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    FACA FACTS ARCHIVE

    Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Meets on August 23
    On August 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee meeting via teleconference and webcast. This meeting is open to the public, but registration is required. Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting via telephone or webcast must register online by August 16, 2011.

    The meeting agenda will include reports to the full Committee from Subcommittees on:

      Adaptive Management and Mitigation;
      Definition of "significant'';
      Phase-In of Guidelines;
      Habitat Fragmentation;
      Table 1: Tier 4 Monitoring;
      Avian and Bat Protection Plans; and
      Role of the FWS.

    The Committee's purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based wind energy facilities. 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 recommendations to the Secretary on March 4, 2010.
  • Click here to read Federal Register notice of meeting
 
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