Ballast Water Invasive Species Management and Threats to Coral Reefs

June 15, 2005

253 SR
The Senate Commerce Committee's National Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee has announced that on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., in room 253 of the Russell Building, it will hold a hearing on Ballast Water Invasive Species Management and Threats to Coral Reefs. This hearing will examine the introduction of non-native species through the discharge of ballast water from ships and the current threats to coral reefs. This hearing will not focus on any particular legislative proposal but discussion will likely address S. 363, the Ballast Water Management Act of 2005, as well as the reauthorization of the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.
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Majority Statement

  • John E. Sununu

  • George Allen


Minority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye

  • Barbara Boxer


Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Joel Mandelman

    Vice President and General Counsel
    NuTech 03 Incorporated
  • Ms. Kim Hum

    The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii
  • Mr. Tim R.E. Keeney

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
    National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Ms. Kathy Metcalf

    Director of Maritime Affairs
    Chamber of Shipping of America
  • Ms. Maurya B. Falkner

    California Marine Invasive Species Program, California State Lands Commission
  • Rear Admiral Thomas H. Gilmour

    Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection
    United States Coast Guard