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THE OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL

POLICY ACT OF 1969

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Printed for the use of the
Committees on Public Works and Interior and Insular Affairs

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

76-2480

WASHINGTON : 1972

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia, Chairman
EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky
B. EVERETT JORDAN, North Carolina J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware
BIRCH BAYH, Indiana

HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., Tennessee
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico

ROBERT J. DOLE, Kansas THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri

JAMES L. BUCKLEY, New York MIKE GRAVEL, Alaska

ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont JOHN V. TUNNEY, California

KARL E. MUNDT, North Dakota
LLOYD BENTSEN, Texas

M. BARRY MEYER, Chief Counsel and Chief Clerk
BAILEY GUARD, Minority Clerk; THOMAS C. JORLING, Minority Counsel
JOSEPH F. VAN VLADRICKEN and LEON G. BILLINGS, Senior Staff Members

PHILIP T. CUMMINGS and Don ALEXANDER, A88istant Counsels
Professional and research staff: REBECCA BEAUREGARD, HAROLD H. BRAYMAN, PAUL CHIMES,

FRANCES T. CLARK, KATHERINE Y. CUDLIPP, KATHALEEN R. E. FORCUM, ANN GARRABRANT, RICHARD D. GRUNDY, RICHARD E. HEROD, CLARK NORTON, JUDY PARENTE, DAVID SANDOVAL, SALLY WALKER, RICHARD W. Wilson, and John W. YAGO, Jr.

COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado ALAN BIBLE, Nevada

LEN B. JORDAN, Idaho FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota

HENRY BELLMON, Oklahoma LEE METCALF, Montana

JAMES L. BUCKLEY, New York MIKE GRAVEL, Alaska

JERRY T. VERKLER, Staff Director
WILLIAM J. VAN NESS, Chief Counsel
DANIEL DREYFUS, Professional Staff Member

MARY JANE DUE, Staff Coun:
CHARLES COOK, Minority Counsel

CONTENTS

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Page

Anderson, Frederick R., editor-in-chief, Environmental Law Reporter---

Carr, Albert V., attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Power

Commission

Crampton, Roger C., Chairman, Administrative Conference of the United

States

Prepared statement -

Freeman, George C., Jr., attorney, Hunton, Williams, Gay, & Gibson..

Prepared statement...

Gavin, Emmitt J., Assistant to the Chairman, Federal Power Commission.-

Goldstein, Daniel, Assistant General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.-

Gooch, Gordon, General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.-

Gould, Franklin P., staff attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal

Power Commission.-

Hoffman, Martin R., General Counsel, Atomic Energy Commission.-

Journey, Drexel D., Deputy General Counsel, Federal Power Commission--

Karaganis, Joseph, counsel, Izaak Walton League---

Kennedy, William F., associate general counsel, General Electric Co.----

Lucas, Kenneth, assistant to the Chairman, Federal Power Commission--

Morton, Hon. Rogers C. B., Secretary, Department of the Interior..

Nassikas, Hon. John N., Chairman, Federal Power Commission.-

Phillips, T. A., Chief, Bureau of Power, Federal Power Commission..

Ramey, James T., Commissioner, Atomic Energy Commission-----

Roisman, Anthony Z., Sierra Club_-

Ruckelshaus, Hon. William D., Administrator, Environmental Protection

Agency

Savoy, Willard W., Assistant Director, Office of Public Information, Fed-

eral Power Commission.-

Schlesinger, Dr. James R., Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission.

Simes, James J., Deputy Chief, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power

Commission

Speth, J. G., Natural Resources Defense Council..

T'rain, Dr. Russell E., Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality-

Warren, Frederick H., adviser on environmental quality, Federal Power

Commission

389

411

Page 350 350 350

Gavin, Emmett J., Assistant to the Chairman, Federal Power Commission.-
Goldstein, Daniel, Assistant General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.-
Gooch, Gordon, General Counsel, Federal Power Commission--
Gould, Franklin P., staff attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal

Power Commission.-
Journey, Drexel D., Deputy General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.-
Lucas, Kenneth, Assistant to the Chairman, Federal Power Commission.-
Nassikas, Hon. John N., Chairman, Federal Power Commission-----
Philips, T. A., Chief, Bureau of Power, Federal Power Commission---
Savoy, Willard W., Assistant Director, Office of Public Information, Fed-

eral Power Commission.-
Simes, James J., Deputy Chief, Bureau of Natural Gas, Federal Power

Commission
Warren, Frederick H., adviser on environmental quality, Federal Power

Commission

350 350 350 350 350

350

350

350

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1972 (P. 459)
Freeman, George C., Jr., attorney, Hunton, Williams, Gay & Gibson.-.

Prepared statement-
Karaganis, Joseph, counsel, Izaak Walton League---
Kennedy, William F., associate general counsel, General Electric Co----
Roisman, Anthony Z., Sierra Club------
Speth, J. G., Natural Resources Defense Council.

481 491 509 467 473 460

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1972
Morton, Hon. Rogers C. B., Secretary, Department of the Interior---
Ruckelshaus, Hon. William D., Administrator, Environmental Protection

Agency

527

545

ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS AND MATERIAL

Administrative Conference of the United States, information concerning-- 424
Baker, Hon. Howard H., U.S. Senator from the State of Tennessee :
Letters :
From :

Gordon Gooch, General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.. 409
Martin R. Hoffmann, General Counsel, Atomic Energy
Commission

409 Russell E. Train, Chairman, Council On Environmental Quality

407, 573 Timothy Atkeson, General Counsel, Council On Environmental Quality

574 William D. Ruckelshaus, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency-

405, 567

To:

Russell E. Train, Chairman, Council on Environmental
Quality

572
William D. Ruckelshaus, Administrator, Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, dated March 21, 1972--

404, 564 Hunter, E. A., president and general manager, Utah Power & Light Co., letter to Senator Randolph--

11 Morton, Hon. Rogers C. B., Secretary, Department of the Interior, letter to Senator Baker dated March 15, 1972-

544 Nassikas, Hon. John N., Chairman, Federal Power Commission, material supplied by: Cases before the court of appeals---

376 Impact of NEPA on summer 1972 electric power adequacy

365 New large steam-electric generating units scheduled for service by summer 1972.-

365 Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act-

369, 375 Mid- and long-term power capacity needs..

366 Nuclear steam generating units scheduled for service October 1972 through December 1975---

367 Fossil-fueled steam generating units scheduled for service October 1972 through December 1975--

367 Staff summary of FPC rulemaking with environmental significance--- 382

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