[Federal Register: July 10, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 133)]
[Page 39714-39715]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2008-N0174; 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) meeting, on July 
23-24, 2008. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda will 
include reports from the Subcommittees on Existing Guidelines, Legal, 
Landscape Habitat (Mapping), Science Tools and Procedures, and Other 
Models/Uncertainty; and briefings from

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Service regional offices on wind/wildlife issues.

DATES: The meeting will take place on July 23-24, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m.

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 
and meet approximately four times per year. Its continuation is subject 
to biennial renewal. 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 
habitats. The USFWS has held Committee meetings in February, April, and 
June of 2008. All Committee meetings are open to the public. The public 
has an opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings.

Meeting Location Information

    Please note that the South Main Interior auditorium is accessible 
to wheelchair users. If you require additional accommodations, please 
notify us by July 16, 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 July 16, 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 July 16, 2008; 
however, 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 all seats are filled.

    Dated: July 26, 2008.
Rachel London,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory 
 [FR Doc. E8-15665 Filed 7-9-08; 8:45 am]