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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1169, H.R. 1299, H.R. 1574, H.R. 1673, H.R. 1676, H.R. 1672, and H.R. 1691
Friday, April 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 1169 (Amodei), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy certain Federal land in Churchill County, Nevada. “Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act”
  • H.R. 1299 (Pearce), To provide for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army for inclusion in White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and for other purposes. “White Sands Missile Range Security Enhancement Act”
  • H.R. 1574 (Turner), To amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the park.
  • H.R. 1673 (McCarthy), To provide for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, and for other purposes. "Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Security Enhancement Act"
  • H.R. 1676 (Cook), To designate the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in San Bernardino County, California, to authorize limited military use of the area, to provide for the transfer of the Southern Study Area to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and by recreational users, and for other purposes. "Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Establishment Act"
  • H.R. 1672 (Daines), To withdraw and reserve certain public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management for exclusive military use as part of the Limestone Hills Training Area, Montana, and for other purposes. "Limestone Hills Training Area Withdrawal Act"
  • H.R. 1691 (Vargas), To provide for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, and for other purposes. "Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Security Enhancement Act"

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Kevin McCarthy
Member of Congress

The Honorable Mark E. Amodei
Member of Congress

The Honorable Paul Cook
Member of Congress

The Honorable Steve Daines
Member of Congress

The Honorable Juan Vargas
Member of Congress

PANEL II

Ned Farquhar
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Roger Natsuhara
Acting Assistant Secretary to the Navy
Energy, Installations and Environment

Jeff Knoll
California Motorized Recreation Council

PANEL III

Ned Farquhar
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

The Honorable Katherine Hammack
Assistant Secretary of the Army
Installations, Energy and Environment

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