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FY 2005 Appropriations for Science programs within the Department of Energy
(numbers are in millions)
|DOE||FY 2004 Omnibus||FY 2005 Request||% change FY04 vs FY05||FY05 House||% change FY04 vs House||FY05 Final||
% Change FY05 vs. FY04
|Office of Science:|
|Biological & Environmental Research||641.4||501.6||-21.8||571.6||-10.9%||576.6||-10.1%|
|Climate Change Research:|
|Climate & Hydrology||74.1||74.5||0.6%|
|ARM Infrastructure||31.4||31.4||no change|
|Atmospheric Chemistry & Carbon Cycle||37.4||37.7||0.6%|
|Terrestrial Carbon Processes & Ocean Sciences||16.4||16.6||1.2%|
|Carbon Sequestration Research||8.5||8.5||no change|
|Total, Climate Change Research:||142.1||142.9||0.6%|
|Advanced Scientific Computing Research||202.3||204.3||0.99%||234.3||15.8%|
|TOTAL, Office of Science:||3,500.7||3,431.7||-2.0%||3,599.9||2.8%||3,628.9||3.6%|
Notes on Omnibus Bill -- November 22, 2004
Congress passed the FY05 Omnibus Bill this past weekend during special session. The numbers in the tables above reflect the final bill numbers, but without an across-the-board cut of .8 percent that will be applied by the agency as required for FY05 by Congress.
Some language of interest in the funding bill for DOE includes the following:
"The conferees reiterate their support for broader participation by universities in DOE’s research programs, including exiting user facilities and potential new user facilities. The conferees are aware of the Office of Science’s strategy for future facilities. Where existing facilities provide capabilities critical to a new user facility, collocation is appropriate; where this is not the case, the location of new user facilities should be openly completed. Regardless of location, broad participation in design by staff from national laboratories, user faculty from colleges, universities, and industrial investigators and groups should be sought. All of these user groups must have access to these capabilities on a competitive basis. "NOTES on the House Markup (7/9/04):
The House approved the FY05 Energy and Water Appropriations bill on June 25, providing the Office of Science with a three percent increase over FY 2004. Within Biological and Environmental Research, the House recommendation provides "...an additional $75,000,000 to maintain the program at approximately the same funding level as fiscal year 2004, which included several Congressionally-directed projects." Although not called out in the report, Climate Change Research, then, would remain flat.
NOTES on President's FY 2005 Budget Request (2/2/04):
Overall, the President's request would provide DOE with a total $24.3 billion in FY 2005, an increase of 4.5 percent over FY 2004. Of that amount, DOE's Office of Science would receive $3.43 billion, a decrease of $65.8 million or 2.0 percent from FY 2004. Within the Office of Science, programs would be funded at the following levels:
- High energy physics: $737.38 million, an increase of $3.75 million or 0.5 percent from FY 2004
- Nuclear physics: $401.0 million, an increase of $11.4 million or 2.9 percent.
- Biological and Environmental Research: $501.6 million, a decrease of $139.9 million or 21.8 percent (this cut is not as significant as it may seem for BER's core programs, as the vast majority of the $139.9 million was made up of Congressional earmarks in the FY 2004 appropriations bill).
- Basic energy sciences: $1.06 billion, an increase of $52.9 million or 5.2 percent.
- Fusion Energy Sciences: $264.1 million, an increase of $1.5 million or .6 percent.