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Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Interior.




This notice announces the fourth meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee (Committee). This meeting is open to the public.


The Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in Lakewood, CO, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.


The Committee meeting will be held at the Denver Federal Center Building 85, located at Sixth Avenue and Kipling Street, Denver, CO 80225. Members of the public may attend in person (Photo ID required at visitors' gate) or view documents and presentations under discussion via WebEx at​onrr/​j.php?​MTID=​m8b07b197593ce80917ef1715ae9f262a and listen to the proceedings at telephone number 1-888-469-0854 or International Toll number 517-319-9462 (passcode: 9724702).

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Mr. Chris Mentasti, Office of Natural Resources Revenue at (202) 513-0614 or email to

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The U.S. Department of the Interior established the Committee on April 21, 2017, under the authority of the Secretary of the Interior and regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Committee is to ensure that the public receives the full value of resources produced from Federal lands. The duties of the Committee are solely advisory in nature. More information about the Committee, including its charter, is available at​rpc.

Meeting Agenda: At the September meeting, the Committee will receive Start Printed Page 40082reports and recommendations from the three subcommittees, and may vote to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior. The final agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the Committee website at​rpc. 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 Interior staff in advance of the meeting at 202-513-0614 or

We will post the minutes from these proceedings on the Committee website at​rpc, 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 Interior staff via email to or via telephone at 202-513-0614.

Public Comments: Members of the public may choose to make a public comment during the designated time for public comments. Members of the public may also choose to submit written comments by mailing them to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Attention: RPC, 1849 C Street NW, MS 5134, Washington, DC 20240. You also can email your written comments to You must submit written comments by close of business Friday, September 7, 2018, to have them distributed to the Committee for review prior to the meeting.

Public Disclosure of Comments: Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

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Vincent DeVito,

Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2018-17346 Filed 8-10-18; 8:45 am]