[Federal Register: May 13, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 92)]
[Notices]              
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
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Notice of Establishment of Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Mother Lode Field Office, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Establishment of Interim Final Supplementary Rules.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Record of Decision for the Sierra
Resource Management Plan (RMP), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM),
Mother Lode Field Office, is issuing interim final supplementary rules
and requesting comments. These interim final supplementary rules will
apply to public lands managed by the Mother Lode Field Office and will
be effective upon publication and remain in effect until the
publication of final supplementary rules. The BLM has determined that
these interim final supplementary rules are necessary to enhance the
safety of visitors, protect natural and cultural resources, improve
recreational opportunities, and protect public health. All of these
interim final supplementary rules implement management decisions
contained in the Sierra RMP. These rules do not propose or implement
any land use limitations or restrictions other than those included
within the BLM's decisions in the RMP or allowed under existing law or
regulation.

DATES: The interim final supplementary rules are effective on May 13,
2010. We invite comments until July 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver all comments concerning the interim
final supplementary rules to the BLM, Mother Lode Field Office, 5152
Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, California 95762.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Barnes, Bureau of Land
Management, Mother Lode Field Office, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado
Hills, California 95762 or e-mail jjbarnes@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Comment Procedures

    Written comments on the interim final supplementary rules should be
specific, confined to issues pertinent to the interim final
supplementary rules, and should explain the reason for any recommended
change. The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Sierra RMP was signed in
February 2008 and represents the final decision of the BLM California
State Director regarding management of lands within the approximately
231,000-acre planning area to which these rules apply. Therefore,
comments requesting changes to the RMP decisions which will be
implemented by these interim final supplementary rules are outside the
scope of this comment period. Where possible, comments should reference
the specific section or paragraph of the rule that the comment is
addressing. The BLM need not consider or include in the Administrative
Record for the final rule: (a) Comments that the BLM receives after the
close of the comment period (see DATES), unless they are postmarked or
electronically dated before the deadline, or (b) comments delivered to
an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES).

    Comments, including names, street addresses, and other contact
information of respondents, will be available for public review at the
Mother Lode Field Office, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills,
California 95762 during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Individual respondents
may request confidentiality. Before including your address, telephone
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

II. Background

    The BLM is establishing these interim final supplementary rules
under the authority of 43 CFR 8365.1-6, which allows BLM State
Directors to establish supplementary rules for the protection of
persons, property, and public lands and resources.

    The supplementary rules are available for inspection in the Mother
Lode Field Office and at the following Web site: http://www.ca.blm.gov/
motherlode. The overall program authority for the operation of this
area is found in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43
U.S.C. 1732, 1740). The planning area for the Sierra RMP includes
portions of Yuba, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras,
Tuolumne, Mariposa, Sacramento, and Stanislaus counties, California.

    The BLM finds good cause to publish these supplementary rules on an
interim final basis, effective on the date of publication because of
public health and safety concerns and resource protection needs within
the management area.

    All of the interim final supplementary rules implement management
decisions contained in the Sierra RMP. The Mother Lode Field Office has
taken the following steps to involve the public in developing the
planning decisions that provide a basis for the interim final
supplementary rules:

    Public Scoping: The BLM conducted nine public scoping meetings
between January 12 and August 15, 2002. Nearly 200 members of the
public attended the meetings held in Colfax, Grass Valley, Placerville,
Jackson, San Andreas, Sonora, Mariposa, and Galt, California.
Announcement of these meetings and notification of the scoping period
were made through the Mother Lode Field Office's Web site, news
releases in local publications, and mailings to Native American Tribes,
Federal, State and local agencies, interested groups/individuals, and
other members of the public. Presentations were made to county
supervisors and State agencies.

    Public Review of the Draft RMP: The Sierra Draft RMP/Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released to the public for a
90-day comment period, ending on December 13, 2006. During this review
period, four public meetings were held to explain the Draft RMP/EIS and
to encourage the public to comment. Approximately 40 members of the
public attended the meetings held in Grass Valley, Mariposa, Sonora,
and Placerville, California. The public was notified about the comment
period via mailings, news releases, and Web sites. The Draft RMP/EIS
was available in electronic and hard copy formats.

    The BLM received approximately 2,000 comments on the Draft RMP/EIS
from the public, government agencies, and Tribes. A summary of the
issues identified in the public comment letters and the BLM's response
to these issues is included in Appendix F of the proposed RMP/Final
EIS. All decisions related to the interim final supplementary rules
were analyzed in the Final EIS.

    The BLM submitted the Draft and Proposed Sierra RMP to the
Governor's Office of Planning and Research. No State agencies commented
on the RMP and the BLM received a letter of confirmation that the RMP
complied with State review requirements on August 17, 2007. The State
Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
also reviewed the draft and proposed RMP.

    Based on public safety and resource protection concerns and due to
the multiple opportunities for public involvement during development of
the RMP decisions that provide a basis for these rules, the BLM finds
good cause to issue these rules as interim final supplementary rules.
The rules related to hunting and target shooting will help prevent
accidental shooting-related injuries and fatalities in areas with high
recreational use or in areas in close proximity to private residences.
The rules related to camping and campfire use will help prevent
wildfire ignition. The rules related to trail use will help prevent
resource damage. The public is now invited to provide additional
comments on the interim final supplementary rules.

III. Procedural Matters

Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review

    These interim final supplementary rules are not a significant
regulatory action and are not subject to review by the Office of
Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. These interim final
supplementary rules will not have an annual effect of $100 million or
more on the economy or adversely affect, in a material way, the
economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public
health or safety, or State, local, or Tribal governments or
communities. These interim final supplementary rules will not create a
serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or
planned by another agency. The interim final supplementary rules do not
materially alter the budgetary effects of entitlements, grants, user
fees, or loan programs or the right or obligations of their recipients;
nor do they raise novel legal or policy issues. They merely impose
certain rules on recreational activities on a limited portion of the
public lands in California in order to protect human health, safety,
and the environment.

Clarity of the Interim Final Supplementary Rules

    Executive Order 12866 requires each agency to write regulations
that are simple and easy to understand. We invite your comments on how
to make these interim final supplementary rules easier to understand, including
answers to questions such as the following:
    (1) Are the requirements in the interim final supplementary rules
clearly stated?
    (2) Do the interim final supplementary rules contain technical
language or jargon that interferes with their clarity?
    (3) Does the format of the interim final supplementary rules
(grouping and order of sections, use of headings, paragraphing, etc.)
aid or reduce their clarity?
    (4) Would the interim final supplementary rules be easier to
understand if they were divided into more (but shorter) sections?
    (5) Is the description of the interim final supplementary rules in
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this preamble helpful in
understanding the interim final supplementary rules? How could this
description be more helpful in making the interim final supplementary
rules easier to understand?

Please send any comments you have on the clarity of the interim final
supplementary rules to the address specified in the ADDRESSES section.

National Environmental Policy Act

    These interim final supplementary rules themselves do not
constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality
of the human environment under Section 102(2)(C) of the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C). However,
they are a component of a larger plan (the Sierra RMP) that constitutes
a major Federal action. The BLM prepared Draft and Final EISs as part
of the development of the Sierra RMP. During that NEPA process, the
proposed decisions, including the substance of these interim final
supplementary rules, were fully analyzed. The pertinent analysis can be
found in Chapter 2, Alternatives, of the Sierra Proposed Resource
Management Plan and Final EIS (May 2007). The ROD for the RMP was
signed by the BLM California State Director in February 2008.

    All of the interim final supplementary rules were addressed in the
Sierra RMP. Some were fully analyzed in the RMP/EIS and some were
analyzed in earlier NEPA analyses and were adopted in the RMP. Some of
these earlier analyses include activity plans for various special
management areas, such as the South Yuba River, Round Mountain/Rock
Creek Forest, South Fork American River (including the Cronan Ranch),
Pine Hill Preserve, and Cosumnes River Preserve.

    The activity plan decisions, including rules of conduct for
recreational use, were analyzed in environmental assessments (EA)
prepared as part of the NEPA process for each planning effort.
Pertinent analysis can be found in the 2005 South Yuba River
Comprehensive Management Plan (Chapter 3); 2003 Round Mountain/Rock
Creek Forest Management Plan (pp. 22-25); 2004 South Fork American
River Management Plan (Section 2); 2007 Cronan Ranch Management Plan
(Sections 2.3-25); 2008 Pine Hill Preserve Management Plan (pp. 39-44);
and the 2008 Cosumnes River Preserve Management Plan.

    These interim final supplementary rules provide for implementation
of plan decisions. The rationale for the decisions is fully covered in
the Final EIS for the Sierra RMP as well as the EAs and decision
records for the associated activity plans outlined above. The Sierra
RMP and other relevant land-use plans are available for review at the
address specified in the ADDRESSES section.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Congress enacted the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) of 1980, as
amended, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, to ensure that government regulations do not
unnecessarily or disproportionately burden small entities. The RFA
requires a regulatory flexibility analysis if a rule would have a
significant economic impact, either detrimental or beneficial, on a
substantial number of small entities. The interim final supplementary
rules do not pertain specifically to commercial or governmental
entities of any size, but to public recreational use of specific public
lands. Therefore, the BLM has determined under the RFA that these
interim final supplementary rules would not have a significant economic
impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA)

    These interim final supplementary rules do not constitute a ``major
rule'' as defined at 5 U.S.C. 804(2). The interim final supplementary
rules merely contain rules of conduct for recreational use of certain
public lands. The interim final supplementary rules have no effect on
business, commercial, or industrial use of the public lands.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    These interim final supplementary rules do not impose an unfunded
mandate on State, local, or Tribal governments in the aggregate, or the
private sector, of more than $100 million per year; nor do they have a
significant or unique effect on State, local, or Tribal governments.
These interim final supplementary rules do not require anything of
State, local, or Tribal governments. Therefore, the BLM is not required
to prepare a statement containing the information required by the
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference With
Constitutionally Protected Property Rights (Takings)

    The interim final supplementary rules are not a government action
capable of interfering with constitutionally protected property rights.
The interim final supplementary rules do not address property rights in
any form, and do not cause the impairment of anybody's property rights.
Therefore, the Department of the Interior has determined that these
interim final supplementary rules would not cause a taking of private
property or require further discussion of takings implications under
this Executive Order.

Executive Order 13132, Federalism

    The interim final supplementary rules will not have a substantial
direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and
responsibilities among the various levels of government. The interim
final supplementary rules affect land in only one State, California.
Therefore, the BLM has determined that these interim final
supplementary rules do not have sufficient Federalism implications to
warrant preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform

    Under Executive Order 12988, the Office of the Solicitor has
determined that these interim final supplementary rules will not unduly
burden the judicial system and that the requirements of sections 3(a)
and 3(b)(2) of the Order are met. The supplementary rules include rules
of conduct and prohibited acts, but they are straightforward and not
confusing, and their enforcement should not unreasonably burden the
United States Magistrate who will try any persons cited for violating
them.

Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal
Governments

    These interim final supplementary rules provide for enforcement of
decisions adopted in the ROD for the Sierra RMP which concerns all
lands administered by the Mother Lode Field Office. The rules were
thoroughly analyzed in the Draft and Final EIS prepared for the RMP.
During preparation of the RMP, government-to-government consultation
was conducted with 10 Federally recognized Tribal governments with
interests in the affected area. These Tribes were provided copies of
the Draft and Proposed RMP and associated EIS, and were contacted
directly by the BLM requesting comments and assessing the need for a
Tribal briefing. None of these Tribal governments expressed concerns
regarding the decisions these supplementary rules are designed to
enforce. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 13175, the BLM
has found that these supplementary rules do not include policies that
have Tribal implications.

Information Quality Act

    In developing these supplementary rules, the BLM did not conduct or
use a study, experiment or survey requiring peer review under the
Information Quality Act (Section 515 of Pub. L. 106-554.).

Executive Order 13211, Effects on the Nation's Energy Supply

    These supplementary rules do not comprise a ``significant energy
action,'' as defined in Executive Order 13211, since they are not
likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply,
distribution, or use of energy.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    These interim final supplementary rules do not directly provide for
any information collection that the Office of Management and Budget
must approve under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Any information collection that may result from Federal criminal
investigations or prosecutions conducted under these proposed
supplementary rules are exempt from the provisions of the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3518(c)(1).

Author

    The principal author of these interim final supplementary rules is
James Barnes, Archaeologist, Mother Lode Field Office.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble and under the authority for
supplementary rules found in 43 CFR 8365.1-6, the California State
Director, Bureau of Land Management hereby issues supplementary rules,
effective on an interim final basis upon publication, for public lands
managed by the Mother Lode Field Office to read as follows:

Supplementary Rules for the Sierra Resource Management Plan Planning
Area

Section 1 Definitions

    Alcoholic beverage: Any liquid or solid containing alcohol,
spirits, wine, or beer, which contains one-half of one percent or more
of alcohol by volume and which is fit for beverage purposes either
alone or when diluted, mixed, or combined with other substances.

    Camp: Erecting a tent or a shelter of natural or synthetic
material, preparing a sleeping bag or other bedding material, or
parking of a motor vehicle, motor home, or trailer for the purpose or
apparent purpose of overnight occupancy.

    Campfire: A controlled fire occurring out of doors, used for
cooking, branding, personal warmth, lighting, ceremonial or aesthetic
purposes.

    Designated site and zone: A specific location identified by the BLM
for camping or other purposes.

    Designated trail: A trail developed, maintained, and explicitly
identified by the BLM for public non-motorized use. All designated
trails will be identified by a combination of maps and signing.

    Firearm: A device that expels a projectile such as a bullet, dart,
or pellet by combustion, air pressure, gas pressure, or other means.

    Hunt: Taking or attempting to take wildlife by any means, except by
trapping or fishing.

    Motorized vehicle: Any motorized transportation conveyance designed
and licensed for use on roadways, such as an automobile, bus, or truck,
and any motorized conveyance originally equipped with safety belts.

    Target shoot: Discharging a firearm for any purpose other than
hunting or self-defense.

South Yuba River Special Recreation Management Area

T. 17 N., R. 7 E.,
    Sec. 36;
T. 16 N., R. 7 E.,
    Sec. 2;
T. 17 N., R. 8 E.,
    Secs. 13, 24, 26 (excluding NE \1/4\ NE \1/4\), 28, 30, and 34;
T. 17 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 (excluding lot 12), 17, 18
(excluding NE \1/4\ NE \1/4\), 19, 20, 22, 29, and 30;
Mount Diablo Meridian (MDM).

    Edwards Crossing day use area/high use zone: From one quarter
mile downstream from Edwards Crossing Bridge to half a mile upstream
from Edwards Crossing bridge and within one quarter mile of each
side of the South Yuba River.

    Purdon Crossing day use area/high use zone: From one quarter
mile downstream from Purdon Crossing bridge to 100 yards upstream
from China Dam and within one quarter mile of each side of the South
Yuba River.

    Hoyt Crossing day use area/high use zone: All public lands
within T. 17 N., R. 8 E., Sec. 28 within one quarter mile of each
side of the South Yuba River.

Round Mountain/Rock Creek Forest Management Area

T. 17 N., R. 8 E.,
    Secs. 24 (all public lands above the 2,400-foot contour) and 26
(NE \1/4\ NE \1/4\);
T. 17 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 19 (all public lands above the 2,700-foot contour), 20
(all public lands above the 2,900-foot contour), 22 (all public
lands above the 2,600-foot contour), 28 (S \1/2\ SE \1/4\ NE \1/4\),
29, and 30; MDM.

North Fork American River Special Recreation Management Area

T. 15 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 26, 35, and 36;
T. 15 N., R. 10 E.,
    Secs. 1 (except Lot 2 in the E \1/2\ of Sec. 1, the E \1/2\ of
Lot 1 in the W \1/2\ of Sec. 1 and the E \1/2\ of Lot 2 in the W \1/
2\ of Sec. 1), 2, 9, 10, 11 (except lands in the NW \1/4\ and in the
SE \1/4\ that are more than a quarter mile from the river), 15
(except lands in the E \1/2\ and in the SW \1/4\ of Sec. 15 that are
more than a quarter mile from the river), 16 (except in the W \1/
2\), 20, 21, 22, 27 (only in lots 1, 2, 19, 29, 30 and 33), 28, 29,
30, 32 and 33 (only in lots 16, 53, 76 and 77 and in the N \1/2\ N
\1/2\ NW \1/4\ of Sec. 33); MDM.

South Fork American River Special Recreation Management Area

T. 11 N., R. 10 E.,
    Secs. 22, 26 (SW \1/4\), 27, and 34 (Miner's Cabin parcel);
T. 11 N., R. 10 E.,
    Sec. 21;
T. 11 N., R. 10 E.,
    Sec. 18 Lots 5 and 6 (Parcel C);
T. 11 N., R. 10 E.,
    Sec. 18 NW \1/4\ NE \1/4\ NW \1/4\ (Ponderosa parcel);
T. 11 N., R. 9 E.,
    Sec. 12, Lots 1 to 9 (Dave Moore Nature Area);
T. 11 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 3, 10, and 11 (Greenwood Creek parcel);
T. 11 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 4, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17 (Cronan Ranch);
T. 11 N., R. 9 E., 29, 28, 21, and 20 (Norton Ravine parcel);
T. 11 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 30, 31, 32;
T. 10 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 4 and 6;
T. 11 N., R. 8 E.,
    Sec. 36 (Pine Hill Preserve); MDM.

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Pine Hill Preserve Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)

T. 11 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 30, 31, and 32;
T. 11 N., R. 8 E.,
    Sec. 36;
T. 10 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 18, and 34;
T. 9 N., R. 9 E.,
    Secs. 2 and 3; MDM.

Cosumnes River Preserve ACEC

T. 5 N., R. 5 E.,
    Secs. 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25 and 26;
T. 5 N., R. 6 E.,
    Sec. 30; MDM; tracts 19 and 20, Rancho San Jon De Los
Mokelumnes, Sacramento County, CA.

Ione Manzanita ACEC

T. 5 N., R. 10 E.,
     Secs. 16, 17, 32, and 33;
T. 7 N., R. 9 E.,
    Sec. 18, 28, and 33; MDM.

Red Hills ACEC

T. 1 S., R. 13 E.,
     Secs. 1, 2 (SE \1/4\, and SE \1/4\ SW \1/4\, and lot 7), 11,
12, 13;
T. 1 S., R. 14 E.,
    Secs. 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,
28, 29, 34, 35;
T. 1 S., R. 15 E.,
    Secs. 18 (east half of lot 19, and 21), 19, 30, and 31;
T. 2 S., R. 15 E.,
    Sec. 6 (except lot 10);
T. 2 S., R. 14 E.,
    Sec. 1; MDM.

Merced River Special Recreation Management Area

T. 3 S., R. 16 E.,
    Sec. 36 (east of Highway 49);
T. 3 S., R. 17 E.,
    Secs. 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36;
T. 3 S., R. 18 E.,
    Secs. 25, 26, 27 (E \1/2\ SE \1/4\), 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36;
T. 4 S., R. 17 E.,
    Secs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (east of Highway 49), 8 (north of the
Merced River), 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 (N \1/2\);
T. 4 S., R. 18 E.,
    Secs. 2 (west of Highway 140), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (west
of Highway 140), 15, 16, 17, and 18; MDM.

Section 2 Supplementary Rules of Conduct

    The following rules apply year-round to all visitors unless
explicitly stated otherwise in a particular rule.

    The following rules apply to all lands managed by the Mother Lode
Field Office:
    Target shooting and hunting (in accordance with State law) is
allowed on public lands unless the area is signed closed by the BLM or
the area is closed by another rule.
    All public lands in MDM, T. 4 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 3 NE \1/4\ and
MDM, T. 5 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 34 SE \1/4\, near Campo Seco, are closed
to target shooting.
    All public lands in MDM, T. 7 N., R. 13 E., Sec. 27, Sec. 34 (north
of the Mokelumne River), Sec. 26 (north of the Mokelumne River) and
Sec. 23 (north of the Mokelumne River) are closed to target shooting.

    The following rules apply to the South Yuba River Special
Recreation Management Area:
    Within one quarter mile of each side of the South Yuba River,
campfires are allowed only in BLM-provided fire rings and pedestal
grills in designated sites.
    Only hands and pans may be used to recover gold within one quarter
mile of each side of the South Yuba River, unless a special recreation
use permit has been issued by the BLM or mining claim operations are
being conducted pursuant to 43 CFR 3809.
    Glass containers, empty or not, are not allowed within one quarter
mile of each side of the South Yuba River; however, glass containers
left or discarded by others may be picked up for recycling or put in a
trash receptacle.

    The following rules apply to the Hoyt Crossing, Purdon Crossing,
and Edwards Crossing day use areas/high use zones within the South Yuba
River Special Recreation Management Area:
    Hunting is not allowed.
    Alcoholic beverages are not allowed unless they are being
transported through these day use areas/high use zones.
    Dogs must be kept on leashes and under direct control from May 1 to
September 30 each year.

    The following rules apply to the Purdon Crossing day use area/high
use zone within the South Yuba River Special Recreation Management
Area:
    Vehicles may only be parked in designated parking spaces at night
for the purposes of camping in designated sites and zones.
    The following rules apply to the Round Mountain Forest Management
Area:
    Camping is not allowed.
    Campfires are not allowed.
    Target shooting is not allowed.
    Riding horses, mountain bikes, and other non-motorized conveyances
is allowed only on designated trails.

    The following rules apply to the North Fork American River Special
Recreation Management Area:
    Target shooting is allowed, in accordance with State law, unless a
specific area is signed closed by the BLM. All public lands located in
MDM, T. 15 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 26 are closed to target shooting.

    The following rules apply to the South Fork American River Special
Recreation Management Area:
    Riding horses, mountain bikes, and other non-motorized conveyances
is allowed only on designated trails.
    Target shooting is not allowed.
    Camping is allowed, for a fee, only in designated sites and zones
after obtaining a special recreation use permit issued by the BLM.
    Campfires are allowed only in BLM-provided fire rings and fire pans
located within designated sites and zones.

    The following rules apply to the Cronan Ranch parcel within the
South Fork American River Special Recreation Management Area:
    Hunting is allowed only with the following types of firearms: bow
and arrows, smoothbore shotguns, and muzzleloaders. Muzzleloaders are
allowed only after fire season is declared over by the BLM.
    Hunting for bear, squirrels, rabbits, jackrabbits, waterfowl,
furbearers, or non-game species is not allowed.
    Deer hunting is allowed only during the summer open season with
bows and arrows and during the fall open season with smoothbore
shotguns and slugs.
    Turkey hunting is allowed only during the fall open season with
smoothbore shotguns and shot shells.

    The following rules apply to the Greenwood Creek parcel within the
South Fork American River Special Recreation Management Area:
    Only hands and pans may be used to recover gold unless a special
recreation use permit issued by the BLM has been obtained or mining
claim operations are being conducted pursuant to 43 CFR 3809.
    Gold may not be recovered from Greenwood Creek.

    The following rules apply to the Ponderosa parcel within the South
Fork American River Special Recreation Management Area:
    Hunting is not allowed.
    Camping is not allowed.

    The following rules apply to Parcel C within the South Fork
American River Special Recreation Management Area:
    Hunting is not allowed.

    The following rules apply to the Dave Moore Nature Area within the
South Fork American River Special Recreation Management Area:
    Hunting is not allowed.

    The following rules apply to the Pine Hill Preserve ACEC:
    Camping is not allowed.
    Target shooting is not allowed.
    Riding horses, mountain bikes, and other non-motorized conveyances
is allowed only on designated trails.

    The following rules apply to the Cosumnes River Preserve ACEC:
    Motorized boats may not be launched from the Preserve's dock.
    Target shooting is not allowed.
    Hunting is not allowed without a special recreation use permit
issued by the BLM.
    Camping is not allowed.
    Riding horses, mountain bikes, and other non-motorized conveyances
is allowed only on designated trails.

    The following rules apply to the Ione Manzanita ACEC:
    The Ione Manzanita ACEC is closed to all public entry, unless
written permission from the BLM has been obtained, to prevent the
spread of the plant disease Phytophthora cinnamomi.

    The following rules apply to the Red Hills ACEC:
    Camping is not allowed.
    Target shooting is not allowed.
    Riding horses, mountain bikes, and other non-motorized conveyances
is allowed only on designated trails.

    The following rules apply to the Merced River Special Recreation
Management Area:

    Camping is not allowed on the south side of the Merced River
(within one quarter mile of each side of the river), unless written
permission from the BLM has been obtained.

Exceptions for Official Use

    Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers, government
employees, and BLM volunteers are exempt from these supplementary rules
in the course of their official duties. Limitations on the use of
motorized vehicles do not apply to emergency vehicles, fire suppression
and rescue vehicles, and other vehicles performing official duties, or
as approved by an authorized officer of the BLM.
Section 3 Penalties

    Any person who violates any of these interim final supplementary
rules may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more
than $1,000 or imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. 43
U.S.C. 1733(a); 43 CFR 8360.0-7; 43 CFR 2932.57(b). Such violations may
also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571.
You may also be subject to civil action for unauthorized use of the
public lands, violations of special recreation permit terms,
conditions, or stipulations, or for uses beyond those allowed by the
permit. (43 CFR 2932.57(b)(2)).

James Wesley Abbott,
Acting State Director, California State Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-11464 Filed 5-12-10; 8:45 am]
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