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Department of Energy.

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Notice of open meeting.


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


November 21, 2002, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.


Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th & K Streets, 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. Wes Taylor, Chairman.
  • Other Council business.
  • Panel on Energy and Economy of the Future:

Mr. Des C. Reloj, Jr., Executive Director Energy Security

Initiatives, Inc., will discuss coal's value in a methane-based economy.

Dr. Edward D. Rubin, Carnegie-Mellon University, will discuss coal's role in a hydrogen-based economy and associate carbon management opportunities.

  • Remarks by Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham.
  • Presentation by Mr. Terry Ackman, National Energy Technology Laboratory on mine safety and mine mapping.
  • Panel on Mercury Emissions Control:

Mr. Tom Feeley, National Energy Technology Center

Dr. W. Randall Seeker, GE International

Mr. Frank Alix, CEO, Powerspan Corporation

Mr. Michael Horvath, FirstEnergy Corporation

Mr. James Butz, Vice President Operations, ADA Technologies

  • 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 prior 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 October 23, 2002.

Belinda G. Hood,

Acting Deputy Advisory Committee , Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-27440 Filed 10-28-02; 8:45 am]