Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3188, H.R.298, H.R.712, H.R.1167, H.R.1259, H.R.1633, H.R.1846, H.R.2015, H.R.2259, H.R.2657, and H.R.2954
Thursday, October 3, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 3188 (McClintock), To expedite the planning and implementation of salvage timber sales as part of Forest Service and Department of the Interior restoration and rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National park and Bureau of Land management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in California.
  • H.R. 298 (Rogers of KY), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1167 (Amodei), To quitclaim surface rights to certain Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in Virginia City, Nevada, to Storey County, Nevada, to resolve conflicting ownership and title claims, and for other purposes. “Restoring Storey County Act”
  • H.R. 1259 (Larson), To establish Coltsville National Historical Park in the State of Connecticut, and for other purposes. “Coltsville National Historical Park Act”
  • H.R. 1633 (Amodei), To provide for the conveyance of small parcels of National Forest System land and small parcels of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management to private landowners, State, county, and local governments, or Indian tribes whose lands share a boundary with the National Forest System land or public lands, and for other purposes. “Small Lands Tracts Conveyance Act”
  • H.R. 1846 (Velasquez), To amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes. “Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act”
  • H.R. 2015 (Horsford), To provide for certain land conveyances in the State of Nevada, and for other purposes. “Las Vegas Valley Public Land and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 2259 (Daines), To withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing uses. “North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 2657 (Chaffetz), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and for other purposes. “Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 2954 (Miller of FL), To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance.

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Harold Rogers
Member of Congress

The Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
Member of Congress

The Honorable John B. Larson
Member of Congress

The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez
Member of Congress

The Honorable Jason Chaffetz
Member of Congress

The Honorable Jeff Miller
Member of Congress

PANEL II

Bill Neikirk (H.R. 298)
Founder
Mill Springs Battlefield Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Morris J. Vogel (H.R. 1846)
President
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Pedro Segarra (H.R. 1259)
Mayor
City of Hartford, CT

John Anderson (H.R. 2259)
Councilman
Whitefish, MT

Tom Partin (H.R. 3188)
President
American Forest Resource Council
(Truth in Testimony Form)

PANEL III

Pat Whitten (H.R. 1167)
County Manager
Storey County, NV

Kristin McMillan (H.R. 2015)
President & CEO
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
(Truth in Testimony Form)

John Lee (H.R. 2015)
Mayor
City of North Las Vegas

Steve Ross (H.R. 2015)
Councilman
City of Las Vegas, Ward 6

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