[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2011)]
[Page 48174]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19972]

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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2011-N157; 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 
teleconference and webcast. This meeting is open to the public, but 
registration is required.

    Meeting: The meeting will take place on August 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time.
    Pre-meeting Public Registration: If you are a member of the public 
wishing to participate in the meeting via telephone or webcast, you 
must register online by August 16, 2011 (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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We will host a Committee meeting via 
teleconference and webcast on August 23, 2011. This meeting is open to 
the public. Registration is required.


    The meeting agenda will include reports to the full Committee from 
Subcommittees on:

Adaptive Management and Mitigation;
Definition of ``significant'';
Phase-In of Guidelines;
Habitat Fragmentation;
Table 1: Tier 4 Monitoring;
Avian and Bat Protection Plans; and
Role of the Service.


    On March 13, 2007, the Department of the Interior published a 
notice of establishment of the Committee 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. 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 is 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 Committee 
provided recommendations to the Secretary on March 4, 2010.

Meeting Participation Information

    This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public planning 
to participate via teleconference and webcast must register at http://www.fws.gov/windenergy by close of business, August 16, 2011. 
Registrants will be provided with instructions for participation via e-

    Dated: August 3, 2011.
Rachel London,
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Alternate Designated Federal 
[FR Doc. 2011-19972 Filed 8-5-11; 8:45 am]