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Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will conduct one hearing and one business meeting. The Subcommittee on National Parks will conduct one hearing. The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. in room SD-366 to examine impacts of insects, disease, weather-related damage and fires on public and private forest land and examine processes for implementing forest health and hazardous fuel reduction projects. Invited witnesses are: The Honorable Janet Napolitano
Governor of Arizona
Western Governor’s Association
Panel One
Mark Rey
Under Secretary
Natural Resources and the Environment
United States Department of Agriculture
Rebecca Watson
Assistant Secretary
Land and Minerals Management
United States Department of the Interior
Panel Two
Laura McCarthy
Forest Trust
Santa Fe, NM
Tom Robinson
Grand Canyon Trust
Flagstaff, AZ
Bruce Vincent
Communities for a Greater Northwest
Libby, MO
Mike Nivison
County Commissioner
Otero, NM
Sara Duncan
Denver Water Department
Denver, CO
The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, July 23, at 10:00 a.m. in room SD-366 to consider the following items: S. 391- A bill to enhance ecosystem protection and the range of outdoor opportunities in the Skyhomish River valley of Washington by designating certain lower-level federal lands as wilderness. S.434- A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange all or part of parcels of National Forest System land in Idaho and use the proceeds for National Forest System purposes. S.435- A bill to provide for the conveyance by the Secretary of Agriculture of the Sandpoint Federal Building and adjacent land in Sandpoint, Idaho. S.452- A bill to require that the Secretary of the Interior conduct a study to identify sites and resources and to recommend alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the Cold War. S.714- A bill to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of Bureau of Management land in Douglas County, Oregon, to the county to improve management of and recreational access to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. S.1003- A bill to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the continued use of established commercial outfitter hunting camps on the Salmon River. H.R.417- A bill to revoke a Public Land Order with respect to lands erroneously included in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, California. H.R. 622- A bill to provide for the exchange of lands in the Coconino and Tonto National Forests in Arizona. H.R. 762- A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Mineral Leasing Act to clarify the method by which the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture determine the fair market value of certain rights-of-way granted, issued or renewed under these Acts. H.R.1012- A bill to establish the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in the District of Colombia. The Subcommittee on National Parks will hold a hearing Thursday, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. in room SD-366 to conduct oversight of the competitive sourcing effort within the National Park Service. Invited witnesses are: Panel One
Fran P. Mainella
National Park Service
Department of the Interior
Angela B. Styles
Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget
Panel Two
Sam Kleinman
Vice President for Resource Analysis
Center for Naval Analysis Corporation
Alexandria, VA
Bill Wade
Former Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park
Tucson, AZ
Geoffrey F. Segal
Director of Privatization and Government
Reform Policy
The Reason Foundation
Arlington, VA
Scot McElveen
Board Member for Special Concerns
Association of National Park Rangers
Harpers Ferry, VA