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Public Use Restriction Level Changing to Moderate on Thursday

12:15 AM ยท Oct 5, 2022

Effective Thursday October 6, 2022, at 12:01 am, Public Restriction Levels will change to MODERATE for all private, county, state, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District. The Roseburg District BLM (BLM) is included in the fire season declaration, which imposes certain fire restrictions on the public and industrial operators to help prevent wildfires and have specific Fire Prevention Orders or other public use restrictions on the BLM administered lands. For further information on the BLM managed lands, please visit: IFPL (Industrial Fire Precaution Level) levels within the Douglas District will also change to IFPL LEVEL 2, in regulated use area (s) DG-1, DG-2, UA-1, UA-2 and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof. What does this change mean to the public? Non-industrial power saw usage, cutting, grinding, or welding of metal, cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried, cured grass, power driven machinery for non-industrial improvement or development on private property will only be allowed BEFORE 1 PM or AFTER 8 PM. What restrictions does IFPL2, Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2 place on industries: Under Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2, the use of fire or power-driven machinery in any operation area is unlawful unless such use is in compliance with the following: Limited Shutdown: The following activities may only operate between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., except as noted. Power saws, except power saws may operate at loading sites all day Feller-bunchers with rotary head saws Cable yarding Blasting Welding, cutting, or grinding of metal The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements. These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced or terminated by an additional Closedown Order of the State Forester or an authorized representative. Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester's Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at principal offices of the Forest Protection District. Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-041-0005.