[Federal Register: May 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 100)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-040-08-2822-JS-DNF9-24-1A]

 
Notice of Motor Vehicle Travel Closure and Restrictions on Public 
Lands in Beaver County, UT

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Motor Vehicle Travel Closure and Restrictions.

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SUMMARY: Under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1, notice is hereby given 
that a travel closure and restriction for the use and operation of 
motorized vehicles, including Off-Highway Vehicles, is in effect on 
public lands administered by the Cedar City Field Office, Bureau of 
Land Management.

DATES: The closure will be in effect on May 22, 2008 and will remain in 
effect until November 1, 2009, supporting on-going emergency 
stabilization efforts and minimizing further soil erosion. The closure 
provides for two growing seasons of rest consistent with grazing 
regulations and the DOI ES/R Handbook; allowing emergency stabilization 
objectives to be achieved which are focused on stabilizing soils and 
the re-establishment of vegetation following the Milford Flat wild fire 
of 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd S. Christensen, Field Manager, 
Cedar City Field Office, 126 E. DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT 84720. 
Telephone (435) 586-2401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The closure affects all federal land within 
the Mineral Mountains in Beaver County, Utah, within the following 
description:

T. 26S. R. 7W., SLM;
    Section 3, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Section 4, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Section 5, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Sections 7, 8, 9, 10;
    Section 11, W\1/2\, W\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Section 14, NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sections 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21;
    Section 22, W\1/2\, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Section 27, W\1/2\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 33;
    Section 34, W\1/2\, SE\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/4\;
T. 26S. R. 8W., SLM;
    Section 1, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Section 3, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Section 4, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Section 5, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Section 6, S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35;
T. 26S. R. 9W., SLM;
    Sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 
27, 28, 33, 34, 35;
T. 27S. R. 7W., SLM;
    Section 3, W\1/2\;
    Sections 4, 5, 6, 7;
    Section 8, N\1/2\, SW\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Section 9, N\1/2\;
    Section 10, NW\1/4\;
    Section 17, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Section 18, W\1/2\, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
T. 27S. R. 8W., SLM;
    Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7;
    Section 10, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Section 11, N\1/2\N\1/2\, SW\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Section 12, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Section 14, S\1/2\SW\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Section 15, SE\1/4\, W\1/2\;
    Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22;
    Section 23, S\1/2\, NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Section 24, SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Section 25, W\1/2\, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sections 26, 27, 28;
    Section 29, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Section 30, NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sections 33, 34, 35;
T. 27S., R. 9W., SLM;
    Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24;
    Section 25, N\1/2\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sections 26, 27, 28;
    Section 33, N\1/2\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Section 34, NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Section 35, N\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Section 36, N\1/2\N\1/2\;
T. 28S. R. 7W., SLM;
    Section 6, W\1/2\;
T. 28S. R. 8W., SLM;
    Sections 1, 3;
    Section 4, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Section 10, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Section 11, N\1/2\N\1/2\;

    The travel closure and restriction is necessary to prevent further 
degradation of the watershed, and to protect soils from erosion and 
damage by motorized vehicles following stabilization efforts, allowing 
vegetation to re-establish. Maps of the restricted area are available 
online at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/cedar_city.1.html, and at the 
Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City Field Office, 176 E. DL Sargent 
Dr., Cedar City, UT 84720. Also available for review at the Cedar City 
Field Office are the Milford Flat Fire Emergency Stabilization and 
Rehabilitation DNA-Utah-040-07-26, and the Normal Year Fire 
Stabilization and Rehabilitation Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA-
UT-0040-03-28), as well as other documents associated with this 
closure. Motorized travel is permitted within the restricted area along 
routes marked with signs as ``open'' to vehicle traffic.
    The following restrictions apply:
    1. No person shall operate any motorized vehicle within the 
identified area, except on routes marked as ``open'' for use.
    2. Camping is limited to within 50 feet of any open road.

Exemptions

    This order applies to all forms of camping and motorized vehicle 
use. Personnel that are exempt from the area restrictions include any 
Federal, State, local officer, or employee in the scope of their duties 
within the restricted area; members of any organized law enforcement, 
rescue or fire-fighting force in the performance of an official duty, 
or any person authorized or permitted in writing by the Bureau of Land 
Management; or any person or corporation holding a valid right-of-way 
or easement. This order applies to BLM administered lands within the 
restricted area, not to private or state lands within the boundary.

Enforcement

    Any person who violates any of these restrictions may be tried 
before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, 
imprisoned no more than 12 months, or both, in accordance with 43 
U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.0-7. Such violations may also be subject 
to the enhanced penalties provided by 18 U.S.C 3571 and 3581. In 
accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1-7, State or local officials may also 
impose penalties for violations of Utah law.

Selma Sierra,
State Director, Utah.
 [FR Doc. E8-11431 Filed 5-21-08; 8:45 am]

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