Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee Hearing: to receive testimony on pending legislation (SD-366)

July 9, 2008
02:30 PM
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills: S.2443 and H.R. 2246, to provide for the release of any reversionary interest of the United States in and to certain lands in Reno, Nevada; S. 2779, 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 non-coal reclamation projects; S. 2875, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide grants to designated States and tribes to carry out programs to reduce the risk of livestock loss due to predation by gray wolves and other predator species or to compensate landowners for livestock loss due to predation; S. 2898 and H.R. 816, to provide for the release of certain land from the Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area in the State of Nevada; S. 3088, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as wilderness, and for other purposes; S. 3089, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as wilderness, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land, and for other purposes; S. 3157, to provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain National Forest System land and other land in southeast Arizona, and for other purposes; and S. 3179, a bill to authorize the conveyance of certain public land in the State of New Mexico owned or leased by the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.

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Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Jon Kyl

    U.S. Senate

Witness Panel 2

  • Alice Williams

    Associate Administrator for Infrastructure and Environment
    National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
  • Michael Nedd

    Assistant Director of Minerals, Realty and Resources Protection
    Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Joel Holtrop

    Deputy Chief of the National Forest System
    Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Witness Panel 3

  • David Salisbury

    President and CEO
    Resolution Copper
  • Shan Lewis

    Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
  • Roger Featherstone

    Southwest Circuit Rider

Witness Panel 4