Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), will represent DOI Secretary Sally Jewell. President Obama nominated Schneider for the position in November 2013. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn into office on May 16, 2014. As Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Ms. Schneider oversees four Interior Department bureaus – the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, including more than 12,000 employees and a combined budget of $1.5 billion. In this capacity she guides the Department's management and use of federal lands and waters and their associated mineral and non-mineral resources on about 245 million acres of federal surface lands, 700 million acres of federal mineral interests and the 1.7 billion acre Outer Continental Shelf.