Filming Permit Conditions


1. The permittee shall exercise this privilege subject to the supervision of the Superintendent, and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the area.

2. Damages - The permittee shall pay the United States for any damage resulting from this use which would not reasonably be inherent in the use which the permittee is authorized to make of the land described in this permit.

3. Benefit - No Member of Congress shall be admitted to any share or part of this permit or to any benefit that may arise therefrom: but this provision shall not be construed to extend to this grant if made with a corporation for its general benefit.

4. Assignment - This permit may not be transferred or assigned without the consent of the Superintendent, in writing.

5. Revocation - This permit may be terminated upon breach of any of the conditions herein or at the discretion of the Superintendent.

6. The permittee is prohibited from giving false information; to do so will be considered a breach of conditions and be grounds for revocation [Re: 36 CFR 2.32(a)(4)].

7. Permittee will comply with applicable public health and sanitation standards and codes.

8. Any changes in locations or schedules are to be cleared with the Chief Ranger prior to implementation.

9. The filming permit must be carried on-site at all times.

10. Additional uniformed supervisory personnel required for traffic control and other on-site supervision will be charged to the permittee at $50.00 per hour.

11. Estimated monitoring fees must be paid prior to the commencement of filming. Any additional monitoring costs will be billed to the permittee via a Bill for Collection at the completion of the project.

12. A performance bond of $________ will be required of the permittee to assure that repair/rehabilitation of all areas used and/or altered are performed to the satisfaction of all parties and that all payments due all parties have been properly paid. Performance bond will be withheld until all such conditions are met. Bond should be made payable to the National Park Service.

13. All payments required of the permittee must either be mailed or delivered in person to Park headquarters at Capitol Reef National Park. Hand carried payments should be delivered to the Administrative Officer or his/her designee. All checks should be made payable to Department of Interior – NPS.

14. The project crew, (and cast members if appropriate) must be assembled prior to the beginning of the project for a pre-filming conference with the Chief Ranger and other necessary members of the Capitol Reef National Park supervisory staff. The participants will be provided a copy of and be required to read the items contained in this agreement.

15. Permittee agrees to abide by all Park regulations, including speed limits, travel restrictions and traffic regulations.

16. Permittee agrees to comply with all directives given by permit monitors. Rangers who monitor filming activities will have full authority to deny any operation deemed incompatible with permit guidelines and restrictions.

17. Any alterations or additions to any building, sign or site at each filming location inside the Park must be pre-approved and be only temporary and cosmetic. All such additions will be removed and transported out of the Park for disposal. All temporarily altered buildings, signs, sites etc. will be restored to their original condition and place.

18. Permittee will submit to Capitol Reef National Park detailed drawings of proposed facade alterations/additions and proposed placement of props.

19. Permittee will assure that the Location Manager or designee is on site during all production activities, including site preparation.

20. On-site crew size and vehicle pool will be kept to the minimum necessary in order to reduce resource damage, mitigate congestion and minimize potential visitor impacts.

21. Permittee agrees not to interfere with use of any area by Park visitors and will not deny public access to NPS lands. Any filming activity or equipment which blocks visitor access/egress to businesses or recreational opportunities will be suspended or removed in a reasonable, timely and courteous fashion to allow unimpeded visitor movement. Visitors will be allowed to watch filming from an area designated by the permittee.

22. Traffic delays imposed as a result of filming will not be longer than 3-5 minutes. Uniformed National Park Service personnel will be used for traffic control. Permittee shall notify the Park no less than 24 hours in advance of anticipated traffic/visitor control needs.

23. Permittee will prepare a single-sheet handout to visitors who are impacted by traffic delays. Handout is to contain at least the following and must be approved by the Chief Ranger before it is printed for distribution:

· Delay is due to "xxxx" Studios filming of a small segment of xxxx (Why, Who, Where, How long). Perhaps a brief description of scene(s) which they may encounter as they "drive by".

· All filming is being done under close supervision of and through written permission and agreement with the National Park Service and Capitol Reef National Park.

· A safety message of some sort "PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY' and a "THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION" message.

24. Productions that necessitate major traffic delays will not be approved.

25. Set construction activities requiring unusually loud noise in or near developed or sensitive areas (hammering, cut-off sawing, etc.) will not begin prior to 8 A.M. nor continue after 6 P.M.

26. With prior approval permittee may leave equipment, sets or vehicles on-site overnight. Permittee will provide any perceived security needs. In all such cases, the permittee will prepare a written security plan for approval by Capitol Reef National Park personnel. NPS employees may not be utilized as security personnel by the permittee.

27. Trash and debris will be removed from the Park daily by the permittee. Areas of shooting must be cleared of all hazards each day, or secured and attended by the permittee's security personnel.

28. Vehicle access on unpaved roads may be restricted following weather disturbances to prevent damage.

29. Within 24 hours of the completion of filming activity at each area, the permittee will clear that location of all equipment, props and trash, returning the site to original condition . All tracks and other visible signs caused by filming activities will be raked or in some way rehabilitated. This will be completed under the direction and approval of the NPS. Cleanup/rehabilitation will be to NPS satisfaction with final inspection made by the Filming Coordinator or designated representative.

30. Permittee will be responsible for any cleanup efforts required as a result of spills or accidents resulting from permitted activities. Cleanup will be conducted in accordance with 40 CFR and all applicable state environmental quality laws regarding cleanup and disposal of hazardous/industrial wastes. The park filming coordinator will be informed immediately concerning all accidents and/or spill events.

31. When work is hazardous or when the production includes more than 35 people, the permittee will be required to provide a currently certified paramedic or equivalent on-site.

32. Permittee's set security personnel will follow guidelines provided by NPS representatives for dealing with Park visitors. All contact and communication with Park visitors will be conducted in a courteous, cooperative and professional manner.

33. Use of a caterer will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the caterer will have appropriate receptacles readily available. All trash will be stored in animal proof containers and removed from the park for proper disposal daily. Catered or carried meals will be consumed in authorized areas. Unattended food will be stored in accordance with approved NPS procedures which require that, when not actually being consumed, food and all food related items must be stored in a "hard-sided" vehicle or other approved container. All garbage/debris (paper, wrappers, potato chips, crackers etc.) will be collected from each area of use, stored in approved receptacles and removed from the Park on a daily basis.

34. Cigarette butts are litter. Permittee will provide butt cans for their collection and disposal and direct all personnel who smoke to use these cans.

35. An area will be designated by the Park for placement of the chemical toilets where public facilities are not conveniently available. Permittee agrees that the chemical toilets will be emptied at least every three days at an approved disposal site and that they will be removed immediately upon completion of the filming project.

36. Permittee will provide a water truck to water areas that have become dusty or for use in watering roads for filming effect.

37. If filming calls for campfires, they must be contained within designated fire grates. Permittee will comply with any fire restrictions that may be in place at the time of the permitted activity.

38. Natural features may not be disturbed or altered. This includes the cutting, trampling or removal of vegetation and the picking of flowers.

39. Any situation that conflicts with NPS public use regulations is prohibited.

40. Off-road vehicle travel is prohibited at all times. Vehicles must stay on established roadways and parking areas. All filming done from moving vehicles on Park roads must be escorted by Park Service law enforcement equipped vehicles at all times.

41. Dogs or other domesticated animals used in filming activities will be kept under physical restraint (leash, portable kennel, vehicle, etc.) unless they are actually being filmed on the set. Animals will not be allowed to remain unrestrained when not actually being filmed. Animal food may not be left unattended. All fecal matter deposited in the area by the animals must be removed for proper disposal.

42. Government equipment may not be loaned or rented or diverted from normal use for purposes of filming.

43. Filming activities involving the discharge of firearms (even when using minimum load blanks) is not authorized within the Park.

44. Construction of full sets or permanent props may not take place within the Park boundaries. Temporary props or sets that can be transported, put in place and removed daily may be considered on a case by case basis.

45. Permittee will keep off-road crew size to the minimum necessary (preferably 6 or less) in order to reduce resource damage potential.

46. Wildlife will not be molested, harmed, disturbed or fed.

47. All aircraft used in connection with any permitted activity will comply with all FAA regulations.

48. Aircraft AND pilots utilized to transport NPS representative/s during all activities associated with filming must be OAS certified.

49. No aircraft will be used to do any low level (below 2000 feet AGL) filming inside the National Park.

50. The use of helicopters is prohibited.

51. The landing of aircraft inside the Park for commercial filming purposes is prohibited.

52. The attached permit must be signed by an authorized representative of the permittee and by the Chief Ranger before it is valid. These “Conditions of This Permit” will become an additional and binding addendum to the attached permit.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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