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Mining and Energy Commission - September 27, 2013

Mining and Energy Commission

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NORTH CAROLINA

MINING AND ENERGY COMMISSION

September 27, 2013

9:00 a.m.

Archdale Ground Floor Hearing Room

512 N. Salisbury St.

Raleigh, NC

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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 September 6, 2013 Meeting – Chairman Womack

6. DENR Update on EPA Grant – Drew Elliott

7. 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

8. Completed Study Group Report Highlights (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

9. Ongoing Committee Reports (5 Minutes Each, plus time for questions)

Coordinated Permitting Study Group – Dr. Kenneth Taylor

Protection of Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information Study Group – Mr. Womack

8. Break – 10 minutes2

9. 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.

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

Baseline Testing Rule Set

11. Lunch Break- 45 minutes

12. MEC Discussion Regarding the Wellhead Standard Rule Set – Charles Holbrook

Wellhead Standard Rule Set

13. Update on MEC Meeting Schedule and Timeline – Chairman Womack

Update  Schedule and Timeline

14. Concluding Remarks

a. Commission Members 

b. Commission Counsel 

c. Commission Chairman 

15. 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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