2009 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 2009.


H.R. 762, Final Patent & Land Configuration, Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada – Statement of Edwin Roberson, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (12-17-09).

S. 1787, Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization – Statement of Edwin Roberson, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (12-17-09).

S. 1470, Forest Jobs and Recreation Act - Statement of Edwin Roberson, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (12-17-09).

Oversight Field Hearing, "Abandoned Mines and Mercury in California"- Statement of Jim Abbott, Acting California State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources; Sacramento, California (11-23-09).

H.R. 3339, FLTFA Reauthorization Act - Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of  Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (11-17-09).

Joint Oversight Hearing, "Getting Past Gridlock: Models for Renewable Energy Siting and Transmission" – Statement of Marcilynn Burke, BLM Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources, Subcommittee on Water & Power (11-5-09).

H.R. 3759, BLM Timber Contract Extension Act – Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management; House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (11-5-09).

H.R. 765, Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Act of 2009 – Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands (11-5-09). 

S. 1369, Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act – Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks (11-4-09).

S. 1122, Good Neighbor Forestry Act - Statement of Robert G Stanton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Program Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-29-09).

S. 1328 and H.R. 689, Shasta-Trinity National Forest Administrative Jurisdiction Transfer - Statement of Robert G Stanton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Program Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-29-09).

S. 940, Southern Nevada Higher Education Lands Act - Statement of Marcilynn A Burke, BLM Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-8-09).

S. 522, Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act - Statement of Marcilynn A Burke, BLM Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-8-09).

S. 881, Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization Act - Statement of Marcilynn A Burke, BLM Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-8-09).

S. 1689, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act  - Statement of Marcilynn A Burke, BLM Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-8-09).

H.R. 1442 and S. 865, Mount Olivet Cemetery Reversionary Interest - Statement of Marcilynn A Burke, BLM Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-8-09).

S. 1272, Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act - Statement of Marcilynn A Burke, BLM Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (10-8-09).

H.R. 2781, Molalla Wild and Scenic River and H.R. 2888, Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act - Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (10-1-09).

H.R. 86, Orange County California Rocks and Small Island - Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (10-1-09).

H.R. 1925, America's Red Rock Wilderness Act - Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (10-1-09).

H.R. 3534, Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 - Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee (9-16-09).

S. 796, Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 & S. 140, Abandoned Mine Reclamation Act of 2009 - Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (7-14-09).

Nominee for Director, Bureau of Land Management - Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (7-9-09).

S. 874, El Rio Grande Del Norte National Conservation Area Establishment Act - Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (6-17-09).

S. 1140, La Pine Land Conveyance Act - Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (6-17-09).

S. 409, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act - Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (6-17-09).

Oversight Hearing, Mountain Pine Beetles: Strategies for Protecting the West - Statement of Herbert C. Forest, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources, Subcommittees on Water and Power and National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (6-16-09).

S. 1013, the Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration Program Amendments Act of 2009 - Statement of Kit Batten, Ph.D., Science Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (5-14-09).

H.R. 762, Final Patent and Land Configuration, Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada - Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (5-14-09).

H.R. 1442, Mount Olivet Cemetery Reversionary Interest - Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (5-14-09).

Field Hearing, "Solar Energy Development on Federal Lands: The Road to Consensus" - Statement of Jim Abbott, Acting California State Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (5-11-09).

H.R. 980, Northern Rockie Ecosystem Protection Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (5-5-09).

H.R. 1612, the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009 - Statement of Will Shafroth, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fish Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks. Forests, and Public Lands (4-2-09).

H.R. 1275, Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-24-09).

H.R. 689, To interchange the administration jurisdiction of certain Federal Lands between the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management - Statement of Michael Nedd, Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (3-24-09).

Oversight Hearing, Restoring the Federal Public Lands Workforce - Statement of Daniel N. Wenk, Acting Director, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-19-09).

Oversight Hearing, Energy Development on the Public Lands and Outer Continental Shelf - Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (3-17-09).

H.R. 409, Las Vegas Motor Speedway Expansion - Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-03-09).

 H.R. 1018, Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act - Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests,, and Public Lands (3-03-09)