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Mining and Energy Commission - February 8, 2013

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 COMPULSORY POOLING STUDY GROUP

of the

NORTH CAROLINA MINING AND ENERGY COMMISSION 

February 8, 2013

9:00 am

Multi-Purpose Room at Central Carolina Community College

764 West Street

Pittsboro, NC

 

 

1. Call to Order and Notice of NCGS 138A-15 - Ray Covington, Chairman

In accordance with the State Government Ethics Act, it is the duty of every member of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission to avoid conflicts of interest and potential conflicts. If any member knows of a conflict of interest or potential conflict with respect to matters coming before the Committee today, please identify the conflict or potential conflict at this time.

2. Background and Objectives Chairman Ray Covington

3. Review of Minutes from Last Meeting –Chairman Ray Covington

Minutes from January 11, 2013

4. Extinguishment of Mineral Rights - Dr. T. Feitshans, NCSU 

Feitshans Presentation

5. Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights: The Surface Estate and the Mineral Estate –Don Kovasckitz, Director of Strategic Services for Lee County

D. Kovasckitz Presentation

6. USDA Loans and the Effects of Natural Gas Drilling –John Humphrey, the Humphrey Law Firm

J. Humphrey Presentations

6. An Overview of Compulsory Pooling in Five Oil and Gas Producing States –Layla Cummings, Volunteer Attorney, DENR

L. Cummings Presentation

8. Discussion of Policy Options

 

Adjournment

 

Reminder to All MEC Members: Members having a question about a conflict of interest or potential conflict should consult with the Chairman or with legal counsel.

Reminder to MEC Members Appointed by the Governor: Executive Order 34 mandates that in transacting Commission business each person appointed by the Governor shall act always in the best interest of the public without regard for his or her financial interests.  To this end, each appointee must recuse himself or herself from voting on any matter on which the appointee has a financial interest. 

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