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New USFWS wind guidelines for the avoidance of wildlife impacts are drawing closer to publication and comment.

On April 13, the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee transmitted its final recommendations to Salazar via the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director.

The recommendations contain both policy recommendations and recommended voluntary guidelines for siting and operating wind energy projects in order to avoid or minimize potential impacts to wildlife and habitat. After the Secretary’s review, USFWS will use the Committee’s recommendations to develop and publish its revised guidelines in the Federal Register and open them for public comment. The document, as well as a complete list of Committee members, is available for download at:

http://www.fws.gov/habitatconservation/windpower/wind_turbine_advisory_committee.html.