Fire Restrictions on Grand Canyon-Parashant and Vermilion Cliffs National Monuments

The following acts are prohibited on all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the following counties: Mohave and Coconino, Arizona. This restriction includes the Arizona Strip District encompassing Arizona Strip Field Office, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. These restrictions will become effective at 12:01 a.m., MST, 18 June, 2014. They will remain in effect until rescinded or revoked.

Stage 1:
The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than an agency provided ring or grill within developed campsite or picnic area listed in the order.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. Using tracer ammunition, explosives, or any incendiary devices (including explosive targets): fireworks are always prohibited on public lands.
4. Mechanical and Industrial Prohibitions
• Operating any internal combustion engine without an approved spark arrester.
• Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
• Using an explosive

Stage 1 Exemptions:

1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
2. Persons using a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials, within 3 feet of the device.
3. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
5. All land within a city boundary is exempted unless otherwise stated in city ordinance.
6. Other exemptions unique to each agency/tribe.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

Violation of this order is prohibited by the provisions of the regulations cited. Under 43 CFR 9212.4, any violation is subject to punishment by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both.

Information regarding these fire restrictions may be obtained by calling the Arizona Strip District Office at (435) 688-3200.

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