September 30, 2015
EC 1130-2-550 New Recreation User Fee Implementation Guidance
Attached is newly updated Engineering Circular(EC) 1130-2-550, Chapter 9, Recreation
Operations and Maintenance Guidance and Procedures- Recreation Use Fees. This is a
revision of the existing ER/EP to modify and add new policies regarding recreation fees,
special uses, and the handling of cash receipts. These modifications are necessary to
incorporate added authorities from WRRDA 2014 and to respond to findings from the
2015 audit of recreation cash receipts nationally. The revised EC is marked as a pre-
publication draft until it is officially posted to the USACE regulations website.
1130-2-550, Chapter 9, Recreation Operations and Maintenance Guidance and
Procedures-Recreation Use Fees USACE Recreation Use Fee Program Standard Operating Procedure
Implementation will be handled in two phases:
1) Implementation of the
Special Uses and America the Beautiful Pass program will commence on 1 January
2016. Training of field personnel is required and will be available in October.
Divisions and districts must initiate actions to comply with the procedures related to the
handling of cash at projects as soon as practicable. Standard Operating Procedures
have been developed and distributed that provide detailed guidance.
information will be provided to your Operations and NRM staff.
The point of
contact for the recreation use fee program is Ms. Mary Coulombe, Chief, Natural
Resources Management, (202) 761-1228 or until December, Ms. Roseana Burick, (202)
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