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United States Regulations

Title 46: Shipping



Authority: 40 U.S.C. 318; 32 FR 11969 (August 18, 1967), Pub. L. 97–31 (95 Stat. 151, August 6, 1981); 49 CFR 1.66.

Source: 52 FR 21534, June 8, 1987, unless otherwise noted.

§ 386.1 Hours of admission to property.
Academy property shall be closed to the public during other than normal working hours, as well as during Regimental leave periods and indoctrination training for the fourth class year. The closing of property shall not apply where the Superintendent has approved the after normal working hours use of buildings or athletic facilities for authorized activities. During normal working hours, property shall be closed to the public only when situations require this action to ensure the orderly conduct of Academy business. The Superintendent, or a designated representative of the Superintendent, shall make the decision to close all or any areas of Academy property. This action shall be coordinated with the Head, Department of Public Safety and Security (Security), of the Academy. When property, or a portion thereof, is closed to the public, admission to the property, or to any area thereof, shall be restricted to authorized persons, who shall register with Security personnel upon entry to the property. When requested, any person shall display Government or other identifying credentials to Security personnel when entering, leaving, or while on Academy property.

§ 386.3 Preservation of property.
Prohibited actions against property on the Academy grounds are improper disposal of rubbish; theft of or damage to property; throwing articles from an Academy building; and climbing on statues, fountains or any part of a building.

§ 386.5 Conformity with signs and posted regulations.
Persons in and on Academy property shall, at all times, comply with official signs and posted regulations of a prohibitional, instructional or directional nature, and shall also comply with the directions of Academy special police and other authorized officials. These regulations shall be enforced by uniformed special police and other designated security personnel.

§ 386.7 Disturbances.
Any loitering, disorderly conduct or other conduct on Academy property which creates loud or unusual noise or a nuisance which unreasonably obstructs the use of any area, including entrances, foyers, lobbies, corridors, offices, elevators, stairways, or parking lots; or impedes or disrupts the performance of official duties by Government employees or Midshipmen activities is prohibited.

§ 386.9 Gambling.
Unless permitted by Executive or Department of Transportation Order, participating in games of chance for money or other consideration, or in the operation of gambling devices, or the conduct of a lottery or a pool, or the selling or purchasing of numbers tickets, is prohibited on Academy property.

§ 386.11 Alcoholic beverages and controlled substances.
Operation of a motor vehicle on Academy property while intoxicated, under criteria set forth in the statutes of the State of New York, is prohibited. The consumption or possession by any person on Academy property of alcoholic beverages, narcotic drugs, hallucinogens, marijuana, barbiturates, amphetamines or any other substances controlled under the laws of the State of New York or the United States is prohibited. These prohibitions shall not apply in cases where drugs are being used as prescribed for a patient by a licensed physician. The prohibition against possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not apply when possessed or consumed by staff or resident officers in private residences, or when the Superintendent, or a designee of the Superintendent, has granted an exemption in writing for an appropriate reason.

§ 386.13 Soliciting, vending, and debt collection.
Soliciting aims, or commercial soliciting and vending of all kinds, displaying or distributing commercial advertising, or collecting private debts is prohibited on Academy property. This prohibition does not apply to national or local drives for funds for charitable purposes, welfare, health, or other purposes as authorized by the “Manual on Fund Raising Within the Federal Service,” issued by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management under Executive Order 10927 of March 18, 1961, and sponsored or approved by the Superintendent; and to commercial lessees and contractors authorized to sell goods or services.

§ 386.15 Distribution of handbills.
The distribution of materials such as pamphlets, handbills and flyers, and the displaying of placards or posting of materials on bulletin boards or elsewhere in or on Academy property shall be coordinated with the Head, Department of Public Safety and Security, of the Academy so as not to impede Academy employees in the performance of their duties or Midshipmen activities.

§ 386.17 Photographs for news, advertising, or commercial purposes.
Such photographs for news, advertising or commercial purposes may be taken on Academy premises only with the written consent of the Office of External Affairs at the Academy. Except where national security regulations apply or a Federal Court Order or rule prohibits, photographs for news purposes may be taken in entrances, lobbies, foyers or corridors, or in auditoriums in which public meetings are being held. Photographs for advertising and commercial purposes may be taken only with the written permission of and in locations specified by the Office of External Affairs.

§ 386.19 Dogs and other animals.
Persons are prohibited from bringing dogs and other animals on to the Academy premises, except for authorized purposes and except for seeing eye or other guide dogs, or pets approved in writing by the Superintendent or a designee of the Superintendent.

§ 386.21 Vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Operators of all vehicles on Academy property shall drive in a careful and safe manner at all times and shall comply with the signals and directions of Academy special police, Security personnel or other authorized individuals, and all posted traffic signs and with restrictions indicated by marked traffic areas. The following acts are prohibited on Academy property: the blocking with vehicles of entrances, driveways, walks, loading platforms or fire hydrants; parking without a permit, except in emergencies; parking in unauthorized locations or in locations reserved for other persons, or parking contrary to the direction of posted signs or marked traffic areas, including yellow curbs. Vehicles parked in violation of the foregoing shall be subject to the issuance of a Traffic Violation Notice and/or removal of the vehicle at the owner's risk and expense. The Superintendent may issue and post other specific traffic directives as may be required, applicable to drivers and pedestrians. When so issued and posted, such directives shall have the same force and effect as if made a part hereof. Proof that a motor vehicle was in violation of these regulations or such directives shall be evidence that the registered owner was responsible for the violation.

§ 386.23 Weapons and explosives.
No person shall carry or possess firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons or parts thereof, explosives or items intended to be used to fabricate an explosive or incendiary device, or parts thereof, either openly or concealed, while on Academy property, except for official purposes specifically authorized in writing by the Superintendent or a designee of the Superintendent.

§ 386.25 Enforcement, penalties and other laws.
Whoever shall be found guilty of violating any regulations in this part while in or on Academy property is subject to a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both (40 U.S.C. 318c). Nothing in these regulations shall be construed to abrogate any other Federal laws or regulations or any State and local laws and regulations applicable to any area in which the property is situated. These regulations shall be posted prominently throughout the Academy. Penalties for their violation shall be incorporated in the Schedule of Fines for Petty Offenses established by order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.