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58 Pa. Code § 53.14. Misuse of Commission-owned or -controlled property.

§ 53.14. Misuse of Commission-owned or -controlled property.

 (a)  It is unlawful to construct, place or maintain tangible property, including but not limited to docks, picnic tables and recreational devices, on Commission-owned or -controlled property or waters unless the person obtains a permit for use of Commission property from the Executive Director or his designee.

 (b)  It is unlawful to encroach upon, appropriate, post or otherwise use Commission-owned or -controlled property in a manner incompatible with public use and access or in a manner that limits public access to or use of, the property.

 (c)  Before prosecution for violation of this section is initiated, the suspected violator will be given at least 10 days written notice to remove from Commission property tangible property constructed, placed or maintained in violation of subsection (a) or to cease encroachment, appropriations, posting or other use in violation of subsection (b). After notice has been provided, each day’s continued violation of either subsections (a) or (b) shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable in accordance with law. The notice contemplated by this subsection will be considered sufficient if it is sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the suspected violator at his last known address; if it is served in person on the person; or if it is posted on or affixed to the property where the violation exists. The decision as to which manner of notice should be used in a particular case will be made in the sole discretion of the Executive Director or his designee.

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