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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.

This notice announces a meeting of the Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat.770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Thursday, June 21, 2007, 8:30 a.m.—Registration. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

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Elena Melchert or Bill Hochheiser, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 202-586-5600.

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Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee is to provide advice on development and implementation of programs related to ultra-deepwater natural gas and other petroleum resources to the Secretary of Energy; provide comments and recommendations and priorities for the Department of Energy Annual Plan per requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Subtitle J, Section 999.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Registration.

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Welcome & Introductions, Opening Remarks by the Designated Federal Officer, Overview of Draft Annual Plan, presentation on the DOE Traditional Oil and Gas Program, Section 999 Planning Process and draft annual plan including the National Energy Technology Laboratory Complimentary Plan, overview of the RPSEA Ultra-Deep Water proposed plan, and overview of Section 999D Advisory Committees

12 p.m.-1 p.m. Lunch.

1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Facilitated Discussions.

4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Public Comments.

5 p.m. Adjourn.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Designated Federal Officer, Chairman of the Committee, and a Facilitator will lead the meeting for 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 Elena Melchert or Bill Hochheiser 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, 20585, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

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Issued at Washington, DC, on June 1, 2007.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-10912 Filed 6-5-07; 8:45 am]