Appendix B

SITE VISITS, MEETINGS, AND INTERVIEWS

In the development of this report, various presentations were made to the Principal Investigator and National Research Council staff on DOE policy and practices related to the acquisition of fixed assets and environmental restoration. Telephone and personal interviews were also conducted with personnel at field offices, DOE Headquarters, and other organizations to gather information relevant to the study.

November 4, 1997

Discussions with HQ DOE staff

Richard Little, National Research Council

Tony Tavares, Office of Project and Fixed Asset Management

Topic: Background and origin of study

November 7, 1997

Discussions with HQ DOE staff

Richard Little, National Research Council

Frank Peters, Associate Deputy Secretary for Field Management; Michael Telson, Chief Financial Officer

Topic: Commitment of DOE and the Office of Field Management to the study

November 13, 1997

Discussion with House Appropriations Committee for Water and Energy staff

Lloyd Duscha, Principal Investigator

Richard Little, National Research Council

Staff of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee

Topic: Background and congressional intent of the language in H.R. 105-271

November 20, 1997

Telephone interview with Patricia Dehmer, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, DOE

Mike Greene, National Research Council

Topic: External reviews in energy research



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