16 U.S. Code § 460l–6d - Commercial filming
The Secretary shall collect any costs incurred as a result of filming activities or similar project, including administrative and personnel costs. All costs recovered shall be in addition to the fee assessed in subsection (a).
Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Secretary shall not require a permit nor assess a fee for still photography on land administered by the Secretary if such photography takes place where members of the public are generally allowed. The Secretary may require a permit, fee, or both, if such photography takes place at other locations where members of the public are generally not allowed, or where additional administrative costs are likely.
The Secretary shall require and shall establish a reasonable fee for still photography that uses models or props which are not a part of the site’s natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities.
All fees collected under this section shall be available for expenditure by the Secretary, without further appropriation and shall remain available until expended.
All costs recovered under this section shall be available for expenditure by the Secretary, without further appropriation, at the site where the costs are collected and shall remain available until expended.
Section was not enacted as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965.
2014—Pub. L. 113–287, § 4(c), amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to commercial filming with respect to lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture.
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