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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Reclamation
Klamath Project, Oregon
AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of order establishing prohibitions in areas of Bureau of Reclamation Lands and Projects.

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PURPOSE: To provide for the safety of the public and protection of
government property.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to 43 CFR part 423, Public Conduct on Bureau of
Reclamation Lands and Projects, the Bureau of Reclamation is issuing a
Closure Order for certain lands and waters of the Klamath Project in
the State of Oregon.
    In accordance with 43 CFR part 423, Public Conduct on Bureau of
Reclamation Lands, Reclamation is publishing the Closure Order in the
Federal Register.

DATES: immediately and indefinitely.

ADDRESSES: Klamath Basin Area Office, 6600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls,
Oregon 97603,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Sabo, Area Manager, (541) 883-
6935.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is being taken under 43 CFR 423,
to protect Reclamation facilities and property and to improve public
safety. The Order prohibits trespassing, entering, or remaining in or
upon the closure areas as described; tampering or attempting to tamper
with the facilities, structures or other property located within the
closure areas or moving manipulating, or setting in motion any parts
thereof; vandalism or destroying, injuring, defacing, or damaging
property or real property that is not under one's lawful control or
possession. The following areas are closed to public access:
    A Canal Headgate Area--The closure area includes all lands, waters
and facilities within 100 feet of either side of the centerline of the
A Canal which lies between the Highway 97 onramp and the canal's
confluence with Upper Klamath Lake. This closure area includes the
entire A Canal headgate facility and related structures and buildings,
walkways, gate operating mechanisms and all lands surrounding such
structures within the described area.
    Link River--The closure area includes the entire dam structure and
surrounding lands and water 100 feet downstream and 50 feet upstream of
the dam and 50 feet from the right and left abutments.
    Station 48 Drop--The closure area includes the land, water and
facilities within and including the existing fence surrounding the
headgate structure.
    Klamath Basin Area Office Headquarters Area--The closure area
includes the land and facilities immediately adjacent to and south of
the KBAO office building and lying within and including the existing
chain link fence which is bounded on the north by Joe Wright Road and
on the east by Washburn Way and excludes the formal offices of the Fish
and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation.
    The following acts are prohibited on the facilities, lands and
waters in the above described closure areas:
    1. Trespassing, entering, or remaining in or upon the closure areas
described above. Exceptions: Operations and Maintenance personnel that
have express authorization from Reclamation, law enforcement officers
and Reclamation employees acting within the scope of their employment,
and any others who have received express written authorization from
Reclamation to enter the closure areas.
    2. Tampering or attempting to tamper with the facilities,
structures or other property located within the closure areas or
moving, manipulating, or setting in motion any of the parts thereof.
Exceptions: see 1 above.
    3. Vandalism or destroying, injuring, defacing, or damaging
property within the closure areas or real property that is not under
one's lawful control or possession. This order is posted at the Klamath
Basin Area Office, and at closed areas in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in
accordance with 43 CFR Part 423.3(b).

    Dated: July 29, 2003.
Christine D. Karas,
Acting Area Manager, Klamath Basin Area Office.
[FR Doc. 03-19837 Filed 8-4-03; 8:45 am]

 
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