[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61583-61584]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24890]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


International Energy Agency Meetings

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy 
Agency (IEA) will meet on October 17 and 18, 2012, at the headquarters 
of the IEA in Paris, France in connection with a joint meeting of the 
IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's 
Standing Group on the Oil Market (SOM) on October 17; and in connection 
with a meeting of the SEQ on October 18.

DATES: October 17-18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: 9, rue de la F[eacute]d[eacute]ration, Paris, France.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Priya Aiyar, Deputy General Counsel 
for Environment and Nuclear Programs, Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, 202-586-5072.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 252(c)(1)(A)(i) 
of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6272(c)(1)(A)(i)) 
(EPCA), the following notice of meetings is provided:
    Meetings of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International 
Energy Agency (IEA) will be held at the headquarters of the IEA, 9, rue 
de la F[eacute]d[eacute]ration, Paris, France, on October 17, 2012, 
beginning at 9:30 a.m., and continuing on October 18. The purpose of 
this notice is to permit attendance by representatives of U.S. company 
members of the IAB at a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on 
Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil 
Market (SOM) which is scheduled to be held at the headquarters of the 
IEA on October 17 commencing at 9:30 a.m.; and a meeting of the SEQ, 
which is scheduled to be held at the headquarters of the IEA on October 
18 commencing at 9:30 a.m. The IAB will also hold a preparatory meeting 
among company representatives at the same location at

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8:30 a.m. on October 18. The agenda for this preparatory meeting is to 
review the agendas for the SEQ meeting on October 18.
    The agenda of the joint session of the SEQ and the SOM on October 
17 is under the control of the SEQ and the SOM. It is expected that the 
SEQ and the SOM will adopt the following agenda:

1. Adoption of the Agenda
2. Approval of the Summary Record of the June 2012 Joint Session
3. Reports on Recent Oil Market and Policy Developments in IEA 
Countries
4. The Currrent Oil Market Situation
5. The Program of Work and Budget 2013-2014
6. The Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2012
7. Request from the IEA Governing Board to Study Existing Instruments
8. Other Business
    --Tentative Schedule of Upcoming SEQ and SOM Meetings:
    --November 26-28, 2012 (ERE6)
    --March 26-27, 2013
    --June 24-26, 2013
    The agenda of the SEQ meeting on October 18 is under the control of 
the SEQ. It is expected that the SEQ will adopt the following agenda:

1. Adoption of the Agenda
2. Approval of the Summary Record of the 136th Meeting
3. Status of Compliance with IEP Stockholding Commitments
4. Emergency Response Review Program
    --Schedule of Emergency Response Reviews
    --Emergency Response Review of Germany
    --Questionnaire Response of Turkey
    --Questionnaire Response of Austria
    --Questionnaire Response of Japan
    --Questionnaire Response of the United States of America
5. Emergency Response Exercise 6
    --Update on preparations for ERE6
6. Emergency Response Measures
    --Costs and Benefits of Stockholding (Progress Report)
7. Electricity Security
    --Electricity Security Assessment Implementation
    --Report on India's 2012 Electricity Blackouts
8. Policy and Other Developments in Member Countries
    --Mid-Term Emergency Response Review of the United Kingdom
    --Mid-Term Emergency Response Review of the Czech Republic
9. Report from the Industry Advisory Board
10. Activities with International Organizations and Non-Member 
Countries
    --ASEAN (APSA)
    --Thailand
    --Chile
    --Estonia
    --China/India
11. Documents for Information
    --Emergency Reserve Situation of IEA Member Countries on July 1, 
2012
    --Base Period Final Consumption: 3Q 2011-2Q 2012
    --Updated Emergency Contacts List
12. Other Business
    --Tentative Schedule of Next Meetings:
    --November 26-28, 2012 (ERE6)
    --March 26-27, 2013
    --June 24-26, 2013
    As provided in section 252(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6272(c)(1)(A)(ii)), the meetings of the IAB 
are open to representatives of members of the IAB and their counsel; 
representatives of members of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency 
Questions and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil Markets; 
representatives of the Departments of Energy, Justice, and State, the 
Federal Trade Commission, the General Accounting Office, Committees of 
Congress, the IEA, and the European Commission; and invitees of the 
IAB, the SEQ, the SOM, or the IEA.

    Issued in Washington, DC, October 4, 2012.
Priya Aiyar,
Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Nuclear Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-24890 Filed 10-9-12; 8:45 am]
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