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Notice of Temporary Closures of Public Land in Washoe County, NV

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District Office will temporarily close certain public land near Stead, Nevada, to all public use to provide for public safety during the 2013 Reno Air Racing Association Pylon Racing Seminar and the Reno National Championship Air Races.


Temporary closure periods are June 12 through June 15, 2013, and September 11 through September 15, 2013.

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Leon Thomas, 775-885-6000, email: Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS 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 business hours.

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The race course for the Reno Pylon Racing Seminar and the Reno National Championship Air Races is laid out on private land north of the Reno-Stead Airport. Flyovers by racing aircraft may occur over adjacent public land during the events. The public lands affected by this closure are described as follows:

Mount Diablo Meridian

T. 21 N., R. 19 E.,

Sec. 8, E1/2E1/2, NW1/4NE1/4;

Sec. 16, SW1/4SW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, W1/2SE1/4.

The area described contains 450 acres, more or less, in Washoe County, Nevada.

The closure notice and map of the closure area will be posted at the BLM Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada and on the BLM Web site:​nv/​st/​en/​fo/​carsoncity_​field.html. Roads leading into the public lands under the closure will be posted to notify the public of the closure. Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.9-7 and 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce the following rules in the area described above: All public use, whether motorized, on foot, or otherwise, is prohibited.

Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to event officials, medical and rescue personnel, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events.

Penalties: Any person who fails to comply with the closure orders is subject to arrest and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than 12 months under 43 CFR 8360.0-7. Violations may also be subject to the provisions of Title 18, U.S.C. 3571 and 3581.

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Authority: 43 CFR 8360.0-7 and 8364.1.

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Leon Thomas,

Field Manager, Sierra Front Field Office.

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[FR Doc. 2013-11284 Filed 5-10-13; 8:45 am]