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Apr 6, 2013
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Many thanks to Allen, our BLM liaison, who has cleared up any misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the BLM Stage III temporary fire restrictions. Below is a message from Allen to ALL RocStock attendees. Also are links to the fire restriction press release and to obtain a permit for your gas stove if you desire to cook outdoors while on the lakebed.

Thank you in advance for complying with these temporary restrictions.

Mike Ostby,
ROC President

There have naturally been some questions regarding the implementation of the recent Fire Protection order. We have been in contact with BLM's Fire Protection Officer and have confirmed that no campfires of any type, covered or not, are allowed under Stage III conditions. In addition, BBQ grills with charcoal are not allowed.

The only outdoor flames allowed at ROCStock will be camp stoves using gas or liquid (and rockets, of course!). You will need a permit for those stoves. Please note that we will be checked, BLM has been diligent this year on permit compliance. They are actually doing it to protect us as they're establishing a pattern of compliance for ROC which helps us with future permit renewals, etc...

Let's all continue to be good citizens and obey the restrictions this launch.



To apply for a permit;
Thanks for the update. Having flown at Lucern for years, it's hard to imagine there is any concern on the lakebed, but the surrounding area is prolly pretty dry and this comes under their jurisdiction. Please, please, please get your permits for cooking on the lakebed. This goes a long way to preserving a premium flying field for us all. If schedule permits, I'll be out for the day for ROCstock! Hope to see everybody there. ROC on!