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Official Trail Marker for the Appalachian Trail

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National Park Service, Interior.


Official Insignia, Designation.

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Authority: National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 1241(a) and 1246c and Protection of Official Badges, Insignia, etc. in 18 U.S.C. 701.

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This notice issues the official trail marker insignia of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The original graphic image was developed and published by the Department of the Interior in 1970. The National Park Service has officially used this insignia—and earlier variations—since completion of planning documents of the Trail in 1982. It has been slightly redesigned since then so that lettering and framing match other National Trail System markers. The earlier designs which are still in use along the Trail are also protected from unauthorized uses by this notice. This publication accomplishes the official designation of the insignia now in use by the National Park Service.

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The primary author of this document is Steven Elkinton, Program Leader for National Trails System Programming, National Center for Recreation and Conservation.

The insignia depicted below is prescribed as the official trail marker logo for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, administered by the National Park Service, Appalachian Trail Park Office, Harper's Ferry, WV. Authorization for use of this trail marker is controlled by the administrator of the Trail.

In making this prescription, notice is hereby given that whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses this insignia, or any colorable imitation thereof, or photographs or prints or in any other manner makes or executes any engraving, photograph or print, or impression in the likeness of this insignia, or any colorable imitation thereof, without written authorization from the United States Department of the Interior is subject to the penalty provisions of section 701 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

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Steven Elkinton, Program Leader for National Trails System Programming, NPS, ms-3622, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240, 202-565-1177.

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Dated: March 16, 2000.

Denis P. Galvin,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 00-7558 Filed 3-27-00; 8:45 am]