The National Coal Council is a Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Established in 1984, the NCC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on general policy matters relating to coal and the coal industry.
The National Coal Council's activities include providing the Secretary of Energy with advice on:
The principal activity of the NCC is to prepare reports for the Secretary of Energy. The NCC's Coal Policy Committee develops prospective topics for the Secretary's consideration as potential subjects for NCC studies.
The NCC is a totally self-sustaining organization; it receives no funds from the Federal government. The activities and operations of the NCC are funded solely from member contributions, the investment of Council reserves and generous sponsors.