[Federal Register: January 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 7)]
[Page 1244]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2008-N0348; 94300-1122-0000-Z2]

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Amendment to 
Announcement of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Amendment to notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced in 
the September 19, 2008, Federal Register a meeting of the Wind Turbine 
Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) on January 27-29, 2009. The 
notice indicated that the meeting would begin on January 27, 2009, at 
8:00 a.m. We will instead begin the meeting at 1:30 p.m. EST that day. 
The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda will include 
reports from the Subcommittees on Incentives, Legal, Scientific Tools & 
Procedures, and Synthesis.

DATES: The meeting will be held on January 27-29, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. 
to 4:30 p.m. on January 27, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 28-29.

ADDRESSES: South Interior Auditorium, South Interior Building, 1951 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20240. For more information, 
see ``Meeting Location Information'' under SUPPLEMENTARY 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 has held Committee meetings in February, April, 
June, July, and October of 2008. 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 two weeks in advance of the meeting(s) you plan to attend.
    All persons planning to attend a 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 January 20, 2009, to allow us sufficient 
time to provide the building security staff with lists of persons 
planning to attend. You may still attend if you register after the 
dates listed above; however, 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 

    Dated: December 29, 2008.
David J. Stout,
Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. E9-316 Filed 1-9-09; 8:45 am]