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Burning Man awaiting BLM permits with report due in June

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Posted at 9:23 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 12:23:23-04

RENO, Nev. (AP) — With Burning Man less than 100 days away, organizers are awaiting permits and decisions by federal land managers that could reshape the cost and conduct of the counter-culture festival in northern Nevada.

Event CEO Marian Goodell tells the Reno Gazette Journal that organizers are moving forward, with U.S. Bureau of Land Management assurances that there won't be significant regulatory changes.

Bureau spokesman Rudy Evenson says a final report is expected June 14.

That means permits could come in late July — about a month ahead of the event ending Labor Day weekend in the Black Rock desert.

The bureau is reviewing public comments about an April document assessing the risk of terror attack, proposals for drug searches and plans for trash bins and concrete barriers.

The final report is expected to say whether attendance can increase to 100,000.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com