[Federal Register: February 23, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 34)]
[Page 8103]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2009-N0033; 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 an 
optional Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting 
via Webcast and teleconference, on March 13, 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 latest draft Recommendations to the Secretary 
of the Interior.

DATES: Meeting: The meeting will take place on March 13, 2009, from 12 
to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Pre-meeting Public Registration: If you are a member of the public 
wishing to participate in the March 13, 2009, meeting, you must 
register online by March 6, 2009 (see ``Meeting Participation 

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. Committee is expected to exist for 2 years. Its 
continuation 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. 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 a 
sixth meeting January 27-29, 2009. All Committee meetings are open to 
the public. The public has an opportunity to comment at all Committee 

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, March 6, 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: February 11, 2009.
Rachel London,
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Alternate Designated Federal 
[FR Doc. E9-3748 Filed 2-20-09; 8:45 am]