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 5 months. 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 October 31, 2002. This notice is in pursuant to 36 CFR Part 51, Section 51.24(a).End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The previous concession contract at Oregon Caves National Monument expired on September 30, 2001. The operation is seasonal and operates primarily from mid-May through mid-September and provides visitors with lodging, food and beverage and merchandise services. The National Park Service will be issuing a Prospectus for the solicitation of a long-term concession contract to provide commercial services within the park to the visiting public. The short-term concession contract will allow for the continuation of commercial services during this interim and avoid unnecessary interruption of visitor services.
Information about this notice can be sought from: National Park Service, Chief, Concession Program Management Office, Pacific West Region, Attn: Mr. Tony Sisto, 1111 Jackson Street, Oakland, California 94607, or call (510) 817-1366.Start Signature
Dated: June 6, 2002.
Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. 02-18291 Filed 7-18-02; 8:45 am]
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