[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 169 (Thursday, September 1, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-21568]

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[Federal Register: September 1, 1994]


[CA-067-00-4333-04; 9260; 2-00160]


Establishment of Supplementary Rules for Use Management of the 
Hot Springs LTVA Well Site on Public Lands in Imperial County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Establishment of supplementary rules.


SUMMARY: The primary purpose of these supplementary rules is to 
regulate use of the well facility at Hot Springs LTVA, to enhance the 
public safety, deter criminal activity and improve site qualify while 
decreasing overall costs and maintenance needs associated with the 
well. The Hot springs LTVA and well are located in T. 16S, R 16E, 
S12:SE \1/4\ SBM. The following supplementary rules will apply to the 
well area of the Hot Spring LTVA:

    1. No one shall possess any food, beverages or pets within the 
immediate fenced enclosure surrounding the Hot Springs well 
facility. For the purpose of this rule, the ``fenced enclosure'' 
means the entire area within the post and cable barrier erected 
around the site, excluding the parking area.
    2. Use or occupancy of the entire well area, including the 
parking area, is prohibited from midnight to 5 a.m.
    3. The introduction of soap, detergent or other cleaning agents 
is prohibited in the bus, showers or drainage associated with the 
well facility.
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a geothermal well in the vicinity of Hot 
Springs LTVA has been used as the water source for a wading pool and 
bath area. Through volunteers efforts, a facility was created, complete 
with concrete foundations, pools and a shower. Water from the well 
drains from the well into a low lying are forming a pound. The well is 
used by winter visitors and local residents alike, with visitation of 
several hundred persons per day in winter months. Problems arise when 
visitors bathe at the well, using soap which then enters and pollutes 
the pond. Additionally, food and beverages consumed at the well, as 
well as the presence of pets on site, create undue refuse and an 
unhealthy environment. Problems are also created by evening and late 
night use when large parties occur, in which alcohol and drug use and 
vandalism are common occurrences.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective September 1, 1994 and will remain in effect 
until rescinded or modified by the authorized officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief Area Ranger Robert Zimmer, 
Bureau of Land Management, EL Centro Resource Area, 661 S. 4th St., El 
Centro, CA 92243, (619) 353-1060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The authority for this restriction is 
provided in 43 CFR 8365.1-6. Violation of this restriction is 
punishable by a fine not to exceed $100,000.00 and/or imprisonment not 
to exceed 12 months.

    Dated: August 18, 1994.
Henri R Bisson,
District Manager.
[FR Doc. 94-21568 Filed 8-31-94; 8:45 am]