2012 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 2012.


Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4969, California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act- Statement of Carl Rountree, Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (9-11-2012).

Oversight Hearing: "The American Energy Initiative - The Growing Differences for Energy Development on Federal vs. non-Federal Land"- Statement of Michael D. Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power (8-2-2012).

Oversight Hearing: "Helium: Supply Shortages Impacting Our Economy, National Defense and Manufacturing"- Statement of Timothy R. Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (7-20-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 6089, Healthy Forests Management Act- Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands (7-20-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 5960, Depleting Risk from Insect Infestation, Soil Erosion, and Catastrophic Fire Act- Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands (7-20-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 5744, Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act- Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands (7-20-2012).

Oversight Hearing: "Remediation of Legacy Wells in the NPR-A"- Statement of Bud Cribley, State Director-Alaska, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (7-12-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4334, Organ Mountains National Monument Establishment Act- Statement of Carl Rountree, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands (6-28-2012).

Oversight Hearing: “Rhetoric vs. Reality, Part II: Assessing the Impact of New Federal Red Tape on Hydraulic Fracturing and American Energy Independence” - Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform (5-31-2012).

Oversight Field Hearing: "Failed Federal Forest Policies: Endangering Jobs, Forests and Species"- Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands (5-21-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3365, Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization (FLTFA)- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (5-17-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 270, La Pine Land Conveyance- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (5-17-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 2374, Helium Stewardship Act of 2012- Statement of Timothy R. Spisak, Deputy Assistant Directror, Minerals & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (5-10-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1620, Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act- Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Minerals (5-3-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2176, Clean Energy Promotion Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (4-26-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4381, Planning for American Energy Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (4-26-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4382, Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (4-26-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4383, Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (4-26-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4402, National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (4-26-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1192, Soda Ash Royalty Extension, Job Creation, and Export Enhancement Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (4-26-2012).

Oversight Hearing: "Bureau of Land Management's Hydraulic Fracturing Rule's Impacts on Indian Tribal Energy Development"- Statement of Tim Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (4-19-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4222, Tucson, Arizona, Area Land Conveyance Act- Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (4-17-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4039, Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act- Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (4-17-2012).

Oversight Hearing: H.R. 4234, the Grazing Improvement Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-29-2012).

Oversight Hearing: H.R. 1241, Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-29-2012).

Oversight Hearing: Legislative Solutions to High Gasoline Prices- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Energy & Power Subcommittee on Energy & Commerce (3-28-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 2015, Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 2001, Rogue Wilderness Area Expansion Act- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1788, Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1774, Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1635, San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1559, the San Juan Islands National Conservation Area Act- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1492, Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1473, Mesquite Land Conveyances Act of 2011- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1129, the Grazing Improvement Act- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Legislative Hearing: S. 303, Concerning Claimants of a Small Miner Waiver- Testimony of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (3-22-2012).

Oversight Hearing: FY 2013 Energy & Minerals Budget Request- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (3-20-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4194, Alexander Creek Village Recognition Act- Statement of Tim Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian & Native Alaska Affairs (3-20-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4027, To Amend an Act to Define the Exterior Boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation- Statement of Tim Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian & Native Alaska Affairs (3-20-2012).

Oversight Hearing: FY 2013 Energy & Minerals Budget Request- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, & Related Agencies (3-14-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3436, Wild Rogue Wilderness Area Expansion- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-8-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3377, Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-8-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 752, Molalla River Wild & Scenic Rivers Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-8-2012).

Oversight Hearing: FY 2013 Budget Request- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, & Related Agencies (3-6-2012).

Oversight Hearing: FY 2013 Budget Request- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, & Public Lands (2-28-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1904 & S. 409, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act (Resolution Cooper)- Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Lands & Minerals Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (2-9-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3548, North American Energy Access Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power (2-3-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 491, To Modify the Boundary of the Cibola National Forest- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (2-3-2012). 

Legislative Hearing: S. 292, Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (1-25-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3440, the Recreational Shooting Protection Act- Statement of Bob Ratcliffe, Deputy Assistant Director, Renewable Resources & Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (1-24-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3411, Modification of Patent for Whitefish Point Light Station (Michigan)- Statement of Bob Ratcliffe, Deputy Assistant Director, Renewable Resources & Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (1-24-2012).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 919, Mohave Valley Land Conveyance Act of 2011- Statement of Bob Ratcliffe, Deputy Assistant Director, Renewable Resources & Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (1-24-2012).