MMS Schedules Royalty Policy Meeting

The Minerals Management Service has scheduled its next meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee for Oct.18. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, Colo. The meeting was rescheduled from its original date of Sept. 18.

The agenda will include updates on royalty-in-kind operations, program reengineering and proposed energy bills. Also scheduled are presentations by the subcommittees on sodium and potassium, accounting relief for marginal properties, and coal.

The Secretary of the Interior established the Royalty Policy Committee of the Minerals Management Advisory Board to provide advice on the Department's management of federal and Indian minerals leases, revenues and other minerals-related policies. Committee membership includes representatives from states, Indian tribes, Indian allottee organizations, minerals industry associations, the general public and other federal departments.

For additional information contact Gary Fields, Royalty Policy Committee coordinator, Minerals Revenue Management, MMS, P.O. Box 25165, MS 3060, Denver, Colo., 80225-0165. He may also be reached by phone at (303) 231-3102, or fax (303) 231-3780.