Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing on “Developing and Deploying Advanced Clean Energy Technologies.”
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.
Place: 406 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy joint hearing on “Examining Advancements in Biofuels: Balancing Federal Research and Market Innovation.”
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.
Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses:
John DeCicco, research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute and director of the University of Michigan Energy Survey
Paul Gilna, director of the BioEnergy Science Center and deputy-division director of biosciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Nick Loris, research fellow in energy and environmental policy in the Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity
Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy

House Oversight and Government Reform Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee and Interior, Energy and Environment Subcommittee joint hearing on “Examining ‘Sue and Settle’ Agreements: Part II.”
Note: Part one of the hearing occurred on May 24.
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.
Place: 2154 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

House Natural Resources Committee markup of H.R.825, the “Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act”; H.R.873, the “Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act”; H.R.965, the “Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation Act”; H.R.1074, an act “to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation”; H.R.1418, To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that act; H.R.1491, the “Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2017”; H.R.1547, the “Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act”; H.R.2075, the “Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act”; H.R.2083, the “Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act”; H.R.2199, the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017”; H.R.2316, the “Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017”; H.R.2371, the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act”; H.R.2374, the “Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land Management Improvement Act”; H.R.2423, the “Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act”; H.R.2582, the “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act”; H.R.2611, the “Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act”; H.R.2615, the “Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act of 2017”; H.R.2768, the “Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act”; H.R.3115, the “Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017”; H.R.3279, the “Helium Extraction Act of 2017”; and H.R.3281, the “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act.”

Note: For opening statements only. Markup continues on July 26.
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 4 p.m. and Wednesday, July 26, 10 am.
Place:1324 Longworth Bldg.
HR 2768 — Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act
HR 1491 — Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act
HR 2316 — Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act
HR 2582 — Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act
HR 1418 — A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and for other purposes.
HR 2075 — Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act
HR 2083 — A bill to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes.
HR 2374 — Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land Management Improvement Act
HR 825 — Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act
HR 965 — Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation Act
HR 873 — Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act
HR 3281 — A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.
HR 1074 — A bill to repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation”.
HR 2423 — Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act
HR 1547 — A bill to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City.
HR 2199 — Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act
HR 3279 — A bill 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.
HR 2611 — Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act
HR 2615 — Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act
HR 3115 — A bill to provide for a land exchange involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Weeks Law, and for other purposes.
HR 2371 — Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining hearing on S.32, the “California Desert Protection and Recreation Act”; S.90, the “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act”; S.357, the “Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act”; S.436, the “San Juan County Settlement Implementation Act”; S.467, the “Mohave County Federal Land Management Act”; S.468, the “Historic Routes Preservation Act”; S.614, the “Recreation and Public Purposes Act Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program Act”; S.785, the “Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act”; S.837, the “Southern Utah Open OHV Areas Act”; S.884, the “Small Miners Waiver Act”; S.941, the “Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act”; S.1149, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to repeal a provision limiting the export of timber harvested from land conveyed to the Kake Tribal Corporation; S.1230, the “Water Rights Protection Act”; S.1271, the “Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act”; and S.1548, the “Oregon Wildlands Act.”

Date    Wednesday, July 26, 10 a.m.
Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg.
Agenda and Witnesses:
S 32 — California Desert Protection and Recreation Act
S 357 — Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act
S 837 — Southern Utah Open OHV Areas Act
S 1548 — A bill to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.
S 467 — Mohave County Federal Land Management Act
S 1230 — Water Rights Protection Act
S 1149 — A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to repeal a provision limiting the export of timber harvested from land conveyed to the Kake Tribal Corporation under that Act.
S 884 — A bill to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require the Bureau of Land Management to provide a claimant of a small miner waiver from claim maintenance fees with a period of 60 days after written receipt of 1 or more defects is provided to the claimant by registered mail to cure the 1 or more defects or pay the claim maintenance fee, and for other purposes.
S 941 — Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act
S 785 — A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans.
S 436 — San Juan County Settlement Implementation Act
S 1271 — Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act
S 468 — Historic Routes Preservation Act
S 614 — RPPA Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program Act
S 90 — Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act
Witnesses: TBA

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nation’s Wholesale Electricity Markets.”
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 10 a.m.
Place: 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses:
Nick Brown, president and CEO of Southwest Power Pool
Keith Casey, vice president for market and infrastructure development at the California Independent System Operator Corporation
Richard Doying, executive vice president for operations at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc.
Craig Glazer, vice president for federal government policy at PJM Interconnection LLC
Bradley Jones, president and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator
Cheryl Mele, senior vice president and COO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on “Cutting Through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council.”
Updated
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2:30 p.m.
Place: 342 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses:
Scott Slesinger, legislative director of the Natural Resources Defense Council
William Kovacs, senior vice president for the environment, technology and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Marc Gerken, CEO of American Municipal Power
Janet Pfleeger, acting executive director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
Jacqueline Holmes, associate general counsel for energy projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Robyn Colosimo, assistant for water resources policy for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Gary Frazer, assistant director of Ecological Services in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing on H.R.1778, to provide that an order by the Interior secretary imposing a moratorium on federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted; H.R.3117, the “Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017”; and legislation to require congressional approval of any mineral withdrawal or monument designation involving the National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota, to provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases in such lands.
Date: Thursday, July 27, 10 a.m.
Place: 1324 Longworth Bldg.
HR 1778 — A bill to provide that an order by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on Federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposes.
HR 3117 — Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act