[Federal Register: February 25, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 37)]
[Page 8555]
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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 first meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held March 12, 13, 2002, in Washington, DC. 
The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. ending each day at approximately 
4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting is scheduled to be held at: The American 
Geophysical Union Building, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 

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 make oral/written presentations to the 
Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Make 
requests 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: 
    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
    Addition and corrections to the agenda
    1. Introduction to the National Wildlife Refuge System
    2. Commission--Purpose, Objectives, Rules, Staffing, Budget, Other 
    3. Centennial Events and Plans
    4. Conference Proposal
    5. 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 needs.

    Dated: February 19, 2002.
Steve Williams,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 02-4536 Filed 2-22-02; 8:45 am]