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Mining and Energy Commission - July 26, 2013

Mining and Energy Commission

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NORTH CAROLINA

MINING AND ENERGY COMMISSION

July 26, 2013

9:00 a.m.

Archdale Ground Floor Hearing Room

512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC

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Meeting Name:  DEMLR - MEC MEETING (JULY)
Invited By: Walt Haven (walt.haven@ncdenr.gov)
When:  07/26/2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Time Zone:  (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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1. Call to Order – James Womack, Chairman of the Mining and Energy Commission 

2. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance

3. Welcome and Notice of NCGS 138A-15 –                                                                Chairman Womack

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 Commission today, please identify the conflict or potential 

conflict at this time.

4. Roll Call of Commission Members –                                                                         Chairman Womack

5. Approval of Minutes from June 28, 2013 Meeting –                                                  Chairman Womack

6. Committee Reports (10 minutes each, plus time for questions)

Water and Waste Management Committee –                                                               Dr. Vik Rao 

Administration of Oil & Gas Committee –                                                                    Charles Holbrook 

Environmental Standards Committee –                                                                        George Howard 

Rules Committee –                                                                                                     Amy Pickle

7. Study Group Reports (10 minutes each, plus time for questions)

Local Government Regulation Study Group –                                                                Charles Taylor 

Compulsory Pooling Study Group –                                                                               Dr. Ray Covington 

Funding Levels and Sources Study Group –                                                                  Jane Lewis-Raymond

Coordinated Permitting Study Group –                                                                        Dr. Kenneth Taylor

Protection of Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information Study Group –                        Chairman Womack

8. MEC Discussion and Action on the Well Construction Rule Set –                                Charles Holbrook

Well Construction Rule Set

9. Lunch Break – 30 minutes

10. MEC Discussion Regarding the Baseline Testing Rule Set –                        Vice Chairman George Howard

11. MEC Discussion of Chemical Disclosure Rule and Implications of House Bill 74 – Chairman Womack

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12. Nominating Committee Results –                                                                           Charles Holbrook

13. Voting for MEC Chair and Vice Chair positions for service from August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014 –                                                                                                                                           Chairman Womack

14. Public Comment

The public comment period will be limited to a total of 10 speakers and each speaker will be 

allowed three minutes to speak. The sign-up sheet will be available in the Ground Floor 

Hearing Room from 8:30 a.m. until 8:55 a.m. 

15. Administrative Update 

a. Introduction of Mr. Jim Simons –                                                                                      Walt Haven

b. Appointment of Ethics Liaison –                                                                                       Chairman Womack

c. Discussion of Committee plans for the reserved meeting date of August 9, 2013

16. Concluding Remarks

a. Commission Members 

b. Commission Counsel 

c. Commission Chairman 

17. 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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