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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 0:53:10 to 0:56:10
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Elton Gallegly

0:53:06 to 0:53:27( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: the sale be accomplished at no cost to the taxpayers. i support the bill and the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. t ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from south carolina. mr. brown: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from california, the author of

Elton Gallegly

0:53:10 to 0:56:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Elton Gallegly

Elton Gallegly

0:53:28 to 0:53:48( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: the bill, mr. gallegly. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. mr. gallegly: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. gallegly: i want to thank the gentlelady from guam for her work on this and i rise in strong support of h r. 129.

Elton Gallegly

0:53:49 to 0:54:10( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: this bill woul authorize the forest service to convey a small parcel of land on the perimeter of the los padres national forest to the white lotus foundation. in 1983, the white lotus foundation inherited property in the hills above santa barbara, california, on the

Elton Gallegly

0:54:11 to 0:54:32( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: board over hoss padres national forest -- on the border of los padres national forest. after operating in this area for years, the forest service notified them of a parcel .05 acres, just a few actual swear feet, of encroachment on the forest service land.

Elton Gallegly

0:54:33 to 0:54:54( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: it required them to remove all encroachments by december 31, 2008, or they would begin enforcement action. the encroachment in question is located on a loop of the only road that allows white lotus and the rest of the public access to and from the white lotus property. due to the steep topography,

Elton Gallegly

0:54:55 to 0:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: the foundation has no other reasonable alternatives. the loop lies on flat ground which was held for the purpose of providing space for uipment storage for fire and flood emergencies and provided access to a water pump and other necessary equipment. there is no other flat ground on which to move these items

Elton Gallegly

0:55:17 to 0:55:38( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: and without this space, the foundation would be force to cease operations. my legislation will not cost the taxpayers a single penny. the white lotus foundation will pay for the land, the survey and all administrative costs. there are no exempleses from environmental laws. the land in question is not

Elton Gallegly

0:55:39 to 0:55:59( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: protected by wilderness or other specifically designated area. finally, my legislation does not even mandate this land be von kayed. it merely allows the forest service to convey the land and to determine the amount to be conveyed, meaning if the forest service does not feel the land conveyance is in the best

Elton Gallegly

0:56:00 to 0:56:10( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: interest, it does not have to sell any federal land to the white lotus foundation. in closing, i want to thank the chairman, chairman rahall, the ranking member, mr. hastings,

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