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COVID-19: Reviewing Existing Policies Could Help Selected Agencies Better Prepare for Dedicated User Fee Revenue Fluctuations

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National Park Service The Director of the National Park Service should document and implement plans to periodically review the agency's target rate for recreation fee carryover balances at individual park units. (Recommendation 2)

The Department of the Interior concurred with our recommendation. In March 2022, NPS provided a copy of its expenditure policy, which the agency had updated in December 2021. In response to our recommendation, NPS included a section in the expenditure policy stating that the Recreation Fee Program Office would evaluate the agency's 35 percent carryover target to assess whether that target was necessary to achieve the program's goals or if the target could be modified to create a more effective program. NPS officials further stated that they would conduct annual assessments of which parks did

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