Regional Order No. 20-22 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 October 16, 2020, through October 22, 2020.
- Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).
- Smoking. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(c).
- 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.
- Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
- Persons using a portable lantern or stove using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel within a Developed Recreation Site.
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 15th day of October, 2020.
RANDY MOORE Regional Forester
Pacific Southwest Region