Energy, Transportation & Agriculture Committee
Presentations, Materials and Other Resources
2012 Fall Forum (December 5-7, 2012)

Thursday, December 6

7:45 am -9:30 am

State DUI Policy After MAP-21

Discussion of state DUI policy options related to the passage of MAP-21.


  • Senator Thomas John Wyss, Indiana
  • Representative Roger Goodman, Washington
  • David Kelly, Storm King Strategies, Washington, D.C.
  • Mike Brown, Director, Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.

NCSL LegisBrief: Mapping Out New Solutions: Ignition Interlock Provisions in MAP-21

NCSL contact: Anne Teigen,, 303-364-1652

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee Business Meeting

Standing Committee Business: Review of the Ports and Waterways Policy Directive.
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Committee Documents


NCSL contact: Ben Husch,, 202-624-7779

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Historic Changes to Fuel Efficiency Standards: How Did We Get Here and What Does It Mean Going Forward? 

Presentations on the recent changes to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, what's included in the new regulations, and their potential impact on the transportation, energy, environment and agriculture sectors.


NCSL contact: Ben Husch,, 202-624-7779

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Responding to the Drought: A Multi-Agency Effort

Exploration of measures put in place by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Reclamation to help states wrestling with the drought crisis. 


NCSL contact: Ben Husch,, 202-624-7779

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection

Discussion of federal and state strategies as well as the need for collaboration to protect cyber space and to identify potential threats to our banking, water supply, transportation and other major systems.


  • Michael Balboni, RedLand Strategies
  • Bridger McGaw, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Kelvin Coleman, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

NCSL contact: Jennifer Arguinzoni,, 202-624-8691
Friday, December 7

10:30 am -12:00 pm

Paying for Transportation Projects in the MAP-21 Era: Federal and State Perspectives

Presentations on the ways states can—and can’t—raise funds for needed roads, transit systems and other transportation projects.


NCSL contact: Jaime Rall,, 303-856-1417

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Agriculture Task Force Planning Meeting

Educational and planning session for the new NCSL Agriculture Task Force, with a brief discussion on the status of the Farm Bill.


  • Nathan Bowen, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

NCSL contact: Ben Husch,, 202-624-7779