House Natural Resources Committee

Federal Lands Subcommittee

Logging Industry, Tony's Wabeno RediMix, and Other Federal Lands Bills

1324 Longworth
Wed, 31 Jan 2024 15:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 674 (Rep. Newhouse), “Root and Stem Project Authorization Act of 2023”, to authorize industry-run environmental impact approvals for “healthy forest” logging;
  • H.R. 4297 (Rep. Neguse), “Bolts Ditch Act”;
  • H.R. 5443 (Rep. Lee of NV), “Accelerating Appraisals and Conservation Efforts Act” or “AACE Act”, to allow non-federal land appraisers who are appropriately credentialed in one state or territory to perform appraisal and valuation services on DOI’s behalf in any state or territory;
  • H.R. 6994 (Rep. Kim of CA), “Restoring Our Unopened Trails for Enjoyment and Safety (ROUTES) Act”, to require federal land managers to prioritize reopening trails, campsites, recreation areas, and roads within two years of a closure caused by a natural disaster, and give them emergency authority to do so without environmental reviews;
  • H.R. 7072 (Rep. Tiffany), “Wabeno Economic Development Act of 2024”, to convey a 14-acre parcel of Wisconsin forest to the concrete company to Tony’s Wabeno Redi-Mix, LLC.
  • Greg Smith, Associate Deputy Chief – National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service [All bills]
  • Tom Tallier, Supervisor, Forest County Board of Supervisors – District 8, Wabeno, Wisconsin [H.R. 7072]
  • Hannah Downey, Policy Director, Property and Environment Research Center [H.R. 674]
  • Dan Munsey, Fire Chief, San Bernardino County Fire Department [H.R. 6994]
  • Siri Roman, General Manager, Eagle River Water and Sanitation District, Vail, Colorado [H.R. 4297] (Democratic witness)
  • Sandy Adomatis, President, The Appraisal Institute, Chicago, Illinois [H.R. 5443] (Democratic witness)

Hearing memo