U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, DC 20240
 
October 31, 2007
 
In Reply Refer To:
8300 (250) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 11/06/2007
Information Bulletin No. 2008-013
 
To:                   All Field Officials
                        Attn: Recreation Planners
 
From:               Division Chief, Division of Recreation and Visitor Services
 
Subject:            Fee Waivers for Standard Amenity Fees on Veterans Day – November 11, 2007
 
On September 8, 2006, Department of the Interior Secretary, Dirk Kempthorne and Department of Agriculture Secretary, Mike Johanns announced that, beginning Veterans Day, November 11, 2006, all United States (U.S.) military veterans and current members of the U.S. armed forces and their families will be admitted free-of-charge on Veterans Day to public lands managed by both the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture. 
 
The Veterans Day waiver will apply on November 11th, regardless of the day of the week. For example, November 11th falls on a Sunday this year and the Federal holiday is Monday, November 12th. However, the fee-free day will always be November 11th.
 
The fee-free requirement applies to standard amenity fees only, though other fees may be waived if the Field Office manager deems it appropriate. For accountability purposes and data collection, a zero-value receipt equivalent to a one-day pass may be issued to those visitors whose fee is waived. 
 
Fee collectors should tend towards inclusion rather than exclusion in granting fee waivers in order to ensure positive customer service and efficient operations. Documentation is not required and fee collection personnel should not question any visitor’s claim of connection to the military.
 
If you have questions concerning this Information Bulletin, please contact Anthony Bobo, Jr., Recreation Fee and Permit Program Manager, Division of Recreation and Visitor Services (WO-250) at 202-452-0333.
 
Signed by:                                                       
Authenticated by:
Patrick J. Wilkinson                                         
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Division Chief                                      
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Recreation and Visitor Services
 
 

 
Last updated: 10-21-2009