House hearing on royalty collection at Interior
The House Natural Resources Committee is holding an oversight hearing this Wednesday on royalty collection issues at the Interior Department.

The witness list includes Kevin Gambrell, the former director of DOI's Farmington Indian Minerals Office who was ousted after raising questions about money owed to Navajo beneficiaries. David Lester, the executive director of the Council of Energy Resource Tribes, is also slated to testify.

The hearing is part of the committee's ongoing look at management issues at Interior.

Committee Notice:
Full Committee Oversight Hearing: “Royalties at Risk” (March 28, 2007)

Inspector General Report:
Minerals Management Service's Compliance Review Process (December 2006)

GAO Letter:
Suggested Areas for Oversight for the 110th Congress (November 17, 2006)

Inspector General Testimony:
Devaney Interior Department: A Culture of Managerial Irresponsibility and Lack of Accountability? (September 2006)

Inspector General Report:
Allegations Concerning Senior Officials of the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians (May 2005)

Relevant Links:
Government Accountability Office:
Office of Special Trustee - http://www.ost.doi.gov

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