Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council; Notice of Meeting, 37141 [2011-15909]

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary is 
announcing a public meeting of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public 
Advisory Committee.

DATES: July 26, 2011, at 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Office, 441 West 5th 
Avenue, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Mutter, Department of the 
Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 ``C'' 
Street, Suite 119, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, (907) 271-5011.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Public Advisory Committee was created by 
Paragraph V.A.4 of the Memorandum of Agreement and Consent Decree 
entered into by the United States of America and the State of Alaska on 
August 27, 1991, and approved by the United States District Court for 
the District of Alaska in settlement of United States of America v. 
State of Alaska, Civil Action No. A91-081 CV. The meeting agenda will 
include a review of the projects proposed for inclusion in the Fiscal 
Year 2012 annual work plan.

Willie R. Taylor,
Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2011-15909 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-RG-P