The environmental planning and assessment process used by DOE Transportation Energy Conservation (TEC) Division is described, particularly its use in the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle (EHV) Systems Program. For the TEC Division, the major documents that are produced in connection with technology-specific projects are the Environmental Development Plan (EDP), the Environmental Assessment (EA), and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or, conversely a Negative Determination (ND). The EDP is an annual cycle document that is developed in step with the Program Planning and Budget Review cycle of DOE. It covers all the programs in TEC, providing concise descriptions of each project or technology. The major force of the EDP is the analysis of possible or expected environmental concerns that arise from each technology and a determination of the efforts required to mitigate adverse effects, while the technology is still being developed. The need for design modifications is identified before large commitments are made to specific hardware devices, or vehicle or roadway systems. Environmental understanding of the impacts identified in the analysis of the technologies is essential to determining the relative importance of those impacts. This document presents 22 exhibits to describe the process. The 18 TEC technologies in the EHV Systems Program to be assessed are the Stirling and gas turbine engines; constant speed accessory drive system; bottoming cycle for heavy duty trucks; continuously variable transmission; truck turbocompound diesel engine; gas turbines in buses; broad-cut petroleum fuels; alcohol and synthetic fuels; hydrogen; electric and hybrid vehicles; pipeline bottom cycle; medium-speed diesel alternative fuels; coal/oil slurry marine fuels; marine diesel bottoming

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    Argonne National Laboratory

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    Department of Energy

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

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  • Pagination: 31 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00191539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-7806104-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM