Applying for a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Permit

Alsek River rafting
River Rafting down the Tatshenshini/Alsek River

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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.

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.

 
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:

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 Application Forms

CUA Application (Form 10-550)

CUA Amendment Form*
Application to add a new activity to an existing CUA

*This form is being updated. Please email if you need a copy before our 508 accessabilty compliance work is complete. Thank you.
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.

Activity Reporting Forms
Required for all CUA Holders. Submit reports via email to glba_concessions@nps.gov. Sportfishing Reports are due the 5th of each month for the prior month. All other reports are due by November 15th.

Glacier Bay Activity / Sportfishing Report*
Glacier Bay Alsek-Tat Rivers Rafting Report*
Glacier Bay Ferry Service Report*
Glacier Bay Air Taxi Service Report*
Glacier Bay Guiding Activity Report*

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These forms are being updated. Please email if you need a copy before our 508 compliance work is complete. Thank you.
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

Alsek River Rafting Fees should be paid online thru pay.gov. Please email fee payment receipts to glba_concessions@nps.gov.
CUAs-Frequently Asked Questions
This Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) handbook provides details like important dates in the application process, frequently asked questions, and more.
CUA Application Checklist
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 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: October 16, 2018

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826

Phone:

(907) 697-2230

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