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The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve Appendixes

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The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve This page in the original is blank.

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The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve A Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve July 6-7, 1998 Washington, D.C. Monday, July 6, 1998 8:00 am Breakfast   CLOSED SESSION 8:30 am Welcoming Remarks J. Reppy and R. Beebe, Co-chairs 8:40 am Introduction to NRC   9:00 am Discussion: Committee Balance and Conflict of Interest   10:00 am Break   OPEN SESSION 10:15 am Briefing: Helium Reserve Facility and Study Origin Robert Doyle, Department of the Interior 11:15 am Briefing: Helium Commercial Industry Arthur Francis, formerly of Praxair and NSF Antarctic Program 12:15 pm Lunch   1:00 pm Briefing: Mineral Resource Economics—Issues and Scenarios Adam Rose, Pennsylvania State University 1:45 pm Briefing: Federal Privatization Scenarios and Policy Issues Tim Brennan, University of Maryland 2:30 pm Break  

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The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve 2:45 pm Discussion: Prioritization of Elements of Study Charge Reppy and Beebe 5:00 pm Adjourn   6:15 pm Reception   6:45 pm Dinner   Tuesday, July 7, 1998 OPEN SESSION 7:30 am Breakfast   8:30 am Convene Reppy and Beebe 8:30 am Discussion: Report Objective, Scenarios, and Outline   10:30 am Break   10:50 am Discussion: Topics and Agenda for Helium Reserve Site Visit   12:15 pm Lunch   1:00 pm Discussion: Topics and Agenda for Helium User Workshop   CLOSED SESSION 3:00 pm Committee Deliberation and Assignments   4:00 pm Adjourn   October 6-7, 1998 Washington, D.C. Tuesday, October 6, 1998 8:00 am Breakfast OPEN SESSION 8:30 am Presentations from the Helium Producers/Refiners (details to be set by them)   Topics: Producers'/Refiners' Views on:   The Meaning of the Legislation   Government's Role in the Helium Market and the Reserve   The BLM Projections of Supply and Demand for Helium   The Impact of The International Market on the Domestic Helium Industry   Plans for Future Helium Production   Other Issues of Concern to Producers/Refiners Noon Lunch with Helium Producers/Refiners 1:00 pm Planning for the Users' Workshop in December 1:00 pm Identifying Users

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The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve 2:00 pm Identifying User Issues 3:00 pm Workshop Structure 4:00 pm Draft Agenda 5:00 pm Adjourn 6:15 pm Reception 6:45 pm Dinner Wednesday, October 7, 1998 7:30 am Breakfast   CLOSED SESSION 8:30 am Convene Beebe, Reppy 8:30 am Outline of Chapter 3, Supply of Helium M. Miller 9:45 am Outline of Chapter 4, Marketplace for Helium M. Macauley 11:00 am Outline of Chapter 5, U.S. Federal Helium Reserve Beebe 12:15 pm Lunch   1:00 pm Discussion: Conclusions Beebe, Reppy 2:30 pm Discussion: Potential Economic Scenarios Reppy, Rose 2:30 pm Overview Macauley, Rose 3:00 pm Scenarios: Helium in the Reserve     1. Is Sold at or Above the Required Price     2. Stays in Federal Hands     3. Is Sold to Industry at a Price below Market Value     Other Scenarios   4:00 pm Adjourn   December 8-9, 1998 Washington, D.C. Tuesday, December 8, 1998 7:30 am Breakfast   8:30 am Convene and Introductions R. Beebe and J. Reppy 8:45 am Pricing of Helium Art Francis, AWF Consulting LARGE-SCALE INDUSTRY USERS 9:15 am Leak Detection and Purging of Rocket Engines Tom Elam, NASA 9:45 am Leak Detection and Purging of Rocket Engines Eric Stangeland, Boeing 10:15 am Break   10:30 am Superalloy Quenching, Premium Powder Production, and Welding in the Jet Engine Industry Scott Walston, GE Aircraft Engines

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The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve 11:00 am Laser Welding Dave Farson, Ohio State 11:30 am Discussion   Noon Lunch   SMALL-SCALE INDUSTRY USERS 1:00 pm Cryogenics Garry Ferguson, Oxford Instruments 1:30 pm Fiber Optics Production Siu-Ping Hong, Lucent 2:00 pm Magnetic Measuring Systems Ron Sager, Quantum Design 2:30 pm Coolant for Nuclear Reactors Mark Haynes, General Atomics 3:00 pm Break   3:15 pm Semiconductor Fabrication John Pilot, Intel 3:45 pm Cryo/Superconducting Electronics Elie Trak, Hypres Digital Electronics 4:15 pm Magnetic Resonance Imaging Phillip Eckels, General Electric 4:45 pm Discussion   5:30 pm Adjourn   Wednesday, December 9, 1998 7:30 am Breakfast   8:30 am Convene R. Beebe and J. Reppy RESEARCH USERS 8:40 am Overview D. Allan Bromley, Yale University   Inelastic Demand for Helium at a National Accelerator Facility Claus Rode, Jefferson Laboratory   Academic Research Needs Douglas Osheroff, Stanford University   Future Industrial Needs for Magnets Hans Schneider-Muntau, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory   Training of Future Generations of Scientists Peter Koch, SUNY-Stony Brook   Ground-Based Astronomy Needs Morris Aizenman, Astronomical Sciences Division, National Science Foundation   Small Users in Academia and NSF Recovery Program Douglas K. Finnemore, Iowa State University   Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Project Michael J. Harrison, Brookhaven National Laboratory Noon Lunch   1:00 pm Superconductivity Activities in Japan Don Gubser, NRL 1:30 pm Adjourn  

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The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve February 6-7, 1999 Washington, D.C. Saturday, February 6, 1999 7:30 am Breakfast   8:30 am Convene Beebe and Reppy   Discussion of Chapter 6 of Final Report Draft and Committee Conclusions and Recommendations   Noon Lunch   1:00 pm Discussion of Preface and Chapters 1 and 2 of Final Report Draft   5:00 pm Adjourn   Sunday, February 7, 1999 7:30 am Breakfast   8:30 am Convene Beebe and Reppy   Discussion of Chapters 3 and 4 of Final Report Draft   12:00 Noon Lunch   1:00 pm Discussion of Chapter 5 of Final Report Draft   3:00 pm Adjourn