Alerts & Notices

Regional Order No. 98-02 Forest Development Roads


 Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(b), the following acts are prohibited on any forest development road within the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service. This order is effective October 1, 1998.

  1. Using a road for commercial hauling without written authorization. 36 CFR 261.54(c).
  2. Operating a vehicle on a bridge in violation of a posted weight limitation. 36 CFR 261.54(d).
  3. Operating a vehicle carelessly, recklessly, or without regard for the rights or safety of other persons, or in a manner or at a speed that would endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property. 36 CFR 261.54 (f).

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:

  1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
  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 in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.

Executed in San Francisco, California, this 13th day of July, 1998.

/s/ G. Lynn Sprauge
Regional Forester
Pacific Southwest Region

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 six months, or both. 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559 and 3571.

This order supercedes Regional Order No. 83-3 issued September 19, 1983, and Regional Order No. 92-1 issued January 21, 1992.


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