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Applications Available Online for Qualified Businesses to Apply to Provide Guided Technical Scuba Diving Services for the B-29 Site 17-07

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Date: April 16, 2007
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947

The National Park Service announces the availability of a limited number (2) of Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) for a trial period of guided technical scuba diving at the B-29 site in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

This commercial service will consist of guided technical scuba diving in and around the Overton B-29 Site, where the remains of a downed World War II vintage B-29 bomber are located. This site has been determined eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places. This commercial service will be authorized for a six-month trial period during which time the Park will assess the effectiveness of the permit holders to preserve and properly manage the B-29 site. The number of dives and divers will be limited. During this trial period, the Park may make appropriate adjustments to the guided dive service. These adjustments could include: the right to halt, temporarily suspend, and/or increase or decrease the carrying capacity of this service to address impacts on the Overton B-29 Site.

The number of CUAs available for this commercial service is being limited to two (2) permittees for this trial period. The application and additional information for interested parties may be found on the Federal Business Opportunities website:

http://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/NPS/APC-IS/DOI%2DSNOTE%2D070415%2D001/Synopsis.html

Application forms and additional CUA information and requirements may also be obtained on the Lake Mead National Recreation Area website at www.nps.gov/lame (see B-29 Guided Technical Diving CUA Application quicklink on the front page), or by contacting: Heidie Grigg, CUA Program Manager, (702) 293-8923, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Concession Management Division, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada 89005.

The National Park Service will accept only one application per individual, company or other legally recognized entity for a CUA for this specific category of commercial services. To be considered, an application must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, May 18, 2007 (see application for details and address)

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