[Federal Register: January 7, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 4)]
[Page 743]
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Office of the Secretary

Establishment of the Battle of Midway National Memorial Planning 

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of establishment.


SUMMARY: We are publishing this notice in accordance with section 9a of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463). Following 
consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 
the Interior hereby establishes the Battle of Midway National Memorial 
Advisory Committee. The Committee will develop a strategy for a public 
dedication of the memorial, identify and plan for appropriate exhibits 
to commemorate this important event, and offer recommendations on 
improving visitor services on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

DATES: On January 22, 2002, we will file a copy of the charter with the 
Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate; 
Committee on Resources, House of Representatives; General Services 
Administration; and Library of Congress.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to Barbara Maxfield, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 50617, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96850-5167, phone 
number (808) 541-1201.

Wildlife Service, (808) 541-1201.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will provide advice to the 
Secretary of the Interior through the Director, Fish and Wildlife 
Service on the management of the Battle of Midway National Memorial. 
The FY 2000 Interior Appropriations bill directed us to designate the 
Battle of Midway National Memorial on the Midway Atoll National 
Wildlife Refuge to commemorate the pivotal World War II Battle of 
Midway. The appropriations language also directed that we consult on a 
regular basis with other agencies and organizations on the management 
of the national memorial.
    The Committee will be comprised of representatives from the Fish 
and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Naval Historical Center, 
International Midway Memorial Foundation, Inc., Midway-Phoenix 
Corporation, Sixth Defense Battalion, the National Wildlife Refuge 
Association, Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, National 
Trust for Historic Preservation, and a member of the Battle of Midway 
veterans' community. These agencies, organizations, and the veteran 
have demonstrated an interest and expertise in commemorating and 
preserving historical features associated with the Battle of Midway and 
reflect a balanced, cross-sectional representation of public and 
private sector organizations.
    The Committee will function solely as an advisory body and in 
compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    The Certification for establishment of the committee is published 


    I hereby certify that the Battle of Midway National Memorial 
Planning Committee is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of 
the Interior by the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2000, the 
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and the 
National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997. The Committee 
will assist the Fish and Wildlife Service by providing advice and 
developing recommendations for the long-term management and 
interpretation of the Battle of Midway National Memorial.

    Dated: October 11, 2001.
Gale A. Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 02-293 Filed 1-4-02; 8:45 am]