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Washington, D.C. – The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a full committee hearing and Water & Power Subcommittee hearing next week.

A full committee hearing will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in SD-628. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the nomination of Mary Amelia Bomar to be Director of the National Park Service.

Witness List:

Mary Amelia Bomar

A Water & Power Subcommittee hearing will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in SD-628. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on S. 1106, to authorize the construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes; S. 1811, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of enlarging the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, Utah, to provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project to fulfill the purposes for which that project was authorized; S. 2070, to provide certain requirements for hydroelectric projects on the Mohawk River in the State of New York; S. 3522, to amend the Bonneville Power Administration portions of the Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2000 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2006 through 2012, and for other purposes; S. 3832, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish criteria to transfer title to reclamation facilities, and for other purposes; S. 3851, to provide for the extension of preliminary permit periods by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for certain hydroelectric projects in the State of Alaska; S. 3798, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to exclude and defer from the pooled reimbursable costs of the Central Valley Project the reimbursable capital costs of the unused capacity of the Folsom South Canal, Auburn-Folsom South Unit, Central Valley Project, and for other purposes; H.R. 2563, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct feasibility studies to address certain water shortages within the Snake, Boise, and Payette River systems in Idaho, and for other purposes; and H.R. 3897, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madera Irrigation District for purposes of supporting the Madera Water Supply Enhancement Project.

Invited Witnesses Include:

The Honorable George Radanovich, United States Congressman

Panel 1

William Rinne
Acting Commissioner
United States Bureau of Reclamation

Mark Robinson
Director of Energy Projects
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Panel 2

Bill Long
Southeastern Colorado
Water Conservancy District
Pueblo, CO

Thomas Donnelly
Executive Vice President
National Water Resources Association
Arlington, VA

Marc Thalacker
Manager, Three Sisters Irrigation District
Board Member, Oregon Water Resources Congress
Salem, OR