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Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee

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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Table Mountain Inn, 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80401.

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Edith Allison, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Start Printed Page 12169Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 202-586-1023.

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Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to provide advice on potential applications of methane hydrate to the Secretary of Energy, and assist in developing recommendations and priorities for the Department of Energy Methane Hydrate Research and Development Program.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, April 24

  • Report and discussion of meeting with Deputy Secretary of Energy and congressional committees.
  • Reports and discussion of key Department of Energy-supported field projects.
  • Report and discussion of code comparison for various reservoir simulators.
  • Report and discussion of University of Mississippi seafloor observatory.
  • Report and discussion of International activities.
  • Final critique of 5-year plan and preparation of 2007 report to Congress.

Wednesday, April 25

  • Continue preparation of report to Congress.
  • Fast Track, Environmental and International Subcommittee discussions.
  • Wrap-up and discussion of action items.
  • Adjourn.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Chairman 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 Edith Allison 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.

Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 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 at Washington, DC, on March 9, 2007.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-4756 Filed 3-14-07; 8:45 am]