Recreation Fees: Agencies Can Better Implement the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and Account for Fee Revenues Page: 4 of 118
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Appendix VII: Comments from the Forest Service 103
GAO Comments 109
Appendix VIII: GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 111
Tables Table 1: Primary Differences between Fee Demo and REA 4
Table 2: Description of America the Beautiful-the National Parks
and Federal Recreational Lands Pass 18
Table 3: Agency Fee Revenue Expenditure Guidance 40
Table 4: Distribution of Recreation Fee Revenues to Central or
Regional Funds 52
Table 5: Fiscal Year 2005 Recreation Fee Revenue, Obligations, and
Unobligated Balances 53
Table 6: BLM, NPS, FWS Units, and FS Forests with Unobligated
Balances at End of Fiscal Year 2005 and Those with
Unobligated Balances Greater Than Revenues Collected
Table 7: 10 Largest Unobligated Balances of Recreation Fee
Revenue Among All Units and Forests 55
Table 8: Agency Reasons for Their Unobligated Balance of
Recreation Fee Revenues 56
Table 9: NPS Unit Recreation Fee Projects Similar to Those
Previously Funded by General Appropriations, Such as the
Construction Account 60
Table 10: Estimated Response Rates by Agency and Overall 69
Table 11: Description of Small, Medium, and Large Units by
Table 12: Recreation Fee Units GAO Visited 71
Table 13: Number of Units Reporting Entrance Fees of Various
Categories, with the Overall Minimum and Maximum Fee
Table 14: Standard Amenity Fees Reported by BLM and FS under
REA Authority 75
Table 15: Amenities Available at BLM and FS Units Charging
Standard Amenity Fees 75
Table 16: Number of Units Charging a Fee under REA for the Various
Types of Activities, Amenities, or Services Provided 77
Table 17: Number of Units with a Campsite Fee and the Average and
Range of Fees Charged for Individual and Group
Table 18: Number of Units Offering Motor Boating for a Fee or That
Charge for the Use of a Boat Launch or Other Facilities 79
GAO-06-1016 Recreation Fees
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