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[Federal Register: March 3, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 42)]
[Page 10059-10060]
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Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Temporary Closure to Motor<nobr>ized Veh</nobr>icles and Camping Use
on Public Lands in Clark County, Idaho

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management.

ACTION: Notice of M<nobr>otor Ve</nobr>hicle Use.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to temporarily
close, in Clark County, Idaho: (1) All roads and trails except three
designated access roads on BLM managed public lands within the 29,468
burned acres of the Deep Fire (F658) to all motorized vehicles; and (2)
any camping on such lands within the burn area.

DATES: The closure took effect on October 21, 2003 and will remain in
effect until August 1, 2005, or until such time as the authorized
officer of the Idaho Falls Field Office determines the closure may be

Planner, (208) 524-7500, BLM Idaho Falls Field Office, 1405 Hollipark
Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This temporary closure is a direct result of
the Deep Fire (F658), which burned this area in July and August of
2003, and subsequent rehabilitation efforts of the BLM. The closure
will promote the reestablishment of vegetation, improve the potential
for recovery of wildlife habitat, and reduce the potential for erosion
and noxious weed invasion. Exceptions are granted to the following:
Access by law enforcement patrols, emergency services, and
administratively approved access for actions such as monitoring,
research studies, and access to private lands and any other actions
will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the BLM Field Manager,
Idaho Falls.
After the closure is lifted, motorized vehicle use will be limited
to existing roads and two track trails. The closure is in accordance
with 43 CFR

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9268.3(d)(1). Violation of this order is punishable by a fine not to
exceed $1,000.00 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months.

Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1.

The area of closure and impoundment affected by this notice is the
burned portion of public lands administered by the BLM, specifically
described wholly or partially:

T. 10 N., R. 34 E,
Secs. 2, 3.
T. 11 N., R. 33 E,
Secs. 1 to 4, inclusive, secs. 10 to 15, inclusive, secs. 22 to
26, inclusive, secs. 35 and 36.
T. 11 N., R. 34 E,
Secs. 3 to 10, inclusive, secs. 15 to 23, inclusive, secs. 26 to
31, inclusive, secs. 33 to 35, inclusive.
T. 12 N., R. 33 E.,
Secs. 1 to 5, inclusive, secs. 8 to 17, inclusive, secs. 21 to
28, inclusive, and secs. 33 to 36, inclusive.
T. 12. N. R. 34 E.,
Sec. 7, secs. 18 to 20, inclusive, and secs. 28 to 33,
T. 13. N. R. 33 E.,
Secs. 22, 23, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35.

Detailed maps of the areas closed to OHV and camping use will be
posted with this notice at key locations that provide access into the
closure areas as well as being available at the Idaho Falls Field
Office at the address below. A burn area rehabilitation plan for the
area has been completed and signed on 9/5/03. A NEPA Document and ROD
was completed with this plan. (ID-074-2003-053).

Planner, (208) 524-7500, BLM Idaho Falls Field Office, 1405 Hollipark
Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401.

Dated: November 25, 2003.
Carol McCoy Brown,
Idaho Falls Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 04-4756 Filed 3-2-04; 8:45 am]
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