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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5066, H.R. 5176
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515






Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 5066 (Benishek), To reauthorize the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program Act of 2005 through 2019. “Data Preservation Act of 2014.”
  • H.R. 5176 (Lujan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes.

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

Johnathan D. Arthur, Ph.D., P.G. (H.R. 5066)
President, Association of American State Geologists
Director and State Geologist of Florida 
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Patrick J. Gooding (H.R. 5066)
Kentucky Geological Survey
University of Kentucky, Well Sample and Core Library 
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Theodore A. Pagano, P.G., P.E. (H.R. 5066)
General Manager
Michigan Potash Company, LLC
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Walter Phelps(H.R. 5176)
Council Delegate
Navajo Nation

The Honorable Michael Nedd (H.R. 5176)
Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Accompanied by:
Kevin Gallagher (H.R. 5066)
Associate Director of Core Science Systems
U.S. Geological Survey 
U.S. Department of the Interior

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