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Office of Fossil Energy, Department of 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.


Thursday, January 19, 2012, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST).


Hilton Houston North, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060.

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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 to the Secretary of Energy on development and implementation of programs related to ultra-deepwater natural gas and other petroleum resources; and to provide comments for the Department of Energy Annual Plan per requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Title IX, Subtitle J, Section 999D.

Tentative Agenda

January 19, 2012

7:30 a.m.-8 a.m.: Registration.

8 a.m.-noon: Call to Order, Welcome, Introductions, Opening Remarks, Overview of the Section 999 Research Portfolio (Ultra-Deepwater and NETL Complementary Research).

1 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Overview of Draft 2012 Annual Plan.

4:45 p.m.-5 p.m.: Public Comments.

5 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 Start Printed Page 77991would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Elena Melchert at the telephone number listed above. You must make your request for an oral statement at least three business days prior to the meeting, and reasonable provisions will be made to include all who wish to speak. Public comment will follow the three minute rule.

Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days at:​programs/​oilgas/​advisorycommittees/​UltraDeepwater.html.

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Issued at Washington, DC, on December 7, 2011.

LaTanya Butler,

Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-32160 Filed 12-14-11; 8:45 am]