Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ, 80146-80147 [2020-27254]

Download as PDF 80146 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on February 9, 2021. The lands will not be offered for lease or conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, 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 we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5. Gregory Sheehan, State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–27271 Filed 12–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L1220000.EA0000 LLAZC03000 21X] Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of temporary closure and restrictions. AGENCY: As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, notice is hereby given that temporary closures and temporary restrictions of activities will be in effect on public lands administered by the Lake Havasu Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to minimize the risk of potential collisions with spectators and racers during the annual Best In The Desert (BITD) off-highway vehicle (OHV) race events, Parker 250 and Parker 425, authorized under a Special Recreation Permit (SRP). DATES: This notice is effective upon publication. The temporary restrictions for the Parker 425 take effect at noon, January 13, 2021, through 11:59 p.m., January 16, 2021. The temporary closure for the Parker 425 takes effect at 7 a.m., January 15, 2021, through 11:59 p.m., January 16, 2021. The temporary restrictions for the Parker 250 take effect at noon, February 17, 2021, through 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021. The temporary closure for the jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 Parker 250 takes effect at 8 a.m., February 19, 2021, through 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021. All times are listed in local time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason West, Field Manager, BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 1785 Kiowa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403, 928–505–1200. Also see the Lake Havasu Field Office website: https:// www.blm.gov/office/lake-havasu-fieldoffice. Persons who use a telecommunications device for hearing impaired (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 6, 2015, the Decision Record authorizing the BITD Parker Races SRP was signed. This permit authorizes the BITD to utilize the Parker 400 course for the Parker 425 race event on January 13 through 16, 2021, and for the Parker 250 race event on February 18 through 20, 2021. The permit is authorized from 2015 through 2024. The Environmental Assessment analyzing these routes (EA #DOI–BLM–AZ–C030–2014–0040) concluded that allowing permitted motorized racers exclusive use of the Lake Havasu Field Office Record of Decision/Approved Resource Management Plan (2007) designated Parker 400 course would mitigate safety concerns. These routes receive the most intense and concentrated high-speed use during the two annual permitted events. These temporary closures and restrictions affect public lands in and around the Parker 400 course near the communities of Parker and Bouse in La Paz County, Arizona. The temporary restriction areas are shown on the maps entitled ‘‘Parker 425 Map’’ and ‘‘Parker 250 Map’’ found at http://go.usa.gov/ xfF8u. The temporary closures and restrictions are necessary because of the high-speed nature of the race event and the added safety concerns due to limited visibility when there is no daylight. Roads leading into the public lands under the temporary closure and restrictions will be posted with copies of the temporary closure, temporary restrictions, and associated maps to notify the public. The temporary closure and restriction orders will be posted in the Lake Havasu Field Office and online at https://www.blm.gov/office/lakehavasu-field-office. Maps of the affected area and other documents associated with this temporary closure are PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available at the Lake Havasu Field Office, 1785 Kiowa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The closures and restrictions are issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1, which allows the BLM to establish closures for the protection of persons, property, and public lands and resources. The closure and restrictions listed below are exactly the same as those published last year found at 84 FR 71458. Violation of any of the terms, conditions, or restrictions contained within this closure order may subject the violator to citation or arrest with a penalty or fine or imprisonment or both as specified by law. Temporary Closure and Restrictions and Existing Regulations 1. Environmental Resource Management and Protection a. No person may deface, disturb, remove, or destroy any natural object. b. Fireworks: The use, sale, or possession of personal fireworks is prohibited. c. Cutting or collecting firewood of any kind, including dead and downed wood or other vegetative material is prohibited. d. Grey Water Discharge: The discharge and dumping of grey water onto the 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. e. Black Water Discharge: The discharge and dumping of black water onto the ground surface is prohibited. Black water is defined as wastewater containing feces, urine, and/or flush water. f. Human Waste: The depositing of human waste (liquid and/or solid) on the ground surface is prohibited. g. Trash: The discharge of any and all trash/litter onto the ground surface is prohibited. All event participants must pack out or properly dispose of all trash at an appropriate disposal facility. h. Hazardous Materials: The dumping or discharge of vehicle oil, petroleum products, or other hazardous household, commercial, or industrial refuse or waste onto the ground surface is prohibited. This applies to all recreational vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, port-a-potties, generators, and other camp infrastructure. 2. Alcohol/Prohibited Substance a. Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage by the driver or E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices operator of any motorized vehicle, whether or not the vehicle is in motion, is prohibited. b. 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. ii. Selling, offering to sell, or otherwise furnishing or supplying any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on public lands. c. Operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, or dangerous drugs is prohibited. 3. Drug Paraphernalia a. The possession of drug paraphernalia is prohibited. 4. Disorderly Conduct a. 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 is 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. 5. Eviction of Persons a. The temporary closure and restriction 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. b. Any person evicted from the event forfeits all privileges to be present within the temporary closure and restriction area. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 6. Motor Vehicles a. 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. iii. Motor vehicle operators must possess evidence of valid insurance. iv. Motor vehicles and trailers must not block a street used for vehicular travel or a pedestrian pathway. Parking VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 any off-highway vehicle in violation of posted restrictions; or in such a manner as to obstruct or impede normal or emergency traffic movement or the parking of other vehicles; creating a safety hazard; or endangering any person, property, or feature is prohibited. Vehicles parked in violation are subject to citation, removal, and/or impoundment at the owner’s expense. v. Motor vehicles must not exceed the posted speed limit. vi. Operating a vehicle through, around, or beyond a restrictive sign, barricade, fence, or traffic control barrier or device is prohibited. vii. Failure to obey any person authorized to direct traffic or control access to event area including law enforcement officers, BLM officials, and designated race officials is prohibited. b. The temporary closure area is closed to motor vehicle use, except as provided below. Motor vehicles may be operated within the temporary closure area under the circumstances listed below: i. Race participants and support vehicles on designated routes; ii. BLM, medical, law enforcement, and firefighting vehicles are authorized at all times; iii. Vehicles operated by the permit holder’s staff or contractors and volunteers 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 front of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion. 7. Public Camping a. The temporary closure and restriction area is closed to public camping with the following exceptions: i. The permitted event’s spectators, who are camped in designated spectator areas, as marked by protective fencing, barriers, and informational signage provided by the permit holder; ii. The permit holder’s authorized staff, contractors, and BLM-authorized event managers. b. Spectator area site reservations, denying other visitors or parties from utilizing unoccupied portions of the spectator area by marking with flags, tape, posts, cones, etc., is prohibited. Vehicles and trailers may not be left unattended for over 72 hours. c. Allowing any pet or other animal to be unrestrained is prohibited. All pets must be restrained by a leash of not more than six feet in length. d. Failure to observe restricted area quiet hours of midnight to 6 a.m. is prohibited. PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80147 8. Weapons a. Discharging or use of firearms or other weapons is prohibited. b. The prohibition above shall not apply to county, state, tribal and Federal law enforcement personnel who are working in their official capacity at the event. 9. Race Course Closure a. The designated race course as shown in the Lake Havasu Field Office approved RMP and Decision Record is closed to public entry during the temporary closure. b. The temporary closure area is closed to use by members of the public with the following exceptions: i. The person 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 and assigned to the event; ii. The person is working at or attending the event directly on behalf of the permit holder. c. Failure to obey any official sign posted by the BLM, law enforcement, La Paz County, or the permit holder is prohibited. Enforcement: Any person who violates these closures or 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 Arizona law. A complete list of laws and regulations applicable to public lands in Arizona may be viewed at: http:// www.azd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/ files/general-orders/19-14.pdf. (Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1) Jason West, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2020–27254 Filed 12–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0002; DS63644000 DRT000000.CH7000 201D1113RT] States’ Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[L1220000.EA0000 LLAZC03000 21X]


Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of 
Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of temporary closure and restrictions.

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SUMMARY: As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act of 1976, as amended, notice is hereby given that 
temporary closures and temporary restrictions of activities will be in 
effect on public lands administered by the Lake Havasu Field Office, 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to minimize the risk of potential 
collisions with spectators and racers during the annual Best In The 
Desert (BITD) off-highway vehicle (OHV) race events, Parker 250 and 
Parker 425, authorized under a Special Recreation Permit (SRP).

DATES: This notice is effective upon publication. The temporary 
restrictions for the Parker 425 take effect at noon, January 13, 2021, 
through 11:59 p.m., January 16, 2021. The temporary closure for the 
Parker 425 takes effect at 7 a.m., January 15, 2021, through 11:59 
p.m., January 16, 2021.
    The temporary restrictions for the Parker 250 take effect at noon, 
February 17, 2021, through 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021. The temporary 
closure for the Parker 250 takes effect at 8 a.m., February 19, 2021, 
through 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021. All times are listed in local 
time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason West, Field Manager, BLM Lake 
Havasu Field Office, 1785 Kiowa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 
86403, 928-505-1200. Also see the Lake Havasu Field Office website: 
https://www.blm.gov/office/lake-havasu-field-office. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for hearing impaired (TDD) may call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 800-877-8339 to contact the above 
individual during normal business hours. FRS is available 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a 
reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 6, 2015, the Decision Record 
authorizing the BITD Parker Races SRP was signed. This permit 
authorizes the BITD to utilize the Parker 400 course for the Parker 425 
race event on January 13 through 16, 2021, and for the Parker 250 race 
event on February 18 through 20, 2021. The permit is authorized from 
2015 through 2024. The Environmental Assessment analyzing these routes 
(EA #DOI-BLM-AZ-C030-2014-0040) concluded that allowing permitted 
motorized racers exclusive use of the Lake Havasu Field Office Record 
of Decision/Approved Resource Management Plan (2007) designated Parker 
400 course would mitigate safety concerns. These routes receive the 
most intense and concentrated high-speed use during the two annual 
permitted events.
    These temporary closures and restrictions affect public lands in 
and around the Parker 400 course near the communities of Parker and 
Bouse in La Paz County, Arizona. The temporary restriction areas are 
shown on the maps entitled ``Parker 425 Map'' and ``Parker 250 Map'' 
found at http://go.usa.gov/xfF8u.
    The temporary closures and restrictions are necessary because of 
the high-speed nature of the race event and the added safety concerns 
due to limited visibility when there is no daylight. Roads leading into 
the public lands under the temporary closure and restrictions will be 
posted with copies of the temporary closure, temporary restrictions, 
and associated maps to notify the public. The temporary closure and 
restriction orders will be posted in the Lake Havasu Field Office and 
online at https://www.blm.gov/office/lake-havasu-field-office. Maps of 
the affected area and other documents associated with this temporary 
closure are available at the Lake Havasu Field Office, 1785 Kiowa 
Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
    The closures and restrictions are issued under the authority of 43 
CFR 8364.1, which allows the BLM to establish closures for the 
protection of persons, property, and public lands and resources. The 
closure and restrictions listed below are exactly the same as those 
published last year found at 84 FR 71458. Violation of any of the 
terms, conditions, or restrictions contained within this closure order 
may subject the violator to citation or arrest with a penalty or fine 
or imprisonment or both as specified by law.

Temporary Closure and Restrictions and Existing Regulations

1. Environmental Resource Management and Protection

    a. No person may deface, disturb, remove, or destroy any natural 
object.
    b. Fireworks: The use, sale, or possession of personal fireworks is 
prohibited.
    c. Cutting or collecting firewood of any kind, including dead and 
downed wood or other vegetative material is prohibited.
    d. Grey Water Discharge: The discharge and dumping of grey water 
onto the 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.
    e. Black Water Discharge: The discharge and dumping of black water 
onto the ground surface is prohibited. Black water is defined as 
wastewater containing feces, urine, and/or flush water.
    f. Human Waste: The depositing of human waste (liquid and/or solid) 
on the ground surface is prohibited.
    g. Trash: The discharge of any and all trash/litter onto the ground 
surface is prohibited. All event participants must pack out or properly 
dispose of all trash at an appropriate disposal facility.
    h. Hazardous Materials: The dumping or discharge of vehicle oil, 
petroleum products, or other hazardous household, commercial, or 
industrial refuse or waste onto the ground surface is prohibited. This 
applies to all recreational vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, port-a-
potties, generators, and other camp infrastructure.

2. Alcohol/Prohibited Substance

    a. Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage by the 
driver or

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operator of any motorized vehicle, whether or not the vehicle is in 
motion, is prohibited.
    b. 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.
    ii. Selling, offering to sell, or otherwise furnishing or supplying 
any alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age on public 
lands.
    c. Operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of 
alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, or dangerous drugs is prohibited.

3. Drug Paraphernalia

    a. The possession of drug paraphernalia is prohibited.

4. Disorderly Conduct

    a. 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 is 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.

5. Eviction of Persons

    a. The temporary closure and restriction 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.
    b. Any person evicted from the event forfeits all privileges to be 
present within the temporary closure and restriction area.

6. Motor Vehicles

    a. 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.
    iii. Motor vehicle operators must possess evidence of valid 
insurance.
    iv. Motor vehicles and trailers must not block a street used for 
vehicular travel or a pedestrian pathway. Parking any off-highway 
vehicle in violation of posted restrictions; or in such a manner as to 
obstruct or impede normal or emergency traffic movement or the parking 
of other vehicles; creating a safety hazard; or endangering any person, 
property, or feature is prohibited. Vehicles parked in violation are 
subject to citation, removal, and/or impoundment at the owner's 
expense.
    v. Motor vehicles must not exceed the posted speed limit.
    vi. Operating a vehicle through, around, or beyond a restrictive 
sign, barricade, fence, or traffic control barrier or device is 
prohibited.
    vii. Failure to obey any person authorized to direct traffic or 
control access to event area including law enforcement officers, BLM 
officials, and designated race officials is prohibited.
    b. The temporary closure area is closed to motor vehicle use, 
except as provided below. Motor vehicles may be operated within the 
temporary closure area under the circumstances listed below:
    i. Race participants and support vehicles on designated routes;
    ii. BLM, medical, law enforcement, and firefighting vehicles are 
authorized at all times;
    iii. Vehicles operated by the permit holder's staff or contractors 
and volunteers 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 front of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion.

7. Public Camping

    a. The temporary closure and restriction area is closed to public 
camping with the following exceptions:
    i. The permitted event's spectators, who are camped in designated 
spectator areas, as marked by protective fencing, barriers, and 
informational signage provided by the permit holder;
    ii. The permit holder's authorized staff, contractors, and BLM-
authorized event managers.
    b. Spectator area site reservations, denying other visitors or 
parties from utilizing unoccupied portions of the spectator area by 
marking with flags, tape, posts, cones, etc., is prohibited. Vehicles 
and trailers may not be left unattended for over 72 hours.
    c. Allowing any pet or other animal to be unrestrained is 
prohibited. All pets must be restrained by a leash of not more than six 
feet in length.
    d. Failure to observe restricted area quiet hours of midnight to 6 
a.m. is prohibited.

8. Weapons

    a. Discharging or use of firearms or other weapons is prohibited.
    b. The prohibition above shall not apply to county, state, tribal 
and Federal law enforcement personnel who are working in their official 
capacity at the event.

9. Race Course Closure

    a. The designated race course as shown in the Lake Havasu Field 
Office approved RMP and Decision Record is closed to public entry 
during the temporary closure.
    b. The temporary closure area is closed to use by members of the 
public with the following exceptions:
    i. The person 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 and 
assigned to the event;
    ii. The person is working at or attending the event directly on 
behalf of the permit holder.
    c. Failure to obey any official sign posted by the BLM, law 
enforcement, La Paz County, or the permit holder is prohibited.
    Enforcement: Any person who violates these closures or 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 
Arizona law. A complete list of laws and regulations applicable to 
public lands in Arizona may be viewed at: http://www.azd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/general-orders/19-14.pdf.

(Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1)

Jason West,
Field Manager.
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