Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
Notice of public teleconference and webcast.
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting via webcast and teleconference, on June 12, 2009. This meeting is open to the public but will be limited to 75 public participants. The meeting agenda will include a briefing by the Synthesis Subcommittee to the full Committee on the third draft Recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior.
Meeting: The meeting will take place on June 12, 2009, from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
Pre-meeting Public Registration: If you are a member of the public wishing to participate in the June 12, 2009, meeting, you must register online by June 5, 2009 (see “Meeting Participation Information” in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On March 13, 2007, the Department of the Interior (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's Charter is subject to biennial renewal. The Committee meets approximately four times per year, and 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. Start Printed Page 23203Senate; 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. We held five Committee meetings in 2008, and held four meetings in January and March of 2009. All Committee meetings are open to the public. The public has an opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings.
Meeting Participation Information
This meeting is open to the public and is limited to 75 registrants. Members of the public planning to participate must register at http://www.fws.gov/habitatconservation/windpower/wind_turbine_advisory_committee.html by close of business, June 5, 2009. Registrants will be provided with instructions for participation via e-mail. We will give preference to registrants based on date and time of registration.Start Signature
Dated: May 11, 2009.
David J. Stout,
Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. E9-11490 Filed 5-15-09; 8:45 am]
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