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Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Natural Gas Subcommittee; Meeting

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Department of Energy, DoE.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB), Natural Gas Subcommittee. SEAB was reestablished pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in accordance with the Act.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.


Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585.

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Renee Stone, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; e-mail to: or at the following Web site:

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Background: The SEAB was reestablished to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the Department's basic and applied research, economic and national security policy, educational issues, operational issues and other activities as directed by the Secretary. The Natural Gas Subcommittee was established to provide advice and recommendations to the Full Board on how to improve the safety and environmental performance of natural gas hydraulic fracturing from shale formations, thereby harnessing a vital domestic energy resource while ensuring the safety of citizen's drinking water and the health of the environment. President Obama directed Secretary Chu to convene this group as part of the President's “Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future”—a comprehensive plan to reduce America's oil dependence, save consumers money, and to make our country the leader in clean energy industries.

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to allow Subcommittee members to hear directly from natural gas stakeholders.

Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. on July 13, 2011. The tentative meeting agenda includes presentations from shale gas stakeholders and experts.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011, by e-mail to: An early confirmation of attendance will help facilitate access to the building more quickly. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship and contact information. Space is limited. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government-issued identification. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number of individuals who wish to speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 13, 2011.

Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient time to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to Renee Stone, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20585; or by e-mail to:, or post on the Subcommittee's Web site:

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Issued in Washington, DC on June 6, 2011.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-14439 Filed 6-9-11; 8:45 am]