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There are nine hearings.

1) House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment: Oil Majors CEO's Discuss America's Energy Future – BP's Lamar McKay along with Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil, Chevron CEO John Watson, ConocoPhillips chief James Mulva and Shell President Marvin Odum for a hearing entitled "Drilling Down On America's Energy Future: Safety, Security And Clean Energy. Tues June 15 at 9:30 a.m.

2) House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife: Limits of Ocean Science and Data – examines ocean science and data limits - the hearing will explore whether NOAA and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have the resources to respond. The hearing is Part 4 of a 7-part Deepwater series (see below for Thursday's installment). The first panel includes Acting NOAA Assistant Administrator David Kennedy, U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt, and Merv Fingas of the National Research Council's Committee on Oil in the Sea. Panel 2 features five academic specialists in marine and environmental sciences. Tues June 15 10:00 a.m.

3) Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: Full committee hearing on evaluating the health impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This and the House hearing will focus on the use of chemical dispersants potential health risks to cleanup workers, fishermen and other Gulf Coast residents. Tues June 15 2:30 p.m.

4) House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health: Examines HHS Response – holds a hearing on Health and Human Services' actions to identify and address health effects of the BP oil spill. Wednesday June 16 at 2:00 p.m.

5) Senate Homeland's Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on looking at the financing of recovery from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Witnesses include BP's Darryl Willis, Transocean's Steve Newman, Craig Bennett of the U.S. Coast Guard's National Pollution Funds Center and Susan Fleming, director of physical infrastructure issues of the Government Accountability Office. Wednesday June 16 at 3:00 p.m.

6) House Natural Resources Committee's panel on Energy and Mineral Resources: MMS Regulatory Effectiveness Reviewed – will hold a hearing looking at the record of the Minerals Management Service and current regulations. The hearing is part 5 of 7. Thursday June 17 at 10:00 a.m.

7) House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: will host BP CEO Tony Hayward on Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

8) House Transportation Looks at Foreign Vessels – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation convenes Thursday at 2 p.m. to investigate foreign vessel operations in the U.S. exclusive economic zone. The hearing will look at foreign-flagged vessels and the what role they may play

9) Senate Small Business Committee: To look at Assistance for Gulf Small Businesses –to explore the evaluation process of small business proposals for oil spill cleanup efforts. Thursday June 17 at 10:00 a.m.


(Source: Frank Maisano)