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To provide for the consolidation of the Office of Fossil Energy and the

Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the Department of Energy

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 5, 1997
Mr. DOYLE (for himself, Mr. CALVERT, Mr. BROWN of California, Mr. ROE-

MER, Mr. MOLLOITAN, Mr. COYNE, Mr. COBURN, Mr. GORION, Mr.
KUINK, Mr. MASCARA, Mr. VEY, Mr. FOLEY, Ms. LOFGREN, Mr. ENG
Lish of Pennsylvania, and Mr. ROTTRABACHER) introduced the following
bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science

A BILL

To provide for the consolidation of the Office of Fossil En

ergy and the Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the Department of Energy.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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(1) the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil

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tract authority, grants and contract utilization, and

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in-house research and development to meet the en

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ergy research needs of the United States;

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(2) the goals of these offices are similar, and

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the energy technology missions and objectives over

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lap in areas such as advanced materials, biomass, al

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ternative fuels, high-temperature superconductivity,

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and hydrogen;

(3) a unified organizational structure for these offices could provide appropriate direction and oversight of their programmatic work;

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(4) a unified organizational structure provides

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(6) better use could be made of the resources

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available in the field offices of these energy offices,

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improving collaboration and clarifying the distinction between operational issues and programmatic issues.

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1 SEC. 2. CONSOLIDATION.

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(a) REQUIREMENT.—Before October 1, 1998, the

3 Secretary of Energy shall consolidate the Office of Fossil

4 Energy and the Office of Renewable Energy and Energy 5 Efficiency into an Office of Energy Technology. Such con

6 solidation shall be carried out in a manner that minimizes

7 delay and disruption to ongoing energy research, develop

8 ment, and demonstration programs. 9 (b) ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATIOX—Through in

10 creased efficiencies resulting from the elimination of dupli

11 cation of functions in such areas as program planning, pol

12 icy analysis, external communications, and administrative

13 services, the consolidation carried out under subsection (a)

14 shall result by October 1, 1998, in a reduction by 25 of

15 the number of headquarters employees, determined on a 16 full-time equivalent basis, as compared to personnel levels

17 on the date of the enactment of this Act at the head

18 quarters of the two offices being consolidated.

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(c) ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY TECH

20 YOLOGY.—(1) There shall be appointed an Assistant Sec

21 retary of Energy for Energy Technology, whose duties

22 shall include the preparation and transmittal to Congress

23 of the documents required under section 3, and the direc

24 tion and supervision of the Office of Energy Technology 25 established pursuant to this section.

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(2) Section 203(a) of the Department of Energy Or

2 ganization Act (42 U.S.C. 7133(a)) is amended by strik

3 ing “eight” and inserting in lieu thereof “seven”.

4 SEC. 3. POLICY AND PROGRAM PLANS.

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The Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology shall,

6 within 6 months after the date of the enactment of this

7 Act, prepare and transmit to the Congress

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(1) a strategic plan and policy agenda for the

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(2) a multiyear program plan for that Office for

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105ru CONGRESS

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S. 965

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEPTEMBER 17, 1997
Referred to the Committee on Science

AN ACT To amend title II of the Hydrogen Future Act of 1996

to extend an authorization contained therein, and for other purposes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION OF APPRO

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PRIATIONS.

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Section 202 of the Hydrogen Future Act of 1996

6 (Public Law 104–271) is amended by striking “1997 and 7 1998, to remain available until September 30, 1999" and 8 inserting "1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, to remain avail

9 able until September 30, 2002".

Passed the Senate September 16, 1997.

Attest:

GARY SISCO,

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