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Mining and Energy Commission - Study Group Members

Mining and Energy Commission

Study Group Members

Study Group Assignment Sheet

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Compulsory Pooling Study Group

MEC Members

  • Ray Covington, Study Group Director
  • Charles Holbrook
  • Charlotte Mitchell
  • Jim Womack

Resource Members

  • Nathan Batts, N.C. Bankers Association
  • Ted Feitshans, NCSU Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • John Humphrey, the Humphrey Law Firm
  • Don Kovasckitz, Lee County Strategic Services
  • Jonathan Lanier, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Ward Lenz, State Energy Office
  • Grady McCallie, North Carolina Conservation Network
  • James Robinson, Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
  • Spencer Scarboro, N.C. State Employees' Credit Union
  • Janet Thoren, N.C. Real Estate Commission
  • Lynne Weaver, Consumer Protection Section of the N.C. Attorney General's Office 

DENR Staff Contact: Walt Haven, 919-707-9231

Funding Levels and Potential Funding Sources Study Group

MEC Members

  • Jane Lewis-Raymond, Chair
  • George Howard
  • Dr. Vik Rao
  • Jim Womack

Additional Members

  • Jennifer Brandenburg, N.C. DOT
  • Judith Corley-Lay, N.C. DOT
  • Brandon Jones, N.C. DOT
  • Ward Lenz, State Energy Office 
  • Erin McGraw, N.C. DOT
  • Johanna Reese, N.C. Association of County Commissioners
  • Kenneth Snead, N.C. Highway Patrol
  • Erin Wynia, N.C. League of Municipalities
  • Russell Duncan,  DEMLR

DENR Staff Contact: Katherine Marciniak,  707-9220

Local Government Regulation Study Group

MEC Members

  • Charles Taylor, Chair
  • Jim Womack
  • Charles Holbrook
  • Dr. Marva Price
  • Charlotte Mitchell

Additional Members

  • Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation
  • Mack Paul, Morningstar Law Group
  • Johanna Reese, N.C. Association of County Commissioners
  • Ginger Warner, Impact Properties Group, LLC
  • Richard Whisnant, UNC School of Government
  • Erin Wynia, N.C. League of Municipalities

DENR Staff Contact: Toby Vinson,  707-9220

Coordinated Permitting Study Group

MEC Members

  • Dr. Kenneth Taylor, Director
  • Jim Womack
  • Dr. Ray Covington
  • Dr. Vikram Rao
  • Charles Holbrook
  • George Howard

Additional Members

  • Tracy Davis, PE, CPM, Director of DEMLR
  • Toby Vinson, PE, Chief Engineer, Land Quality Section, DEMLR
  • Mike Abraczinskas, EIT, CPM, Depury Director, Division of Air Quality (DAQ)
  • William Willets, PE, Engineering Supervisor, Permitting Section, (DAQ)
  • Ellen Lorscheider, Division of Waste Management (DWM)
  • Don Rayno, Division of Water Resources (DWR)
  • Evan Kane, PG, Groundwater Planning Supervisor, Division of Water Quality (DWQ)
  • Ken Pickle, Surface Water Protection Section, DWQ

DENR Staff Contact: Walt Haven, 707-9220

Protection of Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information Study Group

MEC Members

  • Jim Womack, Director
  • Amy Pickle
  • Jane Lewis-Raymond

Additional Member:

  • Tyler Mulligan, UNC School of Government
  • David Levine, Elon Law

DENR Staff Contact: Ryan Channell, 707-9220

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