- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) - The public has more time to comment on a proposal to increase fees and change the way permits are doled out at a monument near the Arizona-Utah border.

The biggest draw at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a geologic feature known as The Wave.

Only 20 people are allowed to visit the richly colored upheaval each day. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to shift a walk-in lottery for 10 of the permits online and have visitors apply twice a year for the other 10 permits, instead of monthly.

The public comment period was supposed to end Monday but has been extended to Oct. 16.

The BLM says that will give people more time to study and review the details of the proposal that was released in mid-July.



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