June 27, 2008
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Pinnacles National Monument News Release
Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date: 06/27/2008
Contact: Carl Brenner, Chief of Interpretation & Education
Phone: (831) 389–4486 x265
Effective date: June 27, 2008, 12:01 a.m.
Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 16, Sections 3 and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a) (1), 2.13 Fires (a) (5) (c), 2.21 Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b) (c), the following acts are prohibited on the area, roads, and trails described below until rescinded by the Superintendent of Pinnacles National Monument.
· Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind, including wood, compressed logs and charcoal campfires and cooking fires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed only in designated picnic or campground fire areas.
· Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using open fires of any kind, including wood, compressed logs and charcoal campfires and cooking fires in the backcountry.
· Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or a developed recreation site. No smoking is permitted on park trails.
· Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.
The following persons are exempt from the order:
· Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
· All lands within the boundaries of Pinnacles National Monument.
Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both (43 CFR 9212.4).
Information concerning these fire restrictions may be obtained at: 831-398-4485
General park information can be obtained by visiting www.nps.gov/pinn