Full Committee Hearing on Natural Hazards

January 30, 2018
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of this hearing is to examine the role of the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service in preparing for and responding to natural hazard events, as well as the current status of mapping and monitoring systems.

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. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. David Applegate

    Associate Director for Natural Hazards
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • Mr. Glenn Casamassa

    Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • The Honorable Pat Branson

    City of Kodiak, Alaska
  • Mr. Dave Norman LG, LEG, LHG

    State Geologist
    Washington Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources
  • Dr. Mike West

    State Seismologist
    Alaska Earthquake Center
  • Ms. Karen Berry PG, AICP

    State Geologist and Director, Colorado Geological Survey, Colorado School of Mines
    and President Elect, Association of American State Geologists