Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
Notice of public meeting and Webcast.
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.
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 Information” under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.)
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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 Start Printed Page 54482Advisory 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 habitats.
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.Start Signature
Dated: August 29, 2011.
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 2011-22432 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]
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