Mining and Energy Commission stakeholder group to meet today in Raleigh

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

The public is invited to attend today’s first meeting of a stakeholder group developed to advise the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission on oil and gas regulations.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh.

The group of representatives from state and local government agencies, the energy industry, environmental groups, scientists and landowners will advise the commission on specific topics, as requested by the commission.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the group will hear about proposed components of a rule regarding the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, and will provide feedback on those components to the commission.

There will not be a public comment period.

The Clean Energy and Economic Security Act, ratified in July 2012, reconstituted the state’s Mining Commission as the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission, and charged the commission with developing a modern regulatory program for the management of oil and gas exploration and development activities in North Carolina, including the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.