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Plumas NF Fire Restrictions
« on: July 02, 2007, 06:45:05 PM »

ORDER NO. 03-07

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to protect public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Plumas National Forest. This order is effective from July 02, 2007, though the end of the official 2007 fire season.
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or charcoal fire, except within the designated recreation sites listed in Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.52(a).
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or within the designated recreation sites listed in Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.52(d).
3. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame. 36 CFR 261.52(i).
4. Using an explosive. 36 CFR 261.52(b).
5. Operating an internal combustion engine other than a wheeled vehicles except within the designated recreation sites listed in Exhibit A. 36 CFR 261.52(h).
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. A valid California Campfire Permit does not exempt the holder from the prohibitions listed above. However, persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are permitted to use a portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel.
2. Persons with a valid Forest Service firewood permit may use a chainsaw to cut firewood beginning at sunrise through 1:00 pm (hoot-owl).
3. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
4. Persons using suction dredges as authorized by a permit from the State of California are exempt from prohibition No. 5.
5. Persons with a special use permit form the Plumas National Forest for a recreation residence are exempt from prohibitions Nos. 1, 2 and 5 while they are at their recreational residence.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions found at 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.
Executed in Quincy , California, this 29 day of June , 2007
_/s/ Chris Knopp__________________
Chris Knopp
Forest Supervisor
Plumas National Forest
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.

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