NRC Report - September 2010
Special Use Permits are at the top of the list of concerns. The investigation of the the California 200 accident is expected to be complete late October. Already, BLM is taking steps in response to that accident. As directed by Washington headquarters, BLM has begun a review of their permit policies to ensure that all permits are issued in strict compliance with existing rules and Code of Federal Regulations. This review has been directed agency-wide. Within the California Desert District, one immediate change is being applied. Permit applications are required six months prior to event date.
A formal letter articulating recreation concerns with the permit process has been submitted to CDD Manager on behalf of CA4WDC. In addition, a formal request to be part of future discussions concerning the permit process was presented to CDD Manager at the Desert Advisory Council meeting in Needles on Oct. 2.
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