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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the National Coal Council Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Tuesday, May 7, 2002, 9:00 a.m. to 12 N.


Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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Margie D. Biggerstaff, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 202/586-3867.

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Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the National Coal Council is to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on matters relating to coal and coal industry issues.

Tentative Agenda

  • Call to order by Mr. Steven F. Leer, Chairman.
  • Remarks by Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham (invited).
  • Presentation by David Borlaugh, President, Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebration Activities, on the use of coal combustion by-products in building construction.
  • Presentation by Dr. Alex Green, University of Florida, on co-firing biomass with coal.
  • Presentation of Council's latest study on increasing electricity availability from coal-fired generation to the full Council for approval.
  • Other Council business.
  • Discussion of other business properly brought before the Committee.
  • Public comment—10 minute rule.
  • Adjournment.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Margie D. Biggerstaff at the address or telephone number listed above. You must make your request for an oral statement at least five business days Start Printed Page 17683prior to the meeting, and reasonable provisions will be made to include the presentation on the agenda. Public comment will follow the 10 minute rule.

Transcripts: The transcript will be available for public review and copying within 30 days at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Issued in Washington, DC on April 5, 2002.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee, Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-8820 Filed 4-10-02; 8:45 am]