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Programmatic CE: Parkwide Programmatic Chain Sales and Installation Commercial Use Authorization

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The Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a tool required by the National Park Service to regulate and oversee the commercial use of National Park Service lands, not regulated under a Concessions Management contract. This CUA, also known as a permit, is issued to companies or individuals conducting a commercial in-park business. This Categorical Exclusion will cover chain sales and chain installation services.

Chain Sales - As an in-park business the CUA Holder is allowed to sell Caltrans approved traction control devices know as tire chains or tire cables and collect payment inside of Yosemite National Park boundaries. This service is offered as a roadside service along designated road corridors of the park. These corridors include the El Portal Road, the Wawona Road and the Big Oak Flat Road. This CUA does not authorize the Holder to rent tire chains or cables. The permitted activity is to be conducted only in those areas of Yosemite National Park open to the public and authorized by the CUA. The CUA holder is required to obtain any additional permits or license required by law.

Chain Installation - As an in-park business the CUA holder is allowed to offer their service to install and uninstall Caltrans approved traction control devices know as tire chains or tire cables to the public and collect payment for their service inside of Yosemite National Park boundaries. This service is offered as a roadside service along designated chain installation areas. This CUA does not authorize the Holder to rent, sell or repair tire chains or cables. The permitted activity is to be conducted only in those areas of Yosemite National Park authorized by the CUA. The CUA holder is required to obtain a chain installation training certificate from Caltrans along with any additional permits or license required by law.