Oversight Hearing on "FY 2013 budget requests from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management"
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
10:00 a.m.

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "FY 2013 budget requests from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management"

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Jon Jarvis
Director
National Park Service

Robert Abbey
Director
Bureau of Land Management

BACKGROUND:

The Subcommittee will hear testimony from the Department of the Interior officials regarding the Fiscal Year 2013 budget requests from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. The National Park Service's total budget is proposed at $2.986 billion, essentially flat compared to FY 2012. However, the park operations account would receive an increase of $13.5 million. The Bureau of Land Management's total proposed budget is $1.127 billion ($1.3 billion with permanent operating funds and trusts) and essentially flat compared to FY 2012. Primary increases include $33.6 million for Land Acquisition; $15.3 million in Sage Grouse/wildlife management; $2.2 million for the control and capture of wild horses and burros in the West; and $27.6 million for information technology management. Major decreases include: $15 million reduction in Rangeland Management; $26.4 for oil and gas management a shirt to inspection fees from discretionary appropriations to a new inspection fee; and a more than 50% reduction ($16.7 million) in the Alaska Conveyance program.

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