Input sought on management of Aravaipa Canyon recreational permits
8. Proposed Modifications to Recreation Fee Management of Aravaipa Canyon Recreation Permits Program
The proposed action is to transfer the issuing of permits from Arizona Recreation Online Permit System (AROLPS) and the Safford Field Office to http://www.recreation.gov. Recreation.gov offers 24/7 access to the online permitting system as well as a call center that is open 12 hours a day from November 1st to February 28th and 14 hours a day from March 1st to October 31st. They will also offer more flexibility in terms of cancellations and refunds for the permits. All permit fees will be fully refundable as long as the permit is cancelled at least two weeks prior to the permitted entry date. The Recreation.gov website will have a different look but the current allocation of permits and fee structure will remain the same. Permits will continue to be available 13 weeks in advance and the current allocation of 50 people a day, 30 people from the west side, 20 from the east side and $5.00 per person per day fee will continue. However, Recreation.gov will charge a one-time transaction fee of $6.00 in addition to the permit fee. The transaction fee pays the contract for the maintenance and operation of the online services
Comments are being accepted through December 4, and can be mailed to the Safford Field Office or e-mailed to BLM_AZ_AravaipaBP_c ... .gov .
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