Washington, D.C. – the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold three subcommittee hearings this week. The energy subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. in SD-366. The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony to examine the Department of Energy’s high-performance computing research and development activities. It will also consider S.2176, the High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004, which would authorize the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program of R&D to advance high-end computing through the Department’s Office of Science. Invited Witnesses Include: Panel 1 Dr. Raymond Orbach Director, Office of Science Department of Energy Panel 2 Dr. Jeff Wadsworth Director Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN Mr. David Durek Vice President Deep Computing Poughkeepsie, NY Dr. Daniel Reed Director Renaissance Computing Institute University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Mr. Vincent Scarafino Manager, Numerically Intensive Computing Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Michigan Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov Director of Advanced Simulation and Computing National Nuclear Security Administration The public lands and forests sucommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. in SD-366. The purpose of the hearing is to review the grazing programs of the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service, including recent permit renewals and proposed changes to grazing regulations and related issues. The hearing will also examine the Wild Horse and Burro program, as it relates to grazing, and the Administration’s proposal for sage-grouse habitat conservation. Invited Witnesses Include: Panel 1 Mr. Jim Hughes Deputy Director Bureau of Land Management Department of Interior Mr. Tom Thompson United States Forest Service Department of Agriculture Panel 2 Mr. Andy Groseta Arizona Rancher Chairman of NCBA’s Federal Lands Committee Washington, D.C. Mr. Mike Casabonne President, Public Lands Council New Mexico Cattlegrowers Association Hope, New Mexico Mr. Robert M. Skinner Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Jordon Valley, OR The national parks subcommittee will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. in SD-366. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on S. 2543, a bill to establish a program and criteria for National Heritage Areas in the United States. Invited Witnesses Include: Panel 1 Witness to be named National Park Service Washington, D.C. Mr. Barry Hill Director Natural Resources and Environmental Issues U.S. General Accounting Office Panel 2 Mr. Dan Rice Ohio and Erie Canal Coalition Akron, Ohio Mr. Peyton Knight American Policy Center Warrenton, Virginia Witness to be named National Park Conservation Association Washington, D.C.