[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 130 (Friday, July 6, 2012)]
[Page 40032]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16550]

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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. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 
86 Stat. 770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in 
the Federal Register.

DATES: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (CDT)--
Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CDT)--Meeting.

ADDRESSES: Marriott Houston Airport, 18700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 
Houston, Texas 77032.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lou Capitanio, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (202) 586-5098.

    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 Introduction 
by the Designated Federal Officer; Welcome by the Chair of the 
Committee; Committee Business; Update on Prudhoe Bay Testing; FY 2012 
Methane Hydrate Program Activities; Update on International Activity; 
Methane Hydrate Program Budget Requests; Methane Hydrate Program 
Strategic Direction Discussion; Advisory Committee Discussion; and 
Public Comments, if any.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The 
Designated Federal Officer and the Chair of the Committee will conduct 
the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. 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 
Lou Capitanio at the phone number 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 
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 60 days at the following Web site: http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/oilgas/hydrates/Methane_Hydrates_Advisory_Committee.html.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on June 29, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-16550 Filed 7-5-12; 8:45 am]