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National Park Service Testimony

113th Congress
1st Session - 2013

MARCH 2013

Statement of Sally Jewell, nominee for the position of Secretary of the United State Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and NAtural Resources Committee.

Statement of Dr. Herbert Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource, Stewardship and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, befire the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 588, to provide for donor contribution acknowledgements to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other purposes.
Statement of Dr. Herbert Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource, Stewardship and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, befire the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 716, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain deferal land to the city of Vancouver, Washington, and for other purposes.
Statement of Dr. Herbert Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource, Stewardship and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, befire the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 819, to authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, and for other purposes.

 

APRIL 2013

Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environement, and Related Agencies, concerning the 2014 President's Budget Request.

Statement of Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, concerning the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for the National Park Service.
Statement of Victor W. Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Public Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 1208, a bill to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes.
Statement of Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, concerning Federal Agency Sequestration Planning and Implementation.
Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 885, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park boundary expansion act of 2013.
Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning eight bills to amend the act popularly known as the Antiquities Act of 1906.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 59, to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 155, TO DESIGNATE A MOUNTAIN IN THE STATE OF ALASKA AS DENALI.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 156, TO ALLOW FOR THE HARVEST OF GULL EGGS BY THE HUNA TLINGIT PEOPLE WITHIN GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK IN THE STATE OF ALASKA.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 219, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE SUSQUEHANNA GATEWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 225, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE A STUDY OF ALTERNATIVES FOR COMMEMORATING AND INTERPRETING THE ROLE OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 228, TO ESTABLISH THE SACRAMENTO-SAN JOAQUIN DELTA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 285, TO DESIGNATE THE VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE AS A UNIT OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 305, TO AUTHORIZE THE ACQUISITION OF CORE BATTLEFIELD LAND AT CHAMPION HILL, PORT GIBSON, AND RAYMOND FOR ADDITION TO VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 349, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO DESIGNATE A SEGMENT OF THE BEAVER, CHIPUXET, QUEEN, WOOD, AND PAWCATUCK RIVERS IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND FOR STUDY FOR POTENTIAL ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 371, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE BLACKSTONE RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, TO DEDICATE THE PARK TO JOHN H. CHAFEE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 476, A BILL TO AMEND THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL DEVELOPMENT ACT TO EXTEND THE AUTHORITY OF THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK COMMISSION.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 486, TO AUTHORIZE PEDESTRIAN AND MOTORIZED VEHICULAR ACCESS IN CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE RECREATIONAL AREA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 507, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE MANHATTAN PROJECT NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, AND HANFORD, WASHINGTON, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, concerning S. 615, TO ESTABLISH COLTSVILLE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, concerning S. 360, THE PUBLIC LANDS SERVICE CORPS ACT OF 2013.
Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 1574, A BILL TO AMEND THE DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE PRESERVATION ACT OF 1992 TO RENAME A SITE OF THE PARK.

MAY 2013

Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on the Senate Appropriations Committee, concerning THE 2014 PRESIDENT'S BUDGET REQUEST.

Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 586, A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE IN THE STATE OF ALASKA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

JUNE 2013

Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, concerning THE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

Statement of Cam Sholly, Associate Director, Visitor and Resources Protection, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Houose Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 412, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO DESIGNATE A SEGMENT OF THE NASHUA RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS FOR STUDY FOR POTENTIAL ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Cam Sholly, Associate Director, Visitor and Resources Protection, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Houose Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 664, TO ESTABLISH THE HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN AUBURN, NEW YORK, AND THE HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN CAROLINE, DORCHESTER, AND TALBOT COUNTIES, MARYLAND, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Cam Sholly, Associate Director, Visitor and Resources Protection, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Houose Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 1495 AND H.R. 2192—BILLS TO AMEND THE ACT POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE ANTIQUITIES ACT OF 1906.
Statement of Cam Sholly, Associate Director, Visitor and Resources Protection, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Houose Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 1497, TO AMEND TITLE 36, UNITED STATES CODE, TO ENSURE THAT MEMORIALS COMMEMORATING THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES MAY CONTAIN RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Cam Sholly, Associate Director, Visitor and Resources Protection, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Houose Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 1513, TO REVISE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK TO INCLUDE THE GETTYSBURG TRAIN STATION AND CERTAIN LAND ALONG PLUM RUN IN CUMBERLAND TOWNSHIP, TO LIMIT THE MEANS BY WHICH PROPERTY WITHIN SUCH BOUNDARIES MAY BE ACQUIRED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Statement of Cam Sholly, Associate Director, Visitor and Resources Protection, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Houose Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 2166, TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR AND SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO EXPEDITE ACCESS TO CERTAIN FEDERAL LANDS UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF EACH SECRETARY FOR GOOD SAMARITAN SEARCH-AND-RECOVERY MISSIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

JULY 2013

STATEMENT OF JONATHAN B. JARVIS, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, OF THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE CONCERNING PUBLIC IMPACTS OF CLOSING AMENITIES AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.

STATEMENT OF EILEEN SOBECK, ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INSULAR AREAS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONCERNING S. 1237, A BILL TO IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS IN THE INSULAR AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF SALLY JEWELL, SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT, AND RULEMAKINGS.
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNINGTHE NATIONAL BLUEWAYS SYSTEM.
STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, OF THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 304, TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONVEY TO THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TWO PARCELS OF SURPLUS LAND WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, OF THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 459, TO MODIFY THE BOUNDARY OF THE MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE IN THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, OF THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 2395, TO PROVIDE FOR DONOR CONTRIBUTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO BE DISPLAYED AT PROJECTS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE COMMEMORATIVE WORKS ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DR. HERBERT C. FROST, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, NATURAL RESOURCES STEWARDSHIP AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 930, TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCT A SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY OF THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE AND SURROUNDING LAND OF THE NEW PHILADELPHIA TOWN SITE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DR. HERBERT C. FROST, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, NATURAL RESOURCES STEWARDSHIP AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 163, A BILL TO DESIGNATE THE SLEEPING BEAR DUNES WILDERNESS AT SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN.
STATEMENT OF DR. HERBERT C. FROST, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, NATURAL RESOURCES STEWARDSHIP AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 706, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE BLACKSTONE RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, TO DEDICATE THE PARK TO JOHN H. CHAFEE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF JONATHAN B. JARVIS, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, FOR AN OVERSIGHT HEARING TO CONSIDER SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING OPTIONS TO SUPPORT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE'S EFFORTS TO ADDRESS DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONAL NEEDS.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 398, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL CREATION OF A NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 524, A BILL TO AMEND THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A STUDY OF THE PIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 618, A BILL TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCT CERTAIN SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDIES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 702, A BILL TO DESIGNATE THE QUINEBAUG AND SHETUCKET RIVERS VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR AS "THE LAST GREEN VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR".

STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 781, A BILL TO MODIFY THE BOUNDARY OF YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 782, A BILL TO AMEND PUBLIC LAW 101-377 TO REVISE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK TO INCLUDE THE GETTYSBURG TRAIN STATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 869, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE ALABAMA BLACK BELT NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 925, A BILL TO IMPROVE THE LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 974, A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN LAND CONVEYANCES IN THE STATE OF NEVADA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 995, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE NATIONAL DESERT STORM MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION TO ESTABLISH THE NATIONAL DESERT STORM AND DESERT SHIELD MEMORIAL AS A COMMEMORATIVE WORK IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1044, A BILL TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO INSTALL IN THE AREA OF THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA A SUITABLE PLAQUE OR AN INSCRIPTION WITH THE WORDS THAT PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRAYED WITH THE UNITED STATES ON D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1071, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO SUPPORT FACILITIES FOR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES OPERATED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1138, A BILL TO REAUTHORIZE THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1151, A BILL TO REAUTHORIZE AMERICA'S AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP IN THE STATE OF IOWA.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1157, A BILL TO REAUTHORIZE THE RIVERS OF STEEL NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, THE LACKAWANNA VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, THE DELAWARE AND LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, AND THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 1158, TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONTINUE STOCKING FISH IN CERTAIN LAKES IN THE NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK, ROSS LAKE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, AND LAKE CHELAN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1186, A BILL TO REAUTHORIZE THE ESSEX NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1252, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN SEGMENTS OF THE MISSISQUOI AND TROUT RIVER IN THE STATE OF VERMONT AS COMPONENTS OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1253, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN SEGMENTS OF THE FARMINGTON RIVER AND SALMON BROOK IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AS COMPONENTS OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1328, TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCT A SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY OF THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE AND SURROUNDING LAND OF THE NEW PHILADELPHIA TOWN SITE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 1339 A BILL TO REAUTHORIZE THE OHIO & ERIE NATIONAL HERITAGE CANALWAY.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING S. 916 AND H.R. 1033, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE ACQUISITION AND PROTECTION OF NATIONALLY SIGINIFICANT BATTLEFIELDS AND ASSOCIATED SITES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE WAR OF 1812 UNDER THE AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION PROGRAM.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 674, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO STUDY THE SUITABILITY AND FEASIBILITY OF DESIGNATING PREHISTORIC, HISTORIC, AND LIMESTONE FOREST SITES ON THE ISLAND OF ROTA, COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, AS A UNIT OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM.
STATEMENT OF STEPHANIE TOOTHMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 885, A BILL TO EXPAND THE BOUNDARY OF SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

AUGUST 2013

STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM AND THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING THE REVIEW OF UNITED STATES PARK POLICE WEAPONS ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM.

October 2013

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H. R. 298, TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCT A SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MILL SPRINGS BATTLEFIELD LOCATED IN PULASKI AND WAYNE COUNTIES, KENTUCKY, AND THE FEASABILITY OF ITS INCLUSION IN THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 1259, TO ESTABLISH COLTSVILLE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 1846, TO AMEND THE ACT ESTABLISHING THE LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, FOR THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION CONCERNING H.R. 2954, TO AUTHORIZE ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY THAT WAS FORMERLY PART OF SANTA ROSA ISLAND NATIONAL MONUMENT AND THAT WAS CONVEYED TO ESCAMBIA COUNTY SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON USE AND RECONVEYANCE.
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 3188, A BILL TO EXPEDITE THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SALVAGE TIMBER SALES AS PART OF FOREST SERVICE AND DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES FOR LANDS WITHIN THE STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST AND YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AND BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LANDS ADVERSLEY IMPACTED BY THE 2013 RIM FIRE IN CALIFORNIA.
STATEMENT OF JONATHAN B. JARVIS, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM AND THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING AS DIFFICULT AS POSSIBLE: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE'S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

November 2013

STATEMENT OF C. BRUCE SHEAFFER, COMPTROLLER, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 915, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE PEACE CORPS COMMEMORATIVE FOUNDATION TO ESTABLISH A COMMEMORATIVE WORK IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND ITS ENVIRONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

SSTATEMENT OF C. BRUCE SHEAFFER, COMPTROLLER, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 3286, TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO REIMBURSE STATES THAT USE STATE FUNDS TO OPERATE NATIONAL PARKS DURING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF C. BRUCE SHEAFFER, COMPTROLLER, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 3294, TO ESTABLISH A STREAMLINED PROCESS THROUGH WHICH A STATE MAY CLAIM AUTHORITY OVER AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL LANDS LOCATED IN THE STATE WITHOUT CLAIMING OWNERSHIP OF THE LAND, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF C. BRUCE SHEAFFER, COMPTROLLER, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 3311, TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH STATES TO ALLOW CONTINUED OPERATION OF FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN DETERMINED TO HAVE A DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT ON TOURISM, MINING, TIMBER, OR GENERAL TRANSPORTATION IN THE STATE AND WHICH OTHERWISE WOULD CEASE OPERATING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DURING A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THAT IS THE RESULT OF A LAPSE IN APPROPRIATIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, CONCERNING H.R. 3492, TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF HAND-PROPELLED VESSELS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, AND THE NATIONAL ELK REFUGE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.



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