Energy Hearings This Week

The House is not in session this week.  The Senate is in session for most of this week.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
10:00 AM – SR-253
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearings to examine conflicts over ocean resources.
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
2:30 PM – SVC-217
Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
Closed hearings to examine interagency coordination in the protection of critical infrastructure.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine blackstart and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.

Energy Hearings This Week

Date Event Location
09/05/2018 10:00 AM ET Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee – Markup

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation markup to consider S.1965, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products, S.2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing, S.3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency, H.R.4323, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and the nominations of Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration, focusing on keeping our skies secure.

106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
09/05/2018 10:00 AM ET House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – Hearing

Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Hearing: “Innovation in Surface Transportation”

2167 Rayburn HOB
09/05/2018 02:00 PM ET House Committee on Natural Resources – Hearing

Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearing: H.R. 6583 (Rep. Rob Bishop), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain lands and facilities of the Big Sand Wash Project, Utah. “Big Sand Wash Project Title Transfer Act.”; and H.R. 6652 (Rep. Dan Newhouse), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to the Kennewick Irrigation District, and for other purposes.

1324 Longworth HOB
09/06/2018 10:00 AM ET House Committee on Natural Resources – Hearing

Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing: The Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: – H.R. 5706 (Rep. Colleen Hanabusa), To establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai’i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai’i, and for other purposes “World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act”; – H.R. 6108 (Rep. Jody B. Hice), To provide for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, and for other purposes “Preserving America’s Battlefields Act”; – H.R. 6118 (Rep. David Rouzer), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an ‘American World War II Heritage City’, and for other purposes; – H.R. 6365 (Rep. Stevan Pearce), To establish the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Land Grant-Merced Claims Commission and other Federal policies for the restoration of land for hardships resulting from the incomplete and inequitable implementation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, to affirm Land Grand-Merced property rights protected by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and for other purposes “Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Land Claims Act of 2018”; and – H.R. 6682 (Rep. Scott Tipton), To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the transparency and oversight of land conveyances involving disposal or acquisition of National Forest System Lands or Bureau of Land Management public lands, to provide protections and certainty for private landowners related to resurveying such public lands, and for other purposes “Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act”.

1324 Longworth HOB
09/06/2018 10:00 AM ET House Committee on Energy and Commerce – Hearing

Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented

2123 Rayburn HOB
09/07/2018 09:00 AM ET House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – Hearing

Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Hearing: “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Resources Projects and Policy, Part II”

2167 Rayburn HOB

Energy Hearings This Week

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the energy efficiency of blockchain and similar technologies and the cybersecurity possibilities of such technologies for energy industry applications.
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-419
Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine United States-Russia relations.
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-538
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine Russia sanctions, focusing on current effectiveness and potential for next steps.
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
2:30 PM – SD-226
Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
Hearings to examine cyber threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure.
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine S.483, to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, S.1572, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas, S.1787, to reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992, S.1959, to designate certain Federal land in the State of California as wilderness, S.2078, to maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding, S.2160, to establish a pilot program under the Chief of the Forest Service may use alternative dispute resolution in lieu of judicial review of certain projects, S.2297, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota, S.2721, to designate certain land in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness, to designate certain special management areas in the State of Colorado, S.2809, to establish the San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National Conservation Area in the State of Utah, to designate wilderness areas in the State, to provide for certain land conveyances, S.2907, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico, S.3245, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Texas, S.3297, to provide for the expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, Washington County, Utah, S.3325, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide for the eligibility of national grasslands for grazing leases and permits, and H.R.2075, to adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls and Deschutes Canyon Wilderness Study Areas in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities to protect private property.

Energy Hearings This Week

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

4:00 PM – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks Hearings to examine national parks legislation.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

10:00 AM – Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing to consider the following nominations:

  • Mr. William Cooper to be General Counsel at the Department of Energy; and
  • Mr. Lane Genatowski to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy at the Department of Energy.

10:00 AM – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to Examine Implementation of Clean Water Act Section 401 and S. 3303, the Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2018

Energy Hearings This Week

The Senate will be in session this week, ahead of a one-week recess (August 6-10).

August 1

Senate EPW Committee markup (vote) of the following nominations:

  • PN 1766, William Charles McIntosh, of Michigan, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency;
  • PN 1681, Peter C. Wright, of Michigan, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency;
  • PN 2136, Mary Bridget Neumayr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality;
  • PN 2171, John C. Fleming, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development;

Senate EPW Committee (following nomination votes) hearing, “Examining EPA’s Agenda: Protecting the Environment and Allowing America’s Economy to Grow.”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee markup (vote)  to consider the following legislative measure and nominations.

  • S. 3277, Space Frontier Act of 2018, Sponsors: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
  • S. 2242, the COASTAL Implementation Act of 2017, Sponsor: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
  • S. 2773, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, Sponsors: Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
  • S. 2861, Passenger Rail Crew Protection Parity Act, Sponsors: Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
  • S. 3119, the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act, Sponsors: Sens. James Risch (R-Idaho), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
  • S. 3143, the National Quantum Initiative Act, Sponsors: Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
  • S. 3265, Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act, Sponsor: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
  • S. 3273, Port Operations, Research, and Technology Act, Sponsor: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
  • Nomination of Rick Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors
  • Nomination of Martin Oberman, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board

Energy Hearings This Week

Congressional Hearings

July 24 – House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing, “DOE Modernization: Legislation to Authorize a Pilot Project to Commercialize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve”

July 24 – House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade Hearing: Product Exclusion Process for Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

July 24 – House Natural Resources hearing: “Assessing Innovative and Alternative Uses of Coal”

July 24 – House Science markup: “H.R. ___, the Improving Science in Chemical Assessments Act”

July 24 – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, “to examine National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s blue economy initiative, focusing on supporting commerce in American oceans and Great Lakes.”

July 24 – Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing “to examine factors that are impacting global oil prices.”

July 24 – Senate Agriculture Committee hearing “to examine the nominations of Dan Michael Berkovitz, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and James E. Hubbard, of Colorado, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment.”

July 25 – House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing: Background on Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard

 

Energy Hearings This Week

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
9:45 AM – SD-406
Senate Environment and Public Works Hearings to examine an original bill entitled, “Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018”.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearings to examine the Department of the Interior’s final list of critical minerals for 2018 and opportunities to strengthen the United States’ mineral security.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00 AM
House Science Committee Joint Subcommittee (Energy and Environment) “The Future of Fossil: Energy Technologies Leading the Way”  Witnesses: Dr. Roger Aines Senior Scientist, Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Dr. Klaus Brun, Program Director, Machinery Program, Fluids & Machinery Engineering Department, Southwest Research Institute; Ms. Shannon Angielski, Executive Director, Carbon Utilization Research Council; and Mr. Jason Begger, Executive Director, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00 AM
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment hearing, “ “Tribal Energy Resources: Reducing Barriers to Opportunity”
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
1pm
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment Vote on H.R. 3128, To amend section 111 of the Clean Air Act to clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source constitutes a modification, and for other purposes
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-342
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearings to examine the Administration’s government reorganization proposal.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
9:00 AM –
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy “Powering America: The Role of Energy Storage in the Nation’s Electricity System”
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:15 AM –
House Natural Resources Markup of Full Committee will consider the following bills:  H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott R. Tipton), To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to provide for the establishment of a Ski Area Fee Retention Account. “Ski Area Fee Retention Act”;  H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark E. Amodei), To facilitate resolution of environmental remediation and reclamation, resolve potential liability of the United States, and promote economic development in Lyon County, Nevada, and for other purposes. “Lyon County Economic Development and Environmental Remediation Act”;  H.R. 5532 (Rep. James E. Clyburn), To redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and for other purposes. “Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act”;  H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul A. Gosar), To provide for transparency and reporting related to direct and indirect costs incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration related to compliance with any Federal environmental laws impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife, and for other purposes. “Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act of 2018”;  H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman), To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes. “Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act”;  H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers), To establish the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. “Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Act”;  H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer), To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota;  H.R. 6039 (Rep. Kevin Cramer), To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes; • H.R. 6040 (Rep. Mark DeSaulnier), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project. “Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act”; and  H.R. 6146 (Rep. Paul A. Gosar), To authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, and for other purposes. “Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018”.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
2:30 PM – SD-215
Senate Finance
Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
Hearings to examine trade and commerce at United States ports of entry.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Senate Energy and Natural Resources An oversight hearing to examine Administration reorganization and modernization proposals related to the Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-406
Senate Environment and Public Works Hearings to examine the nominations of Mary Bridget Neumayr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality, and John Fleming, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

Energy Hearings This Week

July 11

House Committee on Natural Resources Full Committee to consider the following bills:

H.R. 577 (Rep. Dina Titus), To designate a peak in the State of Nevada as Maude Frazier Mountain;

H.R. 1482 (Rep. Michael K. Simpson), To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes;

H.R. 3764 (Rep. Greg Gianforte), To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes. “Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2017”;

H.R. 5613 (Rep. Kevin Yoder), To designate the Quindaro Townsite in Kansas City, Kansas, as a National Historic Landmark, and for other purposes. “Quindaro Townsite National Historic Landmark Act”;

H.R. 6077 (Rep. Tom Reed), Recognizing the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York. “National Comedy Center Recognition Act”;

H.R. 6302 (Rep. Jack Bergman), To enact as law certain regulations relating to the taking of double-crested cormorants.


House Committee on Homeland Security
, “DHS’s Progress in Securing Election Systems and Other Critical Infrastructure”

House Committee on Foreign Affiars Joint Subcommittee (Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade & Asia and the Pacific) hearing, China’s Predatory Trade and Investment Strategy

House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans  hearing on the following bills

H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer), To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota;

H.R. 6039 (Rep. Kevin Cramer), To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes;

H.R. 6040 (Rep. Mark DeSaulnier), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project. “Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act.”;

H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar), To provide for transparency and reporting related to direct and indirect costs incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration related to compliance with any Federal environmental laws impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife, and for other purposes. “Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act of 2018.”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, “The Long-term Value to U.S. Taxpayers of Low-cost Federal Infrastructure Loans.”

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks  receive testimony on S. 3172, the Restore Our Parks Act.

July 12

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Full Committee Hearing to Examine Interstate Delivery Networks for Natural Gas and Electricity

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing “Tariffs: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy and the International Economy.”

Energy Hearings This Week

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearings to examine the nominations of Teri L. Donaldson, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Christopher Fall, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Science, Karen S. Evans, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response), and Daniel Simmons, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy), all of the Department of Energy.
House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy:  The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearings to examine FAST-41 and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, focusing on progress to date and next steps.
House Committee on Natural Resources will consider the following bills: • H.R. 5291 (Rep. Niki Tsongas), To establish an offshore wind career training grant program, and for other purposes. “Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act”; • H.R. 5859 (Rep. Scott R. Tipton), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require that a portion of revenues from new Federal mineral and geothermal leases be paid to States for use to supplement the education of students in kindergarten through grade 12 and public support of institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. “Education and Energy Act of 2018”; • H.R. 6087 (Rep. Liz Cheney), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of processing administrative protests for oil and gas lease sales, applications for permits to drill, and right of way applications, and for other purposes. “Removing Barriers to Energy Independence Act”; • H.R. 6088 (Rep. John R. Curtis), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize notifications of permit to drill, and for other purposes. “Streamlining Permitting Efficiencies in Energy Development Act” or “SPEED Act”; and • H.R. 6107 (Rep. Stevan Pearce), To clarify that Bureau of Land Management shall not require permits for oil and gas activities conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access subsurface mineral estate that is less than 50 percent Federally owned, and for other purposes. “Ending Duplicative Permitting Act”.

 

Energy Related Hearings This Week

June 20
Senate Finance Committee Hearing to examine current and proposed tariff actions administered by the Department of Commerce.
9:00 AM —  SD-215

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearings to examine the nominations of William Charles McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator, and Peter C. Wright, of Michigan, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, both of the Environmental Protection Agency.
10:00 AM —  SD-406

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy The Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and Consumers
10:00 AM        2123 RHOB

June 21
Committee on Natural Resources Full Committee will consider the following bills:

  • H.R. 6087 (Rep. Liz Cheney), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of processing administrative protests for oil and gas lease sales, applications for permits to drill, and right of way applications, and for other purposes. “Removing Barriers to Energy Independence Act”;
  • H.R. 6088 (Rep. John R. Curtis), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize notifications of permit to drill, and for other purposes. “Streamlining Permitting Efficiency in Energy Development Act” or “SPEED Act”;
  • H.R. 6106 (Rep. Stevan Pearce), To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to clarify the authorized categorical exclusions and authorize additional categorical exclusions to streamline the oil and gas permitting process, and for other purposes. “Common Sense Permitting Act”; and
  • H.R. 6107 (Rep. Stevan Pearce), To clarify that Bureau of Land Management shall not require permits for oil and gas activities conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access subsurface mineral estate that is less than 50 percent Federally owned, and for other purposes. “Ending Duplicative Permitting Act”.

10:15 AM        1324 LHOB

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials: PIPES Act of 2016 Implementation: Oversight of Pipeline Safety Programs
10:00 AM        2167 RHOB

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment: State Perspectives on Regulating Background Ozone
10:00 AM        2318 RHOB

June 22
House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment: Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects
9:15 AM          2322 RHOB

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