[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 42 (Thursday, March 4, 2010)]
[Pages 9886-9887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4519]



Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Fossil 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: Friday, March 26, 2010, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight 

ADDRESSES: TMS, Inc., 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW., Suite 1500, 
Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edith Allison, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 

    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 Methane 
Hydrate Research and Development Program.

Tentative Agenda

2:45 p.m.-3 p.m. Registration
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Discussion of the Plans for FY2011 Gas Hydrate R&D 
in the Basic Energy Sciences Program in the Office of Science
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Preparation of Comments and Recommendations to the 
Secretary of Energy Regarding Moving Gas Hydrate R&D from the Office of 
Fossil Energy to the Office of Science
4:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Final Announcements and Adjourn

    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The 
Chairman 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 Edith Allison at the address or 
telephone 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

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the agenda. Public comment will follow the 10 minute rule.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 60 days at the Freedom of Information Public 
Reading Room, Room 1G-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on February 26, 2010.
Rachel Samuel,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-4519 Filed 3-3-10; 8:45 am]