[Federal Register: June 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 106)]
[Page 26886]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2009-N113]; [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 June 30 
through July 2, 2009. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting 
agenda will include reports from the Legal, Science Tools & Procedures, 
and Synthesis Subcommittees, and discussion of the current draft 
Recommendations to the Secretary.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for June 30 through July 2, 2009. The 
sessions will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 30, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 
1, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 2.

ADDRESSES: Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 
78701. For more information, see ``Meeting Location Information.''

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

Meeting Location Information

    Please note that the meeting location is accessible to wheelchair 
users. If you require additional accommodations, please notify us at 
least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting.
    Persons planning to attend the meeting must register at http://
committee.html, by June 23, 2009. Seating is limited due to room 
capacity. We will give preference to registrants based on date and time 
of registration. Limited standing room will be available if all seats 
are filled.

    Dated: May 29, 2009.
David J. Stout,
Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. E9-13012 Filed 6-3-09; 8:45 am]