Laws & Policies
A number of laws and policies guide the management of the National Park Service and its individual parks. Starting with the founding legislation that created Fire Island National Seashore, specific legislation and selected federal regulations are provided below.
Enabling Legislation for Fire Island National Seashore
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Special Regulations in Effect for Fire Island National Seashore
36 CFR includes special regulations which have also been promulgated for Fire Island National Seashore.
Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural and cultural resources, aid in scientific research, provide for equitable use of facilities, and avoid conflict among visitor use activities. These park-specific regulations are found in the Superintendent's Compendium.
National Park Rangers at Fire Island National Seashore also enforce New York State fishing, hunting and motor vehicle laws, as well as other applicable state laws.
Firearms in National Parks
The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting. For more information on New York State gun laws please visit their website.
Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.
For more information about the policies that guide the National Park Service as a whole, including Management Policies 2006 and specific policy topics, visit the NPS Office of Policy website.