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ARC Updates 11-24-04

ARC Updates

Congress Replaces National Recreation Fee Demonstration Program

Park Service Announces Temporary Winter Use Plans Finding of No Significant Impact Approved

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Congress Replaces National Recreation Fee Demonstration Program

The National Recreation Fee Demonstration Program,created in 1996 as a three-year experiment, will soon be replaced by a newrecreation fee program covering five federal agencies and providing a ten-year fee authorization. The new Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, created under Section J of HR 4818, the omnibus appropriations measure for Fiscal Year 2005, is based upon legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Ralph Regula (OH-16) and amended and approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources. Mr. Regula played a central role in the development of the fee demo program and its extension as the Congress sought to craft long-term recreation fee policy. The new federal recreation fee program enjoys support from most recreation and tourism interests, largely because the required retention of at least 80% of collected fees at local sites should result in improved visitor experiences. Click here, for more key provisions.

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Park Service Announces Temporary Winter Use Plans Finding of No Significant Impact Approved

The National Park Service approved winter use plans for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway that provides visitors with a range of winter recreational opportunities for a three-year period while protecting park resources. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Temporary Winter Use Plans Environment Assessment ensures that park resources are protected and allows for the use of snowmobiles and snowcoaches in the parks on roads that automobiles use in the summer. For more information, click here.

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Businesses try to promote fitness, healthy eating in workplace

Businesses try to promote fitness, healthy eating in workplace

by Robyn Shelton

The Orlando Sentinel

MOTOROLA BUILT its employees a fitness center where they can lift weights and run on treadmills. Florida Power & Light revamped its cafeteria menus to include meals that are less than 400 calories. Anheuser-Busch raffled away a $5,000 vacation for people who got certain health checks.

Pointing to these efforts, health officials Wednesday called for more businesses to take part in the fight against obesity. They said a worker's extra pounds contribute to numerous medical problems as well as the company's fiscal health.

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Summer 2003: Sample Byways Earmarking Letter to Congress

Sample Scenic Byways Earmarking Letters to Congress


Summer and Fall 2003

Below are three letters written by various organizations in the Summer of 2003 to urge the House of Representatives not Earmark funds for the Scenic Byways.

Boating Trades Association of Texas

Michael T. Marks, Executive Director
Boating Trades Association of Texas
823 Congress Avenue, Suite 230
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: 512-479-0425
Fax: 512-495-9031
www.btatx.com

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