[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 39 (Monday, February 28, 2011)]
[Page 10915]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4340]



Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Use Authorizations; Special Recreation Permits, Other 
Than on Developed Recreation Sites; Adjustment in Fees

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: 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 
or events.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judi Zuckert, Recreation and Visitor 
Services, 202-912-7093.

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.

Andy Tenney,
Acting, Division Chief, Recreation and Visitor Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-4340 Filed 2-25-11; 8:45 am]