N.C. Mining and Energy Commission meetings set for July

Raleigh
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission and several of its study groups and committees are scheduled to meet in July to continue developing a modern regulatory program for oil and gas exploration.
The July meetings are on the following schedule:
· July 8 , 2-4 p.m.: Funding Levels and Potential Funding Sources Study Group meets in the 5 th floor conference room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh. The group is gathering information on the possible costs needed to support local governments impacted by oil and gas operations. They are also addressing expected impacts to roads and bridges due to those operations, and how to offset costs to the state for administering oil and gas operations.
· July 12 , 1-3 p.m.: Local Government Regulation Study Group meets in the 5 th floor conference room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh. The study group is required to make recommendations to the full N.C. Mining and Energy Commission on local government regulations for oil and gas exploration and development.
· July 19 , 1-3 p.m.: Local Government Regulation Study Group meets in the 5 th floor conference room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh.
· July 25 , 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Water and Waste Management Committee
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Administration of Oil and Gas Committee
1-3 p.m.: Environmental Standards Committee
3-5 p.m.: Rules Committee
The committees that meet July 25were created and staffed by members of the full commission to address specific issues such as handling wastewater during natural gas extraction and the establishment of rules to protect the   environment and property rights. The committees meet July 25 in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale   Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh.
· July 26 , 9 a.m.: North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission meets in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh.
· July 30 , 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Funding Levels and Potential Funding Sources Study Group meets in the 5 th floor conference room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh.

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