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Notice of Proposed Fee Changes; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)

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Malheur National Forest, USDA Forest Service.


Notice of Proposed Fee Changes.


The Malheur National Forest is planning to increase fees at numerous campgrounds as well as begin charging fees at other campgrounds. Funds from fees collected will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of fee campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest.


Fees will be charged beginning on: May 28, 2007.


Forest Supervisor, Malheur National Forest, 431 Patterson Bridge Road, John Day, OR 97845.

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Jennifer Harris, Recreation Fee Coordinator, 541-575-3008.

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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. These new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation.

The Malheur National Forest currently has 35 campgrounds. Of these 35 campgrounds, the Malheur National Forest is proposing modest increases in fees at 15 sites where fees are currently charged and to begin charging fees at 8 additional sites. A market analysis indicates that the proposed increases and fees are both reasonable and acceptable for this sort of recreation experience. The following is being proposed:

Proposed Increases:
Parish Cabin CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Starr CampgroundIncrease fee to $6.
Delintment Lake CampgroundIncrease fee to $10.
Emigrant CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Falls CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Idlewild CampgroundIncrease fee to $10.
Joaquin Miller CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Yellowjacket CampgroundIncrease fee to $10.
Deerhorn Forest CampIncrease fee to $8.
Dixie CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Magone Lake CampgroundIncrease fee to $13.
Middle Fork CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Big Creek CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Strawberry CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Trout Farm CampgroundIncrease fee to $8.
Proposed Charging Fees:
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Wickiup CampgroundCharge fee of $8.
Buck Spring CampgroundCharge fee of $6.
Rock Springs CampgroundCharge fee of $6.
Tamarack Forest CampCharge fee of $6.
Tip Top CampgroundCharge fee of $6.
Lower Camp Creek Forest CampCharge fee of $6.
Murray CampgroundCharge fee of $8.
Slide Horse CampCharge fee of $8.
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Dated: November 29, 2006.

Gary “Stan” Benes,

Malheur National Forest Supervisor.

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[FR Doc. 06-9520 Filed 12-4-06; 8:45 am]