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FROM: Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), 450 Old Vine St., Flr. 2, Lexington, KY 40507-1544  USA, http://www.damsafety.org

DATE RECEIVED: 07/21/2006 [dd/mm/yyyy]

DATE DISTRIBUTED: 07/25/2006 [dd/mm/yyyy]

TITLE: Dam Safety Hearing Scheduled for July 26; ASDSO Will Submit Testimony Before a Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

  

DESCRIPTION:

On Wednesday, July 26, at 2:00 pm ET, the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management, chaired by Rep. Bill Shuster, (R-PA), will hear testimony regarding reauthorization of the National Dam Safety Program Act. 

Association of State Dam Safety Officials President Kenneth E. Smith will testify in support of the Dam Safety Act of 2006 (HR 4981).  Introduced in the House on March 16, 2006 by Reps. Randy Kuhl (R-NY), Jim Matheson (D-UT) and Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), HR 4981 would provide up to $12.7 million a year for four years to assist states in improving their dam safety programs.  Representatives of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will also testify.  

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will broadcast a live feed of the hearing over the Internet at http://www.house.gov/transportation/.  

To view a draft copy of ASDSO's written testimony, as well as current dam safety statistics, please see “Recent Testimony” on ASDSO’s Legislative Advocacy page at www.damsafety.org.

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The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) is a national, non-profit organization founded in 1984 and dedicated to improving dam safety through research, education and communication.  For more information: www.damsafety.org

 

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