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PUBLIC WORKS FOR WATER AND POWER DEVELOPMENT AND ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION APPROPRIATION BILL,

BILL, 1974

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

U.S. Congress. SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
House. COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee, Chairman EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

HUNTER L. SPILLAN, GEORGE A. URIAN, and JOHN G. PLASHAL, Staff Assistants

PART 4

ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1973

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas TOM STEED, Oklahoma

JOSEPH M. MCDADE, Pennsylvania GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

LOUIS C. WYMAN, New Hampshire JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

BURT L. TALCOTT, California NEAL SMITH, Iowa

WENDELL WYATT, Oregon ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington WILLIAM J. SCHERLE, Iowa JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

ROBERT C. MCEWEN, New York JOHN J. MCFALL, California

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey

J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland

CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

EARL B. RUTH, North Carolina BOB CASEY, Texas

VICTOR V. VEYSEY, California
FRANK E. EVANS, Colorado

LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana
GUNN MCKAY, Utah
TOM BEVILL, Alabama
EDITH GREEN, Oregon
ROBERT O. TIERNAN, Rhode Island
BILL CHAPPELL, JR., Florida
BILL D. BURLISON, Missouri

KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director

GEORGE E. EVANS
ROBERT B. FOSTER
JOHN M. GARRITY
AUBREY A. GUNNELS
CHARLES G. HARDIN
JAY B. HOWE
F. MICHAEL HUGO
Thomas J. KINGFIELD
ROBERT L. KNISELY
RICHARD N. MALOW
MILTON B. MEREDITH

STAFF ASSISTANTS
AMERICO S. MICONI
DEMPSEY B. MIZELLE
ENID MORRISON
PETER J. MURPHY, Jr.
HENRY A. NEIL, Jr.
ROBERT C. NICHOLAS III
BYRON S. NIELSON
JOHN G. OSTHAUS
FREDERICK F. PFLUGER
JOHN G. PLASHAL
EDWIN F. POWERS

SAMUEL R. PRESTON
DONALD E. RICHBOURG
EARL C. SILSBY
G. HOMER SKARIN
CHARLES W. SNODGRASS
HUNTER L. SPILLAN
PAUL E. THOMSON
GEORGE A. URIAN
DEREK J. VANDER SCHAAF
J. DAVID WILLSON

SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS

C. R. ANDERSON
LEROY R. KIRKPATRICK

DAVID A. SCHMIDT

DENNIS F. CREEDON NOTE.—This Surveys and Investigations supervisory staff is supplemented by selected personnel borrowed on a reimbursable basis for varying lengths of time from various agencies to staff up specific studies and investigations. The current average annual fulltime personnel equivalent is approximately 42.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
GERARD J. CHOUINARD FRANCES MAY

AUSTIN G. SMITH
PAUL V. FARMER
GENEVIEVE A. MEALY

RANDOLPH THOMAS
SANDRA A. GILBERT
JANE A. MEREDITH

BETTY A. SWANSON
EVA K. HARRIS
LAWRENCE C. MILLER

SHARON K. TINSLEY
VIRGINIA MAY KEYSER MARY ALICE SAUER

GEMMA M. WEIBLINGER MARCIA L. MATTS

DALE M. SHOLAW

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PUBLIC WORKS FOR WATER AND POWER DEVELOP

MENT AND ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION APPROPRIATION BILL, 1974

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1973. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION

OPERATING EXPENSES

AND
PLANT AND CAPITAL EQUIPMENT

WITNESSES

DR. DIXY LEE RAY, CHAIRMAN, AEC
JAMES T. RAMEY, COMMISSIONER, AEC
CLARENCE E. LARSON, COMMISSIONER, AEC
WILLIAM O. DOUB, COMMISSIONER, AEC
ROBERT E. HOLLINGSWORTH, GENERAL MANAGER, AEC
L. MANNING MUNTZING, DIRECTOR OF REGULATION, AEC
JOHN P. ABBADESSA, CONTROLLER, AEC
M. C. GREER, ASSISTANT CONTROLLER FOR BUDGETS, AEC
MARTIN R. HOFFMAN, GENERAL COUNSEL
ROBERT L. HIRSCH, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF CONTROLLED THER-

MONUCLEAR RESEARCH

Mr. Evins. The committee will come to order. This morning we begin our hearings with the Atomic Energy Commission. We will place in the record at this point the general statement for operating expenses and the general statement for plant and capital equipment. [The information follows:]

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Pt.4

U. S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION

FY 1974 Budget Estimates
GENERAL STATEMENT FOR OPERATING EXPENSES

Estimate of Appropriation The budget estimates for Direct Program Operating Expenses for FY 1974 provide for total obligations of $2,662,050,000 to be funded by (1) a new appropriation of $1,754,750,000 (2) an estimated $692,000,000 to be received as revenues from non-Federal sources during the fiscal year, and (3) an unobligated balance of $215,300,000 available at the start of the year.

Estimates of costs and Obligations The budget estimates for this appropriation are stated in terms of accrued costs for each of the AEC's direct operating programs. "Accrued costs" denotes the actual application of labor, materials and services to the program during the year, but excludes depreciation of facilities used in the operations. The AEC does, however, maintain accounts for depreciation for the purpose of determining total costs of production and for use in establishing prices for services rendered or products sold to others.

The costs of operation are reconciled to the total obligations to be incurred during the year by estimating the build-up or decrease during the year of the resources that are to be applied to future years' operations. These estimates are included in the section titled "Increase or Decrease in Selected Resources" and include inventories and undelivered orders.

From total obligations are deducted the revenues estimated to be obtained from non-Federal sources in order to arrive at the amount of appropriations required. These revenues include income from the sale and lease of products, materials, services performed for others, and other miscellaneous sources. These revenues are identified and summarized under the tab "Revenues Applied."

Also this section includes a statement of AEC's Reimbursable Program (for the first time). This results from the change this year in the presentation of the Appendix to the President's Budget, whereby the Reimbursable Program has been consolidated with the Direct Program in AEC's Program and Financing schedule. In previous years the Reimbursable Program was included under the Advances and Reimbursements Schedule in the Budget Appendix that has now been eliminated. It should be noted that the costs and obligations related to the Reimbursable Program are not financed by AEC's appropriated funds but solely through reimbursable agreements with other Federal agencies.

The following table summarizes the accrued costs for AEC's Direct Program and for the Reimbursable Program, and the total obligations for each, for fiscal years 1972, 1973 and 1974. The detail justifications for the Direct Program activities are presented in the same order as they appear in this summary table.

Estimate

FY 1973

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SUMMARY OF ACCRUED OPERATING COSTS

BY PROGRAM RECONCILED TO NET OBLIGATIONS

Actual

FY 1972

Accrued Costs by Activity:

Direct Program:

Nuclear Materials

$ 383,195,703

Weapons

844,115,263

Naval Reactor Development

138,945,816

Civilian Reactor Development

260,443,390

Applied Energy Technology

12,562,144

Space Nuclear Systems ......

41,781,193

Physical Research

233,761,450

Controlled Thermonuclear Research ...

30,963,158

Biomedical and Environmental Research

88,541,751

Regulation Activities

26,839,745

Program Support ..........

143,752,580

Cost of Work for Others

17,874,864

Other Costs and Credits

2,256,861,839

Increase or decrease in Selected Resources

-6,497,089

Total obligations for Direct Program

2,250, 364,750

Less: Revenues Applied

259,486,062

Net Obligations (Financed by Appropriated Funds)

1.990.878.688

Reimbursable Program:

Sale of Products

Income from Services

Miscellaneous Income

Total Accrued Costs

Reimbursable Program

47,084,960
208,230,642

Increase or Decrease in Selected Resources

Total Obligations for Reimbursable Program
Less: Revenues from Other Federal Agencies
Net Obligations (Financed by Reimbursable Agreements with Other

Federal Agencies)

90.782.613

$112.514.851

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