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STAGES IN DEVELOPING CORPORATE RESPONSE

COORDINATOR - Appoint a coordinator to handle your company's response. He may assemble a task force to complete the survey questionnaire, drawing on various parts of the company. SURVEY - Identify the location of information in the company. Departments which might be helpful in completing the questionnaire are the accounting, engineering and planning departments, divisons or plants.

Information your company's establishments submitted to the Bureau of the Census on Form MA-100 in connection with the Annual Survey of Manufacturers may be useful in completing the questionnaire.

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CONSERVATION CASE STUDIES This is a very important part of the survey because energy conservation by industry can materially ease the tight supply situation; case histories can be used by the NAM in assisting other firms to develop conservation programs; and it is important to demonstrate to government and the public industry's efforts to contribute to solving the energy situation.

INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS 1 through 5 These provide the points of reference through basic information on the company and its energy consumption.

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QUESTIONS 6 and 7 The objective is to determine the extent of energy shortages experienced by industry and the significance in terms of lost production and employment. This information is important to assess the impact of energy shortages on output and employment and the need for governmental actions.

Partial reductions and full interruptions of energy supplies which resulted in losses of production and/or employment. Do not include interruptions or slowdowns of operations resulting from other causes such as strikes or where production was merely rescheduled.

QUESTIONS 8 through 11 - This series of questions is crucial to assessing the extent to which industry can adjust to shortages in particular energy forms in the short run and the potential to shift energy sources in the long run. This information is not available on a major cross section of U.S. industry. Such information is critical to government decisions on allocation of energy response to minimize adverse impacts on the economy.

QUESTION 9 Focuses on the extent to which the particular energy form is critical to the manufacturing process. The aggregate information will indicate the limits to industry's shifting potential.

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QUESTION 10 Seeks to identify alternate energy forms and the time period and equipment costs which would be required to change energy source. Engineering estimates or previous actual experience may be used as the basis of cost and time estimates. Rough orders of magnitude are desired.

QUESTIONS 12 and 13 Both Congress and the Administration are studying the need for strategic energy reserves. However, no information is currently available on so-called "secondary reserves" held by industrial users. Foreign policy strategies, as well as regulation of the domestic economy, could be affected by assessments of these reserves.

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QUESTIONS 14 through 17 To date, no attempt has been made to systematically quantify industry's energy conservation achievements, potentials, or the costs of energy conservation efforts in the aggregate. This series of questions is directed at gathering this type of information.

QUESTION 15 Attempts to obtain information based on actual achievements and costs incurred. Where a plan has been recently adopted and results are not in, please utilize planned or targeted results.

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QUESTION 16 Seeks to identify the extent to which a select list of conservation measures have been used.

QUESTION 17 - Attempts to gather information which would be too complex to cover in a questionnaire.

This group of questions including the energy conservation plans and case histories is very important to assessing the potential for industry to conserve energy.

National Association of Manufacturers

Survey of

Industrial Energy Consumers

RETURN BY: November 15, 1973

TO: Stanley Berman

Natural Resources Committee

National Association of Manufacturers
1133 15th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20005

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