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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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  • March 16, 2016

    Chesapeake Light Tower - Sale of Real Property NREL Tracking No. 16-010
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B1.19, B1.24, B1.3
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Date: 03/16/2016
    Location(s): VA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 31, 2015

    MSA Annual Categorical Exclusion for Routine Maintenance and Custodial Services
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/31/2015
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • December 15, 2015

    Replace Oil Water Separators at Bryan Mound Caverns 1, 2, 4 and 5 - GFE (BM-MM-1203A)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/15/2015
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • December 15, 2015

    Replace Oil Water Separators at Bryan Mound Caverns 1, 2, 4 and 5 - Install (BM-MM-1203)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/15/2015
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • December 8, 2015

    Replacement of Bayou Choctaw Deep Well Anode Ground Bed Sites (BC-OM-1472)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 12/08/2015
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • November 24, 2015

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 246-H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/24/2015
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 24, 2015

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 705-H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/24/2015
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 19, 2015

    Recap West Hackberry Anhydrite Ponds (WH-MM-1334)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/19/2015
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • November 19, 2015

    Install West Hackberry Crude Oil Pipeline Temperature Monitoring System (WH-MM-784)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/19/2015
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • November 11, 2015

    Clean Bryan Mound Crude Oil Tank, BMT-4 (BM-MM-738B)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/11/2015
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • November 4, 2015

    Replace West Hackberry Raw Water Injection Pump Discharge Piping and Recycle Line (WH-MM-1106)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 11/04/2015
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • October 14, 2015

    CHPRC Routine Maintenance
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 10/14/2015
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • October 13, 2015

    Eagle Fish Hatchery Maintenance Funding
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 10/13/2015
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • September 28, 2015

    Big Eddy-Redmond #1 Wood Pole Replacement (Part 2)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 09/28/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • September 28, 2015

    Dredging of Bryan Mound Raw Water Intake Structure Inlet Channel
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 09/28/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • September 22, 2015

    Lone Butte Substation Erosion Repairs
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 09/22/2015
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • September 22, 2015

    B-922 Roof Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.15, B2.1
    Date: 09/22/2015
    Location(s): Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 21, 2015

    Inspect Big Hill 48 Inch Raw Water Intake Pipeline (BH-MM-1200)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 09/21/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • September 14, 2015

    Dome-Wellton-Mohawk-Ligurta Line Maintenance
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 09/14/2015
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • September 3, 2015

    Nuclear Facilities Risk Reduction (JFRR) (4457 Rev.1)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B5.2, B5.4, B1.31, B1.27
    Date: 09/03/2015
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Y-12 Site Office

  • September 2, 2015

    Wautoma-Ostrander No. 1 Upgrade Project
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B4.6
    Date: 09/02/2015
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • September 2, 2015

    Benton-Franklin #1 and Benton-Franklin #2 Wood Pole Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 09/02/2015
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 31, 2015

    Replace Bryan Mound Crude Oil Closed Drain System at Meter Skid (BM-MM-805)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • August 31, 2015

    Prepping/Painting Exterior Walls of 105-K, 704-K
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 31, 2015

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 713-2N
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/31/2015
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office