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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED

AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1997

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND

RELATED AGENCIES

RALPH REGULA, Ohio, Chairman
JOSEPH M. MCDADE, Pennsylvania

SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
JIM KOLBE, Arizona

NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
JOE SKEEN, New Mexico

TOM BEVILL, Alabama
BARBARA F. VUCANOVICH, Nevada

DAVID E. SKAGGS, Colorado
CHARLES H. TAYLOR. North Carolina
GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, JR., Washington
JIM BUNN, Oregon
NOTE: Under Committee Rules, Mr. Livingston, as Chairman of the Full Committee, and Mr. Obey, as Ranking
Minority Member of the Full Committee, are authorized to sit as Members of all Subcommittees.
DEBORAH WEATHERLY, LORETTA BEAUMONT, JOEL KAPLAN, and CHRISTOPHER TOPIK,

Staff Assistants

PART 6

Testimony of Public Witnesses for Energy and Other Programs
Secretary of Energy

Department of Energy, Energy Conservation
Department of Energy, Fossil Energy
Department of Energy, Omice of Hearing and Appeals

Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art ...
Institute of Museum Services
Commission on Fine Arts
Kennedy Center
Smithsonian Institution

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana, Chairman JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana

SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida

LOUIS STOKES, Ohio RALPH REGULA, Ohio

TOM BEVILL, Alabama JERRY LEWIS, California

JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois

CHARLES WILSON, Texas HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky

NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington JOE SKEEN, New Mexico

MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia

JULIAN C. DIXON, California TOM DELAY, Texas

VIC FAZIO, California JIM KOLBE, Arizona

W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina BARBARA F. VUCANOVICH, Nevada

STENY H. HOYER, Maryland JIM LIGHTFOOT, Iowa

RICHARD J. DURBIN, Illinois RON PACKARD, California

RONALD D. COLEMAN, Texas SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama

ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia JAMES T. WALSH, New York

JIM CHAPMAN, Texas CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina

MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio

DAVID E. SKAGGS, Colorado ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma

NANCY PELOSI, California HENRY BONILLA, Texas

PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan

THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania DAN MILLER, Florida

ESTEBAN EDWARD TORRES, California JAY DICKEY, Arkansas

NITA M. LOWEY, New York JACK KINGSTON, Georgia

RAY THORNTON, Arkansas
FRANK RIGGS, California

JOSÉ E. SERRANO, New York
MIKE PARKER, Mississippi
RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi
MICHAEL P. FORBES, New York
GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, JR., Washington
JIM BUNN, Oregon
MARK W. NEUMANN, Wisconsin

JAMES W. DYER, Clerk and Staff Director

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELAT

ED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1997

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1996. TESTIMONY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND OTHER

INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

DOE

WITNESS DIANE DE VAUL, DIRECTOR OF POLICY, NORTHEAST MIDWEST INSTITUTE

Mr. REGULA (presiding). Good morning. Let's start the hearing for the Interior Subcommittee. I appreciate the fact that you are all here to testify. I reluctantly have to say that we have five minutes per person, and I will be tapping the gavel if it goes beyond that because otherwise we're not going to stay on schedule, and we've got a lot of witnesses to hear from. So I hope you will respect the time limitations.

Our first witness today is with the Northeast Midwest Institute, Diane De Vaul.

And I will say that all of your testimony will be made a part of the record, and certainly the staff will examine it carefully, and so, if you can summarize, it will be very helpful. Thank you for coming.

Ms. DE VAUL. Thank you. I'll try and do that.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the opportunity to testify today on behalf of the Northeast Midwest Institute. Realizing you have difficult choices to make in the days ahead, I appreciate the opportunity to explain the importance of three areas of DOE's budget that are particularly important to the region: OITs industrial programs, the energy information administration, and funding for State energy offices which includes both the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Conservation Program.

Our 18 States, as you know, are energy-consuming States dependent on other regions of the country and other countries for the energy that drives their economies. Characterized often by high energy prices, older buildings, and older manufacturing plants, energy efficiency remains our most important energy resource. The future of this country and our region depends on a healthy manufacturing base. Industry uses the most energy of any sector of the economy and generates the most waste. Non-productive expenditures on industrial pollution abatement and control are expected to

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