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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 553, H.R. 1308, H.R. 1399, H.R. 1425, H.R. 1491, and H.R. 2219
Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 553 (Issa), To designate the exclusive economic zone of the United States as the `Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States'.
  • H.R. 1308 (Hastings of WA), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes. "Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act"
  • H.R. 1399 (Young of AK), To reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other purposes. "Hydrographic Services Improvement Amendments Act of 2013"
  • H.R. 1425 (Bonamici), To amend the Marine Debris Act to better address severe marine debris events, and for other purposes. "Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013"
  • H.R. 1491 (Bonamici), To authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2219 (Young of AK), To reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009.

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable John Fleming
Subcommittee Chairman

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:


The Honorable Darrell Issa
Member of Congress

The Honorable Suzanne Bonamici
Member of Congress


Rear Admiral Gerd Glang (All Bills)
Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Guy Norman (H.R. 1308)
Regional Director
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Nick Gayeski (H.R. 1308)
Aquatic Ecologist
Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Edward Kelly (H.R. 1399 and H.R. 2219)
Executive Director
Maritime Association of the Port of NY & NJ
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Richard McDonald (H.R. 1399)
Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. Lynne Talley (H.R. 1399 and H.R. 2219)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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