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Mining and Energy Commission - Committee Member Assignments

Mining and Energy Commission

Committee Assignments 

Commitee Assignment Sheet

Per Session Law 2012-143, in addition to the Committee on Civil Penalty Remissions required to be established under G.S. 143B-293.6, the chair may establish other committees from members of the Commission to address specific issues as appropriate. No member of a committee may hear or vote on any matter in which the member has an economic interest. A majority of a committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. At a minimum, the chair shall establish a Committee on Mining, which shall consist of members appointed under subdivisions (1), (4), (6), (8), (10), (14), and (15) of subsection (a) of this section. The Committee on Mining shall have exclusive responsibility and authority over matters pertaining to mining and implementation of the Mining Act of 1971, including all of the following powers and duties:

(1) To act as the advisory body to the Governor pursuant to Article V(a) of the Interstate Mining Compact, as set out in G.S. 74-37.

(2) To adopt rules necessary to administer the Mining Act of 1971 pursuant to G.S. 74-63.

(3) To adopt rules necessary to administer the Control of Exploration for Uranium in North Carolina Act of 1983 pursuant to G.S. 74-86.

(4) To adopt rules, not inconsistent with the laws of this State, as may be required by the federal government for grants-in-aid for mining resource purposes which may be made available to the State by the federal government. This section is to be liberally construed in order that the State and its citizens may benefit from such grants-in-aid.

 Committee on Mining

  • Tex Gilmore, Chair
  • Robert Mensah-Biney, Vice Chair
  • Ray Covington
  • George Howard
  • Amy Pickle
  • Marva Price
  • Excell Ferrell

DENR Staff Contact: Janet Boyer,  707-9220

Committee on Civil Penalty Remissions

  • Charlotte Mitchell, Chair
  • Jane Lewis-Raymond
  • Jim Womack
  • Dr. Robert Mensah-Biney
  • Charles Taylor

DENR Staff Contact: Walt Haven, 707-9220

Environmental Standards Committee

  • George Howard, Chair
  • Dr. Ray Covington, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Kenneth Taylor
  • Charlotte Mitchell
  • Amy Pickle
  • Dr. Marva Price
  • Dr. Vik Rao

DENR Staff Contact: Walt Haven, 707-9220

Water & Waste Management Committee

  • Dr. Vik Rao, Chair
  • Charlotte Mitchell, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Kenneth Taylor
  • Charles Holbrook
  • Tex Gilmore
  • Amy Pickle

DENR Staff Contact: Katherine Marciniak, 707-9220

Administration of Oil & Gas Committee

  • Charles Holbrook, Chair
  • Jane Lewis-Raymond, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Vik Rao
  • Charles Taylor
  • Dr. Kenneth Taylor
  • Tex Gilmore
  • Excell Ferell

DENR Staff Contact: Ryan Channell, 707-9220

Rules Committee

  • Amy Pickle, Chair
  • Charlotte Mitchell
  • George Howard
  • Charles Holbrook
  • Jane Lewis-Raymond

DENR Staff Contact: Walt Haven, 707-9200

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