RPSEA completed its 2009 Draft Annual Plan (DAP) this summer and submitted it to the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. The next step in the process is to attend the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Meetings, which review the DAP.
The federal advisory committees, Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee (UDAC) and Unconventional Resources Technology Advisory Committee (URTAC), met to review the DAP in September in Alexandria, Va. The committees will reconvene at the Crowne Plaza Houston North Greenspoint Hotel in Houston on October 15, 2008 (UDAC) and October 16, 2008 (URTAC) to hear and discuss the subcommittee reports and to determine their final recommendations. A final teleconference meeting will be held on October 23, 2008 to review and finalize their recommendations report and to adjourn work on the 2009 Annual Plan.
The Department's UDAC was established to advise on the development and implementation of programs related to ultra-deepwater natural gas and other petroleum resources and review and comment on the program's annual plan.
The Department's URTAC was established to advise on the development and implementation of programs related to onshore unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resources and review and comment on the program's annual plan.
The UDAC and URTAC are open meetings to the public. RSPEA encourages all members to attend these meetings for more insight into the 2009 DAP and FACA process.