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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the American Statistical Association Committee on Energy Statistics, a utilized Federal Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Thursday, April 3, 2003, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,Friday, April 4, 2003, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon.


U.S. Department of Energy, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585.

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Mr. William I. Weinig, EI-70, Committee Liaison, Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, Telephone: (202) 287-1709. Alternately, Mr. Weinig may be contacted by e-mail at or by FAX at (202) 287-1705.

Purpose of the Committee: To advise the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA), on EIA technical statistical issues and to enable the EIA to benefit from the Committee's experience concerning other energy-related statistical matters.

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, April 3, 2003

A. Opening Remarks by the ASA Committee Chair, the EIA Administrator and the Director, Statistics and Methods Group, EIA. Room 8E-089.

B. Major Topics (Room 8E-089 unless otherwise noted)

1. EIA's Survey Quality Effort: Where is EIA Going?

A. Overview of EIA's Survey Quality Initiatives

B. Survey Quality Efforts of the Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels

C. Survey Quality via Performance-Based Service Contracting

2. New Confidentiality Law and EIA's Response

3. An Alternative Natural Gas Production Estimation Procedure

4. EIA's (Draft) Electricity Transmission Study (Room 5E-069)

5. Public Questions and Comments

Friday, April 4, 2003, Room 8E-089

C. Major Topics

1. Redesign of the EIA-906

2. Using Data from Combined Heat and Power Plants to Estimate Natural Gas Industrial Prices (Room 5E-069)

3. ASA Committee Suggestions for the Fall, 2003 Meeting

4. Public Questions and Comments

D. Closing Remarks by the Chair

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Chair of the Committee is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Written statements may be filed with the committee either before or after the meeting. If there are any questions, please contact Mr. William I. Weinig, EIA Committee Liaison, at the address or telephone number listed above.

Minutes: A Meeting Summary and Transcript will subsequently be available through Mr. Weinig who may be contacted at (202) 287-1709 or by e-mail at

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Issued at Washington, DC on March 3, 2003.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee, Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-5406 Filed 3-6-03; 8:45 am]