[Federal Register: April 7, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 67)]
[Page 18806]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

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 
the second meeting of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee 
(Committee), on April 23-24, 2008. The meeting is open to the public. 
The agenda will include the review and approval of Committee 
groundrules; reports from the Subcommittees on: Existing Guidelines, 
Guiding Principles, Legal, Landscape Habitat (Mapping), and Other 
Models/Uncertainty; and briefings from Service regional offices on 
wind/wildlife issues.

DATES: The meeting will take place on April 23-24, 2008. On April 23, 
the meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On April 24, the 
meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Following the adjourning 
of the Committee on April 24th, an administrative training will be held 
for Committee members only.

ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn Arlington, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203. For more information, see ``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 
habitats. The USFWS hosted a technical workshop on February 26-27, 
2008, and held the first Committee meeting on February 28, 2008. The 
workshop and first meeting were open to the public. The public will 
have an opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings.

Meeting Location Information

    Please note that the Holiday Inn is accessible to wheelchair users. 
If you require additional accommodations, please notify us by April 16, 
    If you plan on attending the meeting, please register at http://
committee.html by April 16, 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: April 2, 2008.
Dave Stout,
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-7170 Filed 4-4-08; 8:45 am]