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Mining and Energy Commission - June 7, 2013

Mining and Energy Commission

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 NORTH CAROLINA 

MINING AND ENERGY COMMISSION 

June 07, 2013 

9:00 a.m. 

Archdale Ground Floor Hearing Room 512 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 

Agenda

 

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 May 03, 2013 Meeting – Chairman Womack 

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

Water and Waste Management Committee – 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. Surface Ownership, Mineral Rights and Severed Estates – Don Kovasckitz  

9. Air Quality Monitoring Plans – Mike Abraczinskas 

10. 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. 

 

11. Lunch Break – 30 minutes 

12. MEC Discussion and Action on “Water Acquisition and Management” Rule– Chairman Womack 

13. MEC Discussion and Action on “Chemical Disclosure Requirements” Rule (if available) – Chairman Womack 

14. Administrative Update 

 a. Resolution of Appreciation for Mr. Mell Nevils – Chairman Womack 

 b. Staff and Intern Update – Walt Haven 

15. Concluding Remarks 

a. Commission Members 

b. Commission Counsel 

c. Commission Chairman 

16. 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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