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Notice and Agenda for Meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee

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AGENCY:

Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

Agenda items for the third meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) will include remarks from the Deputy Director, MMS, and the Associate Director, Minerals Revenue Management (MRM), as well as updates from the following subcommittees: Coal, Federal Oil and Gas Valuation, Oil and Gas Royalty Reporting, and Indian Oil Valuation. The RPC will also hear special reports on the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Royalty in Kind Program, and the MRM Strategic Business Planning Initiative.

The RPC membership includes representatives from states, Indian tribes, individual Indian mineral owner organizations, minerals industry associations, the general public, and other Federal departments.

DATES:

Tuesday, November 8, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., mountain time.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, Colorado, 80228, telephone number 1-800-525-3966.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gina Dan, Minerals Revenue Management, Minerals Management Service, P.O. Box 25165, MS 300B2, Denver, Colorado, 80225-0165, telephone number (303) 231-3392, fax number (303) 231-3780, e-mail gina.dan@mms.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The RPC provides advice to the Secretary and top Department officials on minerals policy, operational issues, and the performance of discretionary functions under the laws governing the Department's management of Federal and Indian mineral leases and revenues. The RPC reviews and comments on revenue management and other mineral-related policies and provides a forum to convey views representative of mineral lessees, operators, revenue payors, revenue recipients, governmental agencies, and the interested public. Dates and locations of future meetings will be published in the Federal Register and posted on our Internet site at http://www.mms.gov/​mmab/​RoyaltyPolicyCommittee/​rpc_​homepage.htm. Meetings will be open to the public without advanced registration on a space available basis. To the extent time permits, the public may make statements during the meetings, and file written statements with the RPC for its consideration. Copies of these written statements should be submitted to Ms. Dan. Transcripts of this meeting will be available 2 weeks after the meeting for public inspection and copying at our offices located in Building 85, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225.

These meetings are conducted under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 1) and the Office of Management and Budget (Circular No. A-63, revised).

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Dated: September 28, 2005.

Lucy Querques Denett,

Associate Director, Minerals Revenue Management.

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[FR Doc. 05-19799 Filed 10-3-05; 8:45 am]

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