Federal Register: September 19, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 183)
DOCID: fr19se08-87 FR Doc E8-22000
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
FWS ID: [FWS-R9-FHC-2008-N0251; 94300-1122-0000-Z2]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of public meetings.
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meetings
DATES: The meetings will be held on October 21-23, 2008, from 2:15 to 5 p.m. on October 21 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 2223, and January 2729, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meetings on October 2123, 2008, and January 2729, 2009. The meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas will include reports from the Subcommittees on Existing Guidelines, Incentives, Guiding Principles, Legal, Landscape/Habitat, Science Tools & Procedures, and Other Models/ Uncertainty.
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee,
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 landbased 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, and July of 2008. All Committee meetings are open to the public. The public has an opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings. 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 October 14, 2008, for the October 2123,
2008, meeting, and by January 20, 2009, for the January 2729, 2009,
meeting, 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 filled.
Dated: September 3, 2008.
David J. Stout,
Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E822000 Filed 91808; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Rachel London, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (703) 3582161.