[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 200 (Thursday, October 16, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53795-53796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-27407]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Extend Existing Concession Contracts and 
Permits

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Act of October 9, 1965 (79 Stat. 969; 16 
U.S.C. 20 et seq.), notice is hereby given that the National Park 
Service intends to extend the following concession contracts and 
permits. These extensions are necessary to allow the continuation of 
public services during the completion of the planning for the parks. 
The current concessioners have performed their obligations to the 
satisfaction of the Secretary and retain their rights of preference 
under this administrative action of extending the existing contracts 
and permits.
    The following concession contracts and permits will be extended for 
a period of one year through December 31, 1998: Jackson Hole Ski 
Corporation, LP-GRTE-024-90; Rendezvous Ski Tours, LP-GRTE025-90; 
Triangle X Ranch, CC-GRTE004--78; Triangle X Ranch, GRTE051-91; The 
National Outdoor Leadership School, LP-GRTE047-90; Spring Creek Ranch, 
LP-GRTE032-90; Greater Yellowstone Expeditions, LP-GRTE044-91; 
Samaritan Health System, CP-GLCA021-94; Silver Peaks Enterprises, Inc., 
CP-ROMO004-94.
    The following concession contracts and permits will be extended for 
a period of two years through December 31, 1999: Wilderness River 
Adventures, Inc., CC-GLCA001-93; Edward Desrosier DBA Sun Tours, CP-
GLAC010-94; Horseshoe Bend Marina, CP-BICA003-94; Rim House, CP-
BLCA001-94; Lucon Corporation, CP-BICA007-94.
    The following concession contracts and permits will be extended for 
a period of three years through December 31, 2000: Verkamps, Inc., CC-
GRCA005-88; Grand Canyon Trail Rides, Inc., CC-GRCA004-88.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These concession contracts and permits will 
expire on or before December 31, 1997, unless extended. The National 
Park Service will not renew these contracts and permits for an extended 
period until planning can be conducted to determine the future 
direction for concession services at these parks. The necessary 
planning processes are expected to begin shortly and will affect the 
future of these concessions. The planning processes are expected to 
take one, two, or three years to complete. Until the planning processes 
are completed, it will not be in the best interest of the National Park 
Service to enter into long term concession contracts and permits. For 
these reasons, it is the intention of the National Park Service to 
extend the current contracts and permits for a period of one, two, or 
three years beginning on or before January 1, 1998.
    Information about this notice can be sought from: Chief, 
Concessions Management, Intermountain Region, Attention: Judy Jennings, 
National Park Service, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, P.O. Box 25287, 
Denver, Colorado 80225-0287, e-mail 
rmsoX[email protected], or call: (303) 969-2661.


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    Dated: October 2, 1997.
John E. Crowley,
Acting Director, Intermountain Region.
[FR Doc. 97-27407 Filed 10-15-97; 8:45 am]
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