Friday, 06 January 2017
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As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is giving notice that certain public lands located near Johnson Valley, California, within the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, will be temporarily closed to all public use to provide for public safety during the 2017 King of the Hammers Race Event.

DATES: The closure will be in effect from February 3 through February 11, 2017.

Beth Ransel, District Manager, California Desert District, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, telephone: 951-697-5200, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Katrina Symons, Barstow Field Manager, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 923111, telephone: 760-252-6004, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This closure applies to all public use, including pedestrian use and vehicles.

The BLM will post the closure notice and map of the closure area at the main entry points into the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, at the California Desert District Office, at the Barstow Field Office, and on the BLM Web site:​california/​king-of-the-hammers

Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to medical and rescue personnel in the performance of their official duties; official United States military and Federal, State, and local law enforcement; Federal, State and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; King of the Hammers event officials, race participants and registered spectators; and vendors with a valid BLM Special Recreation Permit.

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