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Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION:

Notice of Open Meeting.

This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate 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.

DATES:

Monday, December 22, 2008, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

TMS, Inc., 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW., Suite 1500, Washington, DC 20024.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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:

  • Welcome and introductions.
  • Discussion of whether a subcommittee should be formed to visit the new Secretary of Energy to discuss Committee's positions as stated in the previously-developed transition documents.
  • Selection of visit subcommittee and potential dates, if required.

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 1G-033, 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 November 20, 2008.

Rachel Samuel,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-27943 Filed 11-24-08; 8:45 am]

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