Bureau of Land Management, DOI.
Notice of closure.
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management is closing an area of public land located within Yuma County, Arizona, approximately 1 mile south of Interstate 8 and 3 miles west of Avenue 25 E to all vehicle use.
Order: Effective upon publication, that portion of public land described below is closed to all vehicle use for a term of 2 years:
Gila and Salt River Meridian, Yuma County, Arizona
T.9S., R.20 W.,
Sec. 1, E1/2NE1/4SW1/4 within, SE1/4SW1/4 within,
Sec. 12, W1/2NE1/4 within, W1/2SE1/4NE1/4 within, NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4 within, W1/2NE1/4SE1/4 within, SE1/4SE1/4 within,
Sec. 13, W1/2NE1/4NE1/4 within, W1/2NE1/4 within, SW1/4SW1/4 (south 50 feet) within, E1/2SE1/4SW1/4 within, SW1/4SE1/4SW1/4 (south 50 feet) within, W1/2NW1/4SE1/4 within, SE1/4 (south 50 feet) within.
Containing 22.36 acres, more or less.
No person may use, drive, transport, park, let stand, or have charge or control over any vehicle in this area. Exemptions to this order are granted to law enforcement and other emergency vehicles in the course of official duties. This order does not affect Bureau of Reclamation and Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District personnel in the course of their official duties along the Wellton-Mohawk Canal and related facilities. This order does not affect Arizona Department of Transportation personnel in the course of their official duties within the Interstate 8 right-of-way.
All other exemptions to this order are by written authorization of the Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Manager only.
March 17, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Realty Specialist Lucas Lucero, Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Office, 2555 E. Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, Arizona 85365, telephone (520) 317-3237.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The purpose of this closure is to protect the natural and cultural resources from disturbance caused by unauthorized vehicle use. This closure is needed in order to assess existing resource damage and prevent any further damage caused by vehicle use and unauthorized road improvements. The affected area will be posted with standard signs prohibiting vehicle use. Authority for this closure of public land to vehicle use is found at Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations, subpart 8360.0-3. In accordance with 43 CFR 8360.0-7, violation of this order is punishable by a fine not to exceed $100,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months.Start Signature
Dated: March 7, 2000.
[FR Doc. 00-6592 Filed 3-16-00; 8:45 am]
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