On August 22, 2013 the Department of the Interior published final regulations in the Federal Register on commercial filming, still photography and audio recording applying to the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management. The regulations become effective September 23, 2013.
Also published was a proposed location fee schedule for commercial filming and still photography that would be adopted by the three agencies after public comment has been received and considered. Comments will be accepted until September 23, 2013.
Operationally there are only a few changes that parks will need to make to comply with the new regulations:
Major Points of the New Regulations
Commercial Filming and Still Photography
News Gathering Activities
Denying a Permit
A permit will be denied if the activity would:
Last updated: December 4, 2017