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R652. Natural Resources; Forestry, Fire and State Lands.
Rule R652-110. Off-Highway Vehicle Designations.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R652-110-100. Authority.
- R652-110-200. Off-Highway Vehicle Designations.
- R652-110-300. Scattered Sections and Isolated Parcel Designations.
- R652-110-400. Blocked Land Designations.
- R652-110-500. Method of Designating OHV Use.
- R652-110-600. Director's Authority to Close Areas.
- R652-110-700. Off-Highway Vehicle Use Authorized by Lease or Permit.
- R652-110-800. Off-Highway Vehicle Use Categories.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
This rule implements Section 41-22-10.1 which requires off-highway vehicle use designation.
In accordance with Section 41-22-10.1 lands administered by the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands may be designated for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use by designating certain roads, trails, and areas as "open" for various classes of OHVs. Pending completion of coordination efforts and detailed designations, all lands are open to over-snow vehicle use unless the use is the basis for a lease between the state and a second party. Existing roads and trails unless signed closed or previously designated closed, are open to OHV use so long as the use is otherwise consistent with state law and not in conflict with current leases or permits. All lands are closed to other than over-snow vehicles, until formally evaluated, at which time certain lands may be designated open.
The division will coordinate OHV designations with adjacent state and federal land management agencies to reduce confusion over ownership boundaries and complications with enforcement. Division land use and management objectives will be carefully considered when negotiating with other agencies. The division will coordinate designations with counties for all roads maintained by them and with local government to insure compliance with zoning and ordinances, unless otherwise justified.
Common primary roads across division lands may be designated consistent with adjacent land management agencies. All other roads, and areas within land blocks, will be designated in accordance with resource protection requirements, multiple use concepts, and current and projected land use. Coordination with counties will be made for all roads maintained by the counties, and with local government,to insure compliance with zoning and ordinances, unless otherwise justified.
Sovereign lands designated "open" for OHV use will be identified as specified in Section 41-22-10.1 with signs or upon maps which will be available for public distribution. Maps will be used to the extent possible and will be published in cooperation with other land management agencies when practicable. Signs will be used only as needed in special situations or when they can be added to boundary designation signs as appropriate.
The director may designate specific areas as closed when necessary to protect endangered species, comply with local zoning and ordinances and for other justified reasons. These areas will be posted closed and amendments made to existing OHV designation maps accordingly.
Organized OHV events and long term use, primarily OHV connected, will be allowed only upon issuance of a temporary Right-of-Entry or Special Use Lease in accordance with current rules. Use of OHVs is authorized in connection with administration and operation of valid leases and permits as appropriate. OHV use is not authorized beyond that required for administration and operation of valid leases and permits, except as otherwise designated.
Categories of designation and corresponding symbols may be utilized consistent with those already adopted by adjacent land management agencies or as follows:
1. Permitted except when signed as closed: high clearance 4 x 4 vehicles and pickups, 2-wheel motorized vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, bicycles, sedans, over-snow vehicles.
2. Permitted except when signed as closed: high clearance 4 x 4 vehicles and pickups, bicycles, sedans, over-snow vehicles.
3. Permitted except when signed as closed: high clearance 4 x 4 vehicles and pickups, 2-wheel motorized vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, bicycles, sedans.
4. Closed to all vehicles.
1. High clearance 4 x 4 vehicles and pickups, sedans prohibited; 2-wheel motorized vehicles, over-snow vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, bicycles permitted.
2. All-terrain vehicles prohibited; 2-wheel motorized vehicles, over-snow vehicles, high clearance 4 x 4 vehicles and pickups, bicycles, sedans permitted.
3. 2-wheel motorized vehicles prohibited; 4 x 4 high clearance vehicles and pickups, all-terrain vehicles; over-snow vehicles, bicycles, sedans permitted.
4. 2 wheel motorized vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, bicycles prohibited; high clearance 4 x 4 vehicles and pickups, over-snow vehicles, sedans permitted.
5. Over-snow and all-terrain vehicles prohibited; 2-wheel motorized vehicles, high clearance 4 x 4 vehicles and pickups, bicycles, sedans permitted.
6. Sedans prohibited; all others permitted.
7. All vehicles prohibited.
1. Closed to all vehicles year around.
2. Ski area, entry only for ski area administration.
3. All vehicles restricted to designated routes. Area open to over-snow vehicles.
4. All vehicles restricted to designated routes. Over-snow vehicles prohibited.
5. Over-snow vehicles prohibited. All other vehicles restricted to designated routes except when signed as closed. Designations may be altered to suit special circumstances.
land use, leases, permits, roads
June 11, 2018
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R652, please contact the promulgating agency (Natural Resources; Forestry, Fire and State Lands). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.