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Washington, D.C. – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold one full committee hearing and two subcommittee hearings this week. The full committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. in SD-366. The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on S. 2590, a bill to provide a conservation royalty from Outer Continental Shelf revenues to establish the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, to provide assistance to States under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, to ensure adequate funding for conserving and restoring wildlife, to assist local governments in improving local park and recreation systems. Invited Witnesses Include: Panel 1 The Honorable Lynn Scarlett Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Department of Interior Panel 2 Mr. Scott A. Angelle Secretary Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Baton Rouge, LA Mr. Charles Jordan Chairman The Conservation Fund Portland, OR Mr. John Baughman Executive Vice-President International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Washington, DC Ms. Nancie Marzulla President Defenders of Property Rights Washington, DC Mr. Henry Diamond Chairman Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation Washington, DC Mr. Daniel Clifton Federal Affairs Manager Americans for Tax Reform Washington, DC Americans for Our Heritage The public lands and forests subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, July 21 at 2:30 p.m. in SD-366. The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 738, to designate certain public lands in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, and Yolo Counties in the State of California as wilderness, to designate certain segments of the Black Butte River in Mendocino County, California as a wild or scenic river, and for other purposes; S. 1614, to designate a portion of White Salmon River as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; S. 2221, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange certain National Forest System land in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes; S. 2253, to permit young adults to perform projects to prevent fire and suppress fires, and provide disaster relief on public land through a Healthy Forest Youth Conservation Corps; S. 2334, to designate certain National Forest System land in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System; and S. 2408, to adjust the boundaries of the Helena, Lolo, and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests in the State of Montana. Invited Witnesses Include: Panel 1 Witness to be named United States Forest Service Witness to be named Department of the Interior Panel 2 The Honorable John Woolley Humboldt County Board of Supervisor, District 3 Eureka, California Mr. Don Amador Western Representative BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc. Oakley, California Mr. Art Pope Executive Director Northwest Youth Corps Eugene, Oregon The national parks subcommittee will hold a hearing on Thursday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. in SD-366. The purpose of this hearing is to conduct oversight on the implementation of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000. Invited Witnesses Include: Panel 1 Mr. Bill Withycombe Regional Administrator Western Pacific Region Federal Aviation Administration Witness to be named Department of the Interior Panel 2 Mr. David Chavalier Owner, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Kahului, Hawaii Mr. Roy Resavage President, Helicopter Association International Alexandria, Virginia Mr. Craig Obey Vice President for Governmental Affairs National Parks and Conservation Association Washington, D.C. Mr. Charles Maynard Former Director Friends of the Smokies Jonesoro, Tennessee