By and large, it looks like ATV use is pretty much unaffected by the proposed changes to the regs. Mostly the proposed restrictions address abandoning vehicles, burning stuff, and target practice. The only ones that concern me regard interpretations of:
(4) a person may not operate a vehicle in a manner that results in disturbance of the wetlands or vegetative mat to a depth greater than six inches without prior written authorization from the department;
(18) a person may not construct, develop, improve or pioneer a road or trail without prior written authorization from the Department;
I agree with the overall intent of these provisions (don't trash the area with ruts), but wonder how relatively routine ATV activities like getting unstruck from and/or circumventing large mudholes could be interpreted as violating those clauses.