Legislative Hearing on H.R. 624, H.R. 3640, H.R. 4109, H.R. 4334, H.R. 4484, H.R. 5319, H.R. 5958 and H.R. 5987
Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:00 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
Thursday, June 28, 2012
9:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 624 (Carney), To establish the First State National Park in the State of Delaware, and for other purposes. "First State National Historic Park Act"
  • H.R. 3640 (Denham), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire not more than 18 acres of land and interests in land in Mariposa, California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4109 (Gallegly), To designate additional National Forest System land in the Los Padres National Forest in the State of California as wilderness, to make certain wild and scenic river designations in that National Forest, to designate the Condor Ridge Scenic Area, to address off highway vehicle use in that National Forest, to facilitate a land exchange with the United Water Conservation District of California, and for other purposes. "Los Padres Conservation and Recreation Act of 2012"
  • H.R. 4334 (Pearce), To establish a monument in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, and for other purposes. "Organ Mountains National Monument Establishment Act"
  • H.R. 4484 (Chaffetz), To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, and for other purposes. "Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act"
  • H.R. 5319 (Tsongas), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes. "Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act"
  • H.R. 5958 (Turner), To name the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in honor of James L. Buckley.
  • H.R. 5987 (Hastings of WA), To establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes. "Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act"

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable John Carney, DE (H.R. 624)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Tom Carper, DE (H.R. 624)
U.S. Senator

The Honorable Jason Chaffetz, UT (H.R. 4484)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Jeff Denham, CA (H.R. 3640)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Elton Gallegly, CA (H.R. 4109)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Doc Hastings, WA (H.R. 5987)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Steve Pearce, NM (H.R. 4334)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Niki Tsongas, MA (H.R. 5319)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Robert Turner, NY (H.R. 5958)
Member of Congress

Panel II

Carl Rountree (H.R. 4334)
Director, National Landscape Conservation System
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Jerry Schickedanz (H.R. 4334)
Chairman
People for Preserving Our Western Heritage
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Matt Rush (H.R. 4334)
Executive Vice President
New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Billy Garrett (H.R. 4334)
Commissioner, District 1
Dona Ana County

Jim Peña (H.R. 4109 and H.R. 4484)
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System
United States Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Honorable John Curtis (H.R. 4484)
Mayor
City of Provo

Panel III

Victor Knox (H.R. 624, H.R. 3640, H.R. 5319, H.R. 5958 and H.R. 5987)
Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Ingrid Kolb (H.R. 5987)
Director, Office of Management
U.S. Department of Energy

Heather McClenahan (H.R. 5987)
Executive Director
Los Alamos Historical Society
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Gary Petersen (H.R. 5987)
Vice President
Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ray Smith (H.R. 5987)
Resident
Oak Ridge, TN
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel IV

Victor Knox (H.R. 624, H.R. 3640, H.R. 5319, H.R. 5958 and H.R. 5987)
Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Kevin Cann (H.R. 3640)
Supervisor
Mariposa County

Ronika Johnson (H.R. 3640)
Resident
Mariposa, CA
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Timothy Slavin (H.R. 624)
Director
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

Elizabeth Campbell (H.R. 5319)
Executive Director
Nashua River Watershed Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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