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Chapter: A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve

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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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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

 

Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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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

Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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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

Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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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

 

Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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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

 

Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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Suggested Citation:"A: Agendas for Meetings of the Committee on the Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve." National Research Council. 2000. The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9860.
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The Helium Privatization Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-273) directs the Department of the Interior to begin liquidating the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve by 2005 in a manner consistent with �minimum market disruption� and at a price given by a formula specified in the act. It also mandates that the Department of the Interior �enter into appropriate arrangements with the National Academy of Sciences to study and report on whether such disposal of helium reserves will have a substantial adverse effect on U.S. scientific, technical, biomedical, or national security interests.�

This report is the product of that mandate. To provide context, the committee has examined the helium market and the helium industry as a whole to determine how helium users would be affected under various scenarios for selling the reserve within the act�s constraints.

The Federal Helium Reserve, the Bush Dome reservoir, and the Cliffside facility are mentioned throughout this report. It is important to recognize that they are distinct entities. The Federal Helium Reserve is federally owned crude helium gas that currently resides in the Bush Dome reservoir. The Cliffside facility includes the storage facility on the Bush Dome reservoir and the associated buildings pipeline.

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