The Federal Helium Program: Key Issues and Perspectives of Users

Elizabeth B. Woods (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations, Laws and Programs
BISAC: LAW039000

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The federal government has been extensively involved in the production, storage, and use of helium since the early part of the twentieth century. The federal helium program is currently managed by the Department of the Interior’s BLM. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Interior purchased about 34 billion cubic feet of crude helium for conservation purposes and to meet federal helium needs, such as for the space program and scientific research. Crude helium is a gas of 50 to 85 percent helium. While some of this helium was used to meet federal needs, most of it was retained in storage. The funds used to purchase this helium became a debt owed by the program. This book examines urgent issues facing BLM’s storage and sale of helium reserves and perspectives of users. (Imprint: Novinka )

Preface

Helium Program: Urgent Issues Facing BLM's Storage and Sale of Helium Reserves. Statement of Daniel Garcia-Diaz, Director, National Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office. Hearing on "The Past, Present and Future of the Federal Helium Program"

Statement of Timothy R. Spisak, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Hearing on "The Past, Present and Future of the Federal Helium Program"

Testimony of Kimberly Elmore, Assistant Inspector General, Department of the Interior. Hearing on "The Past, Present and Future of the Federal Helium Program"

Testimony of Rodney Morgan, Vice President of Procurement, Micron Technology. Hearing on "The Past, Present and Future of the Federal Helium Program"

Testimony of Brad Boersen, Director, Corning Incorporated. Hearing on "The Past, Present and Future of the Federal Helium Program"

Testimony of Gary W. Page, President, Helium & Balloons Across America. Hearing on "The Past, Present and Future of the Federal Helium Program"

Testimony of Dr. Samuel Aronson, Vice President, The American Physical Society. Hearing on "The Past, Present and Future of the Federal Helium Program"

Testimony of John Campbell, Former Member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve. Hearing on "Helium: Supply Shortages Impacting our Economy, National Defense and Manufacturing"

Testimony of Dr. N. Phuan Ong, Physics Professor, Princeton University. Hearing on "Helium: Supply Shortages Impacting our Economy, National Defense and Manufacturing"

Testimony of Walter L. Nelson, Director, Helium Sourcing and Supply Chain, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Hearing on "Helium: Supply Shortages Impacting our Economy, National Defense and Manufacturing"

Testimony of Tom Rauch, Global Sourcing Manager, Servicing and Aftermarket Solutions, GE Healthcare. Hearing on "Helium: Supply Shortages Impacting our Economy, National Defense and Manufacturing"

Testimony of Moses Chan, Professor, Pennsylvania State University. Hearing on "The Helium Stewardship Act of 2012"

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