Commercial Use Authorizations

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Self-Dispensing Ice Machine Service

Applications are being accepted for a commercial use authorization to provide a self-dispensing ice machine at the Fort Pickens Campground.

 

What is a Commercial Use Authorization?

Section 418 of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998, Public Law 105-391 (Section 418), authorizes the National Park Service, upon request, to issue commercial use authorizations to provide commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. Permits in the form of Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) for these activities are required.

Prior approval from the park superintendent, in the form of a CUA, is required before any operations can begin in the park. All activities must be in compliance with the general regulations for Gulf Islands National Seashore.

What are the general criteria for the issuance of a CUA?

The authorization is issued to a qualified operator to permit the provision of appropriate commercial services to park area visitors. A qualified operator is an organization that the superintendent determines has the ability to satisfactorily provide visitor services and carry out the terms of the CUA.

Authorized commercial services must:

  • Have minimal impact on park area’s resources and values;
  • Are consistent with the purpose for which the park area was established;
  • Are consistent with all applicable park area management plans, policies, and regulations.

The holder must agree to comply with all of the general and specific conditions described in the CUA conditions. You should familiarize yourself with these documents before applying for a CUA.

 

What activities are authorized and how to apply?

The application packet includes a list of activities authorized within the national seashore through a CUA. The packet must be returned in completion in order for your request to be processed. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Return packets to:

Gulf Islands National Seashore
Attn: Commercial Services
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Or fax to:
(850) 932-9654
Commercial Services
Gulf Islands National Seashore

 

More Information:

For additional information or clarifications, please contact the Business Management Specialist by email or by calling (850) 934-2611.

Last updated: May 1, 2018

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