A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Inherently governmental function, as defined in section 5 of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act, Public Law 105-270, means a function that is so intimately related to the public interest as to require performance by Federal Government employees.
Closely Associated to an Inherently Governmental Function: A function that does not fall under the definition of inherently governmental, but the approaches being in that category because of the nature of the function and the risk that performance may impinge on Federal officials' performance of an inherently governmental function Agencies must give special consideration to using Federal employees to perform these functions.
Critical Function: A function that is "necessary to the agency being able to effectively perform and maintain control of its mission and operations."
Reason Codes: There are currently five allowable reason codes:
The commercial activity is not appropriate for private sector performance pursuant to a written determination.
The commercial activity is suitable for a streamlined or standard competition.
The commercial activity is pending an agency approved restructuring decision (e.g., closure, realignment).
The commercial activity is performed by government personnel due to a statutory prohibition against private sector performance.