Pursuant to the National Park Service Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, notice is hereby given that the National Park Service intends to issue a temporary concession contract authorizing continued operation of food and beverage, overnight lodging and merchandise services to the public within Oregon Caves National Monument. The temporary concession contract will be for a term of not more than one year. This short-term concession contract is necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services while the National Park Service finalizes the development of the Prospectus to be issued for a long-term concession contract. This short-term contract will be for a one seasonal operating period ending November 30, 2001. This notice is in pursuant to 36 CFR Part 51, Section 51.24(a).End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The concession contract at Oregon Caves National Monument expired on December 31, 2001. The operation is seasonal and operates primarily from mid-May through mid-September and provides visitors with lodging, food and beverage and merchandises services. Oregon Caves National Monument is near completion of a Prospectus for the solicitation of a long-term concession contract that meets the requirements of the park's General Management Plan regarding commercial services offered to the public. The short-term concession contract will allow for this action to take place without a long-term delay in service to the public.
Information about this place can be sought from: National Park Service, Chief, Concession Program Management Office, Pacific West Region, Attn: Mr. Tony Sisto, 600 Harrison Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94107-1372, or call (415) 427-1366.Start Signature
Dated: January 22, 2001.
John J. Reynolds,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. 01-10404 Filed 4-25-01; 8:45 am]
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