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

Energy Hearings This Week

June 11 – House Natural Resources Committee FIELD hearing in Alpena, Michigan: Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes Region. 

June 12 – Senate Energy Committee Oversight Hearing of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  All five FERC Commissioners will testify.

June 12 – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing: “ROUNDTABLE – Examining the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program.”

June 12 – Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee markup of FY19 Interior funding bill

June 12 – Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee markup of FY19 CJS Funding bill

June 13 – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power: Hearings to examine S.3001, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project, H.R.132, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and H.R.1967, to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs.

June 13 – Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight hearing to examine the Army Corps’ regulation of surplus water and the role of states’ rights.

June 14 – Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: The Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS) – A Progress Report

June 14 – Senate Appropriations Committee markup of Interior and CJS Funding bills.

 

Energy Hearings This Week

House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill
When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET
Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: DOE Modernization: Legislation Addressing Development, Regulation, and Competitiveness of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies
When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET
Where: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development markup to consider an original bill entitled, “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019”.
When: 05/22/2018 02:30 PM ET
Where: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill
When: 05/23/2018 10:00 AM ET
Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Senate Committee on Appropriations markup to consider an original bill entitled, “Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2019”, an original bill entitled, “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019”, and to consider 302(b) subcommittee allocations of budget outlays and new budget authority allocated to the committee in H.Con.Res.71, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
When: 05/24/2018 10:30 AM ET
Where: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

Energy Hearings This Week

House Committee on Appropriations  Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Markup: FY 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Date: May 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Where:  2007 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Hearing: Using Technology to Address Climate Change
Date: May 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT
Witnesses:
Mr. Oren Cass: Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Mr. Ted Nordhaus: Executive Director, The Breakthrough Institute; Dr. Judith Curry: President, Climate Forecast Applications Network; Professor Emerita, Georgia Institute of Technology
Where: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Energy and Water and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
Date:  May 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT
Where: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

House Committee on Natural Resources Markup: Full Committee to consider the following bills: – H.R. 224 (Rep. Don Young), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes. “Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act”; – H.R. 857 (Rep. Paul Cook), To provide for conservation and enhanced recreation activities in the California Desert Conservation Area, and for other purposes. “California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act”; – H.R. 3045 (Rep. Luke Messer), To amend the National Trails System Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and for other purposes. “Eastern Legacy Extension Act”; – H.R. 3186 (Rep. Niki Tsongas), To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes. “Every Kid Outdoors Act”; – H.R. 3916 (Rep. Ken Calvert), To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of the Interior functions under that Act with respect to species of fish that spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to fresh waters. “Federally Integrated Species Health Act” or “FISH Act”; and – H.R. 4419 (Rep. Dan Newhouse), To facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs processes for creating or expanding certain water projects, and for other purposes. “Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act”.
Date:  May 16, 2018 @ 10:15 am EDT
Where: 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: Legislation Addressing New Source Review Permitting Reform
Date:  May 16, 2018 @ 10:15 am EDT
Where: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearing: Federal Impediments to Commerce and Innovative Injurious Species Management
Date:  May 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT
here: 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee  Hearing: “Legislative Hearing on S.2800, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.”
Date: May 17, 2018 @ 10:15 am EDT
Where: Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing: The Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: – H.R. 2365 (Rep. Paul Cook), To convey certain Federal land in California to Apple Valley, California, Twentynine Palms, California, Barstow, California, and Victorville, California. “Desert Community Lands Act.”; – H.R. 3777 (Rep. Mia Love), To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain National Forest System land containing the Nephi Work Center in Juab County, Utah, to Juab County. “Juab County Conveyance Act of 2017.”; – H.R. 4824 (Rep. John Curtis), To allow certain State permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural communities, and for other purposes. “Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2018.”; and – H.R. 5023 (Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton), To designate the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park comprised of certain National Park System lands, and by affiliation and cooperative agreements other historically significant resources, located in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland, that were part of the Civil War defenses of Washington and related to the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, to study ways in which the Civil War history of both the North and South can be assembled, arrayed, and conveyed for the benefit of the public, and for other purposes. “Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act.”
Date:  May 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Where:  1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: H.R. 2278, the Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2017, and H.R. 2389, to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project and for other purpose
Date:  May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am EDT
Where:  2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

 

Energy Hearings This Week

May 7 – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Markup: FY 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

May 8 – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Full Committee Hearing to Examine Puerto Rico’s Electric Grid.  Witnesses The Honorable Bruce Walker, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. Charles R. Alexander Jr., Director, Contingency Operations and Homeland Security, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Mr. Christian Sobrino-Vega, President of the Government Development Bank and Chairman of the Board, of the Fiscal Agency & Financial Advisory Authority, Government of Puerto Rico; Mr. Walter Higgins, Chief Executive Officer, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority; Mr. Jos? H. Roman Morales PE, Comisionado Asociado-Presidente Interino, Comision de Energia de Puerto Rico; Mr. Rodrigo Masses, President, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association

May 8 – House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead

May 9 – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee  Hearing: “Legislative Hearing on S.___, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.”

May 9 – House Foreign Affairs Committee mark up – H.R. 5105, BUILD Act of 2018 [PDF]; H.R. 5535, Energy Diplomacy Act of 2018 [PDF]

 

Energy Hearings This Week

April 24

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee – Hearing to Examine the President’s Budget Request for the U.S. Forest Service for Fiscal Year 2019

April 25

House Committee on Natural Resources: “The Weaponization of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Implications of Environmental Lawfare”

April 26

House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment:  FY19 EPA Budget Request.  EPA Administrator Pruitt testifies. 4/26, (10am)
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies FY19 EPA Budget Request.  EPA Administrator Pruitt testifies. 4/26,  (2p)

 

Energy Hearings This Week

April 17 – House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the FY2019 Budget
Witnesses:
The Honorable Neil Chatterjee: Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; The Honorable Richard Glick: Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; The Honorable Cheryl A. LaFleur: Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; The Honorable Kevin J. McIntyre: Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; The Honorable Robert F. Powelson: Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

April 18 – House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness Hearing: Fiscal Year 2019 Energy, Installations and Environment Budget Request
Witnesses:
The Honorable Lucian Niemeyer: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, Department of Defense; Mr. Jordan Gillis: Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Department of the Army; The Honorable Phyllis L. Bayer: Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, Department of the Navy; The Honorable John W. Henderson: Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Department of the Air Force

 April 19 – House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Hearing: FY 2019 – Member Day Hearing

 April 19 – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing to Examine Rural Energy Challenges and Opportunities

 

Energy Related Hearings This Week

Senate Environment and Public Works  Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing: “Cooperative Federalism Under the Clean Air Act: State Perspectives.”
Date: April 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT

House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Hearing: FY 2019 – Department of the Interior
Witnesses:  Olivia Barton Ferriter: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition, Department of the Interior; Denise Flanagan: Director, Office of Budget, Department of the Interior; The Honorable Ryan Zinke: Secretary, Department of the Interior
Date: April 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing: “Legislative Hearing on S. 2602, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act, or USE IT Act.”
Date: April 11, 2018 @ 10:15 am EDT

House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Hearing: FY 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Witness: Rear Admiral Lower Half Tim Gallaudet, PH.D. (Ret.):
Date: April 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am EDT

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing: Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Electric Infrastructure (Rescheduled)
Witnesses: Mr. Charles R. Alexander: Director, Contingency Operations and Homeland Security Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Mr. Jeffrey Byard: Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Mr. Gene Shlatz: Director, Navigant Consulting; Mr. Carols D. Torres: Power Restoration Coordinator, Edison Electric Institute; The Honorable Bruce J. Walker: Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy
Date: April 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development: Hearing to Review the Dept. of Energy & NNSA Budget Requests for FY2019
Witnesses: The Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary U.S. Department of Energy; The Honorable Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration U.S. Department of Energy; The Honorable Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science U.S. Department of Energy
Date: April 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee Hearing:”Reviewing the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.”
Date: April 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: The Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Energy Budget
Witness: The Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary U.S. Department of Energy
Date: April 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT

House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearing: Examining the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Spending, Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Four Power Marketing Administrations
Date: April 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm EDT

House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities
Date: April 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am EDT

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