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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: A9

Existing Regulations

A9: Information gathering, analysis, and dissemination
Information gathering (including, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, site visits, and audits), data analysis (including, but not limited to, computer modeling), document preparation (including, but not limited to, conceptual design, feasibility studies, and analytical energy supply and demand studies), and information dissemination (including, but not limited to, document publication and distribution, and classroom training and informational programs), but not including site characterization or environmental monitoring. (See also B3.1 of appendix B to this subpart.)

Previous Regulations

Categorical Exclusion Determinations dated before November 14th, 2011 were issued under previous DOE NEPA regulations. See the Notice of Final Rulemaking (76 FR 63763, 10/13/2011) for information changes to this categorical exclusion.

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  • September 1, 2015

    Brittle Fracture Wafering of Silicon Ingots for Low Cost, High Efficiency c-Si Solar Cells

    Award Number: DE-EE0007192
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 09/01/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 1, 2015

    Low-Cost Wireless Voltage & Current Monitoring of the Distribution Grid

    Award Number: DE-EE0007195
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 09/01/2015
    Location(s): MD
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    PACE: Producing Algae for Co-products and Energy
    Award Number: DE-EE0007089
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    PSA: PACE Solar Accelerator
    Award Number: DE-EE0007196
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    RPM Solar Asset Management Software
    Award Number: DE-EE0007202
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    OpACT Solar Business Analytics
    Award Number: DE-EE0007198
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    Solar Receiver with Integrated Thermal Storage For A Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycle
    Award Number: DE-EE0007118
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): NH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    Development of an Ultra-High Efficiency Wide-Range Integrally-Geared Supercritical CO2 Compander
    Award Number: DE-EE0007114
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): TX
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    Software for automatic utility data collection for solar proposals
    Award Number: DE-EE0007184
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    Sodium Ion Expansion Power Block for Distributed CSP
    Award Number: DE-EE0007110
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): UT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    Advanced Trough with Lower-cost System-architecture (ATLAS)

    Award Number: DE-EE0007121
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.17
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 17, 2015

    Advanced Energy Tower, High Efficiency Receiver (AETHER)
    Award Number: DE-EE0007115
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.17
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/17/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 17, 2015

    SOLORRETINA ™ Crowd-sourced PV Data and Distribution Grid Analytics for High-Penetration Solar
    Award Number: DE-EE0007186
    CX(s) Applied: A9
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/17/2015
    Location(s): DC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    Demonstration of High-Temperature Calcium-Based Thermochemical Storage System for use with Concentrating Solar Power Facilities
    Award Number: DE-EE0007116
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.17
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    Advanced Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Cycles
    Award Number: DE-EE0007120
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): WI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    Standardized Drifting Noise Measurement Systems and Integrated Data Products
    Award Number: DE-EE0006786
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): NH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    THF Co-Solvent Biomass Fractionation to Catalytic Fuel Precursors with High Yields
    Award Number: DE-EE0007006
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 12, 2015

    Engineering Thermophiles to Produce Drop-In Biofuels from Syngas
    Award Number: DE-EE0007008
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/12/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 5, 2015

    Microchannel Solar Receiver Development
    Award Number: DE-EE0007108
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/05/2015
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 5, 2015

    Building Efficiency Technologies by Tomorrow’s Engineers and Researchers (BETTER) Capstone
    Award Number: DE-EE0007133
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 08/05/2015
    Location(s): GA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 3, 2015

    Regenerative Carbonate – and Silicate-Based Thermochemical Energy Storage System for Concentrating Solar Power
    Award Number: DE-EE0006535
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 3, 2015

    High Temperature Thermochemical Storage with Redox-Stable Perovskites for Concentrating Solar Power
    Award Number: DE-EE0006537
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 3, 2015

    Plug and Play Photovoltaics for American Homes
    Award Number: DE-EE0006035
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 3, 2015

    VOLTTRON Compatible Whole Building root-Fault Detection and Diagnosis
    Award Number: DE-EE0007135
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B2.2
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): PA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • July 21, 2015

    Wyandotte Integrated Renewable Energy Strategy – WIRES 2
    Award Number: DE-FG36-06GO086090
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.19
    Project Management Coordination Office
    Date: 07/21/2015
    Location(s): MI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office