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DOE - 449 - National Advisory Committee on Coal - Agency Authority


Committee NameNational Advisory Committee on CoalAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number449
Original Establishment Date11/21/1984Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*150
Current Charter Date2/16/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Date Of Renewal Charter2/16/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jennifer
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAGENDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Wilcox
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AGENDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 586-6660
Effective Date Of Authority*11/21/1984Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 586-7085
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The NACC is chartered to provide the Secretary of Energy with advice and recommendations on general policy matters relating to coal. In its previous iteration, the National Coal Council, prepared ~39 studies on a variety of important aspects of the coal industry. These studies are widely circulated and noted by the press, legislators, and academicians. They have been used extensively by the Department in making energy policy and enabled the Government to anticipate energy problems and needs. The NACC will continue this work.
How is membership balanced?*Council members will be chosen to assure well-balanced representation from all sections of the country, all segments of the coal industry, including large and small companies, and commercial and residential consumers. The NACC will have members who represent interests outside the coal industry, including environmental, labor, research, academia, tribal governments, and state regulatory commissions.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The NACC will meet at least twice a year. Study groups will meet as necessary. The time, place, and agenda of each Council and study group meeting will be determined by its respective chairman, with the concurrence of the Department. The experience that resides in the NACC will provide a perspective on the coal industry which is otherwise unavailable.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*There is no other source that possesses the collective breadth, depth, and diversity of knowledge of coal and related industries that the NACC will provide. No other existing advisory committee currently performs, or is capable of performing, the functions of the NACC. It would be impossible for the Department's staff to duplicate the knowledge and experience in addressing important coal issues or to do so by using alternative methods such as public hearings, solicitations of comment from the public, or contractors.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentBy conducting studies and analyses, and submitting reports with findings and recommendations, all of which is done at the Secretary's request and at a low cost to DOE, the National Advisory Committee on Coal will save DOE considerable funds.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe NACC is the successor of the NCC, fulfilling the same general role. Over the life of the NCC (beginning in 1986) there were ~39 reports, studies and white papers. These documents have made ~352 recommendations to the Secretary of Energy.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo recommendations have been made or implemented under the current NACC.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo recommendations have been made or implemented under the current NACC.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment, or contact the Deputy Designated Federal Officer
Agency Feedback Comment*The Secretary (or her Representative) will meet and speak to Council Members twice per year, in Spring and Fall.Narrative Description*The National Advisory Committee on Coal will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on general policy matters relating to coal, coal workers, and coal communities. The Committee activities include: (1) Advising on federal policy that affects, directly or indirectly, the production and use of coal; (2) Advising on plans, priorities and strategies to address more effectively the technological,regulatory and social impact of issues relating to coal production and use; (3) Advising on the appropriate balance between various elements of Federal coal-related programs; (4) Advising on scientific and engineering aspects of coal technologies, including coal and coal waste conversion, utilization, environmental control, and remediation concepts; and (5) Advising on economic and environmental impacts, and potential mitigation measures, in communities impacted by coal mines, coal-fired electricity generation, and coal-fired industrial plants.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified4/1/2022 10:21 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksThough the NACC has been renamed from the NCC, new members are being determined, so current costs trend significantly lower than will once members are designated and meetings have resumed.  
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Interest Areas

Fuel Transportation
Mining and Minerals
Environmental Issues
Waste Disposal
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Water Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040108National Coal Council2021
 COM-038082National Coal Council2020
 COM-036366National Coal Council2019
 COM-033570National Coal Council2018
 COM-001348National Coal Council2017
 COM-002935National Coal Council2016
 COM-003616National Coal Council2015
 COM-004936National Coal Council2014
 COM-005608National Coal Council2013
 COM-007093National Coal Council2012
 COM-007816National Coal Council2011
 COM-009254National Coal Council2010
 COM-009889National Coal Council2009
 COM-011167National Coal Council2008
 COM-011662National Coal Council2007
 COM-013024National Coal Council2006
 COM-013602National Coal Council2005
 COM-015044National Coal Council2004
 COM-015524National Coal Council2003
 COM-016905National Coal Council2002
 COM-017472National Coal Council2001
 COM-018844National Coal Council2000
 COM-019239National Coal Council1999
 COM-020754National Coal Council1998
 COM-021328National Coal Council1997