Department of the Interior
OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY-INDIAN AFFAIRSMEDIA ALERT
January 5, 2006
Nedra Darling, 202-208-4150
DOI to hold Consultation Meetings
|Washington - James E.
Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary announced a series of consultation
meetings to be held January 9-19, 2006 throughout Indian country. In
accordance with Title V, Section 504 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and
Executive Order 13175, the DOI, Office of Indian Energy and Economic
Development seeks to consult on the development of proposed regulations to
govern Tribal Energy Resource Agreements. The purpose of these agreements
is to promote tribal oversight and management of energy and mineral
resource development on tribal lands and further the goal of Indian
self-determination. A letter of invitation was sent to Tribal Leaders with
specific information on the meetings. We invite the public to comment at
one or more of these meetings. The public comment period will be held from
8 am to 12 pm at each meeting.|
For more information on the
meetings contact Darryl Francois, Office of Indian Energy and Economic
Development, 1849 C St., NW, MS-2749-MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Or call:
202-219-0740 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
invitation is extended to working media representatives, who are required
to display sanctioned media credentials for admittance to these events.