesterly of East Playa Highway. T. 34 N, R. 25 E, unsurveyed Sec. 16, S1⁄2; Sec. 21; Sec. 22, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2; Sec. 28; Sec. 33, those portions lying northwesterly of East Playa Highway; Sec. 34, W1⁄2 those portions northwesterly of East Playa Highway. The two-phase temporary closure area is in Pershing County, Nevada, and is necessary for the period of time from July 25, 2019, to midnight September 30, 2019, because of the Permitted Event. The Permitted Event’s activities begin with the golden spike, fencing the site perimeter, Black Rock City setup (July 25 to August 19), followed by the actual event (August 20 to September 6), Black Rock City tear down and cleanup, and final site cleanup (September 7 to September 30). The public temporary closure area comprises about 13 percent of the Black Rock Desert playa. Public access to the other 87 percent of the playa outside the temporary closure area will remain open to dispersed casual use. The event area is fully contained within the Phase 2 temporary closure area. The event area is defined as the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Jul 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 portion of the temporary closure area that: (1) Is entirely contained within the event perimeter fence, including 50 feet from the outside of the event perimeter fence; (2) Lies within 25 feet from the outside edge of the event access road; and (3) Includes the entirety of the aircraft parking area outside the event perimeter fence. The temporary closure and restrictions are necessary to provide a safe environment for the staffs, volunteers, paid participants and 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 temporary closure and temporary restrictions are also 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. The Permitted Event takes place within Pershing County, Nevada, a rural county with a small population and a small Sheriff’s Department. Key BLM staff members—including the authorizing officer for the 2019 event, the event incident commander, and the law enforcement operations chief—met with the Pershing County Sheriff and his planning team to coordinate and plan the 2019 event. The Sheriff’s input and comments are incorporated in this temporary closure order. The Permitted Event attracts up to 70,000 paid participants to a remote, rural area, located more than 90 miles from urban infrastructure and support, including such services as public safety, emergency medical delivery, transportation, and communication. During the Permitted Event, Black Rock City, the temporary city associated with the event, becomes one of the largest population areas in Nevada. A temporary closure and restrictions order, under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1, is appropriate for a single event. The temporary closure and restrictions are specifically tailored to the time frame that is necessary to provide a safe environment for the public and for participants at the Permitted 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 copies of the temporary closure, temporary restrictions, and an associated map in kiosks at access points to the Black Rock Desert playa, and at the Gerlach Post Office, Bruno’s Restaurant, Empire Store, Black Rock City Offices, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock Offices, the BLM—Nevada Black Rock Station near PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31905 Gerlach, the Winnemucca District Office, and the BLM—California Applegate Field Office. The BLM will also make the materials available on the BLM external web page at: https:// www.blm.gov. 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 Permitted Event on the Black Rock Desert playa from July 25, 2019, through September 30, 2019: 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 Desert playa without a burn blanket or burn pan is prohibited. Campfires may only be burned in containers that are sturdily elevated 6 inches above the playa surface and in a manner that does not pose a risk of fire debris falling onto the playa surface. Plastic and nonflammable materials may not be burned in campfires. The ignition of fires other than a campfire is prohibited. This restriction does not apply to events sanctioned and regulated as art burns by the event organizer. (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 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, or food scraps/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 onto the ground/playa surface is prohibited. All event participants must pack out and properly dispose of all trash at an appropriate disposal facility. (7) Hazardous Materials: The dumping or discharge of vehicle oil, E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 31906 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES petroleum products or other hazardous household, commercial or industrial refuse or waste onto the playa surface is prohibited. This applies to all recreational vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, port-a-potties, generators, and other camp infrastructure. (8) Fuel Storage: The storage of greater than 110 gallons of fuel in a single camp is prohibited. Each camp storing fuel must establish a designated fuel storage area at least ten (10) feet apart from combustible materials and twenty-five (25) feet from vehicles, camp trailers/ RV’s, and generators, unless manufactured and designed to store fuel, and any sources of ignition (such as burning cigarettes, open flame, electrical connections or trailer/RV appliances); and one hundred (100) feet from other designated fuel storage areas. Fuel containers, regardless of size or type, shall not exceed 80% capacity per container. Storage areas for all fuel, regardless of amount, and not exceeding 110 gallons, must include a secondary containment system that can hold a liquid volume equal to or greater than 110% of the largest container being stored. Secondary containment measures must comply with the following: (a) The secondary containment system must be free of cracks or gaps and constructed of materials impermeable to the fuel(s) being stored; and (b) The secondary containment system must be designed to allow the removal of any liquids captured resulting from leaks, spills or precipitation. (9) Water Discharge: The unauthorized dumping or discharge of fresh water onto the playa 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 43 CFR 2932, vending and the 2019 Special Recreation Permit Stipulation for the Permitted Event, ALL vendors and air carrier services must provide proof of authorization to operate at the Permitted Event issued by the permitting agency and/or the permit holder upon request. Failure to provide such authorization could 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- VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Jul 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 (6:00 through 18:30) 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 fixed wing and helicopters providing emergency medical services may land at the designated Emergency Medical Services areas/pads or at other locations when required for medical incidents. The BLM authorized officer, or an authorized State/Local Law Enforcement 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. (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: (i) The following are prohibited: (A) Consumption or possession of any alcoholic beverage by a person under 21 years of age on public lands; and (B) Selling, offering to sell or otherwise furnishing or supplying any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on public lands. (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; and PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (C) It is unlawful for any person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access with an amount of a prohibited substance in his or her urine or blood that 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 by using accepted scientific methods and equipment of proven accuracy and reliability operated by personnel certified in its use. (iv) 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 E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2019 / Notices 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. (4) Definitions: (i) 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. (ii) 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. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES (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. (2) Definition: 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, or (iii) Obstructs, resists or attempts to elude a law enforcement officer, or fails to follow their orders or directions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Jul 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 (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) 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 or designated speed limits. Posted or designated speed limits also apply to: motorized skateboards, hover boards, electric assist bicycles and GoPeds with handlebars. (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. (vii) During night hours, from a halfhour after sunset to a half-hour before sunrise, motor vehicles, other than a motorcycle or golf cart must be equipped with at least two working headlamps and at least two functioning tail lamps, 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) Motor vehicles, including motorcycles or golf carts, must display a red, amber or yellow light brake light visible to the rear in normal sunlight PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31907 upon application of the brake, 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. (ix) Motorcycles or golf carts require only one working headlamp and one working tail light during night hours, from a half-hour after sunset to a halfhour before sunrise, motor vehicles— unless 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. (x) Trailers pulled by motor vehicles must be equipped with at least two functioning tail lamps and at least two functioning brake lights. (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 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; or mutant vehicles and art cars, or other vehicles registered with the permit holder must display evidence of registration at all times in such manner that it is visible to the rear of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion; (v) Participant drop-off of approved burnable material 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; (vi) Passage through, without stopping, the public closure area on the west or east playa roads or from the east side of the playa to the west and vice versa to traverse the entirety of the playa surface. (vii) Support vehicles for art vehicles, mutant vehicles and theme camps will be allowed to drive to and from fueling stations. (3) Definitions: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 31908 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2019 / Notices (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 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 camp trailers, pop-up trailers, 4′x7′ or larger flatbed trailers, enclosed cargo trailers, or RV style trailers. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES (i) Public Camping The public closure area is closed to public camping with the following exception: The permitted event’s ticket holders who are camped in designated event areas provided by the permit holder and ticket holders who are camped in the authorized pilot camp and the permit holder’s authorized staff, contractors and BLM authorized event management related camps are exempt from this closure. (j) Public Use The public closure area is closed to use by members of the public unless that person: (i) Is traveling through, without stopping, the public closure area on the west or east playa roads; possesses a valid ticket to attend the event; (ii) 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; (iii) 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; (iv) Is an employee of a commercial operation contracted 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) Lasers (1) The possession and or use of handheld lasers is prohibited. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Jul 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 (2) Definition: (i) 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. (l) Weapons (1) The possession of any weapon is prohibited except weapons within motor vehicles passing, without stopping, through the public closure area on the designated west or east playa roads or from the east side of the playa to the west and vice versa to traverse the entirety of the playa surface. (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. ‘‘Art projects’’ that include weapons and are sanctioned by the permit holder will be permitted after obtaining authorization from the BLM authorized officer. (4) 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. (m) Enforcement Any person who violates this temporary closure or any of these temporary 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. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. Mark E. Hall, Field Manager, Black Rock Field Office, Winnemucca District. [FR Doc. 2019–14231 Filed 7–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–28322; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 22, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. SUMMARY: Comments should be submitted by July 18, 2019. DATES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31904-31908]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVW035.L51050000.EA0000.LVRCF1805950.241A.18XL5017APMO #4500134707]


Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on 
Public Lands for the 2019 Burning Man Event (Permitted Event), Pershing 
County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of temporary closure and restrictions.

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SUMMARY: 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 both within and adjacent to the proposed 
Permitted Event on the Black Rock Desert playa.

DATES: The temporary closure and temporary restrictions takes effect 
from 12:01 a.m. July 25, 2019, to 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark E. Hall, Field Manager, BLM Black 
Rock Field Office, Winnemucca District, 5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard, 
Winnemucca, NV 89445-2921; telephone: 775-623-1500; email: 
[email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 
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 both within and adjacent to the 
Permitted Event authorized on the Black Rock Desert playa within the 
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National 
Conservation Area in Pershing County, Nevada. The temporary closure of 
public lands will be conducted in two phases in order to reduce impacts 
on the general public outside of the Permitted Event. Phase 1 will 
encompass a smaller temporary closure area during the building and 
tear-down of Black Rock City, and Phase 2 will encompass the larger, 
full temporary closure area during the event itself. Phase 2 includes 
all of the Phase 1 area. The Phase 2 temporary closure is the same size 
as the temporary closure area for the Permitted Event in previous 
years.
    The legal description of the affected public lands in the temporary 
public closure area of both stages is:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

    Phase 1, encompassing the smaller area of 9,715 acres, will be 
effective for 31 days before the main event from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, 
July 25, 2019, until 6:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019. Phase 1 
resumes for 24 days following the event at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, 
September 7, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2019.

Phase 1

T. 33 N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed
    Sec. 1, N\1/2\, those portions lying northwesterly of East Playa 
Highway;
    Sec. 2, N\1/2\ and SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 3;
    Secs. 4 and 5, those portions lying southeasterly of Washoe 
County Road 34;
    Sec. 9, N\1/2\;
T. 33\1/2\ N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed
    Secs. 25 and 26;
    Sec. 27, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa 
Highway;
    Sec. 33, S\1/2\, those portions lying easterly and northeasterly 
of Washoe County Road 34;
    Sec. 34, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa 
Highway;
    Secs. 35 and 36.
T. 34 N, R. 24 E, partly unsurveyed
    Sec. 25;
    Sec. 26, those portions lying southeasterly of West Playa 
Highway;
    Sec. 27, SE\1/4\, those portions lying southeasterly of West 
Playa Highway;
    Sec. 34, E\1/2\, those portions lying southeasterly of West 
Playa Highway;
    Secs. 35 and 36.
T. 34 N, R. 25 E, unsurveyed

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    Sec. 16, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 21;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 28;
    Sec. 33, N\1/2\ and SW\1/4\;
    sec. 34; W\1/2\NW\1/4\.

    Phase 2, encompassing the larger area of 14,153 acres which 
includes all of Phase 1, will be effective for 19 days from 6:00 
a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019, until 6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 
2019.

Phase 2

T. 33 N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed
    Secs. 1 and 2, those portions 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\;
    Secs. 9 and 10, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\, those portions lying northwesterly of East 
Playa Road.
T. 33 \1/2\ N, R. 24 E, unsurveyed
    Secs. 25 thru 27;
    Secs. 28, 29 and 33, those portions lying easterly and 
northeasterly of Washoe County Road 34;
    Secs. 34 thru 36.
T. 34 N, R. 24 E, partly unsurveyed
    Secs. 23 and 24, S\1/2\;
    Secs. 25 and 26;
    Sec. 27, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and 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, and SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 34 thru 36.
T. 33 N, R. 25 E,
    Sec. 4, lots 2 thru 4, those portions lying northwesterly of 
East Playa Highway.
T. 34 N, R. 25 E, unsurveyed
    Sec. 16, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 21;
    Sec. 22, W\1/2\NW\1/4\ and SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 28;
    Sec. 33, those portions lying northwesterly of East Playa 
Highway;
    Sec. 34, W\1/2\ those portions northwesterly of East Playa 
Highway.

    The two-phase temporary closure area is in Pershing County, Nevada, 
and is necessary for the period of time from July 25, 2019, to midnight 
September 30, 2019, because of the Permitted Event. The Permitted 
Event's activities begin with the golden spike, fencing the site 
perimeter, Black Rock City setup (July 25 to August 19), followed by 
the actual event (August 20 to September 6), Black Rock City tear down 
and cleanup, and final site cleanup (September 7 to September 30).
    The public temporary closure area comprises about 13 percent of the 
Black Rock Desert playa. Public access to the other 87 percent of the 
playa outside the temporary closure area will remain open to dispersed 
casual use.
    The event area is fully contained within the Phase 2 temporary 
closure area. The event area is defined as the portion of the temporary 
closure area that: (1) Is entirely contained within the event perimeter 
fence, including 50 feet from the outside of the event perimeter fence; 
(2) Lies within 25 feet from the outside edge of the event access road; 
and (3) Includes the entirety of the aircraft parking area outside the 
event perimeter fence. The temporary closure and restrictions are 
necessary to provide a safe environment for the staffs, volunteers, 
paid participants and 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 
temporary closure and temporary restrictions are also 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. The Permitted Event 
takes place within Pershing County, Nevada, a rural county with a small 
population and a small Sheriff's Department. Key BLM staff members--
including the authorizing officer for the 2019 event, the event 
incident commander, and the law enforcement operations chief--met with 
the Pershing County Sheriff and his planning team to coordinate and 
plan the 2019 event. The Sheriff's input and comments are incorporated 
in this temporary closure order.
    The Permitted Event attracts up to 70,000 paid participants to a 
remote, rural area, located more than 90 miles from urban 
infrastructure and support, including such services as public safety, 
emergency medical delivery, transportation, and communication. During 
the Permitted Event, Black Rock City, the temporary city associated 
with the event, becomes one of the largest population areas in Nevada.
    A temporary closure and restrictions order, under the authority of 
43 CFR 8364.1, is appropriate for a single event. The temporary closure 
and restrictions are specifically tailored to the time frame that is 
necessary to provide a safe environment for the public and for 
participants at the Permitted 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 copies of the temporary closure, temporary 
restrictions, and an associated map in kiosks at access points to the 
Black Rock Desert playa, and at the Gerlach Post Office, Bruno's 
Restaurant, Empire Store, Black Rock City Offices, Friends of Black 
Rock-High Rock Offices, the BLM--Nevada Black Rock Station near 
Gerlach, the Winnemucca District Office, and the BLM--California 
Applegate Field Office. The BLM will also make the materials available 
on the BLM external web page at: https://www.blm.gov.
    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 
Permitted Event on the Black Rock Desert playa from July 25, 2019, 
through September 30, 2019:

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 Desert playa without a burn blanket or burn pan is 
prohibited. Campfires may only be burned in containers that are 
sturdily elevated 6 inches above the playa surface and in a manner that 
does not pose a risk of fire debris falling onto the playa surface. 
Plastic and nonflammable materials may not be burned in campfires. The 
ignition of fires other than a campfire is prohibited. This restriction 
does not apply to events sanctioned and regulated as art burns by the 
event organizer.
    (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 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, or food scraps/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 onto the 
ground/playa surface is prohibited. All event participants must pack 
out and properly dispose of all trash at an appropriate disposal 
facility.
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petroleum products or other hazardous household, commercial or 
industrial refuse or waste onto the playa surface is prohibited. This 
applies to all recreational vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, port-a-
potties, generators, and other camp infrastructure.
    (8) Fuel Storage: The storage of greater than 110 gallons of fuel 
in a single camp is prohibited. Each camp storing fuel must establish a 
designated fuel storage area at least ten (10) feet apart from 
combustible materials and twenty-five (25) feet from vehicles, camp 
trailers/RV's, and generators, unless manufactured and designed to 
store fuel, and any sources of ignition (such as burning cigarettes, 
open flame, electrical connections or trailer/RV appliances); and one 
hundred (100) feet from other designated fuel storage areas. Fuel 
containers, regardless of size or type, shall not exceed 80% capacity 
per container. Storage areas for all fuel, regardless of amount, and 
not exceeding 110 gallons, must include a secondary containment system 
that can hold a liquid volume equal to or greater than 110% of the 
largest container being stored. Secondary containment measures must 
comply with the following:
    (a) The secondary containment system must be free of cracks or gaps 
and constructed of materials impermeable to the fuel(s) being stored; 
and
    (b) The secondary containment system must be designed to allow the 
removal of any liquids captured resulting from leaks, spills or 
precipitation.
    (9) Water Discharge: The unauthorized dumping or discharge of fresh 
water onto the playa 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 43 CFR 2932, vending and the 2019 Special 
Recreation Permit Stipulation for the Permitted Event, ALL vendors and 
air carrier services must provide proof of authorization to operate at 
the Permitted Event issued by the permitting agency and/or the permit 
holder upon request. Failure to provide such authorization could 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 
(6:00 through 18:30) 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 fixed wing and helicopters providing emergency medical 
services may land at the designated Emergency Medical Services areas/
pads or at other locations when required for medical incidents. The BLM 
authorized officer, or an authorized State/Local Law Enforcement 
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.

(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:
    (i) The following are prohibited:
    (A) Consumption or possession of any alcoholic beverage by a person 
under 21 years of age on public lands; and
    (B) Selling, offering to sell or otherwise furnishing or supplying 
any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on public 
lands.
    (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; and
    (C) It is unlawful for any person to drive or be in actual physical 
control of a vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public 
has access with an amount of a prohibited substance in his or her urine 
or blood that 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 by using accepted scientific 
methods and equipment of proven accuracy and reliability operated by 
personnel certified in its use.
    (iv) 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 
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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.
    (4) Definitions:
    (i) 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.
    (ii) 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.
    (2) Definition: 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, or
    (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) 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 or designated speed 
limits. Posted or designated speed limits also apply to: motorized 
skateboards, hover boards, electric assist bicycles and Go-Peds with 
handlebars.
    (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.
    (vii) During night hours, from a half-hour after sunset to a half-
hour before sunrise, motor vehicles, other than a motorcycle or golf 
cart must be equipped with at least two working headlamps and at least 
two functioning tail lamps, 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) Motor vehicles, including motorcycles or golf carts, must 
display a red, amber or yellow light brake light visible to the rear in 
normal sunlight upon application of the brake, 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.
    (ix) Motorcycles or golf carts require only one working headlamp 
and one working tail light during night hours, from a half-hour after 
sunset to a half-hour before sunrise, motor vehicles--unless 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.
    (x) Trailers pulled by motor vehicles must be equipped with at 
least two functioning tail lamps and at least two functioning brake 
lights.
    (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 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; or mutant vehicles 
and art cars, or other vehicles registered with the permit holder must 
display evidence of registration at all times in such manner that it is 
visible to the rear of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion;
    (v) Participant drop-off of approved burnable material 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;
    (vi) Passage through, without stopping, the public closure area on 
the west or east playa roads or from the east side of the playa to the 
west and vice versa to traverse the entirety of the playa surface.
    (vii) Support vehicles for art vehicles, mutant vehicles and theme 
camps will be allowed to drive to and from fueling stations.
    (3) Definitions:

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    (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 camp trailers, pop-up trailers, 
4'x7' or larger flatbed trailers, enclosed cargo trailers, or RV style 
trailers.

(i) Public Camping

    The public closure area is closed to public camping with the 
following exception:
    The permitted event's ticket holders who are camped in designated 
event areas provided by the permit holder and ticket holders who are 
camped in the authorized pilot camp and the permit holder's authorized 
staff, contractors and BLM authorized event management related camps 
are exempt from this closure.

(j) Public Use

    The public closure area is closed to use by members of the public 
unless that person:
    (i) Is traveling through, without stopping, the public closure area 
on the west or east playa roads; possesses a valid ticket to attend the 
event;
    (ii) 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;
    (iii) 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;
    (iv) Is an employee of a commercial operation contracted 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) Lasers

    (1) The possession and or use of handheld lasers is prohibited.
    (2) Definition:
    (i) 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.

(l) Weapons

    (1) The possession of any weapon is prohibited except weapons 
within motor vehicles passing, without stopping, through the public 
closure area on the designated west or east playa roads or from the 
east side of the playa to the west and vice versa to traverse the 
entirety of the playa surface.
    (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. ``Art projects'' that include weapons and are 
sanctioned by the permit holder will be permitted after obtaining 
authorization from the BLM authorized officer.
    (4) 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.

(m) Enforcement

    Any person who violates this temporary closure or any of these 
temporary 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.

Mark E. Hall,
Field Manager, Black Rock Field Office, Winnemucca District.
[FR Doc. 2019-14231 Filed 7-2-19; 8:45 am]
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