TO: The Honorable Rob Bishop
FROM: Joseph G. Pizarchik, Director
Dear Mr. Chairman,
Thank you for your letter dated April 2, 2015, cosigned by Representatives, Gohmert, Lamborn,and Mooney, regarding state cooperating agency involvement in providing input on the preparation of the Stream Protection Rule (SPR) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
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TO: The Honorable Joseph Pizarchik
FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman
Dear Director Pizarchik:
On February 23, 2015, eleven state agencies that had previously entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ("OSM") concerning the development of an environmental impact statement ("EIS") for the new Stream Protection… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today issued a subpoena to Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall for an unredacted copy of the Office of Inspector General (IG) report on the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement’s (OSM) efforts to rewrite the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule and a small number of related OIG… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act.
The Obama Administration has waged a long-running war on coal, which last year a White House advisor admitted “is exactly what’s needed.” But this is not… Read more »
Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns
March 13, 2014
When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal… Read more »
Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter to Department of the Interior’s Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall once again requesting an unredacted copy of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) efforts to rewrite the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule.
The House Committee on… Read more »
Dear Ms. Kendall:
On December 23, 2013 the Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") sent a letter to the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") for the Department of the Interior ("Department") requesting a complete and unredacted copy and underlying attachments for an OIG report of investigation into the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement's ("OSM") efforts to… Read more »
The House Natural Resources Committee today voted 26-14 to approve a motion to authorize the Chairman to issue subpoenas for the production of documents and to compel individuals to appear before the Committee on four specific matters within the Committee’s jurisdiction. They include:
1.Implementation of the Secure Rural Schools program as authorized by the Secure Rural Schools and… Read more »