Emergency Fire Restrictions

September 21st, 2020

United States Forest Service

Regional Order No. 20-14
USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region

Emergency Fire Restrictions

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands
within the Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from September 19, 2020, through September 24, 2020.

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.
36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

2. Smoking. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52

(c).Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads,Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting
them from this Order.

2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the Performance of an official duty.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions contained in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A.

A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581. Done at Vallejo, California, this 18th day of September, 2020.

Signed by: RANDY MOORE
Regional Forester
Pacific Southwest Region

This Regional Order supersedes Regional Order No. 20-11, dated September 14, 2020.