Notice of Availability

Committee Draft California Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development

Publication No. CEC-700-2007-008-CTD

The California Energy Commission's Renewables Committee and staff, working with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), have developed a Committee Draft of the California Guidelines for Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development (Guidelines). The Committee Draft Guidelines document will be available from the Energy Commission's website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/windguidelines/documents/

A printed copy is available by contacting the Energy Commission. Please send your request to:

Nita McGlothin
California Energy Commission
Re: California Guidelines (Publication No. CEC-700-2007-008-CTD)
Environmental Office, MS-40
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504
Phone: (916) 654-5081; Email: nmcgloth@energy.state.ca.us

Energy Commission and CDFG staff released the draft Guidelines on December 22, 2006 and released the revised draft Guidelines on April 5, 2007. The Energy Commission has received comment letters on the Guidelines from wind energy development companies, counties, conservation groups and other non-governmental organizations, scientists, and private citizens. Additional comments on the revised draft Guidelines were received at a Renewables Committee workshop held on April 16, 2007 at the Energy Commission. The Renewable Committee considered comments submitted on the previous versions of the draft Guidelines in developing the Committee Draft Guidelines.

The Renewables Committee will hold a public hearing on the Committee Draft Guidelines on August 13, 2007 in Sacramento and will accept written comments until August 22, 2007. After considering comments, the Committee anticipates releasing the Committee Final Guidelines in mid-September, and expects the Energy Commission to consider the Guidelines for adoption at its Business Meeting scheduled for September 26, 2007. A public notice with additional details will be distributed at least 10 days prior to the Business Meeting. Interested parties can find summaries of past workshops and other information at [www.energy.ca.gov/windguidelines/].

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in the review process. For general information on how to participate, please contact the Public Advisor's Office at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228. News media should direct inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. For questions on technical subject matter, please contact Rick York, Senior Biologist, at [ryork@energy.state.ca.us].

 

Wind Energy Guidelines

Original Proceeding for Development of Guidelines