Field Hearing: Joint Field Hearing in Irvine, California – October 18, 2021

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Date: Monday, October 18, 2021 Time: 09:00 AM Presiding: The Honorable Katie Porter, Chair and The Honorable Alan Lowenthal, Chair

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at 12 p.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a joint oversight hearing titled, “Southern California Oil Leak: Investigating the Immediate Effects on Communities, Businesses, and the Environment.” This hearing will be held at the Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, California 92618

Per recent guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician: For meetings in an indoor U.S. House of Representatives controlled space, the wearing of a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present. Face coverings will be provided by the Committee to individuals who do not have their own.

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Witness List

Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi (testimony)

Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Executive Director, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Mr. Scott Breneman (testimony)

Commercial Fishing, Retail Market, and Restaurant Owner Newport Beach, CA

Mr. Vipe Desai (testimony)

Founding Member

Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast

Dr. David L. Valentine (testimony)

Norris Presidential Chair, Earth Science Professor of Marine Science, UC Santa Barbara