[Federal Register: May 18, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 94)]
[Page 23202-23203]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2009-N0100; 94300-1122-0000-Z2]

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of 
Public Teleconference and Webcast

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public teleconference and webcast.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a 
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting via 
webcast and teleconference, on June 12, 2009. This meeting is open to 
the public but will be limited to 75 public participants. The meeting 
agenda will include a briefing by the Synthesis Subcommittee to the 
full Committee on the third draft Recommendations to the Secretary of 
the Interior.

DATES: Meeting: The meeting will take place on June 12, 2009, from 1 to 
3 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Pre-meeting Public Registration: If you are a member of the public 
wishing to participate in the June 12, 2009, meeting, you must register 
online by June 5, 2009 (see ``Meeting Participation Information'' in 

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's Charter is subject to biennial 
renewal. The Committee meets approximately four times per year, and 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.

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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. We held five Committee meetings in 
2008, and held four meetings in January and March of 2009. All 
Committee meetings are open to the public. The public has an 
opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings.

Meeting Participation Information

    This meeting is open to the public and is limited to 75 
registrants. Members of the public planning to participate must 
register at http://www.fws.gov/habitatconservation/windpower/wind_
turbine_advisory_committee.html by close of business, June 5, 2009. 
Registrants will be provided with instructions for participation via e-
mail. We will give preference to registrants based on date and time of 

    Dated: May 11, 2009.
David J. Stout,
Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. E9-11490 Filed 5-15-09; 8:45 am]