Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites for the Ouachita National Forest, 48325-48326 [2019-19854]

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The Ouachita National Forest, in Arkansas, is proposing to charge new fees at two recreation sites: Little Missouri Falls Day Use Site and Wolf Pen Gap Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail Complex. These sites have had additional amenities added to improve services and experiences. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and service provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment, and public comment. Funds from fees would be used for the continued operation and maintenance of these recreation sites. Improvements have been made to the picnicking area at Little Missouri Falls Day Use Site and a new access bridge, with new hardened trail surface, has been installed to allow visitors easier access down to the unique geological features and small wading pools below the series of waterfalls along the Little Missouri River. The proposed new fees to help maintain the Little Missouri Falls Day Use Site would be: $5.00 per motorized vehicle, to include OHV/ATV riders. Over the past few years, a series of new SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 48326 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 178 / Friday, September 13, 2019 / Notices trail routes and improvements have been made at the Wolf Pen Gap OHV Trail Complex for off-highway vehicle (OHV) users. The proposed fees are to be phased in over a period from March 2021 to March 2025, beginning with a fee of $5.00 per ATV/UTV/OHV per day or $40.00 for an annual yearly pass, March 2021. In March 2023, the fee would increase to $8.00 per ATV/UTV/ OHV per day or $50.00 for an annual pass. In March 2025, the final fee would increase to $10.00 per ATV/UTV/OHV per day or $60.00 for an annual pass. DATES: Submit comments about these fee proposals by February 1, 2020, so comments can be compiled, analyzed and shared with the Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. New fees would begin March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice should be addressed to the Supervisor’s Office: Norman Wagoner, Forest Supervisor, Ouachita National Forest, P.O. Box 1270, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Jackson, Forest Recreation Program Manager, 501–321–5253. Information about the proposed fee changes can also be found on the Ouachita National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ ouachita. The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–477) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six-month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. Once public involvement is complete, these new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 19, 2019. Richard A. Cooksey, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. 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Publication of legal notices in the listed newspapers will begin on or after September 2019. The list of newspapers will remain in effect until June 2020, when another notice will be published in the Federal Register. DATES: Pete Gombe, Regional Administrative Review and Litigation Coordinator, Intermountain Region, 324 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401 and phone (801) 625– 5069. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The administrative procedures at 36 CFR 214, 219, and 218 require the Forest Service to publish notices in a newspaper of general circulation. The content of the notices is specified in 36 CFR 214, 219 and 218. In general, the notices will identify: The decision or project, by title or subject matter; the name and title of the official making the decision; how to obtain additional information; and where and how to file comments or appeals/objection. The date the notice is published will be used to establish the official date for the beginning of the comment or appeal/objection period. The newspapers to be used are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regional Forester, Intermountain Region Regional Forester decisions affecting National Forests in Idaho: Idaho Statesman Regional Forester decisions affecting National Forests in Nevada: Reno Gazette-Journal Regional Forester decisions affecting National Forests in Wyoming: Casper Star-Tribune Regional Forester decisions affecting National Forests in Utah: Salt Lake Tribune Regional Forester decisions that affect all National Forests in the Intermountain Region: Salt Lake Tribune PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ashley National Forest Ashley Forest Supervisor decisions: Vernal Express District Ranger decisions for Duchesne, Roosevelt: Uintah Basin Standard Flaming Gorge District Ranger for decisions affecting Wyoming: Rocket Miner Flaming Gorge and Vernal District Ranger for decisions affecting Utah: Vernal Express Boise National Forest Boise Forest Supervisor decisions: Idaho Statesman Cascade District Ranger decisions: The Star-News Emmett District Ranger decisions: Messenger-Index District Ranger decisions for Idaho City and Mountain Home: Idaho Statesman Lowman District Ranger decisions: Idaho World Bridger-Teton National Forest Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor and District Ranger decisions: Casper StarTribune Caribou-Targhee National Forest Caribou-Targhee Forest Supervisor decisions for the Caribou portion: Idaho State Journal Caribou-Targhee Forest Supervisor decisions for the Targhee portion: Post Register District Ranger decisions for Ashton, Dubois, Island Park, Palisades and Teton Basin: Post Register District Ranger decisions for Montpelier, Soda Springs and Westside: Idaho State Journal Dixie National Forest Dixie Forest Supervisor decisions: The Spectrum District Ranger decisions for Cedar City and Pine Valley: The Spectrum District Ranger decisions for Escalante and Powell: The Insider Fremont (formerly Teasdale) District Ranger decisions: The Richfield Reaper Fishlake National Forest Fishlake Forest Supervisor and District Ranger decisions: The Richfield Reaper Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest Supervisor decisions that encompass all or portions of both the Humboldt and Toiyabe National Forests: Reno Gazette-Journal Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest Supervisor decisions for the Humboldt portion: Elko Daily Free Press E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48325-48326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19854]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites for the Ouachita National Forest

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of proposed new fee sites.

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SUMMARY: The Ouachita National Forest, in Arkansas, is proposing to 
charge new fees at two recreation sites: Little Missouri Falls Day Use 
Site and Wolf Pen Gap Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail Complex. These 
sites have had additional amenities added to improve services and 
experiences. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and 
service provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment, 
and public comment. Funds from fees would be used for the continued 
operation and maintenance of these recreation sites. Improvements have 
been made to the picnicking area at Little Missouri Falls Day Use Site 
and a new access bridge, with new hardened trail surface, has been 
installed to allow visitors easier access down to the unique geological 
features and small wading pools below the series of waterfalls along 
the Little Missouri River. The proposed new fees to help maintain the 
Little Missouri Falls Day Use Site would be: $5.00 per motorized 
vehicle, to include OHV/ATV riders. Over the past few years, a series 
of new

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trail routes and improvements have been made at the Wolf Pen Gap OHV 
Trail Complex for off-highway vehicle (OHV) users. The proposed fees 
are to be phased in over a period from March 2021 to March 2025, 
beginning with a fee of $5.00 per ATV/UTV/OHV per day or $40.00 for an 
annual yearly pass, March 2021. In March 2023, the fee would increase 
to $8.00 per ATV/UTV/OHV per day or $50.00 for an annual pass. In March 
2025, the final fee would increase to $10.00 per ATV/UTV/OHV per day or 
$60.00 for an annual pass.

DATES: Submit comments about these fee proposals by February 1, 2020, 
so comments can be compiled, analyzed and shared with the Recreation 
Resource Advisory Committee. New fees would begin March 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice should be addressed 
to the Supervisor's Office: Norman Wagoner, Forest Supervisor, Ouachita 
National Forest, P.O. Box 1270, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Jackson, Forest Recreation 
Program Manager, 501-321-5253. Information about the proposed fee 
changes can also be found on the Ouachita National Forest website: 
https://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act 
(Title VII, Pub. L. 108-477) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to 
publish a six-month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new 
recreation fee areas are established. Once public involvement is 
complete, these new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource 
Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation.

    Dated: August 19, 2019.
Richard A. Cooksey,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2019-19854 Filed 9-12-19; 8:45 am]
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