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Department of Energy.


Notice of Charter Renewal.


Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Start Printed Page 67462Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and in accordance with title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 102-3.65, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the National Coal Council has been renewed for a two-year period ending November 1, 2007. The Council will continue to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on a continuing basis regarding general policy matters relating to coal issues.

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Council members are chosen to assure a well-balanced representation from all sections of the country, all segments of the coal industry, including large and small companies, and commercial and residential consumers. The Council also has diverse members who represent interests outside the coal industry, including environmental interests, labor research, and academia. Membership and representation of all interests will continue to be determined in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and implementing regulations.

The renewal of the Council has been determined essential to the conduct of the Department's business and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy by law. The Council will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and implementing regulations.

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Rachel M. Samuel at 202/586-3279.

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Issued at Washington, DC on November 1, 2005.

James N. Solit,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-22118 Filed 11-4-05; 8:45 am]