Oversight Hearing on 'State Perspectives on BLM's Draft Planning 2.0 Rule', United States House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 7, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the July 7, 2016, hearing, "Oversight Hearing on 'State Perspectives on BLM's Draft Planning 2.0 Rule'" before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Jim Lyons: "Thank you for the opportunity to present the views of the Department of the Interior regarding the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) proposed planning rule. The proposed planning rule is part of the BLM's ongoing efforts to improve the way that the BLM develops land use plans that guide the management of the public lands administered by the Bureau as authorized by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). This proposed new rule is the culmination of over two years of outreach and discussion with state and local governments, communities, stakeholders, other governmental partners, and the public and reflects many of the lessons learned and best practices developed over the last 40 years of land use planning. This proposed rule responds to the recommendations and concerns raised by state and local governments, stakeholders, and the public to modernize and improve our land use planning process in ways that make our efforts more collaborative, transparent, and efficient." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jim Lyons, Kathleen Clarke, Jeff Fontaine, Jim Ogsbury, and Chuck McAfee.

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