9239.0-7 Penalty for unauthorized removal of material.§ 9239.0-7 Penalty for unauthorized removal of material.
The extraction, severance, injury, or removal of timber or other vegetative resources or mineral materials from public lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior, except when authorized by law and the regulations of the Department, is an act of trespass. Trespassers will be liable in damages to the United States, and will be subject to prosecution for such unlawful acts.[35 FR 9800, June 13, 1970, as amended at 56 FR 10176, Mar. 11, 1991]