Amendments to Part 261In addition to the changes to 36 CFR part 251, subpart B, the proposed rule
incorporated corollary changes to the rules at 36 CFR part 261, subpart A, which contain
general prohibitions in effect for the National Forest System.
The proposed rule changed the authority citation for part 261 to consolidate the
references. The proposed rule also changed the definitions and prohibitions in part 261,
subpart A, governing occupancy and use to make them consistent with the provisions in
part 251, subpart B, that require a special use authorization for commercial, but not
noncommercial, distribution of printed material.
Comments on these provisions of the proposed rule and the Department's response to
The proposed rule added definitions for ``Distribution of printed material'' and
``Printed material.'' Since the Department has limited the prohibitions in Secs. 261.10
(g) and (h) and 261.14 to commercial distribution of printed material, the Department
has added to Sec. 261.2 the same definition for ``Commercial use or activity'' as has
been added to Sec. 251.51 of the final rule.
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