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Hearings and Testimony of the 112th Congress




DATE

HEARING SUBJECT

WITNESS(ES)

Tues., 12/4/12

Indian Land Transfer Bill

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 3193 (Feinstein), To make technical corrections to the legal description of certain land to be held in trust for the Barona Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Mike Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Thurs., 11/29/12

Banning Importation of Constrictor Snakes

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 511 (Rooney), To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation of various injurious species of constrictor snakes

House Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Statement for the Record

Thurs., 10/11/12

Exploratory Drilling Activity in the Arctic

Full Committee oversight field hearing on Preparing for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic: Lessons Learned from the First Season

Senate Commerce, Scieince and Transportation Committee (Rockefeller IV)

David Hayes, Deputy Secretary

Thurs., 9/20/12

Advancing the Federal-Tribal Relationship

Full Committee oversight hearing on Advancing the Federal-Tribal Relationship through Self-Governance and Self-Determination

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Larry Roberts, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affais

Wed., 9/19/12

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 3265 (Murkowski),
A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to remove the authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to collect land use fees for land that has been sold, exchanged, or otherwise transferred from Federal ownership but that is subject to a power site reservation

S. 3464 (Johnson), A bill to amend the Mni Wiconi Project Act of 1988 to facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System

S. 3483 (Merkley), A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon

H.R. 2842 (Tipton), To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Shaheen)

Grayford Payne, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Administration and Budget, Bureau of Reclamation

Fri., 9/14/12

Interior Department Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on the President's Nomination of
Kevin K. Washburn
to be Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Kevin Washburn - Nominee

Thurs., 9/13/12

Court Decisions on Indian Lands

Full Committee oversight hearing on Addressing the Costly Administrative Burdens and Negative Impacts of the Carcieri and Patchak Decisions

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Del Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 9/13/12

Gulf Drilling Moratorium Oversight

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Committee Oversight of the Department of the Interior: Questioning of Key Department of the Interior Officials

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Neal Kemkar, Special Assistant to the Counselor to the Secretary

Mary Katherine Ishee, Senior Advisory and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Tues., 9/11/12

Memorials and Monuments Designation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4969 (Thompson),
To include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a part of the National Landscape Conservation System

H.R. 6364, (Poe), To establish a commission to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of World War I, to designate memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, including a National World War I Memorial on the National Mall in the District of Columbia

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Stephen Whitesell, Regional Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service

Carl Roundtree, Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management

Mon., 9/10/12

Palau Act & Exclusive Economic Zone Designation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 6040 (Manzullo),
To approve the Agreement providing terms for a continuation of the free association between the United States and Palau

H.R. 6147 (Issa), To designate the exclusive economic zone of the United States as the "Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Anthony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Insular Affairs

 

Fri., 8/17/12

Climate Change and Intermountain West

Full Committee oversight field hearing on the current and future impacts of climate change on the Intermountain West, focusing on drought, wildfire frequency and severity, and ecosystems

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Craig Allen, Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 8/15/12

Dams, Hydropower Development and Jobs

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 6247 (Hastings), To protect the Federal Columbia River Power System, Power Marketing Administration customers, and Bureau of Reclamation dams and other facilities and to promote new Federal and other hydropower generationHouse

Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Bureau of Reclamation, Statement for the Record

Thurs., 8/2/12

NPS Special Use Permits

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Concession Contract Issues for Outfitters, Guides and Smaller Concessions

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director, National Park Service

 

Thurs., 8/2/12

Disputes Concerning Indian Lands

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Indian lands: exploring resolutions to disputes concerning Indian tribes, state and local governments, and private landowners over land use and development

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Mike Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Thurs., 8/2/12

American Energy Initiative

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on Growing Differences for Energy Development on Federal vs. Non-Federal Lands

House Energy and Commerce S/C on Energy and Power (Whitfield)

Michael Nedd, Assistant Director for Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management

 

Tues., 7/31/12

Rural Water Projects

Full Committee hearing on
S. 3385 (Baucus), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to use designated funding to pay for construction of authorized rural water projects, and for other purposes

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Mike Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 7/24/12

Tribes and Reservations Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 726 (Schrader), To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes

H.R. 3319 (Grijalva), To allow the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to determine the requirements for membership in that tribe

H.R. 6141 (Schrader), To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Mike Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Fri., 7/20/12

Helium Supply Shortage

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Helium: Supply Shortages Impacting our Economy, National Defense and Manufacturing

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Timothy Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management

Fri., 7/20/12

Wildfire and Forest Health Bills

Subcommittee oversight hearing on
H.R. 5744 (Gosar), To address the forest health, public safety, and wildlife habitat threat presented by the risk of wildfire, including catastrophic wildfire, on National Forest System lands and public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management by requiring the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to expedite forest management projects relating to hazardous fuels reduction, forest health, and economic development, and for other purposes

H.R. 5960 (Markey), To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to improve the response to insect infestations and related diseases and to change the funding source for the Healthy Forests Reserve Program, to codify the stewardship end result contracting and good neighbor authorities, and to amend the emergency watershed protection program to improve post fire rehabilitation, and for other purposes

H.R. 6089 (Tipton), To address the bark beetle epidemic, drought, deteriorating forest health conditions, and high risk of wildfires on National Forest System land and land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in the United States by expanding authorities established in the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 to provide emergency measures for high-risk areas identified by such States, to make permanent Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management authority to conduct good-neighbor cooperation with States to reduce wildfire risks

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 7/19/12

North Texas Zebra Mussel Barrier

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 6007 (Hall), To exempt from the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Tom Melius, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 7/19/12

Stream Protection Rule

Full Committee oversight hearing on the status of the proposed Stream Protection Rule and lawsuit settlement and the related Committee subpoenas for documents related to the regulation

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Joe Pizarchik, Director, Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement

 

Tues., 7/12/12

Federal Tribal Recognition

Full Committee oversight hearing on federal tribal recognition

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Bryan Newland,Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

 

Tues., 7/12/12

Federal Legacy Wells in AK

Full Committee oversight hearing on Remediation of Federal Legacy Wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Bud Cribley, Alaska State Director, Bureau of Land Management

 

Tues., 7/10/12

Endangered Fish Recovery Act

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 6060 (Bishop), To amend Public Law 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2019

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Grayford Payne, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Administration and Budget, Bureau of Reclamation

 

Thurs., 6/28/12

Parks and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 624 (Carney), To establish the First State National Historical Park in the State of Delaware, and for other purposes

H.R. 3640 (Denham), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire not more than 18 acres of land and interests in land in Mariposa, California

H.R. 4109 (Gallegly), To designate additional National Forest System land in the Los Padres National Forest in the State of California as wilderness, to make certain wild and scenic river designations in that National Forest, to designate the Condor Ridge Scenic Area, to address off highway vehicle use in that National Forest, to facilitate a land exchange with the United Water Conservation District of California

H.R. 4334 (Pearce), To establish a monument in Dona Ana County, New Mexico

H.R. 4484 (Chaffetz), To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University

H.R. 5319 (Tsongas), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

H.R. 5958 (Turner), To name the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in honor of James L. Buckley

H.R. 5987 (Hastings), To establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Victor Knox, Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service

Carl Roundtree, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 6/27/12

National Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1897 (Casey), A bill to amend Public Law 101-377 to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station

S. 2158 (Kohl), A bill to establish the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway National Heritage Area

S. 2229 (Tester), A bill to authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park

S. 2267 (Gillibrand), A bill to reauthorize the Hudson Valley National Heritage Area

S. 2272 (Murkowski), A bill to designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Mount Denali

S. 2273 (Murkowski), A bill to designate the Talkeetna Ranger Station in Talkeetna, Alaska, as the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station

S. 2286 (Lieberman), A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

S. 2316 (Kerry), A bill to designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center at the Cape Cod National Seashore as the "Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center"

S. 2324 (Hutchinson), A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Neches River in the State of Texas for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic River System

S. 2372 (Burr), A bill to authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area

S. 3078 (Portman), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day

S. 3300 (Bingaman), A bill to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Udall)

Herbert Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service

Wed., 6/27/12

Impact of Hunting on Species Conservation and Management

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Science of How Hunting Assists Species Conservation and Management

House Science, Space and Technology S/C on Investigations and Oversight (Broun)

Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 6/19/12

Potential in Energy Technologies

Full Committee oversight hearing on the potential for induced seismicity from energy technologies, including carbon capture and storage, enhanced geothermal systems, production from gas shales, and enhanced oil recovery

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

William Leith, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

Fri., 6/8/12

Parks and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3641 (Farr), To establish Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a unit of the National Park System

H.R. 3894 (Jackson Jr.), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Pullman Historic Site in Chicago, Illinois

H.R. 4606 (Rehberg), To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park

H.R. 5544 (Cravaack), To authorize and expedite a land exchange involving National Forest System land in the Laurentian District of the Superior National Forest and certain other National Forest System land in the State of Minnesota that has limited recreational and conservation resources and lands owned by the State of Minnesota in trust for the public school system that are largely scattered in checkerboard fashion within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and have important recreational, scenic, and conservation resources

H.R. 5791 (Flake), To provide for reasonable and necessary access to Wilderness Areas for the restoration of water sources, supplies, or infrastructure during a state of emergency declared by the Governor of a State

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Victor Knox, Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service

Wed., 6/6/12

Water Contracts Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 997 (Tester), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to extend a water contract between the United States and the East Bench Irrigation District

H.R. __, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and water users

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Bureau of Reclamation,Statement for the Record

Fri., 6/1/12

National Mall Future

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Future of the National Mall

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Stephen Whitesell, Regional Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 5/31/12

Oil and Gas Extraction

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Rhetoric vs. Reality, Part II: Assessing the Impact of New Federal Red Tape on Hydraulic Fracturing and American Energy Independence

House Oversight and Government Reform S/C on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform (Lankford)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Mon., 5/21/12

Impact of Federal Forests Policies

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Failed Federal Forest Policies: Endangering Jobs, Forests and Species

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bureau of Land Management / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Statement for the Record

Thurs., 5/17/12

Resources Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1103 (Sablan), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to develop, maintain, and administer an annex in Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as an extension of the American Memorial Park located in Saipan

H.R. 3100 (Canseco), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expand the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions

H.R. 3365 (Lummis), To reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act

H.R. 4400 (Markey), To designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center at Cape Cod National Seashore as the 'Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center'

S. 270 (Wyden), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Deschutes County, Oregon

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service

Thurs., 5/17/12

Target Ranges; Virgin Islands CFO

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3065 (Shuler), To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States

H.R. 3706 (Christensen), To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Anthony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs

Thurs., 5/10/12

Helium Stewardship Act

Full Committee hearing on
S. 2374 (Bingaman), A bill to amend the Helium Act to ensure the expedient and responsible draw-down of the Federal Helium Reserve in a manner that protects the interests of private industry, the scientific, medical, and industrial communities, commercial users, and Federal agencies

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Tim Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director for Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 5/9/12

Offshore Oil Drilling

Full Committee oversight hearing on Evaluating President Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan and Impacts on Our Future

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Tommy Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Tues., 5/8/12

Lacey Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3210 (Cooper), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to limit the application of that Act with respect to plants and plant products that were imported before the effective date of amendments to that Act enacted in 2008

H.R. 4171 (Broun), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to repeal certain provisions relating to criminal penalties and violations of foreign laws

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Eileen Sobeck, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 5/3/12

Geospatial Spending, Duplication & Land Inventory Management

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Federal Geospatial Spending, Duplication and Land Inventory Management

H.R. 1620 (Kind), To improve Federal land management, resource conservation, environmental protection, and use of Federal real property, by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property and identifying inaccurate, duplicate, and out-of-date Federal land inventories

H.R. 4233 (Lamborn), To establish the National Geospatial Technology Administration within the United States Geological Survey to enhance the use of geospatial data, products, technology, and services, to increase the economy and efficiency of Federal geospatial activities

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Bureau of Land Management, Statement for the Record

U.S. Geological Survey, Statement for the Record

Fri., 4/27/12

Parks Bills

Subcommittee oversight hearing on
Access Denied: Turning Away Visitors to National Parks

H.R. 4094 (Jones), To authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bert Frost, Associate Director for Natural Resources Stewardship and Science, National Park Service

Thurs., 4/26/12

Energy and Mineral Resources Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1192 (Lummis), To extend the current royalty rate for soda ash

H.R. 2176 (Heinrich), To dedicate a portion of the rental fees from wind and solar energy projects on Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management for the administrative costs of processing applications for new wind and solar projects

H.R. 4381 (Tipton), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of the-above energy production plan strategy on a 4-year basis on all onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service

H.R. 4382 (Coffman), To ensure Federal oil and natural gas lease sales occur, eliminate redundant leasing bureaucracy, and provide leasing certainty

H.R. 4383 (Lamborn), To streamline the application for permits to drill process and increase funds for energy project permit processing

H.R. 4402 (Amodei), To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Bureau of Land Management, Statement for the Record

Tues., 4/24/12

Wildlife Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 357 (Lautenberg), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to identify and declare wildlife disease emergencies and to coordinate rapid response to those emergencies

S. 810 (Cantwell), A bill to prohibit the conducting of invasive research on great apes

S. 1249 (Udall), A bill to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States

S. 1266 (Carper), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to build on and help coordinate funding for the restoration and protection efforts of the 4-State Delaware River Basin region

S. 1494 (Boxer), A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act

S. 2071 (Wicker), A bill to grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps

S. 2156 (Begich), A bill to amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, to set prices for Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps and make limited waivers of stamp requirements for certain users

S. 2282 (Inhofe), A bill to extend the authorization of appropriations to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2017

Senate Environment and Public Works S/C on Water and Wildlife (Cardin)

Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 4/19/12

Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Bureau of Land Management's Hydraulic Fracturing Rule's Impacts on Indian Tribal Energy Development

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Tim Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director for Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 4/19/12

Southern Sea Otter Conservation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4043 (Gallegly), To amend title 10, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Defense to establish Southern Sea Otter Military Readiness Areas for national defense purposes

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Oceans, Wildlife and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Alexandra Pitts, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 4/17/12

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 460 (Chaffetz), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project

H.R. 2664 (Napolitano), To reauthorize the Water Desalination Act of 1996

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

David Murillo, Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 4/17/12

Nat'l Parks, Forests and Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3388 (Langevin), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

H.R. 3874 (Noem), To provide for the conveyance of eight cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

H.R. 4039 (Amodei), To convey certain Federal land to the city of Yerington, Nevada

H.R. 4073 (Lamborn), To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way within and adjacent to Pike National Forest in El Paso County, Colorado, originally granted to the Mt. Manitou Park and Incline Railway Company pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1875

H.R. 4193 (Stivers), To provide that there shall be no net increase in the acres of certain Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Forest Service unless the Federal budget is balanced for the year in which the land would be purchased

H.R. 4222 (Grijalva), To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

William Shaddox, Chief of Land Resources, National Park Service

Michael Nedd, Assistant Director for Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/29/12

Nat'l Parks, Forests and Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1241 (Lujan), To establish the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area in the State of New Mexico

H.R. 1818 (McKeon), To designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence

H.R. 2984 (Michaud), To designate certain Federal lands within the Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, in Lincoln County, Hancock County, and Washington County, Maine, as wilderness

H.R. 4234 (Labrador), To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/29/12

Fish and Wildlife Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1917 (Kind), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to conduct a Joint Venture Program to protect, restore, enhance, and manage migratory bird populations, their habitats, and the ecosystems they rely on, through voluntary actions on public and private lands

H.R. 1960 (Wittman), To extend the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2017

H.R. 3074 (Kline), To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to delegate to States the authorities of the Secretary of the Interior under that Act with respect to cormorants

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Jerome Ford, Assistant Director for Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 3/28/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: BOR

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2013 funding request and budget justification for the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation

Senate Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development (Feinstein)

Ann Castle, Assistant Secretary, Water and Science

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation 

Wed., 3/28/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: BOR

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the Bureau of Reclamation

House Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Frelinghuysen)

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation 

Wed., 3/28/12

American Energy Initiative

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on Legislative Responses to Rising Gasoline Prices

House Energy and Commerce S/C on Energy and Power (Whitfield)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/22/12

Public Lands and Forests Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 303 (Murkowski), A bill to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require the Bureau of Land Management to provide a claimant of a small miner waiver from claim maintenance fees with a period of 60 days after written receipt of 1 or more defects is provided to the claimant by registered mail to cure the 1 or more defects or pay the claim maintenance fee

S. 1129 (Barrasso), A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits

S. 1473 (Heller), A bill to amend Public Law 99-548 to provide for the implementation of the multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and to extend the authority to purchase certain parcels of public land

S. 1492 (Reid), A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids Mine Project Site

S. 1559 (Cantwell), A bill to establish the San Juan Islands National Conservation Area in the San Juan Islands, Washington

S. 1635 (Udall), A bill to designate certain lands in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness

S. 1687 (Bingaman), A bill to adjust the boundary of Carson National Forest, New Mexico

S. 1774 (Baucus), A bill to establish the Rocky Mountain Front Conservation Management Area, to designate certain Federal land as wilderness, and to improve the management of noxious weeds in the Lewis and Clark National Forest

S. 1788 (Reid), A bill to designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada

S. 1906 (Tester), A bill to modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees

S. 2001 (Wyden), A bill to expand the Wild Rogue Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the Rogue River area, to provide additional protections for Rogue River tributaries

S. 2015 (Enzi), A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming

S. 2056 (Hatch), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain interests in Federal land acquired for the Scofield Project in Carbon County, Utah

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Wyden)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/22/12

Indian Affairs Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1898 (Murkowski), A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska

H.R. 1560 (Reyes), To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Jodi Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs

Thurs., 3/22/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: USGS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Effect of the President's FY 2013 Budget for the U.S. Geological Survey on Private Sector Job Creation, Hazard Protection, Mineral Resources and Deficit Reduction

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Tues., 3/20/12

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Proposal

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Stephen Whitesell, Regional Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service

Tues., 3/20/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: BOR and USGS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources program and the Four Power Marketing Administrations

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

William Werkheiser, Associate Director, Water, U.S. Geological Survey

Tues., 3/20/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: NPS

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the National Park Service

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Simpson)

Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Tues., 3/20/12

Interior and Energy Nominations

Full Committee oversight hearing toconsider the nominations of|
Adam Sieminski to be Administrator of the Energy Information Administration

Marcilynn Burke to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

Anthony Clark to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

John Norris to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Marcilynn Burke - Nominee

Tues., 3/20/12

Indian and Alaska Native Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4027 (Matheson), To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah"

H.R. 4194 (Young), To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Tim Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 3/20/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: BLM and USFS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Effect of the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service's Energy and Minerals Programs on Private Sector Job Creation, Domestic Energy and Minerals Production and Deficit Reduction

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/15/12

Indian Water Rights

Full Committee oversight hearing on Indian Water Rights: Promoting the Negotiation and Implementation of Water Settlements in Indian Country

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

David Hayes, Deputy Secretary

Wed., 3/14/12

Energy Development Programs

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Oversight of Federal Onshore and Offshore Energy Development Programs in the Department of the Interior

Senate Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Reed)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tommy Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

James Watson, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Thurs., 3/8/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: Native American Programs

Full Committee oversight hearing on the President"s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget for Native Programs

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 3/8/12

Nat'l Parks, Forests and Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 752 (Schrader), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in the State of Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

H.R. 1415 (DeFazio), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to make technical corrections to the segment designations for the Chetco River, Oregon

H.R. 3377 (Amodei), To designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada

H.R. 3436 (DeFazio), To expand the Wild Rogue Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the Rogue River area, and to provide additional protections for Rogue River tributaries

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/8/12

Indian Housing Crisis

Full Committee oversight hearing on Addressing the Housing Crisis in Indian Country: Leveraging Resources and Coordinating Efforts

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (Johnson)

Jodi Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs 

Thurs., 3/8/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: BOEM and BSEE

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Effect of the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on Private Sector Job Creation, Domestic Energy Production, Safety and Deficit Reduction

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Tommy Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

James Watson, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Wed., 3/7/12

Heritage Area, Recreation and Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 29 (Feinstein), A bill to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

S. 1150 (Casey), A bill to establish the Susquehanna Gateway National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania

S. 1191 (Lieberman), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a study regarding the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Naugatuck River Valley National Heritage Area in Connecticut

S. 1198 (Kerry), A bill to reauthorize the Essex National Heritage Area

S. 1215 (Kerry), A bill to provide for the exchange of land located in the Lowell National Historical Park

S. 1589 (Lautenberg), A bill to extend the authorization for the Coastal Heritage Trail in the State of New Jersey

S. 1708 (Reed), A bill to establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

S. 2131 (Casey), A bill to reauthorize the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area, and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

S. 2133 (Harkin), A bill to reauthorize the America"s Agricultural Heritage Partnership in the State of Iowa

H.R. 1141 (Sablan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System

H.R. 2606 (Grimm), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C National Parks (Udall)

Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, National Park Service

Wed., 3/7/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: BOEM and BSEE

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Simpson)

Tommy Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

James Watson, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Tues., 3/6/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: IHS and OST

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request of the Indian Health Service and of the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Michele Singer, Acting Principal Deputy Special Trustee for American Indians

Tues., 3/6/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: USGS

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the U.S. Geological Survey

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Simpson)

Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Tues., 3/6/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: OSM

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Effect of the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Office of Surface Mining on Private Sector Job Creation, Domestic Energy Production, State Programs and Deficit Reduction

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Joseph Pizarchik, Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Tues., 3/6/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: NOAA, OIA and FWS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Spending for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for these Agencies

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Thomas Bussanich, Director of Budget, Office of Insular Affairs

Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 3/6/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: BLM

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the Bureau of Land Management

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Simpson)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management 

Thurs., 3/1/12

Chippewa Tribe Fund

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1272 (Peterson) To provide for the use and distribution of the funds awarded to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, et al, by the United States Court of Federal Claims in Docket Numbers 19 and 188

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Mike Black, Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Thurs., 3/1/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: FWS

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife Service

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Simpson)

Dan Ashe, Director, Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 2/29/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: DOI

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the Department of Interior

Senate Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Reed)

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Tues., 2/28/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: A/S-IA

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Assistant Secretary

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Simpson)

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs  

Tues., 2/28/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: NPS and BLM

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Requests for the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 2/28/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: Interior

Full Committee oversight hearing to consider the President's Fiscal Year 2013 proposed budget for the Department of the Interior

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Fri., 2/17/12

Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Chincoteague National Wild life Refuge

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director, Fish and Wildlife Service

Fri., 2/17/12

Noncoal Reclamation Projects

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 785 (Pearce), To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Al Whitehouse, Chief Division of Reclamation Support, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Thurs., 2/16/12

Indian Country Energy Development

Full Committee oversight hearing on Energy Development in Indian Country

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Jodi Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs

Thurs., 2/16/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: DOI

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Simpson)

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Wed., 2/15/12

Fiscal 2013 Budget: DOI

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Interior Spending and the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Thurs., 2/9/12

Arizona Land Exchange

Full Committee hearing on
H.R. 1904 (Gosar), To facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Tues., 2/7/12

Restricted Fee Tribal Lands

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3532 (Young), To empower federally recognized Indian tribes to accept restricted fee tribal lands

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Donald Laverdure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Tues., 2/7/12

Water Surface Storage

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Water for Our Future and Job Creation: Examining Regulatory and Bureaucratic Barriers to New Surface Storage Infrastructure

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Napolitano)

Michael Gabaldon, Director of Technical Resources, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Technical Center

Fri., 2/3/12

North American Energy Access

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3548 (Terry), To facilitate United States access to North American oil resources

House Energy and Commerce S/C on Energy and Power (Whitfield)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Fri., 2/3/12

Nat'l Parks, Forest and Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 491 (Heinrich), To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the National Forest

H.R. 3500 (Rehberg), To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Flathead National Forest in the State of Montana containing a World War II memorial to the Whitefish Mountain Resort

H.R. 3685 (Herger), To amend the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act to extend and expand the scope of the pilot forest management project required by that Act

S. 271 (Wyden), To require the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a property conveyance with the city of Wallowa, Oregon

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bureau of Land Management, Statement for the Record

Thurs., 2/2/12

Native American Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 356 (Merkley), A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections

S. 908 (Wyden), A bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon

S. 1739 (Franken), A bill to provide for the use and distribution of judgment funds awarded to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe by the United States Court of Federal Claims in Docket Numbers 19 and 188

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Mike Black, Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Mon., 1/30/12

Offshore Drilling in Cuba and the Bahamas

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Offshore Drilling in Cuba and the Bahamas: The U.S. Coast Guard"s Oil Spill Readiness and Response Planning

House Transportation and Infrastructure S/C on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (LoBiondo)

Lars Herbst, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico Region, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Thurs., 1/26/12

China's Quest for Resources

U.S. – China Economic & Security Review Commission hearing on China's Global Quest for Resources and Implications for the United States

U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission

W. David Menzie, Chief, Global Minerals Analysis Section, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey

2011 New Import Reliance Table

Wed., 1/25/12

Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2467 (McKeon), To take certain Federal lands in Mono County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Bridgeport Indian Colony

S. 292 (Murkowski), A bill to resolve the claims of the Bering Straits Native Corporation and the State of Alaska to land adjacent to Salmon Lake in the State of Alaska and to provide for the conveyance to the Bering Straits Native Corporation of certain other public land in partial satisfaction of the land entitlement of the Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Mike Smith, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tues., 1/24/12

Occupy DC McPherson Square Encampment

Subcommittee oversight hearing on issues surrounding the National Parks Service's (NPS) decision to allow protestors to camp at McPherson Square

House Oversight and Government Reform S/C on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives (Gowdy)

Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Tues., 1/24/12

Nat'l Parks, Forests and Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 919 (Franks), To provide for the conveyance of certain public land in Mohave Valley, Mohave County, Arizona, administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, for use as a public shooting range

H.R. 938 (Poe), To establish a commission to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of World War I and to designate memorials to the service of men and women of the United States in World War I

H.R. 1278 (Sullivan), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study regarding the suitability and feasibility of designating the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park and other sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma, relating to the 1921 Tulsa race riot as a unit of the National Park System

H.R. 2240 (Tsongas), To authorize the exchange of land or interest in land between Lowell National Historical Park and the city of Lowell in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

H.R. 2489 (Holt), To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program

H.R. 3411 (Benishek), To modify a land grant patent issued by the Secretary of the Interior

H.R. 3440 (Flake), To provide for certain oversight and approval on any decisions to close National Monument land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management to recreational shooting

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bob Ratcliffe, Deputy Assistant Director, Renewable Resources & Planning Bureau of Land Management

Peter May, Associate Regional Director National Capital Region, National Park Service

Thurs., 12/15/11

Harris Neck Refuge Land Acquisition; Marine Debris Act Reauthorization; NOAA Property Transfer

Subcommittee oversight hearing on 
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge and how the Federal Government obtained Title to this land during World War II

H.R. 1171 (Farr), Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2011

S. 363 (Wicker), To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to convey property of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the City of Pascagoula, Mississippi

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Cynthia Dohner, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 12/13/11

Hazards Risk Reduction, Mine Remediation Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2512 (Heck), To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids Mine Project Site

H.R. 3479 (Biggert), To reauthorize Federal natural hazards reduction programs

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 12/8/11

Domestic and Global Water Supply Issues

Subcommittee oversight hearing on opportunities and challenges to address domestic and global water supply issues

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Shaheen)

Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of Water and Science

Wed., 12/7/11

Marijuana Cultivation

Senate Caucus hearing on Exploring the Problem of Domestic Marijuana Cultivation

United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Office of Law Enforcement, Security and 
Emergency Management
, Statement for the Record

Wed., 12/7/11

Gulf Coast Resources Bill

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3096 (Scalise), To restore the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of Gulf Coast States, to create jobs and revive the economic health of communities adversely affected by the explosion on, and sinking of, the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon

House Transportation and Infrastructure S/C on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (LoBiondo)

Department of Interior, Statement for the Record

Tues., 12/6/11

Endangered Species Act Oversight

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Endangered Species Act: How Litigation is Costing Jobs and Impeding True Recovery Efforts

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Fri., 12/2/11

National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1038 (Gosar), To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960

H.R. 1237 (Herger), To provide for a land exchange with the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving the transfer of land to the Bureau of Land Management and the Six Rivers National Forest in exchange for National Forest System land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

H.R. 2157 (McKeon), To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest

H.R. 2490 (Inslee), To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for a study of the Cascadia Marine Trail

H.R. 2504 (Larson), To establish Coltsville National Historical Park in the State of Connecticut

H.R. 2745 (Heck), To amend the Mesquite Lands Act of 1986 to facilitate implementation of a multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River in Clark County, Nevada

H.R. 2947 (Cravaack), To provide for the release of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land conveyed by the United States in 1950 for the establishment of an airport in Cook County, Minnesota

H.R. 3222 (Dicks), To designate certain National Park System land in Olympic National Park as wilderness or potential wilderness

H.R. 3452 (Bishop), To provide for the sale of approximately 30 acres of Federal land in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Salt Lake County, Utah, to permit the establishment of a minimally invasive transportation alternative for skiers, called `SkiLink", to connect two ski resorts in the Wasatch Mountains

S. 684 (Lee), A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Alta, Utah

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service

Fri., 12/2/11

Water Projects Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 976 (Denham), To terminate certain hydropower reservations

H.R. 3263 (Cole), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the storage and conveyance of non-project water at the Norman project in Oklahoma

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Kira Finkler, Deputy Commissioner, External and Intergovernmental Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 11/30/11

U.S. and Palau Agreement

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Compact of Free Association with the Republic of Palau: Assessing the 15-year Review

House Foreign Affairs S/C on Asia and the Pacific (Manzulo)

Thomas Bussanich, Director of Budget, Office of Insular Affairs

Fri., 11/18/11

ANWR, Jobs, Energy and Deficit Reduction

Full Committee oversight hearing on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Jobs, Energy and Deficit Reduction

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Department of Interior, Statement for the Record

Fri., 11/18/11

Energy and Mineral Resources Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3407 (Hastings and Young), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain of Alaska, to ensure secure energy supplies for the continental Pacific Coast of the United States, lower prices, and reduce imports

H.R. 3408 (Lamborn), To set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development

H.R. 3409 (Johnson), To limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations before December 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977

H.R. 3410 (Stivers), To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain offshore oil and gas lease sales, to provide fair and equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, to formulate future offshore energy development plans in areas with the most potential, to generate revenue for American infrastructure

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Department of Interior, Statement for the Record

Thurs., 11/17/11

OSM / BLM Merger

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Secretary of the Interior's Order No. 3315 to Consolidate and Establish the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement within the Bureau of Land Management

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

David Hayes, Deputy Secretary

Wed., 11/16/11

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Development

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Future of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Development on Federal Lands and Waters

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Wed., 11/16/11

Suspension and Debarment

Full Committee oversight hearing on Weeding Out Bad Contractors: Does the Government Have the Right Tools?

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Lieberman)

David Sims, Debarment Program Manager, Office of Acquisition and Property Management

Mon., 11/14/11

Shale Gas Development in West VA

Full Committee oversight field hearing to examine Marcellus Shale Gas development and production in West Virginia

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

James Coleman, Task Leader, Marcellus Shale Gas Resource Assessment, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 11/10/11

Indian Affairs Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 872 (Feinstein), A bill to amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to modify the date as of which certain tribal land of the Lytton Rancheria of California is considered to be held in trust and to provide for the conduct of certain activities on the land

S. 1192 (Begich), A bill to supplement State jurisdiction in Alaska Native villages with Federal and tribal resources to improve the quality of life in rural Alaska while reducing domestic violence against Native women and children and to reduce alcohol and drug abuse

S. 1763 (Akaka), A bill to decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women, to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise the sovereign authority of Indian tribes to respond to violent crimes committed against Indian women, and to ensure that perpetrators of violent crimes committed against Indian women are held accountable for that criminal behavior

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Statement for the Record

Sat., 11/5/11

Management of Resources at Mesa Verde and Other Parks

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on issues affecting management of archaeological, cultural, and historic resources at Mesa Verde National Park and other units of the National Park System

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Udall)

Laura Joss, Deputy Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service

Fr., 11/4/11

Stream Buffer Zone Rule

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Jobs at Risk: Waste and Mismanagement by the Obama Administration in Rewriting the Stream Buffer Zone Rule

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Joseph Pizarchik, Director, Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement

Thurs., 11/3/11

Indian Affairs Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 205 (Heinrich), To amend the Act titled "An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases", approved August 9, 1955, to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior

H.R. 2362 (Cole), To facilitate economic development by Indian tribes and encourage investment by Turkish enterprises

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Mike Black, Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Thurs., 11/3/11

Florida Everglades Restoration

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Florida Everglades Restoration: What are the Priorities?

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Rachel Jacobson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Thurs., 11/3/11

National Parks, Forest and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1980 (Runyan), To authorize the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation to establish a national monument in the District of Columbia

H.R. 2070 (Johnson), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the Nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day

H.R. 2621 (Tipton), To establish the Chimney Rock National Monument in the State of Colorado

H.R. 3155 (Franks), To preserve the multiple use land management policy in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 11/2/11

North American Offshore Energy

Subcommittee oversight hearing on North American Offshore Energy: Mexico and Canada Boundary Treaties and New Drilling by Cuba and Bahamas

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Thurs., 10/27/11

Safeguarding Hawai'i's Ecosystem

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Safeguarding Hawai'i's Ecosystem and Agriculture against Invasive Species

Senate Homeland  Security and Governmental Affairs S/C on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia (Akaka)

George Phocas, Resident Agent-In-Charge, Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 10/25/11

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affais Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2027 (Cicilline), To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island

H.R. 2154 (Mack), To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Gasparilla Island Unit FL-70P

H.R. 2236 (Sablan), Directs the United States Postal Service (USPS) to issue and sell, at a premium, a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp. Requires the use of such stamp to be voluntary on the part of postal patrons

H.R. 2714 (Young), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow the transport, purchase, and sale of pelts of, and handicrafts, garments, and art produced from, Southcentral and Southeast Alaska northern sea otters that are taken for subsistence purposes

H.R. 2719 (Hastings), Directs the Secretary of the Interior to provide access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument in the state of Washington for educational, recreational, historical, scientific, cultural

H.R. 3009 (Fleming), To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to require that any new national wildlife refuge may not be established except as expressly authorized by statute

H.R. 3117 (Wittman), To grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Jim Kurth, Acting Assistant Director of the National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 10/25/11

National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 41 (Issa), To designate certain Federal lands in San Diego County, California, as wilderness

H.R. 113 (Dreier), To provide for additions to the Cucamonga and Sheep Mountain Wilderness Areas in the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests and the protection of existing property rights in such additions, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to take steps to prevent and prepare for wildfires in the Cucamonga, Sheep Mountain, and San Gabriel Wilderness Areas and address the backlog of maintenance in the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests

H.R. 490 (Heinrich), To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the Manzano Mountain Wilderness

H.R. 608 (Reichert), To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers

H.R. 977 (Huizenga), To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan

H.R. 1126 (Chaffetz), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal

H.R. 1413 (DeFazio), To provide for the designation of the Devil's Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to designate segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in the State of Oregon as wild or recreation rivers

H.R. 2050 (Simpson), To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forest, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Sat., 10/22/11

Indian Youth Issues

Full Committee oversight field hearing on H.O.P.E. for the Future: Helping Our People Engage to Protect Our Youth

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 10/20/11

Shale Gas Production and Water Resources

Subcommittee oversight hearing on gas production and water resources in the Eastern United States

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Shaheen)

David Russ, Regional Executive for the Northeast, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 10/20/11

Indian Affairs Legislation

Full Committee hearing on
S. 134 (Bingaman), A bill to authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights

S. 399 (Baucus), A bill to modify the purposes and operation of certain facilities of the Bureau of Reclamation to implement the water rights compact among the State of Montana, the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana, and the United States

S. 1327 (Hatch), A bill to amend the Act of March 1, 1933, to transfer certain authority and resources to the Utah Dineh Corporation

S. 1345 (Cantwell), A bill to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Donald Laverdure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Wed., 10/19/11

Parks and Memorials Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 544 (Feinstein), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks

S. 1083 (Moran), A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route of the Smoky Hill Trail, an overland trail across the Great Plains during pioneer days in Kansas and Colorado, for study for potential addition to the National Trails System

S. 1084 (Moran), A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the routes of the Shawnee Cattle Trail, the oldest of the major Texas Cattle Trails, for study for potential addition to the National Trails System

S. 1303 (Webb), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish Fort Monroe National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Virginia

S. 1325 (Landrieu), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System

S. 1347 (Lieberman), A bill to establish Coltsville National Historical Park in the State of Connecticut

S. 1421 (Portman), A bill to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

S. 1478 (Johnson), A bill to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota

S. 1537 (Inouye), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acceptfromthe Board of Directors of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc., the donation of title to The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Udall)

William Shaddox, Acting, Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

Tues., 10/18/11

OCS Oil Spill Responses Capabilities

Full Committee oversight hearing to examine the status of response capability and readiness for oil spills in foreign Outer Continental Shelf waters

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Tues., 10/18/11

Fish Science and Environmental Lawsuits

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on the Questionable Fish Science and Environmental Lawsuits: Jobs and Water Supplies at Risk in the Inland Empire

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Ren Lohoefener, Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Fr., 10/14/11

Compensation to Land Governments for Lost Revenue from Non-Taxable Federal Lands

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Payments in Lieu of Taxes

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Pamela Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition

Thurs., 10/13/11

Impact of Carcieri v.Salazar on Native Americans

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Carcieri Crisis: The Ripple Effect on Jobs, Economic Development and Public Safety in Indian Country

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 10/13/11

Endangered Species Act Review

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Endangered Species Act: Reviewing the Nexus of Science and Policy

House Science, Space and Technology S/C on Investigations and Oversight (Broun)

Gary Frazer, Assistant Director, Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 10/13/11

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Investigation Report

Full Committee oversight hearing on the BOEMRE/U.S. Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team Report

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Tues., 10/4/11

Nutrient Pollution

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Nutrient Pollution: An Overview of Nutrient Reduction Approaches

Senate Environment and Public Works S/C on Water and Wildlife (Cardin)

William Werkheiser, Associate Director for Water, U.S. Geological Survey

Tues., 10/4/11

Gaming Activities on Arizona Indian Lands

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2938 (Franks),To prohibit certain gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Paula Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Tues., 10/4/11

National Parks, Memorials and Foundation Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 854 (Farr), To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

H.R. 1335 (Platts), To revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station

H.R. 2563 (Hall), To authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Stephen Whitesell, Regional Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service

Fri., 9/23/11

Minimum Wage in American Samoa and Northern Marianas

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Minimum Wage in American Samoa and Northern Marianas

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Anthony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs

Thurs., 9/22/11

Tribal Law and Order Act Review

Full Committee oversight hearing on Tribal Law and Order Act One Year Later: Have We Improved Public Safety and Justice Throughout Indian Country?

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 9/22/11

Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 443 (Young), To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska

H.R. 444 (Young), To provide for the conveyance of certai n property located in Anchorage, Alaska, from the United States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

H.R. 1461 (Pearce), To authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights

H.R. 1556 (Lujan), To amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to allow certain land to be used to generate income to provide funding for academic programs, and for other purposes

H.R. 2444 (Boren), To amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Jodi Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 9/22/11

State and Local Revenue from National Forests

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2852 (Bishop), To authorize Western States to make selections of public land within their borders in lieu of receiving 5 percent of the proceeds of the sale of public land lying within said States provided by their respective enabling Acts

H.R. __, To increase employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing Federal forest lands, while also reducing the cost of managing such lands, by providing such counties a dependable source of revenue from such lands

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bureau of Land Management,Statement for the Record

Wed., 9/21/11

Report on National Park Service Future

Subcommittee oversight hearing on a recently released report by the National Park Service: A Call to Action Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Udall)

Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Mon., 9/19/11

Impact of Regulations on Energy Sector

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Are Excessive Energy Regulations and Policies Limiting Energy Independence, Killing Jobs and Increasing Prices for Consumers?

House Small Business S/C on Agriculture, Energy and Trade (Tipton)

Helen Hankins, Colorado State Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 9/15/11

Draft Discussion – Interior's Offshore Energy Agencies

Subcommittee oversight hearing to establish in the Department of the Interior an Under Secretary for Energy, Lands, and Minerals and a Bureau of Ocean Energy, and Ocean Energy Safety Service, and an Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and for other purposes

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Thurs., 9/15/11

Tribal Transportation

Full Committee oversight hearing on Tribal Transportation: Paving the Way for Jobs, Infrastructure, and Safety in Native Communities

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Paul Tsosie, Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 9/15/11

Parks and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1162 (Dicks), To provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection

H.R. 2087 (Rigell), To remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia

H.R. 2336 (Pingree), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

H.R. 2351 (Hastings), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

H.R. 2352 (Hastings), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park in order to allow the rebuilding of a road outside of the floodplain while ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage to the Park or the Wilderness

H.R. 2606 (Grimm), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area

H.R. 2687 (Kingston), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within Fort Pulaski National Monument, and for other purposes

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Herbert Frost, Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service

Wed., 9/14/11

Water Resources Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 200 (Baca), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of water resources in the Rialto-Colton Basin in the State of California

H.R. 2842 (Tipton), To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

U.S. Geological Survey, Statement for the Record

David Murillo, Deputy Commissioner of Operation, Bureau of Reclamation

Tues., 9/13/11

National Monuments Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 302 (Foxx), To provide for State approval of national monuments

H.R. 758 (Nunes), To amend the Act popularly known as the Antiquities Act of 1906 to require certain procedures for designating national monuments

H.R. 817 (Herger), To amend the Antiquities Act of 1906 to place additional requirements on the establishment of national monuments under that Act

H.R. 845 (Rehberg), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Montana, except by express authorization of Congress

H.R. 846 (Labrador), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Idaho, except by express authorization of Congress

H.R. 2147 (Bishop), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Utah except by express authorization of Congress

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands (Bishop)

National Park Service, Statement for the Record

Tues., 9/13/11

Energy and Mineral Resources Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2360 (Landry), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to extend the Constitution, laws, and jurisdiction of the United States to installations and devices attached to the seabed of the Outer Continental Shelf for the production and support of production of energy from sources other than oil and gas

H.R. 2752 (Johnson), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales

H.R. 2803 (Faleomavaega), To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, to conduct a technological capability assessment, survey, and economic feasibility study regarding recovery of minerals, other than oil and natural gas, from the shallow and deep seabed of the United States

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Fri., 9/9/11

Hunting, Fishing and Cabin Fee Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1444 (Broun), To require that hunting activities be a land use in all management plans for Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to the extent that such use is not clearly incompatible with the purposes for which the Federal land is managed

H.R. 2834 (Benishek), To recognize the heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting on Federal public lands and ensure continued opportunities for these activities

H.R. __ (Hastings), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bob Ratcliff, Deputy Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management

Fri., 9/9/11

Impact of Energy Policy Act of 2005

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Impacts of Onshore Jobs, Revenue, and Energy: Review and Status of Sec. 390 Categorical Exclusions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 9/8/11

LightSquared Wireless and Satellite Network

Full Committee oversight hearing on Impacts of the LightSquared Network on Federal Science Activities

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee (Hall)

Dr. David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 8/24/11

Oil Shale and Energy Policy

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on American Jobs and Energy Security: Domestic Oil Shale the Status of Research, Regulation and Roadblocks

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Minerals Resources (Lamborn)

Helen Hankins, Colorado State Director, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 8/17/11

Strengthening Self-Sufficiency

Full Committer oversight field hearing on Strengthening Self-Sufficiency: Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Michael Smith, Field Operations, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tues., 8/9/11

Empowering Native Youth

Full Committee field hearing on Empowering Native Youth to Reclaim Their Future

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Edward, Parisian, Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Wed., 8/3/11

Forests, Wilderness, Resources and Lands Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1024 (Bingaman), A bill to designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System and the National Landscape Conservation System in the State of New Mexico

S. 1090 (Alexander), A bill to designate as wilderness certain public land in the Cherokee National Forest in the State of Tennessee

S. 1144 (Wyden), A bill to amend the Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 2006 to extend the reduced royalty rate for soda ash

S. 1149 (Wyden), A bill to expand geothermal production

S. 1344 (Kyl), A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to take immediate action to recover ecologically and economically from a catastrophic wildfire in the State of Arizona

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Wyden)

Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 7/28/11

Parks and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 264 (Cochran), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway

S. 265 (Cochran), A bill to authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park

S. 324 (Cardin), A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission

S. 764 (Wyden), A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to make technical corrections to the segment designations for the Chetco River, Oregon

S. 864 (Boxer), A bill to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California

S. 883 (Lieberman), A bill to authorize National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia to honor free persons and slaves who fought for independence, liberty, and justice for all during the American Revolution

S. 888 (Murray), A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

S. 925 (Boxer), A bill to designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence

S. 970 (Coons), A bill to designate additional segments and tributaries of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

S. 1063 (Murkowski), A bill to allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska

S. 1134 (Klobuchar), A bill to authorize the St. Croix River Crossing Project with appropriate mitigation measures to promote river values

S. 1235 (Rubio), A bill to recognize the memorial at the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the official national memorial of Navy SEALS and their predecessors

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Udall)

Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service

Thurs., 7/28/11

Interior and Energy Nominations

Full Committee hearing to consider the nominations of
Charles McConnell, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy) and

Rebecca Wodder, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Rebecca Wodder  Nominee

Thurs., 7/28/11

Wildlife Conservation Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 50 (Young), To reauthorize the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, and the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997

H.R. 1760 (Miller), To reauthorize the Great Ape Conservation Act

H.R. 1761 (Pierluisi), To reauthorize the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Teiko Seito,  Assistant Director for International Affairs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 7/26/11

River and Wilderness Designation Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1581 (McCarthy),  To release wilderness study areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management that are not suitable for wilderness designation from continued management as defacto wilderness areas and to release inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System that are not recommended for wilderness designation from the land use restrictions of the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Final Rule and the 2005 State Petitions for Inventoried Roadless Area Management Final Rule

H.R. 2578 (Denham), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Young)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 7/21/11

Floods and Fires in Native Communities

Full Committee oversight hearing on Facing Floods and Fires – Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters in Native Communities

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Michael Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tues., 7/19/11

EPA, Interior Nominations

Full Committee nomination hearing for
Ken Kopocis to be Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water for the Environmental Protection Agency and

Rebecca Wodder to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the Department of the Interior

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Boxer)

Rebecca Wodder – Nominee

Fri., 7/15/11

Reorganization of Offshore Energy Agencies

Full Committee oversight hearing on Offshore Energy: Interior Department's Plans for Offshore Energy, Revenue, and Safety Reorganization

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Gregory Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Thurs., 7/14/11

Abandoned Mine Lands

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Abandoned Mine Lands: Innovative Solutions for Restoring the Environment, Improving Safety and Creating Jobs

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Marcilynn Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 7/14/11

Federal IT Systems Transparency

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Transparency and Federal Management IT Systems

House Oversight and Government Reform S/C on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

Lawrence Gross, Deputy Chief Information Officer

Thurs., 7/14/11

Northern Marianas and Guam Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 44 (Bordallo), Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act

H.R. 1466 (Sablan), To resolve the status of certain persons legally residing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under the immigration laws of the United States

P.L. 110-229, To authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Department of Energy, to implement further the Act approving the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, to amend the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Nikolao Pula, Jr., Director, Office of Insular Affairs

Tues., 7/12/11

American Indian Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1234 (Kildee), To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes

H.R. 1291 (Cole), To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes

H.R. 1421 (Boren), To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to clarify the role of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma with regard to the maintenance of the W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam in Oklahoma

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Donald Laverdure, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Fri., 7/8/11

Public Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 587 (Grijalva), to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Interior to provide service opportunities for young Americans; help restore the Nation's natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources; train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts; and promote the value of public service

H.R. 1505 (Rehberg), to prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Kim Thorsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Management

Fri., 7/8/11

Domestic Oil and Gas Development

Joint Subcommittee oversight hearing on Challenges facing Domestic Oil and Gas Development: Review of Bureau of Land Management/U.S. Forest Service Ban on Horizontal Drilling on Federal Lands

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn) and House Agriculture S/C on Conservation, Energy and Forestry (Thompson)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 6/30

Indian Education

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1262 (Akaka), A bill to improve Indian education

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Keith Moore, Director, Bureau of Indian Education

Tues., 6/28/11

Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Status of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment

Senate Environment and Public Works S/C on Water and Wildlife (Cardin)

Cynthia Dohner, Regional Director, Southeast Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mon., 6/27/11

Giant Salvinia

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Giant Salvinia: How Do We Protect Our Ecosystems

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Dr. Randy Westbrooks, Invasive Species Prevention Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey

Fri., 6/24/11

White-Nose Syndrome Impact on Bats

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Why We Should Care About Bats: Devastating Impact White-Nose Syndrome is Having on One of Nature's Best Pest Controllers

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Dr. Gabriela Chavarria, Science Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 6/23/11

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 500 (Hatch), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District

S. 715 (Lieberman), A bill to reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects

S. 802 (Inhofe), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the storage and conveyance of nonproject water at the Norman project in Oklahoma

S. 997 (Tester), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to extend a water contract between the United States and the East Bench Irrigation District

S. 1033 (Wyden), A bill to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the City of Hermiston, Oregon, water recycling and reuse project

S. 1047 (Udall), A bill to amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment of 1992 to require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to take actions to improve environmental conditions in the vicinity of the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel in Lake County, Colorado

S. 1224 (Bingaman), A bill to amend Public Law 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery program through fiscal year 2023

S. 1225 (Bingaman), A bill to transfer certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to Fort Sumner Irrigation District, New Mexico

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Shaheen)

Grayford Payne, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Administration and Budget, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 6/23/11

Energy and Minerals Resources Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2170 (Hastings), Streamlning Federal review to facilitate renewable energy projects

H.R. 2171 (Labrador), To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases

H.R. 2172 (Noem), To facilitate the development of wind energy resources on Federal lands

H.R. 2173 (Wittman), To facilitate the development of offshore wind energy resources

H.R. 2176 (Heinrich), To dedicate a portion of the rental fees from wind and solar energy projects on Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management for the administrative costs of processing applications for new wind and solar projects

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 
Regulation and Enforcement,
 Statement for the Record

Thurs., 6/23/11

Water Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 461 (Chaffetz), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District

H.R. 795 (Smith), To expand small-scale hydropower

H.R. 2060 (Walden), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Robert Quint, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 6/22/11

Indian Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1158 (Rehberg), To authorize the conveyance of mineral rights by the Secretary of the Interior in the State of Montana

H.R. 1560 (Reyes), To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Jodi Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs

Thurs., 6/16/11

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation

Full Committee oversight hearing on Finding Our Way Home: Achieving the Policy Goals of NAGPRA

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 6/16/11

U.S. – Palau Compact of Free Association

Full Committee hearing on
S. 343 (Bingaman), A bill to amend Title I of PL 99-658 regarding the Compact of Free Association between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Palau, to approve the results of the 15-year review of the Compact, including the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Palau Following the Compact of Free Association Section 432 Review, and to appropriate funds for the purposes of the amended PL 99-658 for fiscal years ending on or before September 30, 2024, to carry out the agreements resulting from that review

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Anthony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Insular Affairs

Thurs., 6/16/11

National Petroleum Reserve Oil and Gas Leasing

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2150 (Hastings), To amend the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an expeditious program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the Reserve each year in the period 2011 through 2021

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Minerals Resources (Lamborn)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 6/14/11

National Critical Materials Strategy

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Federal Perspective on a National Critical Materials Strategy

House Science, Space and Technology S/C on Investigations and Oversight (Broun)

Jeff Doebrich, Program Coordinator (Acting), Minerals Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Tues., 6/14/11

Parks and Lands Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 473 (Boren), To provide for the conveyance of approximately 140 acres of land in the Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma to the Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts of America

H.R. 869 (Denham), To clarify the definition of flood control operations for the purposes of the operation and maintenance of Project No. 2179 on the Lower Merced River

H.R. 1258 (Bishop), To provide for the conveyance of parcels of land to Mantua, Box Elder County, Utah

H.R. 1545 (Flores), To establish the Waco Mammoth National Monument in the State of Texas

H.R. 1740 (Larsen), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

H.R. 1904 (Gosar), To facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Bishop)

Marcilynn Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 6/14/11

Wildfire Management Programs

Full Committee oversight hearing to consider the wildfire management programs of the Federal land management agencies

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Kim Thorsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement, Security, Emergency Management and Wildland Fire

Thurs., 6/9/11

Critical Minerals and Materials

Full Committee hearing on
S. 383 (Udall), A bill to promote the domestic production of critical minerals and materials

S. 421 (Hagan), A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Secretary of Energy to provide grants for lithium production research and development

S. 1113 (Murkowski), A bill to facilitate the reestablishment of domestic, critical mineral designation, assessment, production, manufacturing, recycling, analysis, forecasting, workforce, education, research, and international capabilities in the United States

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Jeff Doebrich, Minerals Resources Program Coordinator (Acting), U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 6/9/11

Impact of U.N. Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Full Committee oversight hearing on Setting the Standard: Domestic Policy Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Donald Laverdure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs

Fri., 6/3/11

Minerals Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1314 (Johnson), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a global rare earth element assessment

H.R. 2011 (Lamborn), To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an assessment of the capability of the Nation to meet our current and future demands for the minerals critical to United States manufacturing competitiveness and economic and national security in a time of expanding resource nationalism

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Jeff Doebrich, Acting Mineral Resources Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 6/2/11

BP Recovery Efforts

Full Committee oversight hearing on Making the Gulf Coast Whole Again: Assessing the Recovery Efforts of BP and the Obama Administration

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Issa)

Michael Bromwich, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Thurs., 6/2/11

San Joaquin River Water Bill

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1837 (Nunes), to address certain water-related concerns on the San Joaquin River

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 5/26/11

Nat'l Wildlife Refuge System Operations & Maintenance Backlog Problems

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Buying More Land When We Can't Maintain What We Already Own: The National Wildlife Refuge System's Operations and Maintenance Backlog Story

House Natural Resources S/Con Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Jim Kurth, Acting Assistant Director, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 5/25/11

Public Lands and Forests Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 233 (Baucus), A bill to withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws

S. 268 (Tester), A bill to sustain the economic development and recreational use of National Forest System land and other public land in the State of Montana, to add certain land to the National Wilderness Preservation System, to release certain wilderness study areas, to designate new areas for recreation

S. 375 (Barrasso), A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with State foresters authorizing State foresters to provide certain forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and protection services

S. 714 (Bingaman), A bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act

S. 730 (Murkowski), A bill to provide for the settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Wyden)

Marcilynn Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 5/24/11

Oil and Gas Production Policies

Full Committee oversight hearing on Pain at the Pump: Policies that Suppress Domestic Production of Oil and Gas

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Issa)

David Hayes, Deputy Secretary

Thurs., 5/19/11

Water and Power Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 201 (McCain), A bill to clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir

S. 333 (Risch), A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Little Wood River Ranch

S. 334 (Risch), A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the American Falls Reservoir

S. 419 (Baucus), A bill to authorize the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System

S. 499 (Hatch), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project

S. 519 (Reid), A bill to further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam

S. 808 (Hatch), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and the Uintah Water Conservancy District

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (Shaheen)

David Murillo, Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 5/18/11

Public Lands and Forests Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 220 (Wyden), A bill to provide for the reforestation of forest landscapes, protection of old growth forests, and management of national forests in the eastside forests of the State of Oregon

S. 270 (Wyden), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Deschutes County, Oregon

S. 271 (Wyden), A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a property conveyance with the city of Wallowa, Oregon

S. 278 (Udall), A bill to provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado

S. 292 (Murkowski), A bill to resolve the claims of the Bering Straits Native Corporation and the State of Alaska to land adjacent to Salmon Lake in the State of Alaska and to provide for the conveyance to the Bering Straits Native Corporation of certain other public land in partial satisfaction of the land entitlement of the Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

S. 322 (Murray), A bill to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers

S. 382 (Udall), A bill to amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits, and for other permits

S. 427 (Reid), A bill to withdraw certain land located in Clark County, Nevada, from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials

S. 526 (McCain), A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain Bureau of Land Management land in Mohave County, Arizona, to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, for use as a public shooting range

S. 566 (Murkowski), A bill to provide for the establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System

S. 590 (Bingaman), A bill to convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands

S. 607 (Wyden), A bill to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as wilderness, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land

S. 617 (Reid), A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Elko County, Nevada, and to take land into trust for the Te-moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada

S. 667 (Bingaman), A bill to establish the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area in the State of New Mexico

S. 683 (Lee), A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Mantua, Utah

S. 684 (Lee), A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Alta, Utah

S. 729 (Ensign), A bill to validate final patent number 27-2005-0081

S. 766 (Wyden), A bill to provide for the designation of the Devil's Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to designate segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in the State of Oregon as wild rivers

S. 896 (Bingaman) , A bill to amend the Public Land Corps Act of 1993 to expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Interior to provide service opportunities for young Americans; help restore the nation's natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources; train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts; and promote the value of public service

S. 897 (Bingaman), A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands and Forests (Wyden)

Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 5/17/11

Oil and Gas Development

Full Committee hearing on
S. 516 (Hutchinson), A bill to extend outer Continental Shelf leases to accommodate permitting delays and to provide operators time to meet new drilling and safety requirements

S. 843 (Begich), A bill to establish outer Continental Shelf lease and permit processing coordination offices

S. 916 (Bingaman), A bill to facilitate appropriate oil and gas development on Federal land and waters, to limit dependence of the United States on foreign sources of oil and gas

S. 917 (Bingaman), A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to reform the management of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Ken Salazar, Secretary 

Fri., 5/13/11

Wind and Solar Energy Roadblocks on Public Lands and

Full Committee oversight hearing on American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Thurs., 5/12/11

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 295 (Young), To amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize funds to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services specific to the Arctic for safe navigation, delineating the United States extended continental shelf, and the monitoring and description of coastal changes

H.R. 670 (Sablan), To convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands

H.R. 991 (Young), To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973

H.R. 1160 (Kissell), Directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey the McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery in Richmond County, North Carolina, to the state of North Carolina to be used by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as a component of the fish and wildlife management program of the state

H.R. 1670 (Bordallo), To amend the Sikes Act to improve the application of that Act to State-owned facilities used for the national defense

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Fleming)

Rowan Gould, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 5/12/11

Water and Power

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 470 (Heck), to further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam

H.R. 489 (Gosar), to clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir

H.R. 818 (Matheson), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and the Uintah Water Conservancy District

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

David Murillo, Deputy Commissioner, Operation, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 5/11/11

National Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 114 (Hutchinson), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement for a park headquarters at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to expand the boundary of the Park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions

S. 127 (Hutchinson), A bill to establish the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area in the State of Texas

S. 140 (Levin), A bill to designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan

S. 161 (Boxer), A bill to establish Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a unit of the National Park System

S. 177 (Boxer), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire the Gold Hill Ranch in Coloma, California

S. 247 (Cardin), A bill to establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland

S. 279 (Udall), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing Camp Hale as a unit of the National Park System

S. 302 (Murkowski), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for a natural gas transmission pipeline in nonwilderness areas within the boundary of Denali National Park

S. 313 (Murkowski), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, to acquire land for Denali National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, Inc.

S. 323 (Carper), A bill to establish the First State National Historical Park in the State of Delaware

S. 403 (Wyden), A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in the State of Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

S. 404 (Levin), A bill to modify a land grant patent issued by the Secretary of the Interior

S. 535 (Isakson), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within Fort Pulaski National Monument

S. 564 (Bingaman), A bill to designate the Valles Caldera National Preserve as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes

S. 599 (Webb), A bill to establish a commission to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War

S. 713 (Webb), A bill to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia

S. 765 (Wyden), A bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes

S. 779 (Schumer), A bill to authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield ProtectionProgram

S. 849 (Cornyn), A bill to establish the Waco Mammoth National Monument in the State of Texas

S. 858 (Brown), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Colonel Charles Young Home in Xenia, Ohio as a unit of the National Park System

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Udall)

Stephen Whitesell, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

Wed., 5/4/11

Parks, Forest and Public Lands

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 241 (Gallegly), To authorize the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands in the Los Padres National Forest in California

H.R. 290 (Hunter), To amend title 36, United States Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating the service of the United States Armed Forces may contain religious symbols

H.R. 320 (Calvert), To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California

H.R. 441 (Young), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, to acquire land for Denali National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, Inc.

H.R. 643 (Polis), To provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado

H.R. 686 (Bishop), To require the conveyance of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard

H.R. 765 (Bishop), To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits

H.R. 850 (Bachmann), To facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River

H.R. 944 (Campbell), To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands

H.R. 1022 (Speier), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks

H.R. 1141 (Sablan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Stephen Whitesell, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Land, National Park Service

Fri., 5/3/11

Agriculture Employment and Regulations

Joint Committee oversight hearing on At Risk: American Jobs, Agriculture, Health and Species – the Costs of Federal Regulatory Dysfunction

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings) and House Agriculture Committee (Lucas)

Rowan Gould, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 4/27/11

Current Drought Conditions in New Mexico

Full Committee field hearing on the current drought conditions affecting New Mexico and the status of reports to be issued pursuant to Sections 9503 and 9506 of the SECURE Water Act regarding a review of the current scientific understanding of the impacts of climate change on water resources and an assessment of the risks associated with climate change on water resources in certain river basins

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 4/20/11

Wind River Irrigation Project

Full Committee field hearing on The Wind River Irrigation Project-Issues Arising From and Contributing to Deferred Maintenance and Other Project Management Problems

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

John Anevski, Chief of the Division of Water and Power, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Fri., 4/15/11

Border Security and Environmental

Joint Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Border: Are Environmental Laws and Regulation Impeding Security and Harming the Environment?

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands (Bishop) and House Oversight and Government Reform S/C on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations (Chaffetz)

Kim Thorsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Management

Thurs., 4/14/11

Indian Affairs Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 546 (Tester), A bill to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

S. 636 (Cantwell), A bill to provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection

S. 703 (Barrasso), A bill to amend the Long-Term Leasing Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Donald Laverdure, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

George Skibine, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management – Indian Affairs

Thurs., 4/14/11

Tsunami Warning

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Tsunami Warning, Preparedness and Interagency Cooperation: Lessons Learned

House Oversight and Government Reform S/C on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations (Chaffetz)

Dr. William Leith, Acting Associate Director for Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey 

Wed., 4/11/11

Job Creation and California's Man-Made Drought

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Creating Jobs by Overcoming Man-Made Drought: Time for Congress to Listen and Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McClintock)

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 4/7/11

Wild Horses and Chesapeake Bay Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 258 (Wittman), To require the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and implement an adaptive management plan

H.R. 306 (Jones), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

H.R. 588 (Harper), To redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

S. 266 (Cochran), A bill to redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular (Affairs (Fleming)

Greg Siekaniec, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thurs., 4/7/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: OSMRE

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Effect of the President's FY-2012 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Office of Surface Mining on Private Sector Job Creation, Domestic Energy Production, State Programs and Deficit Reduction

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Joseph Pizarchik, Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Tues., 4/5/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: BLM

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Fiscal Year 2012Budget Request for the Bureau of Land Management

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lamborn)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/31/11

Clean Energy Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 629 (Murkowski), A bill to improve hydropower

S. 630 (Murkowski), A bill to promote marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy research and development

S. 1462 (Bingaman), An original bill to promote clean energy technology development, enhanced energy efficiency, improved energy security, and energy innovation and workforce development (from the 111th Congress)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 3/30/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: NPS

Subcommittee oversight hearingto consider the President's Fiscal Year 2012 proposed budget for the National Park Service

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Udall)

Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Wed., 3/30/11

Fiscal 2012: BOEMRE

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the Spending Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the President's FY 2012 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Wed., 3/30/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: BIA

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal  Year 2012 Bureau of Indian Affairs Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Thurs., 3/17/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: BOEMRE and ONRR

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2012 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Greg Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Thurs., 3/17/11

Addressing Rising Gasoline Prices

Full Committee oversight hearing on Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices: Domestic Resources and Economic Impacts

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Brenda Pierce, Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Thurs., 3/17/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: USGS

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2012 U.S. Geological Survey Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 3/16/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: FWS

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2012 Fish and Wildlife Service Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Rowan Gould, Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service

Tues., 3/15/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: Tribal Programs

Full Committee oversight hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget for Tribal Programs

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Akaka)

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Thurs., 3/10/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: OSM

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FiscalYear 2012 Office of Surface Mining Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Joseph Pizarchik, Director, Office of Surface Mining

Thurs., 3/10/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: BOR

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2012 Bureau of Reclamation Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

Michael Conner, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Thurs., 3/10/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: NPS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the National Park Service and the President's FY 2012 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Thurs., 3/10/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: BLM

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2012 Bureau of Land Management Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Wed., 3/9/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: DOI

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for The Department of the Interior

Senate Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Wed., 3/9/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: USGS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Spending Priorities and the Missions on the U.S. Geological Survey and the President's FY 2012 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Minerals Resources (Lamborn)

Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Wed., 3/9/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: NPS

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2012 National Park Service Budget House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

Tues., 3/8/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: Interior

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Interior Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Tues., 3/8/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: BIA and OST

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the effectiveness of federal spending on Native American programs, and on the President's FY 2012 budget request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Young)

Ray Joseph, Principal Deputy, Special Trustee for American Indians

Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Tues., 3/8/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: BLM and USFS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service and the President's FY 2012 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Bishop)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Thurs., 3/3/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: Interior Department

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Department of the Interior Spending and the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Wed., 3/2/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: Water Resources Agencies

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources program

House Natural Resources Committee (McClintock)

William Werkheiser, Associate Director, Water, U.S. Geological Survey

Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Wed., 3/2/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: FWS and Insular Affairs

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Department of the Interior spending for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Office of Insular Affairs and the President's Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Office of Insular Affairs

House Natural Resources S/C on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Christensen)

Thomas Bussanich, Director of Budget, Office of Insular Affairs

Rowan Gould, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wed., 3/2/11

Fiscal 2012 Budget: Interior Department

Full Committee oversight hearing to consider the President's Fiscal Year 2012 proposed budget for the Department of the Interior

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Bingaman)

Ken Salazar, Secretary

Tues., 3/1/11

Impact of Wilderness Areas on Jobs and Economic Growth

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Impact of the Administration's Wild Lands Order on Jobs and Economic Growth

House Natural Resources Committee (Hastings)

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Tues., 3/1/11

Challenges at DOI

Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Major Management Challenges at the Department of the Interior House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Mary Kendall, Acting Inspector General

Tues., 2/15/11

Fish and Wildlife Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of Daniel Ashe to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Boxer)

Daniel Ashe- Nominee

112th Congress