2002 Congressional Testimonies

Below are copies of prepared testimony by BLM and Department of the Interior Executive Leadership before House and Senate Committees for the calendar year 2002.


Reauthorization of TEA-21 - Statement of Neal A. McCaleb, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit(10/09/02).

S.2776, Galisteo Basin Archaeological Sites Protection Act - Statement of Robert Anderson, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks (9/19/02).

H.R. 5318, Colorado-Utah Land Exchange - Statement of Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation & Public Lands (9/5/02).

S.2776 - Galisteo Basin Archaeological Sites Protection Act - Statement of Richard Whitley, Acting State Director – New Mexico, Bureau of Land Management.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico (8/7/02).

"S. 2612 – Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002" - Statement of Robert Abbey, Bureau of Land Management.   Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (7/30/02).

"S. 2672, "Community-Based Forest and Public Lands Restoration Act" -  Statement of Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (7/25/02).

PILT, Refuge Revenue Sharing Permanent Funding Act, and Property Tax Endowment Act of 2002 - Statement of Chris Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (7/25/02).

H.R. 2386, The Outfitter Policy Act of 2001 - Statement of Sherry Barnett, Deputy Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (7/25/02).

Oversight Hearing on "Availability of Bonds to Meet Federal Requirements for Mining, Oil & Gas Projects" - Statement of Tom Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (7/23/02).

Oversight Hearing on "The Growing Natural Gas Supply & Demand Imbalance: the Role that Public Lands & Federal Submerged Lands Could Play in the Solution" - Statement of Rebecca W. Watson, Assistant Secretary for Land & Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (7/16/02).

Harmful Non-Native Noxious Weeds - Oral Comments of Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Presented at the Public Field Workshop, Lewiston, Idaho concerning Harmful Non-Native Noxious Weeds and the Problems Facing Public and Private Lands (7/13/02).

H.R. 4874, Concerning Lands at Spirit Lake and Twin Lakes in Idaho - Statement of Robert Anderson, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (7/09/02).

H.R. 4968, The Federal-Utah State Trust Lands Consolidation Act - Statement of Tom Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (6/27/02).

S. 2482, Deschutes & Crook Counties, Oregon, Road Right-of-Way - Statement of Bob Anderson, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty & Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (6/18/02).

H.R.4822, Upper Missouri River Breaks Boundary Clarification Act - Statement of Patricia Morrison, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (6/13/02).

Implementation of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act -  Statement of Chuck Wassinger, Oregon Associate State Director, Bureau of Land Management.  Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (6/8/02).

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002 -Statement of Larry Finfer, Assistant Director for Communications, Bureau of Land Management.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (6/6/02).

H.R. 4620, America's Wilderness Protection Act - Statement of Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget and Finance. U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (6/6/02).

Field Hearing on Inspection & Enforcement of Bureau of Land Management Oil & Gas Wells in the Farmington Area -Statement of Richard Whitley, Acting State Director, New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (5/31/02).

Implementation of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act - Statement of Chuck Wassinger, Oregon Associate State Director, Bureau of Land Management.  Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5/29/02).

H.R. 4103, A Bill to Direct the Secretary of the Interior to Transfer Certain Lands in Natrona County, Wyoming - Statement of Tom Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands (5/16/02).

S. 1139, Cemetery Conveyance Bill; S. 1497 and H.R. 2385, Virgin River Dinosaur Footprint Preserve Act and S. 1907, Conveyance to the City of Haines, Oregon - Statement of Larry Finfer, Assistant Director for Communications, Bureau of Land Management.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5/9/02).

S. 454, the PILT and Refuge Revenue Sharing Permanent Funding Act - Statement of Chris Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5/9/02).

H.R. 4103, A Bill to Direct the Secretary of the Interior to Transfer Certain Lands in Natrona County, Wyoming - Statement of Kit Kimball, Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands (5/4/02).

Oil and Gas Resource Assessment Methodology - Statement of Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (4/18/02).

H.R. 2818, An Act To Convey Certain Public Lands in the Sand Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Idaho - Statement of Lawrence A. Finfer, Assistant Director, Communications, Bureau of Land Management.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (4/16/02).

H.R. 3936, The Shoshone National Recreation Trail Act - Statement of Lawrence A. Finfer, Assistant Director, Communications, Bureau of Land Management.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (4/16/02).

H.R. 3258; "Reasonable Right-of-Way Fees Act of 2001" - Statement of Pete Culp, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty & Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands (4/11/02).

H.R. 2937, Clark County, Nevada Shooting Range - Statement of Carson Pete Culp, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands (2/14/02).

Oversight Hearing on FY 2003 Energy and Minerals Budgets of BLM and FS - Statement of Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (2/14/02)