Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Friday, September 16, 2011--9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A regulatory negotiation will enable DOE to engage in direct and sustained dialog with informed, interested, and affected parties when drafting the proposed regulation that is then presented to the public for comment. Gaining this early understanding of all parties' perspectives allows DOE to address key issues at an earlier stage of the process, thereby allowing more time for an iterative process to resolve issues. A rule drafted by negotiation with informed and affected parties is more likely to maximize benefits while minimizing unnecessary costs than one conceived or drafted without the opportunity for sustained dialog among interested and expert parties. DOE anticipates that there will be a need for fewer substantive changes to a proposed rule developed under a regulatory negotiation process prior to the publication of a final rule.
To the maximum extent possible, consistent with the legal obligations of the Department, DOE will use the consensus of the advisory committee or subcommittee as the basis for the rule the Department proposes for public notice and comment.
• Richard Anderson (Fayetteville PWC)
• Tim Ballo (Earthjustice)
• Scott Beck (Lakeview Metals)
• John Caskey (NEMA)
• Jerry Corkran (Cooper Power Systems)
• John Cymbalsky (DOE)
• Andrew DeLaski (ASAP)
• Tom Eckman (NWPower and Conservation Council)
• Gary Fernstrom (PG&E)
• Carlos Gaytan (GE Prolec)
• Robert Greeson (Federal Pacific)
• Bruce Hirsch (Baltimore Gas and Electric)
• Gerald Hodge (Howard Industries)
• Phil Hopkinson (HVOLT)
• Michael Hyland (APPA)
• David Millure (Metglas)
• Steve Nadel (ACEEE)
• Wes Patterson (ABB)
• Eric Petersen (AK Steel)
• Ray Polinski (Allegheny Ludlum)
• Steve Rosenstock (Edison Electric Institute)
• Robin Roy (NRDC)
• Robert Saint (NRECA)
• Chuck Simmons (Progress Energy)
• Mark Stoering (Xcel Energy; member of ERAC)
Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government-issued identification. Foreign nationals will be required, per DOE security protocol, to complete a questionnaire no later than one week prior to the meeting, Thursday, September 8, 2011.
Participation in the meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. ERAC invites written comments from all interested parties. If you would like to file a written statement with the committee, you may do so either by submitting a hard or electronic copy before or after the meeting. Electronic copy of written statements should be e-mailed to