[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 63 (Friday, April 1, 2011)]
[Pages 18238-18239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7788]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2011-N061; 94300-1122-0000-Z2]

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of 
Public Meeting

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 April 
27, 2011. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda will 
include a presentation and discussion of

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the Service's Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines.

DATES: The meeting will take place on April 27, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Eastern Time. If you are a member of the public wishing to attend, 
you must register online no later than April 20, 2011 (see ``Meeting 
Participation Information'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. 
Fairfax Drive, Room 530, Arlington, VA 22203 (see ``Meeting Location 

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 
Federal 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. The draft Guidelines are available for comment at 
http://www.fws.gov/windenergy/docs/Wind_Energy_Guidelines_2_15_2011FINAL.pdf. We will publish the final Guidelines for public use 
after consideration of any comments received. 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. For more information, including how to 
comment on the draft Guidelines, see our Federal Register notice of 
February 18, 2011 (76 FR 9590).

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 the meeting register 
at http://www.fws.gov/windenergy no later than April 20, 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 

    Dated: March 29, 2011.
Rachel London,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory 
[FR Doc. 2011-7788 Filed 3-31-11; 8:45 am]