United States Department of the lnterior
NATIONAL PARK SERVlCE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
11OO OHIO DRIVE, S. W
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20242
To Whom It May Concern:
Recent amendments to Part 50 of 36 C.F.R., effective June 4, 1982, have clarified the prohibitions in that part concerning
use of temporary structures and camping in park areas, copy
attached. Regulations contained in 36 C.F.R. Section 50.19(e)(8) prohibit the use of temporary structures for living accommodation purposes in park areas not designated as camping areas. Regulations contained in 36 C.F.R. Section 50.27(a) prohibit camping in park areas not designated by the Superintendent as public camping grounds. Camping is defined in the regulations as the use of park land for living accommodation purposes.
I have determined that you are using the park as a living
accommodation and that you are in violation of regulations
contained in 36 C.F.R. Sections 50.19(e)(8) and 50.27(a).
Persons violating these regulations may be punished by a fine
of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both.
This is to advise you that you are in violation of said
regulations and to warn you that appropriate law enforcement
action, which may include arrest and imposition of the penalties described above, will be taken if you do not remove the temporary structures you are now using for living accommodation purposes from, and cease camping in, park areas not designated as public camping grounds by 9 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 1982.
Manus J. Fish Jr.
Regional Director, National Capital Region