The Bureau of Land Management has issued a special recreation permit authorizing this year's Burning Man event for later this summer.
The BLM says the organizers Black Rock City LLC will be required to keep the population from exceeding 60,900 people during the event which is held near Gerlach.
The BLM also requires BRC to comply with 13 permit conditions and 50 stipulations including:
Fee calculation and payment
Event take-down and clean up
"Our number one priority has and continues to be the protection and conservation of natural and cultural resources, as well as safety for the participants and all staffs," says BLM's Winnemucca District Manager Gene Seidlitz. "I feel confident the BLM is covering these bases in the 2012 permit and in the environmental assessment."
The BLM says BRC didn't meet the population limits of the 2011 permit, so the BLM issued a one-year special permit for this year's event. Over 53,000 people attended last year's event.
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