Subcommittee Hearing: EMR Legislative Hearing – November 14, 2019

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Alan Lowenthal

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on the following bill:

  • H.R. 4248 (Rep. Cartwright), To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to allow the Secretary of the Interior to delegate certain emergency reclamation activities to the States and Tribes, and for other purposes. “Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019.”

Witness List 

Panel I 

Rep. Matt Cartwright 

Pennsylvania, 8th District 

Panel II 

Mr. John Stefanko (testimony)

Deputy Secretary, Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations 

PA Department of Environmental Protection 

on behalf of 

Interstate Mining Compact Commission 

National Association of Abandoned Mine Programs 

Harrisburg, PA 

Mr. Jason Walsh (testimony)

Executive Director 

BlueGreen Alliance 

Washington, DC 

Mr. Robert Hughes (testimony)

Executive Director 

Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR) 

Ashley, PA 

Mr. Alan Edwards (testimony)

Deputy Director, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality 

Administrator, Wyoming Abandoned Mine Land Program 

Cheyenne, WY 

Additional written testimony provided by OSMRE can be found here.