The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), will hold a hearing next week examining the impacts of federal environmental regulations on maritime transportation.

This will be the second part of a two-part hearing to review the status and potential ramifications of recent or proposed regulations by the United States Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), and the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Part II will focus on environmental regulations, while Part I focused on safety and commercial regulations.

The Subcommittee hearing, entitled “Maritime Transportation Regulations: Impacts on Safety, Security, Jobs, and the Environment; Part II,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. 

Witness List:

Panel I

Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, United States Coast Guard

The Honorable Michael Shapiro, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency

The Honorable Chris Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency

Panel II

Mr. Thomas A. Allegretti, President, The American Waterways Operators

Ms. Kathy J. Metcalf, Director, Maritime Affairs, Chamber of Shipping of America

Mr. James Roussos, Vice President of Boat Operations, LaMonica Fine Food LLC

Mr. Rod Jones, President & CEO, The CSL Group, Inc.; accompanied by Mr. Bill Terry, CEO, Eagle Rock Aggregates, Inc., on behalf of the Maritime Industrial Transportation Alliance

More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and link to live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.