Subcommittee legislative hearing to receive testimony on various bills.

June 14, 2017
02:00 PM
366 Dirksen

The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Power is holding a legislative hearing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

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

  • S. 440, to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota;

  • S. 677, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act;

  • S. 685, the Clean Water for Rural Communities;

  • S. 930, the Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act;

  • S. 1012, the New Mexico Drought Preparedness Act;

  • S. 1029, to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to exempt certain small hydroelectric power projects that are applying for relicensing under the Federal Power Act from the licensing requirements of that Act; and

  • S. 1030, to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to submit to Congress a report on certain hydropower projects.
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.

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Jeff Flake

    Subcommittee Chairman
    Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Sen. Angus King

    Subcommittee Ranking Member
    Subcommittee on Water and Power

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Scott Cameron

    Acting Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Mark A. Gabriel

    Administrator and CEO
    Western Area Power Administration
  • The Honorable Jeff Sell

    City of Harlowton, Montana
  • Mr. Tom Davis

    General Manager
    Yuma County Water Users' Association
  • Mr. Tom Fisher

    Patterson Lake Homeowners Association
  • Mr. Mike Hamman

    Chief Engineer/CEO
    Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
  • Mr. Christopher Wynn

    Vice President, Northeast Operations
    Brookfield Renewable Energy Group