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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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  • October 21, 2014

    Laufer Wind Group NWTC Structure Lighting Tests; NREL Tracking No. 13-014
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.31, B5.15, B3.3
    Date: 10/21/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 20, 2014

    Recovery Act: Large Scale GSHP as Alternative Energy for American Farmers: Technical Demonstration & Business Approach
    Award Number: DE-EE0002824
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15, B5.19
    Date: 10/20/2014
    Location(s): Missouri
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 16, 2014

    Design and Field Testing of Manufactural Advanced Low-Cost Receiver for Parabolic Trough Solar Power
    Award Number: DE-EE0006813
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 10/16/2014
    Location(s): Vermont
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 16, 2014

    Project Automate: Enabling Automation for
    Award Number: DE-EE0006808
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 10/16/2014
    Location(s): Massachusetts
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 16, 2014

    Silver-free Metallization Technology for Producing High Efficiency, Industrial Silicon Solar Cells
    Award Number: DE-EE0006814
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 10/16/2014
    Location(s): Rhode Island
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 16, 2014

    High Volume manufacturing of monocrystalline Si Solar wafers by epitaxial growth
    Award Number: DE-EE0006809
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 10/16/2014
    Location(s): California
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 8, 2014

    Recovery Act: Direct Confirmation of Commercial Geothermal Resources in Colorado using Remote Sensing and On-Site Exploration, Testing and Analysis
    Award Number: DE-EE0002828
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1
    Date: 10/08/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 7, 2014

    NWTC-University of Colorado Unmanned Aerial Systems Wind Turbine Wakes and Radar Tracking Demonstration NREL Tracking No. 14-024
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.2, B3.6
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Date: 10/07/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 7, 2014

    FY 14 State Energy Program Competitive Awards
    Award Number: DE-EE0001073
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    State Energy Program
    Date: 10/07/2014
    Location(s): Multiple States
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 2, 2014

    Solar Decathlon 2015 – NREL Tracking No. 14-017
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Date: 10/02/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 30, 2014

    NWTC Strategic Aerospace Unmanned Aerial System Wind Turbine Inspection Demonstration NREL Tracking No 14-021
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.2, B3.6
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Date: 09/30/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 23, 2014

    Unobtrusive Multi-static Serial LiDAR Imager (UMSLI) for Wide-area Surveillance and Identificaiton of Marine Life at MHK Installations
    Award: DE-EE0006787
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 09/23/2014
    Location(s): Florida
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 23, 2014

    Qualifying EGS Reservoir Complexity with an Integrated Geophysical Approach-Improved Resolution Ambient Seismic Noise Interferometry
    Award: DE-EE0006767
    CX(s) Applied: A9,
    Geothermal Technologies Office
    Date: 09/23/2014
    Location(s): Nevada
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 23, 2014

    NeoGrowth Silicon: US Manufacturing of Solar Wafers
    Award: DE-EE0006806
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 09/23/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 18, 2014

    State Energy Efficiency Policy Benchmarking, Technical Assistance, and Sate and Local Economic Development Analysis
    Award: DE-EE0006546
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs
    Date: 09/18/2014
    Location(s): District of Columbia
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 18, 2014

    Rocky Mountain Solar Instructor Training Provider
    Award: DE-EE0005677
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    Water Power Program
    Date: 09/18/2014
    Location(s): Utah
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 17, 2014

    Integrated platform for optimized solar PV system design and engineering plan-set generation
    Award Number: DE-EE0006680
    CX(s) Applied: A9
    Solar Energy Technologies
    Date: 09/17/2014
    Location(s): California
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 17, 2014

    2 Meter Linear High Temperature Evaporation Source for High Speed, Large Area CIGS Module Manufacturing
    Award Number: DE-EE0006811
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies
    Date: 09/17/2014
    Location(s): California
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 16, 2014

    Manufacturing of Silicon Tunnel Junction PV Cells with Gen 8.5 PECVD
    Award Number: DE-EE0006807
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies
    Date: 09/16/2014
    Location(s): California
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 11, 2014

    Assimilation of Wave Imaging Radar Observations for Real-time Wave-by-Wave Forecasting
    Award: DE-EE0006789
    CX(s) Applied: A9
    Water Power Program
    Date: 09/11/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2014

    Subsea High Voltage Direct Current Connectors for Environmentally Safe and Reliable Powering of UDW…
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 05/09/2014
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 28, 2014

    Development of an Abrasion-Resistant Antisoiling Coating for Front-Surface Reflectors
    Award Number: DE-EE0006696
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Solar Energy Technologies
    Date: 08/28/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 28, 2014

    Selective Recovery of Metals from Geothermal Brines
    Award Number: DE-EE0006747
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Geothermal Technologies
    Date: 08/28/2014
    Location(s): California
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 27, 2014

    Geothermal Thermoelectric Generation (G-TEG) with integrated Temperature Driven Membrane Distillation and Novel Manganese Oxide for Lithium Extraction
    Award Number: DE-EE0006746
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Geothermal Technologies
    Date: 08/27/2014
    Location(s): Georgia
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 27, 2014

    National Community Solar Platform
    Award Number: DE-EE0006681
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
    Solar Energy Technologies
    Date: 08/27/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office