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Approved For Release ZOOO/09/06 : CIA-RQP79-00 8 0400M? UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250 7artment V 1550 January 27, 1975 Mr. Roger E. Neetz Agricultural Attache Amarican Embassy APO New York 09862 Dear Mr. Neetz: Enclosed is a letter to Professor Vorobyov. Would you please see that it is forwarded to him. Thank you. Sincerely, Is! John R. McGuire JOHN R. MaGUIRE Chief *USDA Waiver Letter In ERU File* Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400030004-7 Approved For Release -40QQL094QQES C ~ Z 00798A000400030004-7 FOREST SERVICE WASHINGTON, D,C: 20250 IN REPLY REFER TO 1550 January 27, 1975 Professor G. I. Vorobyov State Committee for U.S.S.R. Council of Ministers for Science and Technology 18 Lesteva Street Moscow - M 162, U.S.S.R. Dear Professor Vorobyov: This is a followup to the US-USSR Forestry Agreement and the October decision to exchange teams of scientists as the next step forward in carrying out the objectives of a cooperative program of forestry research. , We propose that we send two three-men teams plus a team leader to Moscow in May or June 1975. We suggest these teams be experts in fire control and forest insect research (Gypsy Moth.) The delegation would meet in Moscow for 3-4 days to develop further details of the fire control. and gypsy moth programs and they. split into two teams to review field programs, research institutes and control operations in the two disciplines. We hope that the teams .ould complete their program within 3 or 4 weeks. In the latter half of the year you would perhaps wish to send two or three teams to the United States in the areas of ecology, timber harvesting and afforestation. In fire control we would propose that our experts spend some time with Dr. Artsybashev of the Leningrad Scientific Research Inst_LILu e; with the Central Aviation Base at Purshkino; and with fire meterology groups at Urkutsk and Bratsk. In the insect area we suggest our team spend some time with the following individuals: Dr. P. M. Rafes and A. I. Vorontsov of the Laboratory of Forest Service, Uspenskoye, Moscow; Dr. I. V. Tropin at Pushkino; tr. G. A. Tin:chenko, Ukrainian Science Research institute at Kharkov; Dr. ','alert' Pristavko, Institute for Plant Protection, Kiev. You may know of additional places they should go to learn-of your forest insect program and the Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400030004-7 Approved For Release 000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798W 0400030004-7 2 the biological control of gypsy moth. If you prefer that we send teams in the other areas rather than fire and insects, please advise us. We look forward to a favorable response so that we can proceed to make the final selection of scientists and get the necessary clearances and approvals. We wish you and your colleagues a very successful year. Sincerely, /s/ John R. McGuire JOHN R. McGUIRE Chief Approved For Release 2000/09/06 CIA-RDP79-00798A000400030004-7 Approved For ReleasQJ000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798ApO400030004-7 U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Commission on scientific and Technical Cooperation U.S. WORKING GROUP ON FORESTRY J. R. McGuire (Chairman) Chief, Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture 12th and Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250 M. B. Dickerman Deputy Chief. for Research Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture 12th & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250 R. W. Brandt Assistant to the Deputy Chief for Research Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture. 12th & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250 L. Biddison Division of Fire and Air Management Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture Southwestern Region (R-3) 517 Gold Avenue, S.W. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87101 E. Ellwood Dean, School of Forestry North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 0. Traczewitz International Paper Company 220 E. 42nd Street New York, New York 10017 2/28/74 202-447/6661 202.-447/6666 202-447/6044 505-766/3002 212-490/6000 Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400030004-7 ` Abn(ovbd For Relase 000/09/06 ? UP-kdAF-9-0074RAD00400030004-t-~~ REVIEW OF STATUS OF PROJECTS 1. Energy R&D 9 projects. 2 (MHD and Superconducting) will be covered in detail by project chairmen, as among promising projects, next on agenda. Remainder essentially still in initial stages of project group visits and efforts to define and organize cooperation. :Specifics: Thermal.\power stations (TVA) - US project group visited USSR last Fall; Soviet group will come later this year. Hydroelectric power stations (Interior) - Plans being discussed for project visits this year. Heat rejection (AEC) - Soviet group will make first visit here this month. Air pollution reduction and wastEi disposal systems for thermal power plants (TVA) - Soviet group here last December; return visit by US group later this year. UHV/HVDC (Bonneville) - US group in USSR in February. Electric Power System Planning and Dispatching (TVA) Soviet group here at end of May. Solar/Geothermal (NSF)- Preliminary discussions when US team visited Moscow in January; 2 Soviet groups due here this month but 1 postponed to October; US groups due to visit USSR in August/September. pproved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798AO06400030004-7 Approved For Release.,20O0/09/06.:: CIA-RDP79-00798Aa 00030004-7 - 2 - 2. Chemical Catalysis 5 Projects. 5 US Research Fellows now in USSR for at least 3 months each. Will be discussed in detail later. 3. Computer Applications 3 Projects well defined, 2 others in process of further definition. US research materials sent; none received yet in return. Extensive schedule of visits over coming year, including attendance at some scientific conferences in USSR, developed by US WG Chairman (Auf enkamp). Soviet responses slow but recently more responsive; Aufenkamp is optimistic, in restrained way. One apparent problem: Soviet WG Chairman has been ill. 4. Water Resources 4 Projects. Beginning to move, although still sluggish. Problems on US side include personnel changes in Bureau of Reclamation (Interior),' which responsible for 3 of the projects. 1st project meeting held in May in Moscow; other 2 planned this stLinmer. Re fourth project--Cold Weather Construction (Corps of Engineers)--Soviets have proposed shifting to Energy area,.for bureaucratic reasons., 5. Microbiology 5 projects. Proposals to further define activities exchanged. Third Joint WG meeting began June 10 here in Washington. US Chairman believes should not be too hard to reach agreement and is hopeful that some joint work can soon ~~^^ begin. NSF fully prepared to fund. ? '`-'Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400030004-7 Approved For Relaage?2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-007 aa00400030004-7 - 3 - 6. Science Policy 4 projects. Dr. Beckler will describe later in agenda. 7. S&T Information .3 projects. Project teams have been organized on US side, and are developing specific program plans to send to Soviet side this month. Joint WG to meet in Moscow in September to review and approve project plans, so work can then begin. One project group will also meet there at same time. 8. Forestry Research and Technology Soviet group had been due for return visit this month, but had to postpone. Now rescheduled for October. Nothing split into 2; Soviets have indicated agreement. much has happened. 9. Metrology/Standardization Also little movement. US proposed in January that ~LaQue will head US group on Standardization to visit Moscow later this month. 10. Electrometallurgy Soviet group here at end of May. Dr. Promisel will report on prospects. 11. Physics No information on whether steps have actually been taken by Soviet Academy to organize a "joint research organ" on problems of theoretical physics. Q 12. Zntel'lectual, Property Approved For: a ease 2000109/06 : -RDP79-00798A000400030004-7 US group still getting organized. Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400030004-7 Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400030004-7