Conduct on Bureau of Engraving and Printing Property, 11432-11434 [2016-04817]

Download as PDF 11432 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations of the Chief Counsel, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, by phone at (202) 874–2500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Temporary Amendments to the Regulations Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is amended as follows: PART 1—INCOME TAXES Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 is amended by adding an entry in numerical order to read in part as follows: ■ Authority: 26 U. S. C. 7805 * * * * * * * * Section 1.6035–2T also issued under 26 U.S.C. 6035. * * * * * Par. 2. Section 1.6035–2T is added to read as follows: ■ § 1.6035–2T Transitional relief. (a) Statements due before March 31, 2016. Executors and other persons required to file or furnish a statement under section 6035(a)(1) or (a)(2) before March 31, 2016, need not do so until March 31, 2016. (b) Effective/applicability date. This section is effective/applicable to executors and other persons who file a return required by section 6018(a) or (b) after July 31, 2015. John Dalrymple, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Approved: January 22, 2016. Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary of Treasury (Tax Policy). [FR Doc. 2016–04716 Filed 3–2–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of Engraving and Printing 31 CFR Part 605 Conduct on Bureau of Engraving and Printing Property Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP or Bureau) is amending its regulations in order to remove certain obsolete language, clarify the rules of conduct on the property, and increase the maximum penalty amount permitted for violations to $5,000 in accordance with the United States Code. DATES: This regulation is effective April 4, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoggan, Attorney-Advisor, Office jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 I. Background The mission of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. BEP prints billions of dollars in currency—referred to as Federal Reserve notes—each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. Due to the sensitive nature of currency production operations, the Bureau is generally closed to the public. Limited areas of the Bureau, however, are accessible for public tours during certain authorized dates and times. Any individual entering, exiting, or on the Bureau’s property is subject to the rules of conduct as prescribed within the regulations, and violations may result in criminal prosecution. The BEP has a high degree of security due to producing United States currency notes, and individuals entering, exiting, and on the property are placed on notice that they are subject to search and inspection of their person, personal items and property while entering, exiting, and on the property. This final rule updates the Bureau’s 1994 (59 FR 41978) regulations that concern conduct on BEP property. The final rule removes certain obsolete language, clarifies the rules of conduct on the property, and increases the maximum penalty amount permitted for violations to $5,000 in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571. The final rule also omits the term Special as used in the previous regulations when referring to the BEP Police. The term Special was unnecessary and could lead to potential confusion. This change has no effect on the legal authority and jurisdiction of the BEP Police. The rights and responsibilities of the BEP Police remain unchanged. The notice of proposed rulemaking was published on December 10, 2015, and provided a 60-day comment period, which ended on February 8, 2016. No comments were received. Based on the rationale set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION to the notice of proposed rulemaking and in this final rule, the BEP is adopting the proposed rule as a final rule with the slight modifications of adding the words ‘‘search or’’ before the word ‘‘inspection’’ in paragraphs (b)(6), (b)(7), and (b)(8) to ensure clarity and consistency between related provisions. II. Regulatory Flexibility Act In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C 601 et seq.), the PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Bureau certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because this final rule primarily affects individuals accessing BEP property and is not likely to affect any small businesses. III. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 The Bureau certifies that no actions were deemed necessary under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Furthermore, this final rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100,000,000 or more in any one year, and will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. IV. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) This final rule is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13563 calls for public participation and an open exchange of ideas in the regulatory process and seeks regulations that are accessible, consistent, written in plain language, and easy to understand. The Bureau has developed this final rule in a manner consistent with these principles. List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 605 Federal buildings and facilities. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing amends 31 CFR part 605 to read as follows: PART 605—REGULATIONS GOVERNING CONDUCT IN BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING BUILDINGS AND ON THE GROUNDS OF WASHINGTON, DC AND FORT WORTH, TEXAS 1. The authority citation for part 605 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; Delegation, Administrator, General Services, dated December 3, 1992; Treasury Delegation, Assistant Secretary (Management), dated February 4, 1993. ■ 2. Revise § 605.1 to read as follows: § 605.1 Conduct on Bureau of Engraving and Printing property. (a) Applicability. These regulations apply to the buildings and grounds of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) located in Washington, DC, at 14th and C Streets SW., and in Fort Worth, Texas, at 9000 Blue Mound Road, and to all persons entering on such property. Unless otherwise stated, BEP buildings and grounds are referred E:\FR\FM\04MRR1.SGM 04MRR1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations to in these regulations as the ‘‘property.’’ (b) Limited access. (1) The property is a high-security facility and shall, in general, be closed to the public. Except as specified in this paragraph (b), access is limited to BEP employees and those persons having official business with BEP. Failure to comply with any regulations of this part may result in denial of access or removal from the property. (2) Public tours of limited areas of the property are available during such times as the Director may prescribe. (3) Limited areas of the property may be open to persons authorized by the Director or the Director’s designee. (4) All persons entering and exiting the property may be required to present suitable identification and may be required to sign entry logs or registers. (5) All persons entering and exiting the property may be subject to screening devices and shall submit to screening upon request by BEP Police or authorized officials. (6) All persons entering and exiting the property may be subject to search or inspection of their person, handbags, briefcases, and other handheld articles by BEP Police or authorized officials. All persons on the property may be subject to additional search or inspection by BEP Police or authorized officials upon entry, exit, and request. (7) All motor vehicles entering, exiting, or located on the property are subject to search or inspection of the exterior and interior compartments by BEP Police or authorized officials at any time. (8) All lockers, cabinets, closets, desks or similar storage areas on the property are subject to search or inspection by BEP Police or authorized officials. (9) All computers, data storage devices, and data files owned or controlled by BEP are subject to search or inspection at any time. (10) Any entrance onto the property without official permission is prohibited. (c) Video monitoring. All persons entering, exiting, and on the property will be monitored by video. Most internal areas of the property, especially production areas, are continuously monitored by video. Any video image may be recorded. (d) Preservation of property. It shall be unlawful for any person, without proper authority, to willfully destroy, damage, deface, or remove property. (e) Compliance with instructions and signs. All persons on the property shall comply with the instructions of BEP Police, authorized officials, and posted signs or notices. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:44 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 (f) Nuisances. The use of loud, abusive, or profane language, loitering, unauthorized assembly, the creation of any hazard to persons or property, improper disposal of rubbish, spitting, prurient prying, the commission of any obscene or indecent act, or any other disorderly conduct on the property is prohibited. The throwing of any articles of any kind in, upon, or from the property and climbing upon any unauthorized portion of the property is prohibited. (g) Gambling. (1) Participation in games for money or other property, the operation of gambling devices, the conduct of a lottery or pool, the selling or purchasing of numbers, tickets, or any other gambling on the property is prohibited. (2) Possession on the property of any numbers slip or ticket, record, notation, receipt or other writing of a type ordinarily used in any illegal form of gambling, unless explained to the satisfaction of the Director or the Director’s designee, shall be evidence of participation in an illegal form of gambling on the property. (h) Intoxicating substances, illegal narcotics, and other controlled substances. The possession, use, consumption, or being under the influence of intoxicating substances, illegal narcotics, and other controlled substances (see 21 CFR part 1308) while entering and on the property is prohibited. BEP Police may direct a person to complete a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test upon reasonable suspicion of intoxication or influence. The Director may authorize the possession, use, and consumption of alcoholic beverages on BEP property for infrequent, special occasions. Such authorization must be in writing. (i) Soliciting, vending, debt collection, and distribution of handbills. Fundraising for any cause other than the Combined Federal Campaign or other cause authorized by the Office of Personnel Management, the commercial soliciting and vending of all kinds, the display or distribution of commercial advertising, or the collecting of private debts other than as provided by law, in or on the property is prohibited. This rule does not apply to BEP concessions or notices posted by authorized employees on the bulletin boards. Distribution of material such as pamphlets, handbills, and flyers is prohibited without prior approval from the Director or the Director’s designee. (j) Photographs and recordings. The taking of photographs on the property is prohibited without permission of the Director or the Director’s designee. The taking of voice or video recordings on PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 11433 the property is prohibited without the permission of the Director or the Director’s designee. Note: The property includes the Tour and Visitor Center and the limited areas accessible for public tour. (k) Animals. Animals, except service animals, shall not be brought on the property for other than official purposes. (l) Vehicular and pedestrian traffic. (1) Drivers of all vehicles on the property shall drive in a careful and safe manner at all times and shall comply with the signals and directions of BEP Police and all posted traffic signs. Drivers are subject to all applicable motor vehicle laws and regulations of the surrounding jurisdiction. (2) The blocking of entrances, driveways, walks, loading platforms, fire hydrants, or standpipes on the property is prohibited. (3) Parking on the property is not allowed without a permit or authority. Parking without a permit or authority, not in accordance with a permit or authority, or contrary to the direction of BEP Police, authorized officials, and posted signs or notices is prohibited. (m) Weapons and explosives. No person on the property shall carry firearms, explosives, or other dangerous or deadly weapons as defined by Title 18 United States Code, either openly or concealed, except for official purposes. (n) Smoking. Smoking on the property is not permitted except in designated smoking areas. (o) Penalties and other law. (1) Violations of this part shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or the maximum extent allowable under the United States Code, whichever is greater, or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both in accordance with 40 United States Code, Section 1315. (2) Violations of 18 United States Code, Section 930 (dangerous weapon clause) shall be punishable by a fine of $100,000 or imprisonment for not more than a year, or both, unless there is intent to commit a crime with the weapon, in which case the punishment shall be a fine of $250,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. (3) Nothing contained in this part shall be construed to abrogate any other Federal, District of Columbia, or Texas law or regulations, or any Tarrant County ordinance applicable to the property. E:\FR\FM\04MRR1.SGM 04MRR1 11434 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Dated: February 24, 2016. Leonard R. Olijar, Director. [FR Doc. 2016–04817 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4840–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0952] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is modifying the method of operation for the Victoria Barge Canal Railroad Bridge (‘‘bridge’’) across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4, at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. This final rule makes permanent the change in method of operation to allow the bridge owner to operate the bridge remotely from a dispatching center in Spring, Texas. This final rule increases the efficiency of operations while allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge. DATES: This rule is effective March 4, 2016. SUMMARY: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type [USCG– 2014–0952]. In the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Ms. Geri Robinson; Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email geri.a.robinson@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security E.O. Executive order FR Federal Register Pub. L. Public Law § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History On December 30, 2014, we published a temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments (TD) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:44 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, Texas’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 78304). We received no comments on this temporary deviation. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. However, a contractor raised an issue regarding the requirements of dispatchers to contact the vessels when a vessel entered the two-mile bridge zone. In response to this concern, the Coast Guard decided that prior to issuance of a final rule, further comments would be accepted under an interim rule. On July 10, 2015, the Coast Guard published an interim rule with request for comments entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, Texas’’ in the Federal Register (80 FR 39683). The interim rule allowed mariners to continue transit while the bridge was being remotely operated and comment as to whether the proposed method of operation was sufficient to ensure the safety of vessels transiting the area. We did not receive any comments on the interim rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority 33 U.S.C. 499. The bridge owner, the Victoria County Navigation District, in conjunction with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) requested permission to remotely operate the Victoria Barge Canal Railroad Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. Traffic on the waterway consists of commercial traffic—primarily vessels and tows providing services to the Port of Victoria, and no reported recreational traffic transits the waterway. The vertical lift bridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet above high water in the closed-to-navigation position and 50 feet above high water in the open-tonavigation position. Presently, the bridge opens on signal for the passage of vessels in accordance with 33 CFR 117.991. Under the Temporary Deviation published on December 30, 2014, and the interim rule published on July 10, 2015, this bridge has been remotely operated for the past year and mariners will not notice any changes to the ongoing method of operation of the bridge. This final rule allows all vessels utilizing this stretch of the waterway to continue to transit the waterway unencumbered while providing for the bridge owner to operate the bridge from a remote location. Vessel operators should not see any changes in the efficiency of vessel movements as the PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 bridge will still be required to open on signal for the passage of vessels. IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule As discussed above, a temporary deviation was published on December 30, 2014, and an interim rule was published on July 10, 2015. The Coast Guard provided separate 60-day comment periods for the temporary deviation and the interim rule. No comments were received and no changes to the final rule have been made. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders (E.O.s) related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and E.O.s, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protesters. A. Regulatory Planning and Review E.O.s 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under E.O. 12866. Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This regulatory action determination is based on the ability that vessels can still transit the bridge. This final rule allows all vessels utilizing this stretch of the waterway to continue to transit the waterway unencumbered while providing for the bridge owner to operate the bridge from a remote location. Vessel operators should not see any changes in the efficiency of vessel movements as the bridge will still be required to open on signal for the passage of vessels. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard received no comments from the Small Business Administration on this rule. The Coast Guard certifies E:\FR\FM\04MRR1.SGM 04MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

31 CFR Part 605


Conduct on Bureau of Engraving and Printing Property

AGENCY: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and 
Printing (BEP or Bureau) is amending its regulations in order to remove 
certain obsolete language, clarify the rules of conduct on the 
property, and increase the maximum penalty amount permitted for 
violations to $5,000 in accordance with the United States Code.

DATES: This regulation is effective April 4, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoggan, Attorney-Advisor, Office 
of the Chief Counsel, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving 
and Printing, by phone at (202) 874-2500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The mission of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is to develop 
and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. BEP prints 
billions of dollars in currency--referred to as Federal Reserve notes--
each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. Due to the 
sensitive nature of currency production operations, the Bureau is 
generally closed to the public. Limited areas of the Bureau, however, 
are accessible for public tours during certain authorized dates and 
times. Any individual entering, exiting, or on the Bureau's property is 
subject to the rules of conduct as prescribed within the regulations, 
and violations may result in criminal prosecution. The BEP has a high 
degree of security due to producing United States currency notes, and 
individuals entering, exiting, and on the property are placed on notice 
that they are subject to search and inspection of their person, 
personal items and property while entering, exiting, and on the 
property.
    This final rule updates the Bureau's 1994 (59 FR 41978) regulations 
that concern conduct on BEP property. The final rule removes certain 
obsolete language, clarifies the rules of conduct on the property, and 
increases the maximum penalty amount permitted for violations to $5,000 
in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571. The final rule also omits the term 
Special as used in the previous regulations when referring to the BEP 
Police. The term Special was unnecessary and could lead to potential 
confusion. This change has no effect on the legal authority and 
jurisdiction of the BEP Police. The rights and responsibilities of the 
BEP Police remain unchanged.
    The notice of proposed rulemaking was published on December 10, 
2015, and provided a 60-day comment period, which ended on February 8, 
2016. No comments were received. Based on the rationale set forth in 
the Supplementary Information to the notice of proposed rulemaking and 
in this final rule, the BEP is adopting the proposed rule as a final 
rule with the slight modifications of adding the words ``search or'' 
before the word ``inspection'' in paragraphs (b)(6), (b)(7), and (b)(8) 
to ensure clarity and consistency between related provisions.

II. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C 601 et 
seq.), the Bureau certifies that this final rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
because this final rule primarily affects individuals accessing BEP 
property and is not likely to affect any small businesses.

III. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    The Bureau certifies that no actions were deemed necessary under 
the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Furthermore, this final rule 
will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal 
governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of 
$100,000,000 or more in any one year, and will not significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments.

IV. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    This final rule is not a significant regulatory action as defined 
in Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13563 calls for public 
participation and an open exchange of ideas in the regulatory process 
and seeks regulations that are accessible, consistent, written in plain 
language, and easy to understand. The Bureau has developed this final 
rule in a manner consistent with these principles.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 605

    Federal buildings and facilities.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Bureau of Engraving and 
Printing amends 31 CFR part 605 to read as follows:

PART 605--REGULATIONS GOVERNING CONDUCT IN BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND 
PRINTING BUILDINGS AND ON THE GROUNDS OF WASHINGTON, DC AND FORT 
WORTH, TEXAS

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1. The authority citation for part 605 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; Delegation, Administrator, General 
Services, dated December 3, 1992; Treasury Delegation, Assistant 
Secretary (Management), dated February 4, 1993.

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2. Revise Sec.  605.1 to read as follows:


Sec.  605.1  Conduct on Bureau of Engraving and Printing property.

    (a) Applicability. These regulations apply to the buildings and 
grounds of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) located in 
Washington, DC, at 14th and C Streets SW., and in Fort Worth, Texas, at 
9000 Blue Mound Road, and to all persons entering on such property. 
Unless otherwise stated, BEP buildings and grounds are referred

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to in these regulations as the ``property.''
    (b) Limited access. (1) The property is a high-security facility 
and shall, in general, be closed to the public. Except as specified in 
this paragraph (b), access is limited to BEP employees and those 
persons having official business with BEP. Failure to comply with any 
regulations of this part may result in denial of access or removal from 
the property.
    (2) Public tours of limited areas of the property are available 
during such times as the Director may prescribe.
    (3) Limited areas of the property may be open to persons authorized 
by the Director or the Director's designee.
    (4) All persons entering and exiting the property may be required 
to present suitable identification and may be required to sign entry 
logs or registers.
    (5) All persons entering and exiting the property may be subject to 
screening devices and shall submit to screening upon request by BEP 
Police or authorized officials.
    (6) All persons entering and exiting the property may be subject to 
search or inspection of their person, handbags, briefcases, and other 
handheld articles by BEP Police or authorized officials. All persons on 
the property may be subject to additional search or inspection by BEP 
Police or authorized officials upon entry, exit, and request.
    (7) All motor vehicles entering, exiting, or located on the 
property are subject to search or inspection of the exterior and 
interior compartments by BEP Police or authorized officials at any 
time.
    (8) All lockers, cabinets, closets, desks or similar storage areas 
on the property are subject to search or inspection by BEP Police or 
authorized officials.
    (9) All computers, data storage devices, and data files owned or 
controlled by BEP are subject to search or inspection at any time.
    (10) Any entrance onto the property without official permission is 
prohibited.
    (c) Video monitoring. All persons entering, exiting, and on the 
property will be monitored by video. Most internal areas of the 
property, especially production areas, are continuously monitored by 
video. Any video image may be recorded.
    (d) Preservation of property. It shall be unlawful for any person, 
without proper authority, to willfully destroy, damage, deface, or 
remove property.
    (e) Compliance with instructions and signs. All persons on the 
property shall comply with the instructions of BEP Police, authorized 
officials, and posted signs or notices.
    (f) Nuisances. The use of loud, abusive, or profane language, 
loitering, unauthorized assembly, the creation of any hazard to persons 
or property, improper disposal of rubbish, spitting, prurient prying, 
the commission of any obscene or indecent act, or any other disorderly 
conduct on the property is prohibited. The throwing of any articles of 
any kind in, upon, or from the property and climbing upon any 
unauthorized portion of the property is prohibited.
    (g) Gambling. (1) Participation in games for money or other 
property, the operation of gambling devices, the conduct of a lottery 
or pool, the selling or purchasing of numbers, tickets, or any other 
gambling on the property is prohibited.
    (2) Possession on the property of any numbers slip or ticket, 
record, notation, receipt or other writing of a type ordinarily used in 
any illegal form of gambling, unless explained to the satisfaction of 
the Director or the Director's designee, shall be evidence of 
participation in an illegal form of gambling on the property.
    (h) Intoxicating substances, illegal narcotics, and other 
controlled substances. The possession, use, consumption, or being under 
the influence of intoxicating substances, illegal narcotics, and other 
controlled substances (see 21 CFR part 1308) while entering and on the 
property is prohibited. BEP Police may direct a person to complete a 
field sobriety test or breathalyzer test upon reasonable suspicion of 
intoxication or influence. The Director may authorize the possession, 
use, and consumption of alcoholic beverages on BEP property for 
infrequent, special occasions. Such authorization must be in writing.
    (i) Soliciting, vending, debt collection, and distribution of 
handbills. Fundraising for any cause other than the Combined Federal 
Campaign or other cause authorized by the Office of Personnel 
Management, the commercial soliciting and vending of all kinds, the 
display or distribution of commercial advertising, or the collecting of 
private debts other than as provided by law, in or on the property is 
prohibited. This rule does not apply to BEP concessions or notices 
posted by authorized employees on the bulletin boards. Distribution of 
material such as pamphlets, handbills, and flyers is prohibited without 
prior approval from the Director or the Director's designee.
    (j) Photographs and recordings. The taking of photographs on the 
property is prohibited without permission of the Director or the 
Director's designee. The taking of voice or video recordings on the 
property is prohibited without the permission of the Director or the 
Director's designee. Note: The property includes the Tour and Visitor 
Center and the limited areas accessible for public tour.
    (k) Animals. Animals, except service animals, shall not be brought 
on the property for other than official purposes.
    (l) Vehicular and pedestrian traffic. (1) Drivers of all vehicles 
on the property shall drive in a careful and safe manner at all times 
and shall comply with the signals and directions of BEP Police and all 
posted traffic signs. Drivers are subject to all applicable motor 
vehicle laws and regulations of the surrounding jurisdiction.
    (2) The blocking of entrances, driveways, walks, loading platforms, 
fire hydrants, or standpipes on the property is prohibited.
    (3) Parking on the property is not allowed without a permit or 
authority. Parking without a permit or authority, not in accordance 
with a permit or authority, or contrary to the direction of BEP Police, 
authorized officials, and posted signs or notices is prohibited.
    (m) Weapons and explosives. No person on the property shall carry 
firearms, explosives, or other dangerous or deadly weapons as defined 
by Title 18 United States Code, either openly or concealed, except for 
official purposes.
    (n) Smoking. Smoking on the property is not permitted except in 
designated smoking areas.
    (o) Penalties and other law. (1) Violations of this part shall be 
punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or the maximum extent 
allowable under the United States Code, whichever is greater, or 
imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both in accordance with 40 
United States Code, Section 1315.
    (2) Violations of 18 United States Code, Section 930 (dangerous 
weapon clause) shall be punishable by a fine of $100,000 or 
imprisonment for not more than a year, or both, unless there is intent 
to commit a crime with the weapon, in which case the punishment shall 
be a fine of $250,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years, or 
both.
    (3) Nothing contained in this part shall be construed to abrogate 
any other Federal, District of Columbia, or Texas law or regulations, 
or any Tarrant County ordinance applicable to the property.


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    Dated: February 24, 2016.
Leonard R. Olijar,
Director.
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