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    Subject Term: "Federal user fees"

    1 publication with a total of 1 open recommendation
    Director: Anne-Marie Fennell
    Phone: (202) 512-3841

    1 open recommendations
    Recommendation: To help improve its management of recreation fees, the Secretary of the Interior should direct the Director of the Park Service to revise its guidance on recreation fees so that the agency periodically reviews its entrance fees to determine whether the fees are reasonable.

    Agency: Department of the Interior
    Status: Open

    Comments: In its initial response to our published report, the Park Service stated that it plans to revise Reference Manual 22A: Recreation Fee Collection (RM22A). This revision will include a requirement to reevaluate the entrance fee pricing structure every 3 years. The Park Service last reviewed and updated the fee schedule in August 2014. As of November 2017, the Park Service informed GAO that it has updated the guidance on its internal website to indicate the fee schedule be reviewed every 3 years. However, the agency has not yet finalized its guidance document. An official said the agency estimates the guidance document will be finalized sometime in 2018. We will continue to monitor agency progress in implementing this recommendation.