The purpose of this hearing is to consider testimony on the following measures:
S. 59, to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California;
S. 155, to designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Denali;
S. 156, to allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska;
S. 219, to establish the Susquehanna Gateway National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes;
S. 225, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes;
S. 228, to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area, California;
S. 285, to designate the Valles Caldera National Preserve as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes;
S. 305, to authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park;
S. 349, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes;
S. 371, to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes;
S. 476, to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission;
S. 486, to authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, and for other purposes;
S. 507, to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes, and;
S. 615, to establish Coltsville National Historical Park in the State of Connecticut, and for other purposes.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Witness Panel 1
Ms. Peggy O'DellDeputy Director for OperationsNational Park Service, Department of the Interior
Ms. Ingrid KolbDirectorOffice of Management, Department of Energy