IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AIR CHARTER OPERATIONS
Because Burning Man occurs on Bureau of Land Management property, all charter operations will need to obtain a permit from the BLM prior to arriving on the playa. This may take some time to obtain so it’s critical that this process be started as soon as possible.
Vendor permits are temporary, short-term, nonexclusive, revocable authorizations to sell goods or services on public lands in conjunctions with a recreation activity. They are issued as a means to control visitor use, protect recreational and natural resources, and provide for the health and safety of the visiting public. These uses require a minimum SRP fee of $100, as well as a vendor use fee of three percent (3%) of adjusted gross revenues (calculated using gross receipts of onsite sales associated with the permitted activity). Thus, the permittee would pay the minimum use fee (e.g. $100) plus any fees due in excess of the minimum fee (e.g. 3% of adjusted gross revenues in excess of the $100 threshold).
The following are the minimum required information for obtaining a Special Recreation Permit to operate vending operations/services on BLM managed public lands:
1. Special Recreation Permit Application 2930-1 (see link below). This standard application must be completed for all new permit requests.
2. Annual Operating Plan (see attached). Note: Some items may be “not-applicable” to your proposed activity.
3. Proof of Insurance: All permitted uses are required to carry liability insurance that provides coverage for the activities identified in the annual operating plan. The BLM must be listed as additionally insured on the insurance certificate or supplement.
4. To support the application, a complete list of all the goods and/or services to be sold must be provided.
For more information regarding the SRP application process, please visit our website at the link provided below: