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Posted Friday, February 15, 2013
Pittsboro, NC - A study group helping the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission will meet in Pittsboro today to discuss development of local regulations for oil and gas exploration and development. The Local Government Regulation Study Group will meet from 9-11 a.m. at the Chatham Community College Library, 197 N.C. Hwy. 87 North, Pittsboro. Below is the meeting agenda:
Local Government Regulation Study Group Meeting Agenda
1. Call to Order and Notice of NCGS 138A-15 - Charles Taylor, Chairman
In accordance with the State Government Ethics Act, it is the duty of every member of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission to avoid conflicts of interest and potential conflicts. If any member knows of a conflict of interest or potential conflict with respect to matters coming before the Committee today, please identify the conflict or potential conflict at this time.
2. Background and Introductions – Chairman Taylor
3. Comparison of Local Government Regulations in Other States – Erin Wynia/Sarah Collins, NCLM
4. Discussion of Previously Identified Issues:
b. Noise and Light Restrictions
c. Infrastructure Placement/Impacts
i. Impacts on Register of Deeds (Related to Issue 6.)
ii. Impacts on Roads
iii. Location on new infrastructure (gas distribution lines, water lines, etc.)
d. Unfunded Mandates
i. Inclusion in receiving portion of State Severance Taxes
ii. Ad valorem Taxes
e. Environmental Concerns
i. Air Quality
ii. Water Quality
iii. Erosion Control
f. Property Rights
i. Mineral Rights vs. Surface Owner Rights
iii. Land Use Management
It is not anticipated that all items a-f will be discussed at this meeting. Items not covered in this meeting will be carried over to the next scheduled meeting for continued discussion.
Reminder to All MEC Members: Members having a question about a conflict of interest or potential conflict should consult with the Chairman or with legal counsel.
Reminder to MEC Members Appointed by the Governor: Executive Order 34 mandates that in transacting Commission business each person appointed by the Governor shall act always in the best interest of the public without regard for his or her financial interests. To this end, each appointee must recuse himself or herself from voting on any matter on which the appointee has a financial interest.
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