Applying for a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Permit

Alsek River rafting
Guided river rafting on the Tatshenshini/Alsek River

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When applying for a new CUA or renewing a current CUA, please use the following links to access current application (instructions included), reporting forms, fee schedules, and additional Application Resourses:
CUA Application w/ instructions (form 10-550)
Application Period is November 1st through April 30th. A fully completed application package including insurance, fee payment, and other required documentation must be received or postmarked by the April 30th deadline.


CUA Reporting Forms:
Annual Financial Report (form 10-660)
Required for all CUA Holders. This form must be submitted by November 15th of each year.
Submit one form for all Alaska Park Units to e-mail us
Activity Reporting Forms
Required for all CUA Holders. This form must be submitted by November 15th of each year.
Depending on service, monthly activity reports may also be required.





2019 Glacier Bay Commercial Use Authorization Fee Schedule

Application Fee (Due with Application)
One Year CUA-$200
Two Year CUA-$300
Management Fee – (Due with Application)
One Year CUA-$100
Two Year CUA-$200
Monitoring Fee for Alsek River Rafting (Due Nov 15)
Greater of $1000 or $32 USD per person


Glacier Bay CUA Handbook
The Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Handbook provides details like important dates in the application process, frequently asked questions, and more.
2018 Insurance Requirements for CUAs in Glacier Bay
Pay.gov
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Training and Certification
State of Alaska Business Licensing
 

Businesses and individuals may not conduct commercial activities in the park without a valid CUA permit or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA. A CUA permit is required if you, as an individual, organization, or company, provide any goods, activities, services, agreements, or other function for members, clients, or the public that:

  • take place at least in part in Glacier Bay,
  • use park resources,
  • result in compensation, monetary gain, benefit, or profit.

There are two general types of commercial services that may be authorized by a CUA:

  1. In-park services. “In-park services” refers to an operation with annual gross receipts of not more than $25,000 from commercial services originating and provided solely within a park area.
  2. Out-of-park services. “Out-of-park “services” refers to the incidental use of park area resources by operations that provide commercial services originating and terminating outside of the park area (or within an inholding). A CUA of this type may not authorize solicitation of customers, sales, or payment for commercial services to take place within the park area; all of these activities must occur outside of the park area (or within an inholding). Unlike a CUA for in-park services, there is no cap on the annual gross receipts that may be generated by the authorized services under an out of-park CUA.

Applying for a Glacier Bay CUA Permit
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has adopted the same application period as the Alaska Regional Office (See NPS Memo for details). The application period for all Glacier Bay CUAs is November 1 to April 30. A fully completed application package including insurance, fee payment, and other required documentation must be received or postmarked by the April 30th deadline. Applications received or postmarked after April 30th will not be accepted. Rare exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances involved or if the application is to provide an approved service not currently offered by other commercial operators. Any request for a waiver based upon extenuating circumstances must be submitted in writing and approved by the park Superintendent.

Businesses applying for CUAs at other Alaska National Parks must continue to apply through the Alaska Regional Office.

Submit Glacier Bay CUA applications to e-mail us or via mail to:

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Commercial Services
P.O. Box 140
Gustavus, AK 99826


Last updated: August 13, 2018

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Gustavus, AK 99826

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