Public Lands, Forests & Mining Subcommittee Legislative Hearing
June 7, 2022
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:
- S. 387, to protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, to provide for a study relating to the uranium stockpile in the United States, and for other purposes;
- S. 1264, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing permits and leases, and for other purposes;
- S. 1412, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in Carson City, Nevada, and for other purposes;
- S. 1750, to redesignate land within certain wilderness study areas in the State of Wyoming, and for other purposes;
- S. 2254, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain streams in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and Smith River system in the State of Montana as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes;
- S. 2568, to establish the Open Access Evapotranspiration (OpenET) Data Program;
- S. 2708, to provide for greater consultation between the Federal Government and the governing bodies and community users of land grant-mercedes in New Mexico, to provide for a process for recognition of the historic-traditional uses of land grant-mercedes, and for other purposes;
- S. 2980, to authorize the voluntary donation of grazing permits and leases in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes;
- S. 2996, to provide for the distribution of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes;
- S. 3046, to codify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain landscape-scale forest restoration projects, and for other purposes;
- S. 3129, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Gila River system in the State of New Mexico as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes;
- S. 3144, to establish the Sutton Mountain National Monument, to authorize certain land exchanges in the State of Oregon, to convey certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Oregon to the city of Mitchell, Oregon, and Wheeler County, Oregon, for conservation, economic, and community development purposes, and for other purposes;
- S. 3269, to provide for the recognition of certain Alaska Native communities and the settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for other purposes;
- S. 3370, to release the reversionary interest of the United States in certain non-Federal land in Salt Lake City, Utah, and for other purposes;
- S. 3404, to provide the consent of Congress to an amendment to the Constitution of the State of New Mexico;
- S. 3644, to require the collection of certain data relating to Bureau of Land Management land acquisitions, and for other purposes;
- S. 3709, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out vegetation management projects and timber production projects on certain National Forest System land in the States of Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and for other purposes;
- S. 3997, to amend the Land Between the Lakes Protection Act of 1998 to clarify the administration of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, and for other purposes;
- S. 4062, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to authorize the sale of certain Federal land to States and units of local government to address housing shortages, and for other purposes;
- S. 4080, to modify the boundary of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument to include certain Federal land in Lake County, California, and for other purposes; and
- S. 4227, to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize fee ownership for certain oil and gas drilling or spacing units, and for other purposes.
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Sen. Catherine Cortez MastoSubcommittee ChairSubcommittee on Public Lands, Forests & Mining
Sen. Mike LeeRanking MemberSubcommittee on Public Lands, Forests & Mining
Witness Panel 1
Ms. Nada CulverDeputy Director, Policy and ProgramsBureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Mr. Christopher FrenchDeputy Chief, National Forest SystemUSDA Forest Service
Mr. Jake GarfieldDeputy DirectorUtah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office
Dr. Sean McKennaExecutive Director, Division of Hydrologic SciencesDesert Research Institute
Mr. Jerimiah RiemanExecutive DirectorWyoming County Commissioners Association