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Oversight Hearing on "Offshore Energy: Interior Department's Plans for Offshore Energy, Revenue, and Safety Reorganization"
Friday, July 15, 2011 9:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Friday, July 15, 2011
9:00 a.m.





OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "Offshore Energy: Interior Department's Plans for Offshore Energy, Revenue, and Safety Reorganization"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Honorable Michael R. Bromwich
Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement
U.S. Department of the Interior

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD:

Gregory J. Gould
Director
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
U.S. Department of The Interior

BACKGROUND:

The Interior Department will complete its plan for reorganization of the agency formerly known as the Minerals Management Service (MMS) by October 1, 2011. This hearing will review the Administration’s plans and learn what specific changes are being made to improve safety, accountability and efficiency. The hearing will help the Committee determine what may need to be addressed in potential legislation and examine areas for improvement.

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