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Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts and Intent To Award Temporary Concession Contracts

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National Park Service, Interior.


Public notice.


The National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it proposes to extend the expiring concession contracts listed in the tables below for the period specified, or until the effective date of a new contract, whichever occurs sooner. The National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it intends to award two temporary concession contracts as described below.


The extension commences on January 1, 2018.

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Brian Borda, Program Chief, Commercial Services Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 2410, Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: 202-513-7156.

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All of the concession contracts listed in the first two tables below will expire by their terms on or before December 31, 2018. The National Park Service has determined the proposed extensions and temporary contracts are necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services and has taken all reasonable and appropriate steps to consider alternatives to avoid such interruption. The publication of this notice merely reflects the intent of the National Park Service and does not bind the National Park Service to extend or award any of the contracts listed below.

The information in the first table shows concession contracts extended until December 31, 2018, or until the effective date of a new concession contract, whichever occurs first. The information in the second table shows concession contracts extended until the specific date shown in that table, or until the effective date of a new concession contract, whichever occurs first. Under the provisions of current concession contracts, the National Park Service authorizes extension of visitor services for the contracts below under the terms and conditions of the current contract (as amended if applicable). The extension of operations does not affect any rights with respect to selection for award of a new concession contract.

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Table 1—Concession Contracts Extended Until December 31, 2018, or Until the Effective Date of a New Contract

Park unitCONCIDConcessioner
Bandelier NMBAND001-06Pajarito Plateau Trading Co. LLC.
Buffalo NRBUFF001-06Buffalo Point Concession.
Buck Island Reef NMBUIS006-06Teroro II, Inc.
Buck Island Reef NMBUIS008-06Llewellyn's Charters, Inc.
Buck Island Reef NMBUIS014-06Michael Klein.
Buck Island Reef NMBUIS015-07Mile Mark, Inc.
Buck Island Reef NMBUIS019-06Dragon Fly.
Cabrillo NMCABR001-06Cabrillo National Monument Foundation.
Canyonlands NPCANY031-07Holiday River Expeditions, Inc.
Canyonlands NPCANY032-07Escape Adventures, Inc.
Canyonlands NPCANY033-07Mike & Maggie Adventures, LLC.
Canyonlands NPCANY034-07Rim Tours, Inc.
Canyonlands NPCANY035-07Western Spirit Cycling, Inc.
Carlsbad Caverns NPCAVE001-08Carlsbad Caverns Trading, LLC.
Craters of the Moon NM&PCRMO001-06Craters of the Moon Natural History Ass'n.
Denali NP&PDENA013-07Denali Nat'l Park Wilderness Centers LTD.
Denali NP&PDENA015-07Doyon, Limited.
Denali NP&PDENA016-07Alaskan Park Properties, Inc.
Denali NP&PDENA024-07Sheldon Air Service LLC.
Denali NP&PDENA025-07Rust's Air Service, Inc.
Denali NP&PDENA028-07Fly Denali, Inc.
Denali NP&PDENA029-07Talkeetna Air Taxi, Inc.
Death Valley NPDEVA004-06Death Valley Natural History Association.
Eisenhower NHSEISE001-07Gettysburg Tours, Inc.
George Washington M PkwyGWMP003-13Belle Haven Marina, Inc.
Glacier NPGLAC006-07Glacier Guides, Inc.
Golden Gate NRAGOGA007-06Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Golden Gate NRAGOGA010-98The Peanut Wagon.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA002-08Grand Canyon North Rim, LLC.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA006-08AzRA Acquisition, LLC.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA007-08Arizona River Runners, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA010-08Canyoneers, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA011-08Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA015-08Grand Canyon Expeditions Company, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA016-08Canyon Expeditions, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA017-08Grand Canyon Whitewater, LLC.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA018-08Hatch River Expeditions, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA020-08Arizona Raft Adventures, LLC.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA021-08O.A.R.S. Grand Canyon, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA022-08Outdoors Unlimited River Trips.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA024-08ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Services, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA025-08Tour West, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA026-08Western River Expeditions, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA028-08Canyon Explorations, Inc.
Grand Canyon NPGRCA029-08GCD Acquisition, LLC.
Great Smoky Mountain NPGRSM006-07Smoky Mountain Stables, Inc.
Hawai'i Volcanoes NPHAVO002-06Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, Ltd.
Isle Royale NPISRO007-08Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line, Inc.
Joshua Tree NPJOTR001-06Joshua Tree National Park Association.
Lava Beds NMLABE001-06Lava Beds Natural History Association.
Little Bighorn Battlefield NMLIBI003-06Crow Tribe of Indians.
Oregon Caves NM&PORCA002-06Oregon Caves Natural History Association.
Point Reyes NSPORE004-06Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
Pacific West Reg. OfficePWRO001-06Western National Parks Association.
Rocky Mountain NPROMO002-02Hi Country Stables, Inc.
Sleeping Bear Dunes NLSLBE005-08Manitou Island Transit, Inc.
WW II Valor in the Pacific NMUSAR002-06Arizona Memorial Museum Association.
Yellowstone NPYELL004-08Yellowstone Park Service Stations, Inc.

Table 2—Concession Contracts Extended as Indicated or Until the Effective Date of a New Contract

Park unitCONCIDConcessionerExtension date
Big Bend NPBIBE002-08Big Bend Resorts, IncJune 30, 2019.
Golden Gate NRAGOGA001-06Alcatraz Cruises, LLCMay 8, 2019.
Golden Gate NRAGOGA004-08The Siren CorpFebruary 28, 2019.
Lake Roosevelt NRALARO004-07Lake Roosevelt Vacations, IncApril 30, 2019.
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Point Reyes NSPORE005-08Steward Ranch, LLCMarch 31, 2019.

Table 3—Temporary Concession Contracts

Park unitCONCIDServicesEffective date
Virgin Islands NPVIIS008Charter Diving, Charter Snorkeling, Charter SailingApril 13, 2018.
Yellowstone NPYELL002Retail, Food and Beverage, GroceriesJanuary 1, 2019.
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Teresa Austin,

Associate Director, Business Services.

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[FR Doc. 2018-04028 Filed 2-27-18; 8:45 am]