The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is adjusting certain
special recreation permit fees for various recreation activities on BLM
administered Public Lands and related waters. The BLM is adjusting the
minimum fee for commercial, competitive and organized group activities
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judi Zuckert, Recreation and Visitor
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice establishes that effective on
March 1, 2011, the special recreation permit minimum fee for commercial
special recreation permits is $100 per year. The minimum fee for both
competitive and organized group activities or events is $5 per person
per day, and the minimum fee for an assigned site is $200 per permit.
The BLM Director is authorized to periodically adjust fees by the
regulations found at 43 CFR 2832.31(b). The next fee adjustment is
scheduled for March 1, 2014. The intended effect of the fee calculation
process is to ensure that fees cover administrative costs of permit
issuance, a fair return to the U.S. Government for use of the public
lands and approach free market value in certain cases. The BLM, in
coordination with the Forest Service automatically adjusts the minimum
commercial, competitive, organized group and activity special
recreation permit fees and minimum assigned site fee every 3 years.
These fees are calculated and adjusted based on the change in the
Implicit Price Deflator Index (IPDI). The IPDI is published every
February as a part of the ``Economic Report of the President'' to
Congress. The IPDI is also available from the U.S. Department of
Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis at the following Web site: http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/TableView.asp?SelectedTable=13&Freq=Qtr&FirstYear=2008&LastYear=2010
The previous fee schedule went into effect on April 1, 2008.
Commercial and reserved site fees are rounded to the nearest $5.
Competitive and group use fees are rounded to the nearest $1.
Individual States also have the option of imposing application fees
and/or establishing higher minimum fees for special recreation permits.
Authorities: 43 U.S.C. 1740, 16 U.S.C. 6802, and 43 CFR 2932.32.
Acting, Division Chief, Recreation and Visitor Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-4340 Filed 2-25-11; 8:45 am]
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