[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6342-6343]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01903]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. ONRR-2012-0003]


 U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: Interior, Office of the Secretary.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the Department of the Interior, 
U.S. Extractive Industries Transparence Initiative Advisory Committee 
will meet as indicated below.

DATES: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Conference 
Room 5160, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shirley Conway, Office of Natural 
Resources Revenue; 1849 C Street NW., Room 4217; Washington, DC 20240; 
telephone number (202) 513-0598; fax number (202) 513-0682; email 
Shirley.Conway@onrr.gov. Additional Committee information can be found 
at: http://www.doi.gov/eiti/FACA.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USEITI Advisory Committee will serve as 
the initial USEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group and its duties will include 
consideration and fulfillment of the tasks required to achieve 
candidate and compliant status in the Extractive Industries 
Transparency Initiative (EITI). The Committee includes representatives 
from Government agencies, extractive industry, civil society 
organizations, and public stakeholders. Through a multi-year, 
consensus-based process the Committee

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will provide advice to the Secretary of the Interior to guide and 
oversee implementation of USEITI.
    The EITI is a voluntary, global effort designed to increase 
transparency, strengthen the accountability of natural resource revenue 
reporting, and build public trust for the governance of these vital 
activities. Participating countries publicly disclose revenues received 
by the government for oil, gas, and mining development, while companies 
make corresponding disclosures regarding these same payments to the 
government, and both sets of data are reviewed and reconciled by a 
mutually agreed upon independent third party. Results are then released 
in a public report.
    Meeting Agenda: At the first meeting, the Committee will receive 
informational briefings and will discuss and develop its goals and 
procedures, a meeting schedule and work plan for 2013.
    Public Input: Interested members of the public may present, either 
orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to 
consider during the public meeting. The meeting is open to the public, 
but space is limited, so all interested in attending should preregister 
by close of business February 6, 2013. Individuals or groups requesting 
to make comments at the public Committee meeting will be allocated up 
to 3 minutes as time permits. Speakers who wish to expand their oral 
statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be 
accommodated during the public comment period are encouraged to submit 
their comments in written form after the meeting. To register, request 
placement on the speaker list, or submit written comments, please 
contact Ms. Shirley Conway via email at Shirley.Conway@onrr.gov, by 
phone at (202) 513-0598 or fax (202) 513-0682.

     Dated: January 24, 2013.
Amy Holley,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Department 
of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2013-01903 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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