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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 318, H.R. 4029, H.R. 4049, H.R. 4182, H.R. 4272, H.R. 4283 and H.R. 4489
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Land and Environmental Regulation
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515






Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 318 (Hall), To authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance.
  • H.R. 4029 (Smith of MO), To require the Secretary of the Interior to transfer all Federal land, facilities, and any other assets associated with the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to the State of Missouri for the purposes of maintaining a State park, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4049 (Duffy), To amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other purposes. “Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act”
  • H.R. 4182 (Smith of MO), To provide that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4272 (Walden), To stop implementation and enforcement of the Forest Service travel management rule and to require the Forest Service to incorporate the needs, uses, and input of affected communities before taking any travel management action affecting access to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain, and for other purposes. “Forest Access in Rural Communities Act”
  • H.R. 4283 (Simpson), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4489 (Cleaver), To designate memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, and for other purposes. “World War I Memorial Act of 2014”
  • H.R. 4527 (Michaud), To remove a use restriction on land formerly a part of Acadia National Park that was transferred to the town of Tremont, Maine, and for other purposes.

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Honorable Greg Walden
Member of Congress

Honorable Mike Simpson
Member of Congress

Ms. Leslie A.C. Weldon (H.R. 4272 and H.R. 4283)
Deputy Chief
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mr. Steve McClure (H.R. 4272)
Commissioner
Union County Board of Commissioners

PANEL II

Honorable Jason Smith
Member of Congress

Mr. Victor Knox (H.R. 4029 and H.R. 4182)
Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Mrs. Christy Roberts (H.R. 4029 and H.R. 4182)
Ellington, MO

Honorable Robert Ross (H.R. 4029 and H.R. 4182)
State Representative, District 142
Missouri House of Representatives

PANEL III

Honorable Ralph Hall
Member of Congress

Honorable Emanuel Cleaver
Member of Congress

Mr. Victor Knox (H.R. 318 and H.R. 4489)
Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Colonel William E. Weber, USA Ret. (H.R. 318)
Chairman
Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Edwin Fountain (H.R. 4489)
Commissioner
World War I Centennial Commission

PANEL IV

Honorable Sean Duffy
Member of Congress

Honorable Michael Michaud
Member of Congress

Mr. Victor Knox (H.R. 4049 and H.R. 4527)
Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

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