Hearings and Business Meetings
November 17, 2011
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony 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.
SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building
The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witnesses' testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
Witness Panel 1
Deputy SecretaryDepartment of the InteriorHayes (Interior) Testimony 11.17.11.pdf (18.5 KBs)
The Honorable Robert AbbeyDirectorBureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Witness Panel 2
Deputy DirectorVirginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy, Testifying on behalf of the Interstate Mining Compact Commission & the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs, Big Stone Gap, VALambert (IMCC AAMLP) Testimony, 11.17.11.pdf (31.9 KBs)
DirectorWyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Testifying on behalf of the State of Wyoming & the Reclamation Committee of the Western Interstate Energy Board, Cheyenne, WY
ProfessorWest Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
General CounselLegal and Regulatory Affairs, The National Mining Association, Washington, D.C.SweenyCombinedTestimony.pdf (414.8 KBs)
Western Organization of Resource Councils, Helena, MTDunning (WORC.) Testimony 11.17.11.pdf (40.7 KBs)