Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites, 17265 [2022-06465]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2022 / Notices New fees would provide increased visitor opportunities, as well as increased staffing to address operations and maintenance needs and enhance customer service. 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: March 23, 2022. Sandra Watts, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2022–06463 Filed 3–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of proposed new fee sites. AGENCY: The Tonto National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at multiple recreation sites listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this notice. Funds from fees would be used for operation, maintenance, and improvements of these recreation sites. Many sites have recently been reconstructed or amenities are being added to improve services and experiences. An analysis of nearby developed recreation sites with similar amenities shows the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area. DATES: If approved, the new fee would be implemented no earlier than six months following the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Tonto National Forest, Attention: Recreation Fees, 1009 E Hwy. 260, Payson, Arizona 85541. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Schuster, Tonto Fee Program Manager, (480) 292–0291 or tontorecreationcomments@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six-month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. The fees are only proposed at this time and will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. Reasonable fees, paid by users of these sites, will help ensure that the Forest can continue maintaining and improving recreation sites like this for future generations. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Mar 25, 2022 Jkt 256001 As part of this proposal, East Verde and Flowing Springs picnic sites are proposed at $12 day-use fee per vehicle. The full suite of Interagency passes would be honored. Additionally, the Tonto National Forest proposes to charge fees at five Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) zones. These zones are currently in use by the public and are in high demand due to their easy access from the Phoenix metro area and the growing popularity of OHV use. The five OHV zones include Bulldog Canyon, The Rolls, Lower Sycamore, St. Clair, and Desert Vista. OHV permits will be sold through Recreation.gov and administered by the Tonto National Forest. Permits are required for all OHV operators (not passengers) and are proposed at $100 per year, $50 per month, and $10 per day. New fees would provide increased visitor opportunities as well as increased staffing to address operations and maintenance needs and enhance customer service. Once public involvement is complete, these new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. Permits will be available through www.recreation.gov or by calling 1–877– 444–6777. The reservation service charges a $6.00 fee for permits. Dated: March 23, 2022. Sandra Watts, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2022–06465 Filed 3–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act, as well as to make recommendations on recreation fee SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17265 proposals for sites on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest within Trinity County, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 25, 2022, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meetings prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: Details for how to join the meeting are listed in the above website link under SUMMARY. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Weaverville Ranger Station. Please call ahead at 530–623–2121 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lejon Hamann, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 530–410–1935 or via email at lejon.hamann@usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf and hard of hearing (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339, 24 hours per day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to cover the following: 1. Roll call; 2. Comments from the Designated Federal Officer (DFO); 3. Approve minutes from last meeting; 4. Discuss, recommend, approve projects; 5. Public comment period; and 6. Closing comments from the DFO. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by the Thursday before the meeting, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Lejon Hamann, RAC Coordinator, 3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, California 96002 or by email to lejon.hamann@usda.gov. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Page 17265]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06465]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites

AGENCY: Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed new fee sites.

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SUMMARY: The Tonto National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at 
multiple recreation sites listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this 
notice. Funds from fees would be used for operation, maintenance, and 
improvements of these recreation sites. Many sites have recently been 
reconstructed or amenities are being added to improve services and 
experiences. An analysis of nearby developed recreation sites with 
similar amenities shows the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of 
similar sites in the area.

DATES: If approved, the new fee would be implemented no earlier than 
six months following the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.

ADDRESSES: Tonto National Forest, Attention: Recreation Fees, 1009 E 
Hwy. 260, Payson, Arizona 85541.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Schuster, Tonto Fee Program 
Manager, (480) 292-0291 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act 
(Title VII, Pub. L. 108-447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to 
publish a six-month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new 
recreation fee areas are established. The fees are only proposed at 
this time and will be determined upon further analysis and public 
comment. Reasonable fees, paid by users of these sites, will help 
ensure that the Forest can continue maintaining and improving 
recreation sites like this for future generations.
    As part of this proposal, East Verde and Flowing Springs picnic 
sites are proposed at $12 day-use fee per vehicle. The full suite of 
Interagency passes would be honored. Additionally, the Tonto National 
Forest proposes to charge fees at five Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) zones. 
These zones are currently in use by the public and are in high demand 
due to their easy access from the Phoenix metro area and the growing 
popularity of OHV use. The five OHV zones include Bulldog Canyon, The 
Rolls, Lower Sycamore, St. Clair, and Desert Vista. OHV permits will be 
sold through Recreation.gov and administered by the Tonto National 
Forest. Permits are required for all OHV operators (not passengers) and 
are proposed at $100 per year, $50 per month, and $10 per day.
    New fees would provide increased visitor opportunities as well as 
increased staffing to address operations and maintenance needs and 
enhance customer service. Once public involvement is complete, these 
new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee 
prior to a final decision and implementation.
    Permits will be available through www.recreation.gov or by calling 
1-877-444-6777. The reservation service charges a $6.00 fee for 
permits.

    Dated: March 23, 2022.
Sandra Watts,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2022-06465 Filed 3-25-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3411-15-P