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DOI/NPS RIN: 1024-AE47 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Visitor Experience Improvements Authority Contracts  

This proposed rule would implement the Visitor Experience Improvements Authority given to the National Park Service by Congress in Title VII of the National Park Service Centennial Act. This authority allows the National Park Service to award and administer commercial services contracts and related professional services contracts for the operation and expansion of commercial visitor facilities and visitor services programs in units of the National Park System. This new authority does not apply to the provision of outfitter and guide services or to contracts that have preferential right of renewal.




Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 54 U.S.C. 101931 to 101938   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Authority expires.  12/01/2023 

Overall Description of Deadline: The Centennial Act states that the Visitor Experience Improvements Authority (VEIA) expires seven years after the enactment of the law (54 U.S.C.101938). If the authority is not implemented by then, it will expire absent a renewal of the authority by Congress.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kurt M. Rausch
Chief, Contract Management
Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1849 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 513-7207