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shall be no muffler cutout, bypass, o similar device.

(c) It shall have adequate brake and, for operation from dusk to dawr. working headlights and taillights.

permit, lease, license, agreement, or contract with the Bureau; (5) any combat or combat support vehicle when used in times of national defense emergencies; and (6) "official use" vehicles.

(b) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Reclamation.

(c) “Reclamation lands” mean all lands under the custody and control of the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation,

(d) “Off-road vehicle area" means a portion or all of a specifically designated parcel of Reclamation lands opened to off-road vehicle use in accordance with the procedure in section 420.21.

(e) “Off-road vehicle trail” means a specifically delineated path or way varying in width which is designated to be used by and maintained for hikers, horsemen, snow travelers, bicyclists and for motorized vehicles.

(f) Official use" means use of a vehicle by an employee, agent, or designated representative of the Federal Government who, with special permission from the Bureau of Reclamation, uses a vehicle for an officially authorized purpose.

(g) "Organized Event” means a structured, or consolidated, or scheduled meeting involving 15 or more vehicles for the purpose of recreational use of Reclamation lands involving the use of off-road vehicles. The term does not include family groups participating in informal recreational activities. [39 FR 26893, July 24, 1974, as amended at 44 FR 34909, June 15, 1979)

$ 420.12 Requirements-operators.

(a) In addition to the regulation o Part 420, operators shall comply wit] any applicable State laws pertainini to off-road vehicles; if State laws arı lacking or less stringent than the regu lations established in this part, ther the regulations in Part 420 are mini mum standards and are controlling.

(b) Each operator of an off-road vehicle operated on Reclamation lands shall possess a valid motor vehicle operator's permit or license; or, if no permit or license is held, he/she shall be accompanied by or under the immediate supervision of a person holding a valid permit or license.

(c) During the operation of snowmobiles, trail bikes, and any other off road vehicle the operator shall wear safety equipment, generally accepted or prescribed by applicable State law or local ordinance for use of the particular activity in which he/she is participating.

(d) No person may operate an offroad vehicle:

(1) In a reckless, careless or negligent manner;

(2) In excess of established speed limits;

(3) While under the influence of alcohol or drugs;

(4) In a manner likely to cause irreparable damage or disturbance of the land, wildlife, vegetative resources, or archeological and historic values of resources; or

(5) In a manner likely to become an unreasonable nuisance to other users of Reclamation or adjacent lands.

Subpart A-Operating Criteria

Subpart B-Designated Areas and

Permitted Events

§ 420.11. Requirements-vehicles.

Each off-road vehicle that is operated on Reclamation lands shall meet the following requirements:

(a) It shall conform to applicable State laws and vehicle registration requirements.

(b) It shall be equipped with a proper muffler and spark arrestor in good working order and in constant operation. The spark arrestor must conform to Forest Service Spark Arrestor Standard 5100-1a, and there

§ 420.21 Procedure for designating areas

for off-road vehicle use The Regional Director shall, to the extent practicable, hold public hear. ings to obtain interested user groups, local populace, and affected Federas, State, and county agencies' opinions

for opening or closing an area or trail in a manner that provides an opportunity for the public to express themselves and have their views taken into account. The Regional Director may act independently if he/she deems emergency action to open or close or restrict areas and trails is necessary to attain the objectives of the regulations of this part.

(a) Regional Directors shall designate and publicize those areas and trails which are open to off-road vehicle use in accordance with $ 420.23.

(b) Before any area or trail is opened to off-road vehicle use, the Regional Director will establish specific regulations which are consistent with the criteria in these regulations.

(c) The Regional Director will inspect designated areas and trails periodically to determine conditions resulting from off-road vehicle use. If he determines that the use of off-road vehicles will cause or is causing considerable adverse effects on the soil, vegetation, wildlife, wildlife habitat, or cultural or historic resources of particular areas or trails of the public lands, he shall immediately close such areas or trails to the type of off-road vehicle causing such effects. No area or trail shall be reopened until the Regional Director determines that adverse effects have been eliminated and that measures have been implemented to prevent future recurrence. The public shall be notified of restrictions or closure in accordance with $ 420.23. [39 FR 26893, July 24, 1974, as amended at 44 FR 34909, June 15, 1979)

same or neighboring public lands, and to ensure compatibility of uses with existing conditions in populated areas, taking into account noise and other factors.

(5) In furtherance of the pruposes and policy of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91190, 83 Stat. 852).

(b) Areas and trails shall not be located in areas possessing unique natural, wildlife, historic, cultural, archeological, or recreational values unless the Commissioner determines that these unique values will not be adversely affected. $ 420.23 Public notice and information.

Areas and trails may be marked with appropriate signs to permit, control or prohibit off-road vehicle use on Reclamation lands. All notices concerning the regulation of off-road vehicles shall be posted in a manner that will reasonably bring them to the attention of the public. A copy of any notice shall be made available to the public in the regional office and field offices where appropriate. Such notice, and the reasons therefore, shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER together with such other forms of public notice or news release as may be appropriate and necessary to adequately describe the conditions of use and the time periods when the areas involved in an action under these regulations are to be (a) opened to off-road vehicle use, (b) restricted to certain types of off-road vehicle use and (c) closed to off-road vehicle use.

$ 420.22 Criteria for off-road vehicle

areas. (a) Areas and trails to be opened to off-road vehicle use shall be located:

(1) To minimize the potential hazards to public health and safety, other than the normal risks involved in offroad vehicle use.

(2) To minimize damage to soil watershed, vegetation, or other resources of the public lands.

(3) To minimize harassment of wild life or significant disruption of wildlife habitats.

(4) To minimize conflicts between off-road vehicle use and other existing or proposed recreational uses of the

8 420.24 Permits for organized events.

Regional Directors may issue permits for the operation of off-road vehicles in organized races, rallies, meets, endurance contests, and other events on areas designed for each event. The application for such an event shall:

(a) Be received by the Regional Di. rector at least 60 days before the event;

(b) Provide a plan for restoration and rehabilitation of trails and areas used, and demonstrate that the prospective permittee can be bonded for or deposit the amount that may be required to cover the cost;

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Sec. 421.9 Photography and motion pictures. 421.10 Weapons and explosives. 421.11 Audio devices. 421.12 Abandoned and unattended proper


(c) Demonstrate that special precautions will be taken to:

(1) Protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public; and

(2) Minimize damage to the land and related resources.

(d) Application fees (in amounis to be determined) as authorized by section 2 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (78 Stat. 897), as amended, shall accompany all applications.

421.13 Closing of areas.
421.14 Nondiscrimination.
421.15 Penalties and other laws.

AUTHORITY: 62 Stat. 281, as amended (40 U.S.C. 318; 63 Stat. 377, as amended; 38 FR 23838 and 38 FR 27945).

SOURCE: 39 FR 4755, Feb. 7, 1974, unless otherwise noted.

§ 421.1 Applicability.

These rules and regulations apply to Hoover Dam and all structures, buildings, and grounds appurtenant thereto which are situated on lands over which the United States has concurrent legislative jurisdiction, and to all persons entering in or on such property.

420.25 Reclamation lands administered

by other agencies. (a) Off-road vehicle use will be administered in accordance with Executive Order 11644, by those Federal and non-Federal agencies which have assumed responsibility for management of Reclamation lands for recreation purposes.


(1) Reclamation lands managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and other Federal agencies will be administered in accordance with regulations of those agencies.

(2) Reclamation lands managed by non-Federal entities will be administered in a manner consistent with both Part 420 and applicable non-Federal laws and regulations.

(b) Public lands withdrawn, but not yet utilized for Reclamation purposes, will be administered by the Forest Service or by the Bureau of Land Management in accordance with regulations of those agencies, but consistent with Reclamation requirements for retaining the land.

$ 421.2 Preservation of property.

The following are prohibited: the improper disposal of rubbish; the creation of any hazard to persons or things; the throwing of articles of any kind from the roadway, walks, or guardrails across the top of the dam, from the parking areas or visitor observation points, or from any other structure or building; the climbing upon the guardrails of the dam or upon the roof or any part of any building or structure; and the willful destruction, damage, or removal of property or any part thereof.



Sec. 421.1 Applicability. 421.2 Preservation of property. 421.3 Conformity with signs and emergen

cy directions. 421.4 Disturbances. 421.5 Vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 421.6 Gambling. 421.7 Alcoholic beverages and narcotics. 421.8 Soliciting, vending, advertising, and

distribution of handbills.

$ 421.3 Conformity with signs and emer

gency directions. Official signs of a prohibitory or directory nature and the directions of uniformed police officers shall be complied with. § 421.4 Disturbances.

The following conduct is prohibited: That which is disorderly; which creates loud and unusual noise; which obstructs the usual use of roadways, parking lots, observation points, entrances, foyers, corridors, walkways, elevators, stairways, offices, and other work areas, which otherwise tends to impede or disturb the general public in viewing the property or obtaining the

services available thereon; or which $ 421.8 Soliciting, vending, advertising, tends to impede or disturb public or and distribution of handbills. contractor employees in the perform

All soliciting, vending, or advertising ance of their duties.

is prohibited. The distribution of ma$ 421.5 Vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

terial such as handbills, pamphlets,

and flyers is prohibited. This rule does (a) Vehicle operators shall drive in a

not apply to national or local drives careful and safe manner at all times for funds for welfare, health and and shall comply with the signals and

other purposes sponsored or approved directions of uniformed police officers by the Bureau of Reclamation. and all posted traffic signs.

(b) Vehicles shall not block en $ 421.9 Photography and motion pictures. trances, driveways, walks, loading plat

Photographs may be taken in or forms, or fire hydrants.

from any area open to the public. Use (c) Vehicles shall not be parked in

of photographic equipment in any unauthorized locations, in locations re

manner or from any position which served for specific uses, continuously

may create a hazard to persons or in excess of 25 hours without permis

property is prohibited. Written persion, or contrary to the direction of

mission by the Bureau of Reclamation posted signs (see 43 CFR 421.12), or

is required for the filming of any procontrary to the direction of uniformed

fessional or commercial motion or police officers.

sound pictures except by bona fide (d) Pedestrians shall use the walk

newsreel and news television photog. ways on the dam and designated cross

raphers and soundmen. Cameras and walks, and shall not walk in the vehi

other equipment carried on guided cle lanes.

tours within the dam and powerplant This paragraph may be supplemented are subject to inspection. from time to time by the issuance and posting of specific traffic directives as 8421.10 Weapons and explosives. may be required and when so issued The carrying of firearms, other danand posted such directives shall have gerous or deadly weapons, or explothe same force and effect as if made a sives, either openly or concealed, part hereof.

except for official purposes, is prohib

ited. $ 421.6 Gambling. Participating in games for money or

§ 421.11 Audio devices. other personal property, the operation The operation or use of a public adof gambling devices, the conduct of dress system is prohibited, except lottery or pool, and the selling or pur- when specifically authorized by the chasing of numbers tickets are prohib- Bureau of Reclamation. ited.

§ 421.12 Abandoned and unattended prop$ 421.7 Alcoholic beverages and narcotics. erty.

Operating a motor vehicle on prop- (a) Abandonment of any vehicle or erty by a person under influence of al- other personal property is prohibited, coholic beverages, narcotic drugs, hal- and such property may be impounded lucinogens, marijuana, barbiturates, or by the Bureau of Reclamation. amphetamines is prohibited. Entering (b) Leaving any vehicle or other perproperty under the influence of any sonal property unattended for longer narcotic drug, hallucinogen, marijua- than 25 hours, without prior permisna, barbiturate, amphetamine, or alco sion of the Bureau of Reclamation, is holic beverage is prohibited (unless prohibited and such property may be prescribed by a physician). The use or impounded by the Bureau of Reclamapossession of any narcotic drug, hallu- tion. In the event unattended property cinogen, marijuana, barbiturate, am interferes with the safe and orderly phetamine, or alcoholic beverage on management of the Hoover Dam facilproperty is prohibited (unless pre ities, it may be impounded by the scribed by a physician).

Bureau of Reclamation at any time.

8 421.13 Closing of areas.

regard to the following Public Laws, The Project Manager may establish

Federal Regulations, Departmental a reasonable schedule of visiting hours

Manual provisions and Executive for all or portions of the area. He may

Order: close or restrict the public use of all or

(a) Antiquities Act of 1906 (34 Stat. any portion of the property when nec

225, 16 U.S.C. 431) essary for protection of the property

(b) Historic Sites Act of 1935 (49 or the safety and welfare of persons. Stat. 666, 16 U.S.C. 461–467) All persons shall obey signs designa (c) Reservoir Salvage Act of 1960 (74 ting closed areas and visiting hours. Stat. 220, 16 U.S.C. 469) as amended

by Pub. L. 93–291, the Historical and § 421.14 Nondiscrimination.

Archeological Preservation Act of 1974 There shall be no discrimination by (88 Stat. 174, 16 U.S.C. 469) segregation or otherwise against any (d) National Historic Preservation persons because of race, color, religion, Act of 1966 (NHPA) (80 Stat. 915, 16 sex, or national origin in furnishing or U.S.C. 470) as amended in 1973 by refusing to furnish the use of any fa- Pub. L. 93-54 and in 1976 by the Land cility of a public nature, including all and Water Conservation Fund Act, services, privileges, accommodations, Pub. L. 94-422 and activities provided.

(e) National Environmental Policy

Act of 1969 (NEPA) (83 Stat. 852) $ 421.15 Penalties and other laws.

(f) Executive Order 11593, for “ProWhoever shall be found guilty of tection and Enhancement of the Culviolating these rules and regulations tural Environment,” May 13, 1971 while on property over which the (g) Preparation of Environmental United States exercises exclusive or Impact Statements Guidelines (40 concurrent legislative jurisdiction, is CFR Part 1500) subject to fine of not to exceed $50 or (h) National Register of Historic imprisonment of not more than 30 Places (36 CFR Part 60) days, or both (see 40 U.S.C. 318c). (i) Procedures for the Protection of Nothing contained in these rules and Historic and Cultural Properties (36 regulations shall be construed to abro- CFR Part 800) gate any other Federal laws or regula- (i) Determinations of Eligibility for tions, or any State or local laws and Inclusion in the National Register of regulations, applicable to any area in Historic Places (36 CFR Part 63) which property is situated.

(k) Protection of Properties in the

National Register of Historic Places PART 422—PROCEDURES FOR THE (426 DM 1)

IDENTIFICATION AND ADMINIS- (1) Preservation of Historic Property

(m) Environmental Quality (516 DM

1-3) Sec.

The scope of this part embraces the 422.1 Purpose and scope. 422.2 Responsibilities.

elements of Executive Order 11593, 422.3 Program procedures.

section 1, which states: 422.4 Coordination with other agencies and

“The Federal Government shall provide entities.

leadership in preserving, restoring, and 422.5 Administration. 422.6 Records and reports.

maintaining the historic and cultural envi422.7 Definitions (assembled alphabetical

ronment of the Nation. Agencies of the ex

ecutive branch * * * shall (1) administer the ly).

cultural properties under their control in a AUTHORITY: E.O. 11593 of May 13, 1971.

spirit of stewardship and trusteeship for SOURCE: 43 FR 46540, Oct. 10, 1978, unless

future generations, (2) initiate measures otherwise noted.

necessary to direct their policies, plans and

programs in such a way that federally§ 422.1 Purpose and scope.

owned sites, structures, and objects *** are

preserved, restored, and maintained for the This part sets forth regulations of inspiration and benefit of the people, and the Bureau of Reclamation with (3) * * * institute procedures to assure that

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