[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)]
[Page 59667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24781]



Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate 
Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 
Stat. 770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in the 
Federal Register.

DATES: Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
    12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. (E.D.T.)--Registration.
    1 p.m.-4 p.m. (E.D.T.)--Meeting.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lou Capitanio, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 
(202) 586-5600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the 
Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to provide advice on potential 
applications of methane hydrate to the Secretary of Energy, and assist 
in developing recommendations and priorities for the Department of 
Energy's Methane Hydrate Research and Development Program.
    Tentative Agenda: The agenda will include:
    Welcome and Introductions;
    Committee Business;
    Overview of DOE's Methane Hydrate Program;
    Report and discussion on work in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico;
    Report and discussion on International activities;
    National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)'s Methane Hydrate 
Fellowship; and
    Outreach: National Laboratory, NETL, and Interagency Program 
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The 
Designated Federal Officer of the Committee will conduct the meeting to 
facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals who would like 
to attend must RSVP to Trudy Transtrum, at (202) 586-7253 or by e-mail 
at: [email protected], no later than 12 p.m. on Thursday, 
October 6, 2011. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship, 
and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required 
to present government issued identification. Space is limited. If you 
would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do 
so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral 
statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact 
Trudy Transtrum at the phone number or e-mail listed above. You must 
make your request for an oral statement at least five business days 
prior to the meeting, and reasonable provisions will be made to include 
the presentation on the agenda. Public comment will follow the three-
minute rule.
    Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing, emailing or calling 
Trudy Transtrum, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by e-mail at: [email protected] 
or telephone at: (202) 586-7253.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on September 21, 2011.
LaTanya Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-24781 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]