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Oil and Gas Advisory Committee

Contact: Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals 517-284-6823
Agency: Environmental Quality

The Oil and Gas Advisory Committee advises the DEQ on matters of regional or state-wide significance relating to oil and gas exploration and production.  The Committee provides input on policy, rules, orders, instructions, technical reviews, and hearings.  The Committee is comprised of members from the oil and gas industry and the public, with background or expertise in oil and natural gas and related environmental and resource issues.  The Committee meets four times per year.  Meeting notices are published in the Department of Environmental Quality Calendar. 

Committee Members 
revised 11/15/2011

Ray Barnhart
Highmount Exploration
Traverse City, MI
Gene A. Farber
Attorney at Law
Bingham Farms, MI
Gregory Fogle
Old Mission Energy, LLC
Traverse City, MI
Richard Redmond, Jr.
DTE Energy
Traverse City, MI
Ken Prior
Omimex Energy, Inc.
Ludington, MI
Eric McDonough
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
Lansing, MI
William C. Myler, Jr.
Muskegon Development Co.
Mt. Pleasant, MI
James Stark
Timmus, LLC
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals Staff  

Harold R. Fitch, Director
Assistant Supervisor of Wells

Rick Henderson
Field Operations Section
Susan Maul,
Hearings Officer
Permitting & Technical Services Section
Mark Snow
Permits and Bonding Unit
Adam Wygant
Permitting & Technical Services Section

Deana M. Kinney
Executive Secretary 
to Assistant Supervisor of Wells

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