"AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION"
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY ACTION COMMITTEE FALL 2012 MEETING AGENDA 400 North Capitol St. NW Suite 450 Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 Purpose of Meeting: Decide strategy, policy and association positions to achieve environmental advocacy goals for 2012 and 2013. Registration Note: There is no meeting fee for the ERAC meeting, but registration is required so that AGA has information for printing tent cards and a head count for meals, room set-up, etc. There is a fee for the committee dinner. Please register ahead of time online at www.aga.org under Events. 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 9 a.m. Open Conference Call Link & Welcome Welcome to Committee Members – Chairman Tom Jansen, We Energies AGA Antitrust Compliance Guidelines Distributed & Reminder – Pam Lacey, AGA ERAC Staff Executive; Senior Managing Counsel, Environment Approve Spring 2012 Meeting Minutes Distribute AGA Advocacy Priority Goals for 2012 and Ballot for 2013 Action: For each issue below, decide strategy for achieving environmental advocacy goals. (Focus on hot topics only – Refer to Briefing Memo for a detailed update on other issues.) 9:15 – 10 a.m. Wetlands NWPs and Waters of the U.S. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NWP program Update on Litigation & Discussion – Speaker: Deidre Duncan, Partner, Hunton & Williams 10 – 10:15 a.m. Wetlands – ERAC Discussion 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Permit Streamlining Dept. of Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service IPaC Initiative Executive Order on Permit Streamlining & Agency Plans Pam Lacey & Arushi Sharma, AGA 10:45 – 11 a.m. Break (15 minutes) ERAC FALL2012 MEETING AGENDA – Oct. 17, 2012 11 a.m. Pipeline Reauthorization, New PHMSA Regulations & Impact on Increased Need for Environmental Permits – Phil Bennett, AGA Senior Managing Counsel for Operations Safety 11:30 p.m. Elections – Potential Impact on Energy & Environmental Policy Speaker: George Lowe, AGA Vice President Government Relations 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Speaker on Permits for Infrastructure Projects: Speaker: Michelle Moore, Senior Advisor, Director’s Office, White House OMB (or a colleague) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PCB Briefing from EPA Speaker: Lynn Vendinello, EPA Branch Chief Fibers and Organics Branch National Program Chemicals Division Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics & staff 2:30 p.m. Break (15 minutes) 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. PCB Strategy - ERAC Follow-Up Discussion 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Carbon Footprint of Natural Gas – Pam Lacey & Committee EPA Annual Inventory of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Sinks Oil and Natural Gas NSPS & MACT Rule EDF and GTI Projects - Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems Subpart W Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule 4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Responsible Production Update – Arushi Sharma, AGA 4:30 – 5 p.m. Roundtable on AGA Environmental Advocacy Priority Goals ************************************************************************************************** 6:30 p.m. ERAC Dinner 2 ERAC FALL2012 MEETING AGENDA – Oct. 17, 2012 AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION ANTITRUST COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES Introduction Do not, without prior review by counsel, have The American Gas Association and its member discussions with other member companies about: companies are committed to full compliance with all laws and regulations, and to maintaining the highest your company’s prices for products, assets or ethical standards in the way we conduct our services, or prices charged by your operations and activities. Our commitment includes competitors strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws, which are designed to protect this country’s free costs, discounts, terms of sale, profit margins competitive economy. or anything else that might affect those prices Responsibility for Antitrust Compliance the resale prices your customers should charge for products or assets you sell them Compliance with the antitrust laws is a serious business. Antitrust violations may result in heavy allocating markets, customers, territories fines for corporations, and in fines and even products or assets with your competitors imprisonment for individuals. While the General Counsel’s Office provides guidance on antitrust limiting production matters, you bear the ultimate responsibility for assuring that your actions and the actions of any of whether or not to deal with any other company those under your direction comply with the antitrust laws. any competitively sensitive information concerning your own company or a Antitrust Guidelines competitor’s. In all AGA operations and activities, you must avoid Do not stay at a meeting, or any other gathering, if any discussions or conduct that might violate the those kinds of discussions are taking place. antitrust laws or even raise an appearance of impropriety. The following guidelines will help you Do not discuss any other sensitive antitrust do that: subjects (such as price discrimination, reciprocal dealing, or exclusive dealing agreements) without Do consult counsel about any documents that first consulting counsel. touch on sensitive antitrust subjects such as pricing, market allocations, refusals to deal with Do not create any documents or other records that any company, and the like. might be misinterpreted to suggest that AGA condones or is involved in anticompetitive Do consult with counsel on any non-routine behavior. correspondence that requests an AGA member company to participate in projects or programs, We’re Here to Help submit data for such activities, or otherwise join other member companies in AGA actions. Whenever you have any question about whether particular AGA activities might raise antitrust Do use an agenda and take accurate minutes at concerns, contact the General Counsel’s Office, Ph: every meeting. Have counsel review the agenda (202) 824-7072; E-mail: GCO@aga.org, or your legal and minutes before they are put into final form counsel. and circulated and request counsel to attend meetings where sensitive antitrust subjects may American Gas Association arise. Office of General Counsel Issued: December 1997 Do provide these guidelines to all meeting Revised: December 2008 participants. 3