Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on federal payments to local governments provided through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program and the need to provide greater fiscal certainty for resource-dependent communities with tax-exempt federal lands.

Date:    Tuesday, May 2, 10 a.m.
Place:   366 Dirksen Bldg.

Witnesses:
Olivia Barton Ferriter, Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance, and Acquisition
Glenn Casamassa, associate deputy chief of the U.S. Forest Service
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, Mayor David Landis
Valley County, Idaho, Commission Chairman Gordon Cruickshank
Pend Oreille County, Wash,, County Commissioner Mike Manus
Mark Haggerty of Headwaters Economics
Mark Whitney, president of Utah’s Association of Counties in the National Association of Counties

House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Federal Lands hearing on the “Consequences of Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act.”

Date:    Tuesday, May 2, 10 a.m.
Place:  1324 Longworth Bldg.
Witnesses:    TBA

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “Infrastructure Project Streamlining and Efficiency: Achieving Faster, Better, and Cheaper Results.”

Date:    Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.
Place:   406 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses:   TBA

House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on the “Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Non-Powered Dams Act”; the “Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act”; the “Promoting Small Conduit Hydropower Facilities Act of 2017”; the “Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act”; the “Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act”; H.R.1538, the “Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act”; H.R.446, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; H.R.447, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; H.R.2122, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; and the “Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017.”

Date:    Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.
Place:   2123 Rayburn Bldg.

Agenda:
HR 2122 — A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam.
HR 1538 — Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act
HR 446 — A bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
HR 447 — A bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
HR —   the “Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act”;
HR  — the “Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act”;

House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Oil and Gas Technology Innovation.”

Date:   Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.
Place:   2318 Rayburn Bldg.

Witnesses:

Edward Johnston, senior vice president for research and development at the Gas Technology Institute
David Brower, founder and president of Astro Technology
Walker Dimmig, principal of 8 Rivers Capital, LLC
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, interim vice president and interim vice chancellor for research and technology transfer in the University of Houston & University of Houston System and chief energy officer for the University of Houston

House Transportation and Infrastructure — Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation hearing on “Maritime Transportation Regulatory Issues.”

Date:    Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.
Place:   2167 Rayburn Bldg.

Witnesses:
Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy for the Coast Guard
Michael Khouri, acting chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission
Todd Schauer, president of the American Salvage Association
Steven Candito, board member, former president and CEO of the National Response Corporation
Nicholas Nedeau, CEO of Rapid Ocean Response Corporation
Norman Custard, president and CEO of Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network
Thomas Allegretti, president and CEO of American Waterways Operators
Peter Ford, chief strategy officer for Ports America
John Butler, president and CEO of the World Shipping Council

 

House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans hearing on “The Challenges of Keeping Hydropower Affordable and Opportunities for New Development.”

Date:   Wednesday, May 3, 2:30 p.m.
Place:   1324 Longworth Bldg.
Witnesses:        TBA

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse and policy options to protect energy infrastructure and to improve capabilities for adequate system restoration.

Date:    Thursday, May 4, 10 a.m.
Place:   366 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses:  TBA