[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 37 (Tuesday, February 25, 2014)]
[Page 10515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04066]



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.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014:

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT)--Registration
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CDT)--Meeting

    Friday, March 28, 2014:
8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (CDT)--Registration
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CDT)--Meeting

ADDRESSES: Hotel Galvez, East Parlor Room, 2024 Seawall Blvd., 
Galveston, TX 77550.

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.

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 Introduction 
by the Designated Federal Officer; Committee Business; presentations on 
gas hydrate resources, climate-sensitive hydrate occurrences, and 
geohazards; update on international activity; review of FY 2013 
research initiatives; an Alaska update; FY 2014 Methane Hydrate Program 
activities and plans; Draft Interagency Roadmap; Strategic Direction of 
the Program; Advisory Committee Discussion; and Public Comments, if 
    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 February 19, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-04066 Filed 2-24-14; 8:45 am]