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  • United States Code
    Title 16 - Conservation
    Chapter 1 - National Parks, Military Parks, Monuments and Seashores
    Subchapter LXIX - Outdoor Recreation Programs
    Part B - Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Section 460d-3. - Recreation Use Fees

  • United States Code
    Title 16 - Conservation
    Chapter 1 - National Parks, Military Parks, Monuments and Seashores
    Subchapter LXIX - Outdoor Recreation Programs
    Part B - Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Section 4601-6a. - Admission and special recreation use fees

  • Code of Federal Regulations [Revised 1 July 1977]
    Title 36 - Parks, Forests, and Public Property
    Chapter 1, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
    Part 71 - Recreation Fees
    Section 71-6 - Golden Age Passport

  • Code of Federal Regulations [Revised 1 July 2000]
    Title 36 - Parks, Forests, and Public Property
    Chapter III - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army
    Part 327 - Rules and Regulations Governing Public Use of Water Resource Development Projects Administered by the Chief of Engineers
    Section 327.23 - Recreation use fees

  • United States Code
    Title 16 - Conservation
    Chapter 1 - National Parks, Military Parks, Monuments and Seashores
    Subchapter LXIX - Outdoor Recreation Programs
    Part B - Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Section 4601-5. - Land and water conservation fund; establishment; covering certain revenues and collections into fund

  • The Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (WRDA 99) (Public Law 106-53)

  • Sec. 1047 and 1048 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014).

  • 31 U.S.C. § 3302(a), Custodians of Money.

  • DoDFMR 7000.14-R, Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation, Volume 5: Disbursing Policy.

  • ER 37-1-30, Financial Administration - Accounting and Reporting.

  • ER 1130-2-550, Recreation Operations and Maintenance Policies.

  • EP 1130-2-550, Recreation Operations and Maintenance Guidance and Procedures.

  • Recreation Use Fees. Section 210 of the Flood Control Act of 1968 (Pub. L. 90-483, as amended; codified at 16 U.S.C. § 460d-3) authorizes the USACE to establish and collect fees for the use of developed recreation sites and facilities, including campsites, swimming beaches, and boat launching ramps. Fees collected under this authority shall be deposited into the Treasury account for the USACE established by section 4(i) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (LWCA) (Pub. L. 88-578, as amended; formerly codified at 16 U.S.C. § 460l-6a(i)) and, subject to the availability of appropriations, the funds are available for the purposes specified in section 4(i)(3) of the LWCA at the water resources development project at which the fees were collected.

  • Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA). (Pub. L. 108-447, Div. J, Title VIII) Section 805 of FLREA provides the authority for Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA), except the USACE, to establish the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program, to cover entrance fees and standard amenity recreation fees for all Federal recreational lands and waters for which an entrance fee or standard amenity recreation fee is charged. FLREA also authorized the FLMA to sell interagency passes and retain the revenue from those pass sales.

  • The Water Resource Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014) (Pub. L. 113-121) grants the Secretary of the Army (SecArmy) the authority to establish and collect fees for Special Use Permits and the provision of outdoor recreation equipment associated with activities that require Special Use Permits. WRRDA 2014 further authorizes the SecArmy to participate in the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program (established by FLREA) in the same manner as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation.
    1. Special Use Permit Fees and Fees for Provision of Outdoor Recreation Equipment and Services.
      1. Section 1047 (a)(1) of WRRDA 2014 authorizes the SecArmy to issue Special Use Permits for uses such as group activities, recreation events, motorized recreation vehicles, and such other specialized recreation uses as the SecArmy determines to be appropriate, subject to such terms and conditions as the SecArmy determines to be in the best interest of the Federal Government.
      2. Section 1047(a)(2)(A) authorizes the SecArmy to establish and collect fees associated with the issuance of Special Use Permits; or accept in-kind services in lieu of those fees.
      3. Section 1047(a)(2)(B) authorizes the SecArmy to establish and collect fees for the provision of outdoor recreation equipment and services for activities that require Special Use Permits at public recreation areas located at lakes and reservoirs operated by the Corps of Engineers.
      4. Section 1047(a)(2)(C) provides that any fees generated pursuant to this subsection shall be retained at the site collected; and available for use, without further appropriation, solely for administering the special use permits under this subsection and carrying out related operation and maintenance activities at the site at which the fees are collected.
    2. Interagency Pass Program. Section 1048 of WRRDA 2014 authorizes the SecArmy to participate in the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program (Interagency Pass Program) in the same manner as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation, including the provision of free annual passes to active duty military personnel and dependents.
    3. Entrance Fees. The USACE is prohibited from collecting entrance or admission fees at public recreation areas located at lakes and reservoirs under its administrative jurisdiction. (See 16 U.S.C. § 460d-3(a)). Furthermore, the USACE does not sell or accept any State or local park passes.

  • CEAO Report AOI-98-011-02 Review of the Recreation User Fee Program (RUFP), 23 June 1999  Corps Castle

  • Federal Recreation Pass Programs Brochure

  • 2005 - User fees and the demand of OHV recreation

  • Report of the National Recreation Lakes Study Commission [June 1999]
    Section 4 - Recreation Use Fees and Partnerships

  • Bowker, J. M., H. K. Cordell, and Cassandra Y. Johnson. 1999. "Use Fees for Recreation Services on Public Lands: A National Assessment." Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Vol. 17. No. 3. pp. 1-14.

  • Brown, L. L. 1992. "A Legislative History of Outdoor Recreation User Fees."

  • Calkin, D. E., and Henderson, J. E. (1997). "Evaluation of Effects of Implementing Day-Use Fees at Corps of Engineers Recreation Areas," Technical Report R-97-1, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS.

  • Jackson, R. S., Stynes, D. J., and Propst, D. B. (1994). "An assessment of the national economic effects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Program," Miscellaneous Paper R-94-2, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS.

  • Mackintosh, Barry (1983). "Visitor Fees in the National Park System, A Legislative and Administrative History." History Division, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Washington, D.C.

  • Reiling, S. D., McCarille, R. E., and White, C. M. (1994). "Demand and marketing study at Army Corps of Engineers day-use areas," Miscellaneous Paper R-94-1, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station,Vicksburg, MS.

  • Rylander, R. and White, C. M. (1993). "Pilot Study Effects of Implementing Day Use Fees at Corps of Engineers Projects," Technical Report R-93-1, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station,Vicksburg, MS.

  • Wahus, David J. A Continuation of the Legislative History of Outdoor Recreation Use Fees. National Recreation Lakes Study Commission. Unpublished manuscript. October 1998.

  • White, C. M. (1992). "Bibliography - Fees for Outdoor Recreation," Miscellaneous Paper R-92-3, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station,Vicksburg, MS.

  • RecNotes Vol R-92-3

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