U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
For Release: June 4, 2007
BLM Offers OHV Sound Tests
The Bureau of Land Management is offering voluntary sound testing program for off-highway vehicles including off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, Rhinos/Mules or other vehicles used on public lands.
The purpose of the program is to allow owners of vehicles to identify if the vehicle meets California sound regulations before venturing out on public lands where they may be subject to a citation and fine.
“As more people use the public lands, the potential for conflict between different uses increases. The BLM is enforcing sound requirements for OHVs operated on public lands to help minimize conflicts between user groups.” BLM Bishop Field Office Manager Bill Dunkelberger explained.
Visit, http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov and follow links for a full version of the legislation.
The BLM testing program is voluntary and no citations will be issued to those participating in the program.
BLM Bishop Field Office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop, Ca 93514