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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 295, H.R. 670, H.R. 991, H.R. 1160 and H.R. 1670
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:00 AM
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, May 12, 2011
11:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 295 (Young of AK), To amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize funds to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services specific to the Arctic for safe navigation, delineating the United States extended continental shelf, and the monitoring and description of coastal changes.
  • H.R. 670 (Sablan), To convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands.
  • H.R. 991 (Young of AK), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
  • H.R. 1160 (Kissell), Directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey the McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery in Richmond County, North Carolina, to the state of North Carolina to be used by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as a component of the fish and wildlife management program of the state. "McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act".
  • H.R. 1670 (Bordallo), To amend the Sikes Act to improve the application of that Act to State-owned facilities used for the national defense. "Sikes Act Amendments Act".

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Don Young
Acting Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Larry Kissell, NC-08
Member of Congress

Panel II

The Honorable Rowan Gould
Acting Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Capt. John Lowell
Director, Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Gordon Myers
Executive Director
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jeffrey Flocken
Director, D.C. Office
International Fund for Animal Welfare
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Steve Smith
Member
Dallas Safari Club
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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