36 CFR § 291.13 - Permits.
(1) The applicant is qualified to carry out the permitted activity;
(2) The permitted activity is undertaken for the purpose of furthering paleontological knowledge;
(3) The permitted activity is consistent with any management plan applicable to the National Forest System lands concerned; and
(5) Collected materials will not be sold or otherwise used for commercial purposes.
(b) Permits may be issued at the Authorized Officer's discretion to applicants that provide a complete application, as provided in § 291.14, and meet qualification and eligibility requirements in § 291.15.