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Fiscal year 1986 awards for this program to date by activity and institution are as follows:
Minority Institution Research Travel (MIRT) - Ten (10) institutions have received approval for eighteen (18) trips in support of research activities for faculty and students. $13,450 has been obligated with an average cost of $ 700-800 dollars per trip. Institutions represented are:
Infrastructure Support and Private Sector Interrelationships These two activities will be awarded as the result of a competitive procurement. The awards are scheduled for the late summer and will cover two fiscal years. The budget is sufficient to fund two awards in each activity.
for the record, a list of specific studies Sin FT 86 and FY 87 with total estimated
Question: Provide for the record.
der contracts cost of each.
of Policy, Planning and Analysis has neetfic studies for the estimated costs
Answer: The Office of Policy, Plann approved the following specific studies for Indicated:
At this point in the project development process, the Office of Policy, Planning and Analysis does not have a list of approved studies to be performed under contract in FY 87. Its FY 87 request for policy and system studies is $4,500,000. This request will continue to provide a high level of quality for both shortand long-term studies and analyses. Results from these studies are important for the continued development and refinement of energy policy in a consistent and effective manner. In addition to short- and long-term studies, efforts will be directed toward continuous monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting of the Nation's energy production, supply, and markets.
Congressional, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs
Question: Please provide a breakdown of program direction for the separate offices including Congressional Affairs with levels and FTE's (both requested and consumed) for FY 85, 86 and 87.
Answer: Staffing and funding levels for these offices are provided in the following table:
Question: Provide a listing of analyses and studies which are contracted for in the Division of Competition for FY 86 and FY 87.
Answer: Presently, the Division of Competition has no analyses or studies under contract. The funds requested for FY 86 and FY 87 are or will be available if, and when, contractor assistance is required. There are several efforts underway in the Division that may require contractor assistance including oil pipeline deregulation, oil pipeline financial characteristics, and investment strategies of restructured petroleum companies.
Question: Please provide the levels of funding in FY 86 and 87 for the new Office of Public Liaison, CERT (Indian affairs) and any other activities which were funded through the Office of the Secretary.
Answer: Program direction funding for the newly established Office of Public Liaison for FY 86 is $241,000 and FY 87 is $250,000. No program support funding is required for this Office since all activities and functions will be carried out by our staff. I feel that we can continue to manage this program effectively without contractor assistance, as we have in the past. The public liaison function was the only program transferred from the Office of the Secretary. Contractual funding for the Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) is $289,000 for FY 86 and $200,000 for FY 87.
Question: Please explain in detail the need for an increase in policy studies. List all studies contracted for in FY 86 and FY 87 with funding levels.
Answer: The funding for International Policy Studies assists the Office of International Affairs in carrying out its responsibilities for formulating international energy policy, assessing and analyzing current global energy trends and developments, and advising the Secretary on international energy issues. These studies, models, data acquisitions, etc., provide a basis for examining and assessing developments in the world energy situation which may affect both domestic energy objectives and cooperative energy efforts with other nations. These policy studies provide independent views on complex and continually changing international energy issues. The Office of International Affairs requires these Independent, objective views to broaden its analytical base for policy formulation.
The FY 1987 Department Request for International Policy Studies is $1,700,000. This amount exceeds by $737,000 the FY 1986 adjusted appropriation. The need for increased support is primarily related to the area of international R&D collaboration. These policy studies will provide the basis for implementing the Secretary's goal of increasing international involvement as a means of maintaining scientific momentum consistent with increasingly stringent budget requirements. Through persuasive international R&D policy that convinces our allies of the merits of increased collaboration, R&D program cost savings of more than twenty million dollars per year are clearly feasible.
The IA studies provide the intellectual capital to formulate R&D collaboration policies consistent with overall foreign policy, to improve our ability to understand foreign country energy technology programs within the context of their overall energy policy. Those studies also help to develop strategies that will ensure that our international collaboration activities will provide significant benefits to this country and assist us in negotiating positions for bargaining with specific countries, including possible multiple technology arrangements.
Our policy studies money also provide the funding to develop and operate essential management information systems on our international agreements and their related commitments; on the status of agreements in negotiation and the key negotiating points; on administrative arrangements and impediments so that prompt, effective action may be taken to ensure efficient collaboration; on total foreign travel to improve coordination and reduce excess travel; and on foreign visitors and assignees to U.S. facilities to improve control of technology transfer.