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(a) An applicant shall complete and file an application form provided by the division for a park use permit at the office of the division nearest the location of the intended activity, and must provide the following information:
(1) name of each individual or company responsible for the use intended;
(2) permanent address and local address, including residence and mailing addresses, of each person, owner, and company responsible for the use, service, or activity intended;
(3) current phone numbers of each company and individual providing services in a state park;
(4) in the case of commercial operators, a photostatic copy of a current photo identification card such as a driver's license, that includes the date of birth and a written physical description;
(5) in the case of fishing guides, a photostatic copy of a valid Alaska sport fishing license; and
(6) physical descriptions and license numbers of each vehicle used in a state park.
(b) The director shall respond within 30 days to a written application made under this section, except that, for permits requiring multi-agency review, the division's response time may be delayed by other review periods beyond its control.
(c) The director may, upon proper application, issue a permit for activities described in 11 AAC 18.010(2) - (11) if he or she determines that
(1) park facilities and natural and cultural resources will not be adversely affected;
(2) the state park is protected from pollution;
(3) public use values of the state park will be maintained and protected;
(4) the public safety, health, and welfare will not be adversely affected; and
(5) the activity is consistent with the Alaska Coastal Management Program (AS 46.40), if applicable.
(d) The director shall, upon proper application, issue a permit for an organized and promoted assembly of more than 20 persons, unless
(1) the criteria for issuance of permits in 11 AAC 18.025(c) are not met;
(2) the event is of such nature or duration that it cannot reasonably be accommodated in the particular location applied for, considering such things as damage to park resources or facilities, impairment of a protected area's atmosphere, interference with program activities, or impairment of public use facilities; or
(3) a prior application for a permit for the same time and place has been made that has been or will be granted and the activities authorized by that permit do not reasonably allow multiple occupancy of that particular area.
(e) The permit may contain conditions which are reasonably consistent with protection and use of the park area for the purposes for which it is established. It may also contain reasonable limitations on the equipment used and the time and area within which the event is allowed. A permit may be revoked by the director or a local park officer for failure to abide by any permit condition or limitation.
(f) A permit may not be assigned without the prior written approval of the director.
(g) An eligible person affected by a decision issued under this chapter may appeal that decision in accordance with 11 AAC 02.
History: Eff. 5/11/85, Register 94; am 7/1/89, Register 110; am 11/7/90, Register 116; am 9/19/2001, Register 159
Authority: AS 41.21.020
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