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Zoning Board approves all- terrain-vehicle draft regulations

THE draft regulations for the operation of  All-Terrain Vehicles and Utility Terrain Vehicles  on Saipan will now be published in the Commonwealth Register, Zoning Administrator Therese Ogumoro.

At recent meeting, the Zoning Board headed by chairman Diego Blanco approved the draft regulations for ATV-UTV operations.

Blanco said the public will have time to comment and make suggestions regarding the draft regulations.

The board earlier lifted the two-year moratorium on new ATV-UTVs on Saipan. But no new applications will be accepted until the proposed regulations are finalized.

Proponents of ATV-UTVs said it will help boost the local tourism industry and provide landowners an opportunity to lease or sell their property to ATV-UTV operators.

In 2015, the Zoning Board imposed a moratorium on new ATV-UTV applications on Saipan and deferred action on three ATV-UTV applications.