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Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee; Open Meeting

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Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


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


Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (CDT), and Thursday, September 17, 2009, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (CDT).


Crowne Plaza Riverwalk, 111 E. Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.

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Elena Melchert, 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 architecture and technology to the Secretary of Energy and provide comments and recommendations and priorities for the Department of Energy Annual Plan per requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Title IX, Subtitle J, Section 999D.

Tentative Agenda

September 16

1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.—Registration

1:30 p.m.—Call to Order and Welcome, Introductions, Opening Remarks, Standing Subcommittee Reports, Status Updates as of Last Meeting, Topical Presentations such as: Legislative Update; Ocean Task Force Update; DOE Response to Comments from Ocean Conservation Research; Benefits Assessment Program; the Technology Transfer Program and Knowledge Management Database demo; and Overview of the 2010 Annual Plan.

5 p.m.—Suspend meeting until September 17

September 17

7:30 a.m.-8 a.m.—Registration

8 a.m.—Continue Overview of the 2010 Annual Plan and Deadlines, and Ad Hoc Review Committees

11:45 a.m.—Public Comments

12 p.m.—Adjourn

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Designated Federal Officer and the Chairman of the Committee 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 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 5 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 August 5, 2009.

Rachel Samuel,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-19226 Filed 8-10-09; 8:45 am]