[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 7, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51618-51619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24230]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2009-N215; 94300-1122-0000-Z2]


Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of 
Public Teleconference and Webcast

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public teleconference and Webcast.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a 
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting via 
Webcast and teleconference, on October 14, 2009. This meeting is open 
to the public but will be limited to 75 public participants. The 
meeting agenda will include a briefing and discussion of the current 
draft Recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior. The Service is 
hosting this meeting with less than 15 days' notice under exceptional 
circumstances. The Committee will terminate on October 26, 2009, unless 
it is renewed prior to that date. The Committee will therefore need 
this meeting to finalize its draft Recommendations in the case that the 
Committee is not renewed.

DATES: Meeting: The meeting will take place on October 14, 2009, from 
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Pre-meeting Public Registration: If you are a member of the public 
wishing to participate in the October 14, 2009, meeting, you must 
register online by October 13, 2009 (see ``Meeting Participation 
Information'' in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    On October 24, 2007, the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) 
established the Committee to provide advice and recommendations to the 
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 made up of 22 members representing the 
varied interests associated with wind energy development and its 
potential impacts to wildlife species and their habitats. All Committee 
meetings are open to the public.

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, October 13, 
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.

    Dated: October 2, 2009.
Rachel London,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory 
Committee.
[FR Doc. E9-24230 Filed 10-6-09; 8:45 am]
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