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July 1, 2016 3:06 PM

BLM Fire Restriction

Due to extremely dry conditions and pursuant to regulations of the Department of interior, 43 CFR 9212.1(h), the following acts are prohibited on federal lands, roads, trails and waterways, described below by the Bureau of Land Management-Canyon Country Fire Zone.
This order is effective 12:00 a.m., on the first day of July, 2016 and will remain in effect until rescinded by the Bureau of Land Management-Canyon Country District Manager.

• No campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.
• The use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, pyrotechnic devices,
Exploding targets or the use of steel core/jacketed ammunition.
• Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order.
• Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of vegetation.

Permissible acts
• Devices fueled by petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) products with a shut-off valve are allowed in areas clear of flammable vegetation (10ft X 10ft).
• Charcoal burning is allowed in developed campgrounds or picnic grounds within permanent fire rings or grills constructed of metal or concrete. In undeveloped camping locations charcoal must be set in metal pans in areas clear of flammable vegetation (10ft X 10ft). Extinguish with water when unattended.
• Smoking is allowed in areas clear of flammable vegetation (10ft X 10ft). Cigarettes and matches must be properly extinguished before disposed of.

The following persons are exempt from the order
All exemptions to the restrictions will be handled through local "permits" issued by the authorized officer for activities that will not conflict with the purpose of the order (43 CFR 9212.3).

Area description
All Bureau of Land Management-Canyon Country Fire Zone lands located in southeastern Utah below 7000 feet in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties. (See Fire Prevention Order Map)

Individuals violating this order can be subject to a $1000 fine and associated fire suppression and rehabilitation costs (43 CFR 9212.4).
Fire prevention order information may be obtained at or by contacting the BLM Canyon Country Fire Zone Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist at 435-259-2184.

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