House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing on “Examining the Scientific and Operational Integrity of EPA’s IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) Program.”
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.
Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
James Bus, senior managing scientist at Exponent
Kenneth Mundt, principal at Ramboll Environ
Thomas Burke of Johns Hopkins University

House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Energy  hearing on “Powering America: Reevaluating PURPA’s (Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act) Objectives and its Effects on Today’s Consumers.”
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.
Place: 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Darwin Baas, director of the Department of Public Works for Kent County, Mich.
Todd Glass, counsel for the Solar Energy Industry Association
Terry Kouba, vice president for Iowa operations at Alliant Energy
Frank Prager, vice president for policy and federal affairs at Xcel Energy
Kristine Raper, commissioner of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission
Stephen Thomas, senior manager for energy contracts at the Domtar Paper Company

House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing on H.R.2661, the “State Mineral Revenue Protection Act”; H.R.2907, the “Planning for American Energy Act”; and H.R.3565, the “Federal Land Freedom Act.”
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.
Place: 1334 Longworth Bldg.
Agenda and Witnesses :
HR 2907 — A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop and publish an all-of-the-above quadrennial Federal onshore energy production strategy to meet domestic energy needs, and for other purposes.
HR 2661 — State Mineral Revenue Protection Act
HR 3565 — A bill to achieve domestic energy independence by empowering States to control the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas on all available Federal land, and for other purposes.
Witnesses :
A.J. Ferate, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mike Smith, executive director of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Paul Ulrich, vice chairman of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, Casper, Wyo.
John Ruple, associate professor of law for research and Wallace Stegner Center fellow in the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Uta

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nominations of Joseph Balash to be assistant Interior secretary for land and minerals management; Richard Glick to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Kevin McIntyre to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.
Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses: The nominees testify