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Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Legislative Hearing on: H.R. 5102, H.R. 5185, H.R. 5513
Thursday, October 10, 2002

washington, D.C.


Legislative Hearing on:
H.R. 5102, To expedite the process by which the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture may utilize aircraft to fight wildfires, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5185, To remove a restriction on the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into agreements with any Federal agency to acquire goods and services directly related to improving or using the wildfire fighting capability of those agencies.
H.R. 5513, To authorize and direct the exchange of certain land in the State of Arizona between the Secretary of Agriculture and Yavapai Ranch Limited Partnership.

WITNESSES

Panel I 

Tom L. Thompson (H.R. 5513, H.R. 5185 & H.R. 5102)
Deputy Chief
National Forest System
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Larry Hamilton (H.R. 5185 & H.R. 5102)
Director
Fire and Aviation
Bureau of Land Management

Panel II (H.R. 5513)
The Honorable J.D. Hayworth
U.S. House of Representatives
6th District of Arizona

Tony Gioia
Verde Valley, Arizona

Fred Ruskin
Manager
Yavapai Ranch Limited Partnership

Panel III 
The Honorable Elton Gallegly (H.R. 5185)
U.S. House of Representatives
23rd District of California

The Honorable Joel Hefley (H.R. 5102)
U.S. House of Representatives
5th District of Colorado

The Honorable James Gibbons (H.R. 5185)
U.S. House of Representatives
2nd District of Nevada

Roy Resavage (H.R. 5102 & H.R. 5185)
President
Helicopter Association International

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