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The following rules and regulations, published in the Federal Register of February 11, 2000, and amended on May 5, 2000, govern the public use of water resources development projects administered by the Chief of Engineers. Visitors are bound by these Title 36 regulations.

Title 36 - Parks, Forests, and Public Property
CHAPTER III - U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
PART 327 - RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING PUBLIC USE OF
WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ADMINISTERED BY
THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS

 Section
327.0 Applicability.

327.1 Policy.
327.2 Vehicles.
327.3 Vessels.
327.4 Aircraft.

327.5 Swimming.
327.6 Picnicking.
327.7 Camping.
327.8 Hunting, Fishing and Trapping.
327.9 Sanitation.
327.10 Fires.
327.11 Control of Animals.
327.12 Restrictions.
327.13 Explosives, Firearms, Other Weapons and Fireworks.
327.14 Public Property.
327.15 Abandonment and Impoundment of Personal Property.
327.16 Lost and Found Articles.
327.17 Advertisement.
327.18 Commercial Activities.
327.19 Permits.
327.20 Unauthorized Sturctures.
327.21 Special Events.                                                                             
327.22 Unauthorized Occupation.

327.23 Recreation Use Fees.
327.24 Interference with Government Employees.
327.25 Violation of Rules and Regulations
327.26 State and Local Laws.
327.27 (Reserved).
327.28 (Reserved).
327.29 (Reserved).
327.30 Lakeshore Management on Civil Works Projects.

Authority: 16 U.S.C. 460d; 16 U.S.C. 4601-6a; Sec. 210, Pub. L. L90-483, 82 Stat 746.; 33 U.S.C. 1, 28 Stat. 362.

327.0 Applicability.

The regulations covered in this Part 327 shall be applicable to water resources development projects, completed or under construction, administered by the Chief of Engineers, and to those portions of jointly administered water resources development projects which are under the administrative jurisdiction of the Chief of Engineers. ALL OTHER FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT WHERE APPLICABLE TO THOSE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

327.1 Policy.

It is the policy of the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to manage the natural, cultural and developed resources of each project in the public interest, providing the public with safe and healthful recreational opportunities while protecting and enhancing these resources.
(b) Unless otherwise indicated herein, the term "District Commander" shall include the authorized representatives of the District Commander.
(c) The term "project" or "water resources development project" refers to the water areas of any water resources development project administered by the Chief of Engineers, without regard to ownership of underlying land, to all lands owned in fee by the Federal Government and to all facilities therein or thereon of any such water resources development project.
(d) All water resources development projects open for public use shall be available to the public without regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, nationality or place of origin. No lessee, licensee, or concessionaire providing a service to the public shall discriminate against any person because of sex, race, creed, color, age, nationality or place of origin in the conduct of the operations under the lease, license or concession contract.
(e) In addition to the regulations in this Part 327, all applicable Federal, state and local laws and regulations remain in full force and effect on project lands or waters which are outgranted by the District Commander by lease, license or other written agreement.
(f) The regulations in this Part 327 shall be deemed to apply to those lands and waters which are subject to treaties and Federal laws and regulations concerning the rights of Indian Nations and which lands and waters are incorporated, in whole or in part, within water resources development projects administered by the Chief of Engineers, to the extent that the regulations in this Part 327 are not inconsistent with such treaties and Federal laws and regulations.
(g) Any violation of any section of this Part 327 shall constitute a separate violation for each calendar day in which it occurs.
(h) For the purposes of this Part 327, the operator of any vehicle, vessel or aircraft as described in this part shall be presumed to be responsible for its use on project property. In the event where an operator cannot be determined, the owner of the vehicle, vehicle, or aircraft, whether attended or unattended, shall be presumed to be responsible. Unless proven otherwise, such presumption will be sufficient to issue a citation for the violation of regulations applicable to the use of such vehicle, vessel or aircraft as provided for in Section 327.25.
(i) For the purposes of this part 327, the registered user of a campsite, picnic area, or other facility shall be presumed to be responsible for its use. Unless proven otherwise, such presumption will be sufficient to issue a citation for the violation of regulations applicable to the use of such vehicle, vessel or aircraft as provided for in Section 327.25.

327.2 Vehicles.

(a) This section pertains to all vehicles, including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, mini-bikes, snowmobiles, dune buggies, all-terrain vehicles, and trailers, campers, bicycles or any other such equipment.
(b) Vehicles shall not be parked in violation of posted restrictions and regulations, or in such a manner as to obstruct or impede normal or emergency traffic movement or the parking of other vehicles, create a safety hazard, or endanger any  person, project property or environmental feature. Vehicles so parked are subject to removal and impoundment at the owner's expense.
(c) The operation and/or parking of a vehicle off authorized roadways is prohibited except at locations and times designated by the District Commander. Taking any vehicle through, around or beyond a restrictive sign, recognizable barricade, fence or traffic control barrier is prohibited.
(d) Vehicles shall be operated only in accordance with posted restrictions and regulations.
(e) No person shall operate any vehicle in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger any person, property or environmental feature.
(f) At developed recreation areas, vehicles shall be used only to enter or leave the area or individual sites or facilities unless otherwise posted.
(g) Except as authorized by the District Commander, no person shall operate any motorized vehicle without a proper and effective exhaust muffler as defined by state and local laws, or with an exhaust muffler cutout open, or in any other manner which renders the exhaust muffler ineffective in muffling the sound of engine exhaust.
(h) Vehicles shall be operated in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local laws, which shall be regulated by authorized enforcement officials as prescribed in Sec. 327.26.

327.3 Vessels.

(a) This section pertains to all vessels or watercraft, including, but not limited to, powerboats, cruisers, houseboats, sailboats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, personal watercraft, and any other such equipment capable of navigation on water or ice, whether in motion or at rest.
(b) The placement and/or operation of any vessel or watercraft for a fee or profit upon project waters or lands is prohibited except as authorized by permit, lease, license, or concession contract with the Department of the Army. This paragraph shall not apply to the operation of commercial tows or passenger carrying vessels not based at a Corps project which utilize project waters as a link in continuous transit over navigable waters of the United States.
(c) Vessels or other watercraft may be operated on the project waters, except in prohibited or restricted areas, in accordance with posted regulations, including buoys. All vessels or watercraft so required by applicable Federal, state and local laws shall display an appropriate registration on board whenever the vessel is on project waters.
(d) No person shall operate any vessel or other watercraft in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so to endanger any person, property, or environmental feature.
(e) All vessels, when on project waters, shall have safety equipment, including personal flotation devices, on board in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard boating safety requirements and in compliance with boating safety laws issued and enforced by the state in which the vessel is being operated. Owners or operators of vessels not in compliance with this section may be requested to remove the vessel immediately from project waters until such time as items of non-compliance be corrected.
(f) Unless otherwise permitted by Federal, state or local law, vessels or other watercraft, while moored in commercial facilities, community or corporate docks, or at any fixed or permanent mooring point, may only be used for overnight occupancy when such use in incidental to recreational boating. Vessels or other watercraft are not to be used as a place of habitation or residence.
(g) Water skis, parasails, ski-kites and similar devices are permitted in nonrestricted areas except that they may not be used in a careless, negligent, or reckless manner so as to endanger any person, property or environmental feature.
(h) Vessels shall not be attached or anchored to structures such as locks, dams, buoys or other structures unless authorized by the District Commander. All vessels when not in actual use shall be removed from project lands and waters unless securely moored or stored at designated areas approved by the District Commander. The placing of floating or stationary mooring facilities on, adjacent to, or interfering with a buoy, channel marker or other navigational aid is prohibited.
(i) The use at a project of any vessel not constructed or maintained in compliance with the standards and requirements established by the Federal Safe Boating Act of 1971 (Public Law 92-75, 85 Stat. 213), or promulgated pursuant to such act, is prohibited.
(j) Except as authorized by the District Commander, no person shall operate any vessel or watercraft without a proper and effective exhaust muffler as defined by state and local laws, or with an exhaust muffler cutout open, or in any other manner which renders the exhaust muffler ineffective in muffling the sound of engine exhaust.
(k) All vessels or other watercraft shall be operated in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local laws, which shall be regulated by authorized enforcement officials as prescribed in Sec. 327.26.

327.4 Aircraft.

(a) This section pertains to all aircraft including, but not limited to, airplanes, seaplanes, helicopters, ultralight aircraft, motorized hang gliders, hot air balloons, any non-powered flight devices or any other such equipment.
(b) The operation of aircraft on project lands at locations other than those designated by the District Commander is prohibited. This provision shall not be applicable to aircraft engaged on official business of Federal, state or local governments or law enforcement agencies, aircraft used in emergency rescue in accordance with the directions of the District Commander or aircraft forced to land due to circumstances beyond the control of the operator.
(c) No person shall operate any aircraft while on or above project waters or project lands in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger any person, property or environmental feature.
(d) Nothing in this section bestows authority to deviate from rules and regulations or prescribed standards of the appropriate State Aeronautical Agency, or the Federal Aviation Administration, including, but not limited to, regulations and standards concerning pilot certifications or ratings, and airspace requirements.
(e) Except in extreme emergencies threatening human life or serious property loss, the air delivery of any person, material or equipment by parachute, helicopter or other means onto project lands or waters without written permission of the District Commander is prohibited.
(f) In addition to provisions in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this section, seaplanes, as defined below, are subject to the following restrictions:
     (1) Such use is limited to aircraft utilized for water landings and takeoff, herein called seaplanes, at
     the risk of the owner, operator and passenger(s).
     (2) Seaplane operations contrary to the prohibitions or restrictions established by the District Commander
     (pursuant to Part 328 of this title) are prohibited. The responsibility to ascertain whether seaplane
     operations are prohibited or restricted is incumbent upon the person(s) contemplating the use of,
     or using, such waters.
     (3) All operations of seaplanes while upon project waters shall be in accordance with U. S. Coast Guard rules
     for power boats or vessels and Sec. 327.3.
     (4) Seaplanes on project waters and lands in excess of 24 hours shall be securely moored at mooring
     facilities and at locations permitted by the District Commander. Seaplanes may be temporarily
     moored on project waters and lands, except in areas prohibited by the District Commander, for
     periods less than 24 hours providing:
     (i) the mooring is safe, secure, and accomplished so as not to damage the rights of the Government or members of the
     public, and
     (ii) the operator remains in the vicinity of the seaplane and reasonably available to relocate the seaplane if necessary.
     (5) Commercial operation of seaplanes from project waters is prohibited without written approval of
     the District Commander following consultation with and necessary clearance from the Federal
     Aviation Administration (FAA) and other appropriate public authorities and affected interests.
     (6) Seaplanes may not be operated at Corps projects between sunset and sunrise unless approved
     by the District Commander.

327.5 Swimming.

(a)  Swimming, wading, snorkeling or scuba diving at one's own risk is permitted, except at launching sites, designated mooring points and public docks, or other areas so designated by the District Commander.
(b) An international diver down, or inland diving flag must be displayed during underwater activities.
(c) Diving, jumping or swinging from trees, bridges or other structures which cross or adjacent to project waters is prohibited.

327.6 Picnicking.

Picnicking and related day-use activities are permitted, except in those areas where prohibited by the District Commander.

327.7 Camping.

(a) Camping is permitted only at sites and/or areas designated by the District Commander.
(b) Camping at one or more campsites at any one water resource project for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive-day period is prohibited without the written permission of the District Commander.
(c) The unauthorized placement of camping equipment or other items on a campsite and/or personal appearance without overnight occupancy at a campsite for the purpose of reserving a designated campsite for future occupancy is prohibited.
(d) The digging or leveling of any ground or the construction of any structure without written permission of the District Commander is prohibited.

327.8 Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping.

(a) Hunting is permitted except in areas where prohibited by the District Commander.
(b) Trapping is permitted except in areas where prohibited by the District Commander.
(c) Fishing is permitted except in areas where prohibited by the District Commander.
(d) All Federal, state and local laws governing these activities apply on project lands and waters, and shall be regulated by authorized enforcement officials as prescribed in Sec. 327.26.

327.9 Sanitation.

(a) Garbage, trash, rubbish, litter, gray water or any other waste material or waste liquid generated on the project and incidental to authorized recreational activities shall be either removed from the project or deposited in receptacles provided for that purpose. The improper disposal of such wastes, human and animal waste included, on the project is prohibited.
(b) It is a violation to bring onto a project any household or commercial garbage, trash, rubbish, debris, dead animals or litter of any kind for disposal or dumping without the written permission of the District Commander. For the purpose of this regulation, the owner of any garbage, trash, rubbish, debris, dead animals or litter of any kind shall be presumed to be responsible for proper disposal. Such presumption will be sufficient to issue a citation for violation.
(c) The spilling, pumping or other discharge of contaminants, pollutants or other wastes, including, but not limited to, human or animal waste, petroleum, industrial and commercial products and by-products, on project lands or into project waters is prohibited.
(d) Campers, picnickers, and all other persons using a water resources development project shall keep their sites free of trash and litter during the period of occupancy and shall remove all personal equipment and clean their sites upon departure.
(e) The discharge or placing of sewage, galley waste, garbage, refuse, or pollutants into the project waters
from any vessel or watercraft is prohibited.

327.10 Fires.

(a) Gasoline and other fuels, except that which is contained in storage tanks of vehicles, vessels, camping equipment, or hand portable containers designed for such purpose, shall not be carried onto or stored on the project without written permission of the District Commander.
(b) Fires shall be confined to those areas designated by the District Commander, and shall be contained in fireplaces, grills, or other facilities designated for this purpose. Fires shall not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure. The burning of materials that produce toxic fumes, including, but not limited to, tires, plastic and other floatation materials or treated wood products is prohibited. The District Commander may prohibit outdoor burning of any type for environmental considerations.
(c) Improper disposal of lighted smoking materials, matches or other burning material is prohibited.

327.11 Control of Animals.

(a) No person shall bring or allow dogs, cats or other pets into developed recreation areas unless penned, caged, on a leash under 6 feet in length, or otherwise physically restrained. No person shall allow animals to impede or restrict otherwise full and free use of project lands and waters by the public. No person shall allow animals to bark or emit other noise which unreasonably disturbs other people. Animals and pets, except properly trained animals assisting the handicapped (such as seeing-eye dogs), are prohibited in sanitary facilities, playgrounds, swimming beaches and any other areas so designated by the District Commander. Abandonment of any animal on project lands or waters is prohibited. Unclaimed or unattended animals are subject to immediate impoundment and removal in accordance with state and local laws.
(b) Persons bringing or allowing pets in designated public use areas shall be responsible for proper removal and disposal, in sanitary facilities, of any waste produced by these animals.
(c) No person shall bring or allow horses, cattle, or other livestock in camping, picnicking, swimming or other recreation areas except in areas designated by the District Commander.
(d) Ranging, grazing, watering or allowing livestock on project lands and waters is prohibited except when authorized by lease, license or other written agreement with the District Commander.
(e) Unauthorized livestock are subject to impoundment and removal in accordance with Federal, state and local laws.
(f) Any animal impounded under the provisions of this section may be confined at a location designated by the District Commander, who may assess a reasonable impoundment fee. This fee shall be paid before the impounded animal is returned to its owner(s).
(g) Wild or exotic pets and animals (including but not limited to cougars, lions, bears, bobcats, wolves, and snakes), or any pets or animals displaying vicious or aggressive behavior or otherwise posting a threat to public safety or deemed a public nuisance, are prohibited from project lands and waters unless authorized by the District Commander, and are subject to removal in accordance with Federal, state and local laws.

327.12 Restrictions.

(a) The District Commander may establish and post a schedule of visiting hours and/or restrictions on the public use of a project or portion of a project. The District Commander may close or restrict the use of a project or portion of a project when necessitated by reason of public health, public safety, maintenance, resource protection or other reasons in the public interest. Entering or using a project in a manner which is contrary to the schedule of visiting hours, closures or restrictions is prohibited.
(b) Quiet shall be maintained in all public use areas between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., or those hours designated by the District Commander. Excessive noise during such times which unreasonably disturbs persons is prohibited.
(c) Any act or conduct by any person which interferes with, impedes or disrupts the use of the project or impairs the safety of another person is prohibited. Individuals who are boisterous, rowdy, disorderly or otherwise disturb the peace on project lands or waters may be requested to leave the project.
(d) The operation or use of any sound producing or motorized equipment, including but not limited to, generators, vessels or vehicles, in such a manner as to unreasonably annoy or endanger persons at any time or exceed state or local laws governing noise levels from motorized equipment is prohibited.
(e) The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on any portion of the project lands or waters, or the entire project, may be prohibited when designated and posted by the District Commander.
(f) Unless authorized by the District Commander, smoking is prohibited in Visitor Centers, enclosed Park Buildings and in areas posted to restrict smoking.

327.13 Explosives, Firearms, Other Weapons and Fireworks.                                                                                  

(a) The possession of loaded firearms, ammunition, loaded projectile firing devices, bows and arrows, crossbows, or other weapons is prohibited unless:
(1) in the possession of a Federal, state or local law enforcement officer;
(2) being used for hunting or fishing as permitted under Section 327.8, with devices being unloaded when transported to, from
or between hunting and fishing sites;
(3) being used at authorized shooting ranges; or
(4) written permission has been received from the District Commander.
(b) Possession of explosive or explosive devices of any kind, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, is prohibited unless
written permission has been received from the District Commander.

327.14 Public Property.

(a) Destruction, injury, defacement, removal or any alteration of public property including, but not limited to, developed facilities, natural formations, mineral deposits, historical and archaeological features, paleontological resources, boundary monumentation or markers and vegetative growth, is prohibited except when in accordance with written permission of the District Commander.
(b) Cutting or gathering of trees or parts of trees and/or the removal of wood from project lands is prohibited without written permission of the District Commander.
(c) Gathering of dead wood on the ground for use in designated recreation areas as firewood is permitted, unless prohibited and posted by the District Commander
(d) The use of metal detectors is permitted on designated beaches or other previously disturbed areas unless prohibited by the District Commander for reasons of protection of archaeological, historical or paleontological resources. Specific information regarding metal detector policy and designated use areas is available at the Managers Office. Items found must be handled in accordance with Sections 327.15 and 327.16 except for non-identifiable items such as coins of value less than $25.

327.15 Abandonment and Impoundment of Personal Property.

(a) Personal property of any kind shall not be abandoned, stored or left unattended upon project lands or waters. After a period of 24 hours, or at any time after a posted closure hour in a public use area or for the purpose of providing public safety or resource protection, unattended personal property shall be presumed to be abandoned and may be impounded and stored at a storage point designated by the District Commander, who may assess a reasonable impoundment fee. Such fee shall be paid before the impounded property is returned to its owner.
(b) Personal property placed on Federal lands or waters adjacent to a private residence, facility and/or developments of any private nature for more than 24 hours without permission of the District Commander shall be presumed to have been abandoned and, unless proven otherwise, such presumption will be sufficient to impound property and/or issue a citation as provided for in Sec. 327.25.
(c) The District Commander shall, by public or private sale or otherwise, dispose of all lost, abandoned or unclaimed personal property that comes into Government custody or control. However, property may not be disposed of until diligent effort has been made to find the owner, heirs, next of kin or legal representative(s). If the owner, heirs, next of kin or legal representative(s) are determined but not found, the property may not be disposed of until the expiration of 120 days after the date when notice, giving the time and place of the intended sale or other disposition, has been sent by certified or registered mail to that person at the last known address. When diligent efforts to determine the owner, heirs, next of kin or legal representative(s) are unsuccessful, the property may be disposed of without delay except that if it has a fair market value of $100 or more the property may not be disposed of until 90 days after the date it is received at the storage point designated by the District Commander. The net proceeds from the sale of property shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States as
miscellaneous receipts.

327.16 Lost and Found Articles.

All articles found shall be deposited by the finder at the Resource Manager's office or with a ranger. All such articles shall be disposed of in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sec. 327.15.

327.17 Advertisement.

(a) Advertisement and the distribution of printed matter is allowed within project land and waters provided that a permit to do so has been issued by the District Commander and provided that this activity is not solely commercial advertising.
(b) An application for such a permit shall set forth the name of the applicant, the name of the organization (if any), the date, time, duration and location of the proposed advertising or the distribution of printed matter, the number of participants, and any other information required by the permit application form. Permit conditions and procedures are available from the District Commander.
(c) Vessels and Vehicles with semipermanent or permanent painted or installed signs are exempt as long as they are used for authorized recreational activities and comply with all other rules and regulations pertaining to vessels and vehicles.
For permit terms and conditions see Federal Register, Volume 65, No. 88, May 5, 2000, page 26137 or 327.17 (complete)

327.18 Commercial Activities.

(a) The engaging in or solicitation of business without the express written permission of the District Commander is prohibited.
(b) It shall be a violation of this part to refuse to or fail to comply with any terms, clauses or conditions of any lease, license, or agreements issued by the District Commander.

327.19 Permits.

(a) It shall be a violation of these regulations to refuse to or fail to comply with the fee requirements or other terms or conditions of any permit issued under the provisions of this Part 327.
(b) Permits for floating structures (issued under the authority of Sec. 327.30) of any kind on/in waters of water resource development projects, whether or not such waters are deemed navigable waters of the United States but where such waters are under the management of the Corps of Engineers, shall be issued at the discretion of the District Commander under the authority of this section. District Commanders will delineate those portions of the navigable waters of the United States where this provision is applicable and post notices of this designation in the vicinity of the appropriate Manager's office.
(c) Permits for non-floating structures (issued under the authority of Sec. 327.30) of any kind constructed, placed in or affecting waters of water resource development projects where such are deemed navigable waters of the U.S. shall be issued under the provisions of section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act approved March 3, 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403). If a discharge of dredged or fill material into any water of the United States is involved, a permit is required under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) (See 33 CFR Parts 320 through 330).
(d) Permits for non-floating structures (issued under the authority of Sec. 327.30) of any kind in waters of water resource development projects, where such waters are under the management of the Corps of Engineers and where such waters are not deemed navigable waters of the United States, shall be issued as set forth in paragraph (b) of this section. If a discharge of dredged or fill material into any water of the United States is involved, a permit is required under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) (See 33 CFR Parts 320 through 330). Water quality may be required pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1341).
(e) Shoreline Use Permits to authorize private shoreline use facilities, activities or development (issued under the authority of Sec. 327.30) may be issued in accordance with the project Shoreline Management Plan. Failure to comply with the permit conditions issued under Section 327.30 is prohibited.

327.20 Unauthorized Structures.

The construction, placement, or existence of any structure (including, but not limited to, roads, trails, signs, non portable hunting stands or blinds, buoys, docks, or landscape features) of any kind under, upon, in or over the project lands, or waters is prohibited unless a permit, lease, license or other appropriate written authorization has been issued by the District Commander. The design, construction, placement, existence or use of structures in violation of the terms of the permit, lease, license or other written agreement is prohibited. The government shall not be liable for the loss of, or damage to, any private structures, whether authorized or not, placed on project lands or waters. Unauthorized structures are subject to summary removal or impoundment by the District Commander. Portable hunting stands, climbing devices, steps, or blinds, that are not nailed or screwed into trees are removed at the end of each day may be used.

327.21 Special Events.

(a) Special events, including, but not limited to, water carnivals, boat regattas, fishing tournaments, music festivals, dramatic presentations or other special recreation programs are prohibited unless written permission has been granted by the District Commander. An appropriate fee may be charged under the authority of Sec. 327.23.
(b) The public shall not be charged any fee by the sponsor of such event unless the District Commander has approved in writing (and the sponsor has properly posted) the proposed schedule of fees. The District Commander shall have authority to revoke permission and require removal of any equipment, and require restoration of an area to pre-event condition, upon failure of the sponsor to comply with terms and conditions of the permit/permission or the regulations in this Part 327.

327.22 Unauthorized Occupation.

(a) Occupying any lands, buildings, vessels or other facilities within water resource development projects for the purpose of maintaining same as a full- or part-time residence without the written permission of the District Commander is prohibited. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the occupation of lands for the purpose of camping, in accordance with the provisions of Section 327.7.
(b) Use of project lands or waters for agricultural purposes is prohibited except when in compliance with terms and conditions authorized by lease, license or other written agreement issued by the District Commander.

327.23 Recreation Use Fees.

(a) In accordance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 USC 4601), and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Pub. L. 103-66, the Corps of Engineers collects day use fees, special recreation use fees and/or special permit fees for the use of specialized sites, facilities, equipment or services related to outdoor recreation furnished at Federal expense.
(b) Where such fees are charged, the District Commander shall insure that clear notice of fee requirements is prominently posted at each area, and at appropriate locations therein and that the notice be included in publications distributed at such areas. Failure to pay authorized recreation use fees as established pursuant to Pub. L. 88-578, 78 Stat. 897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 460l-6a), is prohibited and is punishable by a fine of not more than $100.
(c) Failure to pay authorized day use fees, and/or properly display applicable receipt, permit or pass is prohibited.
(d) Any Golden Age or Golden Access Passport permittee shall be entitled, upon presentation of such a permit, to utilize special recreation facilities at a rate of 50 percent off the established use fee at Federally operated areas. Fraudulent use of a Golden Age or Golden Access Passport is prohibited.

327.24 Interference with Government Employees.

(a)
It is a Federal crime pursuant to the provisions of Section 111 and 1114 of Title 18, United States Code, to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with, attempt to kill or kill any civilian official or employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers engaged in the performance of his or her official duties, or on account of the performance of his or her official duties. Such actions or interference directed against a Federal employee while carrying out the regulations in this part are also a violation of such regulations and may be a state crime pursuant to the laws of the state where they occur.
(b) Failure to comply with a lawful order issued by a Federal employee acting pursuant to these regulations in this part shall be considered as interference with that employee while engaged in the performance of their official duties. Such interference with a Federal employee includes failure to provide a correct name, address or other information deemed necessary for identification upon request of the Federal employee, when that employee is authorized by the District Commander to issue citations in the performance of the employees official duties.

327.25 Violations of Rules and Regulations.

(a) Any person who violates the provisions of these regulations, other than for a failure to pay authorized recreation use fees as separately provided for in Sec. 327.23, may be punished by a fine of not more than $5000 or imprisonment for not more than six months or both and may be tried and sentenced in accordance with the provisions of Section 3401 of Title 18, United States Code. Persons designated by the District Commander shall have the authority to issue a citation for violation of these regulations in this part, requiring any person charged with the violation to appear before the United States Magistrate within whose jurisdiction the affected water resources development project is located. (16 USC 460d).
(b) Any person who commits an act against any official or employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that is a crime under the provisions of section 111 or section 1114 of Title 18, United States Code or under provisions of pertinent state law may be tried and sentenced as further provided in Federal or state law, as the case may be.

 

327.26 State and Local Laws.

(a) Except as otherwise provided herein or by Federal law or regulation, state and local laws and ordinances shall apply on project lands and waters. This includes, but is not limited to, state and local laws and ordinances governing:
      (1) Operation and use of motor vehicles, vessels, and aircraft;
      (2) Hunting, fishing and trapping;
      (3) Use of firearms or other weapons;
      (4) Civil disobedience and criminal acts;
      (5) Littering, sanitation and pollution; and
      (6) Alcohol or other controlled substances.

(b) These state and local laws and ordinances are enforced by those state and local enforcement agencies established and authorized for that purpose.

327.27 (Reserved).

327.28 (Reserved).

327.29 (Reserved).

327.30 Lakeshore Management on Civil Works Projects.

(a) Purpose. The purpose of this regulation is to provide policy and guidance on the protection of desirable environmental characteristics of Civil Works lake projects and restoration of shorelines where degradation has occurred though private exclusive use.

(A complete copy of Section 327.30 is available at the Resource Manager's Office, District Office, Division Office or from HQUSACE-CECW-ON, Wash., D.C. 20314-1000) or see below*

A violation of the provisions of this regulation shall subject the violator to a fine of not more than $5000.00 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.

In the interest of more effective resource management and to increase the overall enjoyment of the visitor experience available at Corps of Engineers water resources development projects, the preceding rules and regulations have been established. Your observance of these rules while a visitor to these projects will make your visit and the visits of others more pleasant and enjoyable.

THIS REVISION SUPERSEDES EP 1165-2-316, May 1986

*327.30 Shoreline Management on Civil Works Projects (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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