June 20, 2006
Recreation Use Fee Discount Policy Q&As (Superseded by 14Dec06 CECW-ON memo)
1. How will the NRRS accommodate this policy? Detailed guidance will be developed, but "generally" customers will be able to indicate, either on the website or to the call agent, that they are eligible for the respective discount. The discount will be applied based upon the customer's assertion, and the customer will be told they must provide proof of eligibility upon arrival. If they do not have proof upon arrival, the discount will not be valid and the customer will be required to pay the remaining fee.
2. Will the Corps honor the new American the Beautiful Passes, which are being developed to replace the Golden Age and Golden Access Passports for the Forest Service and DOI agencies, as of January 2007? The America the Beautiful Senior lifetime pass for persons who are 62 years of age or older and the American the Beautiful Access lifetime pass for persons with a permanent disability will be accepted as proof of eligibility to receive the respective Corps discounts, along with the Golden Age and Golden Access Passports, or other legally issued document. State or local discount passes for seniors and persons with disabilities may be accepted as proof of eligibility for the Corps discounts, if the eligibility requirements for such passes meet or exceed the Corps requirements.
3. Will the Affidavit previously used by visitors claiming to have a permanent disability, but having no document of proof, still be sufficient to provide the visitor a discount? No. Proof of permanent disability will be required.
4. Will persons with disabilities be required to show they are eligible to receive benefits for their disabilities under Federal law to receive the Corps discount? No. Proof of their permanent disability is sufficient.
5. Will the discount apply only to US citizens or permanent residents of the US? Yes.
6. Will the Corps issue any of the America the Beautiful Passes - the ATB annual pass, the ATB senior lifetime pass, the ATB access lifetime pass, or the ATB volunteer pass? No.
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