Government agency drops whitewater insurance requirements
We reported in our prior blog posting, New National Parks Outfitters & Guides Requirements , that the U.S. National Parks Service increased the General Liability insurance limit requirements for rafting companies in Grand Teton National Park from $500,000 to $5 million. However, due to an outcry from industry participants, the National Parks Service later backed off this position and dropped the required limits to $2 million.
Now, a similar outcry from small outfitters, guides and insurance experts has caused the National Parks Service to suspend its plans to increase the aggregate liability insurance limit to $5 million for whitewater boating outfitters in Dinosaur National Monument. It also backed off the requirement to carry pollution coverage. In protest, Whitewater outfitters and guides claimed that the higher limits would raise premiums by 60 to 80% and that pollution coverage was not warranted.