June 27, 2012
03:00 PM
SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building,

The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

S. 1897, a bill to amend Public Law 101-377 to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station;

S. 2158, a bill to establish the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway National Heritage Area;

S. 2229, a bill to authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park;

S. 2267, a bill to reauthorize the Hudson Valley National Heritage Area;

S. 2272, a bill to designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Mount Denali;

S. 2273, a bill to designate the Talkeetna Ranger Station in Talkeetna, Alaska, as the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station;

S. 2286, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;

S. 2316, a bill to designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center at the Cape Cod National Seashore as the "Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center"

S. 2324, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment ofthe Neches River in the State of Texas for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic River System;

S. 2372, a bill to authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area;

S. 3078, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day; and

S. 3300, a bill to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington.

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Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Herbert Frost

    Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
    National Park Service, Department of the Interior
  • Ms. Ingrid Kolb

    Director of the Office of Management
    U.S. Department of Energy

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Thomas L. Beehan

    Mayor, City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee
    Chairman, Energy Communities Alliance
  • The Honorable Warren Judge

    Dare County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners, Manteo, North Carolina
  • Mr. Derb S. Carter, Jr.

    Director, Carolinas Office
    Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina