Congressional Testimony and Views Letters

 

Views Letters

Views letters are statements of the Agency's, Department's, and Administration's position, thoughts, and comments, on specific issues or legislation being considered by Congress.

S 50, the Tsunami Preparedness Act

S 360, the Coastal Zone Enhancement Reauthorization Act of 2005

S 361, the Ocean and Coastal Observations Act of 2005

S 362, the Marine Debris Research, Prevention and Reduction Act

S 364, the Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act

HR 1584, the Ocean and Coastal Observation Act of 2005

 

Testimony

2nd Session, 109th Congress - 2006


Testimony
of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, USN (Ret)
before the House Science Committee (Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), on GAO GOES-R report,September 29, 2006.

NOAA Statement for the Record delivered to the Senate Commerce Commerce Committee (Chairman Ted Stevens, R-AK) for a hearing on the International Polar Year, September 26, 2006.

Testimony of the National Weather Service Deputy Director John E. Jones, Jr. before the Senate Commerce Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee (Chairman Jim DeMint, R-NH), on the Hurricane Season and the Risk for South Carolina, August 17, 2006

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, USN (Ret) before the Senate Commerce National Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee (Chairman John Sununu, R-NH), on ocean governance, August 3, 2006.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service William Hogarth before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chairman Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), on Proposals to open the Exclusive Economic Zone to Atlantic striped bass, July 27, 2006.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Dr. Richard Spinrad before the House Science Committee, Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), on Ocean Exploration and Research, July 27, 2006.

Testimony of National Climatic Data Center Director Tom Karl before the House Government Reform Committee, Chairman Tom Davis, R-VA), on Introduction to Climate Change, July 20, 2006.

Testimony of National Climatic Data Center Director Tom Karl before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Chairman Edward Whitfield, R-KY), on Climate Change "Hockey Stick", July 19, 2006.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.) before the Senate Commerce Committee (Chairman Ted Stevens, R-AK), on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS's), July 13, 2006.

Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Tim Keeney before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee (Chairman Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ), on draft ballast water management legislation, July 11, 2006.

Testimony of the Director of the Office of Special Commercialization before House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee (Chairman Terry Everett, R-AL), on "The Economic Effect of Space ", June 21, 2006.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.) before the House Science Committee (Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), on the results of the Nunn-McCurdy Certification Review of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), June 8, 2006.

Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Tim Keeney before the Senate Commerce National Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee (Chairman John Sununu, R-NH), on offshore aquaculture, June 8, 2006.

Testimony of the Assistant Adminstrator for Weather Service BGen. D.L. Johnson, USAF (Ret.) before the House Governmental Reform Energy and Resources Subcommittee (Chairman Darrell Issa, R-CA), on the Hurricane Preparedness, June 7, 2006.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret.) and Dr. Louis W. Uccellini is currently the Director of the National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). before the Senate Appropriations Committee Commerce-Justice-State Subcommittee (Chairman Richard Shelby, R-AL), on the 2006 Hurricane Season, June 7, 2006.

Testimony of the National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield before the Senate Commerce Emergency Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee (Chairman Jim DeMint, R-SC), on the 2006 Hurricane Forecast and At-Risk Cities, May 24, 2006.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad Lautenbacher, Ph.D., USN (Ret.) before the House Science Committee (Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), on the Department of Commerce Inspector General (IG) Identifies Ongoing Problems with Management of NOAA’s Weather Satellites, May 11, 2006.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Dr. Richard Spinrad before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chairman Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), on HR 3835, the National Ocean Exploration Program Act, May 4, 2006.

Testimony of the Director of the Office of Climate Programs C.J. (Chet) Koblinsky before the House Science Environment, Technology, and Standards Subcommittee (Chairman Vern Ehlers, R-MI), on HR 5136, a bill to create a comprehensive drought system, May 4, 2006.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries Dr. Willliam Hogarth before the House Resources Committee (Chairman Richard Pombo, R-CA) on Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management bill, HR 5051 and HR 1431, May 3, 2006.

Testimony of the Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez before the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee (Chair Richard Shelby, R-AL) on the FY '07 Department of Commerce Budget Request, May 3, 2006.

Testimony of the Director of the Office of Climate Programs C.J. (Chet) Koblinsky before the Senate Commerce Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee (Chairman Jim DeMint, R-SC), on the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), April 27, 2006.

Testimony of the Office of Response and Restoration Director David Kennedy before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Guard Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee (Chairman Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ) , on the Implemention of the Oil Pollution Act, April 27, 2006.

Testimony of the Acting Ecosystems Goal Team Lead and National Marine Fisheries Service Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor Dr. Steve Murawski before the Senate Commerce Global Climate Change and Impacts Subcommittee (Chairman David Vitter, R-LA), on Projected and Past Effects of Climate Change: A Focus on Marine and Terrestrial Systems, April 26, 2006.

Testimony of the Acting Ecosystems Goal Team Lead and National Marine Fisheries Service Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor Dr. Steve Murawski before the House Resources Committee (Chairman Richard Pombo, R-CA), on Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization bills, HR 5051 and HR 4940, April 25, 2006, New Bedford, MA.

Testimony of the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Dr. Stephen Brandt on "Great Lakes Restoration:  How? How Soon?" before the House Science Environment, Technology and Standards Subcommittee (Chairman Vern Ehlers, R-MI), April 21, 2006, Grand Rapids, MI.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Dr. William Hogarth on Off-shore Aquaculture before the Senate Commerce National Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee (Chairman John Sununu, R-NH), April 6, 2006.

Testimony of the Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez before the House Appropriations Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Frank Wolf, R-VA), April 5, 2006

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services Gregory Withee on the National Polar Orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System (NPOESS) program before the Senate Commerce Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee (Chair Jim DeMint, R-SC), March 30, 2006

Testimony
of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere BGEN John "Jack" Kelly, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) on K-12 Science and Math Education Across the Federal Agencies before the House Science (Chair Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), March 30, 2006.

Testimony
of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.) on the Gulf of Mexico Fishing Disaster before the House Resoures Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), March 21, 2006. Hearing held in Gretna, LA.

Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.) on FY 2007 NOAA budget request before the House Resoures Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD) , March 9, 2006.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management John Dunnigan on the FY 2007 NOAA budget request before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee (Chair John Duncan, R-TN) , March 8, 2006

Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.) on FY 2007 NOAA budget request before the House Appropriations Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chair Frank Wolf, R-VA) , March 8, 2006.

Testimony of the Director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction Dr. Louis Uccellini on Severe Winter Weather before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction (Chairman Jim DeMint, R-SC), March 1, 2006.

Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.) on FY 2007 NOAA budget request before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Chairman Ted Stevens, R-AK), February 16, 2006.

Testimony of the NOAA Fisheries Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator Dr. James Balsiger on HR 4686, the Multi-State and International Fisheries and Conservation Act of 2006 before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chairman Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), February 16, 2006.

Testimony of the Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dr. David Sampson to review the Administration’s proposed research and development (R&D) budget for fiscal year (FY) 2007 before the House Science Committee (Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), February 15, 2006.
Transcript of hearing now available.


1st Session, 109th Congress - 2005

 

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Dr. William Hogarth on the Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Fishing Industry and Fishing Communities in the Gulf of Mexico before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), December 15, 2005.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad Lautenbacher, Ph.D., USN (Ret.) before the House Science Committee (Chair Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), on the NOAA Weather Satellite program, November 16, 2005.

Testimony of NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries Director Jack Dunnigan before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (Chair Ted Stevens, R-AK), on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, November 16, 2005.

Testimony of National Hurricane Center Science and Operations Officer Dr. Christopher Landsea before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chair Richard Shelby, R-AK), on the future of the federal flood insurance program, October 18, 2005.

Testimony of National Weather Service Director D.L. Johnson (accompanied by National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield) before the House Science Committee (Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY) on Hurricane Forecasting, October 7, 2005.

Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Tim Keeney before a joint hearing of the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD) and the Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee (Chair Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ), on S 362, the Marine Debris Research, Prevention and Reduction Act, September 29, 2005.

Testimony of National Weather Service Director D.L. Johnson (initially intended to be delivered by National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield) before the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina (Rep. Tom Davis, R-VA) on "NOAA Hurricane Forecasting," September 22, 2005.

Testimony of NOAA's National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield before the Senate Commerce Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee (Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC) on "The LIfesaving Role of Accurate Hurricane Prediction," September 20, 2005.

Testimony of NOAA's Damage Assessment Center Chief Pat Montanio before a special ad hoc committee chaired by Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Great Lakes Restoration Efforts, Chicago, IL, September 19, 2005.

Testimony of NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Director Stephen Brandt before the House Government Reform Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee (Chair Candice Miller, R-MI) on NOAA’s current invasive species research priorities, New Baltimore, MI, September 9, 2005.

Testimony of NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Incident Operations Coordinator Douglas Helton before the Senate Commerce Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittees on the implemention of the Oil Pollution Act in Washington (Chair Olympia Snowe, R-ME; Ranking Minority Member Maria Cantwell, D-WA), August 1, 2005.

Testimony of National Weather Service Director of Maintenance, Logistics, and Acquisition Division Mark Paese before the Senate Commerce Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee (Chair Jim DeMint (R-SC), at a hearing on All Hazards Alert Systems, July 27, 2005.

Testimony of the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere before the Senate Commerce Global Climate Change and Impacts Subcommittee (Chair David Vitter (R-LA), at hearing on United States climate policy and the $5 billion budget request for climate-related science and technology in FY '06, July 20, 2005.

Testimony of National Marine Fisheries Service Assistant Alaska Regional Administrator for Sustaintable Fisheries before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), at hearing on Fisheries Managament Sucesses in Alaska and Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, July 6 and 8, 2005.

Testimony of National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield and National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weater Services Director Dennis McCarthy before the Senate Commerce Disaster Prediction and Prevention Subcommittee (Chair Jim DeMint, R-SC), at hearing on NOAA's severe weather programs, June 29, 2005.

Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Timothy Keeney before the Senate Commerce Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee (Chair John Sununu, R-NH) at a hearing on ballast water invasive species management and threats to coral reefs. June 15, 2005.

Testimony of National Marine Fisheries Service Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor Steve Murowski before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD) at an oversight hearing entitled 'the Scientific Review of Ocean Systems'. June 8, 2005.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Ph.D, United States Navy (Ret.), on NOAA's homeland security mission before the Senate Commerce Disaster Prediction and Prevention Subcommittee (Chair Jim DeMint, R-SC), June 8, 2005.

Testimony of Secretary of Commerce Carlos Guiterriez on the FY '06 Commerce Department budget request, including NOAA, before the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee (Chair Richard Shelby, R-AL), May 26, 2005.

Testimony of the Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service Thomas Kitsos on S 360, a bill reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act, before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (Chair Ted Stevens, R-AK), May 25, 2005.

Testimony of the Northwest Regional Administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service D. Robert Lohn on NOAA's role with the federal fish hatcheries before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), May 24, 2005.

Testimony of the Senior Advisor for Intergovernmental Programs for the National Marine Fisheries Service James Lecky on the Endangered Species Act before the Senate Environment and Public Works Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water Subcommittee (Chair Lincoln Chafee, R-RI), May 19, 2005.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Ph.D, United States Navy (Ret.), on HR 50, the NOAA Administration Act before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), May 19, 2005.

Testimony of National Marine Fisheries Service Seafood Inspection Program Acting Director Richard Cano on Federal Food Inspection Programs before the House Government Reform Federal Workforce and Agency Organization Subcommittee (Chair Jon Porter, R-NV), May 17, 2005

Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Tim Keeney on HR 1428, the "National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act" before the House Resources Fisheries and Conservation Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), April 26, 2005.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for the National Ocean Service Dr. Richard Spinrad on HR 1489, the "Coastal Ocean Observing System Integration and Implementation Act of 2005" before the House Resources Fisheries and Conservation Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), April 19, 2005.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Dr. William Hogarth on reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the National Enviornmental Policy Act before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), April 14, 2005.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., United States Navy (Ret.), on FY '06 NOAA Budget Request before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), March 10, 2005.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., United States Navy (Ret.), on the implementation of Global Environmental Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) before the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee (Chair Ed Whitfield, R-KY), March 9, 2005.

Testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Timothy R.E. Keeney on the Coral Conservation Act before the House Resources Fisheries and Oceans Subcommittee (Chair Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD), March 1, 2005.

Written testimony of NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management Director Eldon Hout before the Alaskan State Legislature House State Affairs Committee (Chair Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, R-Juneau) on the proposed changes to the Alaska Coastal Management Program, February 24, 2005.

Testimony of Deputy Seceretary of Commerce Theodore Kassinger on the Department of Commerce's FY '06 Research and Development Budget Request before the House Science Committee (Chair Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY) on February 16, 2005.

Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for the National Ocean Service Dr. Richard Spinrad on the FY '06 NOAA budget request for programs that protect and restore coastal and marine resources before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Water Resources and the Environment Subcommittee (Chair John Duncan, R-TN) on February 16, 2005.

Testimony of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., United States Navy (Ret.), on tsunamis before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (Chair Ted Stevens, R-AK) on February 3, 2005. Testimony delivered by Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere BG John (Jack) Kelly, Jr., United States Air Force (Ret).

Testimony of National Weather Service Director BG David L. Johnson, United States Air Force (Ret.) on tsunami warnings before House Science Committee (Chair Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY), January 26, 2005.