What will Reclamation charge for the approved use of Reclamation land, facilities, or waterbodies?
In addition to an application fee of $100, Reclamation is required under Federal law to collect, in advance, adequate funds to cover all administrative review and processing costs associated with the use authorization application, including, but not limited to, environmental compliance, contract negotiation and preparation, construction, and, if necessary, those costs of monitoring of the use (administrative costs). After an initial review of your application, Reclamation will provide an initial estimate of administrative costs which you must pay for processing to continue.
Reclamation must also charge a use fee for the actual use of Reclamation land. The use fee is based on a valuation or by competitive bidding and is due when you sign and return the use authorization form.