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113th Congress

July 2014
07/30/2014 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Jane Toshiko Nishida, Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency • Manuel H. Ehrlich, Jr., Member, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board • Ann Elizabeth Dunkin, Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information, Environmental Protection Agency • S. 1463, Captive Primate Safety Act • Corps of Engineers Study Resolution: San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Channels, California • GSA Resolutions The Business Meeting will be off the Floor after the first vote on Wednesday. Location: TBD
07/29/2014
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety entitled, "Examining the Threats Posed by Climate Change.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 2:30pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 2:30pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
07/23/2014
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Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing: EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Webcast will also be aired on c-span.org.
07/16/2014
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UPDATED TIME: Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife Legislative Hearing

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, will hold a legislative hearing to consider the following items: - S. 571, Great Lakes Water Protection Act - S. 1153, Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act - S. 1175, Infrastructure Facilitation and Habitat Conservation Act of 2013 - S. 1202, SAFE Act - S. 1232, Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act of 2013 - H.R. 1300, To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes. - S. 1381, Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act - S. 1650, A bill to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaska Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes. - S. 2225, Smart Water Resource Management Conservation and Efficiency Act of 2014 - S. 2530, A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or exportation of mussels of certain genus, and for other purposes. - S. 2560, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Protection Act

June 2014
06/18/2014
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Climate Change: The Need to Act Now.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on c-span.org.
06/10/2014
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Subcommittee on Oversight hearing entitled, “Protecting Taxpayers and Ensuring Accountability: Faster Superfund Cleanups for Healthier Communities.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 2:30pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 2:30pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
06/04/2014
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UPDATED TIME: Full Committee Hearing entitled, "NRC’s Implementation of the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendations and other Actions to Enhance and Maintain Nuclear Safety"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the business meeting begins at 9:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Webcast will also be aired on C-SPAN.org.
06/03/2014
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Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy hearing entitled, "Farming, Fishing, Forestry, and Hunting in an Era of Changing Climate"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on C-SPAN 3.

May 2014
05/15/2014
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the business meeting begins at 9:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

05/14/2014
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Full Committee Hearing Entitled: "Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning: Stakeholder Views”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
05/13/2014
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Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, “Solving the Problem of Polluted Transportation Infrastructure Stormwater Runoff.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 3:00pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 3:00pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
05/05/2014 Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife field hearing entitled, “Finding Cooperative Solutions to Environmental Concerns with the Conowingo Dam to Improve the Health of the Chesapeake Bay.”



April 2014
04/08/2014
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Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Janet G. McCabe to be the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ann E. Dunkin to be the Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information of the EPA, and Manuel H. Ehrlich, Jr., to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
04/03/2014
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 491, Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2013 • S. 1961, Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 • S. 224, San Francisco Bay Restoration Act • S. 2080, National Fish Habitat Conservation Act • S. 2042, Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 • S. 1934, Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse Conveyance Act • S. 2055, Corps of Engineers Cooperative Joint Management Restoration Act • Corps Study Resolution: Point Judith, Rhode Island • GSA Resolutions


March 2014
03/27/2014
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: State and Local Perspectives on Transportation Priorities and Funding.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9:45am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:45am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on C-SPAN.org
03/26/2014
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Full Committee hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on C-SPAN.org
03/06/2014
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Full Committee hearing entitled, “Preventing Potential Chemical Threats and Improving Safety: Oversight of the President’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

February 2014
02/25/2014
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UPDATED TIME: Subcommittee on Oversight hearing entitled, “Natural Resource Adaptation: Protecting Ecosystems and Economies"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 2:00pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 2:00pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
02/12/2014
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Full Committee hearing entitled, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on C-SPAN.org
02/06/2014
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EPW Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • H.R. 1206, Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 • S. 741, North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act of 2013 • S. 212, A bill to approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, MS • S. 864, Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act • H.R. 724, An act to amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles • S. 51, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013 • S. 970, Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2013 • S. 898, Albuquerque, NM, Federal Land Conveyance Act of 2013 • S. 969, A bill to amend the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act to reauthorize the Act • S. 1077, Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act • S. 1865, Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement Act • S. 1451, Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2013 • S. 1080, Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act • Ms. Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer, nominee to be Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Dr. Thomas A. Burke, PhD, nominee to be Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Mr. Roy K. J. Williams, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce • Ms. Rhea Sun Suh, nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of Interior • Mr. Ken Kopocis, nominee to be Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Mr. Richard Engler, nominee to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board • GSA Resolutions

02/04/2014
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Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, “Examination of the Safety and Security of Drinking Water Supplies Following the Central West Virginia Drinking Water Crisis"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on C-SPAN.org.

January 2014
01/30/2014
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UPDATED TIME: Full and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing: NRC’s Implementation of the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendations and other Actions to Enhance and Maintain Nuclear Safety.”

***Please note the updated hearing start time Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on C-SPAN.org
01/16/2014
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Review of the President’s Climate Action Plan.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9:15am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:15am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on CSPAN-3.

December 2013
12/17/2013
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Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Rhea Sun Suh to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Victoria Baecher Wassmer to be Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Roy K.J. Williams to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Thomas A. Burke to be Assistant Administrator for Research and Development of the EPA.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 2:30pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 2:30pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
12/11/2013
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UPDATED TIME: Full and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on Domestic Renewable Fuels”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9:00 am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:00 am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. *** Please note the updated hearing start time

November 2013
11/21/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing: NRC’s Implementation of the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendations and other Actions to Enhance and Maintain Nuclear Safety.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:15 am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:15am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's hearing is also being streamed on cspan.org. ***UPDATE: The EPW hearing scheduled for today has been postponed due to the Senate floor schedule. We will reschedule this hearing as soon as possible and issue an updated notice at that time.
11/20/2013
[ Webcast ]
WRDA Conference Opening Meeting

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the conference meeting begins at 9:30 am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
11/05/2013
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Oversight hearing entitled, “Fugitive Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 2:30pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 2:30pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

October 2013
10/02/2013 POSTPONED: Full Committee hold a hearing entitled, “Natural Resource Adaptation: Protecting Ecosystems and Economies.”



September 2013
09/30/2013
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Senate EPW Briefing by EPA IG on the Beale Investigation

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, will host a briefing by the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its investigation of career employee John Beale, who pled guilty today to theft of government property. Participating in the briefing: -Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Inspector General, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live briefing” icon when the hearing begins at 4:00pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 4pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
09/25/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “The Need to Invest in America’s Infrastructure and Preserve Federal Transportation Funding.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast will also be aired on CSPAN-3.
09/24/2013
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Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Black Carbon – A Global Health Problem with Low-Cost Solutions.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:30 am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
09/18/2013
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Full Committee hearing entitled, "Implementing MAP-21's Provisions to Accelerate Project Delivery"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00 am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
09/17/2013 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate
09/12/2013 POSTPONED: Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate
09/04/2013 Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy, field hearing entitled, "An Efficient Way to Grow Jobs: Energy Upgrades that Save Families and Businesses Money, Reduce Pollution, and Create Good Jobs"


09/03/2013 Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife field hearing entitled, "Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Progress and Challenges."



July 2013
07/31/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9:30 am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
07/30/2013 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Mr. Kenneth Kopocis, nominee to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Mr. James Jones, nominee to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • Mr. Avi Garbow, nominee to be General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Business Meeting will be off the Floor after the first vote on Tuesday. Location: TBD
07/24/2013
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Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, will hold a hearing entitled, “Cleaning Up and Restoring Communities for Economic Revitalization.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 2:00pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 2:00pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
07/24/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on Implementation of MAP-21’s TIFIA Program Enhancements.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
07/23/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing on the Nominations of Kenneth Kopocis to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), James Jones to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the EPA, and Avi Garbow to be General Counsel for the EPA

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
07/22/2013
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Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of Army Corps of Engineers Water Management in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Systems.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 3:00pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 3:00pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
07/18/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

June 2013
06/27/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of Federal Risk Management and Emergency Planning Programs to Prevent and Address Chemical Threats, Including the Events Leading Up to the Explosions in West, TX and Geismar, LA”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. Today's webcast can also be found via C-SPAN.org
06/24/2013 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Marilyn A. Brown, Member of the Board of Directors, Tennessee Valley Authority • Richard J. Engler, Member, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board • Allison M. Macfarlane, Member, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

May 2013
05/23/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Hearing on the Re-nomination of Allison Macfarlane to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
05/22/2013
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, “Nutrient Trading and Water Quality.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 2:30pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 2:30pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
05/16/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Gina McCarthy, nominee to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
05/09/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Gina McCarthy, nominee to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

April 2013
04/18/2013 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • GSA Resolutions

04/11/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Hearing on the Nomination of Gina McCarthy to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. This hearing will also be live webcast online via C-SPAN at www.c-span.org

March 2013
03/20/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 601, Water Resources Development Act of 2013 Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the business meeting begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.


February 2013
02/26/2013 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following agenda: 1. A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate.
02/14/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Organizational Business Meeting

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the business meeting begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
02/13/2013
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Senate Briefing on the Latest Climate Science

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, will hold a briefing Wednesday, February 13th, on the most recent climate change science. The briefing will feature four of the nation’s leading climate scientists who will present the latest trends and scientific evidence related to the growing impacts associated with climate change. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. The briefing is also open to Senate staff. The distinguished scientists participating in the briefing are listed below: • Dr. Donald J. Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois • Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society and Director for Program in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Georgia • Dr. John M. Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences • Dr. James J. McCarthy, Professor of Biological Oceanography, Harvard University ***Note: Available witness testimonies and bios are attached below.

02/07/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on Implementation of Corps of Engineers Water Resources Policies.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

January 2013
01/31/2013
[ Webcast ]
Full committee hearing entitled, “The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the Need to Invest in the Nation’s Ports.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:00am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:00am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

112th Congress

November 2012
11/29/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Sandy and Its Impacts: A Local Perspective.”

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, will hold a hearing to examine the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. The Committee will hear from Members of Congress from states affected by Sandy. Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 9:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 9:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
11/15/2012
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***UPDATED TIME: Full Committee Legislative Hearing on the Water Resources Development Act of 2012

***Please note the updated time Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10:30am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10:30am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.


September 2012
09/20/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
09/12/2012
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Full and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing: NRC’s Implementation of Recommendations for Enhancing Nuclear Reactor Safety in the 21st Century."

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

August 2012
08/01/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Local Adaptation Measures.”

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.

July 2012
07/25/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 847, Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 • S. 357, Wildlife Disease Emergency Act of 2011 • S. 810, Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 • S. 1494, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2011 • S. 2071, Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2012 • S. 2156, Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement Act • S. 2282, North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act of 2012 • S. 3370, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Federal Land Conveyance Act of 2012 • S. 2251, A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 709 West 9th Street, Juneau, Alaska, as the "Robert Boochever United States Courthouse." • S. 2326, A bill to designate the new United States courthouse in Buffalo, New York, as the "Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse". • S. 1735, A bill to approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi. • GSA Resolutions • Major General John Peabody, nominee to be President and Member, Mississippi River Commission • Corps Study Resolutions: City of Norfolk, Virginia and Port Fourchon, Louisiana
07/24/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health joint hearing entitled, "Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals."

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the hearing begins at 10am ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 10am ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time.
07/12/2012
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UPDATED TIME: Full Committee hearing entitled, “The Latest Science on Lead’s Impacts on Children’s Development and Public Health.”

*Please note the updated time.
07/06/2012 President Obama signs into law the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)

Today at 4:55pm ET, President Obama will sign into law Chairman Boxer and Ranking Member Inhofe's Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, MAP-21. Congress passed the bill on June 29, with overwhelming bipartisan support, as part of a legislative package that included provisions related to student loans and flood insurance. A live webcast of this event can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live starting at 4:55pm ET.

June 2012
06/21/2012 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • H.R. 1160, McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act • S. 1324, Captive Primate Safety Act • S. 1201, National Fish Habitat Conservation Act • S. 2018, Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act • S. 3264, A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program • S. 2104, Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2012 • S. 3304, the Federal Buildings Designation Act of 2012 • H.R. 1791, To designate the United States courthouse under construction at 101 South United States Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the "Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse” • S. 3311, To designate the U.S. courthouse located at 2601 2nd Avenue North, Billings, Montana, as the "James F. Battin United States Courthouse" • GSA Resolutions • Allison M. Macfarlane, nominee to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission • Kristine L. Svinicki, nominee to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

06/19/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Review of Recent Environmental Protection Agency Air Standards for Hydraulically Fractured Natural Gas Wells and Oil and Natural Gas Storage.”


06/13/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the nomination of Allison Macfarlane and re-nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”


06/07/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future for a Consent-Based Approach to Siting Nuclear Waste Storage and Management Facilities.”



May 2012
05/16/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Children’s Health and Environmental Responsibility hearing entitled, “Growing Long-Term Value: Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Innovation.”


05/08/2012
[ Webcast ]
Surface Transportation Bill Conference Opening Meeting

Webcast can be accessed by clicking the red “live hearing” icon when the conference meeting begins at 3pm ET. Please note that the icon will not appear until 3pm ET and may require your web browser to be refreshed at that time. CSPAN-3 is also streaming today’s conference meeting at: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/

April 2012
04/24/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife Legislative Hearing

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, will hold a legislative hearing to consider the following items: • S. 810, Great Apes Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 • S. 1249, Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act • S. 2071, Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2012 • S. 357, Wildlife Disease Emergency Act of 2011 • S. 1494, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2011 • S. 1266, Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2011 • S. 2156, Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement Act • S. 2282, North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act of 2012
04/18/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on the General Services Administration (GSA).”


04/17/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Review of Mercury Pollution’s Impacts on Public Health and the Environment.”


04/11/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Children’s Health and Environmental Responsibility field hearing entitled, "Beyond Border 2012: Improving Border Environmental Quality."

Webcast will be available via CLCTV.COM starting at 10:00 AM MT. To access the webcast, visit http://clctv.com/ and click “Watch Live” at the start of the hearing.

March 2012
03/27/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on EPA's Work with Other Federal Entities to Reduce Pollution and Improve Environmental Performance.”


03/22/2012
[ Webcast ]
UPDATED TIME: Full Committee hearing entitled, "Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Hearing.”


03/20/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight: Review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for Power Plants.”


03/15/2012
[ Webcast ]
Full and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, "Lessons from Fukushima One Year Later: NRC’s Implementation of Recommendations for Enhancing Nuclear Reactor Safety in the 21st Century."


03/14/2012 Update: Senate Floor Debate continues this Week on the EPW Committee’s Bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, S.1813)

The Senate will continue debate today on S.1813, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). The legislation, which reauthorizes the nation’s surface transportation programs for two years, passed the EPW Committee unanimously in November 2011. The current surface transportation authorization is set to expire on March 31. Watch Senate floor debate on CSPAN-2: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/. Track the bill’s status via http://www.thomas.gov. Schedule for Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 9:30 a.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, resume consideration of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill.
03/13/2012 POSTPONED: Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife Legislative Hearing

***Due to the Senate schedule, this hearing will be rescheduled for a later date. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, will hold a legislative hearing to consider the following items: • S. 810, Great Apes Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 • S. 1249, Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act • S. 2071, Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2012 • S. 357, Wildlife Disease Emergency Act of 2011 • S. 1494, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2011 • S. 1266, Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2011 • S. 2156, Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement Act
03/08/2012 Update: Senate Floor Debate continues this Week on the EPW Committee’s Bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, S.1813)

The Senate will continue debate this week on S.1813, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). The legislation, which reauthorizes the nation’s surface transportation programs for two years, passed the EPW Committee unanimously in November 2011. The current surface transportation authorization is set to expire on March 31. Watch Senate floor debate on CSPAN-2: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/. Track the bill’s status via http://www.thomas.gov Senate Schedule for Thursday, March 08, 2012 9:30 a.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, resume consideration of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill.

February 2012
02/28/2012
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, “Local Government Perspectives on Water Infrastructure.”



December 2011
12/15/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, "Review of the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century."


12/14/2011 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Rebecca Wodder, nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the Department of the Interior
12/13/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Our Nation’s Water Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities."


12/08/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 432, Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2011 • S. 1296, A bill to revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in the State of Rhode Island • S. 1266, Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2011 • S. 1740, Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act • Rebecca Wodder, nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the Department of the Interior • GSA Resolutions

November 2011
11/17/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health joint hearing entitled, "Legislative Hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act."


11/09/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following item: • S.1813, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Boxer, Inhofe, Baucus, Vitter)


October 2011
10/19/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health joint hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on the Brownfields Program – Cleaning Up and Rebuilding Communities."


10/18/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "A Review of the 2011 Floods and the Condition of the Nation’s Flood Control Systems."


10/13/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy hearing entitled, "Innovative Practices to Create Jobs and Reduce Pollution."


10/06/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Children’s Health and Environmental Responsibility hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on Federal Actions to Clean Up Contamination from Legacy Uranium Mining and Milling Operations."


10/04/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Nutrient Pollution: An Overview of Nutrient Reduction Approaches."



September 2011
09/21/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 97, San Francisco Bay Restoration Act • S. 893, Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Act of 2011 • S. 1400, Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2011, • GSA Resolutions • Ken Kopocis, nominated to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water for the Environmental Protection Agency

09/08/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following item: • The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012


August 2011
08/03/2011 POSTPONED: Subcommittee on Children’s Health and Environmental Responsibility hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on Federal Actions to Clean Up Contamination from Uranium Mining and Milling Operations."


08/02/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, "Review of the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century."



July 2011
07/21/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Legislative Issues for Transportation Reauthorization.”



07/20/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled, "Yellowstone River Oil Spill Oversight.”


07/19/2011
[ Webcast ]
TIME CHANGE: Full Committee hearing entitled, "Nomination of Ken Kopocis to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water for the Environmental Protection Agency and Rebecca Wodder to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the Department of the Interior."

Please note that the hearing will now begin at 2:30 PM.
07/13/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 538: A bill to amend the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act to reauthorize the Act • S. 899: Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2011 • S. 861: Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2011 • S. 846: A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 80 Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, Missouri, as the Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse. • S. 1302: A bill to authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of Tracy. • S. 1313: Clean Estuaries Act of 2011 • Corps Study Resolution: Eastchester Creek, NY • GSA Resolutions

07/12/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act’s Unregulated Drinking Water Contaminants Program."




June 2011
06/30/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight: Review of EPA Regulations Replacing the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR)."


06/28/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Status of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment."


06/16/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Preliminary Results of the Nuclear Safety Review in the United States following the Emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in Japan."


06/15/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "The Clean Air Act and Public Health.”


06/09/2011 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Nomination of William C. Ostendorff to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission • Nomination of Richard C. Howorth to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority • S. 76, Strengthening Protections for Children and Communities From Disease Clusters Act
06/08/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and Subcommittee on Children’s Health and Environmental Responsibility joint hearing entitled, "Air Quality and Children’s Health."



May 2011
05/25/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of William C. Ostendorff to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Richard C. Howorth to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority; and Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick to be Chief of Engineers/Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.”


05/12/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Federal Efforts to Protect Public Health by Reducing Diesel Emissions."



April 2011
04/28/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee field hearing entitled, "GSA and Federal Courthouses: Management, Renovation and Construction Issues."


04/14/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Issues for Surface Transportation Authorization.”


04/14/2011 TIME CHANGE: TIME TBD: Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 782, Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 • S. 680, National Women’s History Museum Act of 2011 • S. 710, Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act
04/13/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on Domestic Renewable Fuels: From Ethanol to Advanced Biofuels."


04/12/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing entitled, "Review of the Nuclear Emergency in Japan and Implications for the U.S.”


04/12/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife joint hearing entitled, "Natural Gas Drilling: Public Health and Environmental Impacts.”


04/06/2011
[ Webcast ]
TIME CHANGE: Full Committee hearing entitled, "State and Local Perspectives on Transportation."


04/05/2011 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • Nomination of Daniel Ashe to be Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service

March 2011
03/31/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled, “President’s Proposed FY 2012 Budget for the Army Corps of Engineers.”


03/30/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing entitled, "GSA: Opportunities to Cut Costs, Improve Energy Performance, and Eliminate Waste.”


03/29/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health."


03/17/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy joint hearing entitled, “Clean Air Act and Jobs.”


03/16/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Briefing on Nuclear Plant Crisis in Japan and Implications for the United States


03/16/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing on the Report to the President from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.


03/09/2011
[ Webcast ]
RESCHEDULED: Full Committee hearing entitled, "Hearing on the President's Proposed FHWA Budget for FY 2012."


03/02/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Hearing."



February 2011
02/23/2011
[ Webcast ]
Joint Field Hearing: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure joint field hearing entitled, "Improving and Reforming our Nation’s Surface Transportation Programs to Support Job Creation and the Economy.”


02/16/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "National Leaders’ Call to Action on Transportation.”


02/15/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy hearing entitled, "Green Jobs and Trade."


02/15/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Nomination of Daniel M. Ashe to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."


02/15/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Organizational Business Meeting


02/03/2011
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health hearing entitled, "Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws."


02/02/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on Public Health and Drinking Water Issues."



January 2011
01/26/2011
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Transportation’s Role in Supporting Our Economy and Job Creation.”



111th Congress

November 2010
11/30/2010 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • H.R. 5651, To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 515 9th Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, as the "Andrew W. Bogue Federal Building and United States Courthouse". • H.R. 5706, To designate the building occupied by the Government Printing Office located at 31451 East United Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado, as the "Frank Evans Government Printing Office Building". • H.R. 5773, To designate the Federal building located at 6401 Security Boulevard in Baltimore, Maryland, commonly known as the Social Security Administration Operations Building, as the "Robert M. Ball Federal Building". • H.R. 4387, To designate the Federal building located at 100 North Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida, as the "Winston E. Arnow Federal Building”. • H.R. 5282, To provide funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation activities, and for other purposes. • H.R.4973, National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010 • S. 3874, Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act • S. 3973, Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2010 • GSA Resolutions • Samuel Epstein Angel, nominee to be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission
11/17/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Water Resources Development Act: Legislative and Policy Proposals to Benefit the Economy, Create Jobs, Protect Public Safety and Maintain America’s Water Resources Infrastructure" (Rescheduled from September 30th).



October 2010
10/26/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health Field Hearing entitled, "Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Environmental Health."



September 2010
09/28/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Innovative Project Finance."



August 2010
08/04/2010
[ Webcast ]
UPDATED: Full Committee and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on the Use of Oil Dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill."


08/03/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Children’s Health hearing entitled, "State of Research on Potential Environmental Health Factors with Autism and Related Neurodevelopment Disorders."



July 2010
07/28/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Protecting America’s Water Treatment Facilities.”


07/27/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Assessing Natural Resource Damages Resulting from the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster."


07/22/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight: EPA’s Proposal for Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone."

Please note that this hearing will now begin at 9:15am.

June 2010
06/30/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 3305, Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010 • S. 3515, Department of the Interior Research and Technologies for Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 2010 • S. 1311, Gulf of Mexico Restoration and Protection Act • S. __, Columbia River Basin Restoration Act of 2010 • S. 3073, Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010 • S. 3539, San Francisco Bay Restoration Act • H.R. 4715, Clean Estuaries Act of 2010 • S. 1816, Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2009 • S. 2739, Puget Sound Recovery Act of 2009 • S. 3119, Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act • S. 3481, A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Federal responsibility for stormwater pollution • S. 3354, A bill to redesignate the North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges Complex as the Sam D. Hamilton North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges Complex • H.R. 3562, To designate the federally occupied building located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal Building" • GSA Resolution – Columbia Plaza
06/22/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health hearing entitled, "Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Program."



06/09/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Legislative Hearing: S.3305, The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010



May 2010
05/27/2010 POSTPONED: Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Water Resources Development Act of 2010: Legislative Issues.”

***Due to the Senate floor schedule, this hearing has been postponed.
05/20/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • S. 3362, Sustainable Schools Pollution Reduction Act of 2010 • S. 3250, Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010 • S. 3372, A bill to modify the date on which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and applicable States may require permits for discharges from certain vessels • S. 3363, Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2010 • S. 3374, Cleanfields Investment Act • S. 3373, Air and Health Quality Empowerment Zone Designation Act of 2010 • GSA Resolution - Columbia Plaza • H.R. 4275, To designate the annex building under construction for the Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta, Georgia, as the ‘‘John C. Godbold Federal Building” • S. 3248, To designate the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, District of Columbia, as the ‘‘Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building’’
05/18/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Federal Response to the Recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”


05/11/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Chairman Barbara Boxer will convene the Full Committee on Tuesday, May 11th at 2:30 p.m. to examine issues surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf, including the impact on the economy and the environment. The committee expects to hear testimony from several corporations involved in the spill, including BP, Halliburton and Transocean. Witnesses will also include experts on the impacts to local economies, fisheries and tourism, as well as wildlife and natural resources. Senators from the coastal states are also expected to provide testimony.
05/11/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife joint hearing entitled, "EPA’s Role in Protecting Ocean Health."


05/06/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Water Resources Development Act of 2010: Jobs and Economic Opportunities.”

Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will convene the Full Committee to hold the first hearing on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2010. The hearing will focus on the job creation and economic development opportunities associated with water resources projects, including ports, inland waterways, and flood control.
05/05/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing: Nuclear Regulatory Commission."

Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will hold an oversight hearing to examine the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) guidelines and processes for licensing new reactors and regulating the current nuclear fleet.

April 2010
04/27/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Collaborative Solutions to Wildlife and Habitat Management."


04/21/2010 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • H.R.2062, Migratory Bird Treaty Act Penalty and Enforcement Act of 2009 • S. 2724, Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2009 • H.R.1700, S.2129, National Women's History Museum Act of 2009 • Army Corps Study Resolutions • GSA Resolutions
04/14/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Opportunities to Improve Transportation Safety."

Chairman Barbara Boxer will convene the Full Committee to examine opportunities to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with our nation’s highways by addressing a number of transportation safety issues, including distracted driving and texting, drunk driving, safety concerns impacting children and the elderly, and various infrastructure improvements, such as signage. Wednesday’s hearing is one in a series as the committee develops the next surface transportation authorization bill.

March 2010
03/25/2010 POSTPONED: Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • H.R.2062, Migratory Bird Treaty Act Penalty and Enforcement Act of 2009 • S. 2724, Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2009 • H.R.3305, To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 224 South Boulder Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the "H. Dale Cook Federal Building and United States Courthouse" • H.R.1700, S.2129, National Women's History Museum Act of 2009 • GSA Resolutions
03/24/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Opportunities to Improve Energy Security and the Environment through Transportation Policy."

Chairman Barbara Boxer will convene the Full Committee to examine opportunities to improve energy security and the environment through transportation policy. Wednesday’s hearing is one in a series as the committee develops the next surface transportation authorization bill.
03/18/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Mobility and Congestion in Urban and Rural America."

Chairman Barbara Boxer will convene the Full Committee to examine mobility and congestion issues in both urban and rural America.
03/17/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s Investigation of EPA’s Efforts to Protect Children’s Health."

Chairman Barbara Boxer will convene the Full Committee for a hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) investigation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) children’s health program. The committee will also examine what can be done to strengthen protections for children. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) is also expected to give testimony on the federal government’s role in investigating children’s health issues and how that can be improved.

03/11/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Federal, State and Local Partnerships to Accelerate Transportation Benefits.”

Chairman Barbara Boxer will convene the Full Committee to examine federal, state and local partnerships that leverage federal transportation investments and to hear testimony on how the benefits of those investments could be accelerated.
03/09/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health hearing entitled, "Business Perspectives on Reforming U.S. Chemical Safety Laws."

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, will convene a hearing with leaders of businesses that manufacture or use chemicals to examine their business perspectives on reforming U.S. chemical safety laws. Tuesday’s hearing will be the third in a series of oversight hearings leading up to the introduction of legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
03/04/2010 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following nominations: • George Apostolakis, nominee to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission • William D. Magwood IV, nominee to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission • William Charles Ostendorff, nominee to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission • Arthur Elkins, Jr., nominee to be Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency • Earl Gohl, Jr., nominee to be Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission • Sandford Blitz, nominee to be Federal Co-Chair, Northern Border Regional Commission • Marilyn A. Brown, nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Tennessee Valley Authority • Barbara S. Haskew, nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Tennessee Valley Authority • Neil G. McBride, nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Tennessee Valley Authority • William B. Sansom, nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Tennessee Valley Authority
03/04/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Joint Hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing: S. 2995, The Clean Air Act Amendments of 2010.”


03/03/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "The Importance of Transportation Investments to the National Economy and Jobs."



February 2010
02/25/2010 POSTPONED: Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "Efforts to Prevent Introduction of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes."

THIS HEARING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE AND TIME TBD.
02/24/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife Joint Hearing entitled, "“Joint Hearing on the Legislative Approaches to Protecting, Preserving, and Restoring Great Water Bodies.”


02/23/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Hearing on the President's Proposed EPA Budget for FY 2011."


02/10/2010 REVISED: Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Hearing on the Nominations of Marilyn A. Brown, Barbara S. Haskew, Neil G. McBride, and William B. Sansom to be Members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority."

**Please note that these nominees have been added to the agenda for the February 9 hearing at 2:30pm. There will not be a hearing February 10 because of inclement weather.
02/10/2010 POSTPONED: Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife Hearing entitled, ""Collaborative Solutions to Wildlife and Habitat Management."

**This hearing has been postponed due to inclement weather. New date and time TBD.
02/09/2010
[ Webcast ]
REVISED: Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Arthur Elkins, Jr. to be Inspector General of the EPA; Earl Gohl, Jr. to be Federal Cochair of the Appalachian Regional Commission; Sandford Blitz to be Federal Cochairperson of the Northern Border Regional Commission; and Marilyn A. Brown, Barbara S. Haskew, Neil G. McBride, and William B. Sansom to be Members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.”

**Please note that the Tennessee Valley Authority's nominees have been added to the agenda for today’s (February 9) hearing at 2:30pm. There will not be a hearing tomorrow, February 10, because of inclement weather.
02/09/2010
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Hearing on the Nominations of George Apostolakis, William Magwood, and William Charles Ostendorff to be Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission."


02/04/2010 RESCHEDULED: Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: • GSA Resolutions
02/04/2010
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health hearing entitled, "Current Science on Public Exposures to Toxic Chemicals."



January 2010
01/28/2010
[ Webcast ]
TIME CHANGE: Full Committee and Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy Joint Hearing: Solar Energy Technology and Clean Energy Jobs

*Please note that the hearing will begin at 9:00 am ET*
01/21/2010
[ Webcast ]
PRESS CONFERENCE: Senator Boxer to Hold Press Conference on Murkowski Proposal to Overturn EPA Global Warming Endangerment Finding



December 2009
12/14/2009
[ Webcast ]
PRESS CONFERENCE: Senator Boxer to Deliver Remarks on Copenhagen and Climate Change


12/10/2009
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING


12/08/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on Federal Drinking Water Programs."


12/03/2009
[ Webcast ]
SUBCOMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE HEARING


12/02/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health joint hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act.”


12/02/2009
[ Webcast ]
Press Conference: Senator Boxer and Transportation Officials to Discuss Opportunities for Job Creation



November 2009
11/18/2009
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE TRANSPORTATION BRIEFING

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member, will convene a Members briefing with senior Department of Transportation (DOT) officials to discuss issues related to the transportation reauthorization.
11/18/2009
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following item: The Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2009

11/09/2009
[ Webcast ]
SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING: "Legislative Hearing on Great Water Body Legislation: S. 1816 and S. 1311"


11/05/2009
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING (continued)


11/04/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Briefing: S. 1733, The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act


11/03/2009
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING




October 2009
10/29/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.”


10/28/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.”


10/27/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.”




September 2009
09/29/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Children’s Health hearing entitled, "Promoting and Improving Children’s Health Protections."



August 2009
08/06/2009 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: John R. Fernandez, Nominated to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, United States Department of Commerce and Gary Guzy, Nominated to be Deputy Director of the Office of Environmental Quality.
08/06/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Climate Change and Ensuring that America Leads the Clean Energy Transformation.”


08/04/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of Gary Guzy to be Deputy Director of the Office of Environmental Quality.”


08/03/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "A Renewed Commitment to Protecting the Chesapeake Bay: Reauthorizing the Chesapeake Bay Program."



July 2009
07/30/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Climate Change and National Security.”


07/29/2009 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the nomination of Samuel Hamilton, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
07/29/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of John R. Fernandez, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, United States Department of Commerce.”


07/22/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of Samuel Hamilton to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.”


07/21/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy joint hearing entitled, “Clean Energy Jobs, Climate-Related Policies and Economic Growth - State and Local Views."


07/16/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Ensuring and Enhancing U.S. Competitiveness while Moving toward a Clean Energy Economy.”


07/15/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: a bill to extend the programs of SAFETEA-LU; Robert Perciasepe, Nominated to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Craig Hooks, Nominated to be Assistant Administrator, Administration & Resources Management, Environmental Protection Agency.
07/14/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Transportation’s Role in Climate Change and Reducing Greenhouse Gases.”


07/14/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Economic Opportunities for Agriculture, Forestry Communities, and Others in Reducing Global Warming Pollution.”


07/09/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Oversight: Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Regulations – One Year after the CAIR and CAMR Federal Court Decisions.”


07/08/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Robert Perciasepe to be Deputy Administrator of the EPA and Craig Hooks to be Assistant Administrator, Administration and Resources Management, of the EPA.”


07/08/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing entitled, “Threats to Native Wildlife Species.”



07/07/2009 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: Colin Fulton, Nominated to be General Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency; and Paul Anastas, Nominated to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research & Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency.
07/07/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Moving America toward a Clean Energy Economy and Reducing Global Warming Pollution: Legislative Tools.”



June 2009
06/25/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "The Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining on Water Quality in Appalachia."


06/25/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Impacts of Expected Highway Trust Fund Insolvency.”


06/24/2009
[ Webcast ]
TIME CHANGE: Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Colin Fulton to be General Counsel of the EPA and Paul Anastas to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development, of the EPA.”

**Please note this hearing will start at 10:45 am ET**

06/18/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration Act; S. 878, Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2009 (formerly known as the Beach Protection Act); S. 937, Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act; S. 690, Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act reauthorization; S. 479, Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act; and S. 933, Contaminated Sediment Remediation Reauthorization Act (Great Lakes Legacy Act)
06/16/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "New Orleans Hurricane and Flood Protection and Coastal Louisiana Restoration: Status and Progress."


06/10/2009 UPDATED: Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following agenda: Peter Silva, Nominated to be Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Stephen Owens, Nominated to be Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency, and Victor M. Mendez, Nominated to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation.
06/09/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing entitled, “Scientific Integrity and Transparency Reforms at the Environmental Protection Agency.”


06/02/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of Victor M. Mendez to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.”




May 2009
05/21/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Economic Development Administration.”


05/19/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Business Opportunities and Climate Policy.”


05/14/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following items: S. 1005, Water Infrastructure Financing Act (Wastewater and Drinking Water Revolving Fund); S. 849, Black Carbon Emissions Bill; H.R. 80, Captive Primate Safety Act; H.R. 388, Crane Conservation Act of 2009; S. 529, Great Cats and Rare Canids Act of 2009; H.R. 813, a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 306 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as the "J. Herbert W. Small Federal Building and United States Courthouse"; H.R. 837, a bill to designate the Federal building located at 799 United Nations Plaza in New York, New York, as the "Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations Building"; Army Corps of Engineers Study Resolution: Miles City and Vicinity, Montana
05/12/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Peter Silva, Stephen Owens, and Jo-Ellen Darcy.”


05/12/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the President’s Proposed EPA Budget for FY 2010.”


05/07/2009 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following agenda: Mathy Stanislaus, nominated to be Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency; Cynthia Giles, nominated to be Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Environmental Protection Agency; and Michelle DePass, nominated to be Assistant Administrator for International Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency.

April 2009
04/28/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Hearing on the Nominations of Mathy Stanislaus, Cynthia Giles, and Michelle DePass to be Assistant Administrators at EPA.”


04/23/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following agenda: Regina McCarthy, nominated to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, of the Environmental Protection Agency
04/22/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of the GSA and Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings.”


04/20/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife field hearing entitled, “Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Status Report and Recommendations.”

Please note the webcasts for this field hearing are audio only.
04/02/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of Regina McCarthy to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, of the Environmental Protection Agency.”



04/01/2009 Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following agenda: Thomas L. Strickland, nominated to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior
04/01/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight - the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard."




March 2009
03/31/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing entitled, "EPA’s Role in Promoting Water Use Efficiency."



03/26/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of Thomas L. Strickland to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks of the Department of the Interior.”


03/25/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “The Need for Transportation Investment.”


03/24/2009
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Three Mile Island – Looking Back on Thirty Years of Lessons Learned."



February 2009
02/25/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Update on the Latest Global Warming Science.”



02/12/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Organizational Business Meeting



January 2009
01/14/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Lisa P. Jackson to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Nancy Helen Sutley to be Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.”

**Please note that this hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 13th at 10:30am.**

01/08/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Recent Major Coal Ash Spill.”



01/07/2009
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee briefing entitled, “Investing in Green Technology as a Strategy for Economic Recovery.”



110th Congress

September 2008
09/25/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on EPA’s Cleanup of the Superfund Site in Libby, Montana.”



09/24/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Bush Administration Environmental Record at Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency.”


09/23/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Regulation of Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act.”


09/18/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on Cleanup Efforts at Federal Facilities.”


09/17/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

· S. 3500, Water Infrastructure Financing Act (Lautenberg/Boxer) · S. 1387, Federal Greenhouse Gas Registry Act (substitute) · S. 2080, Sewage Overflow Right-to-Know Act · H.R.1464, Great Cats and Rare Canids Act of 2008 (substitute) · H.R. 1771, Crane Conservation Act of 2008 · H.R. 3224, Dam Rehabilitation and Repair Act · S. 3496, Air and Health Quality Empowerment Zone Designation Act of 2008 (Boxer) · S. 3494, Restoring the Value of Every American in Environmental Decisions Act · S. 3495, Protect Pregnant Women and Children from Dangerous Lead Exposures Act of 2008 · H.R. 3999, National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act of 2008 · Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2008 (Baucus) · H.R. 5001, Old Post Office Building Redevelopment Act of 2008 · S. 3482, To designate a portion of the Rappahannock River in the Commonwealth of Virginia as the ‘‘John W. Warner Rapids’’(Lieberman) · S. 2970, Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act · S. 3489, To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on black carbon emissions (Clinton/Carper) · S. 1828, To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study of the feasibility of increasing consumption in the United States of certain ethanol-blended gasoline · GSA resolutions
09/16/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Efforts.”


09/10/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality hearing entitled, “Quality and Environmental Impacts of Bottled Water.”


09/10/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Improving the Federal Bridge Program: Including an Assessment of S. 3338 and H.R. 3999.”



09/09/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled, “Economic Development Administration Oversight.”


09/04/2008
[ Webcast ]
Transportation Field Briefing in Los Angeles



09/03/2008
[ Webcast ]
Transportation Field Briefing in Sacramento




July 2008
07/31/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting

The Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a Business Meeting to consider the following agenda: · S. 906, Mercury Market Minimization Act (substitute) · S. 3109, Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act · S. 24, Perchorate Monitoring and Right to Know (substitute) · S.150, Protecting Pregnant Women and Children from Perchlorate Act (substitute) · S. 1911, The TCE Reduction Act · S. 1933, Small Community Drinking Water Funding Act · S 2549, The Environmental Justice Renewal Act · S. 642, Environmental Justice Act · S. 199, Rural Alaska Native Village Water and Sewer Bill · S.2994, Great Lakes Legacy Act · GSA Resolutions
07/30/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of Thomas J. Madison, Jr. to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration for the Department of Transportation."


07/29/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “EPA’s Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): Recent Court Decision and its Implications.”



07/24/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting


07/23/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “The Midwest Floods: What Happened and What Might Be Improved for Managing Risk and Responses in the Future.”



07/22/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “An Update on the Science of Global Warming and its Implications.”


07/17/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Saving Lives on Our Nation’s Highways.”


07/16/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Licensing and Relicensing Processes for Nuclear Plants.”


07/10/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Environmental Protection Agency Oversight: Implementing the Renewable Fuel Standard.”



June 2008
06/25/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Future Federal Role for Surface Transportation.”



May 2008
05/21/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting


05/13/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Hearing on Mercury Legislation.”


05/08/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Goods Movement on our Nation’s Highways.”


05/07/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Public Sector Solutions to Global Warming, Oversight, and Children’s Health Protection hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on Science and Environmental Regulatory Decisions.”


05/06/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Perchlorate and TCE in Water.”



April 2008
04/29/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight on EPA Toxic Chemical Policies.”



04/16/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled, “Surface Transportation and the Global Economy."


04/15/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality hearing entitled, “Pharmaceuticals in the Nation’s Water: Assessing Potential Risks and Actions to Address the Issue.”


04/10/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nomination of David R. Hill to be Assistant Administrator (General Counsel) for the Environmental Protection Agency.”


04/09/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on S. 1870, the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007."


04/03/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Examining Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at U.S. Colleges and Universities.”


04/02/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight on the Listing Decision for the Polar Bear Under the Endangered Species Act.”




March 2008
03/11/2008
[ Webcast ]
RESCHEDULED: Full Committee hearing entitled, “Examining the President’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2009 Budget for the Civil Works Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Implementation of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007.”

**Please note that this hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th at 10am.**

February 2008
02/28/2008
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight: Security of Our Nation’s Nuclear Plants.”


02/27/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the President’s Proposed EPA Budget for FY 2009.”


02/14/2008
[ Webcast ]
TIME CHANGED: Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on the Marine Vessel Emissions Reduction Act of 2007, S.1499.”


02/06/2008 Full Committee Business Meeting

S. 2146, A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects, and for other purposes *This bill was passed out of the Environment and Public Works Committee by voice vote on February 6, 2008.*
02/06/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Perspectives on the Surface Transportation Commission Report.”



January 2008
01/31/2008
[ Webcast ]
TIME CHANGED: Full Committee hearing entitled, “A Hearing to Receive the Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.”

Start time for this hearing has been changed to 10:30am.

01/30/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Examining Threats and Protections for the Polar Bear.”



01/24/2008
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of EPA’s Decision to Deny the California Waiver."

Today's video is courtesy of C-SPAN.


December 2007
12/18/2007 Full Committee Business Meeting

RESCHEDULED: This markup was originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th at 10am.

12/13/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “The Clean Water Act following the recent Supreme Court decisions in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and Rapanos-Carabell.”


12/05/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING

Today's video is courtesy of C-SPAN.


November 2007
11/15/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on America’s Climate Security Act of 2007, S. 2191.”


11/13/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on America’s Climate Security Act of 2007, S. 2191.”

**Please note the hearing time has changed from 10:00am to 11:00am**
11/08/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on America’s Climate Security Act of 2007, S. 2191.”


11/01/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection Business Meeting.




October 2007
10/31/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Examination of the Licensing Process for the Yucca Mountain Repository."



10/25/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing on Effectiveness of Federal Drunk Driving Programs.”


10/24/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection hearing entitled, “A Hearing to Examine America’s Climate Security Act of 2007.”



10/23/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, “Examining the Human Health Impacts of Global Warming."



10/18/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "Lead and Children's Health."


10/17/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing on the Federal Superfund Program’s Activities to Protect Public Health."


10/03/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Reactor Oversight Process.”


10/02/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing entitled, "A Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations."



September 2007
09/26/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "An Examination of the Impacts of Global Warming on the Chesapeake Bay."


09/25/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Green Jobs Created by Global Warming Initiatives."



09/20/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Oversight Hearing to Examine the Condition of our Nation’s Bridges."


09/20/2007 Full Committee Business Meeting



09/19/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality hearing entitled, "Meeting America’s Wastewater Infrastructure Needs in the 21st Century."



09/06/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee hearing entitled, "An Examination of the Potential Human Health, Water Quality, and Other Impacts of the Confined Animal Feeding Operation Industry."




August 2007
08/23/2007 Field Hearing entitled, "A Perspective on the Endangered Species Act’s Impacts on the Oil and Gas Industry."


08/14/2007 Field Hearing entitled, "Green Job Growth and Global Warming."


08/09/2007
[ Webcast ]
Field Hearing entitled, "Hearing to Examine Port Pollution and the Need for Additional Controls on Large Ships."




July 2007
07/31/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE Business Meeting


07/26/2007
[ Webcast ]
RESCHEDULED Full Committee Hearing, "Examining of the Case for the California Waiver: An Update from EPA."



07/25/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health hearing entitled, “Oversight of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Programs."


07/24/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection hearing entitled, "Economic and International Issues in Global Warming Policy"


07/17/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE hearing entitled, "A Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations."

Robert Lance Boldrey, nominated to be a Member of the Board of Trustees, Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation. Kristine L. Svinicki, nominated to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Robert Lyle Laverty, nominated to be the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Department of the Interior.

07/11/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommitte on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Review of EPA’s Proposed Revision to the Ozone NAAQS."


07/10/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality hearing entitled, “Lessons Learned from Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Investigations, Including Texas City, Texas.”



June 2007
06/28/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE Hearing entitled, "Examining Global Warming Issues in the Power Plant Sector."


06/27/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality hearing entitled, "Protecting Water Quality at America's Beaches."


06/20/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health hearing entitled, “EPA's Response to 9-11 and Lessons Learned for Future Emergency Preparedness.”


06/12/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE Hearing entitled, “Examination of the Health Effects of Asbestos and Methods of Mitigating Such Impacts.”



06/07/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE hearing entitled, “An Examination of the Views of Religious Organizations Regarding Global Warming.”



06/06/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Business Meeting




May 2007
05/24/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE hearing on “The Issue of the Potential Impacts of Global Warming on Recreation and the Recreation Industry.”


05/22/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE Hearing entitled "Examining the Case for the California Waiver"


05/16/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled “The State of Mercury Regulation, Science, and Technology.”


05/15/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on "Green Buildings: Benefits to Health, the Environment, and the Bottom Line"


05/09/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee hearing on “Emerging Technologies and Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.”



April 2007
04/25/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee “Oversight Hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”


04/24/2007
[ Webcast ]
Full Committee Hearing on “The Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision Regarding EPA’s Authorities with Respect to Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act.”


04/18/2007 Full Committee Hearing on the nomination of Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr. to be Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers


04/05/2007 FIELD HEARING “Oversight of Federal Efforts to Cleanup Asbestos in Lincoln County, Montana.”

This hearing will begin at 1:00 PM Mountain Standard Time.

March 2007
03/29/2007 ***LOCATION CHANGED*** FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING


03/28/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE HEARING on “Reducing Government Building Operational Costs through Innovation and Efficiency: Legislative Solutions.”



03/21/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE: Vice President Al Gore’s Perspective on Global Warming


03/19/2007 Subcommittee Field Hearing to examine the importance of state and local authorities in ensuring chemical plant security.


03/15/2007
[ Webcast ]
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing on Water Resources Needs and the President’s Budget Proposal for the Army Corps of Engineers for Fiscal Year 2008


03/07/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE “Hearing on the President’s Proposed EPA Budget for FY 2008.”

This hearing was originally scheduled for February 15.
03/01/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: “State, Regional, and Local Perspectives on Global Warming”



February 2007
02/26/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE FIELD HEARING: "Moving Forward after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita" PLEASE NOTE: This hearing will start at 10:00 AM Central Time (11:00 Eastern Time)


02/13/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on the U.S. Climate Action Partnership Report


02/07/2007
[ Webcast ]
SUBCOMMITTEE Hearing on "Global Warming and Wildlife"


02/06/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on Oversight of Recent EPA Decisions



January 2007
01/30/2007
[ Webcast ]
FULL COMMITTEE: "Senators' Perspectives on Global Warming."


01/17/2007 Full Committee BUSINESS MEETING 406 Dirksen (EPW Committee Hearing Room)

Full Committee
Rules of the Committee on Environment and Public Works

Majority Office
410 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510-6175
phone: 202-224-8832
Minority Office
456 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510-6175
phone: 202-224-6176