Washington, DC - The Department of Energy invites any interested person or organization to nominate qualified individuals to serve on one of two federal advisory committees established under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Subtitle J, Section 999 - Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources.
The Secretary of Energy must carry out a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies for ultra-deepwater and unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resource exploration and production, including addressing the technology challenges for small producers, safe operations, and environmental mitigation (including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration of carbon). The advisory committees will advise the Secretary on the development and implementation of this program and review and comment on the program's annual plan.
The Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee (UDAC) comprised of 15 to 20 members will advise the Secretary on development and implementation of programs related to ultra-deepwater natural gas and other petroleum resources.
The Unconventional Resources Technology Advisory Committee (URTAC) comprised of approximately 25 members will advise the Secretary on the development and implementation of activities related to onshore unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resources.
Nominations for either of these committees must be received by January 26, 2007.
For more information, contact: Bill Hochheiser or Elena Melchert, 202-586-5600.