Flat Creek Forest Road 462A Closure, Priest Lake Ranger District


Forest Order: 01-04-08-24-001 Flat Creek FSR 462A Closure

Flat Creek Forest Service Road 462A Closure

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(b), the following is prohibited on the National Forest System (NFS) road in the Priest Lake Ranger District, Idaho Panhandle
National Forest, described below and shown on the attached map incorporated into this
Order as Exhibit A (the “Described Road”):

1. Being on the Road. 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e)

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 or a written determination by a Forest Service authorized officer
that a permit is not required under 36 C.F.R. § 251.50(e)(1) or (2)].

2. Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized rescue or
firefighting resource in the performance of an official duty.

The segment of Forest Service Road (FSR) 462A beginning 0.6 miles from its junction
with FSR 462 and ending at the road terminus at mile 3.03.

The purpose of this Order is for public safety due to wash outs and fill failures and prohibits
all methods of travel (foot, mechanized, motorized, and stock) on FSR 462A.

1. This Order shall be in effect from June 12, 2024, at 0001 through September 30,
2024, at 0700, unless rescinded.

2. A map identifying the Described Road is attached and made part of this Order as
Exhibit A. For a digital version of this Order and Exhibit A, go to Idaho Panhandle
National Forests - Alerts & Closures (usda.gov) – https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/ipnf/alerts-notices

3. Unless otherwise expressly defined in this Order, the terms used in this Order are
defined by the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture, 36 C.F.R. Chapter II,
Parts 200-299. If there are terms in this Order that are not expressly defined in the
Order or 36 C.F.R. Chapter II, Parts 200-299, their meaning shall be determined
by their plain language definitions.

4. A violation of the above prohibitions is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by
a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by
imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551; 18 U.S.C.
§§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.

5. Contact the Priest Lake Ranger District in Priest Lake at (208) 443-6800, and Idaho
Panhandle National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Coeur d’Alene at (208) 765-7223,
for more information about this Order.

6. This Order supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same or similar acts
on the same Described Road.

All Closures

Key Contacts

IPNF Public Affairs Officer
Patrick Lair
(208) 765-7211

IPNF Fire Public Affairs
Kary G Maddox
(208) 557-8813

Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center (IPAC)


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