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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, March 1, 2012, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST).


Houston Airport Marriott, 18700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77032.


Elena Melchert, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586-5600.


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 to provide 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

March 1, 2012

7:30 a.m.—Registration.

8 a.m.—Welcome & Introductions, Opening Remarks, Discussion of Subcommittee Reports, and Findings regarding the Draft 2012 Annual Plan.

Noon—Working Lunch.

1 p.m.—Discussion of Recommendations regarding the Draft 2012 Annual Plan.

4:45 p.m.—Public Comments, if any.

5 p.m.—Adjourn.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 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 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. The Designated Federal Officer and the Chairman of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. 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 the following Web site:

Issued at Washington, DC on January 27, 2012.

LaTanya Butler,

Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.

[FR Doc. 2012-2314 Filed 2-1-12; 8:45 am]