[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 170 (Thursday, September 1, 2011)]
[Pages 54481-54482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22432]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2011-N177; 94300-1122-0000-Z2]
RIN 1018-AX45

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of 
Public Meeting and Webcast

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and Webcast.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a 
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting in-
person and via webcast. The meeting and webcast are open to the public. 
The meeting agenda will include a presentation and discussion of the 
Service's revised Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines. The revised 
Draft incorporates changes based on public comment and recommendations 
from the Committee.

DATES: The meeting and webcast will take place on September 20 and 21, 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are a member of the public wishing to 
attend in person or participate via webcast, you must register online 
no later than September 13, 2011 (see ``Meeting Participation 

ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: Savoy Suites Hotel, 2505 Wisconsin Ave., 
NW, Washington, DC 20007. (See ``Meeting Location Information'' under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.) Instructions for webcast participants will 
be given via e-mail upon online registration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel London, Division of Habitat and 
Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department 
of the Interior, (703) 358-2161.



    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 

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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 its recommendations to the Secretary on March 4, 2010.

Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

    The Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines were made available for 
public comment on February 18, 2011, with a comment-period ending date 
of May 19, 2011 (76 FR 9590). The purpose of the Guidelines, once 
finalized, will be to provide recommendations on measures to avoid, 
minimize, and compensate for effects to fish, wildlife, and their 

Meeting Location Information

    Please note that the meeting location is accessible to wheelchair 
users. If you require additional accommodations, please notify us at 
least 1 week in advance of the meeting.

Meeting Participation Information

    All Committee meetings are open to the public. The public has an 
opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings.
    We require that all persons planning to attend in person or 
participate via webcast register at http://www.fws.gov/windenergy no 
later than September 13, 2011. We will give preference to registrants 
based on date and time of registration. Limited standing room at the 
meeting may be available if all seats are filled.

    Dated: August 29, 2011.
Rachel London,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2011-22432 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]