[Federal Register: March 9, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 44)]
[Page 10064-10065]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2008-N0058; 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 on March 
24-26, 2009. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda will 
include reports from the Subcommittees on Incentives, Legal, Science 
Tools & Procedures, and Synthesis, and discussion of the draft 
Recommendations to the Secretary.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for March 24-26, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. on March 24, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 25, and 8 a.m. to 
3:30 p.m. on March 26.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Rooms 
200 A & B, Arlington, VA 22203. 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 one meeting in January of 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,

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please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the meeting you plan 
to attend.
    All persons planning to attend the meeting will be required to 
present photo identification when entering the building. We require 
that persons planning to attend the workshop and/or meeting register at 
advisory_committee.html, by March 17, 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: March 3, 2009.
Rachel London,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory 
 [FR Doc. E9-4858 Filed 3-6-09; 8:45 am]