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Secretary Norton To Announce
FY 2005 Interior Budget on Feb. 2


(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary Gale Norton will provide an overview of the Administration's proposed FY 2005 budget for the Department of the Interior at a 1 p.m. briefing in the auditorium of the Main Interior Building on Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

The Secretary's remarks will precede a presentation by Assistant Secretary Lynn Scarlett. A question-and-answer session will follow. Bureau representatives will then be available to answer more detailed questions. The conference will be broadcast live by satellite. Close circuit captioning will be provided.

News media representatives should enter the C Street side of the Main Interior Building, present identification, and sign in at the media information desk to receive budget briefing material. Those who need to set up equipment should arrive early.

Who: Interior Secretary Gale Norton; Assistant Secretary Lynn Scarlett.

What: News Conference on FY 2005 Budget for the Interior Department.

When: Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 at 1 p.m. EST.

Where: Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20240.

Open To: News Media, Nongovernmental Organizations, Stakeholders, the Public.Downlink: Satellite: Galaxy 3 (C Band); Transponder: 8; Downlink Frequency: 3840 Horizontal; Audio Frequency: 6.2-6.8; Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST -- Live Test Period; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST -- Live News Conference. Close circuit captioning will be provided. Inquiries to Barbara Payne, 202-273-3147 or 202-208-5779.


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