2014 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 2014.


Legislative Hearing: S. 2616, Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act- Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forest & Mining (7-30-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1640, Pinyon-Juniper Related Projects Inplementation Act- Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forest & Mining (7-30-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1554, Hunt Unrestricted on National Treasures Act- Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forest & Mining (7-30-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1437, Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center Land Conveyance- Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forest & Mining (7-30-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 2440, BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act- Testimony of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 609, San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act- Testimony of Steve Ellis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 279, Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act- Testimony of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4979, Red River Private Property Protection Act- Testimony of Steve Ellis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4901, Advancing Conservation and Education Act- Testimony of Steve Ellis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2004, Geothermal Production Expansion Act- Testimony of Michael D. Nedd, Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1363, Exploring for Geothermal Production Expansion Act- Testimony of Michael D. Nedd, Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 596, Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act- Testimony of Michael D. Nedd, Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (7-29-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1794, Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Nationals Parks (7-23-2014).

Oversight Hearing: "Implementation and Administration of the 2013 Helium Stewardship Act- Statement of Linda Lance, Deputy Director, Programs and Policy, Bureau of Land Management, Deptartment of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (7-15-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 2480, Nevada Native Nations Lands Act- Statement of Michael S. Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (7-9-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 2479, Moapa Band of Paiutes Land Conveyance- Statement of Michael S. Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (7-9-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 2442, Northern Cheyenne Lands Act- Statement of Michael S. Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (7-9-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4293, Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act- Statement of Michael D. Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (6-20-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1587, Energy Infrastructure Improvement Act- Statement of Michael D. Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (6-20-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4166, Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act- Statement of Tom Iseman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Water and Science, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water & Power (6-10-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1776, Clear Creek National Recreation Area & Conservation Act- Statement of Carl Rountree, Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System & Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management, Deptartment of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (5-20-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4350, Northern Cheyenne Lands Act- Testimony of Michael S. Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (5-7-2014).

Oversight Hearing: "Keeping the Lights On and Reducing Catastrophic Forest Fire Risks: Proper Management of Electricity Rights-of-Way on Federal Lands"- Statement of Ed Roberson, Assistant Director, Resources & Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee (5-7-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4458, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Security Act- Statement of Karen Mouritsen, Deputy Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (4-29-2014).

Oversight Hearing: FY 2015 Bureau of Land Management Budget Request- Statement of Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, & Related Agencies (4-4-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4253, Bureau of Land Management Withdrawn Military Lands Efficiency and Savings Act- Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (3-25-2014). 

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 4017, To Designate a Peak Located in Nevada as "Mount Reagan"- Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (3-25-2014). 

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3006, Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Land Exchange- Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (3-25-2014). 

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1839, Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2013- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation (3-6-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 414, Ft. Wainwright Land Lease or Conveyance Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation (3-6-2014).

Oversight Hearing: "Obama Administration Oversight: GAO Report-Interior Hiring and Retention Challenges"- Statement of Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land & Minerals Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee (2-27-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3366, Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center- Statement of Mike D. Nedd, assistant director, Energy, Minerals, & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (2-26-2014).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1744, Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Act- Statement of Mike D. Nedd, assistant director, Energy, Minerals, & Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation (2-26-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1784, Oregon and California Land Grant Act of 2013- Statement of Steven A. Ellis, Deputy Director for Operations, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources (2-6-2014).

Oversight Hearing: "Energy in America: BLM's Red-Tape Run Around and its Impact on American Energy Production"- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (2-5-2014).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1600, the Critical Minerals Policy Act- Statement of Lawrence Meinert, USGS Mineral Resources Program Cordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (1-28-2014).