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Notice of Extension of Emergency Closure of Public Lands to Recreational Shooting on Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, CA

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.



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The BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office is extending an emergency closure order which closes portions of public lands to recreational shooting in the South Coast Planning Area, in San Diego County, California [69 FR 65448, November 12, 2004]. The extension of the emergency closure is needed to continue providing public safety from the stray and ricocheting bullets produced by recreational shooting in this area.


This extended emergency closure will be in effect immediately and remain in effect through March 31, 2006.


Copies of the extended closure notice and a map of the closed area can be obtained at the BLM, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 690 West Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, CA 92258, telephone (760) 251-4800/ BLM, California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-1834, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978-4600. BLM will also announce the extension of the closure through local media outlets, and by posting a notice with a map of the closed area at the primary access points into the closure.

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Janaye Byergo, Bureau of Land Management, phone (858) 451-1767 or by e-mail at

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This order effects public lands in San Diego County, California, thus described:

San Bernardino Meridian

T. 9 S., R. 1 E.

Section 2, NW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4

T. 9 S., R. 1 E.

Section 11, NE1/4

T. 9 S., R. 1 E.

Section 12, W1/2NW1/4

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Authority: This closure notice is issued under the authority of the 43 CFR 8364.1.

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Violations of this closure are punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months.

Persons who are administratively exempt from the closure contained in this notice include: Any Federal, State or local officer or employee acting within the scope of their duties, members of any organized rescue or fire-fighting force in the performance of an official duty, and any person holding written authorization from the BLM.

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Gail Acheson,

Field Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office.

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[FR Doc. 05-14315 Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]