[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 146 (Thursday, July 30, 1998)]
[Pages 40730-40731]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-20407]



Bureau of Land Management
[OR-050-1220; GP8-0256]

Amendment to Prohibited Acts Within the Boundaries of the 
Deschutes Wild and Scenic River Area, Located in the Prineville 
District; Oregon

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District Office.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing amendments to 
existing special rules which apply to public use of land and water 
surfaces administered by the BLM within the boundaries of the Deschutes 
National Wild and Scenic River Area. The existing special rules were 
published in theFederal Register on April 15, 1994 (Vol. 59, No. 73) 
and June 20, 1997 (Vol. 62, No. 119). The

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proposed special rules include acts which are prohibited.

COMMENT PERIOD: Interested parties may submit comments within 30 days 
of the publication of this notice. Please send comments to the 
Prineville District Manager, Attention Law Enforcement, Bureau of Land 
Management, P.O. Box 550, Prineville, OR 97754. Any adverse comments 
will be evaluated by the District Manager, who may vacate or modify 
these proposed amendments and issue a final determination.

EFFECTIVE DATE: In the absence of any further action by the District 
Manager, these proposed special rules will become the final 
determination of the Department of the Interior, on or before July 17, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Tom Teaford at 541-416-6759.

Special Rules

    Pursuant to 43 CFR 8351.2-1, the following acts are prohibited on 
the land and water surfaces administered by the BLM, Prineville 
District, within the designated boundaries of the Deschutes National 
Wild and Scenic River Area. The acts are prohibited to protect natural 
resources and to provide for public safety and enjoyment. Prior 
authorization for exemption from a prohibited act must be obtained from 
a BLM authorized officer, as defined in 43 CFR 8360.0-5(a).

Part 1. Camping is revised as follows:

    Camping means the erecting of a tent or shelter of natural or 
synthetic material, preparing a sleeping bag or other bedding material 
for use, parking of a motor vehicle, motor home, or trailer or mooring 
of a vessel for the apparent purpose of overnight occupancy.
    a. Camping longer than four consecutive nights at a boat-in-only 
campsite or vehicle camping for a total period of more than 14 days 
during any 28 day period. The 28 day period begins on the first full 
day the site is occupied. The 14 day limit may be reached either 
through a number of separate visits or through a period of continuous 
occupation. Once the 14 day limit is reached in any camping area, the 
person(s) must move a distance of not less than 50 miles if they intend 
to continue camping on public lands.
    b. Digging or leveling the ground at any campsite.
    c. Installation of permanent camping facilities.
    d. Camping on river islands or any area posted as closed to 
    e. Camping outside of designated campsites between Locked Gate and 
Buck Hollow Recreation Site.
    f. Camping outside of designated campsites on the east (road side) 
of the River between Buck Hollow Recreation Site and Macks Canyon 
Recreation Site.
    g. Vehicle camping anywhere along the River outside of designated 
    h. Occupying any area designated as day use only between sunset and 
    i. Possessing or leaving refuse, debris, or litter in an exposed, 
unsightly, or unsanitary condition.
    j. Leaving campground equipment, site alterations, or refuse after 
departing any campsite or in any unoccupied campsite.
    k. Failure to pay fees within 30 minutes of occupying a fee 
    l. Exceeding party or group sizes of: 16 in river segments 1,3, and 
4. 24 in river segment 2 in any boat-in site and in any designated 
group campsite. 8 in any designated single drive-in site.
    m. After camping at a boat-in-only site, failure to move from that 
site at least \1/4\ mile and failure to vacate that site at least 3 
nights before returning to that site.
    n. Exceeding the maximum allowable number of persons and/or 
vehicles allowed for a designated campsite.
    o. Reserving, holding, or transferring campsites for the benefit of 
another party.
    p. Moving any table, stove, barrier, litter receptacle, or other 
campground equipment.

Part 3, Sanitation and Refuse, is revised as follows:

    An ``approved carry out system'' is a portable unit designed for 
the deposition and transportation and disposal of human body waste. 
Such a system must have a water-tight seal and be designed to be 
emptied into designated BLM dump facilities or RV waste dump stations. 
Systems which use plastic bags or similar material are not considered 
approved carry out systems because plastic cannot be accepted by dump 
    A ``toilet facility'' is a vault-type toilet provided by the Bureau 
of Land Management.
    a. When camping less than 800 feet from a toilet facility, 
disposing of human body waste except in a toilet facility.
    b. When camping more than 800 feet from a toilet facility, failing 
to use an approved carry out system.
    c. When not camping and less than 800 feet from a toilet facility, 
disposing of human body waste except in fixtures provided for that 
    d. When not camping and more than 800 feet from a toilet facility, 
failing to bury human body wastes at least six inches deep and more 
than fifty feet from any natural water source.
    e. Emptying waste from an approved carry out system into the 
interior fixture of a toilet.
    f. Disposing of refuse in other than refuse receptacles.
    g. Depositing refuse in the plumbing fixtures or vaults of a toilet 
    h. Using government refuse receptacles for dumping household, 
commercial, or industrial refuse brought in as such from non- US 
government property except in accordance with conditions established by 
an authorized official.
    i. Draining any refuse from a trailer or vehicle except in 
facilities provided for that purpose.
    j. Washing dishes or using soap in the River or any tributaries or 
less than 50 feet from any natural water source.

Part 6, Vehicles, supart (k)(6), is added as follows:

    Riding or allowing to ride on the external part of a motor vehicle, 
including but not limited to hoods, bumpers, fenders, tailgates, 
trunks, window sills, running boards, or above cargo bed side rails.

Part 9, Alcoholic beverages and controlled substances, subpart (i)(2) 
is revised as follows:

    The alcohol content of the operator's blood is. 08 percent or more 
by weight of alcohol in the blood.

    Dated: July 14, 1998.
Donald L. Smith,
Acting District Manager.
[FR Doc. 98-20407 Filed 7-29-98; 8:45 am]