The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

March 22, 2012
02:30 PM
SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building,

S. 303, 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, a bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits;

S. 1473, 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, 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, a bill to establish the San Juan Islands National Conservation Area in the San Juan Islands, Washington;

S. 1635, a bill to designate certain lands in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness;

S. 1687, a bill to adjust the boundary of Carson National Forest, New Mexico;

S. 1774, 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, a bill to designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada;

S. 1906, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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Member Statements

  • The Honorable Max Baucus

    United States Senate

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Mike Pool

    Deputy Director
    Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
  • Ms. Leslie Weldon

    Deputy Chief
    U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Witness Panel 2