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Domenici, Hon. Pete V., a U.S. Senator from the State of New Mexico......

Heilman, Col. James H., Deputy Director, Headquarters USAF Directorate of

Space, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans and Operations, accompanied by Col.
Roger McClain, Chief, Defense and Surveillance Division, Directorate of
Space Systems and Command Control Communications Deputy Chief of
Staff Research Development and Acquisition; and Mr. Stephen Hathaway,

Headquarters USAF Engineering and Services Center, Tyndall AFB, FL.......

Hess, Col. George, USAF, Director, Survivability, Lethality & Key Technol-

ogies, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization....

McClure, Hon. James A., a U.S. Senator from the State of Idaho.

Rusche, Ben C., Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management,

Department of Energy.

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Stello, Victor, Executive Director for Operations, Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission, accompanied by Robert B. Minogue, Director, Office of Nuclear
Regulatory Research, and Dr. Charles Kelber, Associate Director for Scien-
tific Programs, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research .......
Vaughan, James W., Jr., Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy,
Department of Energy....

APPENDIX III
Responses to additional committee questions..........

APPENDIX IV Additional material submitted for the record .....

MONDAY, MAY 5, 1986

STATEMENTS
Anderson, Edwyna G., chairperson, Subcommittee on Nuclear Waste Disposal,
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and commission-

er, Michigan Public Service Commission .............
Armijo, Dr. Joseph S., manager, nuclear systems technology operation, Gener-

al Electric Co.............. Arnold, Dr. W.H., general manager, Advanced Energy Systems Division, Wes

tinghouse Electric Corp....... Chernock, Warren P., vice president, advanced nuclear systems, nuclear

power systems, Combustion Engineering, Inc
Davis, Frederick G., senior legislative affairs representative, Edison Electric

Institute
Dean, Dr. Richard A., senior vice president, GA Technologies, Inc.................
Domenici, Hon. Pete V., a U.S. Senator from the State of New Mexico.............
McDonald, John, division director, Atomics International Segment of Rocket-

dyne Division, Rockwell International...........
Mynatt, Fred R., Associate Director, Nuclear and Engineering Technologies,

Oak Ridge National Laboratory .........
Till, Dr. Charles E., Associate Laboratory Director, Engineering Research,

Argonne National Laboratory
Walker, Richard F., chairman and president, Public Service Co. of Colorado
and chairman, Gas-Cooled Reactor Associates

APPENDIX V Responses to additional committee questions.

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1986

STATEMENTS
Bradley, Hon. Bill, a U.S. Senator from the State of New Jersey.....
Dean, Dr. Stephen 0., president, Fusion Power Associates .....
Dworkin, Dr. Howard J., chief, Department of Nuclear Medicine, William

Beaumont Hospital, on behalf of the American College of Nuclear Physi-
cians and the Society of Nuclear Medicine, accompanied by Dr. William
Ashburn, University of California Medical Center, Department of Nuclear
Medicine; Dr. Alfred P. Wolf, Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven Na-
tional Laboratory; and Robert Wilbur, director of the Conjoint Washington
Office of the Society and the College...........

.................. Evans, Hon. Daniel J., a U.S. Senator from the State of Washington ............. Trivelpiece, Dr. Alvin W., Director, Office of Energy Research, Department of

Energy ..............................
Walker, Mary L., Assistant Secretary, Environment, Safety and Health, De-

partment of Energy, accompanied by Geoffrey Judge, Acting Director,
Office of Budget and Administration, Environment, Safety and Health,
Department of Energy...........

APPENDIX VI
Responses to additional committee questions...

APPENDIX VII
Additional material submitted for the record .. ...................................

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS-FISCAL YEAR 1987 (Conservation and Renewable Energy and Fossil

Energy)

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1986

U.S. SENATE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES,

Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 2:10 p.m., in room SD-366, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. Pete V. Domenici, presiding.

Present: Senators Domenici, Hecht, Evans, and Ford.

Also present: Marilyn Meigs, professional staff member; Benjamin S. Cooper, professional staff member for the minority; and James T. Bruce, counsel for the minority.

Senator DOMENICI. The subcommittee will come to order. Thank you for being here, Senator, and we will try to expedite the hear

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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. PETE V. DOMENICI, A U.S.

SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO Senator DOMENICI. Although the Department of Energy budget is nearly unchanged, $12.1 billion in fiscal year 1987 compared to $11.97 in fiscal year 1986, about a 1-percent increase over 1986, it seems that the programs supporting fossil fuel, solar and renewable energy and conservation are taking a substantial reduction, anywhere from 47 to 58 percent.

Many believe that the priority of the proposed budget is shortsighted and does not reflect the priorities that Congress desires or that are good for the country. I understand we are under severe fiscal restraint, and clearly the office will try to have some balance in the energy programs.

The R&D policy is one that should be within the limits of our foresight and should insure some stability in reducing dependence on foreign energy sources and should not be oscillating as much as the world oil prices which are out of our control. Cost effective R&D is essential. Ultimately it has the chance to provide us with adequate technologies, hopefully when we need them.

Today our purpose is to take testimony in the hope that Congress and the administration, as we move through the year, can come up

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with some changes in priorities that were in the President's budget so we will have a more balanced R&D program.

[A prepared statement submitted for the record by Senator Bingaman follows:]

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JEFF BINGAMAN
Department of Energy Fiscal Year 19871 Budget
Conservation, Renewable and Fossil Energy Programs
March 17, 1986

I thank Senator Domenici and Senator Ford for holding

this hearing to review the proposed budget for Conservation, Renewable, and Fossil Energy programs within the Department

of Energy. The Administration has been trying for almost six

years to decimate the worthwhile federal energy research and development initiatives in these areas. I have opposed this short-sighted policy in the past and will do so more vigorously now and in the future.

It seems to me to be another example of the Administration's misplaced priorities. The magnitude of the cuts in the President's proposed budget are particularly unwise as we face a very uncertain energy future. The recent

rapid decline in oil prices will inevitably mean greater

dependence on importeå crude oil and petroleum products and the displacement of domestic supplies. We see the continuing reduction in capital expenditures by the major oil companies in exploration and development activities and the permanent loss of low volume stripper wells by many of our own independents. Further, the volatility of the Middle East

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