[Federal Register: May 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 99)]
[Page 29531-29532]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2008-N0124]; [94300-1122-0000-Z2]

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of 
Public Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a 
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) workshop, on 
June 18, 2008. The workshop is open to the public. The workshop agenda 
will include the discussion and clarification of objectives to guide 
the Committee in its development of recommendations to the Secretary of 
the Interior.

DATES: The meeting will take place on June 18, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: USFWS Mountain-Prairie Regional Office, 134 Union Blvd., 
Lakewood, Colorado 80228. For more information, see ``Meeting Location 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel London, Division of Habitat and 
Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of 
the Interior, (703) 358-2161.



    On March 13, 2007, the Department of the Interior (Interior) 
published a notice of establishment of the Committee and call for 
nominations in the Federal Register (72 FR 11373). The Committee's 
purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of 
the Interior (Secretary) on developing effective measures to avoid or 
minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based 
wind energy facilities. The Committee is expected to exist for 2 years. 
Its continuation is subject to biennial renewal. The Committee will 
meet approximately four times per year. All Committee members serve 
without compensation. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (5

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U.S.C. App.), a copy of the Committee's charter has been filed with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration; 
Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate; Committee on 
Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives; and the Library of 
Congress. The Secretary appointed 22 individuals to the Committee on 
October 24, 2007, representing the varied interests associated with 
wind energy development and its potential impacts to wildlife species 
and their habitats. The USFWS has held Committee meetings in February 
and April 2008. All Committee meetings are open to the public. The 
public will have an opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings.

Meeting Location Information

    Please note that the USFWS Mountain-Prairie Regional Office is 
accessible to wheelchair users. If you require additional 
accommodations, please notify us by June 11, 2008.
    If you plan on attending the meeting, please register at http://
committee.html by June 11, 2008. While this meeting is open to the 
public, seating is limited due to room capacity. We will give 
preference to registrants based on date and time of registration. There 
will be standing room available if seats are filled.

    Dated: May 8, 2008.
David J. Stout,
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-11347 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]