[Federal Register: May 23, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 100)]
[Page 36212-36213]
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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 RefugeSystem Centennial Commission 
will hold its second meeting.

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

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of next proposed meeting, assignment of tasks). The Commission will 
also discuss organizational and administrative needs.

DATES: The meeting will be held June 18 and 19, 2002 in Washington, DC. 
The meeting will convene at 12 noon on June 18 and end at approximately 
4:30 p.m., begin again at 9 a.m. on the June 19 and conclude at 12 

ADDRESSES: The meeting is scheduled to be held at : The Melrose Hotel, 
2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20037.

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

    Dated: May 8, 2002.
Steve Williams,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 02-12955 Filed 5-22-02; 8:45 am]