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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


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


Tuesday, June 9, 2005, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M Street, NW., Washington, DC.

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Robert Kane, Phone: (202) 586-4753, or Estelle W. Hebron, Phone: (202) 586-6837, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Washington, DC 20585.

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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. Thomas G. Kraemer, Chairman
  • Council Business

Communications Committee Report—Mr. David Surber, Chairman

Finance Committee Report—Mr. Rich Eimer, Chairman Start Printed Page 23855

  • Remarks by Honorable Samuel W. Bodman, Secretary of Energy
  • Presentation re: Clear Skies Initiative (TBA)
  • Presentation re: Natural Gas Availability (TBA)
  • Presentation re: National Energy Legislation (TBA)
  • Other Business
  • Adjourn

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Chairman of the NCC will conduct the meeting to facilitate orderly 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 Mr. Robert Kane or Ms. Estelle Hebron at the address and telephone numbers 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.

Minutes: The minutes 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 29, 2005.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-8975 Filed 5-4-05; 8:45 am]