[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 112 (Friday, June 10, 2011)]
[Page 34071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14439]



Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Natural Gas Subcommittee; 

AGENCY: Department of Energy, DoE.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


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. 
No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in 
accordance with the Act.

DATES: Wednesday, July 13, 2011; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1:30 p.m.-4 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; e-mail to: [email protected] or at the 
following Web site: http://www.shalegas.energy.gov.

    Background: The SEAB was reestablished to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Secretary on the Department's basic and applied 
research, economic and national security policy, educational issues, 
operational issues and other activities as directed by the Secretary. 
The Natural Gas Subcommittee was established to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Full Board 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 to make our country the leader in clean energy 
    Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to allow 
Subcommittee members to hear directly from natural gas stakeholders.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will 
conclude at 4 p.m. on July 13, 2011. The tentative meeting agenda 
includes presentations from shale gas stakeholders and experts.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP no later than 5 p.m. on 
Monday, July 11, 2011, by e-mail to: [email protected]. An early 
confirmation of attendance will help facilitate access to the building 
more quickly. 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 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for 
public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number of 
individuals who wish to speak but will not exceed 5 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 9:30 a.m. on 
July 13, 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: [email protected], or post on 
the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.shalegas.energy.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC on June 6, 2011.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-14439 Filed 6-9-11; 8:45 am]