A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Subject: FY 2002 Information for Agencies that Administer Federally Assisted Programs Subject to Executive Order 12250
This is a reminder for those agencies that administer federally assisted programs subject to Executive Order 12250, please find attached the Department of Justice's guidance for information and reporting requirements. You will note that the workload and performance data requirements remain unchanged. However, Justice has streamlined the reporting categories previously developed by OMB and the Civil Rights Division. DOJ has requested that each agency address separately its nondisability and disability related compliance activities to the extent possible.
As you know, this is an annual report required each January 31st. Please submit your responses to Melvin Fowler no later than January 24, 2002.
Distribution: All Bureau/Office Equal Opportunity Officers
Inquiries: Melvin Fowler - Office for Equal Opportunity, (202) 208-3455