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Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meeting

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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.”

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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) 358-2161.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

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 meetings.

Meeting Location Information

Please note that the meeting location is accessible to wheelchair users. If you require additional accommodations, Start Printed Page 10065please 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 http://www.fws.gov/​habitatconservation/​windpower/​wind_​turbine_​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.

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Dated: March 3, 2009.

Rachel London,

Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee.

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[FR Doc. E9-4858 Filed 3-6-09; 8:45 am]

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