The Resource Selling the nation's helium reserve, Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Selling the nation's helium reserve, Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Selling the nation's helium reserve
Title
Selling the nation's helium reserve
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Helium has long been the subject of public policy deliberation and management, largely because of its many strategic uses and its unusual source-it is a derived product of natural gas and its market has several anomalous characteristics. Shortly after sources of helium were discovered at the beginning of the last century, the U.S. government recognized helium's potential importance to the nation's interests and placed its production and availability under strict governmental control. In the 1960s, helium's strategic value in cold war efforts was reflected in policies that resulted in the accumulation of a large reserve of helium owned by the federal government. The latest manifestation of public policy is expressed in the Helium Privatization Act of 1996 (1996 12 Act), which directs that substantially all of the helium accumulated as a result of those earlier policies be sold off by 2015 at prices sufficient to repay the federal government for its outlays associated with the helium program. The present volume assesses whether the interests of the United States have been well served by the 1996 Act and, in particular, whether selling off the helium reserve has had any adverse effect on U.S. scientific, technical, biomedical, and national security users of helium
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.4766107510973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9660.H43
LC item number
U67 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Selling the nation's helium reserve, Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-114)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgment of Reviewers -- Contents -- Executive Summary -- Summary -- 1 Overview, Conclusions, and Recommendations -- 2 The Helium Supply Chain -- 3 Demand for Helium -- 4 Helium Sourcing and Reserves -- 5 Operation of the Federal Helium Reserve Facilities -- References -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: Statement of Task -- Appendix B: Biographies of Committee Members -- Appendix C: Meeting Agendas -- Appendix D: The Economics of a Typical Recycling System -- Appendix E: Auction Types -- Appendix F: Extraction Path Alternatives -- Appendix G: Executive Summary of *The Impact of Selling the Federal Helium Reserve* (the 2000 Report)
Control code
ocn670438893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 139 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309149808
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612787331
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
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278733
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not applicable
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.b25620460
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670438893
  • pebcs0309149800

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