[Federal Register: December 19, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 243)]
[Page 75935]
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Forest Service


National Park Service

Fish and Wildlife Service

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Reclamation

Notice of Availability--America the Beautiful--The National Parks 
and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, Federal Lands Recreation 
Enhancement Act, Public Law 108-447, Div. J, Title VII

AGENCY: USDA Forest Service; U.S. Department of the Interior, National 
Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and 
Bureau of Reclamation, Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability--America the Beautiful--The National 
Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.


SUMMARY: Section 5 paragraph 3 of the Federal Lands Recreation 
Enhancement Act (REA) of December 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6804(a)(3)) requires 
that the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture publish a notice in 
the Federal Register when the ``America the Beautiful--the National 
Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass'' is first established and 
available for purchase.
    The new pass program was created in response to requirements of the 
REA. The new pass replaces the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and the Golden 
Access Passports, as well as the National Parks Pass, which currently 
support recreation opportunities on public lands managed by the United 
States Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation.
    Sales of the new pass are scheduled to begin in January 2007. The 
new pass will be sold at Federal recreation sites that charge entrance 
and standard amenity fees. The pass will also be available through 
links on government Web sites including creation.gov and through select 
third-party vendors.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the 
availability, price, and use of the new pass, after January 1, 2007 
please visit http://www.recreation.gov or call 1-888-AskUSGS (1-888-

275-8747), option 1.

    Dated: November 22, 2006.
Thomas Weimer,
U.S. Department of the Interior, Assistant Secretary--Policy, 
Management and Budget.
    Dated: December 12, 2006.
Dave Tenney,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Deputy Under Secretary for Forestry, 
Natural Resources and Environment.
[FR Doc. 06-9767 Filed 12-18-06; 8:45 am]