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Notice of Temporary Closure, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of temporary closure.


Notice is hereby given that under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Resource Management Plan (RMP), Presidential Proclamation 7394, and other authorities, the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Monument) will be temporarily closed November 12-15, 2019, for facility improvement installation.


The temporary closure will be in effect November 12-15, 2019. Upon completion of the facility installation, the Monument will reopen as normal. This temporary closure is compliant with the Monument RMP and Presidential Proclamation 7394.

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Danita Burns, District Manager, Bureau of Land Management Albuquerque District Office, 100 Sun Avenue NE, Suite 330, Pan American Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109; 505-761-8700.

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The BLM will post temporary closure signs a week prior to a closure at the main entry to the Monument. In addition, a temporary closure notice with all applicable dates will be posted on the BLM website:​visit/​kktr.

The Monument was designated on January 17, 2001, by Presidential Proclamation 7394 to provide opportunities for visitors to observe, study, and experience the geologic processes and cultural and biological objects of interest found in the area, as well as to protect these resources.

Closure: During the temporary closure, public access is prohibited.

Exceptions: The temporary closure order does not apply to persons performing authorized BLM construction, planning, maintenance, and/or emergency or law enforcement activities.

Penalties: Any person who violates this temporary closure or these 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 8360.07, or both. In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.17, state or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of New Mexico law.

During these closure dates only BLM planning, administrative, and maintenance activities will be authorized, and no public access will be granted.

(Authority: FLPMA, the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks RMP, Presidential Proclamation 7394, 43 CFR 8364.1, and 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)

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Danita Burns,

District Manager, Albuquerque District.

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[FR Doc. 2019-24112 Filed 11-4-19; 8:45 am]