Hearings and Testimony of the 109th Congress



DATE

HEARING SUBJECT

WITNESS(ES)

Thurs., 11/16/06

Lands and Forest Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 3636 (Bennett), A bill to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality economic development in Washington County, Utah

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management

Tues., 10/10/06

Colorado River Conservation Program

Subcommittee field hearing on
H.R. 5180 (Hayworth), To authorize appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation to carry out the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Lorri Gray, Program Manager for Colorado River Multi Species Conservation Program, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 10/4/06

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the potential extension of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Alan Hutchings,Associate Regional Director Planning, Communications, and Legislation, for the Midwest Regional Office, National Park Service

Wed., 10/4/06

Egg-Bearing Male Bass

Full Committee oversight hearing on Ova-Pollutions in the Potomac: Egg-Bearing Male Bass and Implications for Human and Ecological Health to investigate recently reported abnormalities in fish in the Potomac watershed and what steps federal, state, and local governments are taking to ensure effective protections of human and ecological health

House Government Reform Committee (Davis, III)

Mark Myers, Director, United States Geological Survey;
 
accompanied by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thus., 9/28/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4529 (Case), To provide for the establishment of a memorial within Kalaupapa National Historical Park located on the island of Molokai, in the State of Hawaii, to honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who were forcibly relocated to the Kalaupapa Peninsula from 1866 to 1969

H.R. 5195 (Wolf), To establish the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

H.R. 5466 (Davis), To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

H.R. 5665 (Simpson), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and improvements of the Gooding Division of the Minidoka Project, Idaho

H.R. 5817 (Inslee), To adjust the boundary of the Minidoka Internment National Monument to include the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial in Bainbridge Island, Washington

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Daniel N. Wenk, Acting Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service

Wed., 9/27/06

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 3000 (Stevens), A bill to grant rights-of-way for electric transmission lines over certain Native allotments in the State of Alaska

S. 3599 (Bingaman), A bill to establish the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in the State of New Mexico

S. 3794 (Crapo), A bill to provide for the implementation of the Owyhee Initiative Agreement

H.R. 3603 (Simpson), To promote the economic development and recreational use of National Forest System lands and other public lands in central Idaho, to designate the Boulder-White Cloud Management Area to ensure the continued management of certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands for recreational and grazing use and conservation and resource protection, to add certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands in central Idaho to the National Wilderness Preservation System

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management

Tues., 9/26/06

International Polar Year

Joint oversight hearing on the International Polar Year

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Stevens) and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Lugar)

Dr. Thomas R. Armstrong, Program Coordinator, Earth Surface Dynamics, U.S. Geological Survey

Tues., 9/26/06

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5110 (Udall), To facilitate the use for irrigation and other purposes of water produced in connection with development of energy resources

H.R. 5786 (Calvert), To authorize the Secretary, in cooperation with the City of San Juan Capistrano, California, to participate in the design, planning, and construction of, and advanced water treatment plant facility and recycled water system

H.R. 5987 (Cole), To provide for a feasibility study of alternatives to augment the water supplies of the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District and cities served by the District

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

William Rinne, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Robert M. Hirsch, Associate Director, United States Geological Survey (H.R. 5110)

Thurs., 9/21/06

Water Project Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1106 (Allard), A bill to authorize the construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit in the State of Colorado

S. 1811 (Hatch), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of enlarging the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, Utah, to provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project to fulfill the purposes for which that project was authorized

S. 3832 (Domenici), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish criteria to transfer title to reclamation facilities

S. 3798 (Feinstein), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to exclude and defer from the pooled reimbursable costs of the Central Valley Project the reimbursable capital costs of the unused capacity of the Folsom South Canal, Auburn-Folsom South Unit, Central Valley Project

H.R. 2563 (Otter), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct feasibility studies to address certain water shortages within the Snake, Boise, and Payette River systems in Idaho

H.R. 3897 (Radanovich), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madera Irrigation District for purposes of supporting the Madera Water Supply and Groundwater Enhancement Project

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Murkowski)

William Rinne, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 9/21/06

Fisheries Bill

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4315 (Kennedy), To amend the Acts popularly known as the Duck Stamp Act and the Wetland Loan Act to reauthorize appropriations to promote the conservation of migratory waterfowl and to offset or prevent the serious loss of important wetlands and other waterfowl habitat essential to the preservation of such waterfowl

House Resources S/C on Fisheries on Oceans (Gilchrest)

David M. Verhey, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Thurs., 9/21/06

San Joaquin Restoration Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Jason Peltier, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Thurs., 9/21/06

National Park Service Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of
Mary Amelia Bomar, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the National Park Service

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Mary Amelia Bomar, Nominee

Wed., 9/20/06

Tribal Self-Governance

Full Committee oversight hearing on Tribal Self-Governance

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Wed., 9/20/06

Historic Preservation and Community Development

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Historic Preservation and Community Development: Why Cities and Towns Should Look to the Past as a Key to Their Future

House Government Reform S/C on Federalism and the Census (Turner)

Janet Snyder Matthews, Associate Director for Culture Resources, National Park Service

Thurs., 9/14/06

Interior Department management and accountability

Full Committee oversight hearing on management and accountability at the Department of the Interior

House Government Reform Committee (Davis, III)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary

Johnnie Burton
, Director, Minerals Management Service  

Thurs., 9/14/06

Indian Affairs Nominations

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of
Carl Artman to be Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

Carl Artman, Nominee

Thurs., 9/14/06

Interior Nominations

Full Committee oversight hearing to consider the nomination of
C. Stephen Allred, of Idaho, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

Robert W. Johnson, of Nevada, to be Commissioner of Reclamation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

C. Stephen Allred, Nominee

Thurs., 9/14/06

Forest Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5769 (Matheson), To establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality economic development in Washington County, Utah

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management

Thurs., 9/14/06

Fish and Oceans Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4953 and S. 2430 (Kildee), To amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide for implementation of recommendations of the United Sates Fish and Wildlife Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study

H.R. 4345and S. 2041 (Berkley), To provide for the conveyance of a United States Fish and Wildlife Service administrative site to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Charles Wooley, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 9/14/06

Federal agencies and conference spending

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Federal agencies and conference spending

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs S/C on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security

Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget

Wed., 9/13/06

Visitation Trends

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Visitation trends in the National Park System – Part II

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Christopher Jarvi, Associate Director for Partnership, Interpretation and Education, Volunteers, and Outdoor Recreation, National Park Service

Wed., 9/13/06

Great Lakes Regional Collaboration

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy – Can it be implemented to restore and protect the Great Lakes?

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Young)

Charles Wooley, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 9/13/06

Lands Bills

Full Committee hearing on
H.R. 5617 (Young), To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide an equitable distribution of land to the 13th Alaska Native Regional Corporation

H.R. 5781 (Young), to grant rights-of-way for electric transmission lines over certain Native allotments in the State of Alaska

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 9/7/06

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 6014 (Pombo), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to improve California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and water supply

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

William E. Rinne, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 9/7/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3532 (Camp), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of maritime sites in the State of Michigan

H.R. 5452 (Reynolds), To make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans

H.R. 5485 (Baird), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing the Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area in the States of Washington and Oregon

H.R. 5978 (Blunt), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including the battlefields and related sites of the First and Second Battles of Newtonia, Missouri, during the Civil War as part of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield or designating the battlefields as related sites as a separate unit of the National Park System

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

John Wessels, Acting Assistant Director, Business Services, National Park Service

Fri., 9/1/06

Resources Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 3563 (Burns), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct studies to determine the feasibility and environmental impact of rehabilitating the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works and the Milk River Project, to authorize the rehabilitation and improvement of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, to develop an emergency response plan for use in the case of catastrophic failure of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Mike Ryan, Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation

Mon., 8/14/06

National Parks of Alaska

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the National Parks of Alaska

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Marsha Blaszak, Alaska Regional Director, National Park Service

Sat., 8/5/06

Border security on Federal lands

Full Committee oversight hearing on Border security on Federal lands: What can be done to mitigate impacts along the southwestern border

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

Steve Borchard, California Desert District Manager, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 8/2/06

Forest Emergency Recovery Act

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4200 (Walden),To improve the ability of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to promptly implement recovery treatments in response to catastrophic events affecting Federal lands under their jurisdiction, including the removal of dead and damaged trees and the implementation of reforestation treatments, to support the recovery of non-Federal lands damaged by catastrophic events, to revitalize Forest Service experimental forests

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry S/C on Forestry, Conservation and Rural Revitalization (Crapo)

Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary

Thurs., 7/27/06

Forest, Wilderness and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4784 (DeFazio), To direct the Secretary of Interior to convey certain Bureau of Land Management Land to the City of Eugene, Oregon

H.R. 4235 (Hefley), To designate certain National Forest System lands in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and certain lands in the Royal Gorge Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management in the State of Colorado as wilderness

H.R. 2718 (Otter), To authorize the exchange of certain Federal land within the State of Idaho

H.R. 2039 (Young), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to undertake a program to reduce the risks from and mitigate the effects of avalanches on recreational users of public land

House Resources S/C on Forest and Forest Health (Walden)

Larry Benna, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 7/27/06

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 895 (Domenici), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a rural water supply program in the Reclamation States to provide a clean, safe affordable, and reliable water supply to rural residents

H.R. 630 (Grijalva), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal lands to the City of Yuma, Arizona, in exchange for certain lands owned by the City of Yuma, Arizona

H.R. 5666 (Simpson), To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the A & B Irrigation District in the State of Idaho

H.R. 5796 (Lungren), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to exclude and defer from the pooled reimbursable costs of the Central Valley Project the reimbursable capital costs of the unused capacity of the Folsom South Canal, Auburn-Folsom South Unit, Central Valley Project

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

William E. Rinne, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 7/27/06

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 3638 (Walsh), A bill to encourage the Secretary of the Interior to participate in projects to plan, design, and construct water supply projects and to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to encourage the design, planning, and construction of projects to treat impaired surface water, reclaim and reuse impaired groundwater, and provide brine disposal in the State of California

S. 3639 (Murkowski), A bill to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to provide standards and procedures for the review of water reclamation and reuse projects

H.R. 177 (Miller), To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Prado Basin Natural Treatment System Project, to authorize the Secretary to carry out a program to assist agencies in projects to construct regional brine lines in California, to authorize the Secretary to participate in the Lower Chino Dairy Area desalination demonstration and reclamation project

H.R. 2341 (Doggett), To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of a project to reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside of the service area of the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Utility, Texas

H.R. 3418 (Edwards), To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Central Texas Water Recycling and Reuse Project

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Murkowski)

Larry Todd, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 7/25/06

Management Policies

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Recently Released Final Draft of the National Park Service Management Policies

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Fran Mainella, Director, National Park Service

Fri., 7/21/06

Policing Capital Sites

Full Committee oversight hearing on Policing Capital Sites: Improving Coordination, Training and Equipment

House Government Reform Committee (Davis,III)

Michael D. Fogarty, Assistant Chief, United States Park Police, Training and Equipment

Thurs., 7/20/06

Interior Nominations

Full Committee nomination hearings for
John Ray Correll, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement

Mark Myers, of Alaska, to be Director of the United States Geological Survey

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Ray Correll, Nominee

Mark D. Myers, Nominee

Thurs., 7/20/06

National Wildlife Refuge System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s growing operations crisis within the National Wildlife Refuge System

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

H. Dale Hall, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 7/19/06

Healthy Forests Restoration Act Oversight

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the implementation of Public Law 108-14

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget

Thurs., 7/13/06

Working Ranches, Healthy Range and Maintaining Open Space

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Working Ranches, Healthy Range and Maintaining Open Space

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Ed Shepard, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 7/13/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 383 (Hastings), To designate the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

H.R. 4581 (Akin), To amend the National Trails System Act relating to the statute of limitations that applies to certain claims

H.R. 5132 (Dingell), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including in the National Park System certain sites in Monroe County, Michigan, relating to the Battles of the River Raisin during the War of 1812

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Christopher K. Jarvi, Associate Director Partnerships, Interpretation and Education, Volunteers, and Outdoor Recreation, National Park Service

Wed., 7/12/06

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5715 (Bilbray), To make amendments to the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992

H.R. 5282 (Lewis), To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Southern California Desert Region Integrated Water and Economic Sustainability Plan

H.R. 5299 (Hayworth), To revise a provision relating to a repayment obligation of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation under the Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

William Rinne, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 7/12/06

Lumbee Recognition Act

Full Committee hearing on
S. 660 (Dole), a bill to provide for the acknowledgement of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

R. Lee Fleming, Director, Office of Federal Acknowledgement

Tues., 7/11/06

Geothermal Energy

Full Committee oversight hearing on the implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 on geothermal energy and other renewable energy production on Federal lands in the Western states

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary

Thurs., 6/29/06

Wetlands Conservation Act

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5539 (Pombo),To reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Matt Hogan, Acting Assistant Secretary, Fish Wildlife and Parks

Thurs., 6/29/06

Healthy Forests Targets and Accomplishments

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Healthy Forests Targets and Accomplishments

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary

Wed., 6/28/06

High Cost of Natural Gas

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Effects of the High Cost of Natural Gas on Small Business and Future Energy Technologies

House Small Business S/C on Tax, Finance and Exports (Bradley)

Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Minerals Management Service

Tom Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty, and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 6/28/06

Multiple Agency Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2692 (Michaud), To extend the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, to provide improved visitor services at the park

H.R. 3871 (Fortenberry), To authorize the Secretary of Interior to convey to the Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Trail and Visitor Center Foundation, Inc. certain Federal land associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Nebraska, to be used as an historical interpretive site along the trail

H.R. 5145 (Jones), To authorize the National War Dogs Monunemt, Inc. to establish a national monument in honor of military working dog teams

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Sue Masica, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

Wed., 6/28/06

Reclamation Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1812 (Hatch), A bill to amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to provide for the conjunctive use of surface and ground water in Juab County, Utah

S. 1965 (Cantwell), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain buildings and lands of the Yakima Project, Washington, to the Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District

S. 2129 (Crapo), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land an improvements of the Gooding Division of the Minidoka Project, Idaho

H.R. 2383 (Nunes), To redesignate the facility of the Bureau of Reclamation located at 19550 Kelso Road in Byron, California, as the “C.W. ‘Bill’ Jones Pumping Plant”

S. 2470 (Craig), A bill to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the A & B Irrigation District in the State of Idaho

S. 2502 (Smith), A bill to provide for the modification of an amendatory repayment contract between the Secretary of the Interior and the North Unit Irrigation District

S. 3404 (Johnson), A bill to reauthorize the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project

H.R. 4204 (Doolittle), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer ownership of the American River Pump Station Project

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

William E. Rinne, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 6/27/06

Implementation of the Energy Policy Act

Full Committee oversight hearing on implementation o the Energy Policy Act provisions on enhancing oil and gas production on Federal lands in the Rocky Mountain Region

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Dale Hall, Director, Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 6/22/06

National Park Service Advisory Board

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the reauthorization of the National Park Service Board

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Fran Mainella, Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 6/22/06

Reclamation’s Water and Power Infrastructure

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Securing the Bureau of Reclamation’s Water and Power Infrastructure

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Larry T. Todd, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 6/22/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 574 (Dodd), A bill to amend the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 to increase the authorization of appropriations and modify the date on which the authority of the Secretary of the Interior terminates under the Act

S. 1387 (Chafee), A bill to provide for an update of the Cultural Heritage and Land Management Plan for the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, to extend the authority of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, toauthorize the undertaking of a special resource study of sites and landscape features within the Corridor, and to authorize additional appropriations for the Corridor

S. 1721 (Voinovich), A bill to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend the authorization for certain national heritage areas

S. 2037 (Salazar), A bill to establish the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area in the State of Colorado

S. 2645 (Allen), A bill to establish the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Donald W. Murphy, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Wed., 6/21/06

Federal Recognition Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 480 (Allen), A bill to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe – Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe

S. 437 (Levin), A bill to expedite review of the grand River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan to secure a timely and just determination of whether that group is entitled to recognition as a Federal Indian tribe

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

R. Lee Fleming, Director, Office of Federal Acknowledgement

Wed., 6/21/06

Alaska Native Corporations

Joint Full Committee oversight hearing on the award of contracts to Alaska Native Corporations (ANC) participating in the Small Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) program by Federal agencies

House Government Reform Committee (Davis, III) and House Small Business Committee (Manzullo)

E. Melodee Stith, Associate Director, Acquisition and Financial Assistance, Office of Acquisition and Property Management

Wed., 6/21/06

Wildland Fire Suppression

Subcommittee oversight hearing to review the General Accountability Office report entitled Wildland Fire Suppression – Lack of Clear Guidance Raises Concerns about Cost Sharing between Federal and Nonfederal Entities (GAO-06-570)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forest (Craig)

Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget

Tues., 6/20/06

Lands Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1003 (McCain), Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Amendments of 2005

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

William P. Ragsdale, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tues., 6/20/06

Management Policies

Subcommittee Oversight hearing on the National Park Service’s Revised Draft Management Policies, including potential impact of the policies on park operations, park resources, wilderness areas, recreation, and interaction with gateway communities

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Stephen Martin, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 6/15/06

Fisheries Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5381 (Saxton), To establish a volunteer program and promote community partnerships for the benefits of national fish hatcheries and fisheries program offices

H.R. 5061 (Boucher), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey Paint Bank National Fish Hatchery and Wytheville National Fish Hatchery to the State of Virginia

H.R. 4957 (Peterson), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Tylersville division of the Lamar National Fish Hatchery and Fish Technology Center to the State of Pennsylvania

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Dr. Mamie Parker, Assistant Director for Fisheries and habitat Conservation

Marvin Moriarity, Regional Director for the Northeast Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 6/15/06

Illegal Immigration and Public Lands

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Effects of Illegal Border Activities on the Federal Land Management Agencies

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Tina J. Terrell, Forest Supervisor, Cleveland National Forest

Wed., 6/14/06

Domestic Energy Production

Full Committee hearing on
H.R. 4761 (Jindal), The Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

R. M. “Johnnie” Burton, Director, Minerals Management Service

Thurs., 5/25/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5057 (Wilson), To authorize the Marion Park Project and Committee of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia, and its environs to honor Brigadier General Francis Marion

S. 1627 (Carper), Delaware National Coastal Special Resources Study Act

H.R. 4275 (Kelly), To amend Public Law 106-348 to extend the authorization for establishing a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor veterans who became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Donald W. Murphy, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 5/25/06

American Indian Education

Full Committee oversight hearing on Indian education

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

James E. Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary

Wed., 5/24/06

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 2788 (Bennett), Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act

S. 2466 (Kyl), To authorize and direct the exchange and conveyance of certain National Forest land and other land in southeast Arizona

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests  (Craig)

Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Tues., 5/23/06

National Research Council Report

Full Committee oversight hearing on the National Research Council report, Managing Construction and Infrastructure in the 21st Century Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Report, Managing for Excellence: An Action Plan for the 21st Century

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

William E. Rinne, Acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 5/18/06

Minerals Requirements for Renewable and Alternative Fuels

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Energy and Mineral Requirements for Renewable and Alternative Fuels Used for Transportation and Other Purposes

House Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Gibbons)

W. David Menzie, Chief, Minerals Information Team, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 5/17/06

American Indian Youth Suicide

Full Committee oversight hearing on Indian youth suicide

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

Jerry Gidner, Deputy Bureau Director for Tribal Services

Tues., 5/16/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1686 (Santorum), A bill to amend the Constitution Heritage Act of 1988 to provide for the operation of the National Constitution Center

S. 2417 (Pryor) and H.R. 4192 (Ross), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace home in Hope, Arkansas, as a National Historic Site and unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes

S. 2419 (Stevens) and H.R. 4882 (Pombo), bills to ensure the proper remembrance of Vietnam veterans and the Vietnam War by providing a deadline for the designation of a visitor center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

S. 2568 (Sarbanes), a bill to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

S. 2627 (Domenici), a bill to amend the Act of August 21, 1935, to extend the authorization for the National Park System Advisory Board

S. Res. 468 (Feinstein), a resolution supporting the continued administration of Channel Islands National Park, including Santa Rosa Island, in accordance with the laws (including regulations: and policies of the National Park Service

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Stephen P. Martin, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 5/11/06

Disability Access in the National Park System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on disability access in the National Park System

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Sue Masica, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

Wed., 5/10/06

Refuge Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4947 (Bachus), To expand the boundaries of the Cahaha River National Wildlife Refuge

H.R. 5094 (Jones), To require the conveyance of Mattamuskeet Lodge and surrounding property, including the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, to the State of North Carolina to permit the State to use the property as a public facility dedicated to the conservation of the natural and cultural resources of North Carolina

H.R. 5232 (Kanjorski), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to initiate and complete and evaluation of lands and waters located in Northeastern Pennsylvania for their potential acquisition and inclusion in a future Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

William Hartwig, Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 5/10/06

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 214 (Bingaman) and H.R. 469 (Kolbe), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with the Sates on the border with Mexico and other appropriate entities in conducting a hydrogeologic  characterization, mapping, and modeling program for priority transboundary aquifers

H.R. 4588 (Doolittle), To reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research regarding the water resources research and technology institutes established under the Water Resources Act of 1984

H.R. 5079 (Walden), To provide for the modification of an amendatory repayment contract between the Secretary of the Interior and the North Unit Irrigation District

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Willian E. Rinne, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 5/10/06

Miscellaneous Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 585 (Radanovich), To require Federal land managers to support, and to communicate, coordinate, and cooperate with, designated gateway communities, to improve the ability of gateway communities to participate in Federal land management planning conducted by the Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior, and to respond to the impacts of the public use of the Federal lands administered by these agencies

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Christopher Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget

Wed., 5/10/06

American Indian Economic Development

Full Committee oversight hearing on Indian economic development

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

Dr. Robert W. Middleton, Director, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development

Mon., 5/8/06

Implementation of the Energy Policy Act

Full Committee oversight hearing on implementation of Section 241 of the Energy Policy Act, addressing licensing of hydroelectric facilities

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Lawrence Finfer, Acting Director, Office of Policy Analysis

Thurs., 5/4/06

Coal Liquefaction

Subcommittee oversight hearing to examine the Federal coal resource base and the role of clean coal technology, such as coal gasification and coal to liquids technologies which can be used to produce cleaner burning alternative transportation fuels and fuels for industrial, commercial and residential uses

House Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Gibbons)

Brenda A. Pierce, Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 5/4/06

Confirmation – Dirk Kempthorne

Subcommittee oversight hearingon the nomination of
Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho to be Secretary of the Interior

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Dirk Kempthorne, Nominee

Thurs., 4/27/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1796 (McCollum), To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route of the Mississippi River from its headwaters in the State of Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico for study for potential addition to the National Trails System as a national scenic trail, national historic trail, or both

H.R. 3085 (Wamp), To amend the National Trails System Act to update the feasibility and suitability study originally prepared for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and provide for the inclusion of New trail segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with that trail

H.R. 4612 (Turner), To redesignate Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park in the State of Ohio as “Wright Brothers-Dunbar National Historic Park

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Christopher K. Jarvi, Associate Director for Partnerships, Interpretation and Education, Volunteers, and Outdoor Recreation, National Park Service

Wed., 4/26/06

Climate Change and Marine and Terrestrial Systems

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the effects of climate change on marine and terrestrial systems

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation S/C on Global Climate Change and Impacts (Vitter)

Dr. Thomas R. Armstrong, Program Coordinator, Earth Surface Dynamics Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 4/26/06

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 166 (Smith), To amend the Oregon Resource Conservation Act of 1996 to reauthorize the participation of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Deschutes River Conservancy

H.R. 1711 (Wilson), To provide assistance to the State of New Mexico for the development of comprehensive State water plans

H.R. 4570 (Osborne), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of implementing a water supply and conservation project to improve water management efficiency in the Republican Rive Basin between Harlan County Lake in Nebraska and Milford Lake in Kansas

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Larry Todd, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 4/19/06

New Mexico Drought / Water 2025

Full Committee oversight field hearing on the drought conditions facing the state of New Mexico and

S. 2561(Domenici), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make available cost-shared grants and enter into cooperative agreements to further the goals of the Water 2025 Program by improving water conservation, efficiency, and management in the Reclamation States

Senate Energy and Natural Resources (Domenici)

Mark A. Limbaugh, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Thurs., 4/6/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1510 (Salazar), A bill to designate as wilderness certain lands within the Rocky Mountain National Park in the State of Colorado

S. 1719 and H.R. 1492 (Inouye), To provide for the preservation of the historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II

S. 1957 (Hagel), A bill to authorize the Secretary of Interior to convey to The Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Trail and Visitor Center Foundation, Inc. certain Federal land associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Nebraska, to be used as an historical interpretive site along the trail

S. 2034 and H.R. 394 (Meehan), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to evaluate the significance of the Colonel James Barrett Farm in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and assess the suitability and feasibility of including the farm in the National Park System as part of the Minute Man National Historical Park

S. 2252 (Enzi), A bill to designate the National Museum of Wildlife Art, located at 2820 Rungius Road, Jackson, Wyoming, as the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States

S. 2403 (Thomas), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to include in the boundaries of the Grand Teton National Park land and interests in land of the Grand Teton Park Subdivision

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Sue Masica, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

Thurs., 4/6/06

Renewable and Alternative Energy in America

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Role of the Federal Government and Federal Lands in Fueling Renewable and Alternative Energy in America

House Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Gibbons)

Brenda Aird, Senior Renewable Energy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Thurs., 4/6/06

Coastal Barrier Resources Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 138 (Kingston), To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Jekyll Island Unite GA-06P

H.R. 479 (Miller), To replace a Coastal Barrier Resources System map relating to Coastal Barrier Resources System Grayton Beach Unit FL-95P in Walton County, Florida

H.R. 1656 (Ortiz), To correct maps depicting Unit T-10 of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System

H.R. 3280 (Boyd), To exempt certain coastal barrier areas in Florida from Limitations on Federal expenditures and financial assistance under the Coastal Barriers Resources Act, and limitations on flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968

H.R. 4165 (Mack), To clarify the boundaries of Coastal Barrier Resources System Clam Pass Unit FL-64P

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Dr. Mamie Parker, Assistant Director for Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 4/6/06

Protecting Sacramento / San Joaquin Bay-Delta Water Supplies and Responding to Catastrophic Failures in California Water Deliveries

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Protecting Sacramento / San Joaquin Bay-Delta Water Supplies and Responding to Catastrophic Failures in California Water Deliveries

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Kirk Rodgers, Mid-Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 4/6/06

Visitation Trends in the National Park System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on visitation trends in the National Park System

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Marcia Blaszak, Regional Director, Alaska Region, National Park Service

Wed., 4/5/06

2005 Wildfire Season Review / Outlook for 2006 Season

Subcommittee oversight hearing to review the 2005 wildfire season and preparations by various federal land management agencies for the 2006 wildfire season

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Nina Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget

Wed., 4/5/06

Conjunctive Water Management: A Solution to the West’s Growing Water Demand?

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Conjunctive Water Management: A Solution to the West’s Growing Water Demand?

House Government Reform S/C on Energy and Resources (Issa)

Jason Peltier, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Wed., 4/5/06

The Bureau of Reclamation’s 21st Century Challenges in Managing, Protecting and Developing Water and Power Supplies

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Bureau of Reclamation’s 21st Century Challenges in Managing, Protecting and Developing Water and Power Supplies

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Mark Limbaugh, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 4/5/06

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3534 (Capps), To designate the Piedras Blancas Light Station and the surrounding public land as an Outstanding Natural Area to be administered as a part of the National Landscape Conservation System

H.R. 5016 (Kolbe), To provide for the exchange of certain Bureau of Land Management Land in Pima County, Arizona

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Thomas P. Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 4/5/06

FY 2007 Budget Request – National Park Service

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the National Park Service

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Frances P. Mainella, Director, National Park Service

Wed., 4/5/06

The Problem of Methamphetamine in Indian Country

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Problem of Methamphetamine in Indian Country

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

William P. Ragsdale, Director of Indian Affairs

Thurs., 3/30/06

Water Project Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1962
 (Roberts) and H.R. 4000 (Moran), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to revise certain repayment contracts with the Bostwick Irrigation District in Nebraska, the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District No. 2, the Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District, and the Webster Irrigation District No. 4, all apart of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program

S. 2054 (Jeffords), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of water resources in the State of Vermont

S. 2205 (Thune), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain parcels of land acquired for the Blunt Reservoir and Pierre Canal features of the initial stage of the Oahe Unit, James Division, South Dakota, to the Commission of Schools and Public Lands and the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks of the State of South Dakota for the purpose of mitigating lost wildlife habitat, on the condition that the current preferential leaseholders shall have an option to purchase the parcels from the Commission

H.R. 3812 (Pombo), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a feasibility study with respect to the Mokelumme River

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Murkowski)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Catherine L. Hill, Northeast Regional Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 3/30/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2134 (Becerra), To establish the Commission to Study the Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino Community to develop a plan of action for the establishment and maintenance of a National Museum of the American Latino Community in Washington, D.C.

H.R. 3961 (Renzi), To authorize the National Park Service to pay for services rendered by subcontractors under a General Services Administration Indefinite Deliver / Indefinite Quantity Contract issued for work to be completed at the Grand Canyon National Park

H.R. 4294 (Porter), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements to protect natural resources of units of the National Park System through collaborative efforts on land inside and outside of units of the National Park System

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Michael Soukup, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service

Thurs., 3/30/06

DOI FY 2007 Budget Request

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the Department of the Interior

Senate Appropriations S/C on Interior and Related Agencies (Burns)

Secretary Norton

Wed., 3/29/06

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1056 (Reid), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the City of Henderson, Nevada, certain Federal land located in the City

S. 2150 (Wyden), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Bureau of Land Management Land to the City of Eugene, Oregon

S. 2373 (Thomas), To provide for the sale of approximately 132 acres of public land to the City of Green River, Wyoming

H.R. 3507 (Issa), To transfer certain land to Riverdale County, California, and San Diego County, California, from the Bureau of Land Management to the United States to be held in trust for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Lawrence E. Benna, Deputy Director, Operations, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 3/28/06

Trust Reform

Full Committee hearing
S. 1439 (McCain), To provide for Indian Trust asset management reform and resolution of historical accounting claims (Titles II-VI)

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

James Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary

Ross O. Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians

Tues., 3/28/06

FY 2007 Budget Request – Bureau of Reclamation

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation

Senate Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development (Domenici)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Fri., 3/24/06

Assessing the Impacts of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act

Subcommittee oversight field hearing to examine implementation of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Kirk Rodgers, Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 3/21/06

Natural Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on the natural disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and how they affected fishery resources, how fisheries habitats have been affected, how fishing communities have been affected, and what impacts have been identified that have affected the fishing industry infrastructure in general

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Gregory J. Smith, PH.D., Director, National Wetlands Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 3/16/06

National Park Service Business Strategies

Full Committee oversight hearing on National Park Service business strategies, including the development and implementation of individual park unit business plans

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Bruce Sheaffer, Comptroller, National Park Service

Thurs., 3/16/06

Impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Rita on Gulf Coast National Wildlife Refuges

Full Committee oversight hearing on the impacts of hurricane Katrina and Rita on Gulf Coast National Wildlife Refuges and clean-up and funding needs

House Resources on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Dale Hall, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 3/16/06

Volcanic Hazards: Impact on Aviation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the impact on aviation of volcanic hazards

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation S/C on Disaster Prevention and Prediction (DeMint)

James E. Quick, Program Coordinator, Volcano, Hazards Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 3/15/06

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

Full Committee hearing on
H.R. 4893 (Pombo), To amend section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to resist off-reservation gaming

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

James Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary;

George T. Skibine
, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development

Wed., 3/15/06

The Missouri River and its Spring Rise: Science or Science Fiction?

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Missouri S/C on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology

House Small Business S/C on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology (Graves)

Mitch King, Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 3/15/06

Use of Personal Watercraft in the National Park System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Taking on Water: The National Park Service’s Rulemaking Effort on Personal Watercraft

House Government Reform S/C on Regulatory Affairs (Miller)

Karen Taylor-Goodrich, Assistant Director, Visitor and Resource Protection, National Park Service

Wed., 3/15/06

FY 2007 Budget Request – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Dale H. Hall, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 3/15/06

Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act Amendments of 2005

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1899 (McCain), To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to identify and remove barriers to reducing child Karst Region of the Commonwealth

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

William P. Ragsdale, Director, Office of Indian Affairs

Tues., 3/14/06

FY 2007 Budget Request – National Park Service

Subcommittee oversighthearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the National Park Service

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Frances P. Mainella, Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 3/9/06

FY 2007 Budget Request – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

H. Dale Hall, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 3/9/06

Confirmation – David Bernhardt to be Solicitor

Full Committee hearing on the nomination of
David Longly Bernhardt to be Solicitor

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

David Bernhardt, Nominee

Thurs., 3/9/06

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 56 (Allard), To establish the Rio Grande Natural Area in the State of Colorado

H.R. 1370 (Cannon), To require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property to assist with Federal land management, resource conservation, and development of Federal real property, including identification of any such property that is no longer required to be owned by the Federal Government

H.R. 1644 (Fortuno), To protect the critical aquifers and watersheds that serve as a principal water source for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to protect the tropical forests of the Karst Region of the Commonwealth

H.R. 2110 (Udall), To provide for study of options for protecting the open space characteristics of certain lands in and adjacent to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado

H.R. 3051 (Kolbe), To provide for a land exchange involving certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Pima County, Arizona, for the purpose of consolidating Federal land ownership with the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

H.R. 4382 (Porter), To provide for the conveyance of certain land in Clark County, Nevada, for use by the Nevada National Guard

H.R. 4789 (Hastings), To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public land located wholly or partially within the boundaries of the Wells Hydroelectric Project of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, Washington, to the utility district

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Thomas P. Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 3/8/06

Reclamation Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4545 (Sanchez), To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to Authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Los Angeles County Water Supply Augmentation Demonstration Project

S. 1338 (Murkowski), To require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Geological Survey, to conduct a study on groundwater resources in the State of Alaska

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Larry Todd, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Robert M. Hirsh, Associate Director for Water, United States Geological Survey

Wed., 3/8/06

FY 2007 Budget Request – Bureau of Reclamation

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation

House Appropriations S/C on Energy Water Development, and Related Agencies (Hobson)

Secretary Norton

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 3/2/06

DOI FY 2007 Budget Request

Oversight hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the Department of the Interior

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Secretary Norton

Thurs., 3/2/06

FY 2007 Budget Request  - Bureau of Reclamation and the Water Division of the U.S. Geological Survey

Oversight hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation and the Water Division of the U.S. Geological Survey

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Matthew C. Larsen, Chief Scientist for Hydrology, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 3/1/06

State of the Economics and Fiscal Affairs in the Territories

Full Committee oversight hearing on the state of the economies and fiscal affairs in the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

David B. Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs

Wed., 3/1/06

Royalty Issues

Subcommittee oversight hearing on royalty issues

House Government Reform S/C on Energy and Resources (Issa)

Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Minerals Management Service

(PowerPoint Presentation)

Wed., 3/1/06

DOI FY 2007 Budget Request

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY 2007 budget request for the Department ofInterior

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Secretary Norton

Tues., 2/28/06

Enhancing Educational and Economic Opportunity in the District of Columbia

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1838 (Voinovich), T
o provide for the sale, acquisition, conveyance, and exchange of certain real property in the District of Columbia to facilitate the utilization, development, and redevelopment of such property

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs S/C on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia (Voinovich)

Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Tues., 2/28/06

Reclamation’s Reuse and Recycling Program

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Reuse and Recycling Program (Title XVI of P.L. 102-575)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Murkowski)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 2/28/06

Indian Gaming

Full Committee oversight hearing on Indian Gaming

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development

Mon., 2/27/06

Declining Fisheries in the Bay-Delta

Full Committee oversight field hearing on Scientific Assessments of Declining Pelagic Fish Populations in the California Bay-Delta

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

David L. Harlow, Assistant Field Supervisor for Conservation, Restoration and Contaminants, Sacramento Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Fri., 2/24/06

Responding to Catastrophic Earthquakes

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on How Do We Ensure a Robust Federal Response to a Catastrophic Earthquake in the New Madrid Region?

House Transportation and Infrastructure S/C on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management (Shuster)

Eugene Schweig, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 2/23/06

Responding to Catastrophic Earthquakes

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on The Big One: How Do We Ensure a Robust Federal Response to a Catastrophic Earthquake in the Los Angeles Region?

House Transportation and Infrastructure S/C on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management (Shuster)

Dr. Lucile M. Jones, Scientist-in-Charge, Southern California, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 2/16/06

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1870 (Feinstein), A bill to clarify the authorities for the use of certain National Park Service properties within Golden Gate National Recreation Area and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

S. 1913 (Lugar), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease a portion of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center for use as a visitor center for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

S. 1970 (Coburn), A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to update the feasibility and suitability study originally prepared for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and provide for the inclusion of new trail segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with that trail

S. J. Res. 28 (Stevens), A joint resolution approving the location of the commemorative work in the District of Columbia honoring former President Dwight D. Eisenhower

H.R. 318 (Christensen), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating Castle Nugent Farms located on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, as a unit of the National Park System

H.R. 562 (Levin), To authorize the Government of Ukraine to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia to honor the victims of the manmade famine that occurred in Ukraine in 1932-1933

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

John G. Parsons, Associate Regional Director for Lands, Resources, and Planning, National Capital Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 2/16/06

Multi-State and International Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 2006

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4686 (Gilchrest), To reauthorize various fisheries management laws

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Dr. Mamie A. Parker, Assistant Director for Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 2/16/06

Oil and Gas Leasing in the Gulf of Mexico

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 2253 (Domenici), To require the Secretary of the Interior to offer the 181 Area of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing


Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

R.M. “Johnnie” Burton, Director, Minerals Management Service

Wed., 2/15/06

The National Park Service 2006 Draft Management Policies

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The National Park Service 2006 Draft Management Policies and proposed changes to Director’s Order 21

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Steven P. Martin, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Wed., 2/15/06

Use of Fire Retardant Aircraft in Federal Wildfire Suppression Operations

Subcommittee hearing to review the progress made on the development of interim and long-term plans for use of fire retardant aircraft in wildfire suppression operations

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Nina Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Management and Wildland Fire

Tues., 2/14/06

FY 2007 Budget Request for Indian Programs

Oversight hearing on the President’s FY 2007 budget request for Indian programs

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

James Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary

Ross O. Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians

Wed., 2/8/06

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4013 (Cannon), To amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to provide for conjunctive use of surface and groundwater in Juab County, Utah

H.R. 4080 (Cubin), To extend the contract for the Glendo Unit of the Missouri River Basin Project in the State of Wyoming

H.R. 4204 (Doolittle), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer ownership of the American River Pump Station Project

H.R. 4301 (Herseth), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain parcels of land acquired for the Blunt Reservoir and Pierre Canal features of the initial stage of the Oahe Unit, James Division, South Dakota, to the Commission of Schools and Public Lands and the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks of the State of South Dakota for the purpose of mitigating lost wildlife habitat, on the condition that the current preferential leaseholders shall have an option to purchase the parcels from the Commission

House Resources S/C on Water and Power Radanovich

Larry Todd, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Reed Murray, Program Director for the Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 2/1/06

Off-Reservation Gaming: The Process for Considering Gaming Applications

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Off-Reservation Gaming: The Process for Considering Gaming Applications

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development

Wed., 1/11/06

National Parks of Florida

Subcommittee oversight hearing on National Parks of Florida

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Sherri Fields, Chief, Natural Resources Division, Southeast Region, National Park Service

Mon., 12/19

Park Landscape Restoration Programs and Retention of Funds from Timber Removal

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Park Landscape Restoration Programs and Retention of Funds from Timber Removal”

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region, National Park Service

Wed., 12/14

The National Park Service Organic Act and Its Implementation Through Daily Park Management

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The National Park Service Organic Act and Its Implementation Through Daily Park Management

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Steven P. Martin, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 12/8

Indian Trust Reform Act of 2005

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 4322(Pombo), to provide for Indian trust asset management reform and resolution of historical accounting claims, and for other purposes

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

James Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary; accompanied by Ross O. Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians

Wed., 12/7

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 101 (Enzi), to convey to the town of Frannie, Wyoming, certain land withdrawn by the Commissioner of Reclamation

H.R. 2334 (Capps), to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of permanent facilities for the GREAT project to reclaim, reuse, and treat impaired waters water in the are of Oxnard, California

H.R. 2978 (Rehberg), to allow the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to enter into a lease or other temporary conveyance of water rights recognized under the Fort Peck-Montana Compact for the purposes of meeting the water needs of the Dry Prairie Rural Water Association, Incorporated;

H.R. 4000 (Moran), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to revise certain repayment contracts with the Bostwick Irrigation District in Nebraska, the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District No. 2, the Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District, and the Webster Irrigation District No. 4 all a part of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

William E. Rinne, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 12/6

Refuge Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 2866(Abercrombie), to provide for the expansion of the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Honolulu County, Hawaii

H.R. 3682(Davis), to redesignate the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia as the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Rick Shultz, Chief of the Division of Conservation, Planning, and Policy for the National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 12/1

National Parks of Hawaii

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on National Parks of Hawaii

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Frank Hays, Pacific Area Director, National Park Service

Mon., 11/28

National Parks of California

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on National Parks of California

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Brian O’Neill, General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service

Thurs., 11/17

National Park Service Efforts to Combat the Growth of Illegal Drug Farms in Parks

Subcommittee oversight hearing on National Park Service efforts to combat the growth of illegal drug farms in parks

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Karen Taylor-Goodrich, Assistant Director for Visitor and Resource Protection, National Park Service

Tues., 11/15

Parks and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 2107 (Saxton), to amend Public Law 104-329 to modify authorities for the use of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Maintenance Fund

S. 431 (DeWine) to establish a program to award grants to improve and maintain sites honoring Presidents of the United States

S. 505 (Kyl), to amend the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Act of 2000 to adjust the boundary of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

S. 748(Gregg) andH.R. 1084 (Bradley), to authorize the establishment at Antietam National Battlefield of a memorial to the officers and enlisted men of the Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiments and the First New Hampshire Light Artillery Battery who fought in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862

S. 1288 (Wyden), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements to protect natural resources of units of the National Park System through collaborative efforts on land inside and outside of units of the National Park System

S. 1544 (Dorgan), to establish the Northern Plains National Heritage Area in the State of North Dakota

S. Con. Res. 60 (Talent), a concurrent resolution designating the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as America’s National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Donald W. Murphy, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Mon., 11/14

U.S. – Russia Polar Bear Agreement

Full Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. – Russia Polar Bear Agreement

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Stevens)

Marshall Jones, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 11/10

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 413(Ryun), to establish the Bleeding Kansas and the Enduring Struggle for Freedom National Heritage Area

H.R. 452(Clay), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a unit of the National Park System

H.R. 1307(Garrett), to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate portions of Musconectcong River in the State of New Jersey as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Janet Matthews, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service

Thurs., 11/10

Healthy Forest Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 4200(Walden), to improve the ability of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to promptly implement recovery treatments in response to catastrophic events affecting Federal lands under their jurisdiction, including the removal of dad and damaged trees and the implementation of reforestation treatments, to support the recovery of non-Federal lands damaged by catastrophic events, to revitalize Forest Service experimental forests

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget

Wed., 11/9

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 3626(Bishop), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of enlarging the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, Utah, to provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project to fulfill the purposes for which that project was authorized

H.R. 3967(Herseth), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to reallocate costs of the Pactola Dam and Reservoir, South Dakota, to reflect increased demands for municipal, industrial, and fish and wildlife purposes

H.R. 4195(Walden), to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within Medford Irrigation District

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Jack Garner, Acting Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 11/9

Federal Role in Natural Gas Supply and Demand

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to discuss the Federal role in natural gas supply and demand and the effects of the high price of natural gas on consumers

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Taylor)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget 

Tues., 11/8

Coastal Barrier Resources Act

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 3552(Gilchrest), to reauthorize the Coastal Barrier Resources Act

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Dr. Benjamin N. Tuggle, Chief, Division of Federal Program Activities, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 11/3

Federal and District of Columbia Government Real Property Act of 2005

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 3699(Davis), to provide for the sale, acquisition, conveyance, and exchange of certain real property in the District of Columbia to facilitate the utilization, development, and redevelopment of such property

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Thurs., 11/3

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 1190(Hunter), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study to design and construct a four reservoir intertie system for the purposes of improving the water storage opportunities, water supply reliability, and water yield of San Vincente, El Capitan, Murray, and Loveland Reservoirs in San Diego and the Sweetwater Authority

H.R. 2563(Otter), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct feasibility studies to address certain water shortages within Snake, Boise, and Payette River system in Idaho

H.R. 3153(Cubin), to reauthorize the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basin endangered fish recovery implementation programs

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

William E. Rinne, Deputy Commissioner of Reclamation

Thurs., 11/3

Asian Carp

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the growing problem of invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River System

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Everett Wilson, Deputy Assistant Director for Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 11/2

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 405(Reid), to provide for the conveyance of certain public land in Clark County, Nevada

S. 1541(Akaka), to protect, conserve, and restore public land administered by the Department of the Interior or the Forest Service and adjacent land through cooperative cost-shared grants to control and mitigate the spread of invasive species

S. 1552(Cantwell), to amend Public Law 97-435 to extend the authorization for the Secretary of the Interior to release certain conditions contained in a patent concerning certain land conveyed by the United States to Eastern Washington, University until December 31, 2009

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Scott J. Cameron, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Performance, Accountability, and Human Resources

Wed., 11/2

Federal Action in Response to Hurricane Katrina

Full Committee oversight hearing on actions of the Fish and Wildlife Service as they relate to Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing recovery

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Inhofe)

Dale Hall, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 11/1

Historic Preservation in Katrina Impacted Areas

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Historic Preservation vs. Katrina: What Role Should Federal, State, and Local Governments Play in Preserving Historic Properties Affected by this Catastrophic Storm?

House Government Reform S/C on Federalism and the Census (Turner)

Janet Snyder Matthews, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service

Tues., 11/1

National Park Service Draft Management Policies

Subcommittee oversight hearing on National Park Service draft management policies, including potential impact of the policies on park operations, park resources, interaction with gateway communities, and solicitation and collection of donations

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Stephen P. Martin, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 10/27

Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 3603(Simpson), to promote the economic development and recreational use of National Forest System lands and other public lands in central Idaho, to designate the Boulder-White Cloud Management Area to ensure the continued management of certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands for recreational and grazing use and conservation and resource protection, to add certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management land in central Idaho to the National Wilderness Preservation System

House Resources S/C on Forest and Forest Health (Walden)

Edward Shephard, Assistant Director for Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 10/27

Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Full Committee oversight hearing on hurricane recovery efforts related to energy and to discuss energy policy

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Gale Norton, Secretary 

Wed., 10/26

Recreation Fees

Subcommittee hearing on the implementation of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, P.L. 108-447 by the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget

Tues., 10/25

BLM Oil and Gas Activities

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the oil and gas activities of the Bureau of Land Management, including the impact of recently passed energy legislation

Senate Appropriations S/C on Interior and Related Agencies (Burns)

Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 10/25

Territories Related Bills

Full Committee hearing on

S. 1829(Domenici), to repeal certain sections of the Act of May, 1936, pertaining to the Virgin Islands

S. 1831(Domenici), to convey certain submerged land to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Nikolao I. Pula, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs

Thurs., 10/20

Water Supply Vulnerabilities in the Sacramento / San Joaquin River System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Water Supply Vulnerabilities in the Sacramento / San Joaquin River System

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Kirk Rodgers, Mid-Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 10/20

Expert Views on Hurricane and Flood Protection and Water Resources Planning for a Rebuilt Gulf Coast

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Expert Views on Hurricane and Flood Protection and Water Resources Planning for a Rebuilt Gulf Coast

House Transportation and Infrastructure S/C on Water Resources and the Environment (Duncan)

Statement for the Record

Tues., 10/18

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems and the Terrorist Threat: Protecting the Nation’s Critical Control Systems

House Committee on Homeland Security S/C on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity (Lungren)

Larry Todd, Director of Security, Safety, and Law Enforcement, U.S. Bureau of R0eclamation

Thurs., 10/13

Management of the National Park Service and the Parks of the Southwest

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Management of the National Parks and the Parks of the Southwest

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Richard M. Frost, Associate Regional Director, Communications and External Affairs, Intermountain Region, National Park Service

Fri., 10/7

Restoration after Recent Hurricanes and other Natural Disasters: Federal Role in Recovery after Catastrophic Events Affecting Forest Lands

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Restoration after Recent Hurricanes and other Natural Disasters: Federal Role in Recovery after Catastrophic Events Affecting Forest Lands

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget

Larry Parkinson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement and Security

Thurs., 10/6

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 1025(Roberts), to amend the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction of the Cheney division, Wichita Federal reclamation project, Kansas

S. 1498(Allard), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

S. 1529(Kyl), to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the city of Yuma, Arizona

S. 1578(Allard), to reauthorize the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basin endangered fish recovery implementation programs

S. 1760(Smith), to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within Medford Irrigation District

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Murkowski)

William E. Rinne, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 10/6

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 122(Issa), to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Eastern Municipal Water District Recycled Water System Pressurization and Expansion Project

H.R. 2341(Doggett), to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study planning, and construction of a project to reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside of the service area of the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Utility, Texas

H.R. 3418(Edwards), to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Central Texas Water Recycling and Reuse Project

H.R. 3929(Calvert), to amend the Water Desalination Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in research and development, environmental and feasibility studies, and preliminary engineering for the Municipal Water District of Orange County, California, Dana Point Desalination Project located at Dana Point, California

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Jack Garner, Acting Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 9/29

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 326(Grijalva), to amend the Yuma Crossing national Heritage Area Act of 2000 to adjust the boundary of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance under that Act

H.R. 1436(Renzi), to remove certain use restrictions on property located in Navajo County, Arizona

H.R. 1972(Blackburn), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including in the National Park System certain sites in Williamson County, Tennessee, relating to the Battle of Franklin

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Sue Masica, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

Tues., 9/27

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 679(Cannon), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey a parcel of real property to Beaver County, Utah

H.R. 2069(Cannon), to authorize the exchange of certain land in Grand and Uintah Counties, Utah

H.R. 3462(Bishop), to provide for the conveyance of the Bureau of Land Management parcels known as the White Acre and Gambel Oak properties and related real property to Park City, Utah

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest health (Walden)

Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Mineral Management

Tues., 9/27

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Legislation

Full Committee hearing on

S. 961(Rockefeller), to amend the Surface Mining Control and Act of 1977 to reauthorize and reform the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program

S. 1701(Thomas), to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to improve the reclamation of abandoned mines

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Thomas D. Shope, Chief of Staff, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Tues., 9/27

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 1564 (Hastings), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain buildings and lands of the Yakima Project, Washington, to the Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District Conveyance Act of 2005

H.R. 2873 (Wilson), to clear title to certain real property in New Mexico associated with the Middle Rio Grande Project

H.R. 2925 (Hinojosa), to amend the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991 to extend the authority for drought assistance

H.R. 3443 (Musgrave), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Jack Garner, Acting Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Reclamation

Fri., 9/23

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Full Committee hearing on

S. 260(Inhofe) and H.R. 2018(Sullivan), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide technical

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

Matt Hogan, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 9/22

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 435(Dodd), a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;

S. 1096(Corzine), a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate portions of the Musconetecong River in the State of New Jersey as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

S. 1310(Santorum), a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation to increase the diameter of a natural gas pipeline located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

S. 1378(Talent), a bill to amend the National Historic Preservation Act to provide appropriation authorization and improve the operations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

S. 1627 (Carper), a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study to evaluate resources along the coastal region of the State of Delaware and to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing a unite of the National Park System in Delaware

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Janet Snyder Matthews, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service

Thurs., 9/22

Confirmation – H. Dale Hall

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of H. Dale Hall to be Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Inhofe)

DaleHall- Nominee

Wed., 9/21

Endangered Species Act

Full Committee hearing on

H.R. 3824(Pombo), to amend and reauthorize the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide greater results conserving and recovering listed species

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

Craig Manson, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Wed., 9/14

Meeting U.S. Natural Gas Demand

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Meeting U.S. Natural Gas Demand and the Role of Domestic Production on Federal Lands

House Government Reform S/C on Energy and Resources (Issa)

Rebecca W. Watson, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Mon., 9/12

National Parks in the Pacific Northwest

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on National Parks in the Pacific Northwest

House Government Reform S/C on

Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Cicely Muldoon, Deputy Director for Public Use, Pacific West Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 9/6

Rising Price of Gasoline

Full Committee oversight hearing to examine gasoline prices and factors contributing to current high prices such as global oil demand, constraints on refinery capacity, and increased speculation in the futures market

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Rebecca Watson, Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management

Wed., 8/31

Forest Health Conditions and Forest Management Practices on the Black Hills National Forest

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Forest Health Conditions and Forest Management Practices on the Black Hills National Forest

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

June Thormodsgard, Chief Scientist for Land Sciences, Earth Resources and Observation Science (EROS) Data Center, U.S. Geological Survey

Mon., 8/29

Issues Affecting Forest and Management in Eastern Washington—National Forests, Tribal Lands, and Local Communities

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Issues Affecting Forest and Management in Eastern Washington—National Forests, Tribal Lands, and Local Communities

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

John R. Vitello, Senior Forester, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Wed., 8/24

The National Parks: Preservation of Historic Sites and the Northeast Region

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on The National Parks: Preservation of Historic Sites and the Northeast Region

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Robert W. McIntosh, Associate Regional Director for Planning and Partnerships, Northeast Region, National Park Service

Sat., 8/13

The Benefits of Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Development

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on The Benefits of Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Development

House Resources S/C on Energy and Minerals (Gibbons)

Thomas A. Readinger, Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management, Minerals Management Service

Tues., 8/9

Invasive Species

Subcommittee oversight field hearing to gather information regarding invasive species. Specific areas of interest include challenges and needs of the National Park Service, existing legislation, legislative solutions, and use of partnerships for managing invasive species in and around National Parks

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Michael Soukup, Associate Director, National Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service

Thurs., 7/28

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Thurs., 7/28

Park Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 584(Salazar) and H.R. 432 (Udall), to require the Secretary of the Interior to allow the continued occupancy and use of certain land and improvements within Rocky Mountain National Parks

S. 652(Specter), to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the development of an exhibit to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin

S. 958(Sarbanes), to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Star-Spangled Banner Trail in the States of Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia as a National Historic Trail

S. 1154(Collins), to extend the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, to provide improved visitor services at the park

S. 1166(Akaka), to extend the authorization of the Kalaupapa National Historical Park Advisory Commission

S. 1346(Stabenow), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of maritime sites in the State of Michigan

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Steven P. Martin, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 7/28

Implementation of the Westside Drainage Plan as a Way to Improve San Joaquin Water Quality

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Implementation of the Westside Drainage Plan as a Way to Improve San Joaquin Water Quality

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

John Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 7/27

Indian Gaming

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act exceptions and off-reservation gaming

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Tues., 7/26

The National Trails System Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The National Trails System Act

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Christopher K. Jarvi, Associate Director for Partnerships, Interpretation and Education, Volunteers, and Outdoor Recreation

Tues., 7/26

Cobell v. Norton

Full Committee oversight hearing on legislation to resolve Cobell v. Norton

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

James Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary

Thurs., 7/21

Duck Stamp Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 1494(Kind), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a pilot program under which up to 15 States may issue electronic Federal migratory bird hunting stamps

H.R. 3179(Ortiz), to reauthorize and amend the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Paul R. Schmidt, Assistant Director, Migratory Birds and State Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 7/21

Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Amendments of 2005

Full Committee oversight hearing on

S. 1003(McCain), to amend the Act of December 22, 1974

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

William P. Ragsdale, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Wed., 7/20

Park and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 1101(Murray),to revoke a Public Land Order with respect to certain lands erroneously included in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, California

S. 703(Ensign), to provide for the conveyance of certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Nevada to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

S. 1131(Craig), to authorize the exchange of certain Federal land within the State of Idaho

S. 1170(Domenici), to establish the Fort Stanton-Snowy River National Cave Conservation Area

S. 1238(Feinstein), to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to provide for the conduct of projects that protect forests

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Lawrence B. Benna, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 7/20

Improving Information Quality in the Federal Government

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Improving Information Quality in the Federal Government

House Government Reform S/C on Regulatory Affairs (Miller)

Tom Melius, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 7/19

Improving Land Title Grant Procedures for Native Americans

Joint Full Committee hearing on Improving Land Title Grant Procedures for Native Americans, focusing on administrative problems facing Native Americans seeking homeownership and the process to obtain land titles through the Bureau of Indian Affairs for their current living conditions

Committee on Financial Services (Oxley) and Committee on Resources (Pombo)

Arch Wells, Acting Director, Office of Trust Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tues., 7/19

Maintaining and Upgrading the Bureau of Reclamation’s Facilities to Improve Power Generation, Enhance Water Supply and Keep our Homeland Secure

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Maintaining and Upgrading the Bureau of Reclamation’s Facilities to Improve Power Generation, Enhance Water Supply and Keep our Homeland Secure

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 7/14

Status of Settling Recognized Tribes’ Land Claims in the State of New York

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Status of Settling Recognized Tribes’ Land Claims in the State of New York

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

Michael Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 7/14

National Wildfire Program Implementation

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the key aspects of the federal implementation of the national wildfire program

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Taylor)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Budget and Administration

Thurs., 7/14

Confirmation – Tom Weimer and Mark Limbaugh

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nominations of R. Thomas Weimer to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget

Mark Limbaugh to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

R. Thomas Weimer- Nominee

Mark A. Limbaugh
- Nominee

Thurs., 7/14

Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 233(Thompson), to designate certain National Forest System lands in the Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests and certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties in the State of California as wilderness, to designate the Elkhorn Ridge Potential Wilderness Area, to designate certain segments of the Black Butte River in Mendocino County, California as a wild or scenic river

H.R. 2720(Pearce), to further the purposes of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 by directing the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to control salt cedar and Russian olive

H.R. 2875(Walden),to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to provide for the conduct of projects that protect forests

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

James Tate, Science Advisor to the Secretary

Thurs., 7/14

National Park System Operation and Management

Subcommittee oversight hearing to review the National Park Service’s business strategy for operation and management of the national park system, including development and implementation of business plans, use of business consultants, and incorporating business practices into day-to-day operations

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Bruce Sheaffer, Comptroller, National Park Service

Wed., 7/13

Motorized Recreational Use on Federal Land

Joint Subcommittee oversight hearing on Motorized Recreational Use on Federal Land

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce) and S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Ed Shepard, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 7/13

Endangered Species Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Endangered Species Act and incentives for private landowners

Senate Environment and Public Works S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water (Chafee)

Marshall Jones, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 7/12

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 49 (Stevens), to establish a joint Federal-State Floodplain and Erosion Mitigation Commission for the State of Alaska

S. 247 (Smith), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in the planning, design, and construction of the Tumalo Irrigation District Water Conservation Project in Deschutes County, Oregon

S. 648 (Smith), to amend the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991 to extend the authority for drought assistance

S. 819 (Johnson), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to reallocate costs of the Pactola Dam and Reservoir, South Dakota, to reflect increased demands for municipal, industrial, and fish and wildlife purposes

S. 891 (Hagel), to extend the water service contract for the Ainsworth Unit, Sandhills Division, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Nebraska

S. 1338 (Murkowski), to require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Geological Survey, to conduct a study on groundwater resources in the State of Alaska

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Murkowski)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Sat., 7/9

National Park Service Involvement in Border Security: Is it their Responsibility?

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on National Park Service Involvement in Border Security: Is it their Responsibility?

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Pearce)

Michael D. Snyder, Acting Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 6/30

The Vast North American Resource Potential of Oil Shale, Oil Sands, and Heavy Oils – Part 2

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Vast North American Resource Potential of Oil Shale, Oil Sands, and Heavy Oils – Part 2

House Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Gibbons)

Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Wed., 6/29

Yucca Mountain

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Yucca Mountain Project: Digging for the Truth

House Government Reform S/C on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization (Porter)

U.S. Geological Survey Staff Scientist appearing in a personal capacity

Wed., 6/29

National Weather Service

Subcommittee oversight hearing on national weather service and severe weather

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation S/C Disaster Prevention and Prediction (DeMint)

Asbury H. Sallenger, Jr., Oceanographer, U.S. Geological Survey

Tues., 6/28

Park Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 206(Cantwell), to designate the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

S. 556(McCain), to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to jointly conduct a study of certain land adjacent to the Walnut Canyon National Monument in the State of Arizona

S. 588(McCain), to amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to jointly conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Arizona Trail as a national scenic trail or a national historic trail

S. 955(Frist), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including in the National Park System certain sites in Williamson County, Tennessee, relating to the Battle of Franklin

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Donald W. Murphy, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Mon., 6/27

Long Island Sound Stewardship Act of 2005

Subcommittee field hearing on

H.R. 307(Simmons), to establish the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Donald Henne, Project Manager of the Southern New England Coastal Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 6/23

Reauthorization of the Great Ape Conservation Act / Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Improvement Act

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 518(King), to require the Secretary of the Interior to refine the Department of the Interior program for providing assistance for the conservation of neotropical migratory birds

H.R. 2693(Miller), to amend the Great Ape Conservation Act to reauthorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide project grant and emergency assistance to address critical great ape conservation needs

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Marshall P. Jones, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 6/16

Indian Education

Full Committee oversight hearing on Indian Education

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

James E. Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary

Wed., 6/15

Realty Programs

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service realty programs

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 6/9

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 562(Levin), to authorize the Government of Ukraine to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia to honor the victims of the manmade famine that occurred in the Ukraine in 1932-1933

H.R. 1096(Garrett), to establish the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in the State of New Jersey as the successor to the Edison National Historic Site

H.R. 1515(Jindal), to adjust the boundary of the Barataria Preserve Unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in the State of Louisiana

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 5/26

National Wildlife Refuges

Subcomittee oversight hearing on public access issues on National Wildlife Refuges

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

William Hartwig, Assistant Director for the National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 5/25

Reauthorization of the Coastal Zone Management Act

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 360(Snowe), to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act

Commerce, Science and Transportation S/C on Fisheries and the Coast (Snowe)

Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Minerals Management Service

Tues., 5/24

Status of the National Fish Hatchery System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the status of the National Fish Hatchery System

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Mamie Parker, Assistant Director for Fisheries, Habitat, and Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 5/24

Desalination Drought Protection Act of 2005

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 1071(Davis), to direct the Secretary of Energy to make incentive payments of the owners or operators of qualified desalination facilities to partially offset the cost electrical energy required to operate such facilities

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

Maryanne Bach, Director for Research and Development, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 5/19

Endangered Species Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Endangered Species Act: How is it Working and What Improvements Need to be Made

Senate Environment and Public Works S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water (Chafee)

Craig Manson, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Wed., 5/18

Taking Land into Trust

Full Committee oversight hearing on issues surrounding the taking land into for Native American tribes

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 5/12

Parks Bill

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 323(Engel), to redesignate the Ellis Island Library on the third floor of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor, as the “Bob Hope Memorial Library”

H.R. 774(Musgrave), to adjust the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park in the State of Colorado

H.R. 1084(Bradley), to authorize the establishment at Antietam National Battlefield of a memorial to the officers and enlisted men of the Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiments and the First New Hampshire Light Artillery Battery who fought in the Battle of Antietam on September 17,1862

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Sue Massica, Associate, Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

Wed., 5/11

Recognition

Full Committee oversight hearing on Federal Recognition of Indian Tribes

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

R. Lee Fleming, Director, Office of Federal Acknowledgment, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Wed., 5/11

Rural Water Supply Act of 2005

Full Committee hearing on

S. 895(Domenici), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a rural water supply program in the Reclamation States to provide a clean, safe, affordable, and reliable water supply to rural residents

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 5/11

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 486(Pearce), to provide for a land exchange involving private land and Bureau of Land Management land in the vicinity of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for the purpose of removing private land from the required safety zone surrounding munitions storage bunkers at Holloman Air Force Base

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Thomas P. Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty, and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 5/10

Administration and Management of the National Park System

Subcommittee oversight hearing to review the National Park Service’s funding needs for administration and management of the national park system

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Frances P. Mainella, Director, National Park Service

Wed., 5/4

Personal Water Craft Use in the National Park System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Personal Water Craft Use in the National Park System

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Michael D. Snyder,Acting Deputy Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 4/28

Miscellaneous Parks and Historic Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 126(Jones), to amend Public Law 89-366 to allow for an adjustment in the number of free roaming horses permitted in Cape Lookout National Seashore; and some additional parks bills

S. 242 (Hutchinson), to establish 4 memorials to the Space Shuttle Columbia in the State of Texas

S. 262(Feinstein), to authorize appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior for the restoration of the Angel Island Immigration Station in the State of California

S. 336 (Sarbanes), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a study of the feasibility of designating the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Watertrail as a national historic trail

S. 670 (McCain), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of sites associated with the life of César Estrada Chávez and the farm labor movement

S. 777 (Sarbanes), to designate Catoctin Mountain Park in the State of Maryland as the “Catoctin Mountain National Recreation Area”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Michael Soukup, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service

Wed., 4/27

GAO Reforestation Report

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Reforestation Problems on National Forests: A GAO Report on the Increasing Backlog

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Edward Shepard, Assistant Director for Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 4/26

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act

Subcommittee hearing on .

H.R. 1428(Pombo), to authorize appropriations for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Matt Hogan, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 4/26

Fire Preparedness

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture fore preparedness for the FY 2005/FY 2006 fire season, including the agencies’ assessment of the risk of fires by region, the status of and contracting for aerial fire suppression assets, and other information needed to better understand the agencies’ ability to deal with the upcoming fire season

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Budget and Administration

Friday., 4/22

The National Parks: Will they survive for future generations?

Subcommittee oversight hearing The National Parks: Will they survive for future generations?

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Souder)

Stephen P. Martin, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Fri., 4/22

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Full Committee oversight field hearing on

S.260(Inhofe), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore, enhance, and manage private land to improve fish and wildlife habitats through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Inhofe)

H. Dale Hall, Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 4/21

National Historic Preservation Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the National Historic Preservation Act

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Janet Snyder Matthews, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service

Tues., 4/19

OCS Program

Full Committee oversight hearing on offshore hydrocarbon production and the future of alternate energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

R.M. “Johnnie” Burton, Director, Minerals Management Service

Tues., 4/19

Coastal Ocean Observation System Integration and Implementation Act

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 1489(Gilchrest), to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal ocean observation system

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Chris Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs

Tues., 4/19

Miscellaneous Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 166(Smith), to amend the Oregon Resource Conservation Act of 1996 to reauthorize the participation of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Deschutes River Conservancy

S. 251(Smith), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, action through the Bureau of Reclamation, to conduct a water resource feasibility study for the Little Butte/Bear Creek Subbasins in Oregon

S. 310(Ensign), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Newlands Project Headquarters and Maintenance Yard Facility to the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District in the State of Nevada

S. 519(Hutchison), to amend the lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 to authorize additional projects and activities under that Act

S. 592(Thomas), to extend the contract for the Glendo Unit of the Missouri River Basin Project in the State of Wyoming

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Murkowski)

William Rinne, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 4/14

Parks and Historic Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 432 (Udall), to require the Secretary of the Interior to permit continued occupancy and use of certain lands and improvements within Rocky Mountain National Park

H.R. 481 (Musgrave), to further the purposes of the Sand Creek National Massacre National Historic Site Establishment Act

H.R. 1492 (Thomas), to provide for the preservation of the historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Michael D. Snyder, Acting Deputy Director, National Park Service

Wed., 4/13

FY-2006 Budget Request – National Park Service

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the National Park Service

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Frances P. Mainella, Director, National Park Service

Tues.,  4/12

Oil Shale Development on Bureau of Land Management Lands

Full Committee oversight hearing to discuss opportunities to advance technology that will facilitate environmentally friendly development of on oil shale and oil sands resources

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Thomas Lonnie, Assistant Director for Minerals, Realty, and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 4/12

Snowmobile Use in the National Park System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Snowmobile Use in the National Park System

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Michael D. Snyder, Acting Deputy Director, National Park Service

Tues., 4/12

Future of the National Capital Mall

Subcommittee oversight hearing to review management and planning issues for the National Mall, including the history of development, security projects and other planned construction, and future development plans

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

John G. Parsons, Associate Regional Director for Lands, Resources and Planning, National Capital Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 4/7

DOI FY-2006 Budget Request—Bureau of Reclamation

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation

Senate Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development (Domenici)

R. Thomas Weimer, Acting Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 4/6

Concessions

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Implementation of the National Park Service Concessions Act

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Steven P. Martin, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service

Tues., 4/5

Lytton Rancheria of California Trust

Full Committee hearing on

S. 113(Feinstein), to modify the date as of which certain tribal land of the Lytton Rancheria of California is deemed to be held in trust

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

George Skibine, Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development for the Indian Affairs

Tues., 4/5

Yucca Mountain Project

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Yucca Mountain Project: Have Federal Employees Falsified Documents?

House Government Reform S/C on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization (Porter)

Charles G. Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 3/17

FY-2006 Budget Request—Bureau of Indian Affairs

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Taylor)

James Cason, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

 Thurs., 3/17

FY-2006 Budget Request—National Park Service

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the National Park Service

House Resources S/C on National Parks (Nunes)

Frances P. Mainella, Director, National Park Service

Wed., 3/16

U.S. Energy and Mineral Needs, Security and Policy: Impacts of Sustained Increases in Global Energy and Mineral Consumption by Emerging Economies Such as China and India

Subcommittee oversight hearing on U.S. Energy and Mineral Needs, Security and Policy: Impacts of Sustained Increases in Global Energy and Mineral Consumption by Emerging Economies Such as

China and India

House Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Gibbons)

Dave Menzie, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 3/16

Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 599(Udall), to provide a source of funds to carryout restoration activities on Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture

H.R. 975(Tancredo), to provide consistent enforcement authority to the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Forest Service to respond to violations of regulations regarding the management, use, and protection of public lands under the jurisdiction of these agencies

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Kim Thorsen, Assistant Director, Office of Law Enforcement and Security

Tues., 3/15

Heritage Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 175 (Brownback), to establish the Bleeding Kansas and Enduring Struggle for Freedom National Heritage Area

S. 322 (Jeffords), to establish the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership in the States of Vermont and New York

S. 323 (Talent), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the French Colonial Heritage Area in the State of Missouri as a unit of the National Park System

S. 429 (Lieberman), to establish the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area in the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

Janet Snyder Matthews, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service

Mon., 3/14

The National Parks: Will They Survive for Future Generations?

Subcommittee oversight field hearing (Gettysburg, PA) on funding issues, preservation and maintenance, law enforcement and homeland security for Gettysburg National Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site, and the Valley Forge National Park

House Government Reform S/C on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources (Souder)

Robert M. McIntosh, Associate Regional Director for Planning and Partnerships, Northeast Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 3/10

FY-2006 Budget Request

Subcommittee hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the Department of the Interior

Senate Appropriations S/C on Interior (Burns)

Secretary Gale Norton

P. Lynn Scarlett
, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

John Trezise, Director, Office of Budget

Thurs., 3/10

DOI FY-2006 Budget Request for Energy and Minerals Programs

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Interior Budget for FY-2006 for the Minerals Management Service, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and the U.S. Geological Survey


House Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Gibbons)

R.M. “Johnnie” Burton, Director, Minerals Management Service

James Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Jeffrey D. Jarrett, Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Charles G. Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 3/10

FY 2006 Budget Request—U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the FY 2006 budget request for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Steven A. Williams, Director, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 3/9

FY-2006 Budget Request – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Steven A. Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 3/9

FY-2006 Budget Request—Bureau of Land Management

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the FY-2006 Budget Request for the Bureau of Land Management

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 3/9

Trust Reform

Full Committee oversight hearing on revising the way Indian trust funds are handled

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

James Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary

Ross O. Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians

Wed., 3/9

Confirmation – P. Lynn Scarlett

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of P. Lynn Scarlett to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary of the Interior-Designate

Tues., 3/8

Miscellaneous Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on

S. 213 (Bingaman), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

S. 267 (Craig), to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

S. 305 (Craig), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recruit volunteers to assist with or facilitate the activities of various agencies and offices of the Department of the Interior

S. 476 (Hatch), to authorize the Boy Scouts of America to exchange certain land in the State of Utah acquired under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act

S. 485 (Craig), to reauthorize and amend the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Thomas)

Chris Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs

Thurs., 3/3

Tsunami

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Tsunami

House Appropriations S/C on Interior and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Charles G. Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 3/3

FY-2006 Budget Request—Bureau of Reclamation

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation and the Central Utah Project Completion Act

House Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development (Hobson)

Secretary Gale Norton

John W. Keys, III,
Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

John Trezise, Director, Office of Budget

Thurs., 3/3

FY-2006 Budget Request—Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Geological Survey (Water Division)

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation and the water division of the U.S. Geological Survey

House Resources S/C on Water and Power (Radanovich)

John W. Keys, III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Robert M. Hirsch, Associate Director for Water, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 3/2

DOI FY-2006 Budget Request

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the Department of the Interior

House Appropriations S/C on Interior and Related Agencies (Taylor)

Secretary Gale Norton

P. Lynn Scarlett
, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

John Trezise, Director, Office of Budget

Tues., 3/1

DOI FY-2006 Budget Request

Full Committee oversight hearing on the FY-2006 budget request for the Department of the Interior

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Domenici)

Secretary Gale Norton

P. Lynn Scarlett
, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

John Trezise, Director, Office of Budget

Tues., 3/1

Coral Reefs

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Coral Reefs

House Resources S/C on Fisheries and Oceans (Gilchrest)

Craig Manson, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Thurs., 2/17

Healthy Forest Restoration Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Health Forest Restoration Act

House Resources S/C on Forests and Forest Health (Walden)

Rebecca W. Watson, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Thurs., 2/17

Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing to review the National Park Service’s implementation of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act authorized in Public Law 108-447

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Thomas)

P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget

Wed., 2/16

FY 2006 Budget Request for Indian Programs

Full Committeeoversight hearing on the President’s FY 2006 budget request for Indian programs

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (McCain)

James Cason, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Ross Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians

Wed., 2/16

Status of the Indian Trust Fund Lawsuit, Cobell v. Norton

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Status of the Indian Trust Fund Lawsuit, Cobell v. Norton

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

James Cason, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 2/10

Recognition

Full Committee hearing on

H.R. 512(Pombo), to require prompt review by the Secretary of the Interior of the longstanding petitions for Federal recognition of certain Indian Tribes

House Resources Committee (Pombo)

Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Tues., 2/8

Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Craig)

Ed Shepard,Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 2/2

U.S. Tsunami Warning System

Full Committee hearing on

S. 50(Inouye), to authorize and strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s tsunami detection, forecast, warning, and mitigation program

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (Stevens)

Charles G. Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 1/26/05

Tsunamis: Is the U.S. Prepared?

Full Committee oversight hearing on Tsunamis: Is the U.S. Prepared?

House Science Committee (Boehlert)   

Charles G. Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey