ENF starts fire restrictions

Starting June 14th, Eldorado National Forest is restricting fires:

Link to FS page (same as below)

Fire Restrictions

Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the Eldorado National Forest and the Moore Creek Fire Restriction Area on the Stanislaus National Forest, as shown on Exhibit B and described in Exhibit C.. This Order is effective from June 14, 2014 through the end of the 2014 fire season.
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except within the stoves and fire rings provided in the Developed Recreation Sites, as shown on Exhibit A. 36CFR 261.52(a).
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a Developed Recreation Site shown on Exhibit A or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 36 CFR 261.52(d).
3. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame. 36 CFR 261.52(i).
4. Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed and maintained in effective working order. 36 CFR 261.52(j).

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
2. Persons with a Special Use Permit from the Forest Service for a recreation residence in a recreation residence tract, may build, maintain, attend or use an elevated charcoal grill, propane grill or campfire at their recreation residence, provided that they have a valid California Campfire Permit and comply with the terms of the permit.
3. Persons with a valid California Campfire permit are NOT exempt from the prohibitions above. However, persons with a valid California Campfire permits may use a portable stove or lantern that uses gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.

A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $ 5,000 for an individual or $ 10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.

Executed in Placerville, California, this 11 day of June 2014.

_______________________
LAURENCE CRABTREE
Forest Supervisor
Eldorado National Forest

Executed in Placerville, California, this 12 day of June 2014.



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