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LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGULATION STUDY GROUP
NORTH CAROLINA MINING AND ENERGY COMMISSION
April 26, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McSwain Agricultural Center, 2420 Tramway Road
1. Call to Order and Notice of NCGS 138A-15 Charles Taylor, 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, Introductions and Review of Previous Meeting Minutes – Chairman Taylor
3. Discussion of Identified Issues:
e. Environmental Concerns Continued from April 12, 2013
i. Air Quality
ii. Water Quality
iii. Erosion Control
e – was discussed at last meeting with questions referred to Land Quality Staff in regard to Water Sampling and Air Sampling Comparisons between Local, State and Federal Agencies. – Walt Haven
f. Property Rights
i. Mineral Rights vs. Surface Owner Rights
iii. Land Use Management
4. Public Comment Period
5. Closing Remarks
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