[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 198 (Thursday, October 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 63613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26464]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Natural Gas Subcommittee

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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. 
92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in accordance 
with the Act.

DATES: Monday, October 31, 2011; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-3 p.m., 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renee Stone, Deputy Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; shalegas@hq.doe.gov or www.shalegas.energy.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Subcommittee was established to provide recommendations to the 
SEAB 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 make our country the leader in clean energy industries.

Purpose of the Meeting

    The purpose of this meeting is to allow subcommittee members to 
discuss progress on implementation of recommendations and further steps 
that can be taken to improve the process.

Tentative Agenda

    The meeting will start at 10 a.m. on October 31, 2011. The 
tentative meeting agenda includes discussion regarding implementation 
of recommendations and next steps. The meeting will conclude at 3 p.m. 
The second meeting, November 1, 2011, will begin at 10 a.m. The 
tentative meeting agenda includes continued discussion regarding 
implementation of recommendations and next steps. The meeting will 
conclude at 12 p.m.

Public Participation

    These meetings are open to the public. Individuals who would like 
to attend must RSVP by e-mail to: shalegas@hq.doe.gov, no later than 
5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2011, for both meetings. 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 Monday, October 31, 
2011 and Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Approximately 30 minutes will be 
reserved each day for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will 
depend on the number of individuals who wish to speak but will not, in 
any circumstance, exceed five 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 9:45 a.m. on October 31, 2011 and 9:45 a.m. on 
November 1, 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: shalegas@hq.doe.gov, or post on 
the subcommittee Web site at: http://www.shalegas.energy.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 7, 2011.
LaTanya Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-26464 Filed 10-12-11; 8:45 am]
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