[Federal Register: January 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 18)]
[Page 4911]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of 
Public Workshop on Wind Turbine-Wildlife Interactions and Public 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public workshop and meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will conduct 
a workshop on February 26-27, 2008, to provide background information 
on issues related to land-based wind energy facilities and their 
potential impact to wildlife and wildlife habitat. We will also host 
the first meeting of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee 
(Committee), on February 28, 2008. Both the workshop and the meeting 
are open to the public.

DATES: The workshop will take place February 26-27, 2008. The meeting 
will take place on February 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES: South Interior Auditorium, South Interior Building, 1951 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20240. For more information, 
see ``Public Workshop and Meeting Location Information'' under 

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 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 

Public Workshop and Meeting Location Information

    We will hold an open technical workshop preceding the Committee 
meeting. We intend the workshop to provide background information 
related to land-based wind energy development and its potential impacts 
to wildlife species and their habitat. The Committee will convene its 
first meeting following the workshop. The public will have an 
opportunity to comment at the technical workshop and all Committee 
    Please note that the South Main Interior auditorium is accessible 
to wheelchair users. If you require additional accommodations, please 
notify us by February 12, 2008.
    All persons planning to attend the meeting will be required to 
present photo identification when entering the building. Because of 
building security in the Department of the Interior, we recommend that 
persons planning to attend the workshop and/or meeting register at 
advisory--committee.html by February 12, 2008, to allow us sufficient 
time to provide the building security staff with a list of persons 
planning to attend. You may still attend if you register after February 
12, 2008; however, you will need to allow extra time to undergo 
security clearance before you can enter the auditorium. While this 
workshop 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 

David J. Stout,
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-1407 Filed 1-25-08; 8:45 am]