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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

Notice and Agenda for Meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: Agenda items for the meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) will include remarks from the Director, MMS, and the Associate Director, Minerals Revenue Management (MRM), as well as updates from the following subcommittees: Coal, Federal Oil and Gas Valuation, and Oil and Gas Royalty Reporting.

The RPC membership includes representatives from states, Indian tribes, individual Indian mineral owner organizations, minerals industry associations, the general public, and other Federal departments.

DATES: Tuesday, November 14, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., mountain time.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Denver West, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado, telephone 303-987-2000 or 1-800-325-3535.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Dan, Minerals Revenue Management, Minerals Management Service, P.O. Box 25165, MS 300B2, Denver, Colorado 80225-0165, telephone number (303) 231-3392, fax number (303) 231-3780, e-mailgina.dan@mms.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The RPC provides advice to the Secretary and top Department officials on minerals policy, operational issues, and the performance of discretionary functions under the laws governing the Department's management of Federal and Indian mineral leases and revenues. The RPC reviews and comments on revenue management and other mineral-related policies and provides a forum to convey views representative of mineral lessees, operators, revenue payors, revenue recipients, governmental agencies, and the interested public. Dates and locations of future meetings will be published in theFederal Registerand posted on our Internet site athttp://www.mms.gov/mmab/RoyaltyPolicyCommittee/rpc_homepage.htm.Meetings will be open to the public without advanced registration on a space-available basis. To the extent time permits, the public may make statements during the meetings, and file written statements with the RPC for its consideration. Copies of these written statements should be submitted to Gina Dan by November 6, 2006. Transcripts of this meeting will be available for public inspection and copying at our offices located in Building 85, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225. These meetings are conducted under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 1) and the Office of Management and Budget (Circular No. A-63, revised).

Dated: October 24, 2006. Lucy Querques Denett, Associate Director, Minerals Revenue Management.