[United States Government Manual] [May 30, 1997] [Pages 252-261] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]
[[Page 252]] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585 Phone, 202-586-5000 SECRETARY OF ENERGY Federico Pena Deputy Secretary (vacancy) Under Secretary (vacancy) Associate Deputy Secretary for Energy Programs Kyle Simpson Associate Deputy Secretary for Field Management Franklin G. Peters, Acting General Counsel Eric J. Fygi, Acting Inspector General John C. Layton Assistant Secretary, Congressional, Public, and Robert M. Alcock, Intergovernmental Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary, Policy and International Marc W. Chupka, Acting Affairs Assistant Secretary, Environment, Safety, and Tara J. O'Toole Health Assistant Secretary, Human Resources and Archer L. Durham Administration Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy Patricia Fry Godley Assistant Secretary, Defense Programs Victor H. Reis Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Christine A. Ervin Renewable Energy Assistant Secretary, Environmental Management Alvin L. Alm Administrator, Energy Information Administration Jay E. Hakes Director, Fissile Materials Disposition Howard R. Canter, Acting Director, Worker and Community Transition Robert W. DeGrasse, Jr. Director of Energy Research Martha A. Krebs Director of Civilian Radioactive Waste Lake H. Barrett, Management Acting Director of Hearings and Appeals George B. Breznay Director of Nonproliferation and National Kenneth E. Baker, Security Acting Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth E. Smedley, Acting Director of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Terry R. Lash Technology Director of Economic Impact and Diversity Corliss S. Moody Director of Quality Management Archer L. Durham, Acting Executive Director of Secretary of Energy David W. Cheney, Advisory Board Acting Chair, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Elizabeth Anne Moler ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Department of Energy, in partnership with its customers, is entrusted to contribute to the welfare of the Nation by providing the technical information and the scientific and educational foundation for the technology, policy, and institutional [[Page 253]] leadership necessary to achieve efficiency in energy use, diversity in energy sources, a more productive and competitive economy, improved environmental quality, and a secure national defense. The Department of Energy (DOE) was established by the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7131), effective October 1, 1977, pursuant to Executive Order 12009 of September 13, 1977. The act consolidated the major Federal energy functions into one Cabinet-level Department. Offices managing programs which require large budget outlays or provide technical direction and support are structured to reflect the principal programmatic missions of the Department: energy programs, national security programs, environmental management programs, and science and technology programs. The energy programs area includes the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, the Power Marketing Administrations, and the Energy Information Administration. The national security programs area includes the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs and the Office of Nonproliferation and National Security. The environmental management programs area includes the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, the Office of Fissile Materials Disposition, and the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. The science and technology programs area includes the Office of Energy Research and the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology. The Department's organization also includes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is an independent regulatory organization within the Department. Office of the Secretary Secretary The Secretary provides the overall vision, programmatic leadership, management and direction, and administration of the Department; decides major energy policy and planning issues; acts as the principal spokesperson for the Department; and ensures that effective communication and working relationships with State, local, and tribal governments, the President, the Congress, other Federal agencies and departments, the private sector, and the public are achieved. The Secretary is the principal adviser to the President on energy policies, plans, and programs. Deputy Secretary The Deputy Secretary acts for the Secretary in the Secretary's absence and assists the Secretary in deciding major energy policy and planning issues and in representing the Department before Congress and the public. The Deputy Secretary, assisted by the Under Secretary, provides daily management guidance and decisionmaking and coordinates the efforts of the energy, weapons/waste cleanup, and science and technology programs to achieve the Department's goals by delivering quality services to the public. The Deputy Secretary has primary oversight responsibility for the Department's energy, national security, and science and technology programs. Under Secretary The Under Secretary has primary responsibility for the Department's environmental and radioactive waste management programs, the disposition of fissile materials, and the Office of Worker and Community Transition. Staff Offices Field Management The Associate Deputy Secretary for Field Management provides centralized responsibility for strategic planning, management coordination, and oversight of the Department's field operations in general; and, specifically, for coordinating program and project planning, execution, and management assignments of the Department's eight multipurpose operations offices and two field offices [[Page 254]]
[[Page 255]] managing environmental restoration efforts. For further information, contact the Director of Resource Management and Services. Phone, 202-586-7438. Policy and International Affairs The Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs formulates and develops national and international energy policy, strategic plans, and integration of departmental policy, program, and budget goals; conducts integrated policy analyses; analyzes, develops, and coordinates departmental technology, environmental, and economic policy; leads the Department's bilateral and multilateral cooperation, investment, and trade activities; and develops and tests energy emergency plans so that the Department can respond to energy supply disruptions and catastrophic disasters. For further information, contact the Director of Resource Management. Phone, 202-586-2555. Environment, Safety, and Health The Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health provides independent oversight of departmental execution of environmental, occupational safety and health, and nuclear/nonnuclear safety and security laws, regulations, and policies; ensures that departmental programs are in compliance with environmental, health, and nuclear/nonnuclear safety protection plans, regulations, and procedures; exercises independent review and approval of environmental impact statements prepared within the Department; and carries out the legal functions of the nuclear safety civil penalty and criminal referral activities. For further information, contact the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Administration. Phone, 202-586-4704. Departmental Representative to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board The Office of the Departmental Representative to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) manages the Department's interaction with DNFSB as mandated by law, including achievement of the mutual goal of ensuring protection of public and employee health and safety and the environment by appropriate and timely resolution of DNFSB recommendations and concerns. For further information, contact the Departmental Representative to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Phone, 202-586-3887. Hearings and Appeals The Office of Hearings and Appeals reviews and issues all final DOE orders of an adjudicatory nature, other than those involving matters over which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission exercises final jurisdiction. The Office is responsible for conducting hearings, considering, and issuing decisions on appeals from orders of a regulatory or adjudicative nature issued by DOE components and requests for exception or exemption from any regulatory or mandatory requirements. Its Board of Contract Appeals hears and resolves appeals pertaining to contract-related matters. The Board may act as the Department's Contract Adjustment Board, the Financial Assistance Appeal Board, or the Invention Licensing Appeal Board. For further information, contact the Director of Management Operations. Phone, 202-586-6622. Economic Impact and Diversity The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity advises the Secretary on the effects of energy policies, regulations, and other actions of the Department and its components on minorities, minority business enterprises, and minority educational institutions, and on ways to ensure that minorities are afforded an opportunity to participate in energy programs of the Department; carries out policy, plan, and oversight functions under sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act relating to preferred programs for small businesses, disadvantaged business, labor surplus area concerns, and women-owned businesses; and administers the policy, procedures, plans, and systems of the Department's equal opportunity and civil rights activities. For further information, contact the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. Phone, 202-586-8383. [[Page 256]] Worker and Community Transition The Office of Worker and Community Transition develops policies and programs necessary to plan for and mitigate the impacts of changing conditions on the workers and communities affected by the Department's mission changes; ensures that those policies and programs are carried out in a way that guarantees fair treatment of all concerned, while at the same time recognizing the unique conditions at each site and in each contract; assists those communities most affected by the changing missions at Department sites by using the Department's resources to stimulate economic development; and manages a program for disposition of departmental assets. For further information, contact the Office of Worker and Community Transition. Phone, 202-586-7550. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board The Office of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board provides executive management to the Board by advising the Secretary of Energy on issues related to the Department of Energy and the Nation's future energy and national security needs, as well as analysis of scientific, technical, and research and development responsibilities, activities, and operations of the Department. For further information, contact the Office of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Phone, 202-586-8979. Quality Management The Office of Quality Management assists and supports Department of Energy executives and managers in their charge to implement the principles and culture of quality management within the Department. The Office provides information and technical assistance to departmental officials on customer identification, performance measures, measurement of service quality, process improvement methods and tools, and statistical analysis. For further information, contact the Office of Quality Management. Phone 202-586-5363. Energy Programs Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is responsible for formulating and directing programs designed to increase the production and utilization of renewable energy (solar, biomass, wind, geothermal, alcohol fuels, etc.) and improving the energy efficiency of the transportation, buildings, industrial, and utility sectors through support of long-term, high-risk research and development and technology transfer activities. The Assistant Secretary manages the program and facilities of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory through its Golden, CO, field office. The Assistant Secretary also has responsibility for administering, through a network of regional support offices, programs that provide financial assistance for State energy planning; weatherization of housing owned by the poor and disadvantaged; the implementation of energy conservation measures by schools and hospitals, local units of government, and public care institutions; and the promotion of energy efficient construction and renovation of Federal facilities. For further information, contact the Director of Management and Resources. Phone, 202-586-6768. Fossil Energy The Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy is responsible for research and development programs involving fossil fuels--coal, petroleum, and gas. The fossil energy program involves applied research, exploratory development, and limited proof-of-concept testing targeted to high-risk and high-payoff endeavors. The objective of the program is to provide the general technology and knowledge base that the private sector can use to complete development and initiate commercialization of advanced processes and energy systems. The program is principally executed through the Federal Energy Technology Center located in the field. The Assistant Secretary also manages the Clean Coal Technology Program, the [[Page 257]] Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves. For further information, contact the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management. Phone, 301-903-2617. Energy Information Administration The Energy Information Administration is responsible for the timely and accurate collection, processing, publication, and distribution of data in the areas of energy resource reserves, energy production, demand, consumption, distribution, and technology. The Administration performs analyses of energy data to assist government and nongovernment users in understanding energy trends. Analyses are prepared on complex, long-term energy trends and the impacts of energy trends on regional and industrial sectors. Special purpose analyses are prepared involving competition within the energy industries, the capital/financial structure of energy companies, and interfuel substitution. For further information, contact the Director, National Energy Information Center. Phone, 202-586-1185. TDD, 202-586-1181. National Security Programs Defense Programs The Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs directs the Nation's nuclear weapons research, development, testing, production, and surveillance program, as well as the production of the special nuclear materials used by the weapons program within the Department, and management of defense nuclear waste and byproducts. The Office ensures the technology base for the surety, reliability, military effectiveness, and credibility of the nuclear weapon stockpile. The Office also manages research in inertial confinement fusion. For further information, contact the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Support. Phone, 301-903-4016. Nonproliferation and National Security The Office of Nonproliferation and National Security ensures that intelligence information requirements of the Secretary and senior departmental policymakers are met and that the Department's technical, analytical, and research expertise is made available to support U.S. intelligence efforts. The Office directs the development of the Department's policy, plans, procedures, and research and development activities relating to arms control, nonproliferation, export controls and safeguard activities; safeguards and secures classified information and protects departmental and DOE contractor facilities and installations; manages the Department's Emergency Management System, which responds to and mitigates the consequences resulting from operational, energy, and continuity-of-Government emergencies; manages a personnel security program for sensitive positions within the Department; and provides threat assessments and support to headquarters and field offices. For further information, contact the Director of Resource Management. Phone, 202-586-4544. Environmental Management Programs Environmental Management The Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management provides program policy guidance and manages the assessment and cleanup of inactive waste sites and facilities, directs a program in safe and effective waste management operations, and develops and implements an aggressive applied waste research and development program to provide innovative environmental technologies that yield permanent disposal solutions at reduced costs. The Office provides centralized management for the Department for waste management operations, and applied research and development programs and activities, including environmental restoration and waste management program policy and guidance to DOE field offices in these areas, and develops plans for the handling, storage, treatment, or disposal of DOE waste material. For further information, contact the Director of Administrative Services. Phone, 202-586-2661. Civilian Radioactive Waste Management The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste [[Page 258]] Management has responsibility for the Nuclear Waste Fund and for the management of Federal programs for recommending, constructing, and operating repositories for disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel; interim storage of spent nuclear fuel; monitored retrievable storage; and research, development, and demonstration regarding disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. For further information, contact the Director for Human Resources and Administration. Phone, 202-586-9173. Fissile Materials Disposition The Office of Fissile Materials Disposition is responsible for all activities of the Department relating to the management, storage, and disposition of fissile materials from weapons and weapon systems that are excess to national security needs of the United States. The Office coordinates the development of Department of Energy policy regarding these fissile materials and oversees the development of technical and economic analyses and related research and development for this effort. For further information, contact the Office of Fissile Materials Disposition. Phone, 202-586-2695. Science and Technology Programs Energy Research The Office of Energy Research manages the Department's program of basic and applied physical and energy research and development, as well as financial assistance and budgetary priorities for these activities. The Office manages the basic energy sciences, high energy physics, and fusion energy research programs; administers DOE programs supporting university researchers; funds research in mathematical and computational sciences critical to the use and development of supercomputers; and administers a financial support program for research and development projects not funded elsewhere in the Department. The Office also manages a research program directed at determining the generic environmental, health, and safety aspects of energy technologies and programs. The Office monitors DOE research and development programs for deficiencies or duplications and, in conjunction with the Assistant Secretary for Congressional, Public, and Intergovernmental Affairs, monitors the international exchange of scientific and technical personnel. For further information, contact the Associate Director of Resource Management. Phone, 301-903-4944. Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology The Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology manages the Department's research and development programs associated with fission and fusion energy. This includes programs relating to nuclear reactor development, both civilian and naval, nuclear fuel cycle, and space nuclear applications. The Office manages a program to provide radioactive and stable isotope products to various domestic and international markets for medical research, health care, and industrial research. In addition, the Office conducts technical analyses and provides advice concerning nonproliferation, assesses alternative nuclear systems and new reactor and fuel cycle concepts, and evaluates proposed advanced nuclear fission energy concepts and technical improvements for possible application to nuclear powerplant systems. For further information, contact the Director of Policy and Analysis. Phone, 202-586-6630. Independent Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission An independent, five-member commission within the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sets rates and charges for the transportation and sale for resale of natural gas, and for the transmission and sale at wholesale of electricity. It also licenses hydroelectric power projects. In addition, the Commission establishes rates or charges for the transportation of [[Page 259]] oil by pipeline, as well as the valuation of such pipelines. For further information, contact the Office of External Affairs. Phone, 202-208-0055. Field Structure DOE Operations Offices and Contractor-Operated Field Installations The vast majority of the Department's energy and physical research and development, nuclear weapons research and development, testing and production, environmental restoration, and waste management activities are carried out by contractors who operate Government-owned facilities. Management and administration of Government-owned, contractor-operated facility contracts are the major responsibility of the Department's eight operations offices and two special purpose field offices. Department operations offices provide a formal link between Department headquarters and the field laboratories and other operating facilities. They also manage programs and projects as assigned from headquarters. Routine management guidance, coordination, and oversight of the operations and field offices is provided by the Office of the Associate Deputy Secretary for Field Management. Daily specific program direction for the operations offices is provided by the cognizant Assistant Secretaries and the Director or program officer. Operations and Field Offices--Department of Energy ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Office/Address Telephone ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Operations Offices Albuquerque, NM (P.O. Box 5400, 87185)................. 505-845-6049 Chicago, IL (9800 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439)..... 708-252-2110 Idaho Falls, ID (785 Doe Pl., 83401)................... 208-526-1322 Las Vegas, NV (P.O. Box 98518, 89193-8518)............. 702-295-3211 Oak Ridge, TN (P.O. Box 2001, 37831)................... 423-576-4444 Oakland, CA (1301 Clay St., 94612-5208)................ 510-637-1801 Richland, WA (P.O. Box 550, 825 Jadwin Ave., 99352).... 509-376-7395 Savannah River, SC (P.O. Box A, Aiken, SC 29802)....... 803-725-2277 Field Offices Miamisburg, OH (P.O. Box 3020, 45342-3020)............. 513-865-3977 Rocky Flats, CO (P.O. Box 928, Golden, CO 80402-0928).. 303-966-2025 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Power Administrations The marketing and transmission of electric power produced at Federal hydroelectric projects and reservoirs is carried out by the Department's five Power Administrations. Management oversight of the Power Administrations is the responsibility of the Deputy Secretary. Bonneville Power Administration The Administration markets power produced by the Federal Columbia River Power System at the lowest rates, consistent with sound business practices, and gives preference to public entities. In addition, the Administration is responsible for energy conservation, renewable resource development, and fish and wildlife enhancement under the provisions of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980 (16 U.S.C. 839 note). For further information, contact the Bonneville Power Administration, P.O. Box 3621, 1002 NE. Holladay Street, Portland, OR 97208. Phone, 503- 230-5101. Southeastern Power Administration The Administration is responsible for the transmission and disposition of surplus [[Page 260]] electric power and energy generated at reservoir projects in the States of West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The Administration sets the lowest possible rates to consumers, consistent with sound business principles, and gives preference in the sale of such power and energy to public bodies and cooperatives. For further information, contact the Southeastern Power Administration, Elberton, GA 30635. Phone, 706-283-9911. Alaska Power Administration The Administration is responsible for operating and marketing power for the Eklutna and Snettisham Hydroelectric Projects in Alaska, including transmission systems serving the Anchorage and Juneau areas. For further information, contact the Alaska Power Administration, Suite 2B, 2770 Sherwood Lane, Juneau, AK 99801. Phone, 907-586-7405. Southwestern Power Administration The Administration is responsible for the sale and disposition of electric power and energy in the States of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Southwestern Power Administration transmits and disposes of the electric power and energy generated at Federal reservoir projects, supplemented by power purchased from public and private utilities, in such a manner as to encourage the most widespread and economical use. The Administration sets the lowest possible rates to consumers, consistent with sound business principles, and gives preference in the sale of power and energy to public bodies and cooperatives. The Administration also conducts and participates in the comprehensive planning of water resource development in the Southwest. For further information, contact the Southwestern Power Administration, P.O. Box 1619, Tulsa, OK 74101. Phone, 918-581-7474. Western Area Power Administration The Administration is responsible for the Federal electric power-marketing and transmission functions in 15 central and western States, encompassing a geographic area of 1.3 million square miles. The Administration sells power to cooperatives, municipalities, public utility districts, private utilities, Federal and State agencies, and irrigation districts. The wholesale power customers, in turn, provide service to millions of retail consumers in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The Administration is responsible for the operation and maintenance of transmission lines, substations, and various auxiliary power facilities in the aforementioned geographic area and also for planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of additional Federal transmission facilities that may be authorized in the future. For further information, contact the Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 3402, Golden, CO 80401. Phone, 303-231-1513. Sources of Information Contracts and Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Activities Information on business opportunities with the Department and its contractors is available electronically through the Internet, at http:// www.pr.doe.gov/prbus.html. For assistance, call 202-634-4511. For information on existing DOE awards, call 202-586-9051. Electronic Access Information concerning the Department is available through the Internet, at http://www.doe.gov/. Employment Most jobs in the Department are in the competitive [[Page 261]] service. Positions are filled through hiring individuals with Federal civil service status, but may also be filled using lists of competitive eligibles from the Office of Personnel Management or the Department's special examining units. Contact the Office of Personnel. Phone, 202- 586-8676. Freedom of Information Act To obtain administrative and technical support in matters involving the Freedom of Information, Privacy, and Computer Matching Acts, call 202-586-6025. Inspector General Hotline Persons who wish to raise issues of concern regarding departmental operations, processes, or practices or who may be aware of or suspect illegal acts or noncriminal violations should contact the hotline. Phone, 202-586-4073. Office of Scientific and Technical Information The Office manages a system for the centralized collection, announcement, and dissemination of and historical reference to the Department's scientific and technical information and worldwide energy information. Contact the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. Phone, 423-576-1323. Public Information Issuances, Press Releases, and Publications For media contacts, call 202-586-5575. Public Reading Room For information materials on DOE and public access to DOE records, call 202-586-3142. Whistleblower Assistance Federal or DOE contractor employees wishing to make complaints of alleged wrongdoing against the Department or its contractors should call 202-586-8289. For further information concerning the Department of Energy, contact the Office of Communications, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone, 202-586-4940. Internet, http:// www.doe.gov/.