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U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group (USEITI MSG) Advisory Committee Meeting Notice

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Interior.

ACTION:

Meetings.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces the next three meetings of the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) Advisory Committee.

DATES AND TIMES:

The three meetings in 2017 will occur on February 1-2, June 7-8, and November 15-16, in Washington, DC, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, unless we indicate otherwise at www.doi.gov/​eiti/​faca, where we will post agendas, meeting logistics, and meeting materials prior to the meeting.

ADDRESSES:

The first two meetings will be held in the South Penthouse of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building located at 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240, and the third meeting will be held in Room 5160 at the same location. Members of the public may attend in person or view documents and presentations under discussion via WebEx at http://bit.ly/​1cR9W6t and listen to the proceedings at telephone number 1-888-455-2910 and International Toll number 210-839-8953 (passcode: 7741096).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judith Wilson, USEITI Secretariat, 1849 C Street NW., MS 4211, Washington, DC 20240. You may also contact the USEITI Secretariat via email to useiti@ios.doi.gov, by phone at 202-208-0272, or by fax at 202-513-0682.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The U.S. Department of the Interior established the USEITI Advisory Committee (Committee) on July 26, 2012, to serve as the USEITI multi-stakeholder group. More information about the Committee, including its charter, is available at www.doi.gov/​eiti/​faca.

Meeting Agendas: At the February1-2, 2017, meeting the MSG will discuss and decide scope, approaches to the Independent Administrator's (IA) recommendations regarding Reporting and Reconciliation, and the first phase of additions and updates to the USEITI Data Portal for the 2017 USEITI Report. The June 7-8, 2017, meeting agenda will include the MSG discussion of the IA draft Executive Summary and the second phase of additions and updates to the USEITI Data Portal for the 2017 USEITI Report. At the November 15-16, 2017, meeting the MSG will discuss and approve the final 2017 USEITI Report and the 2018 Annual Workplan. The USEITI Secretariat, which is the administrator for USEITI, will post the final agendas and materials for all meetings on the USEITI MSG Web site at www.doi.gov/​eiti/​faca. All Committee meetings are open to the public.

Whenever possible, we encourage those participating by telephone to gather in conference rooms in order to share teleconference lines. Please plan to dial into the meeting and/or log into WebEx at least 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to avoid possible technical difficulties. We will accommodate individuals with special needs whenever possible. If you require special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired), please notify Department of the Interior staff in advance of the meeting at 202-208-0272 or via email to useiti@ios.doi.gov.

We will post the minutes from these proceedings on the USEITI MSG Web site at www.doi.gov/​eiti/​faca and they will also be available for public inspection and copying at our office at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC by contacting Department of the Interior staff via email to useiti@ios.doi.gov or by telephone at 202-208-0272. For more information on USEITI, visit www.doi.gov/​eiti.

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Dated: December 13, 2016.

Gregory J. Gould,

Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue.

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