Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


Office of Fossil Energy; National Petroleum Council

AGENCY: Department of Energy.
ACTION: Notice of charter renewal.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463) and in accordance with title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulation, section 102-3.65, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the National Petroleum Council has been renewed for a two-year period ending November 1, 2005. The Council will continue to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on matters relating to oil and gas or the oil and gas industry.

Council members are chosen to assure a well-balanced representation from all sections of the country, all segments of the petroleum industry, and from large and small companies. The Council also has diverse members who represent interests outside the petroleum industry, including environmental labor, academia, research and environmental organizations, and State utilty regulatory commissions. Membership and representation of all interests will continue to be determined in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and implementing regulations.

The renewal of the Council has been determined essential to the conduct of the Department's business and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy by law. The Council will operate in accordance with the Federal Advisory Act and implementing regulations.


Rachel M. Samuel at (202) 586-3279.

Issued at Washington, DC, on November 7, 2003. James N. Solit, Advisory Committee Management Officer.