[Federal Register: September 25, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 186)]
[Page 60251]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

National Wildlife Refuge System; National Wildlife Refuge System 
Centennial Commission Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting of National Wildlife Refuge Centennial 


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 
92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App1, section 10), notice is hereby 
given that the National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Commission 
will hold its second meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held September 24 and 25, 2002 in 
Washington, DC. The meeting will convene at 12 noon on September 24 and 
end at approximately 5:30 p.m., begin again at 8 a.m. on September 25 
and conclude at 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: The meeting is scheduled to be held at: Loew's L'Enfant 
Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Shaffer, 703-358-2035.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Centennial Commission was established by 
Title III, Section 303 of the Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement 
and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act of 2000 (H.R. 3671). 
The purpose of the Commission is to prepare, in cooperation with 
Federal, State, local, and nongovernmental partners, a plan to 
commemorate the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System 
beginning on March 14, 2003. They are also charged with planning a 
conference for the Centennial year.
    The meeting will be open to the public, however, facilities and 
space of accommodating members of the public are limited and persons 
will be accommodated on a first-come first-served basis.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Public Meeting

    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If 
you plan to attend and will need an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive 
listening device or materials in an alternate format), notify the 
contact person listed in this notice at least 2 weeks before the 
scheduled meeting date. We will make attempts to meet any request(s) 
received after that date, however, the requested auxiliary aid or 
service may not be available due to insufficient time.
    Anyone may file with the Commission a written statement concerning 
matters to be discussed. The Commission may also permit attendees to 
address the Commission but may restrict the length of the 
presentations, as necessary, to allow the Commission to complete its 
agenda within the allotted time.
    Interested persons may file written statements with the Commission 
prior to the business meeting. Written statements may be sent to the 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, attention: Centennial 
Commission Coordinator at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Further 
information regarding the meeting may be obtained from the Division of 
Visitor Services and Communications, National Wildlife Refuge System, 
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Telephone: 703-358-2035.
    Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
inspection approximately 6 weeks after the meeting in Room 600, 4401 N. 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203.

Matters to be Considered: Major topics for discussion during this 
meeting include:

Objectives of the meeting
Minutes of the last meeting
Addition and corrections to the agenda

1. Centennial Events and Plans
2. Conference Proposal
3. Funding opportunities and partnerships

Closing remarks (including summary of accomplishments of the meeting, 
date of next proposed meeting, assignment of tasks).

    The Commission will also discuss organizational and administrative 

    Dated: August 29, 2002.
Steve Williams,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 02-24283 Filed 9-24-02; 8:45 am]