The Environmental Development Plan (EDP) is one component of the DOE Program Planning, Budgeting, and Review cycle and is the basic environmental planning document identifying environmental issues and scheduling appropriate research and analysis for all DOE energy systems. As an environmental planning document, the EDP must set out a schedule for responding to the guidance of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The broad goal of NEPA is shown--an act requires the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The process, as implemented by DOE, to produce an EIS for a technology program or demonstration is expected to have, in chronological order, (a) an EDP with annual updates, (b) an environmental assessment (EA), a negative determination (ND) or a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), and (c) a final environmental impact statement (EIS). The EA is a decision-making document, because it details the expected environmental impacts thus allowing the decision between preparing ND or a DEIS. Public reviews of the DEIS are held for revisions before the EIS becomes finalized. In 1977, Argonne National Lab. developed a pilot EDP for electric vehicles. This was done to demonstrate the EDP process (one had never been written for any technology) and to identify EV issues and resolution strategies. During the summer, a TEC Programmatic EDP was prepared for thirteen TEC technologies--Stirling engine; gas-turbine engine; constant-speed accessory-drive system; bottoming cycle for heavy-duty trucks; continuously variable transmission; new hydrocarbons--broad-cut petroleum fuels; alcohol fuels; synthetic fuels; advanced fuels--hydrogen; electric vehicles; hybrid vehicles; pipeline bottoming cycle; and stratified-charge concept.

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    Argonne National Laboratory

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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Bernard III, M J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-7805102-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM