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OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB
REPLACE STEAM LINE INSULATION
NOTE: THIS LIST IS TENTATIVE. IT IS CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED BY THE ADDITION OF NEW PROJECTS AS THEY ARE DEVELOPED
Question: How much is requested for the program of conservation surveys? Please provide a list of planned surveys.
Answer: The FY 1985 request for In-house Energy Management includes $2 million for surveys and studies. The following is a current backlog of surveys and studies awaiting funding. We are currently updating this list and adding additional studies, and the final selection of individual studies for FY 1985 will be made in late Summer. We normally fund some small amount of centralized studies at Headquarters, such as the boiler operator training program, which also identi. fies central steam plant retrofits; the planned steam trap survey and repair program; and some small amount of conceptual design for line item projects selected for future years funding. This amount is shown at the bottom of the list for Headquarters use.
Bldg Energy Survey, Applied Sciences Center Argonne National Lab
Gas Turbine/Cogen Study Argonne National Lab
Optimization of Cogen EBR II Argonne National Lab
Reduce Deep Well Pump Power Consumption Brookhaven National Lab
Energy Monitoring and Control Study Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Powerline Carrier Expansion Survey Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor
Energy Monitoring and Control Study
Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor Distribution Survey Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Laboratory Thermographic Survey Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
C & D Site Central Chilled Water, PH.2 Study Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Heating Ceiling Plenum Supply Air Supply Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Survey "All Electric" Heating & Cooling Unit Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Phase 1-A Lab Admin Bldg Controls Survey Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Process De-ionized Chilled Water Survey
Laboratory Electric Motor Survey, PH.2
Evaluate Pressurized Condensate Return System vs.
Upgrading Existing System Mound Laboratory
Off Hours Generation of Cooling, w/Storage Study
50,000 45,000 45,000 35,000
Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute
Central Heating/Cooling Evaluation Rocky Flats Plant
Energy Audit Bldgs 881 & 883 Rocky Flats Plant
Trash Burning Steam Generator Study Rocky Flats Plant
Convert Stack Gas To Inert Purging Media Study Rocky Flats Plant Energy
Energy Audit, Bldgs 776, 777 & 778 Los Alamos National Laboratory
Power Plant Back-Pressure Turbine Study Los Alamos National Laboratory
Energy Conservation Study of Selected Bldgs Kansas City Plant
Temperature & Humidity Controlled Areas Runaround
Loop Study Kansas City Plant
Chilled Water Secondary Systems - Variable
Flow Study Kansas City Plant
Reduced Fan Speed Study Idaho National Laboratory
Central Area Cafeteria Heat Recovery Study Idaho National Laboratory
Energy Conservation Study of MHD Facilities Idaho National Laboratory
ATR Power Generation, Phase III Study Fernald Feed Materials Energy Monitoring
and Control & Production Center
Central Plant Study
Animal Exhaust Recirculation
Chilled Water & Brine Pumping Systems Study
Survey LCW Systems
Survey Nova Laser Facility Energy Use
Energy Conservation Survey of 17 Bldgs
73,000 47,000 53,000 60,000 30,000 17,000
Headquarters Central programs such as Steam trap program, and boiler operator training program, and conceptual design for future In-house Energy Management Construction Line Items.
350,000 Total backlog
$2,605,000 Technical Information Management Program
Question: Please provide a break down by object classification of the $15.4 million requested for the Technical Information Management Program:
Question: Provide a list of activities or services which are contracted for outside the agency:
Acquisition of technical information data base tapes
and information tapes Computerized cataloging and information systems devel
opment and operation Evaluation and processing request for information
products Stocking, maintaining files, controls and distributing
products of information
information advanced technology, products and services Employee training and physical examinations
Question: Describe any analysis by the Department to assess the desirability of contracting out more of these activities.
Answer: The contracted activities listed in the previous question comprise approximately 60% of the TIMP funding. The remain ing funds will be used to support the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) program management, policy development, oversight and appraisal staff, and management of .
classified and sensitive information. Since 1977, our analysis of technical information activities has resulted in the activities of over 100 DOE positions being contracted out.
DOE (OSTI) management has been systematically analyzing additional activities that can be contracted out, including the printing facility in 1985.
Question: For the record, provide all amounts requested by DOE in FY 84 and FY 85 for consulting services, with the appropriations account and program, and a description of the need for consulting services.
Answer: Following is a schedule showing anticipated Department of Energy obligations for consulting and related services in FY 84 and FY 85. This schedule provides a breakdown by appropriation and major program. Amounts for other related services are included because these services, such as, advisory Committee expenses, special studies, and some contractor provided management services are similar to consulting services. The Department traditionally shows both consulting and the other services in request materials to Congress.
The Department of Energy's general need for consulting services is to provide the technical expertise and assistance necessary to satisfy the objectives of the diverse programs and to meet national energy related needs. The services are deemed most cost effective (1) because of a lack of specific expertise; (2) because corroboration of conclusions generated in-house are necessary and (3) because the use of consulting services are necessary to increase our ability to provide quick responses to high priority deadlines. Consultants are used to provide advice in designing and developing systems and systems engineering methods; conduct independent evaluations, reviews, and studies; provide unbiased judgements on and new insights to critical program issues; and advise on alterate methods and techniques of accomplishing objectives for such programs as waste management, alcohol and synthetic fuels, and energy related R&D.
The alternative to using consulting services is to expand available staffs to meet requirements. This is not practical because some of the necessary expertise needed to successfully satisfy program requirements is not currently available anywhere in government. Additionally, such expertise cannot be hired by the government because the Federal pay ceiling is not comparable to that of industry. Because the need for consulting services fluctuates, the use of full or part-time employees on a permanent basis is not a feasible alternative. A reduction in the use of consulting services would adversely impact the Department's ability to perform all mission responsibilities in a prompt and thorough manner considering the need to comply with ever changing Federal initiatives, regulations and Congressional mandates.