Special Activity Permit
Activities are defined as organized use of project resources which may occur
frequently or be recurring in nature. These typically require a greater amount
of management and oversight by the participants than normal recreation (i.e.
safety, environmental, security), but do not require additional U.S. Army,
Corps of Engineers (USACE) oversight.
They are smaller in scale than Special Events and to do not create the
same hindrance to the use of project resources by the public.
Factors: (These are items which may help the project
determine if you have a Special Activity.)
The event will impact the project beyond the normal use.
The event has a specific purpose but is limited in size and scope to an individual
or small group (i.e. special hunt, small fishing tournaments, baptisms, etc.)
Typically a recurring activity.
Does not require additional USACE support of oversight.
It is of shorter duration and would not be practical for a lease or
The event incorporates elements that may not otherwise be allowed by the
regulations in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 327; thus requiring
Allatoona Lake Project Manager’s approval.
Any part of the activity is located outside of a licensed/leased area
(ie marina, City Park, lease facility) or any part of it takes place on the
waters of Allatoona Lake.
of Special Activities (Not all inclusive):
Small fishing tournaments, 50 boats or less (***NOTE: For multiple dates,
there is a maximum of 15 dates allowed on a single permit. For additional dates, you must complete an
additional application and pay for and receive an additional permit.)
Process and required documents:
The following are a list of documents
and fees that may be required to receive a permit for a Special Activity, this
is not all inclusive and may require additional documentation after your
application has been evaluated by USACE personnel at Allatoona Lake.
Completed permit application.
Signed and dated Special Activity Permit form.
Liability insurance certificate in the amount of $1,000,000 naming U.S.
Army, Corps of Engineer, Allatoona Lake, 1138 GA Hwy Spur 20, Cartersville, GA
30121 as an additional insured. ***
Site safety plan ***
Payment of the $50 permit fee.
***(May be required based on
determination by the Allatoona Lake Operations Project Management Office)
Complete and return the Allatoona Lake Special Use Permit application
form at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the event.
The application will be evaluated for any special conditions or
additional USACE oversight that may be necessary.
A package with cover letter, Special Use Permit checklist, and initial
Special Use Permit form will be filled out and mailed to you for review.
You must review the checklist and permit form, include all items
indicated on the checklist and return the
package at least ten (10)
days prior to the event to the address listed at the bottom of this section.
receipt of your documents, USACE personnel will verify that all required items
are present and correct. The permit form
will be signed by a Chief Ranger and returned to you.
Failure to provide
or submit the requested information outside of the requested timeframes could
result in the event being delayed or cancelled.
U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers - Allatoona Lake
1138 GA Hwy Spur 20
Cartersville, GA 30121
Allatoona Lake Special Use Permit Application
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