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Virginia Administrative Code
1/23/2022

Chapter 30. Virginia State Parks Regulations

4VAC5-30-10. Definition of terms.

Whenever used in this chapter, the following respective terms, unless otherwise therein expressly defined, shall mean and include each of the meanings herein respectively set forth.

"Bathing area" means any beach or water area designated by the department as a bathing area.

"Bicycle path" means any path maintained for bicycles.

"Bridle path or trail" means any path or trail maintained for persons riding on horseback.

"Camping Unit" means a tent, tent trailer, travel trailer, camping trailer, pick-up camper, motor homes or any other portable device or vehicular-type structure as may be developed, marketed or used for temporary living quarters or shelter during periods of recreation, vacation, leisure time, or travel.

"Department" means the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

"Foot path or trail" means any path or trail maintained for pedestrians or disabled persons.

"Motor vehicle" means any vehicle which possesses a motor of any description used for propulsion or to assist in the propulsion of the vehicle.

"Owner" means any person, firm, association, copartnership or corporation owning, leasing, operating, or having the exclusive use of a vehicle, animal or any other property under a lease or otherwise.

"Park" means, unless specifically limited, all designated state parks, parkways, historical and natural areas, natural area preserves, sites, and other areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

"Permits" means any written license issued by or under authority of the department, permitting the performance of a specified act or acts.

"Person" means any corporation, company, association, firm, an individual, proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, syndicate, business trust, estate, club, committee, organization, or group of persons acting in concert.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 1, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-20. Construction.

In the interpretation of the Virginia State Parks Regulations, their provisions shall be construed as follows: (i) any terms in the singular shall include the plural; (ii) any term in the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter; (iii) any requirements or prohibition of any act shall, respectively, extend to and include the causing or procuring, directly or indirectly of such act; (iv) no provision hereof shall make unlawful any act necessarily performed by any law-enforcement officer as defined by § 9.1-101 of the Code of Virginia or employee of the department in line of duty or work as such, or by any person, his agents or employees, in the proper and necessary execution of the terms of any agreement with the department; (v) any act otherwise prohibited by Virginia State Parks Regulations, provided it is not otherwise prohibited by law or local ordinance, shall be lawful if performed under, by virtue of and strictly within the provisions of a permit so to do, and to the extent authorized thereby, and (vi) this chapter are in addition to and supplement the state vehicle and traffic laws which are in force in all parks and which are incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 2, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-30. Territorial scope.

All Virginia State Parks Regulations shall be effective within and upon all state parks, historical and natural areas, natural area preserves, roads, sites, and other areas in the Commonwealth which may be under the management or control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and shall regulate the use thereof by all persons.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 3, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-32. General.

Failure to comply with the Virginia State Parks Regulations, as well as other applicable laws and regulations, may result in revocation of permits, forfeiture of applicable prices paid, and prosecution.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-40. Permits.

The department may issue a permit for activities otherwise prohibited in this chapter. A permit to do any act shall authorize the same only insofar as it may be performed in strict accordance with the terms and conditions thereof. Any violation by its holders or his agents or employees of any term or condition thereof shall constitute grounds for its revocation by the department, or by its authorized representative, whose action therein shall be final. In case of revocation of any permit, all moneys paid for or on account thereof shall, at the option of the department, be forfeited to and be retained by it; and the holder of such permit, together with his agents and employees who violated such terms and conditions, shall be jointly and severally liable to the department for all damages and loss suffered by it in excess of money so forfeited and retained; but neither such forfeiture and retention by the department of the whole or any part of such moneys nor the recovery or collection thereby of such damages, or both, shall in any manner relieve such person or persons from liability to punishment for any violation of any provision of any Virginia State Parks Regulation.

Permit applications may be obtained through individual parks, the department website, or through the park central office. Permits may be filed electronically in a manner specified by the department, including, but not limited to, electronic mail or by completing any forms provided online by the department.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 4, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-50. Flowers, plants, minerals, etc.

No person shall remove, destroy, cut down, scar, mutilate, injure, take or gather in any manner any tree, flower, fern, shrub, rock or plant, historical artifact, or mineral in any park unless a special permit has been obtained for scientific collecting. To obtain a special permit for scientific collecting in a state park, a Research and Collecting Permit Application must be completed and provided to the department at:

Department of Conservation and Recreation

203 Governor Street, Suite 306

Richmond, Virginia 23219-2010.

To obtain a special permit for scientific collecting in a natural area or natural area preserve, a Research and Collecting Permit Application must be completed and provided to the department at:

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Division of Natural Heritage

217 Governor Street, Third Floor

Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 5, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-60. Buildings, signs, structures, etc.

No person shall in any manner injure, deface, disturb, destroy, or disfigure any part of any park, nor any building, sign, equipment or any other property found therein.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 6, eff. May 4, 1983.

4VAC5-30-70. Disposal of refuse, garbage, etc.

No person shall deposit in any part of the park any garbage, sewerage, refuse, waste, cigarette or cigar butts, vegetables, foodstuffs, boxes, cans, plastics, paper, or other litter or other waste material or obnoxious material, except in containers designed for such purposes.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 7, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-80. Pollution of waters.

No person shall in the streams, lakes or other waters of any park bathe dogs or other animals, wash vehicles or clothing, or throw, cast, lay, drop, or discharge into or leave in the streams, lakes or other waters of the park or in any storm sewer or drain flowing into said waters, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which may or shall result in the pollution of said waters.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 8, eff. May 4, 1983.

4VAC5-30-90. Lawful orders.

No person shall disobey a lawful order of a conservation officer.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 9, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-100. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 10, eff. May 4, 1983; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-110. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 11, eff. May 4, 1983; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-120. Opening and closing hours.

No person except employees or officers of the department shall be allowed within the park between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. except cabin guests and campers unless participating in special park sanctioned activities.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 12, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-130. Charges.

No person shall make use of, gain admittance to, or attempt to use or gain admittance to the facilities in any park for the use of which a charge is made by the department unless he shall pay the charge or price fixed by the department.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 13, eff. May 4, 1983.

4VAC5-30-140. Picnic area.

Picnicking in any park is allowed only in the areas designated as picnic areas.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 14, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-150. Camping.

A. Permit. Camping will be conducted only under permit. A permit is obtained by completing a valid Virginia State Parks Camping Permit Form or Honor Camping Application and submitting payment in accordance with all applicable prices and payment policies. A camping permit can only be issued by the park management. Only an individual 18 years of age or older who is a member of and accepts responsibility for the camping party may be issued a camping permit. The act of placing a reservation through the state parks reservation center does not constitute a camping permit.

Camping may only be performed in strict accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit. Any violation of the permit by the permittee or any member of the party shall constitute grounds for permit revocation by the department, or by its authorized representative, whose action shall be final. In case of revocation of any permit, all moneys paid for or on account thereof shall at the option of the department be forfeited and retained by the department.

B. Occupancy. Occupancy of each campsite shall be limited to not more than six persons or one immediate family. The term immediate family shall mean relatives living at the same common household of residence.

C. Camping units, equipment, and vehicles. All camping units, equipment, and vehicles shall be placed within the perimeter of the designated campsite without infringing on adjoining campsites or vegetation. Where high impact areas have been designated, all camping units, equipment, and vehicles shall be placed within the defined borders of the high impact area.

D. Camping periods. No camping shall be permitted in excess of 14 nights within a 30-day period. Park managers shall have the authority to increase the number of nights. Check-in time shall be 4 p.m. Check-out time is 3 p.m. Campers may be permitted to occupy campsites prior to 4 p.m., but no earlier than 8 a.m., if campsites are available. Any personal property left at the campsite after the reservation period check-out time shall be removed by park staff at the owner's expense.

E. Motor vehicles. Only two motor vehicles in addition to the camping unit allowed under subsection C of this section are permitted on a campsite with no additional prices. All motor vehicles shall be parked in the designated parking area of each campsite. Any additional vehicles beyond two are subject to daily parking prices and shall be parked at designated overflow parking areas.

F. Visitors. All visitors shall register on the visitors register. No visitor shall be allowed before 6 a.m. and all visitors must leave the campground area by 10 p.m. All visitors shall be charged the appropriate daily parking or admissions prices prior to entering the park.

G. Quiet hours. Quiet hours in the campgrounds shall be from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators, amplified music, or other disturbances that can be heard outside the perimeters of the user's campsite are prohibited during the designated quiet hours.

H. Pets. Domestic and household pets are permitted in campgrounds only with payment of all applicable prices. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and for ensuring their pets do not disturb other campers. Horses and other livestock are not permitted unless facilities are specifically provided for them.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 15, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-160. Cabins.

Use of state park cabins shall only be permitted pursuant to established department regulations (4VAC5-36) and policy dealing with reservations, registration, occupancy, prices, length of stay, and rental period.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 16, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-170. Bathing, where permitted.

No person shall bathe, wade or swim in any waters in any park except at such times, and in such places, as the department may designate as bathing areas, and unless so covered with a bathing suit as to prevent any indecent exposure of the person.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 17, eff. May 4, 1983.

4VAC5-30-180. Dressing and undressing.

Dressing and undressing, except in bathhouses, camping units or cabins is prohibited.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 18, eff. May 4, 1983.

4VAC5-30-190. Boating.

Boating of any kind in a bathing area is prohibited.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 19, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-200. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 20, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. February 12, 2003; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 18, eff. May 7, 2012.

4VAC5-30-210. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 21, eff. May 4, 1983; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-220. Fires.

No person shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire other than in places provided or designated for such purposes in any park. Any fire shall be continuously under the care and direction of a competent person over sixteen years of age from the time it is kindled until it is extinguished. No person within the confines of any park shall throw away or discard any lighted match, cigarette, cigar, or other burning object. Any lighted match, cigarette, cigar, or other burning object must be entirely extinguished before being thrown away or discarded.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 22, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-230. Smoking.

No person shall smoke in any structure or place in any park where smoking is prohibited. Smoking may be forbidden by the department or its authorized agent in any part of any park.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 23, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-240. Hunting.

No person within the confines of any park, shall hunt, pursue, trap, shoot, injure, kill or molest in any way any bird or animal, nor shall any person have any wild bird or animal in his possession within the park, provided, however, that this regulation shall not apply in areas designated for hunting by the department. At such time as the department director deems it in the best interest of the safety and welfare of the public and other persons authorized to be in the area, he shall close the area to hunting.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 24, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-250. Fishing.

The taking of fish by hook and line, the taking of bait fish by cast net, and crabbing by line and net is permitted in the designated areas in each park, the only stipulations being that persons taking fish by hook and line must have a state fishing license required by law and comply with the applicable Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or Marine Resources Commission rules and regulations. This is intended to be a complete list of authorized fishing activities in parks and does not allow other activities requiring fishing licenses such as bow-fishing or the taking of amphibians, which are prohibited.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 25, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-260. Animals at large.

No person shall cause or permit any animal owned by him, in his custody, or under his control, except an animal restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet in length, to enter any park, and each such animal found at large may be seized and disposed of as provided by the law or ordinance covering disposal of stray animals on highways or public property then in effect at the place where such stray animals may be seized. No animal shall be left unattended by its owner in any park at any time, except for animals in designated stables. Animals shall not be allowed in bathing areas under any circumstances, except for service or hearing dogs identifiable in accordance with § 51.5-44 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 26, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-270. Sports and games; when permitted.

No games or athletic contest shall be allowed in any park except in such places as may be designated therefor.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 27, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-274. Foot path or trail use.

Persons shall only use paths, trails, or other designated areas in any park. No person shall engage in an activity expressly prohibited by a trail safety sign.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-276. Bicycle path use.

No person shall use a bicycle or similarly propelled devices in any area other than designated bicycle paths in any park. No person shall engage in an activity expressly prohibited by a trail safety sign.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-280. Bridle path use.

No person shall use, ride, or drive a horse or other animal in any park except along a bridle path, to or from a parking area associated with such bridle path, or other designated area. No person shall engage in an activity expressly prohibited by a trail safety sign.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 28, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-290. Vehicles; where prohibited.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any park within or upon a safety zone, walk, bicycle or bridle path, fire truck trail, service road or any part of any park not designated for, or customarily used by motor vehicles, except properly authorized individuals engaged in fire control, park maintenance, or other necessary park-related activities.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 29, eff. May 4, 1983.

4VAC5-30-300. Parking.

No owner or driver shall cause or permit a vehicle to stand anywhere in any park outside of designated parking spaces, except a reasonable time in a drive to receive or discharge passengers.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 30, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-310. Obstructing traffic.

No person shall cause or permit a vehicle to obstruct traffic by unnecessary stopping in any park.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 31, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-320. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 32, eff. May 4, 1983; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-330. Excessive loads.

No person shall operate an excessively loaded vehicle anywhere in any park. The determination of whether a load is excessive will be made by park management and will be based upon the load and the condition of the road.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 33, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-340. Commercial enterprises.

No person shall, in any park, sell or offer for sale, hire, lease or let out, any object or merchandise, property, privilege, service or any other thing, or engage in any business or erect any building, booth, tent, stall or any other structure whatsoever for a commercial purpose.

No person to whom property of any park has been entrusted for personal use shall hire, lease, let out, or sell the same to any other person.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 34, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-350. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 35, eff. May 4, 1983; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-360. Commercial vehicles.

No person shall operate a bus, taxicab or other commercial vehicle designed or used for the transportation of passengers or property within any park, except for the arranged pickup or delivery of park users.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 36, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-370. Advertising.

No sign, notice or advertisements of any nature shall be erected or posted at any place within any park, nor shall any noise be made for the purpose of attracting attention to any exhibition of any kind.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 37, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-380. Meetings and exhibitions.

No person shall in any park erect any structure, stand or platform, hold any meeting, or exhibition, perform any ceremony, or make any speech or address if it limits or impacts the ability of the general public to utilize the park for the purposes for which it was established, may cause injury or damage to park resources, or impairs the operation of the park facilities or delivery of services.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 38, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010; Errata, 26:15 VA.R. 2309 March 29, 2010.

4VAC5-30-390. Alms and contributions.

No person shall within any park solicit alms or contributions for any purpose.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 39, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-400. Aviation.

No person shall voluntarily bring, land or cause to descend or alight within or upon any park, any airplane, remote control model aircraft, flying machine, balloon, parachute or other apparatus for aviation. "Voluntarily" in this connection shall mean anything other than a forced landing.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 40, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-410. Importation of firewood.

A. The Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation may prohibit the importation of firewood or certain types of firewood into any park or allow such entry only under specified conditions when such firewood may be infected or infested with a species of concern. Any firewood transported to the park by a person found to be in violation of such prohibition shall be confiscated and destroyed. Should any person charged under this section be found not guilty, the person shall be reimbursed for only the cost of the firewood.

B. When the director makes a written determination to implement subsection A of this section, the following minimum requirements apply:

1. Such determination shall be posted to the department's website and posted at the park where applicable.

2. Firewood to be used by any person within a park must be purchased from the park, must be proven to be from a certified source in accordance with subdivision 3 of this subsection if transported to the park, or may be collected from within the confines of the park in accordance with park policy. The department may allow for the sale or distribution of firewood within the park with prior written agreement that it has been treated in accordance with subdivision 3 of this subsection. Firewood includes all wood, processed or unprocessed, meant for use in a campfire. Such ban shall not include scrap building materials, such as 2x4s; but may extend to wood pallets as determined by the director.

3. Firewood certified to be sold and distributed within the park by a firewood dealer shall be subject to at least one of the following conditions:

a. Exclude all ash tree material from the firewood production area. Dealers will have to demonstrate ability to identify and separate firewood species.

b. Remove bark and outer half inch of sapwood off of all nonconiferous firewood.

c. Kiln dry all nonconiferous firewood to USDA specifications.

d. Heat treat all nonconiferous firewood to USDA specifications.

e. Fumigate all nonconiferous firewood to USDA specifications.

f. Offer conclusive proof demonstrating to the satisfaction of the department that the origin of the wood was from a noninfected area.

g. Offer conclusive proof demonstrating to the satisfaction of the department that the wood containing the infecting or infesting species of concern has been properly treated and the species is controlled by an alternative control mechanism.

The director may eliminate or restrict conditions offered in this subsection as determined to be necessary to properly address the infecting or infesting species of concern to the satisfaction of the department.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-420. Release of animals or wildlife on park property.

No person shall release animals or wildlife captured or propagated elsewhere into any park.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

4VAC5-30-422. Feeding wildlife prohibited.

No person shall feed wildlife in any park, except for park sponsored programmatic activities.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010.

FORMS (4VAC5-30).

Natural Area Preserve Research and Collecting Permit Application, DCR 199-003 (11/07).

Research and Collecting Permit Application, DCR 199-043 (12/00).

Cabin & Camping Permit (1/10).

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