Regulatory Assessment

 

FY 2004 Camping and Picnic Area Projects

The Access Board is collecting information on camping and picnic area construction and alteration projects undertaken by Federal agencies in FY 2004 as part of a regulatory assessment of the costs and benefits of proposed accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas. This form is divided into five parts:

• Part 1 collects general information about the projects.

• Part 2 collects information on camping and picnic elements such as picnic tables, fire rings, pedestal grills, trash containers, benches, and utilities.

• Part 3 collects information on tent pads and platforms.

• Part 4 collects information on campground parking spaces, including recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces, and parking spaces adjacent to tent camping spaces and camp shelters.

• Part 5 collects information on outdoor recreation access routes that connect accessible elements and spaces within camping and picnic areas.

The relevant scoping and technical provisions of the proposed accessibility guidelines are summarized in each part. Scoping provisions specify what accessible features must be provided, and how many elements must be accessible when multiple elements are provided. Technical provisions specify the design criteria for accessible features.

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April 13, 2005

Part 1 – General

Facility:
Location:
Camping/Picnic Area:
Name of Person Completing Form:
Telephone Number:
E-Mail Address:

What type of work did the project involve?
_____Construction of a new camping or picnic area
_____Alterations to an existing camping or picnic area

Briefly describe the scope of work of the project (e.g., constructed 10 new tent pads; replaced 10 picnic tables).

If the project involved alterations to an existing camping area:
How many camping spaces are provided in the camping area? _____
How many of the camping spaces were accessible before the project was undertaken? _____

If the project involved alterations to an existing picnic area:
How many picnic tables are provided in the picnic area? _____
How many of the picnic tables were accessible before the project was
undertaken? _____

What was the total cost of the project?

If accessible features in camping and picnic areas benefit others in addition to individuals with disabilities, or accessible features are provided for reasons in addition to providing access to individual with disabilities, describe the additional benefits or reasons below.

Part 2 – Camping and Picnic Elements

Where camping and picnic elements are provided, the proposed accessibility guidelines require a minimum number of the elements to be accessible as summarized below.

Element

Minimum Number of Accessible Elements Required

Picnic Tables

Fire Rings

Pedestal Grills

In picnic area, 50 percent; 100 percent if two or fewer

In accessible camping spaces, each one

One wheelchair space at accessible picnic tables, where table top perimeter is 24 linear ft. or less

If table top perimeter exceeds 24 linear ft., call Access Board for number of wheelchair spaces

Fireplaces

Wood Stoves

Each one

Trash Containers

Each one; 50 percent in multi-bin containers

Benches

50 percent; 100 percent if one

One armrest on 50 percent of accessible benches

Utility Sinks

5 percent

Utilities

Where serving accessible elements, each one

If manufactured or prefabricated camping and picnic elements were provided as part of the project, fill-in the information requested below for each element that was provided.

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Element

 

Manufacturer

Number of  Elements Provided

Cost Per Element

Accessible

Non-Accessible

Total

Accessible

Non-Accessible

Picnic Tables

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Rings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedestal Grills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireplaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Stoves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trash Containers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benches

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utility Sinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

If picnic tables were provided, what is the length of the accessible table _____ (ft) and the non-accessible table _____ (ft)?

If utilities were provided as part of the project, specify the type of utility provided such as hand pump, sewage hook-up, or electrical service in column one and fill-in the information requested below.

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Utility

(Specify Type)

Number of  Elements Provided

Cost Per Element

Accessible

Non-Accessible

Total

Accessible

Non-Accessible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If custom made camping and picnic elements were provided as part of the project, list the elements in column one and fill-in the information requested below. Do not list ground surfaces, tent pads or platforms, parking spaces, or toilets in column one.

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Element

Number of  Elements Provided

Cost Per Element

Accessible

Non-Accessible

Total

Accessible

Non-Accessible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If accessible camping and picnic elements were provided as part of the project and any technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines summarized below were not met, check the technical provisions that were not met.

Accessible Element

Check (√) Technical Provisions Not Met

Picnic Tables

 

Wheelchair space 30 in. by 48 in. min.

 

Wheelchair knee space 27 in. high; 30 in. wide; 19 in. deep min.

 

Wheelchair toe clearance 9 in. high min.;

extend 5 in. min. beyond knee clearance

Fire Rings

 

Fire surface height 9 in. min. above ground

 

Raised edge 24 in. max. to building fire surface

Pedestal Grills

 

Cooking surface height 15 in. to 34 in. above ground

 

Operable parts

Fireplaces, Wood Stoves

 

Operable parts

Trash Containers

 

Operable parts (exception for hinged lids and controls

designed to keep out large animals)

Benches

 

Seat height 17 in. to 19 in. above ground

 

Back support full length of bench

 

Armrest with sufficient structural strength

Utility Sinks

 

Height 34 in. max. above ground

 

Bowl bottom 15 in. min. above ground

 

Operable parts

Utilities

 

Water spouts 28 in. to 36 in. above ground

 

Operable parts (exceptions for hand pumps and sewage hookups)


Where the technical provisions refer to operable parts, the operable parts must be placed within one of the reach ranges specified below; must be operable with one hand; and must not require tight grasping, pinching, twisting of the wrist, or more than 5 lbs. force to activate.

Reach Ranges

Unobstructed

Obstructed

Forward Reach

 

Depth of obstruction 25 in. max. 

Clear ground space must extend beneath the element for

a distance not less than the reach depth over the obstruction 

High Reach

48 in. max.

48 in. max. for reach depth to 20 in. max.

Low Reach

15 in. max.

44 in. max. for reach depth greater than 20 in. to 25 in. max.

Side Reach

Obstruction up to 10 in. max. permitted between clear ground space and element

Depth of obstruction 24 in. max. 

Height of obstruction 34 in. max.

High Reach

48 in. max.

48 in. max. for reach depth to 10 in. max.

Low Reach

15 in. max.

46 in. max. for reach depth greater than 10 in. to 24 in. max.

If a new camping or picnic area was constructed, or if an existing camping or picnic area was altered and the ground surface was also altered, fill-in the information requested below.

The proposed accessibility guidelines require certain spaces at accessible camping and picnic elements specified below to be firm and stable, and not exceed 1:50 slope in all directions or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage. In existing camping and picnic areas, where camping and picnic elements are replaced and the ground surface is not altered, the proposed accessibility guidelines do not require the ground surface to meet these requirements.

Accessible Element

Space

Picnic Tables

Wheelchair space 30 in. by 48 in. min

Clear space 36 in. min. (from back edge of seat) around

usable portion of table

Fire Rings, Pedestal Grills, Fireplaces, Wood Stoves

Clear space 48 in. by 48 in. min. at usable portion

of fire ring or cooking surface

Trash Containers, Benches, Utility Sinks, Utilities (Except Water Spouts)

Clear space 30 in. by 48 in. min.

Water Spouts

Clear space 60 in. by 60 in. min.

Is the native surface firm and stable? Yes ____ No ____

If the native surface is not firm and stable, describe how a firm and stable surface was provided at the accessible camping and picnic elements; the total number of square feet of firm and stable surface provided; and the cost per square foot for providing a firm and stable surface.

Does the ground surface at the accessible camping and picnic elements have a 1:50 slope in all directions or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage? Yes ___ No ___
If additional costs were incurred to provide a 1:50 slope in all directions or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage, estimate the costs.

Exceptions are permitted where compliance with certain technical provisions would:
(1) Cause substantial harm to cultural, historic, religious, or significant natural features or characteristics;
(2) Substantially alter the nature of setting or the purpose of the facility;
(3) Require construction methods or materials prohibited by federal, state or local law; or
(4) Not be feasible due to terrain or prevailing construction practices.
Do any of these conditions apply to the project? Yes ____ (Condition #: _____)
No _____

If accessible camping spaces were provided as part of the project, fill-in the information requested below.

The proposed accessibility guidelines require accessible camping spaces to be identified by a sign displaying the International Symbol of Accessibility, unless all the camping spaces are accessible, or the camping spaces are assigned upon arrival or through a reservation system.

Are the camping spaces assigned upon arrival or through a reservation system?
Yes ____ No ____

Are the accessible camping spaces identified by a sign displaying the International Symbol of Accessibility? Yes ____ No ____

What is the cost for providing a sign displaying the International Symbol of Accessibility?

Part 3 –Tent Pads and Platforms

Where tent pads and platforms are provided, the proposed accessibility guidelines require a minimum number of the spaces to be accessible in accordance with the table below. If more than 500 tent pads and platforms are provided, call the Access Board for the number of accessible spaces required.

Number of  Camping Spaces

Minimum Number of Accessible Camping Spaces Required

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1

2 to 25

2

26 to 50

3

51 to 75

4

76 to 100

5

101 to 150

7

151 to 200

8

201 to 300

10

301 to 400

12

401 to 500

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If tent pads and platforms were provided as part of the project, fill-in the information requested below.

 

Camping Space

Number of  Camping Spaces Provided           

Accessible

Non-Accessible

Total

Tent Pads

 

 

 

Tent Platforms

 

 

 

If accessible tent pads or platforms were provided as part of the project and any technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines summarized below were not met, check the technical provisions that were not met.

Accessible Camping Space

Check (√) Technical Provisions Not Met

Tent Pads

 

Clear space 48 in. min. around tent pad

 

Firm and stable surface at tent pad and clear space around tent pad

 

1:50 slope or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage at tent pad

and clear space around tent pad

 

Tent pad surface allows use of tent stakes

Tent Platforms

 

Clear space 48 in. min. around tent platform

 

Firm and stable surface at tent platform and

clear space around tent platform

 

1:50 slope or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage

at tent platform and clear space around tent platform

 

Curb 3 in. min. or other means of edge protection on tent platform

 

Tent platform approachable by ramp, transfer,

or directly from adjacent ground surface

Is the native surface firm and stable? Yes ____ No ____

If the native surface is not firm and stable, describe how a firm and stable ground surface was provided at the accessible tent pads and platforms; the total number of square feet of firm and stable ground surface provided; and the cost per square foot for providing a firm and stable ground surface.

If additional costs were incurred to provide a 1:50 slope or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage at the accessible tent pads and platforms, estimate the costs.

 

Part 4 – Campground Parking Spaces

If recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces were provided as part of the project, fill-in the information requested below.

Where recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces are provided, the proposed accessibility guidelines require a minimum number of the spaces to be accessible in accordance with the table below. If more than 500 recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces are provided, call the Access Board for the number of accessible spaces required.

Number of  Camping Spaces

Minimum Number of Accessible Camping Spaces Required

1

1

2 to 25

2

26 to 50

3

51 to 75

4

76 to 100

5

101 to 150

7

151 to 200

8

201 to 300

10

301 to 400

12

401 to 500

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Number of recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces provided as part of project: ______

Number of accessible recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces provided as part of project: _____

If accessible recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces were provided as part of the project and any technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines summarized below were not met, check the technical provisions that were not met.

Check (√) Technical Provisions Not Met

 

Spaces 20 ft. wide min.

One space permitted to be 16 ft. wide min., where two accessible spaces are adjacent to each other

50 percent of  spaces permitted to be 16 ft. wide min., where spaces also designed for tent  camping

 

1:50 slope or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage

If the project included work on general use parking areas in campgrounds with recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces, fill-in the information requested below.

In campgrounds with recreational camping vehicle and trailer spaces, the proposed accessibility guidelines require each general use parking area to provide at least one accessible parking space for recreational camping vehicles and trailers.
Do the general use parking areas where work was performed as part of the project provide at least one accessible parking space for recreational camping vehicles and trailers? Yes ____ No ____

If accessible recreational camping vehicle and trailer parking spaces were provided in general use parking areas as part of the project and any technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines summarized below were not met, check the technical provisions that were not met.

Check (√) Technical Provisions Not Met

 

Parking spaces 12 ft. wide min.

 

Access aisle 8 ft. wide min. extending full length of parking space

 

Firm and stable surface at parking space and access aisle

 

1:50 slope or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage at parking space and access aisle

If parking spaces were provided adjacent to tent camping and camp shelter spaces as part of the project, fill-in the information requested below.

Are accessible parking spaces provided adjacent to accessible tent camping and camp shelter spaces that were provided as part of the project? Yes ____ No ____

If accessible parking spaces were provided adjacent to accessible tent camping and camp shelter spaces as part of the project and any technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines summarized below were not met, check the technical provisions that were not met.

Check (√) Technical Provisions Not Met

 

Parking spaces 16 ft. wide min.

 

1:50 slope or 1:33 slope where necessary for drainage

 

Part 5 – Outdoor Recreation Access Routes

If a new camping or picnic area was constructed as part of the project, fill-in the information requested below.

Where a new camping or picnic area is constructed, the proposed accessibility guidelines require outdoor recreation access routes to be provided. Outdoor recreation access routes must coincide with or be located in the same general area as the general circulation path.

In a picnic area, outdoor recreation access routes must connect at least 40 percent of the accessible picnic tables, fire rings, pedestal grills, and benches in the area; and all the other accessible elements and spaces in the area.

In a camping area, outdoor recreation access routes must connect all the accessible elements and spaces in the area.

Were outdoor recreation access routes provided to connect the accessible elements and spaces that are required to be connected by the proposed accessibility guidelines? Yes ____ No ____

If the ground surface in an existing camping or picnic area was altered, fill-in the information requested below.

Where the ground surface in an existing camping or picnic area is altered, the proposed accessibility guidelines require outdoor recreation access routes to be provided in the locations where the ground surface is altered. Outdoor recreation access routes must coincide with or be located in the same general area as the general circulation path.

In a picnic area, the outdoor recreation access routes must connect all the accessible picnic tables, fire rings, pedestal grills, and benches in the locations where the ground surface is altered until at least 40 percent of these elements are connected; and all the other accessible elements and spaces in the locations where the ground surface is altered.

In a camping area, outdoor recreation access routes must connect all the accessible elements and spaces in the locations where the ground surface is altered.

In the locations where the ground surface was altered, were outdoor recreation access routes provided to connect the accessible elements and spaces that are required to be connected by the proposed accessibility guidelines?
Yes ____ No ____

If outdoor recreation access routes were provided as part of the project and any technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines summarized below were not met, check the technical provisions that were not met.

Check (√) Technical Provisions Not Met

 

Firm and stable surface

 

Clear tread width 36 in. min.

 

Clear width not reduced by protruding objects

 

Openings not permit passage of ½ in. diameter sphere

Elongated openings perpendicular or diagonal to dominant direction of travel

Elongated openings parallel to dominant direction of travel permitted if opening does not permit passage of ¼ in. diameter sphere

 

Tread obstacles not exceed 1 in. max.

 

Passing space provided at 200 ft. intervals where clear tread width less than 60 in.

 

Cross slope not exceed 1:33 or 1:20 where necessary for drainage

 

Running slope:

1:20 or less for any distance

1:12 max. for 50 ft. max.

1:10 max. for 30 ft. max.

 

Resting intervals 60 in. long min. and as wide as segment leading to resting interval provided where running slope exceeds 1:20  at distances no greater than:

50 ft. apart where running slope is 1:12 max.

30 ft. apart where running slope is 1:10 max.

Resting interval slope not exceed 1:33 in all directions (1: 20 cross slope permitted where necessary for drainage)

 

Where edge protection provided, edge 3 in. high min.

Exceptions are permitted where compliance with certain technical provisions would:
(1) Cause substantial harm to cultural, historic, religious, or significant natural features or characteristics;
(2) Substantially alter the nature of setting or the purpose of the facility;
(3) Require construction methods or materials prohibited by federal, state or local law; or
(4) Not be feasible due to terrain or prevailing construction practices.
Do any of these conditions apply to the project? Yes __ (Condition #: ___) No ___

What is the cost per square foot for providing outdoor recreation access routes within the camping or picnic area?

What is the cost per square foot for providing paths within the picnic or camping area without regard to the technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines for outdoor recreation access routes?