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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B1.3

Existing Regulations

B1.3: Routine maintenance
Routine maintenance activities and custodial services for buildings, structures, rights-of-way, infrastructures (including, but not limited to, pathways, roads, and railroads), vehicles and equipment, and localized vegetation and pest control, during which operations may be suspended and resumed, provided that the activities would be conducted in a manner in accordance with applicable requirements. Custodial services are activities to preserve facility appearance, working conditions, and sanitation (such as cleaning, window washing, lawn mowing, trash collection, painting, and snow removal). Routine maintenance activities, corrective (that is, repair), preventive, and predictive, are required to maintain and preserve buildings, structures, infrastructures, and equipment in a condition suitable for a facility to be used for its designated purpose. Such maintenance may occur as a result of severe weather (such as hurricanes, floods, and tornados), wildfires, and other such events. Routine maintenance may result in replacement to the extent that replacement is in-kind and is not a substantial upgrade or improvement. In-kind replacement includes installation of new components to replace outmoded components, provided that the replacement does not result in a significant change in the expected useful life, design capacity, or function of the facility. Routine maintenance does not include replacement of a major component that significantly extends the originally intended useful life of a facility (for example, it does not include the replacement of a reactor vessel near the end of its useful life). Routine maintenance activities include, but are not limited to: (a) Repair or replacement of facility equipment, such as lathes, mills, pumps, and presses; (b) Door and window repair or replacement; (c) Wall, ceiling, or floor repair or replacement; (d) Reroofing; (e) Plumbing, electrical utility, lighting, and telephone service repair or replacement; (f) Routine replacement of high-efficiency particulate air filters; (g) Inspection and/or treatment of currently installed utility poles; (h) Repair of road embankments; (i) Repair or replacement of fire protection sprinkler systems; (j) Road and parking area resurfacing, including construction of temporary access to facilitate resurfacing, and scraping and grading of unpaved surfaces; (k) Erosion control and soil stabilization measures (such as reseeding, gabions, grading, and revegetation); (l) Surveillance and maintenance of surplus facilities in accordance with DOE Order 435.1, “Radioactive Waste Management,” or its successor; (m) Repair and maintenance of transmission facilities, such as replacement of conductors of the same nominal voltage, poles, circuit breakers, transformers, capacitors, crossarms, insulators, and downed powerlines, in accordance, where appropriate, with 40 CFR part 761 (Polychlorinated Biphenyls Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in Commerce, and Use Prohibitions) or its successor; (n) Routine testing and calibration of facility components, subsystems, or portable equipment (such as control valves, in-core monitoring devices, transformers, capacitors, monitoring wells, lysimeters, weather stations, and flumes); (o) Routine decontamination of the surfaces of equipment, rooms, hot cells, or other interior surfaces of buildings (by such activities as wiping with rags, using strippable latex, and minor vacuuming), and removal of contaminated intact equipment and other material (not including spent nuclear fuel or special nuclear material in nuclear reactors); and (p) Removal of debris.

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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  • November 20, 2014

    245-16F Restroom: Major Repairs
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/20/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • April 24, 2014

    Rework West Hackberry 36” Crude Oil Pipeline Mainline Valves
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/10/2013
    Location(s): Louisiana
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • December 18, 2013

    Ground and Janitorial Services
    CX(s) Applied: A1, B1.3
    Date: 12/18/2013
    Location(s): West Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 17, 2013

    Davis-Parker 230 Kilovolt Transmission Line- Marker Ball(s) Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/17/2013
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • December 17, 2013

    Bryan Mound Substation Upgrade to 138 Kilovolts
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/17/2013
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • December 11, 2013

    Xeriscaping at Four Facilities
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/11/2013
    Location(s): Oregon, Oregon, Washington, Montana
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • December 4, 2013

    Curecanti-Blue Mesa 115-kilovolt Transmission Line Danger Tree Management
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/04/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • December 2, 2013

    Curecanti-North Fork 230-kilovolt Transmission Line Routine Maintenance of Right-of-Way Roads
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/02/2013
    Location(s): Colorado, Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • December 2, 2013

    Mission Support Alliance Annual Categorical Exclusion for Routine Maintenance and Custodial Services under 10 CFR 1021, Subpart D, Appendix B, B1.3 for Calendar Year 2014
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/02/2013
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • November 22, 2013

    Covington District Culvert Replacements
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/22/2013
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • November 21, 2013

    Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 238-H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 21, 2013

    Windy Gap-Granby Pumping Plant and Granby Pumping Plant-Mary's Lake (West Portal) 69-kilovolt Transmission Line Danger Tree Management
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 21, 2013

    Muddy Pass-Walden 69-kilovolt Transmission Line Danger Tree Management
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 21, 2013

    Kremmling-Windy Gap 138-kilovolt Transmission Line Danger Tree Management
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 21, 2013

    Hayden Communications Site Tower Removal and Parking Area Grading (Amended)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.19
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 21, 2013

    701-13G Wackenhut Services, Inc. (WSI) Repair of the Septic Tank Drain Field at Barricade 6
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 21, 2013

    Gore Pass-Kremmling 138-kilovolt Transmission Line Danger Tree Management
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 19, 2013

    Grand Coulee-Bell No.5 Dead End Insulator Replacement Project
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/19/2013
    Location(s): Washington, Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • November 19, 2013

    Akron Hill Communication Site Cable Project
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/19/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • November 12, 2013

    Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 724-36E
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/12/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 12, 2013

    Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 248-H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/12/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 12, 2013

    Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Building 735-13A Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) System Addition
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/12/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 7, 2013

    Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 704-L
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/07/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 6, 2013

    Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 731-2N
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/06/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 6, 2013

    Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 731-4N
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/06/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office