The National Coal Council, Inc. is the organization that oversees administrative management of the National Coal Council which is a Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. The NCC Federal Advisory Committee (NCC-FACA) was established in 1984, and provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on coal policy, technology and markets.
The NCC-FACA’s activities include providing the Secretary of Energy with advice on:
The principal activity of the NCC-FACA 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.
NCC Inc. is a separate, non-governmental, non-profit organization that receives no government funding for its operation. Financing for NCC Inc. relies on annual voluntary contributions from members and sponsors. NCC Inc. provides administrative assistance and support to the NCC Federal Advisory Committee on a no-cost basis to the Department of Energy.