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National Capital Memorial Commission; Notice of Public Meeting

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Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the National Capital Memorial Commission (the Commission) will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 5th and F Streets, NW., Washington, DC.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss currently authorized and proposed memorials in the District of Columbia and environs.

In addition to discussing general matters and routine business, the Commission will review:

(a) S. 1921 and H.R. 3292, bills to authorize the placement, within the site of the Vietnam Veterans memorial, of a plaque to honor Vietnam veterans who died after their service in the Vietnam war, but as a direct result of that service.

(b) H.R. 2879, a bill to provide for the placement at the Lincoln Memorial of a plaque commemorating the speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., known as the “I have Dream” speech.

The Commission will also continue deliberations of its review of the Commemorative Works Act of 1986. This review was requested by the Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation, and Recreation, United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The Commission's review is in conjunction with the National Capital Planning Commission/National Capital Memorial Commission/Commission of Fine Arts Joint Task Force on Memorials which convened to coordinate the evaluation of the Act.

The Commission was established by Public Law 99-652, the Commemorative Works Act, to advise the Secretary and the Administrator, General Services Administration, (the Administrator) on policy and procedures for establishment of (and proposals to establish) commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs, as well as such other matters as it may deem appropriate concerning commemorative works.

The Commission examines each memorial proposal for conformance to the Commemorative Works Act, and makes recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator and to Members and Committees of Congress. The Commission also serves as a source of information for persons seeking to establish memorials in Washington, DC., and its environs.

The members of the Commission are as follows:

Director, National Park Service

Chairman, National Capital Planning Commission

Architect of the Capitol

Chairman, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Mayor of the District of Columbia

Administrator, General Services Administration

Secretary of Defense

The meeting will be open to the public. Any person may file with the Commission a written statement concerning the matters to be discussed. Persons who wish to file a written statement or testify at the meeting or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Ms. Nancy Young, Executive Secretary to the Commission, at (202) 619-7097.

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Dated: February 14, 2000.

Terry R. Carlstrom,

Regional Director, National Capital Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-4053 Filed 2-18-00; 8:45 am]