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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, DC 20240
http://www.blm.gov
November 25, 2011
 
In Reply Refer To:
2930 (250) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 11/29/2011
Instruction Bulletin No. 2012-019
 
To:                   All WO and Field Offices
 
From:               Division Chief, Recreation and Visitor Services
 
Subject:           Reporting Accomplishments for the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Triennial Report to Congress 2011                                     DD:  01/07/2012
 
The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to request a summary of project accomplishments within the Recreation Permit and Fee Program during fiscal years 2009, 2010, and 2011 respectively, as a requirement of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Triennial Report to Congress 2011.
 
The field offices are to report to the Washington Office, accomplishments within the Recreation Permit and Fee Program as required in REA.  The Recreation State Leads will be responsible to coordinate the submissions by ensuring the Fee Project Managers complete the Recreation Permit and Fee Program Summaries (Attachment 1), and uploading them to the SharePoint site at http://teamspace/sites/recfee-report.
 
The Recreation Permit and Fee Program Summaries should be uploaded to the shared drive by January 7, 2012.
 
The REA, enacted by Congress in December 2004, authorized the U.S. Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation within the Department of the Interior to charge fees on Federal recreation sites which meet certain criteria and reinvest a majority of the revenues into enhancing the site. Section 9 of REA requires the Secretaries of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to submit triennial reports on REA to Congress by May 1, for the 10-year life of the Act.  The Departments developed these reports jointly in response to Congress’s directive. 

The report will include information in the following areas:  sample project accomplishments and future plans; the pass program; visitation information; financial information; fee changes; Recreation.gov; public participation and outreach; accountability; economic contributions; changes in the overall program; and recommendations for future changes. 

If you have any questions concerning this IB, please contact Andy Tenney, Division Chief, Recreation and Visitor Services (WO-250), at 202-912-7094 or Anthony Bobo, Jr., Recreation Permit and Fee Program Manager, at 202-912-7248.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                 Authenticated by:
Anthony D. Bobo, Jr.                                                  Robert M. Williams
Acting, Division Chief                                                 Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Recreation and Visitor Services
 
 
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Last updated: 12-02-2011