The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy is now soliciting nominations for candidates to serve as members on one of two federal advisory committees chartered under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Subtitle J, section 999D. The Advisory Committees will advise the Secretary of Energy on research programs related to ultra-deepwater and unconventional petroleum resources technology. These programs will develop and implement research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies for ultra-deepwater and unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resources exploration and production.
Nominations for either of these committees must be received by May 2, 2008. Qualifications for membership are subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and to additional qualifications stated in the above referenced subtitle of EPACT.
Members will be appointed by the Secretary of Energy, and will serve approximately two years. The first meetings of the committee for the 2009 Annual Plan will be held on September 9 or 10, 2008, and then again on October 15 or 16, 2008. A final meeting via conference call will be held on October 23, 2008. Additional meetings will be planned for review of the 2010 Annual Plan.
The Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee (UDAC) will advise the Secretary on development and implementation of technology research programs related to ultra-deepwater natural gas and other petroleum resources. For more information about the UDAC and the nomination process for this advisory committee, please visit http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/oilgas/advisorycommittees/UltraDeepwater.html.
The Unconventional Resources Technology Advisory Committee (URTAC) will advise the Secretary on the development and implementation of technologies related to onshore unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resources. For more information about the URTAC and the nomination process for this advisory committee, please visit http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/oilgas/advisorycommittees/UnconventionalResources.html.
I encourage you to recommend qualified individuals to serve on these committees.
For more information on Section 999 of EPACT, please visit one of the above Committee websites. Questions regarding the nomination process or the committees should be directed to Bill Hochheiser or Elena Melchert at (202) 586-5600.
Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program
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